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mumof2
05-08-2008, 06:31 PM
*sigh* (have we got a smiley for that?)

I've just made a card for my Uncles birthday on Friday, and I need to make a thank you card to give to my cousin that we're staying with when we go to Ireland.

I've been trying for the last couple of weeks to think of what to make but I just can't 'see' it in my head yet.....do you know what I mean.

I only have a couple of days left really to get it done - I think I may pop over to the craft shop tomorrow to see what I can pick up there.

Britchick
05-08-2008, 06:33 PM
have you seen this site?


http://www.scrap-maps.com/cards_cards.php

Britchick
05-08-2008, 06:34 PM
also have you looked at ukscrappers, they have a gallery.

mumof2
05-08-2008, 06:37 PM
have you seen this site?


http://www.scrap-maps.com/cards_cards.php

no i haven't seen that before, but it's in 'my favourites' now! thanks! :D

Johnie
05-08-2008, 08:03 PM
I am no help....my idea of the perfect card is to go into the local Hallmark store and spend hours reading every single one.

Tink
06-08-2008, 01:58 AM
For the Irish thank you card have you looked at some of the older Irish verses?

How about "Thank you" in the Irish? :unsure: 'Course you could always do a card with the faerie people. :yes: :D

I'm impressed by anyone who can make cards. It's a nice talent to have. :yes:

Taja
06-08-2008, 04:04 PM
I am no help....my idea of the perfect card is to go into the local Hallmark store and spend hours reading every single one.


You sound like my university roommate! I always told her she should just buy stock in the company! :lol:

Britchick
06-08-2008, 05:41 PM
could we have a sticky with useful craft sites to be posted in it please:yes:

keith
06-08-2008, 05:46 PM
could we have a sticky with useful craft sites to be posted in it please:yes:

ooo thats a good idea! if someone wants to start it, I'll make it sticky

mumof2
06-08-2008, 05:55 PM
i was hoping to make it today, but haven't got round to it - guess where i've been most of the day!! ;)

Britchick
06-08-2008, 06:11 PM
i was hoping to make it today, but haven't got round to it - guess where i've been most of the day!! ;)

lucky you, i am going to harrogate on saturday where there is a lovely craft shop;)

mumof2
06-08-2008, 07:29 PM
lucky you, i am going to harrogate on saturday where there is a lovely craft shop;)


my sister took me to a little one at Bolney nr Horsham a few weeks back - i could've gone mad in there but i contained myself! I'm not into card making big time - I just do personal ones rather than sell them, it's fun!

the lady that owns it wasn't there but apparently she does a spot on create and craft

Britchick
06-08-2008, 07:55 PM
oh right. do you scrapbook too?


this is the shop;)


http://www.afth.co.uk/

mumof2
06-08-2008, 08:06 PM
oh right. do you scrapbook too?


this is the shop;)


http://www.afth.co.uk/

no i don't but may try it at some point - i did think about doing a family one, when dh and I were younger, our wedding, boys being born - that type of thing.

the shop i went to is called www.craftyideasbykaz.co.uk (http://www.craftyideasbykaz.co.uk)

lisaw
07-08-2008, 08:42 PM
oh right. do you scrapbook too?


this is the shop;)


http://www.afth.co.uk/

Ooh that's Dyan's shop - she has some fab stuff on there! I love those 7Gypsies colour rub ons and those shaped naked chipboard books. Have a stroke for me when you are there :lol:

mumof2
07-08-2008, 08:45 PM
oh pooey, i didn't get the time today either.....i have 2 days left there is still time :lol:

Britchick
07-08-2008, 08:47 PM
Ooh that's Dyan's shop - she has some fab stuff on there! I love those 7Gypsies colour rub ons and those shaped naked chipboard books. Have a stroke for me when you are there :lol:

there is a workshop on when we're up there on holiday, wonder what jon will say:lol:

u know if i thought you'd actually use it i would get you one!!!

Britchick
07-08-2008, 08:48 PM
no i don't but may try it at some point - i did think about doing a family one, when dh and I were younger, our wedding, boys being born - that type of thing.



why don't you try doing a mini book and see how you like it, i like doing cards but i hate giving away my stash!!

mumof2
07-08-2008, 08:49 PM
why don't you try doing a mini book and see how you like it, i like doing cards but i hate giving away my stash!!


what's a mini book Britchick?

lisaw
07-08-2008, 08:49 PM
I haven't done any for ages :oops:I really need to get on with some - just wish I had somewhere to be able to leave it all out. I have 100's of puppy pictures to scrap as well now!

Britchick
07-08-2008, 09:03 PM
what's a mini book Britchick?

i will upload some photos of a couple of them that i have done after the weekend. I make them out of cardstock and you can hold them to gether with rings or glue them and you stick photos and put some journalling and embellishments in. I don't find them as daunting as whole pages.

here is a page with some ideas and instructions


http://www.scrapbook-crazy.com/scrapbook-album-instructions.html

mumof2
07-08-2008, 09:26 PM
thank you! that looks like fun - i will most definitely try it, when we get home i could make one for her with pics of our trip and send it to her - she'd like that actually.

my sister has made cards that are like books - this is a smaller version i guess, she's very clever and artistic so when she admires something I've done i feel quite proud! :yes:

mumof2
09-08-2008, 02:02 PM
hurrah! I made it first thing this morning......as there's no extortionate postage costs 'cos I'm bringing it over myself, well ~ see how high i made that daisy! :D I took 3 pics because i just wanted to! :ashamed008:

Britchick
09-08-2008, 06:18 PM
that's pretty:yes:

mumof2
09-08-2008, 07:47 PM
that's pretty:yes:


thank you, it's not what i originally had in mind but actually i really like it! Hope they do too....:lol:

piglet
10-08-2008, 12:55 PM
That's really beautiful, you should consider going into business :p015:

Tink
10-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Oh gosh! That is just lovely! That's the sort of card the recipient will keep in a treasure box. :yes:

mumof2
25-08-2008, 03:14 PM
That's really beautiful, you should consider going into business :p015:


Oh gosh! That is just lovely! That's the sort of card the recipient will keep in a treasure box. :yes:


awww thank you both very much - they loved the card which made me very happy!

hubby said the other day it costs me a fortune to make the cards, but i just take way too long to make them to be able to make it a business and i don't feel confident that they're up to that standard.