Monday, 27 June 2011

My first online sale ... and spending more money than I make on craft supplies!

Putting myself out there online and in the real world is starting to pay off! Custom cards, bulk orders and wait for first online sale! Yahoo! It wasn't even someone that I knew - a complete stranger bought something that I created! This sale even lent itself to a dance around the loungeroom!

Here is a custom card order that I have been working on - it is a Frida Kahlo inspired mixed media creation.

Over the weekend my friend, fellow crafter and constant source of inspiration Liv and I went to the Picture 2 Page scrapbooking and papercraft show in Pakenham. We were totally inspired by all of the creations and enjoyed chatting with the lovely Flourish with a Bling girls. Beautiful supplies (that were too good to resist!) and lots of inspiration - which I will put into action later on in the week when I have a day off and then on Friday at scrapping with my girls. I'll be sure to post more photos soon.

If you want to join the stampede to buy Cards by Lauren online (well I have sold one!) make sure that you visit or if you are after a custom card design you can email me at

Take care - L x

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Some custom creations - housewarming, birthdays and babies!

This week has been absolutely flat out with my day job, plus I had a cooking accident and had to get part of my thumb glued back on! (more clumsy than dramatic!) But I am now back in the swing of things and creating. I have had a number of custom card orders thanks to my kind friends and blog readers. Some of my favourite orders have been for these baby owl cards (similar to the giraffes that I have listed on made it).

I have also had an order for a 30th birthday card for a vintage loving crafty girl (I finally used the gorgeous October Afternoon Modern Homemaker paper) and a housewarming card for a French expat using Collections paper and chipboard, with Kaisercraft flowers and pearls. What do you think?

I'll be back over the next few days with more creations, so stay safe and have a great week! xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Featured as a Lovely Stationery Find on MADE IT!

Well, I know I have been a bit lax in posting this week but it has been fairly quiet on the creating front but as tomorrow is a public holiday I am expecting to have loads to show you all tomorrow.

As you know Cards by Lauren has entered the world of online selling through Made It - visit here to see the shop! While lots of people have been viewing the cards, no one has purchased yet - fingers crossed it happens soon! It has only been a week! Despite a lack of sales, a card I created was featured in the Made It weekly newsletter as a 'Lovely Stationery Find' so I am pretty excited! I must be doing something right.

The card featured was this baby card and gift tag. I am thinking about making some with owls on them tomorrow.

Anyway, I'm off to contemplate what to create next! xx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Cards by Lauren has MADE IT!

I have ventured into the world of online selling! I decided to begin with Made It - an Australian based handmade retailer. I thought start local and then maybe make the transition to the daunting world of Etsy.

I have a number of different cards listed for sale - many of them I have shown here on the blog - so if you have liked any of these cards they are now available for purchase. Just click the button to the right or click here to visit Cards by Lauren on Made It.

I've also been creating a bit this weekend, so check out the latest creation - Love (ohhhhhh)!

Guess what - I've even been keeping up with the 30 Day Journalling Challenge! I will definately post some pictures of my journal pages during the week.

Have a great week. Loves xx