I had a card making day …. and made a card with a sort of cottage, country feel to it. The card and papers used are all by Docrafts, who, by a remarkable coincidence, are based here in Dorset, where I live! (No I haven’t been and raided the warehouse in the dead of night … yet. But only because I think I’d need several helpers to bring home all the stash I’d want! lol)
The blue flower and green crochet doily (under the flower) are Prima and the feather … is from Edna.
No Edna isn’t a new craft producer … at least, she’s not a big time producer of craft items… she’s one of our chickens.
Edna is a big old bird who lays mahoosive brown eggs of roughly 3″ tall – (too big to fit into egg boxes – even the egg boxes from supermarkets which claim the enclosed eggs are ‘extra large’). We only have two chickens now, Edna, and Dorothy, and it’s a case of from the sublime to the ridiculous!
While Edna is the big, noisy old bird whose a rich, warm rusty colour, Dorothy, on the other hand, is a quiet, delicate looking, little thing, whose feathers are paler, mottled, and fluffy, and she has feathered feet, so she looks like she’s wearing feathered slippers. She’s a beautiful colour, and her eggs are darling and so little too – anything from half an inch to roughly an inch tall – and they’re a pretty blue colour. They‘re very rich eggs, a little too rich for me. She follows dear Edna around as if Edna has her on a lead. She also copies Edna… When Edna does the BIG LOUD “QUAAawwww, qwaw, qwaw, ack, ack, ack.” letting the world know that she’s about to lay an egg the size of a planet, Dotty tries to copy her, but the noises she makes come out like a creaky little whisper: “paw wah wah waah“. You couldn’t get two more extreme birds. But they do seem to love each other. Bless them.
When Edna goes into the hen house to lay her egg in one of the nest boxes, Dorothy goes in with her and more often than not we can find them both snuggled together in a nest box, keeping each other company while Edna lays her egg. However … Mr. Cobs went looking for the two darlings a few days ago and found them in one nest box, but … Edna (big bird) was sat ON TOP of Dorothy! Dotty must have gone into that particular nest box first, and Edna either went in to keep her company, or … she wanted to lay at the same time, and instead of choosing the nest box right next to Dotty, she clambered in and sat on top of her! We were quite frankly suprised that Dotty wasn’t squished!
Edna, like all birds, loses feathers every now and again. When she goes through a moult, she looks like a Mrs. Shabby Chic Clucker, than like a World Champion Sized Eggs Layer! Any feathers she drops I squirrel away and use them when I know that something needs one of her feathery gifts. This card needed a gift from Edna. I did toy with putting one of her eggs on it but didn’t think the Post Office would approve of a scrambled egg letter ~ so you have the little spotted egg you see in the photo above. (no, it’s not a real egg). lol.
The title of this post is ‘Just for You, … if you’d like it‘ and what I meant by that is that you could be the receiver of this card if you’d like to be.
I’ve never done a ‘give-away’ on my blog (I’ve never been sure anyone would want anything to be honest, – and I’m still not now) … but in the last few days I’ve seen a few blogs doing ‘give-aways’. Not of cards, but rather knitted things like mug sleeves or sewn items like a make up bag etc, but it made me wonder if bloggers who made cards ever did a give-away for a handmade card. I’d never seen any … and this led me to think that maybe it might be something fun and something to make someone smile so my mind was made up. I’d do a card ‘Give-Away!’
If you’re a follower of The Cobweborium Emporium blog, and would like to have your name ‘thrown into the hat’ and be in with a chance of receiving this card then please just leave a comment below with the word: GIVEAWAY – either at the start or the end of your comment.
To make sure that all is fair, I’ll get the Random Number Generator to choose the number, and I’ll also do a screen shot of the R.N.G and post it so that you can all see which number was generated.
If you’re the ‘winner’, then you have a choice. You can choose to have the card for yourself, in which case I’ll write the card to you, sign it and send it with love. Or … you can choose to receive the card un-written, so that you can write it and send it to someone else.
But … If you don’t want to enter but still want to leave a comment or have a ‘coffee chat’ , then please do. You really don’t have to get involved in a give-away. It’s just a bit of September fun. 🙂 Any comment which doesn’t have the word ‘GIVEAWAY’ at the beginning or end of a comment won’t be entered and you must be a follower of the blog here to enter.
This give-away is open to anyone who is a follower of The Cobweborium Emporium blog – no matter where you live. It’s not just for UK folks. I’ll close the ‘give-away’ entries on Wednesday 21st September 2016, at 6pm UK time. Only followers who have commented by that date and time, with the word ‘GIVEAWAY’ somewhere in their comment, will be included.
NB: Please DON’T put your real name or address in the comments box. I need to look after your privacy and security.
Well it’s Sunday and I’m not normally a poster on Sundays, so this is something which feels kind of odd to me. A nice odd though. It feels kind of warm and fuzzy. Friendly. Fabulous. Like I should be doing something normal, and instead I’ve been given time off to go and have a coffee with friends somewhere lovely.
Thank you so much for coming and having a coffee with me. I love seeing you here and love chatting with you in comments too. I’m so very blessed to know you all.
Have a wonderful day, whatever you’re doing.