Tuesday, August 27, 2013
My New Special Project
Good evening friends
If you are a regular follower and you have been reading my posts, you would have read that I have been busy with a special project, details which I am happy to share with you all NOW!
It is a project that has been long on my heart and as I have just received my first request, I thought it was time to launch my brand new blog called...
*** The Cape Town Card Fairy ***
As you all know, it is not that easy to sell one's handcrafted cards. If you are one of the lucky one's, then you are very fortunate. I have had some support from my family and colleagues, but other than that nothing ! And so I've been sitting with a box or 2 of beautiful (so I have been told) cards, that would just be collecting dust, if I didn't have a lid on it...lol!
So I started thinking, what to do with all these lovely cards ? They can't just lie here for ever. And so the idea was born to bless someone with one of my cards. I'm having no luck selling them, so I may as well bless someone with one of my creations.
As the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital is close to my place of work and I follow the Friends of the Children's Hospital on Facebook, I thought how awesome it would be to bless those children who have to spend a birthday in hospital, with a card. I contacted the Association and after presenting my idea to them, they were most excited and have decided to give it a go. And so the Cape Town Card Fairy was born.
I sadly read on one of the blogs I had come across that a crafter had decided to get rid of her craft stash, as she was having no luck in selling anything and that it was becoming far too expensive a hobby for her to continue with. I found that incredibly sad and thought that if it weren't for my colleagues, that could very well be me. As we all know, there are more enticing products coming out faster than you can blink your eye and we get suckered into purchasing more and more items.
I have embarked on this project as I love making cards. Now I have a purpose for making them and will continue to do so until my stash runs dry. Perhaps by then, someone else could take over the baton of The Cape Town Card Fairy. I really am hoping though that this will inspire many of you out there who are sitting with boxes of unused/unwanted creations, to contact an Association in your area and perhaps becoming a Card Fairy yourself.
Please pop around to The Card Fairy blog. I hope you'll join as a Follower. Any comments would be most welcome.
Sharon's Kardz Korner will still be around for a long time, so don't you dare forget about me now!
Hugs and blessings
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