Monday morning - and it's the start of National Stationery Week (a celebration of the written word and all things stationery) here in the UK.
I was lucky enough to receive a real letter recently, from a long standing friend. Some of the news was happy, some was sad; and I've been thinking long and hard about my reply. For today my letter is propped up on my desk in front of me: a tangible reminder of a friendship which began when we were in Primary school. Long Live the Letter!
And Carry on the Card! This year I've been following along with the 52 card Challenge: checking out the prompts and storing up the ideas, making cards when I can. For National Stationery Week I decided to do some typewriter themed notecards
I printed mini photos of the typewriter from this month's Storytelling Sunday and chose a limited palette of colours taken from the typewriter itself.
Then I used it to type greetings onto journaling cards. Office colours and some grey stitching..and I've just realised that in this last one
you can't actually see from the photo that the stitching is in the shape of a giant speech bubble. That stamping I did with a little 99p alpha set from a bargain shop.
I'll have more stationery later on in the week. In the meantime - thank you to everyone who has signed up for The Great Big Swap of Very Small Things. We have over 40 names at the last count! If you have signed up you should have received a quick email from me (if you haven't, please get in touch) and I'll be emailing again next week after the closing date. Then we will all have the chance to put something in the post..