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Yesterday, I just couldn't sleep. My mojo is back. It is so back, it's not letting me sleep. I go to bed, try to close my eyes and these designs just float in my head. I had to wake up at around 1.30am just to go back to a card I'd been working on that evening and finish it off. Am I crazy or what? Probably, it was the fault of my 5.00pm nap after coming home with a terrible headache from work.
If you remember Mr. Postie had brought me a hard-earned lovely box of Basic Grey goodies just before I left for Exeter College (see this post). I really didn't have the time to play with it before I left, so I am trying to make up for it now.
As you now know, I like to take things out and try to match before I start. Some of the items in the picture were not used but inspired me for my card. It is not yet finished, so you'll have to come back to see it. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Olivia Collection and is just gorgeous!
But here is another peak in my room:
Sorry to disappoint you ladies & gentlemen, but I'm only showing one of my stash drawers and hiding the mess around me. Maybe one day, I'll show you the innovative use my ironing board has (haha - my husband learnt what he got into a tad too late, lol - I'm certainly not your traditional housewife).
Back to my drawer. Here you can find some of my clear stamps, brads, chipboard, gel pens and the like. Note the Lock! Yes, my drawer has a lock. No, my husband doesn't bum my craft stash. Nor does Ginger, I assure you. I have to cajole him with bacon treats to come to my room and he stays there until it's polite enough for him to go back to his hideout - under a table in the living room.
So can you guess why the lock? Dad made this cabinet for me when I was still at Uni and I brought it with me to my new house (he's such a crafter my dad, someday I'll introduce you to him). I always complained how my little sister bummed my stationery - and voila, my dad put locks on it.
"Now, no one can take my stash away," Josianne growls in the dark.
Here are some more close ups:
Rachel Ann Miller, Magnolia and Imaginesce are just a few among them. That peach box is a K & Co chipboard alphabeths. They're so yummy, I just can't use them. Contorted thinking, isn't it?
I'm sure you noticed I haven't used most of this stash. I know, I know, less shopping, more crafting Josianne!
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