Thursday, 14 January 2016

Card making and one sleep left!!!!

One sleep to go!!  I am desperately trying to keep myself busy so I don't drive myself potty.

One thing I do want to do when we move to the new place is to make my own cards, for a variety of reasons.  Firstly, I love crafting and being creative but I barely have had time to do it on 2015, let alone been organised enough to even if I have had the time.  Secondly, it makes me think about the event and it actually means something to me, so whatever is wrote in the card, is from me, not from a mass produced card making factory.  Thirdly, it may not work out cheaper in the long run, but I will do this with my daughter and son, and the time spent with them enjoying a common interest, will be priceless.  I don't think for a minute that everyone I send the cards to would prefer hand made over factory printed, I know some people are not overly impressed with a jar of home made produce as a gift for example, but it will be made and sent with love and that's all that matters.

I plan to do this for close family and friends for all special occasions.  The first one is January 22nd when it is my truly good friend's birthday, closely followed by my daughter's 9th birthday in February.  I have already decided on what card I'd like to make for my friend.  I'll post pics when I get the items and start making it.

DD's birthday in February is being planned and of course, will be a little get together at home, our new home! 

16 comments:

  1. I make almost all my cards. No they don't work out cheaper but the whole process for me is relaxation. The hardest cards to make are for males! I cannibalise and reuse all cards friends and family save for me.

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    1. PS. Fingers crossed everything goes well for you tomorrow and that the weather is kind to you.

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  2. Tomorrow is going to be a busy time, I hope it all goes smoothly for you, I was get stuck into some card making today :-)

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  3. Be-careful once you send a hand made card you can never go back to purchasing them, I did not make many this Christmas as was told off by family, they look forward to see what I make them. Good luck for tomorrow, it's the start of the rest of your life. I can't wait to read you post of how you create your home.

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    1. How lovely to be known for something like that. Simple pleasures.

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  4. Hope that all goes well, and that you will enjoy your cardmaking. xx

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  5. By the time you read this you will be in the thick of it! Good luck, have fun and try not to get too stressed and can't wait to see how it all goes on The Big Day.

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  6. I hope that all is progressing smoothly, I moved from Lincolnshire to mid Wales almost 2 years ago. It can be stressful, thankfully mine went smoothly. looking forward to reading all of your adventures as you make this house your home.

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  7. I'm all excited for you!
    I hope all goes smoothly today.
    I would like to follow you but, couldn't find the blogger follow thingy. Meanwhile, I'll have to follow you via 'Doing it for ourselves blog.
    Good luck in your new home and adventure!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know about this, blogging is very new to me so I have no idea about all the gadgets you can use. I have added something but I have no idea if that's right!

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  8. Ah, that last sleep... Tomorrow will be busy for sure, but what a busy-ness ;)

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  9. WOW! Hanging on every word here - you certainly have my attention! Where are you moving to?

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    1. Sorry for the lateness of the reply, once we moved we didn't have any internet. We're in County Durham if you know it?

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  10. Hope the unpacking and settling in is coming along well.x

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  11. You must be far too busy to post anything right now but just hope all is going well for you all.

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    1. Thank you for your kind posts, it has been so worth it, it's been going great xx

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