Wednesday 11 August 2021

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? After an 8 year absence!!

Hello all!

So it's been 8 years since I last posted....  I've still been crafting a little bit but seem to have lost my mojo! We moved house over 5 years ago and I now have a lovely craft room that I rarely use!! So it's time to get back going, but I am a crafter who needs some inspiration to get the crafty vibes flowing! So I'm hoping a weekly nip around some crafty desks will help 😊

This is my "put up" desk that I have in the living room when I feel like doing a bit of crafting. You can see I am starting a Birthday Card using some years old stash that I have.... starting this card made me realise I need some new stash to grab my interest to help me get going again, so I nipped over to The Range, my old "go to" place for paper pads, I got a couple, you can see them at the right there, but I had hoped to go and have a big haul! not to be unfortunately, they didn't seem to have the choice they used to have years ago so I need to find a new source for patterned paper pads.... I've had a quick look online but it looks like there are so many more brands now I'm not sure where to start!!!!

Thanks for taking a look, I'm heading over to Julia's to have a peek at some desks now, have a great day!

Wednesday 27 March 2013

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday + Happy Easter!

Hello all, it's been a while again since I had chance to write a post, however here I am!

First off my desk, Not toooo messy for a change, I'm just on with making an 80th Birthday card. You'll see the lovely blue monkey pin cushion my Mum got me at the back. Lot's of glues and general crafty stuff lying around!
Here is an Easter card I've just finished, made using a Stamp Fairy image coloured with Promakers, the papers are from the Dovecraft Tea Party Pack 
I would like to enter this Bunny Easter Card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Bingo Board (Die Cut / Free / Glitter)
Creatalicious - Lovely Easter
I Love Promarkers - Spring is in the Air
Cutiepie - Easter

I also made a little treat box to go with it.
I would Like to enter my Easter Treat Box into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - What's in Your Basket / Box?
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything but a Card

Also, another little Easter card, made using a cute digi from Torico, again coloured with Promarkers and using the same papers.
I would like to enter my Chicks Easter Card into the following challenges:
Love to Create - Pastel Colours

That's all from me, thanks for stopping by. Im off to link my desk up at Julia's and to do a bit of desk snooping :o)

Wednesday 19 December 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday??! AND the long awaited Advent Calendar!

Hello all, well I have been a bad blogger :o( I just haven't had the time I'm afraid. So I thought I'd make sure I posted before Christmas. Firstly to say a big Happy Christmas to Everyone, and secondly to show you the advent calendar that did finally get finished :o)

First my desk..... oh dear it has become rather "dumped upon" after I finished making Xmas cards. I did have it extremely tidy as we have put our house up for sale and I was informed that potential buyers would not appreciate my clutter!!! clutter!! charming! so for the estate agent photo's I cleared all my lovely crafty stash away, only for my crafty corner to not even feature in a photo! oh well.

You will see various lovely Xmas paper pads now redundant untill next year, some xmas stamps over to the left, a bit of bling to the right and not alot else really!
And here is my Advent Calendar. It's a lot more "bling" in real life than in the photo's! I used the Kaisercraft advent calendar kit which I saw on Susan's blog last year and the DCWV Winter Magic Stack along with lots of other bits and bobs from my stash too.
I made the tree baubles from fimo and coated with various embossing powders, nail varnish and glitters! They are not fixed to the tree so the idea is to put them in the drawers along with sweets to add to the tree as you count down.
 For the numbers on the front of the drawers and the snowflakes on the back of the drawers I firstly painted them white and silver then added a top layer of silver glitter embossing powder and holographic embossing powder to give them a glittery finish that wouldn't rub off.

I put the snowflakes on the back so once the drawer has been opened you can put it back in the other way round with the snowflake showing.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW??!

Hello everyone. I don't seem to be finding much time for blogging at the moment, I haven't shown a card I have completed in ages! really must get around to that!

