Good morning and Happy WOYWW to Julia and the rest of the WOYWWers! I had to prepare this post on Tuesday night, as I have a very early hospital appointment in Manchester and would not have time otherwise. My visits will be when I return from hospital!
Oh my, I can't get over it .... I've actually made some ATCs. I had made a singular one a few months ago, and kept it out of sentimental value that it might be my one and only, but .... over the weekend, I just started tinkering, or should that be crafting and inspiration struck! I settled at my desk, and blow me down with a feather, 9 ATCs were slowly born. Obviously I cannot show them just yet, but ... I now have a little stash to take part in the swap! No need for panic, the crisis has been diverted! They may not be the best, or the most colourful, and they may be a wee bit basic, I'm not even sure if there is a set thickness of card to be used! but ... they are my babies! The unlucky recipients who have the misfortune to receive one, and will have to duly oooh and aaaah over them (To avoid hurting my feelings lol) are (in no particular order):
And my PIF of course!
Neet - I'm not sure if you still wanted to swap, as I wasn't ready in time for Happy Stampers?
On to the reason we are all here, my desk. Side desk has the finished ATCs on it, cunningly covered with blue roll! There are also some pages out of magazines that I want to keep. I had dozens of magazines and could not face looking through them all for that one card I know I had seen that I wanted to make, or a tip sheet on a technique I wanted to try. So I am taking out the pages that interest me and binning the rest of the mag!
My main desk has the spoils from a Create and Craft order - some BoBunny glittery stuff, some jewelled card and a pack of glues/tapes, and my purchases from Happy Stampers. It was great to see the wonderful Neet again, and also meet Sarah for the first time. Both are lovely ladies, and I can't wait to meet the rest of you at the crop in September.
I was undecided about the big stamp from Inkylicious but took the plunge. Lavinia Stamps lured me in as I passed by, and Sarah showed me some embossing powders she had bought that were a real bargain, so ... I had to, didn't I? But I was well behaved. I only took cash, and whatever I bought had to fit in the little carrier bag I took with me which was slightly bigger than an A4 sheet of paper! How's that for willpower, self control, call it what you will.
I'm slightly annoyed that an order I placed online in March has still not been delivered despite repeat assurances that it has been posted. I've ordered half a dozen oxide inks, as I really do like the effects - just frustrating now as its 2 months! Patience is not one of my virtues! One more week and I will request a refund I think!
Have a lovely week, I hope the sun keeps shining! Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment, or a hi, so I can return the visit! Take care, Heather xx