How is your week going? Mine is improving. Missing class kits and parcels are arriving, my computer is doing as its told and I’m super toasty with the Log burner on full.

It was so lovley to chat to many of you on Tuesday in my weekly live. I got to showcase your amazing cards that have been kindly posted to me for Christmas. I shared some fab new catalogues and then made a couple of cute cards using the Let’s Set Sail bundle.

If you are reading this on the replay please click HERE to watch the video.

Its a very simple stamp set with a matching Sailboat Builder punch. You are going to love it.

Lets Set Sail Birthday Card Stampin' Up! UK Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler
Lets Set Sail Birthday Card Stampin' Up! UK Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

This final picture shows the reflection which is a great stamp and gives lots of depth to the image, without you having to do any tricky techniques.

The wonderful Simply Marbelous paper is available for FREE with a £45 or €60 order as a Sale-a-bration choice.

Lets Set Sail Birthday Card Stampin' Up! UK Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

Here are all the Stampin’ Up! items I used in the video. Click on the pictures to go shopping in my online store.

I have been tweaking some of my plans and schedules for blog posting and moving forwards there should be a new blog post with some creative inspiration every Tuesday and Thursday. I’ll also post occasionally on a Saturday, they are more likely to be family, food, events and fun stuff rather than paper craft.

I would be interested to know if you would prefer the posts and it’s matching email if you are on my mailing list in the morning, or the afternoon? Say 8 or 10am or 3 or 5pm? Let me know.

The house is looking bare with all the decorations down. I’ve been doing a bit of research as there were lots of different answers to the question when should we take the decorations down………According to tradition, trees and decorations should be removed no later than Twelfth Night. Different Christian traditions define the date of Twelfth Night and Epiphany as either the 5 or 6 of January, depending in part on how the 12 days of Christmas are calculated. For many, Christmas Day marks the “first day”, which would give Twelfth Night its earlier date, while others believe the 12 days of Christmas begin on Boxing Day.

I did fall down a bit of a rabbit hole about the Tudors celebrating Candlemas until 1st February and the Victorians insisting on only 12 days as they wanted everyone back to work. I love history.

So the answer will be different for each person, according to their beliefs and traditions. Our tradition is now going to be the 5th January so I don’t have to wonder about it every year, and I’ve written it on the calendar so I don’t forget…..

I hope you have a great rest of your week and weekend. I’ll be back soon.


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