Good Friday Morning Ladies,
He we are on the last day of September, my this month has whizzed by, it barely seems a week since Paul turned the Calendar over to September. I think that once we get into October Christmas is upon us before you know it. Having said that the shops are all selling Christmas stuff already, even Aldi had their Christmas party food in the freezer section. I honestly think that the shops are trying to sell as much Christmas stuff as they can before the Energy prices soar, that's the only reason I can think of for them starting that much earlier this year.
We celebrate two of our Ladies Birthdays in October, Lilian and Karen, I am going to try and put a reminder on each month as my memory needs all the boosting it can get !!
Another reminder Ladies: take meter readings today so that you can be sure that you don't get charged at the higher tariff for energy used before the price hike !!
Our Next Challenge
Like you ladies I tend to get stuck using the same thing over and over again as those products are familiar to us and usually are close to hand. The down side of that is we have half of our craft storage full with products we aren't getting use out of, so I asked you all what you need a push to start using.
The overwhelming majority was for the things we use for Texture and Sparkle, so Dimensional pastes, embossing pastes, Embossing Powders, things that we could add colour to pastes too, which I hadn't thought about until a month or so back, I you have white or translucent paste you can add Mica, Pixie, Brusho, glitter etc you can add them to your paste to create your own colours or give sparkle to existing colours. (I tend to only buy white paste) don't forget you can make your own paste with Pva and Talcum Powder too.
The other products we are guilty of neglecting and I know you all have them....Masks, Stencils, Embossing folders, lets add some extra detail to our cards, even if you use patterned papers you can add embossed detail or extra sparkle and shine. Especially for Christmas cards, if any celebration deserves an extra touch if luxury its Christmas cards!!
So come on Ladies, let's get a little bit messy, dig out those embellishments you don't use too. If you want to just add something as simple as an embossed sentiment thats absolutely fine too!
I hope I have inspired you to have a rummage about in your drawers!🤣😉 I may even run this challenge over two weeks as we all have lots of unused stash!
I hope that you all have a Fantastic Friday,
Love and hugs to all,