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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

WOYWW - crafting day with buddies & Happy Halloween All

Hi all, well doing this post later than usual as i have a week off....yippee,funny how i havent managed much crafting though....lol Anyway the reason for todays post is to join in the weekly blog hop held over at Julia's at the Stamping Ground. So this is the tables (all 3 of them) squeezed in the kitchen for a crafty meet up on Sunday.

You can imagine how much mess craftystuff we can make.......lol and we had a fun day making cards as we are all on the design team now for StampnCraft and yes those bowls do contain nice snacks :)
So feel free to zoom in and have a nosey and if you want to see more craft desks then pop on over to the Stamping Ground to join in Whats on your workdesk Wednesday,x

Saturday, 27 October 2012

'Sing your song' and some sparkle

Hi all, well its my day for my posting my weekly DT card/project for StampnCraft and after a very long week at work really enjoyed unwinding by making my card last night and playing crafting in my craft room.
'sing your song image & greeting' chocolate baroque stamps
coloured with promarkers & peeled paint distress ink
background stamp 'en francais' stampin up
card and pearls from stash
dovecraft glitter glue
labels 2 & 8 nestabilities
kraft card blank

Our theme this week was to use a Chocolate Baroque stamp and Beth stocks a large range of this at the shop and its well worth a trip over . Its my first time as a DT member and so far so good :). To check out all the other fab cards from my DT gang pop on over here. Took this photo last night and pleased to say the glitter glue is now dry.lol. Never been very patient waiting :)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW - the makings of a tag or two

Hi all,well isnt it dark outside and yesterday was so gloomy,hoping for some sunshine today but not holding my breathe....lol. Anyway on to the reason i am posting this photo today is to share my craft desk with you all and link in over at Stamping Ground where Julia is in charge of this world wide blog hop :)


So a different angle taken this week of my desk and you can see i am in the middle of making 12 christmas tags for a swop over at Docrafts. Now do you zoom in close or just take in the big picture when looking at the desk photos? i confess to being a zoomer as love to nosey peek at your desks! Hope to get around a few more blogs this week as for some reason someone stole a few hours of my time last wednesday!
Anyway have a good day all and i am off to link up with the WOYWW gang,x

Monday, 22 October 2012

Hubbys birthday card and one other

Hi all,well after my excitement of being a DT member over at StampnCraft i had to come down to earth and make two mens cards and to be honest they are not my favourite ones to make!
Anyway this is one for my hubby whose birthday is Thursday and the idea for the card came from the exeter craft show
Inkylicious stamp 'bullrushes
stamped greeting
twine,button and card from stash
kraft card blank

And my next card is a card for my cousins hubby so just a quick flat one as postage is riduculous these days!
buzcraft stamp 'max and greeting' & stamped in brown memento ink
coloured with promarkers
labels 1 nesties
twine,card and papers from stash

Anyway today was the first day of each of the DT posting over at StampnCraft so do pop over and check it out. My day for posting is Saturday. Thanks for all the congratulations,x


Sunday, 21 October 2012

My first DT card :)

Hi all,well the wait is over and i am now officially on my first day of being a Design Team member of StampnCraft....woo hoo and here is my first card,reckon maybe i should frame it and hang on my craft room wall.....lol.


Am very excited at being a DT member though hubby has now hidden his wallet :) Looking forward to using lots of exciting projects that Beth stocks and extending my reportoire and craft room! I like to try most things and have the claim to fame as the tidiest craft room. Well i enjoyed using the stamp set (Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Christmas) and playing with my distress inks.I stamped the image twice and then distressed the first one and then cut out the diamonds from the second image and applied distress inks again and then layered up using 3d pads.Added mirri card to give it a kick and one of my fave christmas sayings and used card and gems from my stash. Everything else was purchased in StampnCraft but shush dont tell hubby.....lol. Now dont forget to pop over to StampnCraft to see the fabulous cards Beth and the other DT members have made but i have a feeling i will be the first as everyone still in bed......lol







Friday, 19 October 2012

21st card and some news :)

Hi all,well thought i would share this quick card with you for a friends son,can't believe the time has gone and he is 21,still remember him as a little squirt.........lol
card and mirri card from stash
cut the key on my cricut using scal to insert the letters
stamped greeting - little claire set
peeloffs from stash 


And my news well i am now officially a DT member...........................hurray. Its for Stamp n Craft and their new and improved website will be up and running from next week and i will reveal full details and my card on Sunday here and Beth's blog. Am very excited so hope you pop back on Sunday :)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WOYWW - Craft day fallout

