Monday, April 30, 2018

I’ve been busy!

Making cards…

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and buying pretties to make ‘more’ cards.

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I try my best to use what I have but then I look at Etsy and see all of the ‘pretties’ that other people make. Don’t you love the tags and card making ephemera that Kristy makes for her Etsy shop HERE?

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I bought these and they are even prettier in person and so well packaged….oh and reasonably priced too!

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Tags and card are fun to make because they are quick and easy. And nice to have on hand to give to neighbors and friends.

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Have you done any crafting lately?

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

38 comments:

Betty said...

They are so pretty. I envy the lucky people to receive one of your beautiful cards. I am trying to get back into my sewing. I have a boho lap quilt that I need to finish.

Anonymous said...

The cards are lovely and it is so special to receive a unique, hand-made creation. Beautiful photo collages today!

Maggie said...

We've both been crafting this week making pretty things, I love finding even more things in common with my mosaic makers every Monday! Your cards and tags are wonderful, those tag ribbons are luscious, what do you use to make them?
Happy MM.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty! I miss crafting and I keep saying I'll get back to it and my watercolors soon! So fingers crossed I really do!

Sandra said...

they are really beautiful, no, i am not a craft person, i missed out on the craft gene

Weekend-Windup said...

Lovely cards:)

Snap said...

I love playing with paper and have started a junk journal. Mostly I've been "yarning" --- crochet and knit. It is almost summer and my hibernation time so I've loaded up the yarn supply! Have a fun-filled week!

Connie said...

You have been busy and these are so lovely. I want to get some crafting done, but right now I am knee deep in gardening. Our weather has chanced and the skies are blue and the temperatures are lovely for working outside :)
Have a sweet week.
Connie :)

Susie said...

Diane, I want to craft with you !!!! So many sweet things. The last thing I crafted was a gift bag....that is why I love plain brown paper bags.:) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such pretty ephemera! I love the collage designs. I'll ahve to look at this shop--thanks for the recommendation, Diane

Terri D said...

Your cards and those tags are SO pretty! I am not a regular crater. It comes and goes in spurts for me. I am in awe of your creativity!!

Pondside said...

Not much crafting going on here, but there are PLANS! Your cards are sweet. It must be so satisfying to create your own and have them on hand for just the right person.

Debby Ray said...

I love getting homemade cards...these are darling! I used to do some rubber stamping and just happened to come across my stamps the other day. Have been working on putting together a hand-tied quilt using a vintage quilt top that I purchased and backing it with a lovely sheet from the thrift store I found. Not getting a lot done...pretty much a rainy day project now that the weather is beautiful! Have a great week, Diane...hugs!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love tags, and I love the pretties you've made! I haven't been doing many crafts or drawing lately because I've been outside enjoying the pretty weather and gardening!!! :D

Lorrie said...

Your cards are so pretty. I'm not doing a lot of crafting these days, but I hope to get back to it one day. I did do a little sewing recently and that felt good.

Sarah said...

Your work is lovely. I haven't done any crafting for years. I still needlepoint, but that's it. Love seeing what you create.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your cards are so very sweet, I love all the pretties you find to use on them. I have been between projects lately - and looking around for something to do. I have the major pieces of the crazy quilt pinned together to make about a queen size quilt and have to jump in and hand stitch those pinned areas and then embellish and I've just not gotten started on it. So I started to crochet covers for beer bottle caps (and Mexican Soda caps) using purple variegated thread - I'll hand stitch them together in the form of a bunch of grapes - crochet some green leaves and make bottle cap trivets. It is fun and quick - and useful. We went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant last weekend and I asked if they had any bottle caps and they gave me a nice bag full of them - I could make dozens of trivets - though I doubt I will make that many. They said to come back after Cinco de Mayo if I wanted more - but I think I have plenty. Happy week ahead to you my dear friend. Our son is here from WV for a few days - Amazon flew him out here to receive an award from the company for some inovations he has made (he'll shuttle down to Seattle on Wednesday for the ceremony) and we are having a grand time. Hugs.

BeachGypsy said...

Diane my friend you make so many pretty things!!---the books, tags, cards, your pretty collages for your blog. I do so enjoy them all! You are very creative. Not many handmake their cards anymore that is for sure. I am one of the few I guess, as I make most of my own mother's day cards and valentines, (and some birthday cards) I enjoy sitting down and making them--I use lots of pictures in mine, bits and bobs of lace, ribbon, that pretty tape, all kinds of applique things, just whatever I can find or have saved. Yours are very very pretty and anyone would be happy to receive one of your pretty creations! I loved seeing the close up of the dragonfly in your previous post, very interesting!! And the post before that....oh my goodness, your ROSES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! I forget if it said??---how many do you have now? I just loved seeing them. Do you do anything special to take care of them?

Sam I Am...... said...

Such pretties! Thanks for the link to her store....I faved it as I am just getting into making cards and tags...like I need another hobby! LOL!
Your creations are so pretty...thanks for the motivation and enabling!

Vee said...

Very cute, Diane!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the cards! I am one of those who admires talented craftspersons immensely because I can’t do anything myself .

Jeanie said...

You HAVE been busy and these are just delightful!

happyone said...

Very nice. You are very talented and creative.
No, I don't do crafts.

Joanne said...

They are beautiful! I have done some crafting, but not for myself. Looking forward to getting my hands dirty with glue and paint soon!
Blessings, Joanne

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful hobby this is. I love the first one with the sweet doll. Your friend's tags are pretty too. Jess makes tags sometimes and uses them for gifts. Keep creating, Diane. It's such a talent. You're inspiring me to work on a craft project. : )

~Sheri

Nora said...

Makes me want to do crafts again, very lovely!! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. I really enjoy to come here and relax and see your photos and your ideas.

Jill Harrison said...

Enjoy your card making. It looks like you have a lovely collection of bits! Have a great week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Debbie said...

Beautiful....finding lovelies like that always inspire me!! I enjoy making cards, they are so special to receive!!

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
I love your tags! So pretty! I wish I had more time to play with paper!!! Ephemera! It's all so easy to obsess on!!! Kristy's tags are lovely too!!!
xx
Linda

bj said...

I don't do very much crafting....and I love seeing what others make. The tags are adorable.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh love the cards you made ~ very creative!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

The cards you are so nice. It's fun to sit down and have fun making cards and tags.
Thanks for sharing this at our link party.
Yes I have enjoyed these past few days with spring/summer weather. I can't wait to do some planting of flowers soon.
Have a nice end of the week and weekend.
Julie

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your cards are lovely, and thank you for showing your collages, they are great!

Hope your week has gone well, enjoy the up-coming weekend.

All the best Jan

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a fun craft! The cards are all darling, and so nice to have on hand :) Have fun! xx Karen

Carla from The River said...

32 HIKES!! Well done, you are on a roll this year.

I just finished sending out Graduation Announcements. ;-) I did use my stamping up Graduation stamp to spice up the envelopes.

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely cards. And I hope you're enjoying this lovely month, dear Diane.
Amalia
xo

baili said...

i agree that such a pleasurable hobby my friend!

your skills are shown so amazingly in your bright stunning cards
i truly loved the BLESSINGS!

BeachGypsy said...

HAPPY WEEKEND my friend, hope y'all have a great one! Have any fun plans? and yes of course you can borrow my bracelets ANY TIME, you and I sure like the same bracelets!! LOl