Friday, February 13, 2009

Card city!

Well, four anyway. Which is more than I've made in quite a while.
Luckily I made them yesterday before my mojo once again left me. 2 birthday cards, 1 V day (of course!) and a very early Mothers' Day card. The more observational of you may notice that I have clearly succumbed to the call of the Cuttlebug. I relented and spent the last of my Christmas money on it. And I love it! Of course, I had to get a couple of Nestability scallop dies to go with, but all in all, I am very happy.

It's the first time I've made cards since redoing my appalling effort at Christmas cards. I'm not over the moon about all four, but they have their bits of appeal.
I do love the lettering stamps (in the "always") - they were part of my Best of British Scrapbooking prize from Creative Expressions, as were the stems, the patterned paper and the pink ribbon. I thought I'd actually better make something with the stuff, rather than storing it neatly away under the bed or on the shelves.

The photo is one I've been waiting to take for a while. We have a fab Royal Mail pillar box over the road, and I've been waiting to get some decent snow to take this shot. The postie didn't make the pick-up that day :)


Trees said...

Ah the cuttlebug! I must admit to not using mine as much as I thought but I think that's partly because I don't have many dies.
I shall be putting it into overdrive in the next few weeks though, I am making my friends wedding invites using the little 'man' and 'woman' dies.
I am going to go to the NEC craft show in March and see what I can find there (they had lots of nestabilities)- also looking for stamps!

It never ends!
Good shot btw.

SarahLP said...

Gorgeous photo Sarah! Now why didn't I think to take one like that.. I have hundreds of snowy pics though, it was so beautiful. Your cards are lovely too! I will post my latest two cards very soon - one which uses the trusty Cuttlebug. Have you seen the blog Cuttlebug Challenges? Always lots of lovely ideas... MUST get the Swiss dot embossing folder!
S x

UKS: Smarty said...

Lovely cards - not got any nestabilities, I hear they are addictive!