Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Don’t you just love it when your plans go bottom up. WOYWW (#125)

And that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday.

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……..

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

By the way, I’ve updated I’d Rather Be Stitchin with a few more projects if you fancy a peek.

23 comments:

Annie said...

My excuse for not doing my sewing as planned yesterday was a day with the twinnies but I'm not complaining :-) Like you, I will be playing catch up today :-)
Hugs,
A x

Sunshine Girl said...

Love your cards and your colouring in - I dont think I do cutesy either but seem to have oodles of those kinds of stamps and love to sit and colour them in too! I like those Kanban Christmas stamps - just wondering whether I should nip to Hobbycrafts this morning and treat myself too! (not started my Christmas cards yet so maybe that will give me the umpphh I need - they will look fab with the holly mask wont they!). Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Helen said...

What a day! glad you got some red distress stain though, even if you have to wait.... love your goodies and the cards are great.

ScrappnBee said...

Love all the images! They turned out so adorable! LOL about the journey! At least you were able to come home not empty handed! Love the stamps! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

Lythan said...

Aw you could have borrowed one of mine - I've got a red distress stain sitting on my desk! Love the colouring in you have done - you are getting to be a real pro :)

Angie said...

Had to smile at your day ...sorry ....and of course you HAD to buy something.
Your cards are stunning and your cute characters, so beautifully coloured, are such fun. You really do have the knack for cards.xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

I know you must feel a little unhappy when you want to make something but don't have the right materials. But sometimes it gives you a new idea to do it on a different way. I live on a place with no craft shops at all. So I have to buy things in advance or try to solve stamps'problems' in a different way. I think you cute stamps are lovely and the two cards with the sleigh are gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing. xFranka

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's amazing how your brain does go into automatic when you're driving! I've been halfway to Marlborough before realising that I should have been going in the opposite direction before now! Old age....
Loved the first Jingle Bell card, that sleigh is gorgeous with all the sparkly flowers on it!! I'd buy it!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Sarah said...

Love the colours - so festive and homely! Know the faffing around days too. Went to HC last week and thought it was all a lot of everything and nothing and rather pricey!!!! Enjoy your day and take the satnav along...
Thanks for sharing today! Sarah at 5.

fairyrocks said...

Your cards are stunning. Love how you just kept driving till you could find something to purchase LOL. You are my kind of shopper!!
Keep smiling and creating

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Love the penny black stamps and your cards look fab, Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #59

Twiglet said...

Love your C cards but I keep getting panic attacks at the thought that I haven't really got an idea for my own cards yet - must get thinking cap on.

MaggieC said...

Those cards will more that pass muster. I love the silver one. I don't blame you for buying those stamps, you really needed then anyway.

*Vicki* said...

Your punched images are too cute Sue! Love the elegant Santa sleigh too!! Gorgeous creations hun!!
off for a peek...

butlersabroad said...

I really only do cute if it's animals, I don't like cute little kids and I hate the Tildas!! Lovely new goodies too and I'd have done exactly the same thing after a tortuous morning like that! Love the sleigh cards, very elegant.

Hugs
Brenda 84

Ribbon Girl said...

I love the silvery sleigh card, very pretty. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Christmas challenge after your very fraught day! Mary G x

Marjo said...

Thanks for the peek and sharing, xoxo Marjo

Kelly Luckett said...

Love the new stamps. I always bfind if i go shopping they never have what i want online is much easier but def more dangerous! to many lovely items to fall into a basket. Love the Penny black images very cute x

Bridget Larsen said...

Oh dear you've had a hard driving day, just like my rotten one too. Hope all goes well next Wednesday then
Bridget #37

Ann B said...

I have those days as well. Love that sleigh stamp - very pretty

L00py's Craft Creations said...

nothing wrong with a bit of cutesy, but I must admit I dont do much off it lol

what a rotten day, but some crafting goodies are crafting goodies, no matter how bad a day you have had, they always manage to make you feel better dont they lol

happy Woyww
lou #63

Shoshi said...

Oooh I hate those sorts of shopping trips! I get whole days like that when everything I try to do goes wrong, and I end up with a sense of not having achieved anything! However, if I go shopping for fun things and actually manage to get what I went for, I usually end up with a whole lot of other stuff as well!!! Happy WOYWW Shoshi #84

Electra said...

Lovely story and such fun cards! Happy late WOYWWED!