I thought I'd show you one of my recent creations, one which I'm actually not 100% happy with.... because I can't write very neatly (I can't draw either, in case you were wondering!). I often think that I ruin my cards by writing inside them! At least with the outside, with the magic of stamps, I can usually create things that are pleasing to the eye. Here though, I actually didn't do any stamping, for a change. Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE punch art. I'm totally addicted to my punches. I've got a lot of them, too!
This is the card I created for my husband on Father's Day. I didn't have a greeting stamp that worked how I wanted it to, so I had a go at writing it myself. I was trying to copy the style of the words in the Family Phrases set, I'm not sure if you can tell that. And actually, this will show you how bad my writing is - this is my third attempt at writing the greeting, sadly! I'm not showing you the first two attempts - they went straight into the recycling bin!
My daughter wrote the message for Daddy inside the card. She can't write any more neatly than I can, but she has an excuse - she's only five. I've had a few more years on the planet in which to practice my handwriting!
The kangaroo was one of Heather's Summer's creations from a Simply Punches class, she's a Canadian demonstrator that I much admire. I really don't know where she gets her ideas. I mean, I have lots of ideas, but I haven't figured out anything new in the way of punched art yet. Oh well, maybe when I've been making stuff as long as she has, and as often as she does, I'll manage it!
I'm heading out of town this week on a short business trip (sadly, my day job gets in the way of my stamping sometimes!) so I wanted to show you this card at least before I run away. I won't be gone long though, so if you have any questions or want to place an order (don't forget about the September special!) just e-mail me and I'll get back to you soon.
Oh, some exciting news - I have been beavering away in the background as always - as of this week I'm now all set up to accept credit card payments via Paymate! If you're like me, you like to use the plastic money (I just got myself a new kitchen appliance with my reward points - love it!) so I hope that is good news for you. Of course, if you're more disciplined that me and prefer to shop and pay by other means, I am still happy to accept cash, cheques and bank deposits too.
Even more exciting news: I'm still working out the details, but I'll be holding a World Card Making Day event at my house on Saturday October 3rd, so pencil that in your diary if you're keen. Prizes will be on offer! Keep an eye out, I'll be back soon with the details...