It is time for my weekly round up of the weekend and the mail received and to join up with Sian over at From High in the Sky.
The weekend sped by - I have yet another cold (despite taking every supplement to boost and turbo charge the immune system known to man) - we think this is cold # 9 since the beginning of December. I am beginning to get seriously fed up with having a red nose, sore throat and chesty cough - it is getting so boring now. On Saturday evening I went out with a load of the office staff and volunteers from Children with Cancer Fund for a lovely Italian meal - I dosed myself up with Lemsip and felt vaguely human for a couple of hours. It was lovely to catch up with everyone as I mainly work from home with the work that I do for them, so it was nice to go out and feel like part of the team. Of course being a dreadful scrapbooker I didn't take a single photograph LOL!!
Sunday was then spent getting ready for next weekend's crafty getaway to Hereford with a load of crafting friends. We have a passenger in the car this year so I can't just grab a bag of dies, a box of stamps, a bag of punches and a huge pile of cardstock/patterned paper and wing it like I normally do, this year I need to be disciplined and restrained with my packing. So I have made up loads of card kits - die cutting my pre-coloured stamped images and their mats and pairing them up with papers and cards. I used the lounge floor to lay them all out and make sure everything was paired up properly. I lost count after a while but I think I have enough to make about 60 cards - that should be enough for a weekend I hope!!
I also prepared a huge pile of sentiments to save me having to pack sentiment stamps -
And today I started on packing my holdall - I am hoping to have everything packed by tomorrow night as a friend arrives here on Wednesday to travel with us and I want to spend time with her, not doing the packing.
This might come as a shock but I didn't have anything nice in the post at all this week - I didn't even have any bills, it was a very boring week mail-wise.
Well I am going to get on as I am now going to finish packing up the small craft tote with all my tools, scissors and adhesives in. Have a great week everyone and hopefully next week I will be able to show a huge pile of cards that I made at the weekend.
Nigel Does Ragdale Hall
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