Good afternoon girls and not a bad one either. For once the sun has been out and it has been light enough to take a photo. Bit of luck really that I'm at home while it is still light. Before long I'll be going to work while it is darkish and coming home when it is dark again. Still once we get into January things will improve again. We just have to get Christmas over with LOL!! Believe me the Post Office is NOT the place you want to work at this time of year. Even a little sub post office like ours is a nightmare just now.
Anyway here is a little double-pocket card I made yesterday evening. I made it for the House Mouse challenge. I followed the recommended tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and it was very easy to follow. Even I couldn't fail to make a reasonable job of it. I thought it would do for Poppy so when I went into the shop for my Sunday paper I got some sweeties to put in it. I couldn't believe it when the girl said "that's £1.04." I usually buy a pack of 3 packets from Tesco if we are going to my daughter's for a visit so I had no idea how much they cost. I suppose I'd be showing my age if I said that when I was little most kids got thruppence to spend!!!
I digress! I coloured the sweet little House Mouse image with Promarkers so I can also enter the Passion for Promarkers challenge which is anything but a card. The circles are cut with nesties and the tag with a tag punch. Nice and simple and quick and looks quite impressive even if it is very simple! I'm not sure why I thought I had time to make this when I only have about half the cards I need. I can only plead temporary insanity :) lol!
I was at a crop yesterday and spent most of the time putting inserts into the cards I've got finished. Still some to add the rest of the inserts that I've printed. I also made a couple of cards which were not completely finished as I did not take any jewels or buttons - I thought I had enough stuff with me without a lot of little bits and pieces. We finished off with tea. The owner of the shop very kindly went to a local Chinese restaurant and brought back whatever we all wanted. One of the other ladies had also made a beautiful sponge with 3 layers of sponge with cream and strawberries and we all had a piece of that in the afternoon. A really lovely surprise was when one of the ladies' daughter arrived with her 6 week old grandson. We all had a shot of holding him and he is just gorgeous and so good.
I'm off to finish those cards now and check out some other ones that need a wee tweak. Funny how you think a card is finished and then when you look at it again you think it could do with a jewel or a button or something just to finish it off.
See you all later.
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