I reconnected with an old friend that I hadn't seen for a number of years recently... She's one of those kind hearted souls that will do her best to help anybody.
This card is one of three I'll be posting over the next little while that are all baby themed... and all for her. She's helping me out by trying to keep me busy.
I'm still not quite ready to go into details as yet (if ever)... but suffice it to say that this is the hardest, saddest year I have ever had to face - and it will not get better. Not ever. Yes, I know it will hurt less in time, but trust me on this one. There is no coming back from it.
So... I'm sorry that I'm behind on my commenting yet again. I do save the emails I receive so I will catch up with you all just as soon as I'm able.
I rewrote my blog profile yesterday and coined a phrase that I'm not sure if I've made up myself or heard somewhere else before... 'Gluing my life back together one craft make at a time'.
Anyone heard that before?
Either way, it's spot on for me.
So... Now that I've given at least some sort of explanation for being MIA, here's a peek at my card. (He is called 'Peeking James', after all)...
This might not look much like a baby card to most of you. Young child? Yes. But baby?
They are really not my thing at all, so I've made them all 'Donna' style - and tried to make them all very different from each other.
You know... I was messaging a lovely craft friend of mine just the other day and bemoaning how long it takes me to take a photo I'm happy with. And I finally did it... took a decent photo where my square card looked square enough... and then realised AFTER spending an age editing it that the mini envelope on the card looked like it was falling apart. Which it wasn't... It's just that the top flap is actually not glued down in reality and it made for a strange optical illusion.
So I had to secure it with a spot of White Tac - just for the sake of the photo. It's a shame because now it's lost some of it's dimension. But at least in reality it's flap free!
I mess around a lot with different ideas (see photo below)...
After more than a week of staring at the New Arrival sign that I added to the card I still couldn't decide which one I liked the best... The before or after?
So I sent a HELP ME message to the same lovely lady I mentioned earlier and quite truthfully said I think I prefer the before - what about you?
She (thankfully) agreed with me.
But what about YOU?
Do you prefer the first or the second version of this card?
My husband and the woman I'm making them for both prefer the second...
Lili Of The Valley 'Peeping James'
Sentiments from Crafters Companion
Marianne Design/Collectables 'Tab With Text'
Woodware 'Scored Rectangle Envelope Punch'
Stazon 'Timber Brown'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Walnut Stain'
Challenges I'm Entering...
Challenge #155 'Anything Goes'
'No Design Paper'
Challenge #112 'Anything Goes'
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