Good morning desk hoppers,
It's Wednesday again and you are here to see everybody's desk. Here is mine:
It's a bit of a disaster area. I'm participating in the CSI scrapbooking challenge (CSI color, stories, and inspiration)and the color palette was just perfect for my packet of Gelatos Tropical that I had lurking in a drawer and had never used. I watched a tutorial about a resist technique: stamp and emboss (colorless) and then rub some Gelato over the embossing, and rub with a baby wipe. Well, it was an unholy mess! I was not a happy bunny.
This summer while I was in the UK I bought an embossing pad but when I unwrapped it yesterday, it was completely dry. So I had to emboss with colored ink. Then I found a white inkpad and tried that. But I'm not happy. I gave up in the end.... Chucked it all in the bin. (Not the Gelatos, I'll have another go with those). I'm annoyed because I can order another embossing pad online. They cost only a few £s, but then I have to pay £6 postage and packing! Argh!
OK, moan over. Have I got something nice to show you? Oh yes, here are the kitties that live on our top terrace. They are very shy. We feed them and they play on the furniture. We use the terrace for building materials at the moment. There are plenty of places to have shade and to hide and play.
Most of you know that my other hobby is Postcrossing. I received a lovely postcard from Belgium (with a photo of their royal family). The sender had decorated the address side of the card, which I found more interesting really. It's beautifully done:
Great isn't it!
That's it from me today. Sorry for the moan...
Have a good week all of you,
I'll add a few photos of the building project for those who are interested:
DH is laying the tiles on the bedroom roof. This is where the (compulsary) solar panels will go.
This is our living area. The electrician is doing the cabling (the black line on the wall). The wood is the ceiling, and on the right is the stairs to the bedroom. The arched windows and patio doors open out to a large terrace. The walls will be rendered and will be white, but the wood will stay as it is, and the stairs will get another coat of black paint when everything is finished.