Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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

Oh dear... oh dear.... it's a mess!!!! But in my defence I have been busy making a start on Xmas cards, I feel much better now I have made a start on them, you will see I am currently working on a couple of tall skinny Xmas cards. I am also working on a chipboard album / memories book, which you can just see over to the left, I have covered all of the pages and sanded and inked all the edges so now they're ready to be decorated, this is something I'm hoping to have done for an Xmas gift but we'll see how that goes :o) I have finally got around to using some of the twine that the lovely Jo sent me a few months back, if you look closely on the 2nd piccie I used it on one of the Xmas cards that is on my side table, I'm also thinking of using some on the red and green tall card. The 4 Xmas cards on my side table are done but just awaiting sentiments as I ordered some cute stamps from Stamping All Day and the lovely Nicky posted them out same day but the post office unfortunately let me down and took longer to deliver them so I didn't get them for the weekend when I was crafting :o( . I have almost finished the football themed card that I had started last week, sticking those letters on evenly ended up being a pain but it does look quite effective! Will post better photo's of that soon. There's also a few other Xmas cards that I have started over the other side on top of my scoring board.

Think that's about  all for this week, thanks for stopping by, I will be popping over to Julia's later to see what you have all been up to. Have a lovely day x

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Christening Card

I was asked to make a Christening card for a baby girl with a theme of Purple and no "frills". This began as quite a challenge for me as I struggle to see past pink and frilly for a baby girl! So this is what I came up with, I am actually pleased with how it turned out in the end :o)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - "Monochromatic"
Crafty Sentiments - "No Designer Paper"
One Stop Craft - "No Designer Paper"
By the Cute & Girly - "Anything Goes"

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

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

Hi all! Well I missed last week, so I had to make double the mess this week to make up for it :o)

Truth is, my boyfriend is away on a fishing trip this week so I didn't have any time to craft last week with all the preparations for him going, but this week I'm having a good old craft while he's away (around work of course!!) The main mess is from a chipboard book / album I have started, this is not in view as I have cleared it away to do a card for my friend, I have only got as far as covering the pages but that in itself made quite a mess! I have also been doing a christening card also requested by a friend, which you can see over to the left, not the style I would usually create for a christening, but the request was purple, silver and no frills! and this is for a girl! so this is what I came up with, I still think it's quite pretty and I'm actually pleased with how it turned out in the end. Centre of my desk is the card I have just started for my friend to give to her son on his 13th birthday, he's a Man City fan hence the pale blue theme, it looks a bit wishy washy at the moment, but I've got lots to add on yet. In the end it will be an easel card. Don't worry... all of those letters aren't stuck on yet, I know they're wonky :o) I was just having a quick check to see if they would all fit in :o) I have made a start on Xmas cards too I promise, but again these have been cleared off my desk for now but I really really need to get on with them now, the clock is ticking!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be snooping round at Julia's later to see what you've all be up to. Have a great day x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Halloween Card

Well here is my one and only Halloween card for this year, I always make one for my Mum as she puts up lovely Halloween decorations etc and generally enjoys the whole thing. So here it is:

I used Promarkers to colour the images in Pastel Yellow, Gold, Pumpkin, Purple, Black, Cool Greys 1, 3 and 5. I used Cuttlebug Typewriter dies to cut the text and also coloured the letters using promarkers. I added a black border cut with a scalloped edge punch, ribbon and a button to finish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Stop - "Halloween"
Dream Valley - "Halloween"
Sparkles - "Halloween"
Paper Sundaes - "Halloween of Fall"
Craft Your Day's Away - "Halloween Colours"
ABC - "B is for Boo / Halloween"
Fussy & Fancy - "Fall / Halloween"
Papertake Weekly - "Spooooooky Hues"
Creative Card Crew - "Spooky Fun"
Crafty Card Makers - "Cute with a Dark Twist"

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

WOYWW ~ What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday??

Hope everyone is well today. Just a quickie post from me as I've not done any crafting since last week, but since the snowflakes and poinsettias that I was working on last week are now dry and are still on my desk I thought i'd post them so you can see them a little better, although they're still alot nicer in the flesh! I don't think I would bother using acetate for the blue ones again as you don't really get the efect that they're transparent, but will definitely be doing some more of the ones with Glamour Dust. I need to re-assemble the poinsettias now, I have layered a couple up just to see how they're looking but they need some pearl centres adding to finish them off. You will also see a couple of mini ink pads and a sanding block which I have bought for a new project I'm hoping to start soon.

That's it from me, thanks for stopping by, I will be heading over to Julia's later on today to check some desks out. Bye for now x

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Cute Chihuaua Birthday Card!

I made this card for my Mum's birthday. She loves Chihuaua's and her fave colours are yellows and oranges so this is what I came up with. This is my first attempt at a side step card, but I was pleased with how it turned out.

Main items used:
Dovecraft Back to Basics Design Paper
DCWV Citrus Stack Card
Nellie Snellen Border Die
Nellie Snellen Die - smallest one from Circle Frames set
Nesties Label Die
Crafts Too small Tag punch
Cuttlebug Typewriter Number Die
Sentiment Stamps from Stamping All Day along with Versamark & detail silver embossing powder
Mulberry Paper Roses, Carnations, Aster Daisies & Cherry Blossoms
Promarkers - Caramel, Satin, Gold, Buttercup, Ivory, Poppy Red, Pale Pink
Other embellishments from my stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Crackers
Crafty Sentiments - Pearls, Flowers & Pins
Emerald Faeries - Punches / Dies
Allsorts - Flowers
Fussy & Fancy - Try a New Technique (1st time I tried a side step card)
Sparkles - Something That Sparkles
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Craft Your Passion - Anything plus Ribbon
Craft Your Days Away - Tag it!
Pennys - "Anything Goes"