Monday, 1 April 2013

Calendar Journal: April

Another month has arrived, and again I was rushing at the last minute to prepare pages for the start of the month.  At least this time I knew what I wanted to do: I wanted a bold and bright rainbow in the background, done with Dylusions sprays, with raindrops to journal on.  I practised on a spare piece of paper, which gave me due warning how messy the rainbow was going to be, but I love it anyway even though some of the colours have run into each other too much! 

I also wrote the month freehand onto a spare raindrop and coloured it in, I was pleased how it came out as I usually use stencils, stickers or die-cutting for titles.

Easter Fun

The staff council at work held an Easter Craft competition last Thursday, to make an Easter bonnet, card, cake or decorate an egg; there was also a competition to guess the number of chocolate eggs in a jar (I didn't win that, which is probably a good thing!) and a cake stall plus a raffle of a beautiful cake.

I decided to make a papier mache egg using an Easter Egg mould, which I then painted and decorated.  I was so pleased to be told I had won first prize, for which I got a lovely Thornton's Easter egg.  As the winner I also got to choose the charity to which the proceeds of the day would be sent, and I asked for it to go to the Smile Train, a charity dear to my heart which arranges for the repair of cleft lips and palates in children in some of the poorest countries in the world.  The £188.00 raised will pay for one lucky little one to have their surgery.