Wednesday, 29 June 2011


HI world
I'm really late today posting my desk picture, busy, busy, busy. pop over to julia dunnits blog to see the world's work spaces

anyway i have had to stop doing non wedding crafty stuff to concentrate on wedding stuff.
 on my desk are the menu envelopes (well some of them) they are a sizzix die cut.
However, they still have to be folded, stuck and decorated with a fleur du leuse and a gem, Then i have to print off the menu for each person (dont we all forget what we ordered months ago) and attach it to a card to put inside.

 its lucky i love my daughter LOL

not much else to show as it is all under wraps until the big day in August. I'm determined not to leave it until the last minute (good luck with that janet i hear you say)
sorry if i dont get round to peeking at many of you this week, but i have a deadline to meet ahhhh!
LOL night night

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


hi world
another busy week on the desk. hop over to julia dunnit's blog to see what it is all about  WOYWW
At the front of the desk is the card i am about to make for my long suffering hubby for our 32nd anniversary. Sorry to say that i almost forgot to make one, it was a  very quick make thanks to Joanne Wardle for her one layer cards. he'll never know.

 the words have been  embossed with red lustre from papermania. the i tied a red ribbon around the card job done LOL
earlier in the week i finishe doff aproject that was on the desk last week.
A baby vest for my grand daughter. My daughter loves mini cars

cute huh

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Hi world
well after the big move around last week I struggled a bit to get going 'coz I didn't want to get my work space messy . . . .  now, I have well and truly.
Take a look at  the world of work spaces  HERE  from  the stamping ground blog.
Some of my work is absent as it has already been sent to the recipient.
The first card I made was for my dauighter who's just moved out.

This is a wardrobe fold card, the outside is completely different ( Inked and 'Arty') to the outside, cute ... more Lucy's style.

Then I made a birthday card for my niece's son . . .  . . . 14 year old boys, a nightmare to make cards for LOL.

Next I made some ATC's for my swap group

What a busy week!
This is my next project see next weeks desk to see if  I've finished it, something for Erin!!

Well I'm off to look at the rest of the world's desks.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

grungy monday 11

Hi world
Gosh don't the Monday's come around quickly (must be my age).
Anyway, lots of lovely Tim Holtz   stuff going on over at   again this week, take a look here at this weeks Tim technique, to see what it's all about. I have also entered this tag on Simon Says Stamp and Show Simon Says this is a similar challenge to grungy monday

I have a set of gift tags to make for my swap group so, as time is limited at the moment I decided to make them for this weeks challenge (only got one done though as I had my new baby grandaughter visiting .... have I mentioned her before? LOL)

I think the fairy image is from Dove craft. It doesn't really show up very well though.
I used lavender under the embossing powder and then victorian velvet, dusty concord and aged mahogany on top.

I stamped various swirls around the edge with mahogany . .  . . . my new favouite colour!!
I stamped the quote with perfect medium and shiny black embossing powder... to make it show up a bit more than just flat stamping.
The tag is finished with a few Papermania gems and a selection of  inked up paper flowers.

As the tag is intented to be used for a gift I tidied up the back and stamped  to and from on to it.
 The fairy shows up much better here.

Here is why I only managed 1 tag all day.

 Cute huh!
I'm off to peep at yours

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Hi world
well last week was great for WOYWW peeps, Julia had a great response to her 2nd anniversary see what it is all about here HERE
A BIG thanks to Doone for my pif, actually 2  prezzies, both were great.

This picture above  is my desk on Sunday morning.
Anyway my work space has undergone a transformation this week. My daughter has moved out (I may have mentioned that in a few earlier post LOL, especially my new grandauhter).

This is my work space on Sunday afternoon

We spent a long time on Sunday clearing the room out and I spent nearly all day on Tuesday sorting out ( very tired as a consequence, too tired to make anything for grungy monday)

This is my work space on Tuesday evening; my fab new workroom
Thanks to les I couldn't have done it without you, I am soooo lucky.

This is my pif prezzie from Doone, The little box is a chanel perfume box altered into a sewing kit.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

grungy monday #10 it's not mine

hi world
don't the monday's come around quickly. I love grungy monday challenges check it out  HERE
I think it is anything goes with distress inks this week.
A lot has changed for me this week.
My daughter moved out and into her new flat with her fella and 2 week old baby (sorry if I'm boring you with that one! but she is gorgeous).
Anyway I have moved my craft room around to make more space. . .
I am very lucky to have a whole room!
 Consequently I didn't have time to make anything today so I'm showing the moving card Lucy made to send out.
It is the first proper 'arty' card she has made, it was all her own design and made them while I was at work.
She cut out a mask and then used  distress inks with cut and dry foam  on the background, probably; spiced marmalade, mustard seed and rusty hinge. the writing was done free hand.
I think she did a brilliant job. I think Tim would be impress for a first effort,  check out his web site to see his 'stuff'

Please pop in tomorrow  for WHAT'S ON YOUR WORKDESK WEDNESDAY if you want to see
my new room, I love it.
I will try and get round to peeking as many as possible tomorrow, it's too late now and I'm knackered!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

grungy monday 9

hi world
welcome to more monday madness ... yes I know its thursday and I'm a bit late but I have been busy this week. Pop over to studio L3to see grungy monday stuff    there is lots of creative loveliness, based on all things by Tim Holtz. This weeks technique is HERE

I think I have lost a bit of my mojo as I was lacking in inspiration for this challenge.
I made two cards this week, but I'm not really happy with the colours (only have 3 colours of this paint.) This one is for my sister in law and I have used a Gorjuss stamp, which is cute, but the colours blend too much with the back ground papers. From Crafty Individuals.

I have coloured her in slightly with promarkers and added crackle glaze to the cat which makes it look like a tabby.
My other card is also an angled easel card for my (no 2) daughter's  boyfriend.
Matt is a bit of a walker ( he walked from Winchester to Spain for fun). I used the technique on the tag. Again the colours are a bit muddy.

 Anyway, the quote says the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
 He should know!

I also made this card for my niece's 14 year old son...  I hate making card for this age group but I am quite pleased with this as it's simple. the numbers were printed with the computer and then embossed.
The film stripe is a die cut from Lord Tim checkout his web site
I'm off to have a peek at everyone else's stuff.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

happy 104 woyww

hi mad wednesday peoples
well I could hardly beleive my eyes when I saw julia's desk this week, I bet  all the mess went back on as soon as she had taken the picture lol
 http://woyww%20anniversary%20week/  this link isn't working for some reason so please use the title link instead.
I finally managed to finish my pif on Sunday, lots going on here with a new baby grandaughter to coo over, picture below in case you missed it on my last few posts.

Anyway my desk is not showing much creativity this week. I have been trying to make some stamps using my imagepac machine. I know the mechanics of it, but the art work is definately wanting at the moment. I did manage 1 stamp but it was only a text one.
 Sometimes I wander why i bother. I will keep trying though maybe tomorrow as I'm on leave and won't have a baby to cuddle! So watch this space.

 Erin's other grandparents (where she is staying this week ) live very near my favourite craft shop, so I had to pop in on the way to picking her up ... didn't I. I really like the gorjuss stamps so I treated myself to one and some basic grey papers, oh and some little wooden flowers by kars cute.
anyway I'm off to have a look round as many desks as i can today
happy peeking!