Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Hi all! The last WOYWW before Christmas :o) Hope everyone is getting organised and ready for the day! that's right THE day!!! It's amazing how much preparation is needed for just ONE DAY!! I love it though, and am feeling much happier about it's rapid approach now I have finished the gift for my Mum, "the book" which has been ongoing for many months now!! as my regular visitors will know I have been breaking off from it to make Christmas cards, Birthday cards etc etc so never really had a good run at it so it ended up taking months!

I'm afraid it's only the front cover on show today, as I only had time for a quick photo before work, but I will definitely take photo's of it all and post in the next WOYWW for anyone who wants a peek inside, it's filled with old photo's, some nice verses and sentiments. All I need to do now is make a box for it and add the little tag I have made which I will do over the next couple of days. I will also be tidying up the huge mess that has been created throughout the completion of the book! My desk is an absolute tip and I cannot wait to tidy it up, I know getting crafty creates a mess but I'm at that stage where I can't find anything!!!!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Have a great Christmas! I will be popping over to Julia's a little later to visit some desks. x

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

WHAT'S ON YOUR WORKDESK WEDNESDAY? WOYWW?? - And some Fantabulous Bunting :o)

Hi All,

Oh my gosh!!! another week closer to Christmas! My regular visitors will know that I gave up making Christmas cards last week as I had managed to make enough for Family and closest Friends so I drew the line there to make time to finish the book I am making for my Mum as a Christmas gift, the doings of which are (at last) all over my desk this week! I have made quite a bit of progress however I don't think I'm quite half way yet so really need to get a move on now. I am loving trying something new, this is my first project that is not a card but as I am kind of finding my way with it I feel it is taking longer than it would for most people. Alot of time seems to be taken up on the computer too deciding on which photo's and verses to use, but it's starting to come together now.

Scroll down past my desk photo to see the gorgeous bunting that Lunch Lady Jan sent to me, it's great! it's actually bigger than I imagined but I think it fits nicely across my blinds. There's 2 piccies as my camera was struggling to take a good picture with the lights of my tree, to be honest none of the photo's I could take did the bunting (or my tree) justice! my camera just couldn't cope with the different lighting!

Thanks for stopping by, I will be popping over to Julia's later on today to have a peek at some of your desks, bye for now x

Friday, 9 December 2011


I wanted to have a go at a few modern styled Christmas cards this year, here is one of them. This one is now winging it's way over to my Uncle in Australia so hope the glitter doesn't all fall off on the way :o)

I used a DL sized card blank but trimmed it down a little so it had a slimmer appearance. For the trees I cut varied sized triangles from coloured card stock. For the Black and White trees I embossed them with a dotty embossing folder then coloured over the raised dots with a glue pen and covered with glamour dust just to give them a little bling! The sentiment is embossed using white powder, the lovely stamp I used is from Stamping All Day, link to the right if you'd like to take a look. I really love the style of this stamp!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - E for Embossing
Moving Along with the Times - Last Minute Christmas
Crafty Creations - Card with a Sentiment
Sarah Hurley - Christmas
Penny's - Merry Christmas
Emerald Faeries - Christmas (Non Traditional Colours)

Thursday, 8 December 2011


Here is the card I've made for my Mum, she LOVES snowmen so when I found the lovely glittery snowman paper in a Dovecraft Let it Snow pack I knew I had to use them in a creation for my Mum. I was also itching to use my Marianne Creatables snowflakes dies and a super cute snowman digi stamp I won a while back from Robyns Fetish.... so I set to work and after more than a couple changes in direction, this is what came together.

The glittery snowflakes were made by die cutting plain white snowflakes, adding a little colour to the centres using promarkers, I then completely covered each snowflake with Glossy Accents and then coated with Glamour dust, bit messy and fiddly but the final result was worth it. I also glitzed up the little white mulberry poinsettias by dismantling them and coating the layers with glossy accents and glamour dust, I then reassembled them and added some silver spacers and pearls for the centres. The cute "With love to you at Christmas" stamp is from Stamping All Day, there's a link in my sidebar if you fancy a look.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Let it Snow
One Stop - Let it Snow
Cute & Girly - Let it Snow
Dream Valley - Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Photomontage Inspiration
Top Tip Tuesday - Let it Snow
Creatalicious - For Christmas + Sparkle
Crafts and Me - Snow / Snowflakes

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Wednesday again!!!Arrggggggg the weeks are flying by with ever increasing momentum now!

This week finds me doing my last couple of Xmas cards, haven't made as many as I'd hoped but I've done enough for family and close friends so any others that I send will have to be from my bought stash! Regular visitors will notice the memories book that I am hoping to have done for an xmas pressie is still sat to the left of shot having not moved since last week!!! I decided I should concentrate on getting cards finished as they need to be sent quite soon then I'm going to finish the book, so hopefully come next week you will see me in full book production... time will tell on that one, I'm putting the xmas decs up at the weekend so how much crafting time I will get is hanging in the balance!

Last week Julia asked if there was a box of pineapple chunks on my desk??!! healthy food in my little crafty heaven?? I think not! :o) it's actually a tub of my sponges that I used for inking edges etc, this week it is open as I've just been using them!

Oooh I almost forgot, I have a new lamp too :o) top right of shot, well I shouldn't have it yet really, it's my xmas pressie off my lovely Mum, she ordered me a daylight lamp online but when it arrived the box was badly damaged so she was worried the lamp may be damaged so she gave me it early to test it works ok, and yes it does :o) it's great!!! it gives much better light than my old lamp!

Hope you are all well this week, thanks for stopping by, I'll be heading over to Julia's later for a peek at some desks, bye for now x