Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Crafting Therapy

So my father went back to India after staying with us for almost 6 months!!! It was wonderful having him with through the dreaded winter. He's such a great dad; helping me out with almost everything around the house and with the kids. I was able to dedicate a lot of time to improving on my card making skills with him around. Well, it's been a week since he's left, and I wish I had more than 24 hours in day!! After a really really long and exhausting (in a good way!!) day, I really didn't think I would have the inclination or energy to do anything, let alone make a card. But once the kids were in bed, the kitchen cleaned, and everything was peaceful and quiet, I set my DVR to record my favourite show and headed to my craft table....

I made this first card based on the sketch from Card Patterns #58.


With the second card, I combined 2 challenges: the sketch from I heart 2 Stamp....

 and the colours from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #23......

Here's mine...

In hind sight, I would have liked to create something better....Namaste!!


  1. I fell in love with both of those... They are simply beautiful..... CHEERS!!!!


  2. Gorgeous cards! I love how you simplified the CP sketch a bit. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

  3. Lovely cards. I really like the flower you have done for the Play Date Cafe challenge, very pretty! Hope you join in on the fun with us again next week!

  4. Such pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  5. Great use of the sketch with the colors from the Cafe. Thanks for playing along at the PDCC.

  6. Beautiful cards and lovely interpretations of the sketches.

  7. These are both pretty! Thanks for playing along in the play date cafe this week :)

  8. All your cards are pretty--I think you did a great job at the color challenge! I love that flower--super job! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

  9. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play with Card Patterns this week!!