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Friday, 10 June 2011

A Crafty Thursday

 
I spent most of yesterday making greetings cards.  I photographed a few to share here. 

 I love making them and they seem to sell well.  

I decided to set the day aside and try to be creative!

I love getting out my jars of buttons and bag of lace and trimmings.

Any embroidered pieces that have holes or stains that cannot be removed are saved for upcycling into cards, cushions, brooch hearts or lavender bags.

The odd vintage photo gets used as well.


Old tape measures and thread cards were put to good use. 

And when I became bored of making those, I got out my shabby collection of vintage maps and stamps, added my old airmail stamp and made lots of these ...

Japan

Portugal

Italy

Now, this one was a puzzle ... the stamps all said 'Magyar'.  Having no idea where this was I have to admit to googling it, only to find out the stamps were from Hungary.  So, apologies to the authors of one of my favourite blogs, HATTATT, for being such a dimwit! 

I am looking after my friend's shop at Barrington Court at the weekend.  Really looking forward to it - despite assuring them that it is not, they think it is a huge 'ask' and inconvenience for me but I love it.  Such a delightful place to be.  I helped them out last summer too and met some lovely, friendly, interesting people.

9 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

Ooh, your cards are wonderful! No wonder they 'sell well' :o)

Anonymous said...

Your cards are lovely. Have fun in the shop.
Sue Vintage from the Village

Vintage Tea Time said...

Your cards are great - well done - great use of 'old bits and bobs' ! I remember Magyar being Hungary, as I collected stamps as a child! Abby x

Vintage Sunday said...

Oh your cards are simply beautiful ~ you are very creative ~ No wonder they are good sellers! Hope you have lots of fun looking after your friend's shop and have a great weekend! Love Brenda (PS Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for thinking of me re the award dear ~ you truly deserved yours too! xx)

Liz said...

Wow - how creative! Your cards are lovely.
Liz

*Maristella* said...

Hi Jane. Che meraviglia queste antiche card!! Io li colleziono e mi fanno impazzire, sono magnifici!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

My Spotty Pony said...

You are very creative Marina. I am very impressed with your lovely cards, and love the assortment of things you have used on them. I hope you have a good weekend in your friends shop. Abby x

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I love your card creations! Gorgeous, and so inspirational!

Ciao Bella!

Your newest follower
CREATIVE CARMELINA

Doni said...

Yum! Those are adorable! I love all the vintage touches you used on them. I can see why they would be so popular. Thank you so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! Your blog is so much fun to peruse!
Doni