This coming week on April 5th my blog turns nine. Nine years of highs and lows. Our lives, the lives of the three daughters, the two boys choose not to feature on here. Grown from two grandchildren to nine, including one set of twins. We have shared the amazing day that was DD2's wedding. We have shared our three dogs with you,our traumas, some medical issues, the menopause and our family allergy problems.
I have shown you the places I have visited and the people I have met. The beautiful scenery that Scotland has to offer and the fun the grandchildren and I have had.
By way of a thank you to everybody for taking the time to read what I have to share I am running a few giveaways over this month.
Giveaway No 1 is a very lovely giveaway from a company I worked with last year as well. Pop up designs make amazing 3D wooden cards that are purchased flat and assembled by the purchaser
Our range of unique laser cut wooden Pop Up postcards and gift cards designed and made in Scotland featuring designs for Scottish Animals, Scottish Heritage, Fun/Novelty, Christmas, Occassions, Boxsilhouettes, mini Cards, Birds, Transport, Charles Rennie Mackintosh..... Wales..... the list just keeps growing
It has been great to see how they have grown and what charitable sponsorship's they are currently working with.
The business grew and our retirement plan of making a hundred cards a week from the shed in the garden, changed rapidly after winning the best new Product award at the Scottish Gift Trade show in 2016. We now have a workshop with eight laser cutters and can make about 120 an hour.
We hope to raise much money for other projects. In 2017 we helped with a project in Kenya (funding a woodworking skills vocational course with tools and a teacher for 30 a year to get a chance of a future vocation) and in 2018 we hope to help with a project for cooking and woodwork in Tanzania.
We partnered with Adopt-A-Child (based in Inverness) in 2018 to fund projects they do for child sponsorship in Albania and Guatemala. giving food, aid, sponsorship. We have just heard back from a workshop we funded with tools in Kenya, and have sponsored solar panels and water pumps in Togo!
Anyway they are generously offering five A6 cards of your choice to include some from their new range called "A wee bit of colour" You can see their full coloured range here. The Spring daffodil one is my favourite.
|A Highland Coo is on of the A6 range|
They also have a series of frame cards that are new for 2019. In all honest these don't come in much more expensive than a good quality card. This wagtail and wren card comes with the flowers for £6.
Win five A6 pop up design cards