If you're living or staying in the UK you will, I hope be enjoying the second long weekend in as many weeks. For me that means I get more opportunities to make cards. That was my attitude on Friday. Facebook page fans and anyone following me on Twitter will know that while the guests were arriving at Westminster Abbey on Friday I was making a card because I was tweeting about it with pics.
It was made and decorated with just one sheet of background paper and completed just in time for me to see Prince William and Catherine Middleton take their vows. I watched the crowds as they waved their flags and listened to their screams during both the processions. As soon as people started camping out, the media were introducing people who I personally found mind boggling in their passion the royal event. Yes I am being diplomatic. I can't think of anything that would make me want to camp on the pavement just to be there.
Whatever we may think of the people who had to be there, they were sharing a memorable day and their desire to be there so much they traveled from near and far bringing whatever they could carry for an adventure and 'something to tell the grandchildren'. Can't tell you how many times I heard that line. One thing I have no doubt about and that is that there were some new friendships created that day.
It was a passing thought reinforced by some of the reporting from among the crowds of individuals and families including a couple who were camping out with their children. They met each other first at Charles and Diana's wedding. Well what can I say? The past week has been full of stories like this.
This morning as I began going through my background papers in preparation for another card making session, I found a sheet of a digital stamp background paper called Words from squigglefly.com printed on white. All the words are about friendship. That sheet has been in my stash for at least a year but for some reason today I decided I was going to use some of it to make a set of cards. I already had a folded A4 sheet of white card waiting to be divided. The Words paper naturally led me to choose the theme of my cards. I chose three different contrast background papers all flowery to go with it. I don't know why but I prefer to work in threes when making a set. Must be something to do with the time it takes to design and create them.
The other details came as I went along. The craft wire with beads was a late detail. The use of ribbon changed through the session. I started off planning to use ribbon and selected three diffrent ones. Halfway through I decided that my selections would not work so I put that idea aside with the ribbons. However once I added the beads I still wanted one final detail. Ribbon was back but the ones used were totally differnet from the original selections. Sometimes when I think of my creative process I am amazed I manage to make anything presentable.
It is a good long weekend when I can have two productive sessions of straight creation from head to reality.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend as much as you want.