Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Card Exchange

Can you imagine what a nightmare it must be
when your blog is called Fairy Bluebells Craft Adventure and your drawn 
with Little Wandering Wren for Amy's annual Christmas Card swap? 

Well fortunately we ended up being beautifully matched because there is nothing I like better 
than a traditional English snowy Christmas card. Here is Debbie's card below.
Thank you Debbie it has been lovely to meet you here.


They say past behaviour predicts future behaviour 
so poor Debbie drew the short, and rather long distance expensive straw, 
when she was allocated an Australian blogger with as much crafting talent as a rock.

We're not talking an Uluru, Ayers Rock sort of a rock,
and yep I reckon you could count on one hand the amount of craft posts I have done...


I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking to add in Christmas card making into the mix 
of packing up and leaving Australia.
Except that it seemed like a lovely idea!
Zen Wren here I come.

When, I couldn't believe my luck, a dear friend 
invited me for a night of Christmas champagne and card making - Yes there is a God!

Back in the day, and we're talking nearly twenty years ago, I confess to hosting a card making event.
It was one of those light bulb moments, when you are staring down the barrel of who you really are.
Amongst my friendship group I am surrounded by perfectionists. I like things well done,
 and admired their intricate designs and perfect cuts. 

They say opposites attract...
 I realised, having made copious cards, many saying Merry 'ristmas 
that I was destined for a life where the motto of 'near enough is good enough'
was perfect for Little Wandering Wren!


Twenty years on, I am about to move to a country where I have all the time in the world.
I know no-one and have nothing to do (at the moment - wink!)
I could re-invent myself as anything I want, within reason.

I had also, already written our 2016 Christmas cards with the big new announcement
'sorry to be messing up your address books again but we're moving to Bangkok' 
and so no need for Merry 'ristmas cards this year.

 Here is the end result of our Champagne and card making evening:
two cards from Wren (you can see the little bird I copied above) with plenty of glitter.
I figured my new life can be full of sparkle!


If Mr Wren is reading this that could either mean 
sparkling seas at lovely Thai beaches or diamonds!

Happy Christmas!





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