Friday, July 8, 2011

Pyjama Day




Hi Blogging Beauties,

Today I have decided to give myself a "pyjama day".  This means not leaving the house all day and just staying home and doing what I want.  Well, the first week of school holidays is almost over and it has been a very busy week.  I have been into town every day visiting my sick Grandparents and doing jobs here and there and catching up with relatives.

This morning when I woke up and looked out the window there was a big frost and a thick fog.  It was very chilly.  So I went outside for some wood for the fire and to let Ellie have a run and let the chickies out to have a peck.  They havent laid me an egg in a few days I think they might have a new hiding spot for their eggs...hope I find it soon before the eggs get too old!!

So the fire is going now and Honey is curled up on the rug having a snooze and I am still in my pyjamas working away at the computer.  I wanted to share this little set of cards I made a few days ago.  I was inspired by some gorgeous cards in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine by talented Aussie Cards for Sale designer Fran Tynan.

Seeing that many of the girls that design for Aussie Cards for Sale regularly have publications in this magazine I decided to subscribe, so Ben got me a subscription for my birthday in April.  I must say I love getting the magazine and have even submitted a few cards myself...will let you know when they are published!

Below is a picture of Fran's beautiful cards that inspired me.


And here are my attempts.
What appealed to me about them is their unique circular shape and simple design.
I wanted them to have a few cards on hand to send off to some friends.
Because even though I have my own card shop and hundreds of cards of other peoples in my house I am behind on my own birthday list.  Isnt that shocking!!  
My aim was to get a few little cards in my stash.


Because it is a Pyjama day today I would like to link up my cards to Michelle's Make it Monday party I havent linked up any cards to anything for ages and ages and ages.
Michelle is another talented Aussie Cards for Sale designer.

Have you popped over to Aussie Cards for Sale lately? I am busy loading up another 50 or so gorgeous cards today.  There are so many lovely cards on there at the moment.  I get so much inspiration from seeing them all.  There are some cards on sale for $4 leftover from our EOFY Sale.
And for every card purchased our online customers receive an entry in our delicious July candy.


I get many emails from card-makers who would like to be a designer at Aussie Cards for Sale because they would like to sell their cards online and I am considering running a Guest Designer link-up party on my blog.  
Please leave a comment on this post if you are interested or have some ideas.

Well, time to end this long post today!
I hope you have a lovely day...wherever you are in the world.

Alicia xx
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