The road to Heaven is paved with good intentions. I think that may be a misquote but still the general meaning is there. I do have good intentions to keep this blog up to date but hey, life shifts at some speed and sometimes runs away with me. I can't believe I haven't blogged for so long.
I have decided to take a bit of a break from work at present. (long story) and I am thinking about making cards in a more serious way and actually getting paid for them. A lot of decisions to make. Any advice gladly received. I know selling cards can be a bit hit and miss and it certainly isn't the easy option but I do enjoy making them and the recipients seem to enjoy receiving them. I don't have to decide just yet so watch this space.
I seem to be having a bit of a Martha Stewart time and I am in the middle of making chutney today. Does it really need 4 hours? I made apple jelly this morning and just as I was about to drain off the juice I pictured myself throwing the whole of the waste plus my jelly bag into the rubbish bag last week. Yes! you guessed it the bin had gone. Help. I had a quick trawl around the neighbours but no luck. Didn't fancy using tights. In the end I used one of those lace fruit bowl covers.The jelly seems ok if a little overcooked and the cover seems to have recovered well. The best of it was I was in Hobbycraft the other day looking at Jelly bags and nearly treated myself to one of those with a stand. Mine was just a bag that you threaded 2 wooden spoons through and then rested it over a bowl on 2 rice crispy packets. A slight problem as we don't eat rice crispies but you get the drift. lol
I decided to do something a bit different and made a Criss Cross card. Luckily I had a picture of my brother holding a camera. The embellishments are from MCS Men y Happy Returns Graphics programme printed onto shrink plastic and cut out. I had great fun 'cooking' them in the oven. I usually use a heat gun but this time found it much easier in the oven.I must say I will do that again as I had forgotten how useful shrink plastic is. I've had it in my stash for ages. A verse on the back and there you go. Mum and Brother both happy.
I have entered this card in http://cardsformen.blogspot.co.uk/