Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Why is crime going down?

I know this is a blog about cards but I just had to add a bit about why, against the odds, crime rates are going down.

It seems a combination of the following mean that all crime, but especially low level crime is going down, despite the recession

  • ASBO's and crackdowns on anti-social behaviour but the police and authorities really work
  • Things are harder to vandalize
  • smartphones have reduce boredom for kids
  • Young people can sound off on facebook or twitter about things that wind them up
  • young people are drinking less
  • removing lead from petrol makes people less aggressive
What ever the reason, I'm glad to hear it - a bit of good news amongst all the doom and gloom, I'm sure its not much consolation to those who are still the victims of crime, but at least less people are being affected!

Perhaps the increase in crafting and hand-made items helps, after all we all know it is a great stress buster - I recommend giving all young offenders knitting lessons!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Owls & Bears

The snowy weather was a great excuse for staying indoors and taking over the dining table for a crafting session.

 I made these cards using the freebie papers from Papercraft Essentials magazine ( see post below), this time teaming them up with some cute Teddy bears as well as the owl stamps.

Hoping today will give time for more card making!

Friday, 18 January 2013

I really shouldn't have but ....

I gave into temptation and bought the Papercraft Essentials magazine because of the cute woodware freebie Owl stamps! I thought I had stuck to my new years resolution to stop buying crafting stuff and use up more of my growing pile of stash but couldn't resist these stamps.

I had even managed to visit The Range last weekend and come out empty handed ( a first!) but knew these owls and papers would make some great looking cards.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Wellington Boot Birthday Cards

I have just got a bargain package from eBay today, a pack of funky Wellington Boot shaped cards in lots of different colours plus hundreds of different sentiments from Craftwork Cards!

Of course, I couldn't wait to use them, so have just produced my first pair of Wellies.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Creative Stamping Magazine

I bought Creative Stamping Magazine last week because I loved one of the free Spring Fling stamps - this one with the girl with hearts in her hair.

 The cat with the bow is quite cute too!

Anyway, flicking through the magazine I saw a card made with one of my oldest and favourite stamp of cat (Tabithas Portrait), looking a bit closer it seemed very familiar - yes, it was a card I had made!

I must have sent it off so long ago, I had forgotten all about it. Now I'm looking forward to see what the 'small prize' is  - every card featured gets one!