Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Back on track

I have had a wonderful day, getting lots of things scored off my list, and you know how happy that always makes me :) I completed one of the commissions I am working on for 100 Thank you cards, and delivered them to the lovely customer this evening. For these cards I used creative hammer wardrobe folding card for a company in England where I get all my card making goodies from, called craftcreations.

I also made some thank you cards of my own on Pablo's behalf! One for my Mum, she gave us a gift of money for Pablo's arrival which I have used to book a place for him on a puppy class, how cute! Another for our friends who have given us their little pup's crate, one for the breeder who we got him from, 2 for friends who gave him little toys and one for bo's Mum who wnet with bo to collect him.

This card I made for my Granny's birthday, she is where I think my creative genes come from. She is a wonderful painter, and taught art for years. For this one I made I made a paper flower and used letter transfers.

And this is a little wedding card for a friend, I used Photoshop and my tablet and pen and did a cake doodle. I really like it, it's plain simple yet fun! I have been working on some designs to use in this style for the shop, but just don't seem to have the time at the moment.

I really enjoy making cards using different styles and techniques depending on the occassion and its the same when I receive them too. Plus it has been great getting the creative juices going again and doing something other than cleaning up and washing :) I found this quote;

"Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread: "return to sender, addressee unknown." That's a shame because it's a whole other world out there--or in here depending on your point of view. "
Dennis Koenig and Jordan Budde, Northern Exposure, Roots, 1991

I have a vivid memory of a project we did at primary school all about writing and recieving letters, and we al got a ;ittle fold out book with stories and ideas for interesting ways to 'make' a letter. I loved the little book and kept ift for about 10 years then it disappeared :(

What is it about card/ letters that makes you smile?


Sophie said...

I love your cards, and my heart lept when I first saw little Pablo! I think my squeel give my boyfriend a bit of a shock!
My mum has a jack russel called Paddy and he was unbelievably cute when we first brought him home. He was a little terror though, very hyperactive! Needless to say, three years on he hasn't really changed but thats just the way we like him :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards, Laura! They are so beautiful and fun! I too like to spice up the way I make things! It always depends on the occasion and the person!

I think the thing about letters that makes me smile is.... Getting some long distant love. :) Yup! The pen is a wonderful thing!