Friday 16 January 2015

Purple 21st Birthday Girl Card

Hi everyone :)

Here's another card I made a while ago and haven't got around to blogging yet :) Put purple and blue together for the first time ever and really love it haha!

I'm telling you now, if I hadn't to have had some of the LOTV pre-coloured art pads, I would have been doomed - lifesavers they are! When you have a million and one cards to make colouring your own images is definitely not a priority any more :P Thought I would've forgotten how to use a Copic after the November/December I had haha. They're so beautiful :) And they make me use colour combos I might not have used otherwise, so bonus! 

Image - LOTV Fairies art pad
Papers - LOTV Petal Fresh/LOTV Promises
LOTV Sentiment Tags
Lace/gem from Ribbon Girl
Purple embossing powder
MS Doily Punch
Spellbinders die
Marianne Design numbers
Stickles, Liquid Pearls 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fab N Funky Challenge - Something New (new colour combo for me, and my Silver Stickles and Silver Liquid Pearls are new too!)
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Shiny and New (new colour combo for me, new silver stickles and liquid pearls, which are also shiny!)
Papertake Weekly - It's All New new colour combo for me, and my Silver Stickles and Silver Liquid Pearls are new too!)

Thanks for looking!
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Sunday 11 January 2015

All things LOTV wedding card

Hi everyone, I'm back!

Long time no see! 

In the run-up to Christmas, I was SO BUSY! I had 160 cards to make - in the space of three weeks. I don't know how many all-nighters I pulled, and no matter how many times I publicly broke down crying, the orders still came and kept coming. 
I guess it's a nice thing that so many people want my cards, but when it's not making my any money because I don't charge enough, and some of the people (not many, just a very small handful) just don't seem to care, the cost to me is my mental health and all of a sudden then, it's not worth it. I have had no time for anything except card-making, and it became a chore instead of fun. I was churning out cards I wasn't happy with and didn't have time to make them as good as I wanted to, it was awful. I went on holidays for 2 weeks in December as well, and ended up having to pack half an hour before leaving for the airport - and let me tell you as a list maker and huge planner - this is like my worst nightmare!!! 

So I'm taking a break from making cards for anyone but family and close friends for the next little while, and even putting this in no uncertain terms on my facebook page (I literally wrote "I'm not making cards or taking orders til March, thanks for the custom and maybe see you all again for orders then") the orders are still coming and I'm not good at saying no so I'm having to think about putting on my big-girl panties and saying no...not sure if I can do that though haha! I started making cards as I found it helps with my anxiety and self-esteem issues, but when it's causing more problems than it's helping with...I need re-evaluate things. 

Also my beloved cat Whitey is gone. She went missing on Christmas Eve and hasn't been seen since. Can't type to much more about it because I'll cry. I miss her :(

So here's one of the many cards I made during my hugely busy 2014 :)

LOTV Bonnets and Bowties Paper Pack
LOTV Quotables - Love
LOTV Wedding Couple Stamp
LOTV Vintage Sentiments - Occasions
Pink ribbon I bought in America
Silver embossing powder
Liquid Pearls
Diamanté embellishment
Coloured with Copics
Frantage powder

It seems like so many of the challenge blogs I used to enter have closed since I blogged last - makes me so sad :(

I'd like to enter this into the following:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New (wedding is a start of a new life, right?)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use something old/new (new start with a wedding, all old products) :)

Thanks for looking, and happy to be back!
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