Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Shrink Plastic Embellishment Mens Birthday Card

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The road to Heaven is paved with good intentions. I think that may be a misquote but still the general meaning is there. I do have good intentions to keep this blog up to date but hey, life shifts at some speed and sometimes runs away with me. I can't believe I haven't blogged for so long.

I have decided to take a bit of a break from work at present. (long story) and I am thinking about making cards in a more serious way and actually getting paid for them. A lot of decisions to make. Any advice gladly received. I know selling cards can be a bit hit and miss and it certainly isn't the easy option but I do enjoy making them and the recipients seem to enjoy receiving them. I don't have to decide just yet so watch this space.

I seem to be having a bit of a Martha Stewart time and I am in the middle of  making chutney today. Does it really need 4 hours? I made apple jelly this morning and  just as I was about to drain off the juice I pictured myself throwing the whole of the waste plus my jelly bag into the rubbish bag last week. Yes! you guessed it the bin had gone. Help. I had a quick trawl around the neighbours but no luck. Didn't fancy using tights. In the end I used one of those lace fruit bowl covers.The jelly seems ok if a little overcooked and the cover seems to have recovered well. The best of it was I was in Hobbycraft the other day looking at Jelly bags and nearly treated myself to one of those with a stand. Mine was just a bag that you threaded 2 wooden spoons through and then rested it over a bowl on 2 rice crispy packets. A slight problem as we don't eat rice crispies but you get the drift. lol

My brothers Birthday a couple of weeks ago. The brief from Mum was to make a card reflecting his hobby of photography.

I decided to do something a bit different and made a Criss Cross card. Luckily I had a picture of my brother holding a camera. The embellishments are from  MCS Men y Happy Returns Graphics programme printed  onto shrink plastic and cut  out. I had great fun 'cooking' them in the oven. I usually use a heat gun but this time found it much easier in the oven.I must say I will do that again as I had forgotten how useful shrink plastic is. I've had it in my stash for ages. A verse on the back and there you go. Mum and Brother both happy.

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  1. Love this card Sue, it's so creative. Whatever decision you make regarding your prospective card business, good luck. Jools. xxx

  2. Great card, Susy. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x