Hello my friends. Yes, this is my desktop post manic card making session! I suddenly realised Monday evening that it was a dear friend’s 70th birthday – that day! Now you have to understand that at the beginning of the year I make a list of necessary cards for the year, and pin it up – in my eye line – above my workdesk! No, I hadn’t raised my eyes recently…. So, a VERY rapid make, written, signed, put into the envelope and sealed, added a stamp, and posted. Yes, without taking a photo! I think I’m losing the plot!!!
However, despite the faux pas, I have been busy this week. I continued with the garden jungle clearance – and discovered, to my delight, that beneath a huge amount of raspberry canes, which I have been trying to kill off ever since we moved here as they don’t produce fruit, were a great bunch of bluebells, and some wood anemones. Fantastic. So.. here’s workspace number 2…
It was the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza at the weekend – and our church opens its doors, puts on a BBQ in the carpark, and serves tea and cakes inside. I love it – it’s my thing – but I knew I couldn’t do it this year because of being around for John. Two dear members offered to come and be in the house for John so that I could go and play! It was so very generous and kind – and I had a wonderful time on both Saturday and Sunday, serving tea and cakes non-stop. I don’t know what the end result profit was – all to be given to children’s charities, but I know that on the teas we took over £600 on the two days! It’s a fantastic three day event which brings in around 30,000 visitors a day to the town! Yes, 30,000 a day! The main street is closed for a funfair, there is a parade each day, all sorts on the promenade, pipe bands, steam engines, prizes for the best dressed Victorian. The atmosphere is lovely – and above all, SAFE. Here’s a taster… I didn’t manage to see the whole parade this year as I was busy serving. So here is desk number three…
The lone piper comes each year – and we once persuaded him to play for us in the church!
Now for a bit of show-and-tell. I’ve been playing. Some weeks back someone mentioned the egg shaped blending sponges. They also said where it is possible to buy a bag of make up ones really cheaply – I only wish I could remember where! However, I decided to give them a go, as I have never been really satisfied with my efforts at colour blending. Neet was demo-ing colouring with Distress inks at the York show, and she thought it was probably because I wasn’t using sufficient ink. So, I tried being brave and going for some vivid colour… I admit to liking what I did, succeeded in not giving up when the colours were pale, and was impressed how clean the sponges came with just cold water.
Then a brief look at some of the cards I’ve been making. Needless to say, it wasn’t only the birthday card I forgot to photograph!! Several others disappeared into the post before snapping as well!
So that is my week. Lots done, a feeling of having achieved – which is nice.
I do thank you for your lovely comments last week – obviously photos of Wales go down well! I did manage to visit everyone on the list – but, I’m sorry, there were two or three of you I simply couldn’t leave a comment with. I couldn’t find an e-mail to write to either, and you are on Google +. I did appreciate your work, though.
Take care my dear friends. God bless you.
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