Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Well that week has flown by, a good week with my blog candy win, see previous post.
Here's what is on my desk today, rather a lot, I am in the process of making the wedding card post box for my sister's wedding.

Wedding plaque completed that was a bargain from Dunelm Mills, I have just recovered the original wording. Now in the process of making the flowers and leaves to attach the the wedding card postbox.

Happy wednesday everyone.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


This is the lovely blog candy I won over at thanks Traci, really looking forward to delving in and using, love Stampin Up products.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

First Order and What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Been a long time since I have managed to blog, since March I believe, this is due to working hard and having no time me time. I have recently made wedding  and evening invites for my sister's wedding which is in September. The wedding announcement was a surprise to everyone and as the wedding was booked for September the invites had to be done quickly. I will blog the finished invites at a later date.

All this lead to someone on my sister's Facebook asking about if I made wedding cards, I said yes and this lead to my first paid order. The order was for the 18th August 2013, so yet again not a lot of time to complete and the colour theme was Cadbury purple and hearts. So here is the finished card photographed on my desk this morning without all the mess around it showing. I hope she likes the card.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


If you would like to look at the craft desks of the world pop over to

Below is my desk in a bit of a mess, I have a couple of things on the go, at the front is a card I am making for my great nephew's second birthday at the weekend. It is from the kit of one of the classes I took with Lynn at the Cardinal Colours spring crop (see previous post). The card is made from Doodlebugs Designs and the birthday cake is attached with an action wobble spring.

My bunting that I am still trying to complete has been abandoned for the bundle of bunting piled up at the rear of the desk. My daughter wanted to make some 21st bunting for her roommate at university, so we have made a start on that, we have got as far as embossing every other one with a flower design, next step is to cut out some figure 21's on the cricut. Then the next project to be competed by Sunday she informs is a canvas for her 21st birthday present!

Have a good day and happy desk hopping.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Cardinal Colours Spring Crop

Last weekend I had a great relaxing time at the  Cardinal Colours Spring Crop

it took place once again at Stones Cross near Eastbourne over two days.

I took two scrapbook layout classes and two card classes, I haven't managed to finish the cards and will post them at another time. However I did manage to complete the two layouts. The first class was with Anita with papers from the Bo Bunny Serenade Range, I actually preferred the papers on the reverse to the ones used to do her layout, as I found these brighter. Below is my finished layout.

The second class was with Linda

with papers from the Kaisercraft Pickled Pear range and was a male theme, we also used Tim Holtz distress stains to create splats.Below is my finished layout.

Looking forward to the next crop.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Liebster Blog Award

About the Award - This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new visitors to visit these new blogs. Rules for Acceptance - Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to 5 bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award. 

I would like to say a big thank you to Carol Yates for nominating me.

I nominate the following five blogs.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Wednesday again and if you would like to look around the craft desks of the world pop over to

Only a quick post today, on my desk the bunting has progressed, it has had the papers attached to it and all have been cut out  so about half way there now. Also is the card for my sisters birthday on Sunday which she shares with Mothers Day, I wish my Mum was still with me. I embossed the central panel and then coloured with inks using my stamping up blender pen and the greeting was made with my new stamping up punches.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Wednesday again and so soon, cannot believe that it will also be March on Friday.
So it is time for WOYWW over at
where you can visit other peoples desks at your leisure.

Sorry about the quality of the photograph but it was taken late last night. So are you thinking why has she got a triangle on her desk. My daughter has requested that I make some bunting for her room in Bournemouth where she is away at university. She wanted pink and blue  but out of the hundreds and hundreds of sheets of papers and card in my stash could not find a lot of blue so we have gone for a pink and brown theme. The triangular bunting was purchased from Hobbycraft and I have just started the process of sticking the bunting on to the coloured papers and that is as far as it has got at the moment, hopefully by next week the finished product will be on the desk before it goes on it's travels down to Bournemouth.

Hope everyone is having a good wednesday.

Nearly forget to mention my new notice board which I treated myself to from Sainsburys as it was reduced, you may just be able to make out my To Do list on it. Ignore the red walls and the white patch which is the bottom of an England flag from when I decorated the room in the England theme when it was my sons bedroom in his younger days.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Baby Cards

Well I managed to be prepared for a change and made two Baby cards in preparation for the birth of my niece Emma's baby.

This was my first real attempt at embossing on my new Big Shot machine, with some embossing folders I purchased from E bay.

Emma gave birth to a beautiful baby girl called Ava on the 12th February 2013.

So the pink card was duly sent off to her. I have two more awaited babies but we already know they are girls, just my luck when I have a baby boy card already prepared.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Its that time of week again when you can pop over to to see desks from around the world.

My desk is very tidy for a change as I have just finished my scrapbook layout for the February challenge over at

The layout is of myself and my Daughter Beth at a wedding last year. I love the papers and the colours, the papers used can be found over at the Scrapology site.

I am sure that my desk will not stay tidy for long!

Have a good Wednesday everyone.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013



Time for WOYWW again over at where you can visit different blogs and have a nosy around their workspace.

I didn't make it last week, but thank you to all those that left comments the week before.

Here is my desk this week, sorry about the quality of the photograph. Still on the owl theme as the stamps are so easy to use. This is a birthday card for my niece Emma who is due to give birth any day now, so hopefully next week there will be a new baby card on my desk!

Have a good Wednesday everyone.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Wednesday again, it comes round so quickly, hope you all have been safe and warm with all this snow.

My desk has not changed much since last week but I have been busy.

I have finished the card for Hollie who will be one on the 2nd February, apart from I want to put some bling on the butterfly.

I have also made a couple of birthday cards. I was going to go on an economy drive and not buy anymore card making magazines but when I saw the free Woodware owl stamps I had to buy the magazine as these were the stamps that were used in a recent card making class I attended taught by Linda

The cards were made with the stamps and free papers and the ideas given and I stamped the owls on the back of the mistakes I made last week, so a bit of recycling took place.

Anyway here is a photograph of my desk for WOYWW at
and a couple of photographs of the owl cards.

Have a good day everyone.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

For the last few wednesdays I have been popping over to

and having a nose round everybody desks, so this week I thought I would make the effort and join in.

Only a small workspace, but today I have the cricut machine out and am in the process of making my grandaughter's first birthday card, you can just about make out the stamped and coloured image I am going to use as well as all the ones that went wrong! Also there are a couple of craftwork cards pads that I got for Christmas.

Will try and visit as many of the woyww blogs in-between trying to get some work done as I am in the office.

Have a good day everyone.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

January Scrapology Challenge

Had to change my craft space back into a bedroom for the Christmas period as my niece and her children came to stay again. All changed back to a craft space now so going to try and make time to actually do some crafting.

T is for Tags.

This is Lynn's one of the design team at Scrapology layout
and this is my version.

This is a photo of Hollie on Christmas Day cannot believe how quickly time flies and that she will be a year old in February.

Also over at there is a great candy giveaway so why not pop over and have a look.