It was a difficult decision what to post for Handmade Monday as I really am (or perhaps that 'should be') working hard on Christmas cards and thought it would be nice to post something different. At one of the events I attended I was asked if I had a With Sympathy card - I didn't, but it did make me realise that a card-maker should consider designing and creating cards for all occasions, not just what seems to be the most popular. Often the restriction is space - a lot of crafts people work from home and as we all know, as much as we try to contain our work area to one particular spot, we do occasionally spill over into other rooms. So, the more stock we make the more rooms we spill into! I have found at events that I often get requests for cards that I don't stock and unfortunately 'I need it tomorrow' doens't always leave time to make one to order. Although I know I cannot stock a card for every kind of occasion, perhaps I need to think of adding to my range at least one card for the 'unusual' events.
My Handmade Monday card is white card that I have covered in black corrugated light card that is slightly larger than the under-layer. The letters were created from the negative part of large peel-off letters, the negative was trimmed close to the edge and then fixed to cream card and then cut again around the shape. The letters are quirky and although With Sympathy cards are for sad occasions, I like my cards to be a little different and I think this one is. I thought about adding embellishments, but couldn't really decide what sort and felt it best to leave it simple and clean.
This week is going to be very busy with card-making as I have my first pre-Christmas event on Wednesday evening. I spent Friday evening with a group of friends indulging in some wine tasting and they will be coming along - hopefully with very long Christmas card shopping lists. The event is at Wyke Primary School - have a look at my 'Where am I' list for further details. It would be lovely to to see any local blog-followers. I am having a Spa Day with another friend the day after the event - lots and lots of chatting, relaxing, a facial and pedicure, and some (a little) gym work
Time to post my double-whammy blog. I hope you all have a great week. Don't forget to check out the other Handmade Monday blogs - always great to see the lovely things other crafts people make.