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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday…. #269

Wednesday again?

Right here’s my desk, truly this is how I left it last night, only a little mindful of the fact I was going to photograph it today.


Centre stage are some flowers I put together last night so they would be ready to use today. Don’t you just love the way that pink button has gotten stuck inside the other one? Neat.


The tea cup card is also drying, it has glossy accents on it. I try to do this last thing as I have a knack of putting things down on top of drying glue, glitter and glossy accents. The desk can be completely empty but that’s where I put stuff. I really cannot tell you how many times.

I have got out some stamps for a project or two I have in mind for today – I am fed up with kit card making, I need to stamp. And paint – in fact that weird shaped thing has been painted already. And I have two tags out because today is the day I will do my Timmy tag. If I get all that done this will have been a good week – so far it has been productive but not very creatively satisfying. Of course perhaps I shouldn’t have chosen the day I am having a manicure to be the day I start inking and painting……

Anyhoo, an explanation of WOYWW can be found here. I will be about most of the day but busy, and if the sun shines the garden may call but I hope to get round and visit quite  a few of you today. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cards, cards, cards…..

Had a nice day yesterday. Had cleared the decks ready for a crafty day with a friend but she cried off sick (just as well given the state of the roads round here after the rain – yep, Northolt was on the news yesterday!!). So I just went for it, mainly clearing up ‘works in progress’ and odd bits of kit that were half finished.Not the most artistic cards in the world, just matting and layering really, but just fine for my MacMillan Day which is now two months away. Warning: picture heavy post!!










Errr… a lot of Gorjuss girls!! Well i bought a kit, not really sure why except I like the images. Unfortunately they never seem to be appropriate to send anyone – buit hopefully they will sell at the MacMillan Day.

See ya soon.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #

Not an inspiring one this time, even though I have been a little creative this week. EVERY WEDNESDAY!!IMG_1339[1]Believe it or not this is the tidy desk. A different angle from last week to disguise that really not much has changed except that there is more on it. The purple box  is cards for MacMillan, the second one, so that’s coming along nicely. Just peeking out from under is a card challenge from Julia that never got done – could it actually have been from last year’s Crop? My big box of stamps. Scissors, as always. A mess. But I am going to get a bit done this morning whilst  it’s cool, unless I spend the whole time at the pc. This afternoon I can feel a sunbed with my name on it calling and the beginning of the next GOT book. Can’t wait, except soon I will have read them all.

What’s WOYWW? go here to find out. Say hi, and join in why don’t ya. Happy WOYWW!!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Just a couple of quickies…

Really these two came together just when I was  playing with my new swirly die. The papers are a bit ‘in your face’ but I like them.



This second one was all ‘bits’. The card had already been folded but abandoned, the spotty bit just fitted the space, and I was playing around with the thin stripey one and the body form as it reminded me a bit of ‘ticking’. I do love it when a project comes together (without too much planning lol). Have a good Tuesday. Cindyxx

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Animal Magic for Fantasy Stampers


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It’s challenge week again at Fantasy Stampers and this time round we would like to see your projects featuring ANIMALS (but not birds, insects or butterflies)

I don’t make a lot of animal type cards, either cutesy or realistic, so this was a bit of a challenge for me! Fortunately my sister is having a birthday this week, and as she is fondly known in the family as crazy cat lady, it wasn’t a big stretch to add a cute kitty to her card.


I love dotty card, ad this background one is from Anna Marie Designs – I thought the dotty design just worked with that little dotty bow on kitty’s head. Sue Wilson dies for flowers and bow. A bit of promarker colouring and that’s it.Hope you like. Don’t forget to check out the Fantasy Stamper’s blog to see more DT inspiration and add your link.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Roses for Rosemary…



A friend of mine called Rosemary is celebrating her 50th this month so I had to make her a special card. I decided to go with an exploding box card. With lots of roses of course!

Well here it is reasonably flat ready to go in a box-elope.

I used Craftwork Cards Country Garden papers for the backings. I made all the roses from scraps except the diddiest ones which were from my stash. I spritzed and scrunched them before diecutting and rolling to give a shabbier look.

Great fun, love these cards, even if I do tend to over egg them!!

I shall leave you with a couple more photos.




Wednesday, 16 July 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday# 26??

Morning deskers, how you diddling? I’m feeling fine, the sun is shining, everyone is gainfully employed (for which read I have the house to myself), and from this week I NO LONGER WORK WEDNESDAYS!! So I guess you'll have to put up with me. (GRIN)


Here’s my desk this fine morning. Centre stage a card I was putting together last night which I decided really could wait until morning. A half done tag I thought I might finish off to send to a friend. Multiple glue and scissor options as always. Top right, a bow die and cute stamp set that should have been put away as that  card is done (shhh can’t show it yet, secret squirrel). Bottom right a new die and stamp set (I have wanted those butterflies for so long) that I have left out in case I put it away and forget I have it (has happened) plus my neat new ball thingy’s for flower shaping. Be prepared to  be amazed when I get the hang of it. Top left various scraps that have become detached from their various packaging and need to get put away. Quite organised.

I tend to work at this desk in the evening because the other one faces a huge window which isn’t very inspiring when it’s dark out.This is the other one after last nights crafting. Just to prove I am not a neat freak.


So,  WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is explained here. Join in why don’t ya.

Happy Wednesday!!

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