Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m excited that it is Wednesday, partly because it means we get to share our desks over at The Stamping Ground, but also because I am finally heading to the Welsh house tomorrow! I’ll be holed up in a little cottage near the sea in Newport, Pembrokeshire, so I can go walking and just be on my own and have a little retreat. I just need to pack a small craft bag… easier said than done.
But onto my desk! Don’t wince at the layout, it’s a half done affair from a Shimelle class many years ago and I was deciding how to finish it. The one at the back is about the Death Railway in Thailand and the bridge over the River Kwai and I’m sort of okay with that one, but not the front one.
It’s not how I scrap now so I was fighting with it in my head. I generally mount my photos now, at least once, and I almost never use coloured cardstock. I can’t actually remember when I started this layout but as you can see some of the glue has totally disappeared. Some parts were stuck fast (the bits I wanted to change…) and other bits were falling off. Eventually, late last night, I pulled / cut it all apart.
I finally finished my cutting and sorting of stickers and die cuts but it took me WAY longer than I anticipated. I now have a lot more than I realised. I thought they would fit easily into these little boxes that I am reusing (post boxes from a Bramble Fox subscription) but apparently not. The blue box that goes in the gap in the basket is held together with an elastic band…
Some bits were so tiny that I decided to make another box of the weeny sprinkle type embellishments so I had to re-sort everything. I was so pleased when I had finished! Each cavity was full to the brim.
Then this happened…. The photo above was what I rescued from the photo below. I now have another box of the jumbled mess on the floor that needs to be re-re-sorted.
I think I’ll leave that for another day… I love how one particular sticker, saying “Smile” has found it’s way out from the group and drawn attention to itself.
So what’s on your workdesk this Wednesday? I’m going to have a peruse and then pack my ‘little’ craft bag for my trip. Put the kettle on, I’m on my way! x