Why I make cards....

I make cards because I like to. I like releasing some energy and relaxing at the same time. I like getting sweet comments and words. I like making crafty buddies.

But mostly just because....
I like putting together pretty things.

That's really about it.

So with this in mind, after a couple days of struggling to make a card that satisfied me, I made this.

I don't really mind if no else likes it.
Or even if someone thinks it's a mess.
I like it.
 And I liked making it.

So I'm smiling. :)

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a blessed day!

PS: this is for the Moxie Fab World Celebrating Hobbies challenge - this has a bit of book (October Afternoon paper with excerpt from 'Jo's Boys' {didja ever notice?}), sewing (border), and of course, photography (camera)
PPS: I redid my shoppe, added some new colors, and some new trinkets - I'd love to know what you think. :)

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Fly a Kite", Websters Pages "Postcards from Paris", Making Memories "Chloes Closet"
Stamp: Hero Arts "Made with Love"
Ink: Staz-on
Pearl: Prima
Flowers: Websters Pages

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, sewing machine


  1. This is so SWEET, Clare! I love the feminine take of the camera image!

  2. Well, I have to say that I'm soooo grateful that you do make cards Clare... especially when they look as gorgeous as this one! Jo x

  3. Gorgeous card Clare...It always look the best when made from heart...thanks for the inspiration:)

  4. Great post, Clare. I think you've shared a couple of things that we all feel at times; struggling to make a card, and not caring whether anyone else likes it. As long as YOU enjoy the process and like the end result, that's what's important. Although, I have now idea why anyone else WOULDN'T like this card - it's really pretty!

  5. It is a great hobby for relaxing and releasing tension Clare. I am so glad you enjoyed making this card... it is lovely

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  7. Simply fabulous card! And I couldn't agree more, if the card makes you happy and smiley, it's all that matters! I really love the touch with that camera!

  8. Hey Clare! Thanks for linking this up to the Celebrating Hobbies Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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