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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!!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Try It On Tuesday!! - HATS

Our new challenge is now open and HATS is the theme for the next two weeks.

We would like to see a  'hat'  on your entries.

As always how you interpret the theme and what you make is entirely up to yourselves

as long as you have followed the theme. So get on over to the TioT blog, check out the DT entries, and link up your own project.

Here’s Mine:


I used a Woodware flower stamp to make the background and the main image is an old stamp from Paper Artsy. Loved how it turned out. Hope you will  be inspired to join in with us!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mum’s The Word!!

Late again. I don’t know why I bother trying to schedule posts, they never, ever work. I’m sure there’s another button I have to click that I can’t see.
Nevertheless, we have a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers -

Very topical, with Mother's Day coming up very soon - this is a chance to share your lovely makes for mum.
BUT please remember, we are a stamping challenge so your project MUST include stamping and please state clearly which stamp/stamps you used in your blog post (no digital images please)
Here’s what I made:
The box is stamped using a wood grain stamp from the MME Dolled Up stamp set. Multiple flower stamps were used on this project from the MME set, a Dawn Bibby set and some other flowers that I have no idea where they come from!!
So if you want to see what else the DT got up to go to the fantasy stampers blog and link up your project.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #299

What, no blogging for a week? Whatever have I been doing – honestly I don’t know, I hope I was enjoying myself. But it’s Wednesday, and I’m home for most of the day so here’s my desk.


I was at a candle party the other night and took along some cards and someone asked me to make this 80th card – it’s a bit boring, I probably should have got a better brief but it only took me a fe minutes.(The joys of pc crafting!!). I made a matching insert to beef it up a bit as it seemed very simple - still, does what it says on the packet.

All the flowers from last week have been used and I will post what I did at some stage but keeping it short today. If you want to know more about WOYWW then go here and all will be explained.

Happy WOYWW!!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

WOYWW – yoo hoo it’s me!!

Been so AWOL lately – RL getting in the way as usual. But I do have something on my desk to share this week and, what’s more, I am here for the duration, so I may even manage to get round some desks!!

Going to try and make these into something today…..


Apart from a few of the leaves, all cut out on my scan and cut (loving that machine). Those purple ones in the bottom corner are my own ‘flower’ shape made from basic shapes – so chuffed. (Those of you who don’t know what I am talking about I do apologise).I’m chuckling as that picture is so me – I do like an orderly pile LOL.

Anyhow, if you have a desk that the world should see, pop on over to What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday and link up – lots of nice people to spy on!!

TIOT – Tic Tac Toe

Oh dear, I really am losing the plot, completely missed Tuesday, so I am very late uploading my DT piece for this fortnight’s Try It On Tuesday Challenge.

Our new Challenge  theme is  .....

Tic, Tac, Toe.

You must add items to your entry that can be found  on any  straight-----, horizontal, vertical or diagonal line using the grid below

As always what you make is entirely up to yourselves.

I chose to make a card using the bottom line, Flowers, Flourish and String.


My main image is a little gorjuss girl coloured to match the various papers I chose. Hope you like, but for more inspiration get on over to the TIOT blog to check out the rest of the DT makes.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Fantasy Stampers Pretty In Pink

Hello there, it’s time once again for a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers and this fortnight we want you to THINK PINK for our Pretty in Pink Challenge.


For my DT piece I chose some pink papers and then stamped over them with stamps from the woodware mini Flowers collection. My main image is Lily by Clarity Stamps and I have stamped her more than once onto matching papers and paper pieced to give her a layered dress.

Don’t forget to check out the inspiration on the Fantasy Stampers blog and link up your own entry – which MUST include hand stamping if you wish to be considered for Top 3.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Add A Photo – at Try It On Tuesday

Gosh how these fortnights roll around!! Well the new challenge at TioT is to add a photo to your project, vintage or modern. Other than that, there are no restrictions on what you can make, so get those grey cells working!!

As I thought about my DT project for this challange I was feeling singularly uninspired until two  things happenned. First my sister, who is doing the family history uploaded a load of family photos I hadn’t had access to before and this one really leapt out at me. What a stunner!!


This is my mum’s favourite aunt, Olive Kirby, someone I probably met as a child but sadly I have no recollection of her as an adult.

I really love that smile!

A few days later I saw a quote I thought I would like to use in a project:-

‘Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,

   But sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy’

Then I had a light bulb moment – why not combine them both in a journal page?

I have an ‘art journal’ of sorts that I started in an altered book. It’s supposed to be an ABC journal and it’s not progressing very fast – but I do a couple of pages a year. (I should finish it by the time I’m 80).

Anyhoo a quick check, I haven’t done letters J (Joy) or K (Kirby) yet and together they make a double paged spread so l’m going for it (I know the alphabetical link is a bit tenuous but its my book I can do what I want!). Other than that it’s texture paste, paint, tissue and stamping. and voila.


I’m not entirely sure it’s finished – but it’s also at that stage where more fiddling could go either way!!

Anyhow grab a photo and get crafting, and link up to the challenge at Try It On Tuesday.

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