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Hello, my friends. I’m writing this Tuesday evening because tomorrow I shall be out for the day. Hopefully, the weather will be nicer than the murky day we have had today because a friend and I are heading off to the Lake district for the day. It would have been John’s 71st birthday, so we are going to his favourite places to celebrate him. So, I will,link up first thing tomorrow morning, then come round visiting either tomorrow evening or Thursday… or even Friday!

Last week I gave you that glimpse of that scrap paper on which I had leaned when making sample cards for a local hotel. Goodness – what a stir I caused! I couldn’t quite believe how many of you were thrilled with the scrap paper!! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. No pictures of a new fireplace – erm… – because there isn’t one. I have had it all taken out and the wall straightened in order to have a bit of blank wall to put my piano against. For the past few years it has been in my daughter’s house, as the grandies wanted to play,and they can no longer have it. Did I want it back??? A very definite YES! I have gone back into the worship group at church, so can learn the many new songs which they have been learning in the 18months I hardly made it to church! I can also enjoy playing just for me.

But – those samples! I visited the hotel this morning armed with a couple of dozen cards and a memory stick full of photographs of ones I had made previously. Mostly they were loved. Please could I make lots more, and please could I make some Easter cards because they open after the winter closure in the first week of March. So, it would be good if they had lots before then!! I’m thrilled. I warned them I would be posting a few pictures – and they were happy. So, as there is nothing on my desk tonight in readiness for my long day out tomorrow, here is a little montage (is that the right word??) of the favourites


Basically, I had done lots of different sized and shaped cards, used lots of different techniques, and lots of different colours in order for them to let me know which they preferred. The end result… The brighter the better. My own photographic images especially of creation were popular. Pollyanna Pickering went down a storm. The “just for you” die cut was extremely popular and I think I could make as many of those in different colour cards with different backgrounds as I wanted, and did I do it with any other words!!!!, Quirky was fun and good. A real mix of sentiments was needed, but no birthday numbers. Easter would be popular, and if I found some more tiny picture frames to pop my own photos in they would be brilliant. I had found one in John’s things and had literally stuck a tiny 2×1 inch photo in it. Loved it! Now, of course, I need to source some more of the frames, and I have no idea where it has come from. I think the word “boredom”, which has been absent from my dictionary for many years, is still not going to make an appearance. They need a reasonable supply – about 60 to begin with – and then I need to keep re-stocking until the hotel closes in November. By then, of course, could they have some Christmas cards. I hadn’t had time to make a box card, but had a photo of one – ooo, yes please!I spent well over two hours with the owners, and came away feeling really delighted that they so liked my work.

So, that’s me this week folks. Soon to be up to my eyes in piles of cards for others as well as all the ones I need for myself. Wow!

Take care. I’ll see you later tomorrow or toward the weekend. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW398”


    Vickie Doswell
    Awesome! Glad to hear the hotel is going to showcase your cards! Congratulations! Sorry I am so late getting around but…I made it!!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie #54
    Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:01:57

    That’s just fantastic news that the hotel owners loved your card, you know what you’ll be doing the rest of the year :-). Hope you had a lovely day out, great way of remembering your loved husband. Coincidentally I just bought some small frames in a local shop called Action and they were dead cheap too. Happy WOYWW Vicky #3
    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:41:09

    Hi Margaret, doing my best to visit all my friends though have been a bit occupied. Love the cards and no wonder so many people wanted them. Have a great woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x 9
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:59:26

    What an absolutely joyful post! I am so pleased for you, it must be sooo exciting. Enjoy the day tomorrow. Blessings Christine #50
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:06:33

    Well that’s you busy for, em, ever!! What a marvellous response, you must be on cloud nine – it does so much good for the crafty confidence too – well done M, proud of you!
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:22:40

    Wow! What a successful meeting! It’s so great that so many people are excited about your cards! I know you will enjoy making them, and seeing other people enjoying them! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #47
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:04:36

    Melissa Gross
    How exciting that they want lots more cards – you are definitely going to be busy! The cards are lovely!
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:58:39

    How wonderful the hotel wants your beautiful cards. Hope your day out isn’t too sad.
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:36:49

    Happy New Year, Margaret First off, I received your Christmas card. I got so caught up in finally getting the studio organized that I didn’t send a single card. I’ll be doing RAK cards throughout the year instead. Sounds as if you are doing well. So very happy for you. Hope you enjoy your day today. John will be with you, I’m sure. Creative Blessings and Hugs ~Kelly #41
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:30:06

    Sharon K
    I hope you have a wonderful day. I always enjoyed hearing stories of John and what a wonderful man he was. Enjoy celebrating his life in such a wonderful place. Glad you’re enjoying your crafting – lots of wonderful things going on on your desk. Happy WOYWW Sharon K #37
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:37:09

    Sarah Brennan
    Wow. Well done for getting such a cottage industry going. Hope you manage to source those photo frames. Happy WOYWW Sarah #29
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:37:00

    Hi Margaret, first off, I hope you have a wonderful day, celebrating Johns life, visiting places he loved. What a lovely way to do it. Next up- tiny photo frames. Two suggestions here, firstly The Works have lots of small packs of embellishments, and there are packs of small wooden frames amongst them, for a pound or two. Second, Poundstretcher/Pound stores. In the kitchen/ household decor area of ours, I got a couple of packs of I think 6 frames- magnetic, meant to make fridge magnets with. Not surprised your cards were so popular, they are all delightful. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:32:09

    That is quite a confirmation of your talent to have an order for 60 cards. Well done you. … Mary-Lou #26
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:38:38

    Diana Taylor
    Your cards are beautiful and I’m not surprised they caused a stir – you will certainly have your work cut out making 60. I hope you have a lovely day out with your friend – already the sun is shining down here on the south coast, it’s a beautiful frosty day – fingers crossed it’s the same for you. Diana #20 x
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:01:37

    Enjoy your day with John celebrating his birthday & what a great selection of cards Happy woyww Jill #24
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:58:24

    Hello Margaret. I hope that you have a lovely day in the Lake District and that the sun did indeed shine for you. sadly another grey day here. What a lovely way to remember John’s birthday. Your cards are lovely , not surprising they were well accepted. I really miss hearing my son play the piano. He started lessons aged seven and after doing all his grade exams he did a diploma. He would be practising/playing everyday. When he left for Uni that all stopped 🙁 He now has the piano in his home. It was lovely hearing some carols at Christmas when we all visited my aunt’s and he played the piano in the communal lounge. Take care Anne x #18
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:29:02

    sandra de
    Sounds like you have been super busy. what a great collection of cards. Sandra de
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:18:04

    Enjoy your new “old” piano when it comes home, well done on the success of your cards too Happy WOYWW Kathyk #11
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:40:28

    HAPPY WOYWDW Great Christmas cards Lilian B # 14
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:28:59

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. Enjoy your day out in the Lake District and hope the weather does brighten up. No wonder the hotel loves your cards – they are all fabulous. Ali x #7
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:25:33

    Wow.. loving your samples.. no wonder they were a big hit! Sounds like you will have a great creative outlet and hopefully some monies for more supplies… a win win situation. Safe travels… and have a lovely week Erika #6
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:22:55

    Morning Margaret, and what a busy time you are going to have – how fantastic that your designs were so well appreciated (not surprised!) Have a really special day today, in John’s memory. what a lovely thing to do. xx Helen #2
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:50:21

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