Saturday, 13 October 2007

Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th October

Well hello everyone

I am off to the model engineering exhibition today, I am of course taking my camera. Hopeing to get some brilliant pictures of minature steam engines, Old fairground organs and skeleton clocks, and of course looking for those unusual finds for my crafting So wish me luck.

I have had quite a stressful week as the local Charity that I teach scrapbooking and cardmaking for has had all funding stopped due to a change in how the local councils are organised. I used to get paid to teach but 6 months ago that funding was withdrawn and I voulunteered because the people I taught really appreciated everything they learnt and it has opened up so many areas of their lives. Anyway the funding for the materials has now been stopped, and until yesterday it looked as if that may be it.

However due to another local charity organisation saying that they could contribute some money for some extra tools and The English Paper Company and Pijpoj both offering to donate some craft materials, when I very cheekily asked if they could donate something, and a reduction in the cost of hiring the halls it now looks as if we can continue to offer craft classes to pensioners and disabled people who attend local luncheon clubs, and continue for a little longer to keep the scrapping club open. We are hoping that when the local council shuffle is finally finished that we may be able to get funding again, but if we had lost all that now, it would have been impossible to get the funding to start it again. Wishing Well has achieved so much in the 5 years it has been running, and Hilary and all her team have been running around trying to keep as many of the areas of activity going as possible. But without funding for craft materials we were truly scuppered before we started.

So I must say a Very BIG Thank you The English Paper Company and to Pijpoj too . You will probably never know just how much it means to the people who attend these groups , but I can assure you that there were very many happy people yesterday when they were informed that we have a reprieve thanks to yourselves and to the charitable organisation so thank you again . Uhm I hope they don't mind me telling everyone. Well its tough now anyway.

Anyway just to remind you all. The English paper Company Blog candy giveaway is doing really well , I havent added up all the individual comments so far but its way over 1 hundred and some of you have actually racked up 8 tickets. So keep commenting and spreading the news.

Anyway now for my freebee download. A while ago I did a landscape paper , this is another version of the same paper which I think would work very well with the other one as a double lo.

If you have a use for it you can download it Free Paper Download

So I will be off for now, I may manage to put a freebee on tommorow Sunday, Don't forget to come back and comment anyway. Don't forget Papercraft Junkies Challenge Monday


Farmersgirl said...

It's great you are carrying on with your classes. I'm sure all the people who take part really appreciate it.


Angel Wilde said...

This is another great paper. I hope I can figure out this digital stuff one day! Have fun at your exhibition!

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Lizzerd said...

somehow, I see Easter bunnies hiding eggs in that grass!
Good luck with your scrapping/charity group!

ikkinlala said...

I'm glad you managed to keep the classes going!

Rosie said...

Actually - I DO know how much difference clubs like your s make, as we started our own chairty earlier this year and although the going gets tough... the rewards are awesome. You totally rock - WTG!!

Linda SS said...

Love that paper because it could be used for so many things. Definitely sky and grassy scenes, for one.

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Jacqui E said...

It would have been terrible if your craft classes had to stop so well done to those companies and organisations that stepped in to help and well done to you of course.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty paper, thanks for sharing!