I didn’t really have anything specific in mind when I got up, I just thought I would make some more Christmas cards to bring the ever growing list down a bit and continue to challenge myself in making my own backgrounds instead of using patterned papers.
So with Christmas firmly in mind I decided that I needed a Fired Brick or Barn Door Distress Stain to speed things up a little and as I don’t possess either I thought I would go on a little jaunt to my favorite craft shop Imagine That over at Upminster.
The trouble was it wasn’t until I actually drove into the road where the shop is that I remembered it’s shut on Tuesdays………..what am I like, Lol!
My next thought was to take a ten minute detour to the Romford Hobbycraft, but again my mind wasn’t on what I was doing and I took a wrong turning ….......don’t ask me how because I’ve done that trip I don’t know how many times…........and I ended up going in totally the wrong direction.
Half an hour later I made it to Hobbycraft, only to find they didn’t have any Distress Stains at all, so after that little lot I had no intentions what-so-ever of coming home empty handed and I treated myself to some new Christmas stamps and embossing folders instead.
You can just see them sitting at the back of my deck on top of the ice cream tub I use for my rubbish.
Here’s a better look.
So today is going to spent making Christmas cards, minus the Distress Stain but it’s been ordered on line now and should be with me in a day or two, along with a few extra colours that just happened to drop into my basket.
I should have done that in the first place but hind sight is a wonderful thing.
While I wait for them all to arrive I’ve been playing with my Promarkers instead, colouring these Penny Black images. They're a bit different for me because I don’t usually do “cute” but I'm glad I made an exception for these though.
I’ve also made two cards (which are sitting on the corner of the desk) for this week’s The Ribbon Girl challenge, which is “Jingle All The Way”.
If you look closely one of my Sleigh cards has a Jingle Bell as well as a “Jingle Bells” greeting so I think they should pass muster……..just!
So that’s what’s on my desk…......how about showing me what’s on yours.
Julia’s blog The Stamping Ground has all the details of what you need to do to join in if you don’t already know and I’m off to make a cup of coffee and settle in for a morning of blog hopping, curtsey of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
See you on the hop……..
By the way, I’ve updated I’d Rather Be Stitchin with a few more projects if you fancy a peek.