Hello my friends. I do trust this finds you well and coping! I have a twofer for you all today…
…Taken around lunchtime Tuesday, this was the second version of my desk. Earlier it had been chaos. Papers, card blanks, scraps of card cut on the guillotine. Testament to a card fest of epic proportions. Then a rapid tidy before starting in on this. Remember those tessellating boxes from some weeks back? Well, I have pondered how to use them, thought up a few ideas – and come up with something. More later! So, now on the desk are two sets of 6 boxes, a 12 x 12 paper pad, 2 pairs of specs, the base of a daylight lamp, glue, DST, blade, etc.
So, desk number 2?
The floor! Evidence of that card fest… Boxes of different coloured card used as backgrounds and simply not put away yet in the haste to start on those boxes before I chickened out. Paper poo from die cutting all around the almost full waste bin – good thing the recycling is collected Friday. So what exactly have I been up to this past week?
Made a load more Christmas cards. I ummed and aahed over those new dies from last week, and in the end decided they were just so gorgeous and said exactly what I wanted to say, that I would keep them really simple. The dies are big – 6 inches across, so these are 7 inch cards. The Gemini has been working overtime.
Isn’t this just the cutest nativity scene? Decoupage isn’t my favourite technique (understatement!), but I saw this pack of 10 and thought… Just right for families.
So, those boxes…
They make a lovely hexagon shape when placed together. Stuck onto a base card piece, I spent ages making the shape for the top decoration – a nativity picture. Cut out a hexagon to match the size, then I cut the hexagon into six triangles (keeping the picture the right way up all the time!), and am sticking them onto the tops of each box. A large brad will ensure the lids can be opened when I have made and attached a short tassel to each one. Into each box I shall place a little gift for my family and a clue to a Christmas treat. The treats will be wrapped separately, and added to the large box I am making up for each family – yes, I am anticipating a virtual Christmas. I do hope that description makes sense!
So, what else have I been up to? I like to spend the evenings down in the lounge – and, of course, therefore have to have a jigsaw on the go! Here’s the latest…
And finally…. Thought it was about time I added a Welsh picture. I’m not allowed to go anywhere at the moment as Wales is in total lockdown – so here’s a picture taken some years ago. Get your tongue round this… Just remember that “ch” isn’t pronounced as it would be in the word “church”, but has its very own Welsh way, as does “ll” – umbrellas are passed around when at Welsh class, as this is a non-covid sensitive pronunciation involving a certain amount of huffing and puffing… and yes, it is just one word!
… Although I wouldn’t try pronouncing it as in the photo!
Thanks so much for all the visits and lovely comments last week. I do so appreciate them.
Take care everyone. God bless you.