Good morning one and all. Hope you're well and not flooded out with the rain that's wafting about (not sure that rain does "waft" but you know what I mean) I think its due in these here parts tomorrow. . . . . .lovely!!!
Will have to get myself re-organised as work has decided to change all of my shifts that I have been happily doing for the past 10 months. Sadly, they are making me do a Tuesday, meaning I'm not able to volunteer at the charity shop anymore. I'm not happy as I was volunteering before I started this job and was told it was no problem not working Tuesdays.
I'm also having to do another late shift.
I'm told that the change will hopefully be temporary but I won't hold my breath. Mr D has told me to quit if I want but I do actually enjoy the job itself. Will have to suck it and see for a while. . . . .I suppose its what happens in retail.
Anyhoo, onto happier things. Thank you for your comments on my "oldies". There was mention of my showing how I do the fuchsias and I am very happy to do so, if folk are interested. It will be a step by step thing, if that's ok as I'm not au fait with videoing and You Tube (will have to get John to give me lessons and get Wendy over as a "Magic Hands").
My current Magic Hands, Mr Duck has pulled (steady !!!) a name from PPP (Pond Prize Pot) so the winner is announced at the end of this post. . . . . . .Don't you dare scroll down there yet hahaha!!!
Now, today's card was for my a friend at work , whose daughter was to celebrate her 8th birthday a couple of weeks ago (sorry if our Lydia Jordan wondered what was going on lol!!!). Little Lydia made me a very lovely card for my birthday, bless her so I thought I would try and return the favour. Her favourite things are pink and cats (can't argue with that!).
Pussy cats bow and nose have been heat embossed so are glossy in real life.
SB Labels 20
X Cut Alphabet Die
Crafts Too Stars embossing folder
Docrafts alphabet stamps
Card-io dragonfly stamp
Cat stamp (was in a huge box of wooden stamps I got for a fiver at a car boot)
Water colour pencils
Spun Sugar DI
Comic Shimmer clear embossing powder
Pink satin ribbon
I also made a matching box for some little pressies, so will show you that next time.
To get the stamping of "Happy Birthday" relatively neat (and I say relatively lol!!!) I lined up the letters on the card around the aperture, then pressed my stamping block onto them and inked them up where they were. . . . . . . .
like so and when I say stamping block, its actually a A5 sheet of perspex that was a mini clipboard, that I hacksawed the clip end off (very Blue Peter tee hee!!!)
Well, Lydia loved it and apparently has kept the envelope too as that was stamped with a cat as well. . . . . .Blessssss
Right, here is the prize that will be sent to the worthy Paddler. . . . . . . .
and the lucky person is. . . . . . . . .drum roll. . . . . . . . .another drum roll. . . . . . . . . . . .
Cue, whistles, wild applause and stamping of feet. If you can read my writing, come on down Karenlotty, its you !!! (hopefully you're not thinking "what am I going to do with this pile of tut" lol!!!)
I've asked John for your email address, as I think you have emailed him, so I can get your details (I haven't put my email details on here as I'm in a Duck Protection Program). If not, I'm sure John won't mind you emailing your details to him and he can pass them to me to send out your goodies.
Sorry to everyone else (blame Mr Duck not me lol!!!) but thank you again for your continued support of my little piece of Blogland. Next prize at 100 followers or 300 blog posts (I bet I know which will come first hahaha!!!)
See you all soon.