Remember the little wooden houses I bought back in July? Well, I have teamed one up with the fab Hunkydory Twilight Kingdom papers that I bought in June to make this New Home Card. The paper backgrounds have proved to be very versatile, helping to make birthday, pagan, mermaid and even wedding cards!
I don't often find craft stuff at car boot sales, but this week I found not one, but two stalls with loads of things! One was from a lady who was clearing out stuff, so she could go and buy some more, the other from a friend of a lady who was too ill to craft any more.
I picked up loads of patterned papers (including an unused 12 x 12 pad), die cuts, stamps, flowers, ribbons, kits and heaps of Buzzcraft and Hunkydory toppers!
From just that one Buzzcraft Garden Blossom Delux mat sheet on the right of the photo, I have made these 5 cards already!
I bought 3 pots of gilding wax a couple of years ago at a Papercraft fair, but apart from decorating some wooden shapes, have never used then and they languished at the back of the shelf
I then spotted someone demonstrating using them on a piece of embossed black card, whilst flicking through the crafting channels on TV, and was impressed with the effect they had! I dug mine out and had a play.
The 3 colours I have are lavender, teal and spring green - but now I am very temped to get silver and gold in time for the Christmas makes.
I get carried away and make so many cards, that I often donate some to charity. Recently they have gone to the local hospice and animal rescue charities, but at the moment I am making some for Vasculitus UK, as a friend at work suffers from this nasty illness and often has to send weeks in hospital when it flares up.
Its one of those diseases that is difficult to diagnose because it has so many different symptoms and can change peoples lives forever.
We are holding a fund raising event next week and while everybody else will be baking cakes and scones, I will be selling my cards!