Sunday, 9 November 2008


Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 6

Here is my first ever entry to the secret crafters Saturday challenge every week I say I am doing to enter and never get round to it!!
I hope it counts because I have chopped the bottom off to make it into a square card rather thank a rectangle I really don't get on with rectangular shaped cards..

This is also my first attempt at distressing I bought the tools weeks ago but just haven't had the courage to try it hope you like my efforts.

This post is entitled distressing because that was what Friday night was too!!!
I sold 2 gift folder cards, so I am going to stick to doing this for pleasure not profit, lots of the girls at work want to buy the bags so I won't be left with them.
In fairness the young girl on the stall next to me who was selling the most beautiful hand made jewellery said it was the worst one she has been to for 2 years and not to be put off!!! It will have been worth it if my friend gets even one SU booking from the evening.

Happy Sunday and thanks for looking

Sue :o)


Diane said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card - the distressing is just great.
With regards
to the sale, I find that most people don't appreciate the time and cost of materials that goes into making cards and other craft things. They think that they will pick up things cheap at craft fairs and don't appreciate the meaning of 'hand-crafted' They look and say'oh it's lovely' and then pinch your ideas and go home and make it themselves. This is why I stopped doing craft fairs


What a truly stunning card, one of my favourite images at the moment and so beautifully coloured. I adore this card. Hugs Linda x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Sue I love the papers and you've done a fantastic job of distressing the papers, sorry you didn't sell much, your gift bags and notebooks were amazing, so don't be dis-heartened. hugs Jill xxx

(thanks for joining us at scsc x)

Jane Carroll said...

lovely card sue - such a sweet image

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Bev said...

Love your card Sue, the distressing is brilliant. Such a darling image and beautiful papers as well.

hugs Bev x

Kim said...

Stunning card, am soo glad you managed to find time to join in, it's gorgeous!!!

gina said...

I love your distressing it looks fab with those papers, love it :)
As for the craft fair, I would not worry about it, all of your projects were gorgeous, and I would have bought some from you :)
Gina xxx

ink'n'rubba said...

love your card with this cute Daisy stamp and great job with the distressing. I'm so sorry the craft fair was a wash-out, the things you made were gorgeous and I'm sure you would have done much better at a different event. Chin Up! hugs, annie x

Viv said...

Well all I can say is, some people have just got no taste!! Grrr
Keep at it Sue! They are gorgeous.
Just as this card is. It's distressed beautifully and coloured fabulously.
Did you use Copics?
Viv xx

Sarah said...

This is such a lovely card. I really love the colours and you've done such a great job with the distressing.
I'm really sorry that Friday night didn't go well. Please don't take it heart though as your work is amazing. I know how you feel though as I had that craft fair in May where I only sold 2 cards. I sometimes think "non-crafters" don't appreciate the time and effort we put into our creations.
Take care.
xx :0)

Crafting Joanne said...

Lovely card the distressing looks fab, well done. Joanne x

Katie said...

Ditto what everyone else has said Sue. People don't realise what hand crafted things cost to make. The things you made were lovely, don't be down hearted about it.
I love this card, the distressing is fab!


Secret Crafter said...

Its a gorgeous card Sue. Don't let the fact that you didn't sell much put you off. I did a craft fair earlier this year and in 3 days only sold £24 worth of cards. People expect to come and pay 50p per card but I would rather give them to charity than let them go for that. Thank you for joining us at SCSC this week. Wendy x

Donna said...

This is such a beautiful card Sue :) Thanks for joining us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

Natalie said...

Sue this is gorgeous, I love this image so much. Gorgeous papers and great job with the distressing.

Natalie x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, she is so cute. Sorry to hear about the Craft fair.

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Sue. Sorry to hear about the craft fair, I've done a few in the past and it seems that everyone wants something for nothing, so I just craft for pleasure now. Thanks for joining us at the SCSC

Ila said...

Super Cute and Gorgeous!! I love the little gal..your coloring and papers!! I seem to do better with square cards too. Sorry the craft show wasn't better ..your creations are Beautiful!!...but I guess some people just have a hard time paying for quality!!...Hugs, Ila

sheffsue said...

A beautiful card.

Sue x

j said...

Beautiful card :):)
The distressing is fantastic :):)


Manna said...

WOW, what gorgeous card, Sue! Beautiful papers and image!