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Friday, 26 October 2012

OMG It's nearly here

Morning all, hope you are ok.  When I got off the bus this morning I had a nosey in The Card Factory window and depressed myself greatly by looking at boxes of 10 Luxury Handcrafted Christmas Cards ....... for 99p.  Oh come on!  99p?  Really? It's no wonder that I can't sell any of my genuinely handcrafted cards.  I can't compete with that!  But it does bring it home just how close Christmas is getting.  I may start to panic very soon.
Anyhoo, here is a card that is definitely NOT Christmas.  I made this for a friend who has recently been promoted to Manager of the coffee shop she works in.

Ingredients for this card are:
Stamped Image - LOTV Hello Cupcake
Medium - Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers - all LOTV Petal Fresh
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Dies - Die-namics Faux Crochet border, Whimsy corner

Thank you for all your lovely comments.  Once again I am behind in catching up with you but I'm getting there slowly.  I'd also like to say goodbye to the Follower who left me yesterday - sorry you decided to go but it has been fun while you were here.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Hugs Sxx


Chrissy said...

Very sweet card Squirrel, and just perfect for your coffee shop friend..I'm lucky that I have a good customer basis here, but I still get some that look at me in shock horror...not realising how long it takes from scratch to make a card..the hmph off and buy a $1 card...cheapskates..lol..


Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel ... Another of my fave LotV images ... You can really identify with the little girl who's hand hovers uncertainly as she can't decide which cake to have but knows she MUST be polite and only take one lol!!
Pauline x

Pauline C said...

... And yes ten for 99p is beyond depressing!! I don't even try to sell mine cos it's just not worth it after the love put into making them

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous I love the image which you have coloured so beautifully and the layout is stunning. Caroline xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous in fabulous colours, I so know where you are coming from I sell my cards for £2 and people just moan they can get them for 69p so I tell them to do that, people seem to not appriciate the time and effort we put in, I think this year has gone so fast hugs pops x

Squirrel said...

Oh gosh, don't! I have a craft fair stall at the end of November and I'm aiming for £1 each for my cards, or £2.50 for 3. 10 for 99p is just miserable. But if people want the handmade look, they have to pay for it. And we have to cover costs even if we can't hope to cover time. :(

I'd pay for your cards, no question. Your colouring is just beautiful.

Thanks for your comment on my chicken card!

Have a great weekend, and try not to get your tail feathers blown away.

Mmmm cakes. Hungry now....
Squirrel-off-on-a-fridge-raid XX

Cathy said...

Fabulous card and I adore the image, she is being very good only taking 1 cake!!!
Christmas is months away yet - well that's what I am telling myself LOL!!!
cathy xx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Squirrel love this image and fabulous paper's and layout
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. I love the sweet image and the pretty colours

Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Oh this is just gorgeous,love the image....fab colours.xxx

Tanya said...

I know what you mean Squirrel, it's getting so close now! I get too stressed about everything around Christmas, so this year I'm ultra-organised - I have most of my presents bought already and a box of Christmas cards ready too.

I don't much sell my cards - I have an arrangement with my parents lol, they pay for crafty goodies for me every so often in exchange for cards when they want them :P And I guilt my sisters into buying cards from me instead of the shops, guilt is a great tactic :D lol.

This card is fantastic, I love the colour combo and that image is one of my favourites :)

Tags xx

Lorraine said...

Isn't she sweet! Gorgeous image and those papers are one of my favourite sets! Gorgeous colours and fab layout too.
Lorraine x

scrappymo! said...

But at 10 for 99p they are not getting a masterpiece!!!

Lovely card for your friend.

Dot said...

Beautiful and sweet card, Squirrel, lovely image and papers.
Hugs Dorte

coops said...

so gorgeous hun.stunning sweet image and i love your pretty papers and colours :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Squirrel, I totally agree about the cards hun, handcrafted for under a nicker, who are they kidding?

Love your stunning card and the sweet image is perfect for the occasion.

Donna x

Elise said...

OoOh Squirrel! I so love these colors and the papers too!!! SOoOO soft and delicate .. just the way I love it! :) Beautifully coloured as well!!!

Oh dear, tell me about making those Christmas cards .. I am so way behind too! Time is flying by so quickly! sigh ...

Hope you're having a great weekend!!

Big Hugs,

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous image and layout, and those papers are so pretty... I don't need them though, no I don't, I really don't... Hope you have a lovely day hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

thecraftycavalier said...

Gorgeous,gorgeous, gorgeous! Beautiful colours on this one Squirrel! Blimey, £1 wouldn't cover the cost of the embellies I use on one card!!!!!! I've given up trying to sell my cards, it's just too depressing! I'm way behind with Xmas cards - may get the Beast to make them this year! Hugs, Jayne xx

Joey said...

Super adorable hun, love this image! I know exactly what you mean, where we live you can go get 10 for a quid too, and as I keep telling the peeps who keep telling me I am underselling myself, I am, but if I charged what some cards would really be worth then I wont make a penny, tis a hard place, but they cant buy what we do in the shops hun, hold on to that xxx

Zippy said...

Know what you mean about the shop cards but they are quite thin cards but everyone seems to want things as cheeply as possible. I know which sort of card I prefer dropping through my letterbox, a lovely handmade one! Just a pity everyone doesn't think like that!

Anyway, great card, love the colours and the image is just so sweet xxx

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel and perfect for the lady who will receive it.
As for the Xmas cards, I don't make any to sell, can't compete with what is seen as handmade.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Yeah, but those 99p cards aren't made by the famous Squirrel Artiste so who'd waste their money on them??!!!!

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