Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge and Card Patterns entry......


Where did the monday go?! I swear monday's go by so much quicker than any other day. I had another busy crafty monday, whilst also cleaning the house (visitors later in the week) and doing a stupid amount of washing! I don't know how I managed to make anything yesterday. But I just had to join in the Compendium of curiosities challenge at Studio L3. Fragments is what this week is about. To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of them, I just never know what to do with them. I liked them with the old photos in my Mary frame I made but other than that, I never know what to stick to them and when used on cards they always look odd. But I have 2 packs of them so maybe by the time I've used them up I'll like them more (or be glad to see the back of them!).
I also used a sketch for my card, from Card Patterns. The 2 challenges combined worked very well, I'm pleased with the card. And as I'm 'mass-producing' birthday cards at the moment it's another one added to the pile.
Question:
What other cards (other than birthday ones) do you make the most or do people need the most? Birthday is the obvious occasion that people buy cards for, but what other occasion is there?! Not counting christmas, it's only once a year, so not an all year round money maker. Anyway, let me know your thoughts.
Enjoy the sunshine!!!
Anika xxx

18 comments:

  1. I really don't know what people buy, but I would think people use Get Well and Friendship cards the most. Things that say thinking of you, Just a note, Just a Line...

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  2. And I forgot to say what a lovely, simple, clean, fresh take on the sketch.

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  3. Totally awesome card! It is so elegant!

    Linda

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  4. Anika, your card is beautiful and elegant! You use of the fragment as a focal point is perfect. I'm so happy you joined the challenge! Fragments may not be your favorite, but you certainly did a gorgeous job.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Wow, perfect! Love the simplicity and elegance the fragment gives to the piece..awesome!

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  6. How simple and elegant. Love all elements of your design.

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  7. Thank you cards, everyone should have Thank you cards on hand - Miss Manners says their required...lol. Also Thinking of You - cards - these can be used for all different purposes - sympathy, get well, achievements, rough times..etc. I also get a lot of requests for sets of cards with no sentiment, so the person can tailor it to their needs.
    I love the use of the fragment on this card, I bought the fragment charms and wish I had the regular ones!

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  8. Wow! beautifully simple and elegant.

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  9. Stunning and elegant! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

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  10. Very nice! Another different take on the fragment concept: And one that is done perfectly!

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  11. such an elegant card. It's very dramatic with the black and white palette.

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  12. Very elegant card!! Love the monochromatic look.

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  13. Such an elegant card,I love black and white cards.
    I make quite a few Wedding Anniversary cards but Thank you cards are always handy to have.

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  14. Beautiful card and very effective use of a fragment.

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  15. This is beautiful, just so elegant x

    I find that Thank You cards are always in demand x

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  16. Understated and krisp, a winning combo, love it

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  17. What a classy and elegant card! I love that you kept all the elements simple!

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