with your cards?
I've seriously made myself fed up this morning and wondering what the point is of this hobby.
I've made cards now for getting on for 10 years, happily playing with stamps and colouring, gorgeous little bits of paper, embellishments (various!), embossing - in fact anything that took my fancy.
Of the cards I've made, some have gone to family, fewer to friends and I've sold a handful (apart from sending some to Abi - and thank you for doing that for me! - to sell for me).
But what have I done with the rest? Well put them in boxes!! Over the years I've gone back and looked at my early ones and chucked them (I had a ginormous clear out a year or so ago). The ones that hubby wouldn't let me chuck are now sat in a bin bag waiting for him to forget about them so I can either bin them or give them to a charity shop.
But what about the rest? Well I have 3 boxes full of cards - and I just counted them. What a mistake!
The box of heavily embellished ones are bending and some of the DST is no longer working and the cards are falling apart. But who wants really thick, expensive to send cards? There are 35 in there
Box two has flatter ones in - these aren't too bad, most of them I've made in the last year. There are 31 in there.
Box three (a box that I'd even forgotten I had) - flatter and flat cards. 116!!!! in there.
What do I do with them? I want to give them to charity - hubby won't let me. I tried SHMbO school - they put them in the office at £1 a go! I'm sorry but I'd rather give them to charity. They don't do 'craft fairs' neither do I think the Head would let me sell them at their summer fete. Hubby reckons not enough people go to make it worth it anyway.
I make them for my friends kids / my friends (all 4 of them!) / family / friends of family - only two people have ever asked to buy any from me. Are my cards that bad?
I don't know many people, and the people I do know don't want to buy. I'm not the sort to wander into a shop and ask them if they want to try and sell my cards (I'd die of embarrassment!). So I can't see me putting them in a shop.
So tell me what do I do with them? Apart from just chuck them in the recycling, which is what I feel like doing at the moment.
Anyone want 182 cards of varying quality????
I'm going now before I get even fedder up than I already am. Maybe I'll stick to baking, at least a cake gets eaten.