Sunday, 1 March 2009

A rare day!

Good morning! First I must just say thank you to Debbie and Judith for telling me about the Cutest Blog on the Block website hence my blog now having a pretty lilac background and some green flowers. What was really nice was that setting it up was really easy and completely hassle free so thanks girls!

Today is a 'rare' day for me as I am actually having a day off - well almost! I just have a little bit of paperwork to catch up on this morning and then the rest of the day is mine! For some strange reason I am actually ahead of the game which is most unusual for me as normally I hit deadlines by the skin of my teeth. My project for the next deadline of Craft Stamper (which is tomorrow) went off on Thursday. My cards for my classes at The Glitter Pot on Friday have been completed and yesterday I did the project sheets for them too and my next lot of deadlines are not until the end of the month so I am feeling quite relaxed and jubilant until I no doubt realise that I have forgotten about something!

Why is it that I keep seeing lots of craft things that I simply must have at the moment? I had gone most of last year without having to buy much at all and suddenly there seems to be 101 things that I must have! It all started towards the end of last year when The Craft Barn started stocking Derwent Coloursoft and Inktense pencils along with paper stumps and Sansador and of course I had to have the 72 tins of both of these. Then shortly after that I just had to buy 4 sets of Nestabilities - now with the new ones about to come out I want another 5 sets of them! Then I heard tell of the new Pink Bind It All which I purchased from Stamp Addicts when I saw them at Stevenage - however this really was a necessity as I needed it for a project! The Craft Barn have recently started stocking Copic markers - of which I've already bought 1 set (36 markers) of these and am planning on buying another 2 sets very shortly! Then there are stamps that I simply must have - I love the Art Impressions range of scenic stamps and a few months ago they bought out a new range of English Cottages so I immediately got in touch with Sir Stampalot and had those. Now I have decided that I must own some Elizabeth Bell and Sarah Kay images as I have seen some fabulous cards using these stamps on other people's blogs. Then lastly inks and inkpads - apparently the best inkpad to use with Copic markers is the Memento Tuxedo Black which I promptly got from The Stamp Man and now I am after the new range of Ranger alcohol inks in Lights which I've got on order from Stamp Addicts and don't even get me started on papers and cardstock! So all in all I don't know if I can afford to have this day off!! So if anyone needs a demonstrator let me know!


Anonymous said...

Hello Kay
Hope you enjoy your rare day off.
Think the new backgroung & flowers look good.
I went to a craft demo' day yesterday determined not to buy anything but soon succumbed to spending when I saw so many new things that like you I just had to have.

judith smith said...

I love DErwent Inktense pencils and have just started seeing copic markers on other peoples blogs, they look fantastic. I have heard they are a bit pricey though. Do they justify the expense? Judith x