Wednesday, 12 January 2011


to be honest, not much happens on my desk on wednesday as i am at work all day and dont get home until gone 6, then have to cook dinner. . .  the too tired to anything much except eat chocolate (next best thing to crafting). oh and blog!
anyway i had a good crafty day yesterday and this is how i left my desk.
i am fortunate enough to have a whole room. a friend sells some of my cards at work for breast cancer care but has run out so i need to do some quick makes.
the cards on the left are  made using shiney card and distress inks to make a sunset background and then stamped a sillouette with black stazon (idea was from craft stamper mag a while ago. i like the dragonflies best, they were partof a set of 6 stamps i brought in asale for . . .  10p. . . yes 10p. bargain huh!

the card on the right took a bit longer. i cut out the big flower using a quick cutz die (up cycled shiney card from packaging) and then used it  as a mask to make the background. the card was white but had amix of colours from the mask. i over stamped the background with a black swirl, added some gems and a paper flower and hey presto.

actually i think it needs something else, maybe the black should be smaller or less obvious, needs more thought i think, hey -ho.
maybe i should stick to eating choc!


  1. What a fab workdesk and I just love your sunset cards, lovelly simple design but so affective and wow 10p for the stamps! xx

    Suzilou #136

  2. Lovely desk and such beautiful cards.

  3. Hi Janet what a tidy desk LOL am just catching up with books now, I get too busy around Christmas, that's the problem with working in a church LOL. Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog. hugs Elizabeth x

  4. Gorgeous stamping, very creative!

    Thanks for the peek! :D


  5. Very nice cards and I bet the charity are so thrilled to have them.
    Sue xx 67

  6. Lovely cards! There are some interesting things lurking on your desk.
    Tertia 88

  7. Beautiful colours on your desk and gorgeous cards.


  8. Great desk and I love your cards must try this sort of style myself sometime although I do not think it would be a quick make for me as its out of my comfort zone lol - thanks for the inspiration ~ Nicky 45

  9. Lots going off on your desk lots of inky fantastic creations.

  10. A desk after my own heart - one that you can get right back to doing whatever as soon as you sit at it! Cards are lovely colours.


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