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My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« on: Mar 12, 11, 07:51 AM »
Taken up card-making due to cross-stitching becoming difficult with my health and meds :(
Here are the 1st two cards (they have handmade matching envelopes too)  :-*
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #1 on: Mar 12, 11, 07:52 AM »
Here are the card no.3 and no.4 (again they also have handmade envelopes) :-*
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #2 on: Mar 12, 11, 09:06 AM »
Those are rather good... and there's a market for things like that.

Do you have an Etsy account? If not, maybe you should...

http://www.etsy.com/

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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #3 on: Mar 12, 11, 09:12 AM »
Thankyou  :tnx:

To be honest Richard I would rather keep it as a hobby :-*
Getting people to pay for them would put more pressure on me and take some of the
enjoyment and relaxation away that I get from doing them right now (if that makes sense)  :-\
Only started to make them "Yesterday" as goodies got delivered Thurs while I was
at 2 all afternoon hossie appts  :)

Here is the goodies pile I am using to make them, plus I have also found stuff from
around the house to recycle and use etc etc  :yup:

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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #4 on: Mar 12, 11, 09:21 AM »
Thankyou  :tnx:

To be honest Richard I would rather keep it as a hobby :-*
Getting people to pay for them would put more pressure on me and take some of the
enjoyment and relaxation away that I get from doing them right now (if that makes sense)  :-\


That does make sense.

You can get a huge range of suitable bits for card-making from Hobbycraft

http://direct.hobbycraft.co.uk/

And the nearest branch to you if you wanted a better look is at Meadowhall, Sheffield - there's a map on the site to help you find it.

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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #5 on: Mar 12, 11, 09:23 AM »

I would rather keep it as a hobby :-*


I can understand that... however if you end up with a load of them it would be a way to clear them and make room for more.  ;)

I look forward to seeing pics of the ones you make...   :yup:

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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #6 on: Mar 12, 11, 10:37 AM »
Thanks both :yup:
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #7 on: Mar 12, 11, 11:52 AM »
Wilkingsons also have a small selection of card making stuff,the wife makes them.
If there was a tax on brains, i would get a rebate.

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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #8 on: Mar 12, 11, 12:32 PM »
Thanks Handy - have seen some of their range a while back - but
haven't managed to get downtown lately  :-*

Here is a card I made for a special 5yr old (I think) little girl  :yup:
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #9 on: Mar 13, 11, 12:03 PM »
Those look great Donna, :tup:

it certainly wouldn't be as time consuming as cross-stitch, ......

next step will be scrap booking  ;)
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #10 on: Mar 13, 11, 06:17 PM »
Thanks Yvonne :D
Stocked up on some goodies from "Wilkinsons" today (THANKS Handy)  :flowers:
Got somemore loverly goodies  :-*

« Last Edit: Mar 13, 11, 06:21 PM by Brains »
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 11, 10:38 AM »
That will keep you out of mischief for a while,  :yup:   ;D
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 11, 07:00 AM »
Another card :yup:

And Yvonne lol  :flowers:
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 11, 07:10 AM »
And another card ;)
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 11, 05:34 PM »
I like the way that last one stands up...

That 'Thinking of You' bit... You could put a little calendar there.
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #15 on: Mar 16, 11, 09:17 AM »
You're sure having fun & churning them out,  :D

they're very creative, ..... I suppose they have different categories, ..... I can imagine Xmas will be a new challenge,  :D    :hat3:
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #16 on: Mar 16, 11, 11:29 AM »
 :tnx: Thanks  :flowers:
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #17 on: Mar 16, 11, 02:18 PM »
Card no. 9
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #18 on: Mar 16, 11, 03:07 PM »
Those really are gorgeous.

My daughter in law's mother used to make handcrafted cards and I know how much everyone appreciated them.

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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #19 on: Mar 16, 11, 03:31 PM »
Thankyou Fairyhedgehog  :tnx: :flowers:
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #20 on: Mar 16, 11, 04:48 PM »
Card no.10 - a simple Thankyou card :)
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #21 on: Mar 17, 11, 11:30 AM »
Card no. 11  :yup:
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #22 on: Mar 17, 11, 04:05 PM »
Card no.12 - a simple 5x layer decoupage car
Card stock is actually pearlised dark green
(sorry about the glare off the mirror card)
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #23 on: Mar 18, 11, 11:36 AM »
There's certainly a variety Donna:)

you have a real production line going there,  :D
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Re: My New Hobbie - Pictures Included
« Reply #24 on: Mar 18, 11, 03:08 PM »
Ooooppppssss even more card-making goodies got bought today lol
But in one shop the owners wife felt sorry for me lol
Apparently I looked awful, kept dropping stuff and tripping myself up with my crutch lol
But least I got loads of goodies reduced by her :yup:
But paid a visit to Wilkinsons and Rayman too and both of them had MORE stuff I wanted ;)
These photo's show todays haul :D

(excuse camera strap in one picture) :(
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