Hello! I'm away for two weeks and then you get two in two days - must be something in the water....
I've actually been feeling a bit flat since the 30 Day Colour Challenge ended. It's always so inspiring seeing what everyone has been doing and when it ends I go on a bit of a craft downer. Never fear though, because there are a few things going on to get me crafting again, and they are all about spreading and sharing kindness, which is even better:
1. Tracie Pond of Creations for Kindness asked people to send cards out as part of World Kindness Day on 13th November, so I finally got round to popping a card in the post today - one of my leaf ones. Maybe there's something you could try doing on that day to spread a little kindness?
2. Jennifer McGuire has launched her new website and also a new challenge of Share Handmade Kindness. This week the challenge was to share kindness with friends and family. I've been making lots of apple pies as we've had a good crop this year from two of our three apple trees, so I took one round this evening to our handyman as he's been in hospital to have a tumour removed, and also to our direct neighbour as they are really great neighbours and keep an eye on the house when we're away - and water the plants!
I hope you'll take the opportunity to take part as well - kindness costs little and gives much.
3. The Caring Hearts Card Drive is still going on. Various people in Canada, the USA and Australia are collecting cards for elderly people who live in nursing homes. If anyone in the UK can find me something similar, I will also participate in that!
I had a card that I'd made during the 30 Day Colour Challenge using my recent CB October release stamps, so I thought it was nice and bright and cheery. I'll be sending that off this week.
Ha! You can see my messy craft desk in this picture. Normally I religiously remove everything from it to take pictures!
And last but not least, I have a pile of cards to make and send to various crafty friends I've met online. It really is a wonderful community, as you can see from the pictures I've received in the last couple of months:
I hope that you may be inspired to take part in these challenges and card drives. The world could do with some more kindness :)
Thanks for reading and I hope the rest of your week goes really well.