Thursday, 9 September 2010
A Marathon, without running.
*Self promotion post* - look away if you're bored rigid by such stuff!
Me and my good chum Scrap Lady Ally have announced the date and blah for our annual Christmas Card Marathon. It's on Saturday October 30th and will take place in Tidworth, Hampshire, in a very accessible community hall with a large free car park and better yet, a big kitchen for Lunch Lady Jan to create in.
The format remains simple..Scrap Lady Ally and I each make a large number of Christmas cards featuring techniques and products from across this big old craft - styles differ, for sure. You turn up and make the cards from instructions and materials supplied. The day starts at 10am, includes lunch and finishes after lots of tea and cake at 4pm. By which time you will have worked your way through a satisfying number of cards for your Christmas stash. The Librarian was really full of snot and heavy with cold last year, but went away happy with eleven cards. New baby Mummy did well over twenty, even allowing for glue drying.
So there's no pressure and plenty of fun, for sure. See, me and Ally set it all up and then wonder around all day, serving drinks and forcing you to chat. It's tough.
Our official 2 Scrap Ladies blog carries all the official announcements and sneak peeks, but I thought I'd pimp it a bit before the book is closed - we need names and numbers by the end of next week really, see. There's lots of counting and cutting to do in advance, as you can imagine! We have a handful of gals who make a two hour-ish journey - and they come alone, so as daunting as that may sound, honest, you'll only be alone for the time it takes you to get out of the car and into the hall! The day costs £40, includes lunch and teas and the materials. If you're interested, visit 2 Scrap Ladies for more, or email me via the button in the right margin here. And just in case you think I've lost it and posted a sample card - this was from last year's bunch. Aha, I'm wising up!