Saturday, 3 August 2013
Challenges accepted -- and troubling me...
Ok, so sometimes I sign up for things without thinking. It sounds fun, I want in. I rarely keep in mind that these challenges often equal blog hops, which means that not only am I to produce something on a theme in time for a deadline and blog about it (hard enough when I've felt drained of creativity and energy), but I also have to make time to visit other participants and comment on their creations. And this time I've managed to sign up for three challenges with reveal dates 31 aug, 18 sept and 28 sept. (1 sept is, by the way, the date I'll resume blogging daily on my other blog again.)
First up is the 2nd Annual Challenge of Travel, hosted by Erin of Treasures Found, which has You Are Here as the theme this time. You can still sign up for this challenge here.
The second challenge, which I signed up for first, is the Creating with Cabochons Challenge by Sally of The Studio Sublime. Sign ups are closed so if you really, really wanted to participate you'll have to cross your fingers and ask the hostess if you can sign up late.
And last but not least I had to sign up for another Sequintastic September blog hop, hosted by Sarah of Saturday Sequins. You still have ample of time to sign up for this one, aug 24 being the last day I think.
Now, I have some ideas for the cabochon challenge and with the travel challenge, which will be revealed in three weeks, I've thought about some things I want to incorporate, but have no real ideas for the jewellery or accessory I want to reveal. As for the sequin hop, it was such a recent and spontaneous sign up that I haven't even begun to think about it at all. If nothing else it's better to focus on the earliest reveal first.
Right now looking at the three commitments, I just feel like my mind is blank, really. I hope to have something fun and inspiring to show on the reveal dates, but most of all I hope, hope I won't feel all overwhelmed by all the blog hopping (which is sadly the reason I'm hesitating to sign up for e.g. BSBPs in the future, even though I love the great gettogether that it is, the international swapping/gifting and the huge amoung of inspirational creations you get to see).