Monday, 22 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
There you go Pam, back on the radar, I know I have been missing for a while but need to keep off the pc and concentrate on the crafting lol. Have been playing with inks and these gorgeous Darkroom Door stamps, and Elusive Images, treated myself to them a while ago and love em, need more, but alas the big fella in the red coat is due and have had the stern warning about buying anymore craft stuff at the minute, plus giving the bathroom a paint job too, but of course I want new fittings blind, shower screen......... need I go on.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
There's still time left to enter the Sunday Stampers theme this week take a look over at Hel's blog, I am the first to admit to submitting an entry late on the odd occasion.
Have been asked to make 8 thank you cards, all for men too, it's one of those times you wish you hadn't been asked, know what I mean. LOL
Apologies to Julia too, took my pic on Tuesday evening for WOYWW, but came home from work yesterday, ate, slumped on the sofa and fell asleep, oops, am sorry ladies. Maybe I'll stick the pic on my blog anyways.
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
We went to Scarborough yesterday on the Yorkshire coast and still wish I was there, had a fab day, we were supposed to be decorating the bathroom but apart from taking off the mirror tiles, we haven't done a thing, but fear not I'm sure there will be plenty of rainy weekends when we can tackle it, have to make the most of the sunshine don't we, who am I trying to convince, I wonder LOL.
Well back to my desk, ummm, not changed in the last few days, have finally got a couple of shelves up in my craft room, (still need some more, but it's a start), as you can see below, some folks have some fab cupboards and storage, but me been a bit tight didn't want to spend loads on storage, would rather spend it on stash. So me and OH did a bit of pilfering at Tesco's, as the cardboard display boxes which they have all the kids back to school stuff in are really sturdy, you can see on my window sill the before, and on my desk is one I am in the process of covering with paper and will be used to put A4 card and paper in, emptying one of my drawers to fill with more stash.
Enough of my wittering, hop over to Julia's blog and see what everyone else has been up to this week and hope the sun is shining where you are too.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
On my desk this week is a card I've just finished for a work colleague's granddaughter, was a bit miffed last night as had done another card with a Kenny K digi design and just thought I would tweet it a bit, and yup, you've guessed it, made a right pigs ear of it didn't I. Have a love hate relationship with my pro markers not very artistic and am trying, by studying coloured images to try and get some light and shade, just never seems to work for me and just end up colouring with a block colour. I digress, I know, but so wish I could do it, LOL.
Below is my new dooo, and cooked to perfection in a tantalising real red, although every pic DD took is blurred, think she was doing it on purpose, so this is the best of the bunch.
Hope you've all had a lovely Wednesday but don't forget you can still pop round to Julia's and have a good old nose at all the other work spaces. I will openly admit I never get round everyone but do try and visit some new desks each week. Hugs to all.
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Unusually for me I have taken quite a close up of my desk as it was, half an hour ago while making a card for a friends twin niece and nephew, was a bit stuck as had the Paper Nation decoupage, and I tell you now my new scissors I bought are worse than the old ones I was replacing, maybe I need to borrow some of Anne's lol, well back to the plot unbelievably I don't have any girly pastelly papers, so decided to dig out all the Once upon a time stash, which is where I have unearthed the photo's of my daughter from on my desk, as they were in the box waiting to be used in the Album, so far have only done two pages as not done very much scrapping, ummmmm, and that was errrmmm probably at least twelve to eighteen months ago oops. Are you still with me, well my idea was that the little girl would have Once Upon A Time and the little boy Happily Ever After, am still scratching head as wonder if the papers are ok for six year olds, decided I will take the completed one and if tis ok will crack on with the other, if not, back to the drawing board and cutting out.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
I thought I had all the time in the world having a week off, but it's Wednesday already and I've only managed to do three 8x8 cards (two pics below and the one on my desk), and a couple of 6x6. May have to make a mammoth amount and try to sell as manay as I can, as DD has been selected as one of the West Yorkshire Guides to go on an International Trip next summer and we have to fund raise approx £1700. Am feeling very nervous about it as DD is so laid back she's horizontal, and so not organised, have to open a bank account and keep the accounts as have to present them after the trip, can feel a panic attack coming on, lol. But must also add am very very proud of her and any ideas gratefully received.
