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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WOYWW and altered blocks

Hi all and can i just say thanks so much for all the lovely comments you leave,they are much appreciated and i love to pay a return visit.Am enjoying doing the world tour that is WOYWW where we open up our desks,craftrooms and reveal what we are all making/creating or just
Anyway this is my desk as off last night and i know,its tidy even when i craft :)
Well today on my desk you can spot some lush papers which i used to decorate the blocks,blocks were originally yellow kiddies building blocks which i covered with gesso and acrylic paint and used chipboard letters.Can i just add the drink in the corner was to go with the blocks as part of a pressie and not my normal some more blocks prepped,just need to decide what to do with them.The opened jar contains this and its fab.My distress inks are in the background,along with a beaded web coaster and my ottlite lamp.The silver case contains my promarkers and there are stamps in the clear boxes.
And these are the finished blocks parcelled up in a box i made with a acetate window.

Right off to link up over at Julia's if the post is up,if not will link from work and do my blog hopping later,have a good day and stay dry as its pouring here.x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

A card i like :)

Hi all,well am hosting a challenge over at docrafts and the theme is floral frenzy and this is my card for the challenge. Have to admit to not adding many of my cards to my blog as tend to use my docrafts gallery for that and also i never like many of my cards! But anyway back to this one
Its the first time i have used the stamp for the image and the greeting,shame on
Ingredients for card
Stamp - A little bird by Neighbourhood
Greeting - Birthday circles by Wild Rose Studios
Coloured with promarkers and tumbled glass distress ink
Labels 8 nestie
Cherry Lynn - fanciful flourish die
Freebie papers from mag
Flowers & gems from stash
This is for a work colleague who doesnt craft so i hope she likes it,thanks for taking the time to read and if you leave a comment i will visit you,x

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW and finally finished tag album version 2!

Oh the joys of being back at work has sunk in
Anyway now means crafting when i can or am still awake! so this is my desk in the middle of completing my tag album to store the tags from swops i have joined and the reason i am sharing my desk with you is the brainwave of Julia over at Stamping Ground, pop over for the reason why.
Anyway if you want to play i spy with my desk you should be spying my lappy (attached to my hip normally) where i was watching a film 'Super',my quickkutz squeeze and dies to cut out a million letters or at least it felt like that.My ikea pop up bin, scraps of paper left over from album which is leaning by bin along with tags to go inside.Ottilite lamp (fab for poor light) and some mini choc eggs got from a friend.

And this is the finished album,with tags in and room for more.Used card from stash and the new papermania boofle papers to decorate, mini tags which i edged using walnut stain distress ink and the tag with this fab freebie image from saturated canary (coloured with promarkers) was off a cardigan and i just covered with a scrap of paper.
And this was what all the letters were for, to do the months of the year on each pocket,will add info of tags later on. Tutorial to make this album if you fancy a go is here.
Thanks for all the lovely comments that you peeps leave on my blog and i will always pay you a return visit and try to get around as many blogs as i can as love being nosey peeking in,x
p.s sandra i know you will be reading this and its all tidy again :)

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Cascading card

Hello everyone,another strange weather day,sun in the morning and then hail,rain and thunder this afternoon! Good excuse to craft Am going to the Yeovil craft meet soon (details here if you want to join us or leave me a comment here) and need to make 3 demos of the projects we are making so this is my first one
So what do you think,its quick and easy to make and i had fun using my new cherry lynn die 'fanciful flourish' which i brought from pinkgem.  It folds flat to go in a A2 envelope(made on my martha stewart board)
ingredients for card
12 x 12 card stock(used offcuts for diecutting)
cherrylynn 'fanciful flourish' die
oval nesties
stampin up 'whimsical greetings' stamp
stampin up lavender lace inkpad
stamping up 'pocket silhouettes' stamps
kort & godt pearls
ek success butterfly layering punch
12 x 12 paper for envelope
martha stewart board

Right off to make my next demo card,hope to be back soon!
Thanks for popping by and if you leave a comment i will always repay the visit,x

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

WOYWW and a late night.......yawn!!

