My hubby and I have also been playing cards, lots and lots of cards. For a guy with severe visual impairment, he sure can win at cards. He requires lots of coaching and I'm his vocal advisor telling him what cards are on the piles. We play May I, a game my sister taught us, and Spite and Malice a game our family has played for years and years.
Our pup is enjoying this stay at home order, as she is being walked often. If weather permits we are out in it. I have news for her today, it's too cold, too wet and way to windy, she will be exercising herself in our yard. Missy also enjoys the couch time we are sharing. Lots of naps with mom as we watch too much tv.
I did manage to make a snippet card or two. This one was made from a pad of 6x6 Crate Paper, that was generously gifted to me. There are so many beautiful patterns. I chose one that I love, but it just was too busy until I covered it with the beautiful flower die, which was also gifted. I cut this die and then put it aside because I just couldn't find anything I liked to put with it. So my snippet is the quarter page die cut, that I placed over the floral piece. I don't know if you can really see the stripe portion that frames the piece, it is one I use to cut some leaf dies and I used some of those leaves for another card. When I am cutting card to use to cut small dies, I always cut the card to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Usually that size will give me a piece I can drop cut for use in a border. I drop cut the outside piece and used it as another snippet. You can see a bit of more snippet pieces peeking out from the inside of the card.
Everything was glued to a white 65# card. I use Roxanne Glue-Baste-It glue, which quilters will be familiar with. I love this glue and one thing I really like, it's washable, so when I use my pants as wipe rags, I can wash the glue out. Trust me, my pants have seen lots of glue. The downside, you can't wash your cards, but then I must say, most people don't purposely wash greeting cards....or do they? I did not add a sentiment as I will add one when I am ready to post my card. I do like this card and it isn't at all like I originally planned. I think that's the fun of crafting, my cards usually don't end up as they originally thought they would.
I will be adding this card to Pixie's Crafty Workshop #374. I hope you hop over to see all the inspiration on her blog page.
I told my hubby that I'd be crafting today and if he was a good boy, later today, I'd give him the opportunity to beat me at cards. I guess I should get crafting. I know he's already planning his big wins!
In this time of voluntary or mandatory isolation, if anyone needs a chat, send me an email. I'm always up to meeting new friends and in this day of quarantine, sometimes it's nice to know we are not alone. It's so sad that the entire world is sharing our pain. I do know we will get through this. Please stay safe, stay diligent. And we will celebrate soon.
Love to all,
AKA: Mary Mac