Saturday, 2 May 2009

The crop, a whinge, and a little brag


I'm up and about early this bright May morning because it's a Crop day, and of course, I'm not ready! The 'lesson session' supplies are ready and waiting, but the stuff I want to do this afternoon is undecided. Last night I did spend an hour sitting on the floor of the workroom surrounded by papers and paraphenalia, but I made no decisions. Either Iwas tired or I need daylight. Both I think, but the daylight thing is starting to be more of an issue than I'd like it to be - especially for cutting out! I have a small lamp with a daylight bulb in it and it is excellent, no doubt. But actually, what I need is a dirty great anglepoise with daylight bulb and I need to change the spotlights in the ceiling. By the way...if you get the opportunity, nay luxury, to build a room in which you plan to work...think twice about the sexy, good looking, shiny, twinkling halogen spots I've had recessed into the ceiling. You can tell from my description why they were my lighting of choice. But oh man they're useless! Wherever I sit or stand, they light the top of my head and consequently I work in my own shadow. Mr Dunnit knows about the problem, but I haven't whined about it. Still, at least when the room is tidy and we're using the room and it's long table as a bar, the sexy, good looking, shiny twinkling halogen spots make it all look really nice; the light bounces of a bottle of Bombay Sapphire in an almost poetic movement!
I've posted the card pictures above because they are relevant to my 'awayday' at the crop; being able to crop and craft at home isn't as much fun as hauling the contents of your room elsewhere to crop and craft in company! It's craft day on QVC tomorrow, and the 2 images may well 'crop' up whilst Dawn is showing you around some new stuff. I've made a handful of samples from two new decoupage and stamp kits - Scooby Do and Baby Looney Tunes, and a CD 'Men's Travel and Sport, from The Crafthouse Press - your friends behind Jolly Nation. The CD is a brand new thing for them, it's absolutely loaded with backgrounds, tags, templates and etc, all on good male and travel themes. I've printed them myself (go me!) and I have to say that the storage space this huge collection doesn't take up makes this CD thing quite understandable! Anyway...if you see stuff on the telly tomorrow that looks like it's got my fingerprint on it, give a small cheer for my nano-second in the spotlight-that-actually-lights-up-the-work-and-not-the-top-of-my-head.

6 comments:

Lyn said...

Well done you! I will try and look out on QVC, but consider yourself cheered already! I absolutely LOVE that Scooby Doo image and the face on the airplane - must get me some. The men's CD sounds like a good idea. Actually you have reminded me, I have some unused crafting CDs and must dig them out and give them a twirl.

I know just what you mean about lighting - I don't have ceiling spotlights, just an ordinary light which is never bright enough. I also have a halegon desl lamnp, but I find it doesn't give me enough spread of light on my desk - if ever you find the perfect answer, let me know. QUICK!

my5bratz said...

love love LOVE Scooby Dooby Doooooo...lol

I won't see it buy YAY to you :0)

stephanie said...

LOVE the scooby...just great.:)

Emilie said...

Love the scooby! I have the same problem with lighting! I am thinking about getting a day light bulb as well!

Annie said...

Wow! Well done you!

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