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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!


Monday, 30 July 2012

None for ages & then a whole load!

Good afternoon! Well the craft desk has been in a whirl of activity this weekend. My slump in health and general well being has meant little has got done and I find myself on the verge of August with hardly any cards/projects ready.

So this weekend I got my act together and sorted out what needed to be sorted and got stuck in. I've still got some cards to make that a friend has asked me to make, but most of my own personal cards are nearing being finished - well most things are ready to be put together at least.

I turned to Craft Artist Pro for some cards though and designed digitally, printing out the whole card in one go, it meant many were finished at a touch of a button. Okay so it's not glue and ink type crafting, but needs must and I have a whole lot of cards that need doing.

Here's a small selection of what I've done so far - 



I've made similar inserts for the rest too, continuing the design to the inside.




I have many anniversary cards to make for August including cards to make for my friend.  Many of the cards are going to the same couple so making different cards is going to be a challenge!


This card is from the free Hunkydory card kit from Create & Craft (members club).



This garden card is one of the cards I've been asked to make - am really pleased with it, must remember to take a pic of the inside as I stamped a sentiment and some butterflies.

Touches of glossy accents here and there and some extra layers printed out have meant the cards look fab, I've also turned to some kits I have to put together other cards.  While I love making something from scratch, you know colouring the image, creating the background etc, sometimes I just don't have the time nor energy so digital and kit crafting is what I do when needs must.

How about you? Do you plan and make sure you have time to do things from scratch or does your health/life mean you end up taking the 'easy' option?

Is it an 'easy' option or just another form of crafting? What do you think?

Go on tell me, I won't be offended!
Take care Zo xx

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Great projects Zo! Sometimes I feel my motivation is not up to doing much crafting and I am someone who is in quite good health so it must be difficult if your health is suffering! Keep up the good work and have a nice day!

Sarah x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

emma mitchell said...

Hi Zoe wow you've been busy I love these gorgeous cards.
I think crafting is crafting doesn't matter if it's from a kit/digital or coloured or from scratch you've still created the project which ever way , and some time life gets in the way and we have to do whatever we can.
Big hugs Emma xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a neat idea and these cards are so lovely.

Dionnne xxx

By the way, I entirely agree with Emma. Creating, is creating and it takes many of forms.