I know, y'all think I'm well ahead and possibly even looking back at my Christmas preparations. I've posted enough card samples to bore the breeches off you if that's what you're wearing, for sure. However, I'm not ready. Today's title refers actually to A Magnetic Year in A Day; I've started typing up the instructions to go with the page kits....and as I type, the oven is roasting a pumpkin so I can pulp it to make muffins. (After all, it's on Hallowe'en). So I'm feeling a little relieved that the making is over and the packing can begin. Still a long way to go though. So, back to Christmas. Try this for a madness: I hardly ever actually use the cards that I make as workshop samples, even at Christmas when there's a weeny time pressure. I have no idea why.....well I suppose I do, but it's terribly illogical - I'm sick of the sight of them! And possibly somewhere in the back of my mind I guess that translates into not liking them and therefore I don't use them. And just to make the confession complete - the photo shows 2 cards from workshops in 2007!
Anyway, I had an idea about it....this year I'll give them away. They arrive at workshops in cellophane bags so they don't get too much of a bashing, and if they do, I won't include them! Who shall I give 'em to then? Well, I dunno. There are of course, a bunch of people who read this blog but wouldn't want my style of cards, and there's the reader who has nearly finished theirs anyway (isn't there!) so there's no point foisting the cards onto them - after all, that's not really a gift, huh? So that rules out a random 'pick' from the Followers box. It'll be the first week in December before I can bundle them up (after the last workshop), so you'll have to hold your nerve! Never one to make anything too complicated (!I love that!) - leave me a comment. Mr and Miss Dunnit can pick the erm, lucky recipient (they aren't emotionally attached to the comments, see.) I'll give you the rest of the week to decide and comment - don't be too English about the asking though, if you're too subtle, I won't understand!