Am writing this on Tuesday as I want to try scheduling again and maybe this time it will be third time lucky - have figured out I was on Easter standard time so I have changed that and it should work now.
So, what is on my table this week? A bit of work in progress and a completed item this week plus a few new buys, I know, I know, cant stop spending - well if the country is in a recession I'm firmly in the 'spend your way out of it' camp.
Just painted the two cardboard boxes at the bottom ready for decorating so have the paint box out and the lace. Not decided quite what I'm doing yet - story of my life - but ever since my two great-nieces were little part of their Christmas has been chocolate coins in different containers every year. When I started crafting all those years ago handmade containers became part of.the tradition so I rack my brains each year for something different. So far I have done different shaped boxes, pyramid boxes, crackers, jars and this year is is a treasure chest.
Emma and Sophie are 23 and 19 now but still can't wait to get to the bottom of the Christmas gift bag and the coins. Will probably take me a couple of days to decide what colours I use - do I stick to their favourites (green/brown for Emma and purple/blue for Sophie) or should I go for metallics? Am tempted to go wintery like the colours I used on my CI challenge canvas (see Mondays post for a closer look) and use crackle glaze and get out the snowman stamps - what do you think girls?
Also on my desk - some beautiful Melissa Francis papers (and this from someone who vowed last week she wasn't going to buy any more paper for a year ha ha. Have a closer look here and you will see why I was tempted.
...and at 59p per sheet they were bargains (again).
If, like me, you love being inspired at the work done by crafters around the world, and messy desks, then hop over to Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground for a tour, only get you cuppa ready first and make sure you are sitting comfortably because you could be there a long, long time.
PS - just checked (7:15am) and it worked. Now I've mastered scheduling what next, splitting the atom, time-travelling?