Tuesday, 18 January 2022

MY FIRST CARD IN A WHILE

Hello ..... why am I so nervous? I used to share so many cards but that was such a long time ago. I do feel a little bit proud though that I have created a card and shared it on my blog. My card is definitely old school card making style though lol. I think I have a lot to change to bring me up to date but for now I will stick with what I know and what makes me feel at home.


My stash has stood the test of time so well. I do have a couple of splodgy copics though - I suspect I need to buy a  few new nibs after them being left on the shelf. We would all be a bit temperamental if we had been forgotten about for the best part of a decade.


I am thinking about getting some distress inks though to colour with .... help!! What would be a nice mix of colours to start with? I have been looking at the mini sets and currently have 16 sets in my basket! I clearly need to reduce this down and try them first before investing in so many .... I am all or nothing though lol.


So I should  probably tell you a bit about my card shouldn't I haha. I have forgotten so much but I am fairly sure this cutie is from The Greeting Farm .... isn't it?





I thought I would start with a fairly simple image to colour - my colouring skills are so rusty but I loved colouring her so much. I have added Stardust Stickles (one of my faves) to her wings and created a sparkly floor to ground her. I added some more sparkle with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to the halo and bow in her hair .... I do love sparkle and bling!





The papers are from an old Bo Bunny 6x6 pad (Crazy Love). I love pink and brown together so much. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards (I think). I struggled with my glue ... I think it has split so I will need to pick some more up. I used Glossy Accents to stick the flowers in place. The gems are from Art Studio (is this maybe The Range or Hobbycraft??). 





I think that is pretty much it. It's great to be back. Please be kind ... it's been a while. Thanks if you have kept me on your follow list even though I haven't been posting. See you all again really soon.

Now for some challenges ...




Have a great week

Love Marcea xxx

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

happy new year– finally all set up to craft again!!

 Happy New Year to you all. How are you all doing?


I am delighted to say that I am returning to my blog and to crafting! My life has finally settled to a point where I can dedicate one day a week to myself and my crafting. I am really ready to be back after a few false starts in the last couple of years. I have moved my craft room downstairs into what was the dining room and whilst it is not completely organised I am in a good position to start creating again.


I have missed making cards so much but it just has never been the right time to come back to my blog…. until now.


I am not sure how much of my stash is still ok after all these years but I suppose the only way I will find out is to start using it. I started to colour an image last night with my copics but then a huge drop of ink blobbed from the tip so I don’t know if a lot of the tips will need replacing or if it was just in shock after being dormant for pretty much 10 years!


Anyway, I have no clue what is current in card making, what styles are popular or even what stamps are available. I think I am pretty well set up with paper pads and embellishments to last another 50 years but I would like to treat myself to a few new stamps.


I would love to hear what your favourite place to shop is and what stamps you are enjoying right now. There should be a card from me next week so watch this space.


If any of my old blogging buddies are still around I would love you to say hi and let me know that you are still crafting. Blogger seems to have changed a bit so any hints and tips would be fab. I am going to tidy up my blog a bit I think and get rid of a few random posts that I have posted in the last few years that aren’t really reflective of my blog etc. Plus I need to start visiting you all again.


If you are on facebook or instagram please do let me know. I am on there under ‘Made by Mawa’ but I think I may come back to my old name of Marcea’s Crafting Corner.


Anyway, I just wanted to say I am back and I can’t wait to be uploading on a regular basis.


Take care and see you soon,

Marcea xx

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