Let's call it artistic license. This is another card started in class with Kim at Lavender Lane and completed at home. We used a mask on the border, to create the shadow look of colour on the edge. Although I have done this before, you forget all the different techniques. It's good to be reminded. The ferns were stamps of Kim's and the greeting is a lovely old PSX one I have treasured for a long time. Whatever happened to them? I loved the feel of their wood mounted stamps and their glorious illustrated books.
Yesterday was our 18th wedding anniversary and it saw us in Camden for an evening with our neighbours. Tracy bought us tickets to a comedy store in Battersea for Christmas last year. By the time we got round to using the tickets, the venue had closed and we had to go to another, called The Highlight Club in Camden Lock. I don't know if you've ever been, but it's alternative to say the least. Very multicultural and 'way out'. There is a big market there and I have already arranged to go again with a couple of girlfriends. It was probably busier than normal, people just turning up looking for Amy Winehouse's house to mourn. Not really a shock was it? Great sadness for her loved ones though. What a waste of a brilliant talent. The comedy show was good and we all laughed. Another friend Jan, kindly dog sat for Taffy and Tilly - my weekend charge - and we got home after midnight.
At Morden, a young man was collapsed in the street, probably drunk but we called the police and an ambulance just in case. I was accused of being 'Always on duty' but as I said, 'It's someone's little boy'.
I didn't get to sleep until 3am so had a nice sleep in.
Today I have had some very bad news. My sister's husband Andy has died. He was 67 years old and although not robustly fit, it was a still a shock to my sister and her children. He had a stroke in the early hours of this morning. His son is getting married in two weeks, or rather was meant to. Andy was to give the bride away, so I don't know whether the wedding will still go ahead or not. Too early to say. terribly sad for all the family.
To keep my mind busy, I have been putting things on eBay to sell. I have been meaning to do this for ages. I may even sell some stamps. Laters!
I am a dog lover and a crafter and took early retirement after a thirty year career. I now work part time driving school children to and from a school in Surrey. I have been married to my husband Mike for twenty years and we currently live near Epsom in Surrey. I pass my days walking dogs in a voluntary capacity for The Cinnamon Trust, making greeting cards, meeting friends and socialising.