Wednesday, 27 March 2013


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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.