Still making cards…and more cards and more cards. I have only a couple of weeks until the Christmas market I am participating in opens its doors.. So panic stations are well and truly underway. I don’t get a lot of free time at the weekends and evenings are tricky because I’m usually tired and head-achey and the light is bad. Basically, I just make lots of excuses. But I am now trying to be more organised and sensible. I make up a card – putting all the pieces I need and am happy with together in a plastic sleeve, and then move on to the next card, leaving the actual finishing process until a time when I can get things done all at once and in quick succession. It is a good way to stop time-wasting. If I’m not quite happy with something, or can’t figure out exactly what I need to finish something off, I can put it aside and come back to it, when the creative juices are flowing and Gods of Crafty Inspiration are heeding my calls for divine help.
I wasn’t super-duper happy with this card, but it’s done and I am leaving it alone now so I don’t fiddle any more. No good comes of fiddling and faffing about! I don’t have time to worry about it being perfect or not, anyway. I can always add something to it at a later stage, if I want to.
I think you’ll agree the little legs, feet and tree branches aren’t cut out too badly, considering I am half blind in the evenings and my scissors are getting a bit blunt (Note to Self : put new scissors on list for Santa). I know some people are handy with a craft knife, but I don’t have the dexterity or control in my hands (thanks again meningococcal!) to cut neatly and without ruining things. So I have to use little scissors. Same result so who cares what I use, right?
This little birdie “seemeth to be” quite jaunty and poised to take off, perhaps to a party or some other feathery soiree where paper hats are appropriate. Maybe she is awaiting the hatching of her ginormous egg. She does have a look about her that says “Did I do that?”
Have a lovely day everyone 🙂