Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Discovering a creative side...

The first great thing I have discovered since I have been 'taking time for me' is that I do actually have a creative side to me!! I was always the student that was good at science, maths, english etc, but neeevvveeerrr Art, it was just never my thing. Jase and I have always joked that when we do have kids I will help with the 'academic' homework and he will help with the art projects! But, when Mum was over helping after my surgery she got me making a couple of cards. I quite enjoyed it and thought I might carry on doing them on my own. I started looking around online and discovered Stamping. I AM HOOKED!!! It is amazing the things you can do with plain white card and stamps and ink! I found a series of classes called Thinking Inking by a designer called Jennifer McGuire, and was so inspired by her! I've been busily stocking up with supplies and this week got started playing around and making my own cards.

You can see my projects so far displayed on the gallery at here.

Here's one example, my favourite so far....

What's really funny is all those worries and thoughts about work that used to run around my head and keep me up in the early hours of the morning have been replaced by ideas for cards and techniques I want to try LOL! It's much nicer to think about stamping than payroll though, much nicer!


  1. This is so beautiful and it's hard to image that you are a beginner. Awesome card :)

  2. Amazing FIRST card!! You are going to love this journey in card-making!! Like you, I was NEVER good at Art in school, but I can make cards now :)

  3. Hi, Lynsey! This is such a gorgeous card! I love the faux silk tissue paper technique that you used. Welcome to the world of stamping! And thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

  4. Hello, Lynsey, I just came over from the Hero Arts flickr pool, and am amazed at how much alike we are, after just reading a few of your posts. I, too, found that making cards filled a void in my life that I didn't even know that I had! It helped me get through a very difficult time in my life 5 years ago, and I hope that it will do the same for you. You've come to the right place at flickr.....make yourself comfortable there and you'll find many, many "kindred spirits", and the nicest women you will ever meet. 3 of them are just above me here :) Looking forward to more of your posts and cards.