Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Winter Trees Thank You Card

I've spent the last few days having a sort out in my craft room.  I have purged.  A lot.  I have finally realised that if I haven't used it in the last 12 months or more then I'm not going to use it at all.  When I've had clear outs before I've always held on to certain things, telling myself  I'll be bound to use them.  I've been making cards and so collecting supplies for years now but I've recognised my style and tastes have changed.  There came a point when I had to be honest with myself about what I actually do use and just let the stuff that I don't use go!

I've been putting it off but now I am SO glad I did it.  It feels great!  It's so nice to be tidy and organised again.  I love that I don't have piles of stuff in my stash that I feel guilty about neglecting.   It was getting me down and it just felt overwhelming to have so much stuff.  I've got supplies to sell on eBay and I gave away loads to people in my local Freegle group.  They were delighted and I'm delighted the stuff has gone to a new home!  Edited to add:  my doorbell just rang and a lady that collected a bag of craft stuff was there with a box of chocolates for me, that was so unexpected and very kind of her!  I just hope that I've learned from this and will buy more wisely in the future!

So now it's back to creating cards.  I saw this lovely card on Dawn Griffith's blog a while ago and I wanted to make my own version using supplies I had.  I made my panel rectangular instead of round and I've added a photo corner with a  punched snowflake.  I've sprinkled glitter on the trees and ground for a bit of sparkle.  This card will go to our neighbours Kath and Jim to say thank you for their Christmas gift.

I hadn't used my SU! Elegant Thank You stamp so I inked that up for the inside of the card.  I inked the whole stamp in Marina Mist ink but wiped that off the flourishes and then inked those with a Night of Navy marker pen.

Stamps: SU! Lovely As A Tree & Thank You Kindly sets, Elegant Thank You stamp
CS: SU! Night of Navy, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue, Marina Mist & Night of Navy
Tools: Rectangle & square Nestabilities dies, snow flurry embossing folder from Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland folder set, SU! Photo Corners punch, circle punches, X Cut mini snowflake punch
Embellishments & accessories: Crystal ultrafine glitter, clear gem, circle twinkle sticker, Post It note for masking


1 comment:

Pauline said...

Just lovely, a serene winter scene, and love the decoration on the envelope too.