Quick and simple cards

As I continue to make cards for the charity at my place of work – Neurocare – I made a whole bunch yesterday. Why so many at one time? Well, I have just been away for a couple of weeks to beautiful Quebec City – and wasn’t able to do much crafting. The sights in that city are amazing, the food is superb – and the people very friendly, but not time for crafting as enjoying getting out and about there.

So on my return, I had a lot of card making mojo to express. You may have noticed a change in the style of cards from my previous blog posts – I have become better at my stamping! In part to the quality of products I use now, also by enjoying playing with my ‘MISTI’ stamping tool – and wanting to make quicker and more simpler cards for the charity.

I have put one of my recent cards which has a lot of die cutting on there, using the Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions dies with glitter, but the others are using a lot of stamping, trying out a variety of colours and images, using a masking technique on the tulip cards, and generally playing around with the stamps I have accrued over the past few months.

Most of the Stamp sets are from Altenew – love those stamps, especially the layering stamps, and their ink pads are ideal as they tend to come in a set of four for the mini inks – which all tone together and create the ideal colour and tone for the layering stamps.

As you can also see, there are a couple of stamp sets from Altenew all about coffee, and I thought they make ideal quick cards for saying hello to someone, for sending a card just because you can, almost like sending a little note.

There are also cards made form stamps and inks from ‘Stampin up’. This company has many, many stamps and inks and cards which are of good quality, and makes it quite difficult to choose what you want. I did have a day at my house with some friends and a ‘Stampin up’ demonstrator, playing with several stamp and die cutting sets. Even the none crafters enjoyed their time.

One other card – the wreath card – is made from a box I ordered from Stamp Nation. Though the postage and customs from the USA added an extra £15.00 (!!) the collection is fabulous to play with.

So – a very crafty day yesterday. Highly enjoyable, peaceful, and I think I created a good bunch for the charity to sell.