19 Şubat 2014 Çarşamba

Witchie's Crafts

It took me a long while to decide how to share my cards and crafts. I was very close to have a new blog for this purpose but I really don't like the idea of having many tiny and less-active blogs. On the other hands, how attractive can be a bi-lingual blog? Would this push my audience rather than adding new ones? Ah...I know this sounds silly but this was a hard decision for me.  Anyway, obviously the decision is made to go on here. But what I will do to differ the craft ones, is to use a proper label, which I haven't used this feature of blogspot properly yet. So here starts my new label: Witchie's Crafts!

I have always been into stationary; papers, notebooks, pens, pencils, stickers, markers, clips, highlighters, agendas, calendars, etc. On the other hand, my card making adventure started only 3 years ago, when I found tons of christmas cards at the paper recycle bin. Our landlords, Armstrong family, is a well-known and old family here. So they get probably hundreds of christmas cards every year, and surely it can't be possible to keep every one of them. I should also add this information to the attention of my non-UK readers that card sending/giving is a serious thing here in UK! People give cards in addition to their birthday gifts, and what I understand is, this is nearly a must! On Mother's day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas and even on Halloween, people send/give cards. Can you see what a haven this is for me?! Yeah, so what happened when I found tons of christmas cards in our paper bin is, surely I grabbed the nice ones to recycle on my own way =) I cut, paste, glitter and God knows what else I have done and created new cards our of them!

Would you like to have a look at my very first handmade cards? It is interesting to see the progress actually =)

This was made in 12/09/2011. Independent of finding christmas cards, I have already bought some card making kits when I was in Germany. So I used some elements from those kits and a bit of my own design.

To tell the truth; the idea might me nice but it was really not successful =) Thanks to my dearly friend to got the cards, appreciated this effort.

Before I stared to make cards, I have found myself struggling with lots of tiny, colorful threads; known as cross-stitching =) Everything started with this little star! Yeeep, this is my very first cross-stitching!  And when I put my hands onto cards making, surely these tiny pieces of art were my prior elements to use. To tell the truth, I quite like that star and the card itself.

I was way ahead on cross-stitching than card making in the year 2011. Though obviously I was way more patient to glue all those silver stars one by one!

There were some cross-stitches that I loved too much and didn't want to waste them as cards, so I found a way to make them lasting all year as calendars:

Well, I think this is enough for the first post. Please stay tuned, there are more to come soon!

4 yorum:

  1. Frankly, I'm more happy to see that you start to use tags properly than the series itself :)

    Seeing your crafts here is nice :)

  2. hepsi şahane ama takvimler çok heyecan verici!! elinize sağlık. :)

    1. Tesekkur ederim. Etamine bi kaptirdi mi insan kendisini alamiyor. Su siralar kocaman bir tane yapmaya basladim ama ne zamana bitecek hic fikrim yok. Minik desenler icin buradaki dergiler cok ideal ama is buyuk calismalara gelince Turkiye'deki etamin dergileri daha kaliteli bence.


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