Saturday, June 4, 2011

cards love

Some days I feel like doing small projects and today it is about cards. Leave you with some shabby handmade cards.
A simple technique: Use your leftover threads from your sewing projects. Use your fingers to bunch them up and stick them down. Stamp a bird image (Crafty Secrets Stamps).... and layer it over the bunch of threads. You get a lovely bird nest! Simple way to add textures! Hope you try it!
A shaped card! I love circular shape....... here's one!
Ok... vacation time next week and I need to go back to packing. It is an amazing feat to pack for 2 adults and 2 kids with exponential combination of needs and wants. The scrapper mommy needs clothes to coordinate so it will look good on photos. The daddy needs order...... practical things first. The 2 kiddos wants their stuff toy, their coloring and books. I told them... "hey kids, you all can go on holiday, I dont mind staying behind"....... LOL Wish me the bestest if I can pack all things into the suitcase! And then while I am on the plane, I will be wondering if I switch off the lights or even the stove. haha..... am I the only one???


Jenneke said...

I LOVE your cards, Wendy!
Wishing you a wonderful vacation! And no, you're not the only one, I'm just as you, always wondering if I didn't forget this and that ;-)


bebang said...

i love these Wendy! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What gorgeous cards these are, Wendy! Love, love the vintage style and the sweet papers and details. Your tip on making a little nest from scrap threads is fabulous. Really love the whimsy and fun of that. And love the round shape on the second with the big bow. Fabulous!
We are leaving on vacation next Saturday, too, and I haven't even begun to pack. :( Such a huge process. We're going to be gone for 3 weeks, so there's much to pack and think about every little thing. But, I'm so looking forward to it. Hope you guys have a wonderful trip.

Pearl said...

oh my ! beautiful cards here , Wendy ! beautifully finished with the machine stitching !

Hope you have a restful holiday ! ;)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Hope you are enjoying your vacations still! Your cards are such a delight on the eyes. I love both. The round one has a special appeal to me. The tip about using the lsft over rthreads is a good one. i must try thst,...-No I only have to buy a cute!
Once I had to call my father in law from the airport and ask him to drive to our home and check the iron was off.- It was!