Wednesday, 28 September 2011

WOYWW? What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday... & Sunday :o)

Yay!!! I finally managed to finish off my re-organising :o) so here is a piccie of my desk and crafty corner on Sunday evening after I finished all nice and tidy. And even the spare bed behind me is tidy too!

And here it is now on Wednesday, not so tidy but  you can't get creative without making a mess :o) I'm getting a few embellishments ready for making xmas cards, I've dismantled some white poinsettias and am covering them with Glamour Dust ready to reassemble and use, very fiddly but they're looking good so far. I've also been die cutting some snowflakes from Acetate with limited success! the few I have managed to cut are also being covered with Glamour Dust and I am particularly pleased with how they are turning out, they're a bit hard to see in this piccy I'm afraid as I have left them to dry on some white paper! Can't wait to get on with some xmas cards now to use them!
I'll be popping over to Julia's later today to visit a few desks, thanks for stopping by, have a great day x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tilda in Autumn Colours

Well it's not often I get around to doing an easel card so here we go! My friend asked me to make this for her Mum's birthday. I chose to use browns, creams and gold since autumn is gradually sneaking up on us. I coloured Tilda using Promarkers. The gorgeous papers are from Stamping All Day's download shop. I applied brown and copper ink to Mulberry roses and Cherry Blossom's, added lace with ribbon, butterflies and pearls to finish off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - "Let's Celebrate"
Scrapbook Sisters - "Autumn Colours"
Sarah Hurley - "Vintage"
Paper Pretties - "Fall Inspired"
Just Magnolia - "Fall Inspired"
Crafty Catz - "Autumn"
Crafts 4 Eternity - "Autumn Theme"
Southern Girls - "Anything Goes"
One Stop Craft - "Easel Cards"
Paper Sundaes - "Anything Goes"

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

WOYWW? What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday??

Well.... I'm no further along than last wednesday with my re-organising :o) it was my Mum's birthday on Monday so had some last preparations for that last week and am now just finishing off a card for my Aunty. So I'm hoping to get a little further with sorting things out  now I have got my September cards all done.

On my desk this week is the card for my Aunty, just about to have it's ribbon trimmed up and it's about done, she's a horse lover so I'm hoping she likes this card. You will also see some new ribbons I picked up from my local market, 50p for 3metres, a good price I think! There are a couple of plastic cups at the back of my desk... they did have mini cheesecakes in them but they just looked so handy for something :o) so we'll see if I end up using them or binning them! Nothing much else really, just bits and bobs from the cards I've been finishing this past week.

Hope to havesome piccies of my re-organised corner to show next week, but we'll see how that goes!! I really need to get it done as my spare room is such a mess it's driving me mad!! I'm just glad that when I sit crafting my back is to the mess :o) I'll be popping over to Julia's later to see what you're up to, have a great day! x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Birthday Card in Pink and Black

I made this card for my Boyfriend's Mum, I used papers from DCWV Black & White stack and printable papers from Stitchy Bear's Love Bloom's II selection. To create the flowers I used a set of Joy Crafts flower dies, I cut them all from white card then used chalks, inks and glamour dust to decorate them, I then adhered them using varying thicknesses of foam pads to create a nice layered arrangement although you can't really tell in the photo's :o)

To create the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment I used 2 cute stamps from Stamping All Day, I stamped using Versamark then embossed using a detail silver powder. I also created a tiny "Mum" tag in the same way. I added ribbon, a charm and pearls to finish off. I always like how pink and black turn out but don't seem to use the combo that much.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - "Anything Goes"
Fab n Funky - "Bingo" - my 3 in a row are Embellishment, Ribbon, Die Cuts
Creative Inspirations - "Anything Goes"
Emerald Faeries - "Pearls"
Craft Your Passion - "Use the "F" Word" - mine is Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday - "Birthday Time"
Die Cut Dreams - "Flower Power"

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

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

Hi all, well this week's WOYWW has snuck round to find me half way through my sort out!! I was doing quite well with organising my stuff into my new drawers but time got away from me and I had to stop re-organising and get crafting as it's my Mum's birthday on monday, my friends birthday next thursday and my Aunt's next Sunday so I really want to get their cards done!! I knew I should have done things the other way round and done the cards first.... oh well.

I have removed most evidence of the cards in progress as my Mum and Friend often take a peak at my Blog so don't want to spoil any surprises :o)

You may notice from my piccie that a few things have moved from last week, and I can assure you at one point over the weekend my desk itself was looking quite tidy! although we'll not mention the state of the spare bed :o)  I've been busy embossing sentiments for my cards in progress hence the versamark etc in prime position. You'll see a small crafts too tag punch, I picked this up quite recently however I really struggle with it to get a good clean cut, I've tried sharpening it with foil which has helped a bit but it's still very temperamental!! Hiding under my nesties labels at the front left hand side are my Cuttlebug alphabet dies, they DID finally get a home I promise, but they promptly came back out again to be used for the first time! Not much more to tell you really, I don't even think I will have finished my sort out to show you next week as I will now be finishing the 3 cards off in all of my spare time so I don't think I will have much time for carrying on with my reorganisation, but at least I've made a start and I'll definately have some piccies to show you once I have finished! I'm popping over to Julia's now to see what everyone else is up to, have a great day, thanks for stopping by. x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Rugby Themed Card

I was asked by a friend to make a rugby themed card for her Dad, this was a bit of a challenge for me as I had nothing rugby themed in my stash and also find male cards a challenge at the best of times :o)

This is what I came up with, I found a digi stamp of an old fashioned rugby ball, I coloured it using Promakers in Cocoa, Caramel and Satin. For the background I tore some sections from an old book and used chalk and ink to distress the edges. I cut the frame from some thick gold card using a Nellie Snellen frame die. I used parcel twine and an old brass coloured button from my stash to finish off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - "Goodbye Summer"
One Stitch at a Time - "Anything Goes"
Totally Stampalicious - "Anything Goes"
Catch the Bug - "Let's get Punchy"
Totally Gorgeous - "It's a Man Thing"
Emerald Faeries - "Buttons"
Cute Card Thursday - "At The Office" I used parcel twine
Sarah Hurley's - "Recycle" I used parcel twine, old book pages & an old button

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

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

Well not much change from last week really :o( not had much time for crafting this week. I have however ordered some more storage so am hoping to finally find some time to have a sort out when it arrives! Just thought I'd add a little note after getting a couple of comments about my organisation plans.... the "storage" I have on order is just another set of plastic drawers, would love to say it was a bit more exciting than that but it should do the job :o) didn't want you all expecting a huge trasformation by next week :o) x

This is my desk this week, just been adding the finishing touches to my boyfriends Mum's card.
Also, here is a piccy of my little crafty corner! In comparison to many crafters I don't have alot of "stuff" but my collection is growing and some re-organisation is now needed! hopefully I will have an "after" piccie for you next week.... but if not maybe the week after :o)
That's all this week, I'm off over to Julia's to see what everyone else has been up to. Have a great day! x