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Monday, 25 May 2015


A quick card I knocked up this morning using papers from a new crafters companion cd. Must improve my photography skills – but you get the idea!


All over the place today, seem to be working on several projects at once. Makes a change to finish one!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #311

Morning Deskers!! It’s that time again!! And once again despite my best intentions I only managed one post since last week. But I have been busy, just can’t show you much of it. However, here’s my desk this morning:
I made some bunting!! Well, I decorated some MDF blanks. I cut all the letters out and made the little heart shaped border with my scan n cut. Question now is, is it finished?
The motorbike card is for a friend’s brother – The Harley Davidson theme was a special request and I didn’t have anything suitable (obviously??- well have you?) so went digital and found some cool free images – I particularly liked this one ‘cos it is quite ‘dynamic’ not just a side on view. Liked it so much I printed out another one to make up. I used print magic on various bits to make them shiny. Really brings the colour out. Could be falling in love with digital again. Here’s a (slightly) better photo.
IMG_1706[1]The little flowery card to the right of my desk is also for a friend who wanted it to go with her flowers at a funeral – sadly, it’s for a young person and she wanted something ‘celebratory’, bright and flowery. 
This is the matching condolence card I made last week.
OK that’s it for this week. Wondering why I am showing this to you? Hop on over to the wonderful Stamping Ground and find out. Join in why don’t ya?
PS. I will be joining in with the anniversary swap – I have quite a few additional ATCs available to swap  if anyone is interested – watch this space!!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Here we go…

I had a most fantastic day yesterday, meeting up with the lovely WOYWW crowd courtesy of incredible organisation by Jan and Julia (though I have to say I did have to keep chasing up the tea). A good drive home then a quick change and off to a family 50th which was a really great night with even more chatting, laughing and even dancing – I should be exhausted but I have woken up pleasantly energised and full of plans.

First off I’d thought I’d prove I could still do a blog post that wasn’t on a Wednesday.


Unfortunately, this is a picture of my desk and the wonderful swaps I received from woywwers yesterday. So I haven’t really branched out much! Still, it’s a start.

Right, going to step away from the computer, get on with some crafting and then get out in the garden. It looks set to be a lovely day!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #

Morning Deskers!! Well you would be forgiven for thinking that this blog is all about WOYWW for that is all I have posted lately! Anyhoo, here’s my desk this week:


Alas, still not much to show. I did a bit of stamping and colouring to make that flowery card. I have a pile of stamps to put away. Made that little bag quickly last night for a friends birthday gift – late as usual but mainly because we have not been able to get together not, for once, because I had forgotten. A couple of wedding cards to take with me to my nail lady and a stray topper that appeared from nowhere. Oh and, grins happily, a pile of ATCs!! YAY!!I’m ready for the crop apart from something to do – think it may have to be flowers.

Not much crafting to report but have had a busy week – most exciting thing, went to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A on Monday with DD. Ridiculous, bizarre, beautiful – BRILLIANT!!  Still thinking about it.

So, why am I showing you this (rather poor) piccie of my desk? go here to find out. And, dear deskers, will try and get around as many as possible in my rather limited time today as I am out with a friend later and then have a cardmaking 101 session with another friend this evening. Well at least I’ll get to be in my craft room even if it is doubtful I get anything done!!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #309

Here we go.


The ‘Other’ desk. Absolutely nothing of interest. Sometimes there is something to be said for a slight staging of items. Centre stage you can see my first home made die storage – I opt for magnetic sheets in clear plastic envelopes from Lily Of The Valley now as the homemade folders got rather heavy. But the original ones are still in here. Mat from my scan n cut ‘cos I have been cutting out sentiments – you can kinda see the result over to the right. I was asked for sympathy cards again so am making a bunch. Some envelopes with cardboard backings donated by a friend because it is good as a base for projects (such a womble). My hougie board as I must have been scoring something. Really nothing very inspiring, although I do have a few commissions on the go. Trusty bug over to the rear.

And that’s me for this week.

Worryingly, not an ATC in sight.

Wonder why I am showing you this? Check this out. And join in!!

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

Well here I am again. Thought I had better report in or I would be barred from the crop. Lost my way a bit with the whole crafting and blogging thing the last few weeks but seem to have my life back now so hopefully will soon be in the swing of things again. Have to report that mum is well and truly on the mend – she’s arguing about everything so she must be better – and actually looking better than she has for ages.

So, to business, here’s my desk:


That mess is one wedding card. Over on the right is a matchbox card which I ordered from CWC – I really could have worked that one out for myself I thought they were more complicated than they were. Have just realised I left my modge podge open overnight (can’t even remember why it’s open) and I really must learn to put my dies away. Here’s the card.


Anyhoo, hop on over to Julia’s if you don’t know what WOYWW is. I’m off to get a cuppa, then settle in for a think about ATCs, a snoop and a desk tidy, starting with that modge podge and those dies…….

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

What’s on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #302

Wednesday again?

I’ve missed how many?

Where have I BEEN??

What’s on my desk today? Nada.

Well actually I’ve been on holiday, I helped my daughter move and now mum is in hospital so part fun, part family – you know how it goes!! With one thing and another I haven’t been to work for nearly a month so its not all bad!! But here is what I have been up to lately, just not today.IMG_1689[1]

On holiday I did take some needlefelting to do – well it is a fairly portable craft (not in the cabin of course!!). I managed three of these ‘cones’. They are going to be mice, honest.

One day soon.

And here are some photos of the dimensional box cards I made with all those flowers I showed you – seems like months ago!! Similar to the stamped card below which is why I couldn’t show you the finished item before but these were all done with with my scan n cut, even the box. Love ‘em.

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So hope you don’t mind me sharing this old stuff,

Trying to grab an hours R&R before going back to the hospital for mummy watch. Going to take my needlefelting with me to do as mum wants me to make something for her. (see, portable crafting!!). She did say yesterday she would like to give it a go – if you knew how much she shakes poor love you would realise why the vision of her with a needlefelt needle gave me the giggles!!

Catch up with you all later. Oh and if you are wondering who I am talking to, you can find the WOYWW mob over here. Join in why don’t you!!

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