8 May 2013

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 205........a bit of action!

Well hello everyone, its been far too long since I did any kind of blogging let alone joining in Julia's WOYWW blog hop! As you can see my desk is busy tonight, just finished the easel card on the left of the pic and just about to start another. If you want to join in WOYWW pop over to Julia's blog to find out what its all about ;-

Been having a play with my fab new Martha Stewart Doily cutter! Its brilliant, and as you can see cuts perfect doily's. I used 220gsm card stock for this one here and it was pretty easy to punch through. Its really easy to use too. Cuts a doily from 6 inches up to 12 inches.

Got quite in to CD crafting over the past couple of weeks & ended up buying a rake of them on E-Bay, although I did treat myself to 3 from Kraftyhands web shop. I used the Chic Boutique CD to make the three cards on the above pic. Love the colours & the die cut images are easy to cut out. Never really dabbled in CD crafting before as I was very unsure about printer settings & types of paper to use. However now I have a decent printer & sussed out the paper to use, its been great to try various CD's that are out there.

Well the past few months have been a real turmoil for me. I have two of my close family fighting Cancer and 5 weeks ago lost my very dear Big Brother, very sad, he was too young at 60 to leave this world, he was the eldest of six and I am the youngest. We were very alike in our ways & outlook on life and he was always the one I turned to in a time of need or crisis. I shall miss him more than I can say, I feel at a loss. I Craft to take time out, and I can say hand on heart I am so very glad I do! Its really kept me sane & busy in these tough times, it really is great therapy!

 Happy to share with you all this post! Take care everyone & Thanks for stopping by!
Have a crafty week

22 Mar 2013

Recent & Favourite cards!


Hope all of you are keeping well! Very very cold here today Snow & biting winds, stay in and Craft Away the day!

23 Jan 2013

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 190...... Doily's!

 Hello everyone & thanks for popping by to too have a peek at what I have been up to this week on the desk! This blog hop is the brainchild of Julia Dunnit & you can find out more about what's going on here over at her blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ Maybe you could join in and let us peek at yours too!
 This week I have gone a bit mad for doily stamps, love them & had a right good time with them too.
 I have embossed with them as well as stamping and even used gilding flakes. Used Distress
Markers & glitter some as well as trying Sakura Stardust pens, been a while since I used those!
 As you can see the gilding flake worked out really quite good, at the middle & edges I 
either did not put enough glue or did not press down evenly enough on the stamp.
 I used Indigo Blu's Flitter Glu and Sweet Poppy's Sunset Red Gilding Flakes.
 I will try more with the flakes love the effect!

 This finished card I used Cosmic Shimmers  True White Embossing powder Distress pens & punched out hearts. Looks a bit folk'y to me?  Anyway hope to show the matching dies with these stamps next week sometime. We still have snow here although its not as cold!  Perfect weather to stay in & keep warm drink Tea, Eat Cake & Craft! :-) Have a crafty week everyone!


16 Jan 2013

What's On Your Workdesk 189?......My first of 2013!

Hello everyone & welcome to my WOYWW of 2013!
As you can see my desk is quite tidy.
I have a pile of stuff to the left to sort, my cutting mat every ready to work on & my latest book I am reading. I have re-arranged my big storage shelf to the left a bit to start using some of the flowers & vintage ribbons I have, thus trying to encourage me to use them a bit more in my cards.

The other end of the desk has cards I need to finish & sort in to cello bags & boxes. Mr Binxz is sunning himself in the window, lovely bright but very chilly day to day. I put some bunting up above the window I made for a vintage tea party I had last September.

These are a few cards I have made in the past few days, I like the Leanne Ellis stamps, I wouldn't say I was a character type crafter as I am not that good with the pro markers, so I tend to do basic stuff with them. 

So that's me this week! I have had umpteen problems with my broadband, Sky, Blogger & bla bla bla for ages now so that's one of the reasons I haven't joined in or blogged for ages, plus I got Married in the US last November and was very busy up until then. Hope to catch up with you & your desks sometime this week! Take care everyone & mind how you go in the snowy & cold weather we are all having!

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