Wednesday, 26 October 2011


HI  wednesday peepers
I'm mixing my blog posts together this week as I dont seem to be getting anything done except blogging, how do you all find the time to craft and blog?,
On the left is the new book I had for my birthday, great for when I get time to experiment with 'stuff'.
At the back on the right is a lovely cupcake pin cushion Anne at work made me, again for my birthday.
Also on my desk this week is the remains of my grungy monday  piece.
 Linda ledbetter  from studiol3. sets a challenge using the techniques of the fab  Tim Holtz .

This week it is  PERFECT DISTRESS. The first piece I made along with Tims video,(but had to keep pausing to 'find' stuff LOL), the colours were too similar so I made another one. I'm just getting into Christmas card making, so I thought why not?

The reindeer is from the Octopode Factory, I love their designs.
 I was actually really please with the finished piece. The reindeer is really shiney, it looks almost like gunmetal. His nose is finished off with red stickles, just for the true rudolf look!!! Thanks to Vicky for the snow flake die cut, it is perfect to add a delicate contrast to the tag.

If you want to see lots of inspirational workdesks pop over to Julia Dunnit at    stamping-ground     where she acts as headmaster of all things desky. I hope to comment  this week as I had probs with blogger last week.
here's looking at you!
I have also entered into the following challenges
  our creative corner  faces
party time tuesdays. anything goes

Monday, 24 October 2011


hi world
 here is a new weekly blog I have just found and I am going to introduce  to you meet me on monday
I am posting this late so I will have to make it quick (have to be in the gym at 8 or I turn into a huge wobbly blob!!!
this is last weeks list

MAKING here is the card I made for Vicky rt work ( we work in acraft and fabric, haberdashery store)

I also made her a box to put a cake in (see below)

COOKING Rabbit stew at the weekend for all the family and my version of the royal wedding chocolate biscuit cake for Vicky (she's a bit of a chocoholic)

LEARNING  I cannot do everything. . .  that's a hard one to learn!  Distress ink tutorial on grungy monday

WEARING everthing too tight

DRINKIING fruit tea. . .  the menopause sucks!!!!

WATCHING QI XL Dounton Abbey not much  else I'd rather be crafting

MAKING The box for Vicky. I brought the fabric in Arizona last year.
this week I will be making save the date cards for daughter no2 's wedding

VISITING a wedding fair . . . too much cake , if that is possible!

TEACHING a felt making workshop on Saturday. . .   great fun and I get paid !!!
see you all later in the week

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Happy Birthday to me

hi world
It was my birthday on Friday and it seems I have spent most of the weekend eating and entertaining my family. Not a bad thing you may say! and you may be right. I had some lovely cards and pressies. See the lovely card and pressie Vicky from work made me VICKY

here is the present from my granddaughter. Quite the artist!

And here she is . . .  so cute

I have had a few problems with blogger this weekend and I have not been able to leave any comments for a few days so
 sorry i didnt get back to you if you left me a comment
I will try harder this week and I will get back to you. . . .  Blogger allowing !!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


hi Wednesday peepers
gosh it's been a busy week, especially yesterday I did lots of crafting (a even a little bit of housework !!!!! on my day off). Want to see a world of work desks pop over to see Julia Dunnit at the stamping-ground.      to see what it is all about.
Here is my desk as I left it last night (in mid craft) I had to cook dinner!!! and didn't get back to it later.
In the morning I made a card in 10 minutes (yes 10 minutes really!!!)
That was the challenge set by Linda Ledbetter at STUDIOL3. I was quite pleased with the result and might make some more similar.
 In the afternoon I  had to make an angel from a kit for display at work, it is quite sweet and quick to make although I had to wait a while for it the glue to dry.

Now I was on a roll..... with  Christmas cards. . . I made 25 with 10 more nearly finished, they were small and I had them on a production line. 

After all that activity I think I will sit back and look at a few of your desks  for a while, then I have to make a cake to take to work for my birthday. oh so much to do so little time !!!!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Hi Tim fans

It's time to get back to all things Tim Holtz again on grungy monday. See Tim here
I didn't participate last week as don't really 'do' Halloween. But this week Linda's challenge is right up my street' make a card in 10 minutes' anything goes as long as you use at least 1 Tim product. See Linda's stuff  HERE
I only just finished this in the time . . .  mainly because I had to clear a space first to spray the florish with glimmer mist. The backing card is the  brown paper type but the colour doesn't really show in the picture.
The poinsettia is a Marianne Creatable die  with a brad in the middle. The ribbon was from work but seems to be available in lots of places. All done in 11 minutes . .
  I know that is over the time but I also sprayed some card with colourwash but didn't use it as it was too dark, drank a cup of coffee and ate a bar of chocolate, well you need sustainance for speed crafting!!!!
Later on I made 25 Christmas cards, well I had to start sometime didn't I ?
See you later

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


hi wednesday Peepers
 am making this my first scheduled post as I am going  out this  Wednesday evening ...  to see David Essex .... Swoon! ( younger members look him up on Google).

I hope I manage to link up to julia post this week ok see what it is all about here HERE  

I have had a bit of a card fest today, trying to make a few cards for a friend to take to work to sell for breast cancer. I think I made about 10 not bad going for an afternoon.
I had to do something to take my mind off my dog, she had to go to the vet to have teeth cleaned and removed. She was feeling a bit sorry for herself when she came home in the evening, but generally ok.
The main card I had to make was one for my handyman (AKA my hubby!), it was not how I intended to make it, it is just how it turned out!

Anyway I will peep at your world of desks tomorrow night, so dont think I have forgotten you


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

WOYWW 122 an alternative desk

hi desk peekers, yes its that time again.
Chief  desk hopper  and general chatty person  JULIA DUNNIT   has been in Winchester this week where she may have seen my desk  being created  . .  and not known.
 If you read this Julia I hope you all came in for a fabric fix!

It was my departments turn to have a themed window display, I decided to organise a craft room with lots of projects being made and lots of 'stash'. It was fun making all the projects and our display lady Sue has done a great job putting it all together. Although it all looks too tidy!

This is my real desk, just as much going on but not nearly as tidy. This is the remains of making some more of the UTEE pendants I tried last week (actually I only finished 1). The little yellow box is still there. .  unfinished. On the left is my new Ranger heat it gun, I've just noticed the sign on it that says 'Caution Hot' This is not a hairdryer. . . love it, LOL. I wonder if it will dry my nails, no lets not go there again!

I have also started Painting my S M I L E letters from Ally Pally.
 I think these are going to take a while, not really sure what I am going to do just jet, this is just the background colour. I hope you will pop back another time to see what I do with them.

I'm off to see your desk. If not tonight it might be tomorrow.