Wednesday, 15 December 2010


i thought i would have a go at showing my work desk this week, not that anything is being made!!!! check out the stamping ground blog WOYWW80
this is a bit of a dumping ground really.
lots of abandoned projects. at the back is a stack of atc books i need to make up for uksn, i must try and finish them this week as i expect there will be more next week. there is  some knitting wool that i have just undone (again) i think i was making a mug hug for my daughter, but it didn't look right.
i think there might even be some christmas stuff there too.

tim holtz blog candy

 saw this lovely blog candy (lets see if i can do this right) click the link  tim holtz blog candy to see what you could win, although obviously i want to..

no crafting today as busy busy busy at work.

but here is a pin cushion calendar i made for a friend yesterday

the cup cake is made from different sized yoyo's and stuffed quite firmly. There is wire going through the middle which is wound around so that the card is held inside the coil. the backing card is made from grundge paper and decorated with alcohol inks. the calendar is from papermania.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

rudolph and his little army of red noses

i foolishly asked my daughter if she wanted any cards to give to the kids she looks after at work. she did, but only 6. then she changed her mind and wanted 28 instead. i had  to get busy!!!   these little cards are ATC sized. the stamp is from Butterfly Kisses, there is also a back view with rudolph holding some mistletoe, very cute. They are stamped and coloured with aqua promarkers then finished with red stickles, very quick, thank goodness.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

yet another card

 there are so many of my work colleagues who have birthdays at this time of year.  it is difficult to find time, buthere is the card i made for our sewing specialist.
 something a bit different for me. it is not a very good scan as it is quite thick.

the background is sprayed with cosmic shimmer (more of the intense purple).
 the stamp is from papermania 's new oriental collection, then i fixed an ATC envelope on top. the greeting is also stamped and covered with glossy accents. i glued a zip on top. i spread the top of the flap with glossy accents and put all the little notions on top. i think there could have been a few more 'bits' on top.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

why dont i start earlier

hi guys
why dont i start earlier on my christmas shopping. i finally started today... and got a lot done. i had to sent a parcel to some friends today (it will be done tomorrow).
anyway i had to finish the bags i made......decorated with more leather flowers, i think they turned out quite well
the bags are organic hemp... very green!
i just added the leather flowers cut with my big shot and curled them with the heat gun, then i fixed them with brads. on the inside i glued some felt circles over the brad ends as i thought they might catch and cut fingers. 

Saturday, 4 December 2010

intensely purple

my (no1) daughter and her partner are here for a visit this weekend, so not much crafting going on, never mind. i was supposed to go to my lace group but we had to cancel because of the weather.
i did however find time to make a card for a colleague at work. she likes purple, but i'm not sure she likes this much purple, i hope she does.
i brought a cosmic shimmer mist in purple violet, my god is it purple, i was amazed at how purple it was. i had to change the whole idea of what type of card i was going to make, well i didn't have to but hell go with it.

here's the card

i used a mask for the background card and sprayed the cosmic shimmer over the top. i also sprayed some flowers and crunched some paper as well but didn't use it all as it was just too much purple. i added tag to break up the purple but then made that pale purple as well. chris is a yarn-a-holic so i added some fibres to the tag. the greeting is stamped with glossy accents on top.
a shimmery purple haze!!!!