Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Another Early Night?

Evening Everyone
Why is it that you always feel more tired for getting an early night than you do if you stay up really late???
We actually managed to get away from the unit by about 9.00pm yesterday. Believe me that is quite some achievement, we usually don't leave till gone midnight.
So after some food and an episode of Bones I got to bed about 11pm. Up again at 6am, as usual and Janice and I both fell asleep on the sofa while we waited for Andy to get out of the bath lol.
I have had another successful day of play. Unfortunately for you guys much of what I have made will have to stay under wraps for a while.
Barbara's parcel arrived before I came up here so I brought it with me to work on, but of course I can't share that until the program airs on the 14th of this month.
 I have been playing with the new Penny Black poinsettia stamp again. Confusingly it is called Christmas Star 4104K.

Once again I have used one of my Nestabilities to cut out part of the image, and then a small square punch to use up the left overs - we crafters waste nothing do we lol.
 The greeting uses part of one of the stamps from Woodware's Christmas Labels FRCL175.
I made a second card for the shop, although it is not exactly the same. I don't like to make the same card twice so there is usually some sort of variation, even if it is only minor.
The class that was on at the shop has just finished so with a bit of luck we might get another reasonably early night. We've had dinner, aren't slow cookers brilliant, so its home to watch another episode of Bones and then bed.
I am off to the NEC tomorrow afternoon to help Julia (Simply Stamps) set up her stand. I am staying so that I can help her on the Thursday and then its back to my holiday. It will at least give me a bit of pocket money to help pay for my large box of goodies here in Peterboro.
I am also acting as courier for Janice and Andy. They have some Molly Blooms stamps to get to one of the stallholders at the NEC so I am going to take them up for them in my suitcase. That means it will be empty coming home, better not look round or it might get filled up again!!
Must close now I can see Janice closing down the till.
Love and hugs


  1. Your energy is just as amazing as your cards!! Have a great time at the NEC!

    luv, Mags x

  2. I wish I was going to the NEC now! Look out for my friend Linda. This card is super. Liking the new stamp. Don't buy too much!!

    Gill x x

  3. Hi Kim
    This card is really lovely! Think I may have to get this stamp!
    I too wish I was going to the NEC though I think my hubby is thrilled that I'm not!
    Have a great time there and enjoy the rest of your holiday!
    Take care
    Debs x

  4. Hi Kim,
    Just had to post I have seen this card in the flesh and it is just fabulous.
    Good to see you again :)

  5. Hi Kim,

    It was good to see you at the NEC. Wish I could get over to Sir Stampalot more frequently. I'm enjoying an extra long weekend off work and have been catching up with your blog posts. Some inspiring cards.

    Do you have the details of the rubber stamp of the bereavement poem - Do not stand by my grave and weep? I managed to read it out at my dear Mum's funeral just over 4 years ago. And I would love to be able to get the stamp.

    Hope you've recovered from your time at the NEC. I dread to think what it was like on Saturday. It was crowded enough on Thursday. But my friend and I had a excellent time.

    Hugs, Pauline x

  6. Hi Pauline
    Sorry not to have replied before. The stamp is available from Simply Stamps in Rye. Give Julia a ring and I am sure that she will be able to get the stamp to you, just tell her Kim sent you lol. The shop no is 017977229060. Hope this helps. Love Kimx


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