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01 December 2001 @ 02:56 pm
Maybe next year I'll ...  
Always about this time of year I start thinking that maybe next year I'll do all those things I always want to do but never seem to find the time for.

So, maybe next year I'll make birthday cards again. This thought is normally triggered by getting a xmas card from Bruce, but this year coz I'm reading his LJ I've thought it sooner *grin*.

When I was 16/17 I used to make all the birthday cards I sent, I modified a calligraphic alphabet from a book, so that I could colour in the letters once I'd inked in the outline (originally it was thick/thin bits of the pen, but I drew them out instead of writing them). I'd pick a picture (a stylised flower like you draw with a compass, or a very stylised horizon with rising or setting sun) then I'd colour in the bits in the letters, or leave the bits that crossed the letters white and colour the rest of the picture.

What I really need a is a template of some sort, then all I need to do is do the inking and colouring ... I've got a few ideas of different things I could do now, like using watercolours or acrylic paints. Also illuminating the H and the B.
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Martin Atkins: happymart on December 1st, 2001 10:51 am (UTC)

Either your system clock is wrong, or I slept through Saturday! ;p

Margaretpling on December 2nd, 2001 02:29 am (UTC)

Thanks, I've fixed the last 4 or so entries but I unno how many are wrong so I'm not going back further than that.

It's not my system clock, it's something to do with using mozilla and linux - when we're not in BST then LJ picks up the day wrong. I'd forgotten about it so hadn't been checking the dates.
Martin Atkins: happymart on December 2nd, 2001 07:29 am (UTC)

Incidentally, as I left Kartouche last Monday I was handed a card with a voucher which allows two people for £1 each before 10pm on Monday. I don't know how much it costs normally, because I get it included in the whole "Bus to Ipswich, Go to club, bus home" thing.

If you want a nice price reduction ticket, let me know and I'll find some interesting way to get it to you... heh.

Having said that, these voucher things are probably freely available anyway, so this might be unneccessary. Whatever! ;)

Margaretpling on December 3rd, 2001 12:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that sounds good :) I unno if they're freely available either, probably are but I've not seen them myself.

Is it timelimited? Coz we may well not go till after xmas ...
Martin Atkins: happymart on December 4th, 2001 04:34 pm (UTC)

It says "offer subject to change without notice" on it, so I guess that means they'll want to dump the offer at some point.

Oh well... If it's still valid when you want it, you're welcome to it... and I'll keep my eye out when I go next week and the week after for new leaflets with new offer coupons on them. After that I'll be back in West London for a month, so I won't be going for a while! ;)