Tickled Pink Crafts for her great post as my latest Friday Guest Blogger. If you haven't had a chance to read Ann's post, I recommend you do - apart from interesting details about the background to Ann's business, there are some lovely pics of her work. Thank you Ann for joining my growing gang of Friday Guest Bloggers (FGBs). I am playing around with a badge for everyone to place on their blog that will link back to their post on here - a little more promotion for all of us. Don't forget if you want to promote/write about your business, a particular project you are working on, a hobby or something completely different to what you normally blog about, you are very welcome to join the FGBs. If you need any further information, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A thank you too to everyone who commented on my blog posts during the last week - all very much appreciated by me and my guest blogger.
I have a birthday card and a wedding congratulations card to make by Tuesday and I will definitely take pics of them this time and post them on next weekend's Blog post. Time permitting, I also want to make some Father's Day cards to put on my wall at Bourne Mill on Monday.
In addition to decorating gift bags for next week's flower show, I have also been working on a new style (new for me that is) of cards. I watched a demo recently using 12" x 12" card that was folded and cut to end up with a card a quarter of the original size, and it had two two pockets on the front. So easy and so effective. Double-sided card is best, but I used single-side card and added a complimentary paper to the area that was plain. I also saw a demo for using the outer edge of doilies and I have added this to one of the cards. The floral card has a tag with a salutation on it, which can be placed in one of the pockets, but they could be used for various things: a bookmark, theatre tickets, money, endless possibilities. These are still very much work in progress, but I am pleased with how they are turning out.
I am off to enjoy the sunshine as the forecast for the coming week is a little mixed (sounds familiar doesn't it?). I have a busy week this week, so need to (try to) keep on top of everything. Don't forget to check out the Handmade Monday gang for great posts and pics of this week's makes, plus very good tutorials are often posted.
Nearly forgot to add that the three-day event I have booked for this year is at the Secretts Garden Centre in Milford and takes place on 16, 17 and 18 November. Very local to me so travel and therefore time, will not be a problem. I already feel I need to be making Christmas cards, bags and boxes as I know the next few months will rush by, so the next month or so could see me adding Christmas cards to my Handmade Monday makes spot.
I will be back on Wednesday with my mid-week post and don't forget to get in touch with me if you would like to be a Friday Guest Blogger.