Thursday, 8 December 2011

I Know, I Know...

... I really am rubbish at keeping up with this!

Although I'm not on Create and Craft currently, there is always lots to do, especially at this time of year! I've managed to get all my Christmas Presents (I think a record for me!), but I am yet to wrap them. and I say this quietly - almost at a whisper...I haven't made my Christmas Cards yet...I know, I had all good intentions, making one a week, etc etc, but it just never seems to happen. Maye it will be like last year and we will just miss the last post for Christmas, or maybe I will get around to making at least some. We'll see - but do you know what there are worse things that happen!

The other thing(S) I haven't done are post the pictures from the Tim Holtz, and Looney tunes hours, and also a couple of cards from my hours with Dawn, which I have been asked to put on here. Rest assured Sarpreet - I promise I will do that, but the lighting is so bad at the moment it's really hard to get any good photographs! I'm hoping to invest in some proper lighting kit for when the natural light is low - or non-existent!

I also have some exciting things happening in the New Year, and with that in mind I ask for your help in answering a few polls which will help me immensely.  I'm really hoping to expand things in the new year, so if you have any ideas, suggestions or things you would like to see, I'd love to hear from you!

So with the fact that I haven't posted any cards for ages, here are three that I did using the Polkadoodles Magical Winter CD Roms. I hope you like them!

Well, as Porky Pig says, That's all folks. I promise I'll be back soon!


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous cards Clare, have voted in your polls
Lindsay xx

Helen Anderson said...

Love your cards Clare, good to see you back and have really enjoyed seeing you on C&C again! Can't wait to see what you get up to next.

By the way, I've only done two cards so far, and they were for a DT!
Helen xx

Fab said...

Gorgeous cards Clare, I think they should land on LOL I know how you feel about blog writing, I've been a bit 'slacking' recently. I should really start to update a few. Who's this Polkadoodle, never heard of it ? LOLOL (wink) X Fab

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely cards Clare. I love that Polkadoodle's cd rom. Niki's cd's are fab. Can't wait to hear your news. Hugs Jenny x

Chrissy said...

Nice cards. Love your shows and tips.
I am always struggling with ideas for my three teenage grandsons. Could you please show some ideas to help me.

Sarpreet said...

hi Clare, wow your cards are stunning. I love the craft look on your cards. The white dots around the border. Your colouring is stunning. I also struggle to take good pics in the dark, and there is not as many light hours in the day. I leave in the dark for work and come back on the dark. I got some pics of my own to take. So thank you for remembering the Me To You Cards, I really do appreciate it. I look forward to seeing them whenever you can.

I think the idea of craft workshops are great. At demonstrations recently I have been asked recently about workshops, or craft clubs. And I have left that to the shop to organise.

Also, I have wondered about you and how this is perhaps your sole income now. Have you approached any of your local shops and offered your services as a demonstrator / workshop tutor. Regular gigs of those are great for the morale and pay well.

I know there are so many little hours in the day. Have you thought about setting up your own online shop? Selling your cards. Cards that are well designed and unique, and stand out, do well. And I think you would. Somewhere like Etsy

Sarpreet said...

On the two cards at the back, is that real stitching. Wow!

Must dash to get the cake out of the oven! nearly time.

Sally said...

Hi Clare, I would love to see some of the Looney Tunes cards that You made. I bought the CD as I fell in love with some of your cards but can't remember which ones now :)

Fab said...

Totally adorable ! You're up on ! X Fab