Phew! well now that's off my chest back to my desk, there's the same old stuff lingering, but it's as I left it yesterday afternoon and just got to mount the card onto an 8x8 card blank, actually it's quite messy for me, usually tidy away, think the stems from crafting in the kitchen and having to tidy everything away when I'd finished.
Yes Anne I know about the clear Timmy stamps, they have been on Inkylicious web site for a few weeks, (sorry peeps, just talk amongst yourself for a minute, no credit on phone so cannot reply to texts and apart from walking the dog not left the house since Saturday, lazy mare arn't I), you know me, no restraint will buy them all and think about the consequences later, but DD still needs some curtains, so may have to have a little train journey tomorrow, without OH, LOL.
Well have a lovely Wednesday all and don't forget to drop in on Julia, xxxx
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
I can post this card as I know Anne (Liverpoollou) has received it. It is sort of Wendy V stylee but I don't have any of her stamps, they are on my very long wish list, LOL. I have inked up a piece of paper with DI, stamped with dotty stamp and TH swirly stamp, the flower stamps and the dots were from the Artistic Stamper, the flowers are stamped on grunge paper, overlaid with the dots and coloured with DI's, think the chipboard frame is from the pound shop, coloured and stamped
It's very muggy in my little room today, I can see the trees blowing gently in the wind but cannot open my window as there is too much stash piled up on the window sill, although it has not been cold up ere int Yorkshire we've had lots of cloud and rain, but this has helped my tatoes to grow and am very excited, as below is a photo of my very first attempt at growing something, Ta Dah, we saw them peeping out last week so decided to pull some up this weekend. They were lovely roasted on Sunday and scrummy as mash last night, but we have decided to leave the rest of them a few more weeks as some at the top were quite small.
Am going to be more organised next year and do a crop of new pots too, just wish I had a big enough garden for a veggie patch, as the drive may be covered with grow bags next year, my carrots are coming along nicely too, although my OH did say that there only enough for one meal, well I am only having a go, as not done it before, would like to have a go at other veggies but there is a lack of space.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
I also went to visit my dad who lives in Hornsea on the Yorkshire coast as I've not seen him since Christmas, I have to admit that I really went to see his new pooch Alfie who the got from the rescue centre a couple of months ago. He sooooo cute, if a bit nervous, but not sure he would survive in our household am sure I would be tripping over him all the time as he's a bit titchy.
Alfie's cute and a lovely shot of my foot!
Well here we are, at last I hear you shout, my desk, I'm in mid flight trying to do my tags, my mojo has done a runner and am struggling, but need to get them done, ssssshhhh, yes it is Tuesday but trying to be organised this week, as I am at work as ususal and end up posting late on a Wednesday, I'm hoping it appears on my blog when it should. And I have an easel to and I love it, thank you so much Mr and Mrs D. xx Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday and don't forget to visit Julia's blog, to see what's going on in other fab workspaces.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
I seem to keep moving stuff about at the moment, this is what was on the floor while I was making a tag yesterday afternoon, just picked it up and dumped it back on my desk, lol.
If by chance you have stumbled upon my blog then you will be wondering what I'm wittering on about well treat yourself to a trip to our leader Julia's blog and take a look.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
I was asked for a card for a first birthday, ummmm, I thought, and ummmm, I thought some more as I don't have much in the way of baby or very small child stash, but after some more thinking, very taxing it was too. I realised that Sophie, wouldn't give two hoots about the card, only been 1 and it was more for the person giving the card and the parents, so this is what I came up with, hope you likey.