Dont panic you havent come to the wrong blog by mistake,yes theres rather a lot on my desk thats not normally there! I went crafting on sunday and have to confess only felt like unpacking my bags last night so this is the contents of two bags dumped on the desk ready to put away. And the reason you are seeing this photo can be found over at Stamping Ground led by Julia for the weekly woyww blog hop.
How is it though going to a craft meet means trying to squeeze your entire craft room into a bag as you never really know what you are wanting to use or run out of.......lol
The xmas box is full of xmas embellishments,clear box has tools in,card,dst,inkpads, glitter,my bin folded down,nesties,christmas papers hiding underneath the nesties,glamour dust,acrylic blocks, rolled up kraft mat,corner punch,nesties,trimmer,box of stamps,mini xmas card, h20s lurking somewhere and some stuff for my first DT position including a sneak peek of my DT card and on top is some fabby spider web washi tape from my buddy Kelly
So if you want to see more desks displaying their crafting, pileups, crafty makes,craft goodies etc click on the link at the top of the post and if you leave a comment i shall be tracking you down :)
And for my regular visitors dont worry i cleaned it all away back into its normal containers and calm was restored once more so i could make a card x

Monday, 15 October 2012

Birthday card for Sheila

Hi all,sorry not been around much this week but been busy at work,hospital appointment for hands and my mum's been down for the weekend so need to add this card i made during the week. This is for a docrafter called Dippydog over at Docrafts and i enjoyed making this one. Funny how some cards come together and others seem to take forever!
Saturated canary digi coloured with promarkers
circle and scallop nesties
cherry lyne 'fanciful flourish'
card and paper from stash
greeting freebie from mag
Had a fab time at the Bristol craft meet on sunday and my mum enjoyed the day too. Off for a nosey in blogland now,x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

WOYWW - spooky things!

Hi all, i am here and i did miss joining in last week with Julia and everyone  re'Whats on your workdesk Wednesday' but my craft room had been taken over during the week by the loft contents as it was being insulated. Luckily thats all done and after spending all day saturday putting it back was able to get back into my craft room retreat :)

Anyway this is a picture of my desk taken in the midst of making halloween tags for a swop over on Docrafts. I had made a spiders web using scal and my cricut for a stencil and used black soot distress ink over the top. You can also see my martha stewart cobweb punches (which i didnt use), diecuts cut out using the cricut,my ink pads in their named individual bags on a jump ring. The wreath is one i made at a workshop at Exeter craft show using gilded flakes and to the left hanging down is a silver spider bookmark i got from my friend Kelly who saw it and thought of me :)
So if you want to join in or find out a bit more about woyww, just pop over to see Julia at the Stamping ground . And this is the finished tag
And for those who asked about my crafting gloves from the last woyww i joined in you can find them here and they keep my hands warm and toasty.Well my old cat Mitzi decided she wanted to get our attention early this morning (5.30am!) so shall be coasting along today i reckon but will visit all blogs with the same numbers as me when i post over at Julia's blog and anyone who leaves me a comment,x

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Happy Birthday Teresa

Hi all,well this is for a special lady who makes the most gorgeous cards so hope she likes this one. You can find her over at her blog here. This card is very different for me but i enjoyed making it and as its her birthday today i can now post it here for you to see.

'heritage' cricut cart
mirror card and card from stash
DCWV ' adhesive paper pack' paper
pearls and lace from stash
I also added a greeting but forgot to take a picture of that bit....oops

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Playing catch up!

Hi all, just adding some cards that i managed to make last week before hubby filled my beloved craft room with the entire loft contents during the week as we had the loft insulated on Friday but boy did i miss my retreat. Anyway we spent yesterday sorting and putting it all back so i am a happy bunny again. This is a card i made for Natalie

Mo Manning dig coloured with promarkers
papermania ' happy days' paper
memory box 'bunting' die
marianna 'greetings' die
gems from stash

And this were two cards i made using the cricut,one for Carol and the other for my little cousin
'just because' cart
card and gems from stash
papermania ' secret garden' paper
freebie greeting stamp from mag

'just because' cart
card,ribbon and gems from stash

And i now have the winter edition of the promarkers so had fun colouring circles for the ends and arrainging in my cd storage case i use for my pens. Hope you are all coping with the change in the weather, i now have two quilts on the bed which hubby spends all night throwing off........lol




Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Happy Birthday Ginny

Hi all,hopefully Ginny has received this today for her birthday otherwise i will shoot the royal mail.....lol
Anyway this is her birthday card.
Ingredients used
Meljens digi coloured with promarkers
labels 8 nesties
paper and card from stash
spun sugar distress ink
flowers bow,gems and brad from stash
leaves - stampin up bird punch
printed greeting
kraft card blank

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog,having the loft insulated on friday and my poor craft room is crammed full of boxes so having to shift around to craft so roll on friday x