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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Kraft cards

A fantastic day at Scrapbook Magic and I even got to make some more Christmas cards, hopefully I now have enough for everyone.  Time to work on something different now I think.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Coffee break

No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils. ~Henry Ward Beecher

I've discovered these Nescafe gingerbread lattes and I think I'm becoming addicted to them.  They smell and taste delicious but no doubt are high in calories but I'm not looking  - just enjoying!

While drinking the coffee I have spent a relaxing evening looking through the two magazines that also found their way into my shopping basket . 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Mass tag production commences

Winter allows us to wrap up in the comforting scarf of healing, but we must slow down to allow its magic. ~Terri Guillemets, "The warmth & stillness," 2009

At the weekend I sold all the tags I had made but was asked to make a dozen more which was nice.  I  also need to make the tags to put on the gfits we have bought for family and friends.  So this evening I have been making a start on the mass production of tags.

I'm using the Magical Christmas stamp set for many of the tags as it has a coordinating die.  It was one of my naughty purchases from Simon Says but one which will be greatly used this year and in years to come.  So far I have managed to stamp, emboss and die cut quite a few of these this evening.  I've also punched out lots of tags and run them through a woodgrain embossing folder and will probably use the Warmth and Cheer 6x6 paper pad I bought from SU.  I  will continue working on them tomorrow.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

A weekend well spent

A very enjoyable weekend, lots of laughter, amazing generosity from Nathan and Mitch at Vintage Brew for allowing us crafting ladies to invade their cafe/Bistro with our Christmas craft fayre and of course their customers who purchased from us all. 

 We managed to raise money for Dog's Trust, a total of £77,  Moya has raised money to help her produce more quilts for children's hospice care and Lynne can donate some money to Cat's Protection so lots of good causes being helped.

I am shattered now but an Easter/Spring Fayre has been talked about which is fabulous and something to look forward to.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saturday update

A thoroughly enjoyable first day of our mini craft fayre.  We weren't rushed off our feet but we all managed to sell some of our stock.  I managed to raise another £49 for the Dog's Trust which is fabulous.

Fingers crossed tomorrow will be just as successful.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Busy ,busy, busy

The day has flown by, firstly looking after a poorly Harlee-Jay, then trying to finish off craft fayre items, trying to tidy up the house and finally this evening put some quick tags together as another item to try and sell.  I've run out of time and I'm now pooped!  Fingers crossed all goes well over the weekend and I actually sell some goodies so that I can make another donation to the Dogs Trust.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Painting has commenced

Hubby has taken a couple of days of work this week and next and has made a start on painting the front room.  The ceiling got its first coat today and there was a sweet message on the chimney breast wall for me when I  got home.

More painting to be done tomorrow while I am out looking after Harlee-Jay who apparently isn't very well so I'm guessing there will be lots of cuddles and staying in the warm for us.