This week finds me finishing off my Mum's Birthday card which you saw the beginnings of last week, there were so many cut pieces last week as I have decorated both the inside sides too. You will see the bow is all ready to stick on and trim down and I've inked and stickled lots of flowers ready to apply too, it shouldn't take me tooo much longer now :o)
That's it from me, I'll be heading over to Julia's now to see what's going on on a few more desks. Thanks for stopping by. x

Wednesday 5 September 2012

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW?

Another Wednesday?? September already??!! Really?! where is 2012 going?

This week finds me making a start on my Mum's birthday card, I bought the First Edition Boho Chic paper pad specially for this, she loves orange / yellow colours. Going to have a go at using doilies on this card as my Mum kindly picked them up for me and I've never got around to using them.
That's about it really, I'll be heading over to Julia's later today to see what you are all up to. Thanks for stopping by. x

Wednesday 29 August 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW??

Hello all, sorry for being AWoL last week, time just seems to be on fast forward at the moment!

Here is my desk this week, in a complete mess and mid-way through a card using one of the lovely LOTV stamps I won a while back, it's looking a bit boring at the moment but is about to be blinged up a bit :o)

Lot's of other stuff just hanging around, I really need to have a good tidy up! But not now as I'm off over to Julia's for a snoop at some other desks :o) thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday 15 August 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW?

Hello all, just a quickie from me this week, I'm just finishing off another card, I have alot of September Birthday's which are rapidly creeping up on me! I also need to do a rush card for a knitting enthusiast which is proving a challenge to find a suitable image!
I'll be heading over to Julia's a little later to take a peek at a few desks. Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday 8 August 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW?

Hello all! well it's wednesday... again! :o) so here is my desk and it is in a mess! You will see I'm mid way through a card which always creates lots of crafty messyness :o)
For anyone who may be wondering how my altered box turned out the there is a post below will full info, but here is a piccy too.
 Also, last but certainly not least I was the lucky winner of Anne's magazine draw last week! Yay! so here is something that will keep me company for a couple of lunch breaks at work :o) Thanks so much Anne.
Right that's it from me, I'm heading over to Julia's to take a peek at some more desks. Thanks for stopping by. x

Friday 3 August 2012

An Altered Box! My First Attempt!

I've been wanting to have a go at altering something for ages and keep loads of boxes etc to do just that but have never get around to it.

So here is my first attempt, it was an A4 copy paper box originally. I covered the box with a canvass type material and lined it with card. I then inked and distressed all the strips and circles to edge the box with. The original lid wouldn't fit after all of the added layers but luckily I had another box with a lid that was just slightly bigger so I covered that in the same way and it all fits together nicely.

For the panel on the top I cut, inked, stamped and distressed a rectangle and heart, the heart was stamped with versamark then embossed with gold powder, I then just added the bronze heart with wings and corners just to finish off. I'm quite happy with my first altered project and hope to get chance to do more.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Monochrome
The Crafty Pad - Things with Wing (Winged Heart)
That Craft Place - Steampunk
Incywincy - Anything But a Card
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple
Fab n Funky - Anything But a Card
Sarah Hurley - Alter Something

Wednesday 1 August 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW??

Hello all! Well I missed last weeks WOYWW and it still seems to have come around quickly!

This week I've got the ongoing advent calendar on my desk! I had been awaiting some gems I ordered from China! they took a month to arrive so it's been on hold a while, I'm painstakingly adding lots of gems to each of the boxes to really bling it up, you can currently see the backs of each of the boxes, I've decorated those so when the numbered drawer has been opened you turn it around so you know it's gone. The little pair of snowmen you can see over to the right will sit in the middle once it's finished, along with a tree and some parcels, nearly finished now :o)

That's it for this week, if your interested why I missed last week scroll down a bit :o) I'm off over to Julia's now to take a peek at some more desks. Have a great day. x

I missed last weeks WOYWW as I finally went for my Christmas pressie from my lovely boyfriend, he got me a Supercar Experience, we'd been waiting to book it as the weather has been so awfull, but we went last wednesday, and here I am in a Lamborghini Gallardo :o) rather suits me I think!
 And here I am in an Audi R8 :o)
We had a great day, very exciting :o) Would love to do it again.