Wednesday, 26 May 2010

WOYWW - again

Wow this has been going for very nearly a year. Who'd a thought it.

This is the glimpse of my hovel this week. There are some new additions - 2 packs of glimmer mist sets - yep they now come in little 1oz bottles in themed sets. I like the smaller size, much easier to use store and you get more colours for your money. I got 2 packs with some birthday pennies and have been spraying everything in sight.

The card is another fun rugbyheadedman digi stamp from my friend Amanda. We had a request to do a teddy boy and and Amanda came up with the goods for that and also threw in an Elvs impersonator which I couldnt resist blinging up with some stick on gems.

On the other half of the desk, stands a bottle of champagne (well methode tradicionale for the wine snobs) which I have decorated with ribbons, flowers and a big tag for a colleagues birthday tomorrow.

We have new neighbours at home too, so I need to go off and make them a welcome to your new home card now, so I have an excuse to go round and say hello.

Till next week....


Wednesday, 19 May 2010


Nothing particularly crafty on my desk today, its full of lovely cards and goodies, cos its my birthday.

I had a lovely load of cards, mostly edible pressies, which is somewhat worrying, and some money for crafty goodies. My brothers girl friend bought me a tin of krusty kreme donuts, and my best friend made cupcakes for me, most of which didnt survive the day but the box that one of them was in is very pretty.

On the other bit of the desk are some cards I made with one of the stamps I got at the flea sale at the weekend. I really love this stamp it looks gorgeous stamped in black on a fancy background. The backgrounds here were done with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then sprayed with some glimmer mist. The darker spots are slate glimmer mist and the paler card has marshmallow glimmer mist which doesnt show in the photo.
The card just sneaking in on the left is also stamped onto a distressed ink background. Its a really old stamp that I was going to get rid of, but I think will have a new lease of life. It too looks good on the inked background and the lady on the stamp can be inked or coloured in copics and layered.

Hope you all had a good day too.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

New Stash!

I was up early (for me) today. Sunday morning are my chance for a lie in but today, I was up and in Tidworth by 9.50 waiting eagerly outside Kraft Crazy for the Flea Sale to start.

By midday I was back home with a big bag of lovely new (to me) stamps to play with. I got a really nice selection and fab bargains too - which you can see here.

Since I also took along some of my old stamps and stuff to sell, it was a good opportunity for a clear out. I did take along a few things to sell, but I also found a few stamps I had forgotten about and have been inspired to play with again using techniques I have found since I last used them.

So a very good and creative weekend on the whole.


Wednesday, 12 May 2010


What can I say, do you think I have too many? I had a tidy up at the weekend and found a few glue runners that I had forgotten about, though to be honest I do get through them very quickly so they will soon be used up.

And here is whats on my desk tonight.

The cards are made using some digi stamps that a friend of mine has been designing and I will sell if and when I ever get a website sorted out. In the meantime they feature in a class I am teaching at Craft Krazy in Tidworth at the end of the month. The backing for them all is corrugated craft paper which is something new for me, but I really like it.