Well am rather bleary eyed this morning as stayed up late making a album to store swop tags in so excuse me if i go for a snooze soon!
Anyway this is my desk as off VERY late last night,when i remembered to take a picture before i did my normal tidying up as i am rather a neat freak ( i know how
I was following a tutorial which you can find here and using my new boofle papers which are rather cute. On my desk you can see my martha stewart board which i love,new ladybird scissors,uhu glue (go through it by the bucketful) and on the desks pull out board my bin,cutter and album base. You get extra marks if you can spot my homemade stamp a ma jig also made following a tutorial.
And this new piece of fab storage to hold my acrylic blocks and inks pads cost me the grand sum of 50p at a car boot sale. It has also freed up some more desk space :)
Just need to add some decoration to my album once i have woken up and then i will post it to my blog. I have the week of so shall enjoy it looking at your blogs as missed joining in last week but thanks for all the kind words re the death of my cat Otiz,x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Art journal diary.....something rather different for me!!

Well been making the most of my time off and catching up on some things i wanted to try and projects to finish off. After spotting a monthly calender  over at Eliabeths Altered book lover blog thought i would like to try that and this is my first months page which i am rather chuffed with.
Been making it over the last few days,gessoed pages first and then went mad with my watercolour paints! My theme was april showers and first colours of spring. Used chipboard letters for the month title and punched out squares for my journalling. Using my neglected whispers pens to doodle on it and add any info.More information and examples also can be found here.
Need to get working on next months page now.x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Tag album finally finished!!

Hello everyone and hope you are having a fab Easter. Would like to say thanks so much for your kind words and hugs re the loss of my white cat Otiz,still finding it strange without him but know hes not suffering now. My other cat Mitzi is almost 18 and Sam the dog will be 11 this year are also missing him but have been spoiling them with lots of fuss and treats so am sure they will be ok.
Anyway been playing around with this album for a while and struggling with some of the pages so had put it away but after help from Kelly at the last Bristol craft meet made the elusive last pages and all that was left to do was decorate it,which is the fun part :).
front of cover

charms from primark
grunge board cut out using tim holtz die and added fastner

all pages are interactive,have pockets and flaps

some of my fave papers

I used First Edition 'Desert bloom' papers,recycled dog biscuit box for the covers, 7gypsies cable ties(donated by kelly), Tim holtz 'hardware findings' die. Grungeboard,pearlised card for mats, pearls, flowers, butterflies and dress form from stash and the charms were £1 from primark.
Now i need to just fill it up either with tags or photos,or maybe just admire, big
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and if you leave a comment i will happily return the visit,x

UPDATE- blogger being naughty and i cant change the last bit of font to the same size as above and could only add writing as a caption so hope you can all read it ok,x

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

R.I.P Otiz

Had to have my white cat Otiz put to sleep yesterday,he had health problems and his kidneys were also failing so know it was the right decision, stayed with him to the end as i was there when he was born. He was 16 years, 11 months and 18 days and had a good life. Will miss him very much.x

This was his favourite spot on the sofa where he liked to sleep and moult!
R.I.P Otiz,x

Monday, 2 April 2012

Birthday card for son and thanks Lisa

Hi all,well been a eventful day today,worked this morning (catching up on paperwork) and then had to come home when a neighbour rang me as the western power repair man fixing the lampost had dropped a pole on my car! Luckily not too much damage and think the repair man was more shook up than me.
Anyway had a fab time at the Bristol craft meet yesterday and made the basics of a suitcase and also with help from Kelly completed my pages for my tag album. But before i can finish those today had to make a special card for my son who will be 23.
Hes a big Exeter city fan so matched their colours of red and white,loving these paper clips and they went nicely with my colour scheme. With lots of help from the lovely Lisa whose blog you can find here made in serif pageplus this personalised ticket to go with the card.
Kraft card blank and card from stash
Stamp - papernation 'football man' - coloured with promarkers and decoupaged
Nestabilities- labels 8
Die - modern lanscape border by memory box
Embellishments - football boots button,striped paperclips
Sentiment - digi ticket designed in pageplus (thanks lisa)
Right need to clear away the mess i have made and get sorted to finish my tag album. Thanks for popping by and i will return the visit,x