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Monday, 30 May 2011

And May's winner is....

Laura of 'Pop n Stick'.

Congratulations Laura, once I have your addy the fan will go off to you this week. June's giveaway will be along in a few days, just need a little more drying time lol. Lots of layers. Here's a little teaser.

Yeah I know, vintage collage again but that's what I've had out this week. Hope you all had a good weekend. It was a Bank Holiday here in the UK and I've just realised I've got an even shorter week than usual and heaps to do at work. Yikes!!!

See you soon.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

WOYWW #103

Well it's my once-every-four-week Wednesday to be at my desk so I'll join in with the shinnanegans (sp?) this week. Here it is:-

Ha, I say that like it was easy, when the truth of the matter is when I uploaded the photo I didn't change the automatic naming thingy and it took me 10 mins to find where I had uploaded it too. LOL. Considering how long I have been using pcs (the internet was a baby when I was working at London Uni) the abyss that is my technical knowhow terrifies me sometimes. Thanks goodness for techie OH's and teenage children.

But I digress. The main item on my desk is a commissioned card for a 70th birthday along with some pretty papers (Laura Ashley?)that I used for it. It will be an easel card when finished but because I am rather fond of the little 'chinese' roses I neede to make a box to put it in as it won't fit in a normal envelope. Usually boxes cause me a lot of problems and endless tries in the bin but somehow last night it just went right. Not quite finished and it was rather late so I left it while I was still winning. Will sort it out sometime today. Oh and those roses...

I KNOW they are only spirals but I just couldn't get the hang of them. But I splurged on a Marianne die I saw at ALLy Pally and now they are perfect every time!!

Other things on the desk include a load of ATCs and tags I should put up for trade/file and I can also see the Big n Juicy pads that I have never opened (won't say how long they have been there). Sigh, so many projects, so little time.....

If you are wondering what all this is about, basically WOYWW is just a bit of fun, a weekly blog hop where you can visit other tidy(sic) and creative souls who have bared their creative all for you to see. Pop over to Julia's blog to join in and maybe even add your own Wordesk this Wednesday. Next week will be the 2nd anniversary of WOYWW and many participants will be joining in with a friendly PIF - I have mine ready just hope I remember to join in as I am at work all day Wednesday.

Well what a long post, you will all be bored to tears. You have to excuse me nattering on I have been away in the Cotswolds without a pc (!) so am suffering withdrawal symptoms. On the way back we dropped in to the lovely Waterperry gardens nr Oxford. Here is a picture of some lovely poppies that I have just added as my screen saver. (you could say this is What's on My Desktop Wednesday).



Cheerio then, have a nice day all.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Is it a fan... is it an ATC... IT IS A GIVEAWAY!!!

May giveaway is finally here. I am still having lots of problems signing in to blogger, not sure if it's my pc or some other problem but its very tedious as I am usually on a very tight schedule timewise.



Anyhow here is the May giveaway which is a fan ATC. It is a concept I saw on Laura's blog, (in fact I've just popped over and there is an awesome new sample to see!!) and she very kindly posted insructions here. I was inspired to try one out because her examples are so very beautiful. The fan is supposed to be basic ATC size at its widest points when folded up (somehow mine ended up just a little bit bigger!!) but opens out into a semi circular fan shape.



Anyhow, hope you like. Rules are simple as usual, to enter my art draw all you need to do is leave a comment on this post before 8.00 pm on Sunday 29th May. International players welcome, and please feel free to link from your own blogs. Thanks for looking, Cindy x

Monday, 9 May 2011

Dream, Love, Art..........


just a quick post to show a set of ATCs made using the faux metal technique ie tin foil. The last one I made went AWOL when sent off for a trade so I have been trying to get in the groove to make a replacement for my swap partner. And this afternoon I succeeded, not before time!! I cheated a little bit because the words are attached OVER the foil but I think it kinda works. 'DREAM' looks a little bit congested but I think you can still see it.



Giveaway is ready to be uploaded, will do that tomorrow night if I get a chance but my son is eating up all the bandwidth with his shoot 'em ups making uploading tediously slow so I'm off for now!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

And the winner is.....

Still out in the garden, (we have worked so hard these last two weekends) so no new crafting to report on!! But I am pleased to announce that the winner of the April giveaway is: Maureen one of my few cyber buddies who I have actually met a couple of times. So that's all folks, thanks for taking part and I'll be back shortly with the May giveaway. Hugs Cindy

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