Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Piles of Thank You cards

Since Christmas our house has seen - 3 chest infections, a sinus infection, 2 throat infections, 2 vomiting bugs and a chest infection.  We have had 4 lots of antibiotics and one child is still sick!  Needless to say I am so over this sickness and crafting was the last thing on my mind.  The first full weekend of the new year we ventured to our holiday home and I packed a craft bag, with really good intentions, but when the fire is lit and the house is warm and cosy, sometimes I fall asleep and no crafting gets done.

This time, the little one was not sleeping well with the end of her cough, so she woke a ridiculous o'clock one morning and I spent 3 hours keeping her amused in the kitchen to stop the noise from traveling to the sleeping family.  In an effort to let her play a little I took out my craft bag and while she ruined my stamp pads, wrecked my scissors and cut my papers up into confetti, I managed to make this card - and then a few more of the same design.

All products are Papertrey Ink and I just adore this card.  Simple to make, and I think I would be happy to receive a card like it.  PTI have some new stamp pads and from the first few uses, I like them and have the rest of the collection in my virtual shopping bag for when I can justify the expense of more crafty spending.  I did make 8 of these cards so I think that it counts towards using up the stash mountain, and saving money too!

I had the stamps out and made this card up too, it's a bit more grown up and it started off as a Birthday card but didn't look cheery enough for me so I finished it and made a different card that I will share soon.

As the kids were sick, and I had some family and other stuff going on I fell behind in my Crafty Bloggers DT work, but I am working hard to catch up and get back ahead of the challenges.  I uploaded 2 tonight and will share them when I can.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will try and get back early next week.... I think I might be featured on Melissa Francis blog some time soon too!  Yah!


sutty said...

Beautiful cards - love the stamps and all the ink colours - you can definitely justify some more - and let us know when your feature is too :)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wonderful card. I'm really getting into PaperTray Ink products. I like your Christmas card mini album. I think I will do the same. It is a nice way to display them. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Jordan-Lloyd said...

Hi Michelle, lovely cards and am amazed you can get time for crafty things at all!

fatmonica said...

These cards are beautiful.And what a gorgeous photo of your cat-a lovely memory.

smithmark said...

To express your love and respect to someone, thank you cards is the best choice for you. There are different design of thank you cards are available in the market.
Thank you cards.