Well I have not really accomplished very much since last week apart from a couple of special order cards - one for a 40th anniversary and this one for an 18th for a farmer who has a blue tractor!! You can also spot a couple of things I was trying out with some of the products in my pre-order parcel - the black cats (new punch) and the wee test tube treat holders - so excited about these - as a science teacher I just couldn't resist them - they even have the old cork type bungs like we used years ago and one pack of 'Millions' fills two tubes with some left over for me to sample!!
My lecture (last Wed) is thankfully over and it was as expected - a bit stressful!! I left home in plenty of time and had all my directions printed off from the aa routeplanner but as it was a very wet day with lots of spray and I got stuck behind a very large lorry load of bales of hay/straw? I couldn't see the road signs in time to get into the right lane etc, so had to depend on the directions of 'Dolly' the sat nav, - who managed to take me into a building site at the far end of a housing development and had the cheek to announce 'You have reached your destination' as I was trying to turn the car round on a muddy patch of building site!! At this point I studied my map and routeplanner instructions and managed to backtrack to the last large roundabout and got to where I was meant to be.  I still arrived much too early but was offered to start in the previous slot to mine so that I could be finished and get home early - this meant I was a bit rushed to set out all my display items, but at least I got it all over with earlier than expected!
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Not much accomplished since last week - just this special order card (now the desk is in a mess again and will need tidied!). I had four boxes from SU delivered last Thursday but haven't made anything with them yet and as most my own 'stuff'' (ie not for customers) was pre-ordered from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue (which doesn't go live until the 1st Sept) I'm not allowed to show pictures of the actual products!! I have to do a lecture to young teachers on the teaching of craft this afternoon so I've been a bit stressed about that, but will maybe be able to focus on my own crafting when I get that over with! Visit the other desks this week by clicking on Julia's blog HERE.



A fairly tidy desk this week - just a decoupage design I intend to use for a couple of Anniversary cards.  I am expecting a big delivery of new SU pre-order goodies tomorrow so hopefully it will help to stir me up to make a few more cards - my energy levels have been very low and I haven't achieved much this week!! Visit the other desks at Julia's blog HERE.


Best Wishes

I made this card using a digital download stamp from Polkadoodles - it was really difficult to find a suitable image to wish my daughter well in her work placement year from uni in a virology lab - she is doing a degree in microbiology.  There is certainly a big shortage of science based stamps out there.  I used Promarkers for colouring and the paper is from a Carta Bella 6 x 6 pad called 'Rough and Tumble.' I used my favourite colour duo of red and duck egg again (suits all types of cards and can be used for both males and females) so I can enter the As you like it challenge.  I am also entering a couple of Anything Goes Challenges - Crafty Creations and Wednesday's Creative Inspirations.



I had a bit of a tidy up after making some sympathy cards and congratulations on passing exams cards for the shop.  I am currently working on a card for my daughter who has recently started her work placement year from uni in the virology part of a veterinary science research lab.  Its really very difficult to find suitable stamps for science themed cards but I found this digital stamp on Polkadoodles and coloured it using Promarkers,  although I would love a microscope stamp as her degree is in microbiology. I have chosen my papers and coloured the image but now have to put it all together - I think I will have  look at the Sketch Saturday challenge as they have loads of ideas for layouts and I find that I tend to stick to a few 'tried and trusted' designs, so a change would be nice!  Visit the other desks this week at Julia's blog HERE.