Monday, January 24, 2011

Modern Homemaker Cards

Starting with the shape stickers in the October Afternoon Modern Homemaker collection it was all too easy to whip up this set of retro cards.

I don't think I could imagine living in the 50's where a woman's place really was in the home. Where she actually did derive her pleasure from being a good Homemaker.

Although I have to admit that quite regularly (particularly on high stress days) when I'm at work I do pine for the days when I was a stay-at-home-mum.

But I'm not sure I could deal with this side of the equation. I expect (or at least hope!) that The Man will pull his weight around the house and do a bit of cleaning and cooking and kid-entertaining.

All the papers you see here are from the Modern Homemaker collection too. Aren't they just fabulous?! I am in love with October Afternoon... can't wait to see what they've got in store for CHA.

PS. I was channelling the colours from this lovely print in Nanny's Room so I could play along with Etsy Inspired Challenges.


  1. These are fresh and fun, lots different that what you usually do. I couldn't imagine staying at home everyday either, when I'm away I wish I were home and when I'm home sometimes I wish I were away...

  2. I love these retro cards, and you did an excellent job pulling the colors from the inspiration! Awesome work~

  3. Yep those were the days! I wonder...was scrapbooking around those days? and were women 'allowed' to scrap? lol. beautiful cards. I gotta say after not going near card making in 2 years, i have also enjoyed making the occasional one here and there. You have made these so cool!

  4. I love these- the 'pure bliss' vacuuming card cracks me up!!!
    I think you know I only work outside the home 1 day/week- and even still the Man here does the vacuuming & quite a bit of kid entertaining!!! (sometimes I feel a bit guilty- particularly if it's while I'm in my playroom!) :)

  5. These are so great & I love the retro feel you accomplished! Very nice work and thanks for playing with EIC this week!!!

  6. FABULOUS use of the vintage image, Natalie! I adore them all! Thanks so mcuh for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

  7. Love these retro cards! They are fabulous!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  8. Love your cards. Such a fresh retro design. So glad to see you playing with us this week at Etsy Inspired. :)

  9. Very cute cards. Yep, I grew up in the 50's and had a stay at home mum.

  10. Just adore your wonderfully retro cards ! And love the new sassy haircut you're showing in your profile pic.


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