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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Finding Your Crafting Way

I promised Jane a blog post as a few weeks back she graciously wrote a blog post for me on finding your crafting mojo , this was the crafting version of throwing a gauntlet down but instead it would be scissors  As I've had a lot of time on my hands recently I thought I'd better follow the advice on Jane's blog post. 


1. Planning What You want to do.

I think once you've established your crafting project then you can get planning with what you need to do , the first time I did was establish as to what crafting goodies I had in the house . I opened magazines abundant about the place and sorted them out , I then decided upon a small project and it was all systems go . Planning has also included writing this blog post ~ coughs I'm about 2 weeks late but I don't think Jane has noticed , you'll not tell her will you now ?! You could get yourself a notebook and write down any ideas you might have so then you've a point of reference when your crafting mojo goes awol.

2. Recycle and reuse 

Recycle and reuse what you've got , how many times do you get a present that's wrapped in some sort of ribbon / lace and thought that's pretty . You'll be amazed when you start looking around what you can reuse even the pretty insides of envelopes can be a crafting inspiration.


3 .Beginning to craft 

If you've never crafting before in your life and haven't a clue where to start then buying a magazine like Quick cards is a good start as they'll cope with free gifts that can help you start your craft stash . Trust me once you start crafting you'll soon amass a crafting stash and you might even find that people start giving you things and of course there are always the competitions you can enter . Start off simply and build up your skills gracefully , using prefolded cards can help you as once you know what your dealing with you can have a go yourself.

4 .Seeking Inspiration 

As mentioned in point 1 planning is a good way to helping you were your inspiration as is Pinterest also getting out with your camera is another way of getting inpisired . Inspirational ideas can hit you at any point so do keep a look out !! 


5. The Finished Article 

I used a kit that came with my craft magazine and it was really easy and knowing that I could take my time with it even though it was a relatively simple kit really boosted my confidence. I made the card and I even tweeted out a picture to the magazine the kit had come with.


 

I've joined with a linky called "Shopping our  stash "

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7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Claire - hope it's got you back in the mood for crafting!
    Jane

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  2. Hi Claire, I've popped over from Jane's blog where she showed us the yummy card you have made. The colours are so pretty and I'm sure you had fun making it. Has she got you in the mood now! Barbxx

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  3. Hi! Very glad to have you visit Shopping Our Stash this week with your adorable step card! So glad you found your mojo-- great reading... my mojo is actually currently AWOL. Your post and card are inspiring!

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  4. Love your step card! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Side by Side challenge!

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  5. First, I love your blog name! Now, your step card is absolutely wonderful, as is your blog post! So glad you found your mojo and our challenge blog! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  6. Great card Claire - hope we will see more from you in Card crafting blogland.

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  7. great advice and an awesomely composed step card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

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