Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Acceptance Card

Welcome to another day of winter chilly bliss.  As I nervously go solo creating my first  unassisted post.  This being my second attempt, when everything I had typed went to √©rror' page cannot be found. 

As I look out my window to view blue skies the wind whipping around my largely monocrhomatic yard without a skerick of flower or rose, I realise that I pretty much like it that way.  And I tend to enjoy creating cards mostly in monochromatic tones.

This was an Acceptance Card for my dear Sister In Laws Wedding held earlier this year.  Cream with a touch of vintage was perfect.  I utilised the elements from my Monthly Challenge - Vintage Romance kit.  A mountain fold A5 Card with a matting of cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder.  The damask pattern on the left was from a vintage wall paper I rescued from an op shop when I was redoing a friends bedroom.  I created and printed out my own "Love" definitions distressing and inking the edges.  Then simply added a row of ribbon flowers topped with a heart.

A phone call I hurriedly cut short,  a you hoo at my back door I quickly send on their way, and even the craft package delivered to my front door I quickly accept and put it aside in the hope of finishing off my first solo post.  So fingers crossed hoping that I have clicked on everything I needed to.  Trying to remember the tags, labels and how to add pics.....I am sure with practice and a lot of time I will manage a half decent blog as I also learn how to take decent pics of my created cards before they are sent on their way to a new home and not just sit idly in pretty boxes....

Have a great day everyone....

Maree Long
Acceptance - that which we give approval to, that which we desire to include

Monday, 20 June 2011

Thank You Cards

Card making & Scrapbooking is easy in my own home and creative space. I know where everything is. In short, I am in my element. And all my bits & pieces, my papers & card stock, embellisments and inks are at my finger tips. And then, quick as a wink, a card appears.

But when it comes to putting up a blog, I find that I'm lost, and working it all out is foreign to me if not scary. That is without the help of a friend. Today I am in the home of a dear friend who easily grows on you. Let me introduce you to Margaret. A woman who is creative in her own right, with the graciousness and patience to hold my hand, showing me the ropes. I've a long way to go, and Margaret assures me she is only a phone call away if a get stuck. Which is good to know, just in case. We have worked together on other projects with much success & delight. And as a team today with Margaret leading the way - I think my blog is coming along nicely. Check out her own blog Dr Margaret's Treasure Chest and website Heartbeat Presentations.

This thank you card is a quick make. I just love using the daisy in this cuttlebug embossing and die set. Thank you cards feature often in my workshops, as a simple thank you can never be understimated, and I always have a few of these thank you cards on hand.

Maree Long
A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:27)