It's always so hard to know what to do about Christmas cards for recently bereaved friends. On the one hand, 'jolly and bright' doesn't seem right, yet it also doesn't seem right to not at least show that you're thinking of your friend.
This year, I have two such friends - grieving for their loss of a spouse - so I made a couple of cards exactly the same:
- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, tent style
- a snippet of Tonic pearlescent 'Navy Dazzle' card which I die cut using a 'Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles' die
the Penny Black Stickeroo is from the 'Woodland Splendor' sheet popped
onto a snippet of Tonic Studio pearlescent 'Majestic Gold' card
- then glued the rectangles on top of one another and then to the card front
- no sentiment, just added a plain insert to write a message
Some of you will already know that one of the friends is our lovely
'Snippets Playmate' Carol Longacre, whose much loved husband Butch died recently - we all
send you our love and thoughts Carol.
If you care to skip over to the Snippets Playground HERE - Sarn has opened up a fresh challenge, her snippets card is so lovely!
On the subject of cards, I ordered our Christmas postage stamps weeks ago from Royal Mail. I was updated to say they're finally on the way, and today is 12 days since that notification - but no sign as yet. Thankfully all the overseas cards have gone, along with a few UK cards - I did have some UK stamps left from last year. However, it's looking a bit grim with the ongoing strikes and I apologise right now that my UK cards will very possibly not reach people in time for Christmas.
Dudley Pupdate: Our back garden landscaping work is finally done. As with any big project, there have been been a few hiccups along the way but thankfully all sorted out now. Dudley's so funny - he's fussy about his feet and began to literally wipe them on the door mat during the messy part - as he came indoors! In fact, he's still doing it! At one point it was so muddy that he had to be carried out during the night if Nature called! Glad all that's over.PS, He is scheduled for a bath/shower on Monday - wish us luck!