Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Crafting with friends

I've written before about how my next door neighbour and I get together once a week, to make cards or scrapbook. We take turns going to each others houses...but she keeps me posted if her husband is away on business, and then I just  pop over to hers those nights too. That way she does not need to get a babysitter.

A couple of weeks back, I came up with the idea of taking turns to design and make a card kit to assemble together We decided to keep the cards fairly simple as we both have projects of our own to keep up with.
Then, I promptly forgot all about it. Thank goodness it was Lisa's turn first! She pulled everything out of her carefully packed envelope and within about 10 minutes, our cards were inked, assembled and waiting for pictures to be taken!!!

We decided to keep the cards we plan for our "mini workshop" not only to be  fairly simple abut also quick to make. We precut the pieces and have everything in a small packet...that reduces our assembly time to maybe 10 or 15 minutes...depending on which one of us you are!  

Here is a card from her design night ....... I am thinking that this card would be nice for my Mom as she used to have a picture in her living room of children playing and crossing a bridge in the countryside. It had a vintage charm like this card evokes!

I got really lucky here as we had invited a  third friend but she had a terrible migraine headache and had to cancel at the last minute. Her loss was my gain...I got to make two cards!
The other one was a tranquil gardening scene...think it will be just right for a special friend who loves to garden. I will show it on my next post as I have just ran out of camera card room! I will have to get DH to download my camera photos to a clip and then I can delete them and start over on my camera card.

I will start mentioning which ones of mine are the cards I have designed for our crafty evenings. So far they have been the quick and easy's I have posted lately...

Off to do a little of the dreaded housework...can't seem to get the house to clean itself!!!!

No challenges or card recipe for this one as I did not create the design or the kit..


Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Fabulous card.... What a great idea with your neighborough... Wish i lived close by.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A really pretty vintage card! I love the image it reminds me of boxes of handkerchiefs you used to get at Christmas as a present! They always had a nice picture on them like this although at the time you didn't appreciate it because you didn't want hankies for your Christmas present!! Good luck with the housework it does get in the way of crafting along with grocery shopping and gardening - sigh! Hugs Susan x

brenda said...

It's a totally delightful picture Maureen.

And so nice to have a neighbour to craft with, the best I could manage would be a farmer or vet from a couple of fields away and don't think there there would be much crafty inspiration there !

B x

Jo said...

Gorgeous......a real "biscuit tin" it! Sure wish I lived closer, bet you have some fab crafty times! Enjoy your trip.....sounds like a lovely place to visit!
Hugs Jo x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Mo, I wish I lived close by. This sounds like so much fun. Your card is wonderful I really love the scene. Sorry I have not been commenting...Just got out of the hospital after a week. Had Diverticulitis and it was awfully painful. Now just trying to rest and get back to normal. joann sassy raggedy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mo, I love the scene
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card, great vintage image - it must be really nice to craft with a friend.

Christine Harrop said...

What a lovely idea to craft with a friend. Lovely card. Christine x

Kristi said...

Very pretty! You are lucky to have a crafty friend nearby! I'll be with you in spirit today too as I'll be cleaning house also! BOO! LOL

Redanne said...

Wow, that really is a very beautiful card, love the image and it does not look as though it only took a few minutes to create.

You did make me smile about the housework - I have now stopped, on the basis that the builders dust can only get so thick - and then I can clean it all off in one go - not sure if it is a good tactic but I'm going to try! Hugs, Anne x

Pia S said...

I think it's a lovely idea to make card kits for each other - I'm always amazed about the variety of designs you find even when people have been given the same materials to use! This card looks great!

Sue said...

Sounds like you had a fab time Maureen:) hope your keeping well..and if you find anything that does the housework can you let me know??? LOL huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Maureen, love the image. Carol x

Glenda Atkins said...

I too have a neighbour/friend who loves to craft and we get together once a week for an afternoon of fun. Love your card and the wonderful vintage look.

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

What a brilliant idea .. .. and you have a lovely card in next to no time!!

Housework at this end has become quite a novelty when I finally get around to doing some!! LOL!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mo it sounds fantastic to have such a wonderful neighbour to craft with this is one gorgeous card brilliant image and design, I love it.
lorraine x

Maudieroff Roffey said...

I wish someone would craft with me - everyone is always so busy... at least I am finally getting around to blogging and seeing everyones cards is giving me lost of inspiration...Mxx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love it! :)

Diana Seal said...

Beautiful vintage card, Mo!
Lucky you to have a crafty neighbor who shares the same interest.
It's always more fun to be crafty with friends!!!
Have a great weekend!

May said...

Gorgeous card, LOVE that wonderful image.. simply beautiful... I get together once a month with friends to craft & share ideas... Have a great week... Hugs May x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very pretty card and a lovely idea to do card kits for each other.

Sarn xxx

linda said...

such a pretty vintage card! yes, how nice to be able to share crafting time and ideas - sounds like fun.