Oh dear I have been poorly all week. On Saturday I began a huge sort out of my craft room, I was very ruthless and I mean *very* ruthless. Everything I haven't used in the last couple of months has gone. We put it all in bags and took it to our local tip. There were 4 bags of papers that I had to stand and feed into the paper recycling bins there as well as a stack of cardboard boxes and stacks of unwanted stuff. I have got rid of all my 12 x 12 papers, all gone. If I need to scrap a layout for a magazine I have been buying just the papers I need for it anyway and I never use the old stuff so it's all gone. I have 2 drawers full of Prima flowers from the year spent on their hybrid design team and whilst I didn't want to throw them all, there are so many of them I would never use them in several lifetimes so I have set them all aside to pass onto some friends of mine. Anyway, by Saturday evening it was all gone but I was left with a very untidy room, lots of stash and lots of empty cupboards. On Sunday I started to feel unwell so my Mum had to help me sort and tidy all my remaining stuff and fine new homes for it all. It is lovely to have 'space' and even empty cupboards and duckets that I will happily fill up over the next few months :)
On Monday morning when I woke up I was feeling so poorly with a horrible cold that I had to phone work and say I was sick and I have been here, snuggled in the corner of my sofa with my laptop and my pyjamas on since then. When I have had a spurt of energy I have wandered to the kitchen for food and into my craft room to admire the apce and tidyness of my desk but quickly returned to my corner. This afternoon I decided I was feeling a bit better so I called work and said I would be back tomorrow but I think I may have been counting my chickens before they hatched as my feeling better didn't hang around long.
I do have a couple of cards to share that I made over the weekend using some of my new and very lovely Heather Ellis digital stamps. The papers for the first two cards aer from a digital kit by Kristin Cronin Barrow who sells out of the Sweet Shoppe called Bookworm. They made me think of Cosmo Cricket and I think I'll be using them lots :) The purple card was made using papers from SuzyQ designs at Scrap Orchard, I don't usually work with purple but I just loved those dots and I used my new Martha Stewart heart shaped deep edge punch too.