Ta for looking.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Sorry, didn't join in with WOYWW this week, just a hectic week, but have managed a couple of cards, only have a point and press camera, but still can't get them in focus lol, but you get the gist. Used Tim's new vintage shabby papers, oooooh, they are lovely, and his swirl stamp, Stampotique stamp and Dyan's downloads, which are fabby too.
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Happy WOYWW 1st Anniversary, here is my effort, an altered bean tin, using metal coloured with alcohol inks, although I couldn't do the letters as the alphabet dies I have wouldn't work with the metal so had to resort to chipboard, with a bit of bling added. I know they are blurry the pics, think I was too close with the camera. Can't wait to visit Julia's blog and see what other pieces have been have been completed.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Happy Wednesday to all you WOYWWer's, no day off for me today so, have just stuffed myself with pizza and chocci biccies (note to self, start diet tomorrow, muffin top now turned into gateau top !!!), watched Hollyoaks, tis killing me just wanna know who shot Calvin, and now commandeered the pc to post my picci.
Those book covers which were on show last week are now partly decorated and must finish them off as have to make up my book ready to pop in the post, oops I forgot to move the bean tin which is now partly completed also, but more of that for the WOYWW celebrations in a couple of weeks. I have stolen taken inspiration from Linda E , a tin which she altered and appeared in an edition of Craft Stamper. Oh yes, a new set of stamps which I got from Inkylicious last weekend and are still in the packet, OH was watching over my shoulder all the way round the shop so had to be good, completed my spend with some Claudine Hellmuth matte medium and some petaloo flowers, I will return when it is safe to do so and on my own LOL.
Thank you to all who take time to visit my blog today and any other, I never manage to complete the list but do tackle it when I get the chance, join in the madness there are fabulous work spaces and gorgeous works of art, so join us all at Julias blog and have a good old nosey.
P.S. have been for my hair cut this evening and gone a bit modern, have gone for what I call a lop sided look, ya know, one of these shorter on one side than tother.......... "A" semetrical the hairdresser corrected. Only thing I don't like about it is that I cannot hide the blubber under me chin on the short side anymore.
Don't know why but all my post is not showing, am fed up with fiddling.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Morning all, yes I said morning! I have a GP appointment this afternoon so decided to treat myself to a day off work yaaaayyyyy. I have washed the pots, cleaned round the house, have washing drying, planted some carrot seeds and do need a shower but that can wait a while and am feeling very pleased with myself lol. Was so excited this morning too as while washing the pots I looked up to see a large bird on our fat feeder and it was a spotted woodpecker, we have seen it in the trees behind our house but never in the garden, of course there was no one here to share it with. I dashed to get the camera but it had gone by the time I got back. Back to business, make sure you visit Julia and all the other WOYWW er's and have a good old nosey.
What's on my desk other than the items that never move, a new pack of baby wipes and some covers I am preparing with gesso as part of a circle journal type challenge. My bean tean for altering is still there, unaltered and out of view is a canvas I have gesso'd (is that a word?), and still not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it.
Here is one of the cards I have made this week for a friend at works birthday, using some Blonde Moments papers, Bella stamp coloured using my pro markers, ribbon from the unmoved stash on my desk, message from Craftwork Cards and flowers and pearls from my stash. Have a lovely day WOYWW'ers
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
This is one of a couple of wedding cards I made as a friend of mine is getting married on Saturday and this is the one I decided to give to the Happy Couple. The Making Memories papers are so gorgeous and strokable, (is that a word LOL). I have had a bit of a card fest over the weekend as have lots to make, it's no wonder I don't get time to branch out, although I do have a book to make for a challenge.
And finally, at last, you say, there's not much different about the top of me desk this week so decided to show under my desk, stamps, dies and some christmas stash storage although I have some stamps which were bought with kits in more boxes and I think my quick kutz (hardly used, ummm, maybe my OH has a point when he won't let me have a cricut), is in the bag with my dies. Have a lovely week all.