Saturday, 15 September 2007

HS:MS SPS 4

I've discovered that I never open my eyes wide enough on a photo. For this I decided to look sideways and downwards at the camera. This will have to do for tomorrow, especially as the battery is almost flat:



Decided I'd also try it in black and white:

World cardmaking day 6 October

I just found this link on someone's blog and thought I'd pass it on in case you hadn't come across it: World Cardmaking Day

WHAT

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:
Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

WHEN

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

WHO

The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.

WHY

It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.

HOW

Use this site to find unique ways to celebrate this holiday, including:
Creating your own handmade cards from the dozens of sponsored ideas in the Inspiration Avenue section
Sharing your unique designs with the world in the Creation Corner gallery
Finding and visiting an Official World Card Making Day Retailer
Discovering many fun activities in the Celebrate section

Crafty friends

Saturday is the day when I take my tablet for osteoporosis and have to keep upright for at least half an hour before eating or drinking - the cuppa at the end of this is very welcoming. John made the mistake this morning of bringing me a cup of tea in bed only to be reminded that I couldn't have it 'cause it's Saturday.

If the weather's fine, I often spend the time walking around the garden. This morning is lovely and sunny, although cool in the shade. I use that time to pray for people and this morning I felt led to pray for 'crafty' friends (not cunning ones, you understand!). I know quite a few people who are struggling with various problems or ills, either their own or others close to them. I've made some lovely crafty friends - some in real life, some cyber ones who I've met up with and others who I've never met but who are now among my friends because we have this cyber crafty link.

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to look at my blog and to leave comments - much appreciated - and I love visiting others and seeing the results of so much talent.