Wednesday, 15 December 2010

You have Wishcraft to thank for this..... + Crafty Cardmakers 36

.....utter rubbish LOL.
I cannot believe that I made these but unfortunately I did when I first started card making. Lisa wanted to see my first card and fortunately I haven't got a pic of those tentative efforts in 2005, this is my earliest photograph of anything made by me!
Even back then I was using my own photographs but to abysmal effect! I am hanging my head in shame and would never have inflicted them onto you all if Lisa hadn't begged me to! Lisa, you have a lot to answer for LOL.
I am glad I kept them though because looking back on them now shows me how I have developed since 2006, thank goodness!

Any how, abysmal or not, I am entering it into Crafty Cardmakers 36 mega Christmas challenge - first and latest or greatest along with this 2010 Christmas card using my favourite winter photograph which I took at Elvaston Castle Country Park. I thought I would like to show you how I can use my own photographs to better effect nowadays :o)
Jackie xx


Wishcraft said...

He he, thank you hun :o) They're definitely not as bad as my shiny shocking pink effort lol!

If you add one of your recent cards to this post too, you can enter the 'first & latest' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with them. Doesn't have to be a new card, just one that you like.

Thanks for sharing :o) Lisa x

Carole of Brum said...

I've been thinking about my first cards recently too, and they are much worse than yours I can tell you! Like you say, it shows how much we've improved though and at least they give us a smile when we see them. CoB

Made by Mandy said...

We all had to start from humble beginnings and we all get better with practice. I have to admit your latest card is much better though LOL. You can tell you have a lot more confidence in yourself as you have used the photo on a much bigger scale. Great photos by the way.

Thanks for being brave enough to take us up on our First & Last Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. I wish you a fantastic Christmas and a very Happy New Year

Jack said...

Love your first cards (good for Lisa, lol). And that photo card is just stunning! Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Joanne said...

Jackie, these are far from rubbish! Do you know how many people can't even get an idea together to make a card! And look at you now, so creative and fantastic designs! Luv ya, J:)

Sarah_W said...

It's always fun to look back at where you started and see how far you have come. Hehe! Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this week Sarah xx

Lin said...

Love your first two photographed cards, and your latest Christmas card is really stylish. I think it's very clever of you to make something so gorgeous from your own photography and must have made your Christmas cardmaking less of a chore, not to mention cheaper to post (no embellies!)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thanks for joining our First and Last Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Hope to see you back next year.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox