Monday, 17 December 2012

Funny what you find...........

.....when tidying away Christmas card making bits - only one of the very first Christmas cards I ever made:
Oh dear, I truly did think this was very inspired at the time :( Just a plain red card, double black cats die cuts (sold by Dies to Die For back in the days when Kirsty Wiseman had Tracey's shop), acetate, dark blue backing paper covered with snowflake gauze-like fabric, a silver star and a Lakeland Limited sentiment plus a couple of red gems..........and the all-important window peel off. Trust me, they took ages to make, a lot of careful layering and cutting. The one I found the other day must have stayed home with me to be a sneaky reminder years down the line!

Flying home today - I hope the Playground is still in one piece!



Hettie said...

Great card there Miss Di. Love the cats there. I still think it is great!!

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhh, I remember how proud I was of my first card! I bet you were too.
Yours is quite "designer" with those lovely shutters and the kitty cats in the window!

I will have to have a little look for mine...I think you may have started a new trend blog post!

Eliza said...

It's good to hang onto the past with what has been created then you can see how you evolve. I still think it is a great card.

Merry Christmas

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aha Di, I still think it looks grand, I love the cats.

....and if we were to hunt out my first card (and yes still have it) is one for mum when in Kinder or first grade, not sure which!!

.... and think its great to have memories of whence we came thanks for being a blessing this year with your many Snippets roll calls which did kind of send me rolling around laughing and funny Tuesdays as well!

Let alone smashing card making - you are a blessing, Happy God blessed Christmas, love Shaz in oz.x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Oh, so lovely card. Love the cats inside the window.
Great card.
Hugs Tamara

Sarn said...

Well if THAT was your first ever Christmas card . . . I am totally impressed. Not that I can remember mine, but I'm sure it was nothing as lovely as this.

I mean, this has opening windows and everything! Brilliant.

Safe journey home . . . and dun u worry bout nuffin Mrs xxx

Annie said...

I rather love it were obviously a natural at card making :-)
A x
ps Have a safe journey home, Hope you have a wonderful time away.

Kathleen said...

Not really too sure if I believe that this was one of your first cards as it looks too professional and complicated compared to what I remember as my first cards.
To be totally honest my first cards were made from clip art images and people loved them as they were personalised and it was something totally different for them.
Hope you had a good trip and are back safe and sound.

Kath x
PS, Please don't let your 'in house critic look too closely at my Christmas card.

MaryH said...

Your first card is LOVELY! Wish some of my CURRENT ONES looked that pretty. Great design, and love all the elements in your design. What an AR-tiste....and you've been improving ever since! TFS

Mary said...

What a wonderful card and so smart of you to have saved it. I don't have my first card, but I remember well the stamp that started it all. Maybe (if I remember) I'll post it after the holdiays. Love to you and yours and happy, happy, safe holidays.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Di, I like your first card, we can see that even then you had an eye for what makes a good card and look how you have developed from those early days. I love the cat's tails peeping out from the window - cute. I don't believe I have my first card ... might get a shock and find it some day too! Hugs, Elizabeth xx (in catch up mode this morning)