This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Card Update and progress.................

I am making progress. I have and am enjoying making cards. It was a long time coming. Over the years I bought stamps and things to do stamping but there is something about that.......I am not sure I enjoy it, to me it seems like faking. I like to draw, so stopped. Always intended to get back to it. I spent enough money on supplies heaven knows. Still, they will always be there and maybe some day I will get back to it. I collected lots of paper products, cards and envelopes and extras. Meanwhile I am now drawing my own pictures and I may find the stamps useful to do the inside with things like "Happy Birthday"
So I did another Butterfly it does not show well, the colours are vivid and the enhancements do not stand out.
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I added the extras using the texture paints and glitter. This next one I showed before but was not happy with it. I added a border.
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I saw a photo of an Elephant on Pinterest. This is my version of it.
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This is my picture of Esther The Wonder Pig wearing her sunglasses........or at least some piggy.
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I am getting some of my ideas from pictures I have done in my sketch books. I do see things on Pinterest that inspire me to do something. I don't copy but do my own version of the subject.
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The cottage I will do in different seasons, it will look nice with snow.
I am not really sure what I can use this one for, not really the right subject matter for a card.
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I really don't know what I will do with this one, a quick sketch to work on.
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A few more I completed this evening.
I did this one again, actually it's different. I moved the bee and the flowers are different. Ah well, it's hard to keep coming up with ideas.
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It all starts with a sketch.
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Well that's it for now. I have quite a collection now. When I get to the end of this project I will see what progress was made and wonder if I will come up with some to sell. I doubt it but at least I won't need to buy any cards for awhile.
Sharing with make it pretty monday at the Dedicated House


  1. you really are talented,, beautiful sketching,, really great card ideas. You could sell these at a fair or on Etsy,,I had an Etsy shop for a while 6 or 7 years ago, cards were a popular seller!! Go for it!! Or you could sell them at fairs or craft sales around town, your work is lovely and I know people would love them, I buy blank cards sets at The Dollar tree, then I paint on a piece of water color paper then glue that to the blank card, I have in the past sold hundreds of them,, hand painted cards are very popular and such a lovely gift in itself. I really encourage you to find places to sell them,,it would give you a confident boots,, you have the talent you just need the push to put your work out there lol,,best wishes my friend,

  2. The little cottage is my favorite! These are so cute. Ideas are hard for me to come up with, too. If I were selling cards I think I would look into making prints. There are only so many you can make by hand! :) But doing them just for fun is great, too. And your friends and family will treasure them.

  3. These are all terrific Janice!
    I am drawn to the cottage especially because I adore them :)
    You have a wonderful blog filled with lovely treasures.
    I am happy to be a new follower of this blog 🎨

  4. Well done Janice! You are truly very creative. The one with the girl's face, could be a "Thinking Of You" card. Keep up the great work! Big Hugs!


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