Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

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The Card Sharp

by admin - 22:23 on 23 November 2011

If I fail to make the grade as a businessman it won't be through lack of preparation.

After several busy nights I have more cards in stock than Hallmark and almost as many prints as Athena. Now all I have to do is sell them.

Break even point receded a little further following today's financial outlay: my last Light Black cartridge went into the Epsom, so two more were ordered (at £10.03 each), and another pile of photo paper was purchased from Tesco (who, unlike Epsom, don't stamp their name on the back, thus rendering it useless for making cards).

Tesco Finest Premium Glossy is the paper of choice for serious cardmakers, so I was vexed to discover, when printing was well under way, that I'd bought Super Glossy, which may explain why the dark tones emerged a tad muddy. I'll leave it to the public to decide if the end product is acceptable.

If it isn't, at least I won't have to buy any Christmas cards this year.

Comment from James at 23:00 on 24 November 2011.
Do you have those cards that play a tune when you open them? Maybe Mrs Marten and her martenettes singing some Christmas tunes?
Comment from at 15:33 on 25 November 2011.
Now there's an idea...
Comment from Matchgirl at 08:30 on 26 November 2011.
I still think that photoshopping a Santa hat onto Mrs Marten or Bess would be very festive. xx

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