My desk is a little untidy this week as I have several things on the go at the moment. Bethany Bunny is keeping an eye on my planner this week - she particularly likes the new gel and ball pens (on the left) which I picked up at Tesco's for just £3. Lots of lovely bright colours to use on my planner pages and no doubt other projects too. I'm trying hard to just use items from my stash to decorate my planner pages.
This week I am decorating it with some lovely butterfly washi tape which came from The Range, butterfly stickers which I picked up from Lidls and alphabet stickers which are from my days as a Creative Memories demo. I've also used some of the planner stamps which I did naughtily pick up from The Homemakery at the end of last year.
Here's a close up of all those lovely colours in my pen pack - 20 pens for £3 I thought was a very inexpensive indulgence with my food shopping last week.
On one of my blog visits last week I found a very interesting post on how to improve your handwriting by Kara of Boho Berry and from that I gave into temptation and ordered the set of Spencerian Penmanship books (in the package). I really want to improve my handwriting in my journals, on my scrapbook pages and my occasional letter writing. I know it involves practising to make perfect but I am hoping these will help guide me in the right direction. While I was browsing for these I decided to buy myself The Chocolate Lovers Club book by Carol Matthews which will be a nice lighthearted read in the future.
I also came across Cindy Guentert -Baldo who has some fun writing tutorials called Llamas Love Lettering which I think will also be useful to work my way through. If you go to her blog you can download practice sheets to help improve your writing too. My first practice session will be this evening.
This week I received another lovely parcel through the post but I will share the contents with you tomorrow as I think that deserves it's own post.
Happy crafting and now I'm off to have a look round at other crafters desks.