Friday, 18 November 2016
A Festive Treat From Pat
Good Friday Morning Ladies,
A very relaxed day for us today in comparison to yesterday, I probably made things worse by letting my anxiety get the better of me. By the time the man arrived I was an anxious /nervous wreck. It were just frustrated me that he wanted to look in every cupboard, I could almost see his eyes roll as he looked in my craft room!!
He was measuring room sizes, I did mention that all bungalows were the same room sizes, identical in fact! We have all our camping stuff stacked in the old airing cupboard, the immersion heater doesn't work, never has since we moved in, but he still insisted that Paul unload the whole lot so he could see the tank!!
The funny thing was that they hadn't explained to him that we have two bungalows knocked through, through what was a storage cupboard in the hallway, he wasn't happy that they expected him to do 2 bungalows when he was only paid to do one!!
I was relieved when he went I can tell you!
Now onto today's fabulous card, one of Pat's older Christmas cards I believe, I found it in my Christmas card file, while browsing yesterday. I think it might be a card that Pat made at the Class she sometimes goes to on a Thursday, I love the colours and that pretty poinsettia Wreath, stamped inside the bauble, very creative Pat, I love the stitched detail around the leaves too. The matting and layering finishes the card perfectly Pat, thank you for sharing xxxx
A quick frugal tip, if like me this time of year have many Amazon parcels arriving, keep the packaging, I die cut several tags out of some the other day, it looks identical to Kraft card, the envelope style cardboard packets actually have a perfect rectangle frame embossed into them!
The other thing I created was my own Antistatic bag, I have one but can't find it anywhere, with my renewed love of stamping I needed one urgently, so I round a piece of old fabric, die cut a large circle, popped a small mound of talc in the centre, gathered up and secured with a ribbon tied tightly around the top!
Or you could make a rectangle, glue together on 3 sides with Hot glue gun, add powder then close last side with hot glue too. They both work a treat, cost very little and make your card smell lovely!
We are off to Sophie & Lucy's School tonight, it is their 'Charter Day' Celebration today and they have a full Service this morning, followed by an Awards Ceremony tonight, both my girls have received an award, Sophie has been Awarded the Prize for Art and Lucy received the Award for ICT, so we will be very proud parents tonight, with tingling hands from an hour of clapping!
such a lovely, positive way to end the week !
Have a lovely day ladies,
sending love and hugs to all of you,