Thursday, June 17, 2010

In a crafty kind of place ...

Things are super busy this week with a huge project for work that's due tomorrow. It's unfortunate because I'm feeling extra crafty and have little time for making stuff. Plus there are furry monsters squatting in my creative space.

So I made a portable art studio for working in front of the teevee late at night while watching season two of True Blood on DVD. Season three started last Sunday ... yipee!

I've been making greeting cards using the vintage ephemera I picked up recently at an antique store. The image of the Golden Gate Bridge is the back of an old playing card. I like using the actual vintage item rather than making color copies because it gives the card more texture and more character.


Those who know me know that I love, love, love owls.

I have a few more projects I'm working on but they aren't ready to see the light of day. Hopefully this weekend I'll have time to finish up a few things. We are taking my dad hiking for Father's Day on Sunday, but other than that the weekend is (hopefully) mine.

12 comments:

Dogwood said...

That is great to have a portabile crafting "thingermagig." I love crafting in the evening in front of the TV. I use trays and the tops of my storage bins.

I LOVE your cards. I especially like the one with the Golden Gate Bridge. I (heart) San Francisco.

Hugs to my dear friend...Dogwood

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your fur monsters just want to create :)
Are you working on the ATC for July?!!
I should try using the playing cards that I have. Your card is GREAT!!
Happy Weekend!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Rachel said...

Cute cards. That's a great project for crafting in front of the television.

Have fun with your dad on Sunday. I miss my dad (he died a couple of years ago) and my husband has to travel on Father's Day for a presentation he's doing on Monday. Sigh.

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Wonderful organized 'portable' art studio idea!!

The golden gate bridge card is so cool..love the colors. And the owls are so cute!

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards... I do the same thing, so that I can watch TV while crafting! Enjoy your day my friend and your hike with your Dad! Sounds perfect:) Have a blessed day whatever you do! HUGS!

PunkiePie said...

Everything looks great! I love the card with the Golden Gate Bridge. Very nice!

Suz said...

Oooo! that owl card is fabulous...i wonder if I can click on it to save? May I?
Your fur balls got nothing on my cat house!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love that little Golden Gate card -- very sweet! Have a wonderful weekend -- and don't work too hard!

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Debbie said...

I TOO LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL CARDS!
ITS MY FIRST TIME VISITING YOUR LOVELY BLOG, AND DECIDED TO SAY HI!
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

DEBBIE MOSS

Felicity said...

our little cottage is so small that i do most of my crafty bits in front of the telly! i make such a mess im worse than joshy! fliss xx

Permission to Unwind said...

Those are such fun! Every now and then I get in a mood for paper crafting, but it makes such a mess that I really have to plan ahead. :)