...years... since I first picked up a peel off and started to make cards... which means I would like to take a few moments of reflection to remember the reason why I started "crafting" in the first place. My little furbaby PoppyCat got really sick, she was only 7 but her kidneys had started to pack up and I had to make that Godawful decision that us pet owners have to take. Grim, being a wonderfully kind and intuitive bloke, knew that I would be at a loss what to do afterwards... so he ordered me a craft TSV from QVC... to make cards and take my mind off my loss. I know it sounds trite but this is true... there isn't a day goes by without me thinking about Poppy... she was so special and she saw me through some pretty dark times... it felt like she had seen me through all of that and then once I was happy and settled, it was like her work was done. I never thought all those years ago that I would be here, waffling away on that t'internet thing that I hadn't even looked at, let alone used... I never thought that I would have made so many lovely friends, never mind moving past the peel offs and decoupage onto using those rubber things that scared the pants off me! So, a public thank you to Grim for instinctively knowing how I would feel and having the foresight for knowing that this crafting thing would prove to be highly addictive - it has not only helped me through losing Poppy but also tons of other things that life has thrown this way.
So... on a more cheerful note.. blimey, after yesterday's post and then this today you will be reaching for the Handy Andy's LOL ... I have been getting inky and messy today! I made a deal with myself that I would make more cards this year ... I have to admit that last year I made very few, concentrating instead on wall art and... erm... tags! So, when it came to needing a card for an occasion, I had to scrabble around at the last minute. I am not going to get caught out this year so I am making at least two a week... that way I will have a nice stash of them when I need them. So far, I have made ones that are more feminine... so to rectify this, I made a manly blokey card... all the deets on how I made it are HERE on the Bubbly Funk blog.
I know I say this every year... I am turning into an old lady, that is for sure... but... who fastforwarded January already?? Two weeks into the new year already!!! And... erm... I suppose I ought to confess... one of the resolutions is well and truly broken... well, it was nice while it lasted - for all of two minutes. Yes, tis true, I have... let the Room of Stash get waaay out of control... to the point that Grim uttered these words yesterday... "where is the phone?"Me: "on the shelf above my desk"Grim: "It is like an obstacle course in there" Erm... yes, indeedily, it is... I am going to take a few hours this afternoon to tidy it up... seriously, I will... on the floor are some Tim stamps, some papers, some boxes (don't ask) and the contents of my Christmas Stash box... I know, I should be hanging my head in shame... but... I will do it... really, I will, I just have to get some ironing done... oh and there are those cobwebs in the garage that need defuzzing ROFL Thanks for looking... have a goodly day! TTFN
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I try to make original pieces of artwork and incorporate as many techniques as possible. I gather ideas by experimenting with all the crafty products I have in my stash and also from other talented crafters. I try to turn those ideas into something original for me to use on my artwork. I will always give credit to inspirational artists who help me travel on my journey through art and greatly appreciate anyone who uses my own ideas and inspiration to give me the credit for them on their Blog posts.