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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Preparing for Christmas Fayre

Sorry l have not been around looking at your amazing blogs this weeks but have been very busy and advance apologies if l don't get around to you over the next two coming weeks. I have been working like crazy getting ready for the Christmas Fayre at my daughters school on the 26th November. It is the first time l have ever done one - and all the proceeds l am donating to Martin House Childrens Hospice. On my last post l told you l had approached a local company asking if they would kindly help by supporting me and they said yes - well the generous company is Craftwork Cards and WOW was l surprised, they sent me a box with card blanks and lots of die cuts and matching papers and of course some card candi. My daughter thought it would be great if l could make some mini kits of "make your own cards" and Craftwork card came to the rescue, l have been cutting papers to card size and making kit bags up, punching corners out adding foam squares for the candi and all the children need is glue and glitter, l made up cards to show what could be made too - just hope they go down a treat, l put a little slip in each pack to say the items were very generously donated by Craftwork cards too and who knows we may have some new crafters out there. Also made choc treat bags and lots of other things - hope to have time to show you more. As well as this l have had a few orders to do too - all for my fundraising, my bit of payback for all they did for our son.
Anyway here are a couple of cards l have made earlier this week with boxes too.
Thanks for stopping by Susan x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Penny Black Wk 175

A quick post from me before my 2 little granchildren arrive for the 24 hour weekly stop over. Have had a couple of difficult days and am exhausted in every sense. Anyway l am a woman on a mission to get ready for the christmas fayre in just over 3 weeks and have approached a local company for any help/support they may be able to offer and am over the moon that they are happy to help - more news of that another time. Martin House Hospice are sending me some posters so l can make people aware of where the proceeds are going.
Today l have made some small boxed sets of quick and easy to make notelets, l used craftwork cards 12 cm blanks (love these as they are a beautiful white and good quality) from one of my Goody Bags and stamped them with the delightful Silhouette Pocket stamp set from SU. I made boxes to put them in, bit of ribbon around and make nice little gift sets.

My card today is for my daughters birthday tomorrow. I adore this stamp Penny Black - Acrobat coloured with copics. The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is a sketch by Nat.

I am entering this into the following challenge Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 175 - Sketch
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x