Friday, 18 October 2013

Getting ready for this year's Christmas fairs.

I've been so busy recently, there are some craft markets that I would like to attend to, and hopefully sell some of my cards.  I love Christmas markets, there are so many talented people there selling cakes, nice food, nice Christmas decorations etc, the dangerous thing is, I always spend more before I even realise it.

Anyway, I'm mass producing cards these days.  Have to say, I haven't made lots of Christmas cards this year, because I think a lot of people would buy their cards from shops, you get 5 or 10 cards for a fiver or something like that, much cheaper than buying handmade cards.  So for this year, I made quite a few packs, 5 cards in a pack, similar design but different colours, some are with matching gift tags, I think these pack will sell well at the markets.  Finger crossed!

So here are some photos I'd like to share:

So the finished pack contains 5 cards, the cupcake, owl, lemon, and bird stamps are from Hero Arts, the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Penny Black, and the umbrella and matching sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps.
I used to hate mass producing cards, I still do, no fun at all, but it works when you only have limited space and time.  And, it's not THAT bad after all.  I made 6 packs within 5 hours (actually in two days, I only make cards when my 19 months old son is having his nap after lunch).

Our house is smaller than our last one, I have to give up my craft room for the new baby (due in Dec.), so when I make cards, I can only take out what I need and make loads (it's almost impossible, because I always find that I'm going back and forth to my storage boxes for more stuff, and end up having all my boxes lying around the table, you know what I mean if you are a crafter.  Ohh, and I don't do 10 minutes or 5 minutes challenge, I just can't make A card within 10 minutes), and pack away for a few days till the crafty mind and rash hits me next time (almost the next day), lol.

Here are some more.  The die for the Christmas pack is from memory box, I think it's called the fluttery vines, or something like that, the 6x6 paper pack is from dove craft, vintage Christmas collections, I actually used the scraps made into matching gift tags to go with the cards.  The dies for the Thank you card pack are from Clearly Besotted Stamps, are they adorable?

Anyway, it's 8am now, and my son just woke up, I need to get up and prepare breakfast for us.  I have another set I made last night, and hopefully I'll put the photos up later today. 

So bye for now.

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