I packed all the cards in a box and went to post office, but, was told that the packing was not right and that I would have to go the main GPO to pack it correctly.
So when I reached the General Post Office, I was pleasantly surprised that the post office themselves had boxes for packaging and would do the cloth packing too.
As the employees were out for lunch (it was 1pm), I started to leave. A security guard stopped me and directed me to a small stall under a tree opposite the GPO where there were a few men doing the packing and addressing of parcels. The man ( known as JP to all) saw me from across the street and crossed over to help me.
He then proceeded to pack my parcel expertly, address it, and guide me as to the firms that needed to be filled before I could mail it.
At the same stall another gentleman was helping some by filling up a money order form.
Such small businesses fill me with hope... India works... There is chaos in this madness!
I then went and mailed my parcel in the General Post Office!
Today I decided to do an illustration on my card for the Moxie fab "Foxy Foxes Challenge". This is way way out of my comfort zone...never tried this before!
I was inspired by this illustration by Lauren Minco, that I came across on Instagram.
I wanted to make this a One Layer Card, so I first drew the image in pencil and then using my Versamark pen I heat embossed the image in Black.
I then coloured the image with Camel Watercolours. I then added the sentiments from Hero Arts All Occassion messages and Everyday Sayings stamp sets.
The border is from the Hot of the Press Delicate Patterns stamp set.
My mojo has gone for a walk and is taking its time coming back!!!
I am trying to cope by making tags!(among other things!)
They are smaller projects which seem less daunting!
So, I made this tag today for the "Less is More" Chocolate and Mint challenge.
The tag was cut using Spellbinders nest abilities. The Chocolate cupcake wrapper was cut from a paper I downloaded from Sandra's blog 'MeinLilaPark'. It was a free DIY print.
Perfect for this project I thought!!
As I did not have mint coloured paper, I cut out the 'cake' from white paper, covered it with versa mark and heat embossed it with mint embossing powder.
The entire cupcake and rose bud etc is cut using the Scrapping Cottage Cottage Cutz 'Stacked candies' die.
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the background is from Hero Arts 'Designblocks'.
I used chocolate coloured Rafia and mint coloured bakers twine to finish the tag.
Fun, isn't it?!
Oh dear...I just realised I have used colours other than the specified chocolate and mint.
So, I made another card for the same challenge...
For this card, I heat embossed the macarons (from the Avery Elle 'bonjour' stamp set.)with mint embossing powder. I coloured it in with brown water colour and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts (Be happy today) stamp set with Rich cocoa ink from Memento. The paper is the same I used above and for the mint coloured strip, I used a technique which I learnt from the awesome Jennifer Mcguire...to heat emboss a piece of paper with the required colour and then cut a strip from it.
I am so happy with this card!!!!!
Am also entering the tag for the Case Study challenge.