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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Selection of cards made with the Hougie Board plus I was made redundant.

I hope everyone is well and life's treating you OK.
The sun had its hat on here in somerset early this morning then it clouded over and its raining.
I was going to put these cards on my blog last Friday but due to circumstances that happen and with being ill unfortunately it never happen. I had some bad news I was made redundant on Friday. My area manager rang and told me shes thinks its from the 1st April but I expect it more like the last day of March. I thought it was coming I had to go in for an interview on last Wednesday, to be honest I felt really awful that day and it was an effort, I had had pain killers all night and a bad morning, as I am not driving at the moment due to the pain killers and their side effects I had a taxi into Frome that cost £15.00. My brain went in the interview and they gave me a glass of water but that's one of the side effects of one of the pain killers, as I am on a combination of four different types to keep the pain in order.
Vernon he is disgusted that when someone who is signed off sick from work and they can make you redundant. I am already down as far as anyone can get with the GP wanting to give me happy pills without having this on top as well. Well now I wont have to worry about rushing back to work, I can take my time and get well. I see the surgeon on Wednesday 2nd March, its been a very long February waiting for this appointment so I hope hes going to tell me whats he going to do and get on with it.
Vernon did my craft table in Cheese and Grain again in yesterday, I was under strict instructions to sit and only answer technical questions as he does not do technical. He sold a few cards made from the Enchanted Dreams Cd from Joanna Sheen. This Cd seems is packed with some beautiful images and it seems is going to be a big seller with cards made from it. If you wondering about buying it do its packed with beautiful images and I think its one of the best Cd's she has made.
Now for today's cards, these were put on my gallery in do crafts on Friday so some of you might have seen them. They have all been made with the new hougie board, Mother gave me the board for Christmas and these are the first cards I have made with it.

These are what they call "V" cards, there have pleats, I did add a piece of card under to hold the pleats in place. After finding the pleats did not stay closed and they are very thin so gluing them was not easy, but by adding a piece of card under that holds them in place.

This one I put lace in the folds of the pleats and again placed a piece of card under so it held the pleats in place. The fairy is 3d although by this photo it is hard to see, as is the teddy on the last card.
The card at the top is a spring card, they are very easy to do on the hougie board as you don't have to sit and measure, and the hougie trick helps to push the card into the diamond shape.
Hopefully I will have some better news next time.
I look forward to seeing you again in blog land. in the meantime take care and keep well.


  1. So sorry to hear you have been made redundant, maybe it's all for the best though with not being well, your cards are lovely some fab papers

  2. Hi Margaret, Really love this set of cards, beautifully made and so pretty....as for the job, you know how I feel about all this, stop worrying, something will come along when your up to it...take care hun.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. I am so sorry that you were made redundant maybe it's for the best and now you can concentrate on getting yourself better. Love the cards they are so cute! Have posted your package on Saturday, hope you get it safe and sound!

  4. Sorry to hear you have been made redundant, the cards are all gorgeous, I like the fairy on the spring card,
    Kevin xx

  5. Sending hugs :-( Lovely cards xx Jenny xx

  6. stunning cards margaret.the shapes are fabulous.
    so sorry to hear of your redundancy.
    take care.

    xx coops xx

  7. sorry to hear about your reduncancy margaret,hope you have better news at the hospital,your cards are beautiful,x

  8. Lovely cards margaret..sorry to hear you bad news hun (((hugs))))
    kerry x

  9. Beautiful cards, Hope you feel better!

    Big Hugs,


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