Good morning my paddling chums. Hope you are all well or if not, a sincere get well soon.
A big thank you from Mr D for his birthday wishes. He was very chuffed that he was mentioned in dispatches. He had a lovely day despite the disappointment of not going away. He loves a full English (that's a cooked breakfast for my overseas chums) so I took him to a local carvery that does a buffet breakfast and he tucked in with gusto (I could almost hear his arteries groaning when he munched the fried bread (ewwww!!!). Its not something I cook very often so he enjoyed it.
Thank you all, too, for your lovely supportive comments about my work issues. Its taken the enthusiasm I had for the job and squashed it.
There was a mention of changing my shifts again for next week to which I offered to save them the trouble, by offering to hand in my notice. . . . . .no further mention made!
Still, I had to stifle a very wide grin, when it dawned on them that next week, the other experienced girl is on leave and there is the annual stock take on what will now be one of my none working days. So, the only bods in on my section are the supervisor (one of the ones who changed my rota) and a new girl who only started this week; to do a stocktake of 3 departments.
I was asked, through muffled tones, if I would go in for overtime for that day. . . . . .well, you can guess what my answer was. . . . . . . still stifling that grin. . . . . . .
Anyhoo, enough of that, and I'd like to welcome to Debs, one of my new team mates at MAWTT. I'm looking forward to joining the girls in a couple of weeks.
Now today, I'm sharing some quickie batch cards I made for Christmas. I was getting pushed for time and needed some less involved ones to keep me going so made a few repeats of each. Although they are foam padded, they still come under the 5mm for postage.
White Card (Lime Tree)
Green, ruby red and red card (PMD)
Gold mirror card (C & C)
SB Snowflake Pendant 2013
X-Cut circle die
Card-io Festive Fir Cones stamp set
Bebunni embossing folder
Hobbycraft corner punch
Sentiments CE and Dovecraft (I think)
Inks, Memento Dew drops, Versamark
Gold Krylon pen
Anita's 3D Gloss (on the holly leaves)
Dozy duck that I am, I forgot to take close ups. . . . .doh!!!
Before I waddle off, I wanted to mention, I received some fantastic creations recently.
Of course, there were Wendy's fab pins and John gave me a beautiful notebook that had started plain but had been "John-ed" (yes, I still love jotting things down with pen and paper)
I'm not showing it as I'm not sure if its a project he will be doing at some stage and I haven't managed to catch up with him since he came back from his break in Spain.
I also received two stunning cards through the post. The first was from the lovely Karen (Karenlotty). Karen doesn't have a blog (but should if the card she sent is anything to go by) and I wouldn't put it on here without her permission (still waiting on a reply for that Karen lol). Karen, its fab so many, many thanks.
Then, I received another beauty, from Pamellia. Now as Pamellia has featured my gift on her blog, I can refer you to it here to see it photographed a lot better than I could to do it justice. The tactileness (yes, I made that word up) of this card is amazing. I had to stop Mr D touching it all over (steady!!!)
This gal is going places (Nantucket maybe, eh Pamellia?). . . . . well, crafty ones I think.
Well that's me, off to enjoy a homemade Snowball (I'm scheduling this on Friday evening, not hitting the alcohol at 6am, hahaha!) so thank you if you've managed to get to the end of this without nodding off, otherwise "WAKE UP!!!!!!"
Have a great weekend and be good.
Ps. . . . . .just checked. . . . .yep, I'm still stifling that grin. . . . .