Sunday, 3 October 2010

Where there's a will there's a way...

So how do you take part in the Design Dollies Trifecta when you're over 300 miles from home with NO scrapbooking supplies at all and don't even have a clue where there's a scrapbook shop? Well as the title says it, where there's a will there's a way...

On Friday I had to go down to London to have some dental work done...root canal...ouch! But on Friday night I was stuck in the hotel with nothing to do and didn't feel like eating (I was still very numb and sore) - so I decided to do the Trifecta. Hmmmm no craft room, in fact I hadn't even brought any paper or a pencil with me. I didn't know where I'd find a craft shop plus by this time it was after 6pm. So I decided to go for a walk to nearby Victoria railway station. Jackpot! There was a Paperchase (card/giftshop) and WHSmith (a newsagent/stationers) both open until 9pm. I managed to put together enough things including scissors and glue and giftwrap, envelopes etc to at least have something to play with.
I knew the Trifecta was lavender, tan and blue and hoped that kraft would be close enough to tan. I admit I had remembered blue rather than navy so, Dollies, I hope you will forgive my colour lapse on this one occasion (I'm usually very faithful to the colour challenge!). The elements challenge was a recipe: a ticket (yes - my one from the train down), words/journalling (I decided to base my LO on the card David [My BIL - the hotel manager] left for me in my room), yellow (I bought some yellow ribbon), polka dots (a gift envelope for a bookmark!) and paint (that would have to wait until I got home). I had a sketch of the sketch and must confess that I didn't have a doily - so I had to make one out of paper and a white gel pen - basically I drew my doily!

So, the result? Well, I know it's not my best ever Trifecta, but I have to score points for the fact that I had ZERO scrapbooking supplies with me, no photo or anything. As the LO says, the Goring is my home from home - especially now that I've scrapbooked in the room! And the best thing about my Trifecta?...Doing it took my mind off the pain of my root canal.