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.