Selling Cards……

I got an email today from my niece, Emma, who reckons I should sell my handmade cards online….. now this seed has been planted my mind was working overtime.  How/where/etc etc…

I have an Etsy account, but It’s not set up to sell things… the downfall there is that you have to list items in $ dollars.

I also opened up a Folksy account, but for some strange reason, I can’t for the life of me uploads any pictures.

My third option is Ebay.. yes I have an account, yes it is in full working order, it’s hooked up to Paypal to accept payments etc etc… great I thought, i’ll go for Ebay, stick one card on it and see what happens…

So there we have it… thanks to Emma, I have now listed a card on Ebay… which card? 

This card 🙂 I made it last week for the Dawn McVey Colour Challenge…

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 Here is a link to ebay where my card is listed

Sending Warm Fuzzies..

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It’s been an absolute age since I’ve made any cards, and thought it was high time I made some more….

I follow quite a few card making blogs, and over at Dawn McVey’s Blog she runs a weekly colour challenge… a perfect opportunity to get the creative juices flowing again 🙂

Here is the card I made …. the colours to be used are Chocolate, bright pink, cream and Kraft.

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A Friend…..

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I made this card for the Bitty Dots Challenge over at Nichole Heady’s Blog {Caputure the Moment} .. To celebrate the release of the new bitty dots range she is giving away the entire ribbon collection ~ an absolutely fabulous prize and to be eligible for a chance to win you have to design and submit a card… why not head over to her blog, link above and have a peek at this beautiful range of goodies 🙂

There is a lot of  lovely card making goodies at her shop Papertrey Ink and at great prices too!… Must see if they post/mail parcels all the way over to Scotland 🙂

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Colour Inspiration No. 37

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I have followed Kristina Werner’s Blog now for some time, this week I thought I would take the plunge and join in with her Weekly Colour Challenges…

The deal is you make a card or scrapbook layout with a colour combination that she  posts on her blog each week…  Here is my offering ….   🙂

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Anniversary

It’s our anniversary tomorrow, we will have been married for 18 years ! !  .. where did the time go 😉

I made the card this morning for my husband, whilst he was out working,  nothing too fancy, just plain and simple, and words that meant something, rather than just “happy anniversary” and I absolutely love the way this card has turned out.   Once it was finished, I sealed it in its envelope and placed it on the fireplace behind a big candle holder, slightly hidden, so he would get it in the morning.

In case your wondering why I’m posting this before our anniversary, what if my husband see’s the card before the big day…. I’ll let you all into a secret…

When he came home from work I had to type up a quote for a job he had just priced, I did this, handed him my laptop and left him to go print it out upstairs….

I went out into the back garden, my son was cleaning out the rabbits and I went to see how he was getting on… five minutes later, my husband appears, wraps his arms around my waist from behind and plants a huge big kiss on my neck, thanks for the card he says ………….arghhhh I couldn’t believe he’d opened it!

He had of course, completely forgot about our anniversary, let alone that it was tomorrow,  and thought I had made him a nice wee card, as I do from time to time.   

Before he came into the garden he’d asked our daughter, in and flap, what day it was… she said it was sooo funny, wished i’d been a fly on the wall 😉

So that’s why I’ve been able to post the picture of the anniversary card.

Cardtopia!

The crafty and card making side of my life has really taken off and has, started to take over my blog a bit… so I thought it might be a good idea to start a wee blog simply for all my crafty card making stuff.    I have spent the morning setting it up and sorting it out… if you fancied a wee peek, you can find it here..  🙂

Happy Easter Card – Duck in Boots

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I made the card above today to participate in the sugar nellie challenge over on the Sweet Sugar Challenge blog.    This is the first time i’ve joined in with something like this 🙂

The reason for joining in the challenge is was my daughter was on my laptop looking through crafty blogs whilst I was sitting making cards and she came across the above blog and said I should join in… so with my daughters help we chose some really nice papers and together we put this card together…

Soooo… the ingredients for this card are : –

Basic Cardstock from the paper mill shop for the card itself.

K & Co Sparkly Sweet Pink Reptile Flat Paper

K & Co Little Flowers Glitter Paper

Plain White Card embossed with the cuttlebug folder Floral Fantasy.

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Sugar Nellie Stamp : Duck in Boots (watercoloured with paints)

Tiny pink buttons from a papermania box set.

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Tiny pink flowers are American Crafts Greenhouse pink paper flowers

Americal Crafts Elements Premium Pink Ribbon

and a Happy Easter Sticker from the DCWV Springtime Stack 🙂

Because its Easter, and this wee duck stamp is kinda cute… I’m offering some blog candy … in the form of  a few stamped images of Duck in Boots ..All you have to do is leave reply to this post.. the first 3 names out of the hat on Monday 24 March 2008 will recieve their wee stamped images of Duck in Boots 🙂

Expecting a Baby Card

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I made this card this morning, its for someone at work who is leaving soon to start her Maternity Leave, the baby is due sometime in May.

I made this card using the following : –

Pregnant Bella Stamp (many thanks to Pink Chocolate over on UK Scrappers for the stamped image swap)

Yellow Cardstock from the paper mill shop, with faux stitching, achieved by pricking holes around the outside edge of the card and then I used a coloured pencil to draw the stitches in.

I stamped out the corner of the card that the stamped image is on using a fiskars 3 in 1 stamp (hearts)

Some self adhesive pale yellow ribbon and a couple of American Crafts Greenhouse paper flowers with clear rhinestones in the centres.