💖Happy Birthday Brenda💖
Good Morning Ladies,
First up today I would like you all to join me in wishing Our amazing Friend Brenda a Very Happy Birthday, with Many Happy Returns. I hope you have a lovely day, filled with fun, laughter and hopefully some surprises! xxxx
Today's card is for someone special, I really fancied going for something different with a Vintage/shabby chic feel to it, I loved getting all the flowers out and playing, hot glue gun made a mess though. I forgot how nice Seam Binding ribbon is to work with, it ties such lovely bows.
I hope it's recipient likes it as much as I liked making it.
Sue came over yesterday and we set up a production line, she was doing all the die cutting and I was assembling, it still took both of us working non stop until after 6pm to finish them, it was the embellishing that took that time. I am so grateful for Sue's help, thank you so much my lovely.
51 made, it felt so nice to have them all finished!
I wanted to let you all know about something I discovered last weekend, I have always bought my paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts as they have an amazing variety and are always good quality, so I placed an order last Tuesday (30 October) and paid Royal Mail 24 postage as I needed the flowers quickly, well by Saturday they still had not arrived so I went to try and find a number to call to chase them up as every other time I have ordered from them the goods arrive next day.
As I looked around their site I noticed that the main currency was polish, which seemed odd for a UK company, I then spoke to Cheryl who confirmed that they shut down their office here and moved it all over to Poland, which is why the 24 postage wouldn't work, so if you want paper flowers just bare that in mind. Mulberry Paper Crafts have also moved, they are in Singapore!
I guess that the likes of Ali Express etc have made it harder for UK companies to keep going, we all like a bargain though so hard to complain but it is sad that we lose great UK businesses though, I wonder how Brexit will change things for all of them???
I hope that you all have a lovely day, especially Brenda !
Love and hugs to all of you,