Cardmaking is joy and creativity

Recycled an old christmas card

I got a new hobby last autumn and I have realized that cardmaking is joy and creativity. It is just like a puzzle where all the bits and pieces shall fit together in the end. If you make a mistake, your idea of the card will change. You may accept the change and continue or start over again.

I am a beginner, a trained cardmaker will see that. But it gives me so much joy and pleasure. I can’t say I don’t care when the comments are positive, but it is hard to please a perfectionist…..

Cardmaking investments

I have made investments in a lot of things like Sizzix big shot, cutting and embossing dies, glue, tape, craftpaper, blings and a lot more.

Using pinterest and blogs have been really helpful giving me a lot of ideas, but I am trying to go my own way. I am really tempted to buy a lot of new stuff everytime I pass a hobbyshop, but I have decided to use what I already got.

I am a collector so I got a huge amount of old christmas cards I am trying to recycle, more or less successful.

Mental hygiene, mindfulness and creativity

Anyhow it is just like knitting, the time and my thoughts fly.Hand knitting and Mental hygiene It is mental hygiene and mindfulness combined with creativity. When I sit by my desk I listen to audio books or music. After a while I breathe more freely, the pulse and blood pressure drops, and I just feel the energy coming back. It is recreation and that is the clue with any hobbies, I guess.  If you don’t feel joy or pleasure, it is time to move on. But for now, cardmaking is joy combined with creativity. Gone is the stress and problems when I am in the cardmaking bubble.

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