Magnets and cards are on their way

The #2020DecemberFundRAiser is nearing it’s end and the items that I contributed have been sold out. I do not do crafts, never have enjoyed doing them, so cutting, colouring, glueing, folding, drawing, sewing, knitting, jewelry making, etc. etc. are not for me. What I can do, however, is have photographs printed on items, so that is what I did this year for the fundraiser. Compared to all the gorgeous handmade items it all feels a little easy to have only uploaded pictures to a site so that I could have things made; it feels a bit as if I have taken a shortcut in a marathon. However, it did leave me with no mess, it wasn’t too time consuming and I had fun evenings looking at Richard Armitage pictures on my laptop. I’ve been pleased with the results (read here about how the cards came about) and in the end this is all for charity, so I won’t judge my own crafting laziness too harshly.

The deck of playing cards went for a whopping €155,- in the auction and I am so happy it sold so well for charity. Thank you so very much to the auction winner for being so very generous!

I had also contributed nine magnets (3 sets of 3) with Richard Armitage images to the fixed sale of fan items that is still ongoing (check out Guylty’s blog here or her Etsy auction page). Those few magnets sold out way sooner than I had ever anticipated, so thank you very much to the enthusiastic buyers! Should I ever do this again, I must remember to have more made…

Just after noon today I received the final order details for my items from Guytly, so I packaged it all and took it to the post office.

It took me a little while to get everything all written out (including a thank you card inside) and packed up and that was about as crafty as I ever intend to get. I can’t imagine how much more time this must be taking for Guylty to be doing that for all the items she is sending out. My admiration goes out to her for organizing everything so well and efficiently and for all the work she is doing.

Anyway, I am happy this charity fundraising has gone so well, I eagerly await to learn the final the amount that will go to LOROS. Thank you to everyone who participated in whatever way, shape or form! I hope everything arrives safely at their points of destination and I hope the items will give their new owners much joy.

15 thoughts on “Magnets and cards are on their way

  1. Esther looking forward to Richie green and congrats to the winner of your fabulous playing cards! And you had an idea, used materials and photos of The Armitage in theme for this auction and executed both the magnets and the playing cards brilliantly so yes you did craft! ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Servetus

    Dude, I’m sending you an RA cross stitch package so you can get going on it now, in time for next year! This year you may only be picking out pictures, but after this, the sky’s the limit!

    Just kidding. Congrats on your achievements for LOROS!

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    1. Thank you, Servetus. And yeah, cross stitching is something I can’t imagine ever doing again (did it as a kid a few times and never liked it), so it would be a waste of your time to send. Now, if you finish a cross stitch yourself and then send that to me, that I can appreciate. 🙂


      1. Servetus

        well, if I ever start or finish a cross stitch, I will *definitely* send it to you. LOL. I used to enjoy embroidery a lot when I was a teen but I don’t have the patience anymore. A therapist suggested to me about twenty years ago that I should take it up again as a calming strategy, and I tried, but the thing was that it turned into another thing like work; it wasn’t relaxing at all.

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  3. i’ll say it again, you did a great job which is why they went so well! I used to say that I had no imagination to craft or come up with interesting ideas for things. I now know that we all have that part of us and like anything, the more you the more you brain gets into creative thinking! Main thing is you enjoyed yourself and made a bunch of money for charity!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. I just loved those wooden ornaments you made, I’m already looking forward to receiving the one I bought. 🙂
      You know, I’m OK with coming up with ideas, just not so great at executing them myself. Thank goodness there are companies out there that can help. 🙂

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  4. Your playing card and magnets are wonderful Esther and I am not surprised they did so well, congratulations! And congratulations to the lucky bidder (grrr, gnash, gnash!). Your comment about not doing crafts and not enjoying them made me laugh because that is exactly how I feel. I am an artistic person but just don’t have the patience, finesse or inclination to do craft projects. My auction contributions are really pimping objects, and I really admire those from-scratch crafters, but Rachel’s right about creative thinking and it can be fun.

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    1. Jane your contributions in August 😘❤️🤗and the snow globe baubles are more then pimping objects and as I replied to Esther about creating from a vision and that is artistic to its very core
      Both of you clearly are fabulous crafters as your donations were both the biggest hits in their respective auctions! ❤️❤️⭐️

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    2. I’m so sorry you didn’t win but I am happy someone was able to snatch it up, and so generously too. I hope she likes it.

      Hell yes on “I am an artistic person but just don’t have the patience, finesse or inclination to do craft projects.” – that’s me too. Good to know I’m not alone. Like you I admire the from-scratch crafters too. 🙂

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