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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!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Colours of Summer – A Try It On Tuesday Challenge and a Giveaway

Yep its a twofer. Because I can.Tuesday Taggers Admin (Grin)

Right firstly this post is to introduce my DT project for Try It On Tuesday. Pop on over to the blog to join in and see the rest of the inspiration from the DT. You can do any kind of project, but it must follow the theme, and you have a fortnight to link up.

Sunglasses alert, it is a little bright!!



I had a really nice week last week and spent a lot of time sitting in the garden just revelling in how gorgeous it is sometimes just to sit and ‘be’ which is why I thought the chipboard quote I used on this tag was particularly appropriate. (Oops just noticed you can’t quite see all the text).The tag itself is quite a big one, made of chipboard so very sturdy. The other thing I was doing in the garden was a spot of needlefelting – for reasons I really don’t understand I had the urge to open my box of rovings (haven’t been touched for 5 years) and have a go at making these felted flowers. I handfelted each heart shaped petal using a metal mould and then sewed them together. IMO They didn’t turn out half bad. I refrained from grunging it up (hard) and tried to keep it fresh and bright.

IMG_1317 So secondly I want to let you know that this will be the ‘giveaway’ for this month’s Art Draw. Usual rules apply, leave a comment on this post by 9.00 pm on Thursday 31st July to be included in the draw. International players welcome. Feel free to link from your own blogs, let me know you have and I will put you in the draw twice.


That’s all, don’t forget to add your own colourful summer entries to the Try It On Tuesday Blog. See ya!!.

Monday, 7 July 2014



FANTASY STAMPERSIt’s time for a new Challenge at Fantasy Stampers and this fortnight we are looking for your clean and simple stamping projects.

We are also still looking for Guest Designers so if you are interested pop on over  to theblog to find out more and check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Well, I must confess that clean and simple isn’t my favourite style – not because I don’t like it but because as a fairly messy crafter it gives me less opportunity to hide my mucky mistakes! !

Still I had a go.


I masked off the card and then inked the centre panel with Broken China and Peacock Feather distress inks. (are they actually different? I am beginning to wonder). A little spritz with water and some mica for a bit of subtle sparkle and then overstamped in Black Archival. The main stamp is from a Paper Artsy set, the sentiment from my stash of word stamps.

And that’s it. Because I am a glutton for punishment I shall be along next Saturday with some mid-challenge inspiration, accompanied by our first GD. See ya!

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