Tuesday, 8 March 2011

To Cheat or Not to Cheat?

In the interests of having a decent-sized stall at a craft market this coming weekend, I've been fairly absent (from life in general) and intensely busy making things to sell. (I can't wait to show you some of them!)

Because of the craft market's demands on my time, I have to confess that I did consider cheating on the Postcard a Week challenge by sending a pre-printed postcard. But at the last minute I thought that no, I really mustn't, and instead I will make this week's when I have time and inspiration next week, and send two at once.

So, cheat-free and with a clean conscience, I bring to you today a couple of cards that had to be made for birthdays just gone. First, in order to polish my little halo just that bit more, I'd like to draw your attention to how I said in my 2011 resolutions that I would only make cards from paper and materials that were no longer loved and that I won't use in any other crafting... and then show you a card which 100% fits the bill.

A little card for a music-loving friend, using scraps of paper, stamping, and a fountain pen ink cartridge:

Then I'd like to preface the next card by pushing my angelic side so that it's not so important that I didn't follow the resolution rules for this one: it's for my mum, and since we all know how special mums are, I confess that there were some materials used that were not in the waste pile. A long time ago I scraplifted a card; well, I had to come back to it. It's just too beautiful.

Well, it's back to the workbench for me. The craft market is going to be a joint (ad)venture with my crafty friend Chocodeline; let's hope we have bonne chance!


  1. Thank you for the beautiful card, I love the ice cream colours and the bling, (you were very generous!)it is just so pretty and the one that stands out the most on the shelf.
    Good luck with the sale.

  2. Bonne Chance! indeed - to both of you. I hope you take a photo of your stall.

  3. i love your postcards - do you really put them in the mail or hand deliver them? good luck at the craft fair. i can't wait to see your wares.

  4. Your cards are beautiful. Good luck with the craft stall, I can't wait to see what you made

  5. crafty friend, good luck :)

    oh and your cards are beautiful, as always xx

  6. Gorgeous cards, I would never have thought of using an ink cartridge on a backing. It works so well.

    Hope your craft fair went well :)