Sunday, 25 October 2009

I finished a set of cards today

This evening I did a set of 20 cards for an order.
theres 4 different designs but I forgot to photgraph one of the designs!
They look sweet all ribboned up together. I think next time for an order like this I will not wrap them each individually in the cellophane wraps but make a box for them instead.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Busy night!

My papier mache doves were dry so added the string edging to one side now need to do the other side today

3 pen and aqua pencil christmas cards finshed off with a little glitter!

Then this green set is a set of 10 christmas cards
Just also had a look at kelly rae's blog and she is an inspiration check her out if you feel you need a little inspiration today.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Me and Millie "makin & bakin"

Today we started making some more christmas cards and also baked some cookies, thing is there is only a couple of cookies left and its only lunch time! Naughty us!
I ordered some magnets from a lovely ETSY seller yesterday and they arrived this morning I was amazed when i opened the package. Well worth taking a look at her shop via the link.
Anyway must make us some lunch or we will have no crafty energy later!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Woo Hoo having fun today!

These are 2 hanging birds I have made so far today

A finished penguin card

A finished rockin' angel card

Isnt she funny!?

And this is what the penguins look like out of the wraping cellophane

Today is paper mache day in my house, such fun, sainsburys had a special offer on paper mache glue, from £3.99 down to 25p!!!!!!
So I got a paper mache book from the libary and have started to make some birds that I am going to decorate for christmas! Oh the mess I love it!
Also made some cards yesterday Christmas theme aswell. A cute funny rocking angel and zig zag penguins.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Cards now for sale in the salon

My cards are now in my sister in laws hair salon for sale I made up a wicker box to look sweet with a bit of info and left them there yesterday when I had my hair done. They are also listed online in my MISI store but thought the more people that get to see them the more likely I am to get some sales. Also went to the local libary and got a few crafty books on paper crafts like paper mache etc. Got a good idea for some penguin xmas cards that i will try to put the "marti" touch to as the ones I found look a bit old fashioned. The books from the libary are from the 70's so bit out of date.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

2 car themed cards

Realised I had nothing for the boys in the rack so made a couple of "boy" cards
The cards ive made have been really simple I know but I think at the moment that I like simple it can be more effective.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

I have my stand!

My stand came yesterday took me a while to "origami" style set it up but i did and its now got my name on and filled ready to go! Also been making more cards with my little helper today! Added them to my facebook site marticratfs and also to my online shop.
Took things easy today as the bump is growing coming up 27 weeks now not long to go!

Monday, 12 October 2009

2 more cards for today

A 40th birthday card and a regular birthday card theres a little birthday greeting inside the "shoe" card. I have ordered a stand to display the cards in for sale its a cardboard stand holds between 40-80 cards so they are almost ready for the shop!
And thats it last bit for the day all packed up ready for supper

A Little Hut - Patricia Zapata

A Little Hut - Patricia Zapata

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new cards to be sold

Decided to change the flower note cards I thought they were too plain, so fiddled a bit with them.

I have the day to myself today as Millie is with her childminder so thought I'd get stuck into some more card making as my craft box is the ONLY thing I have not yet packed!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Christmas cards and others for sale on MISI

I have just made some more cards today and added them to my shop on MISI
We had fun making them and it fills the hours

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Cupcake cards finished!

Made 3 of each design cherries and hearts, they don not look much in the picture but they look nice in the cello wrap packets, I am getting a little pile now ready for my stall! Trading standards got back to me yesterday afternoon aswell giving me all the info, the only thing that might be scuppered from reading laws abd regs stuff is the rag dolls. Due to laws being so tight on childrens toys, I think you could sell them with a warning label saying this is not a toy. But we will see.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Monday continued....

My cupcake cards (not finsished yet)

More Claudia sketches

Millies Wombat


No work today

I am off of work today due to my childminder being poorly (get well soon!) So I sat down and make a plan! I made a list of the things that I would like to see on my stall and drew a few little pictures to remind me of the ideas, then sat and made then 5 cupcake birthday cards, My ideas so far are Aprons, Door stops, Draw string bags, Cards, Rag dolls, Baby bibs and cot sized Patchwork quilts and possibly Bunting.
I now need the materials to start, so a sewing machine, fabric, cord, and velcro squares.
And why does stamper ink take sooooo long to dry?
My friend Cara told me about heat embossing, and this thursday at the local Paper Mill shop they are holding a whole day of demonstrations, so thought I would pop along for a bit of inspriration.
I have 5 days left at my regular job before maternity leave starts and my problem is I am impatient; I have an idea and expect it to appear before my very eyes the very next day.
Im still waiting for feedback from trading standards so I might just email them and remind them of my queries regarding trading from car boot sales and markets.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Claudia cat

I started trying to think of a character that I could use to do some pictures with, these are just the initial pen sketches to see if I like her. I did some pencil sketches too. I decided to keep her in wellies no matter what she is doing (puss in boots kind of theme I guess) Im sure I can make her cuter than she is right now, will keep working on it.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

New cards

I have just made a set of 5 cards ink and watercolour of different flowers with their latin names.

This is a set of 5 christmas cards 3 of one design and 2 of the other.

I'm really enjoying myself. Its so nice to wake up and do something that interests me instead of thinking about my day job! I know we all need to make money blah blah blah but once we are in the new house and I have a sewing machine, a decent camera and a study things could really take of, i'm currently waiting for trading standards to send me a load of bumpf I requested regarding where I can sell and where I cant. I know I will have a 2 year old running round and a new born baby but even so im really going to see what we can make happen from home.