Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well this Wednesday and if you live on the East coast of the USA, I hope you are slowly emerging from all that snow!!! Nothing like that here, just wind and rain!
I love the fact that Wednesdays are a little trip around the desk world so for my Australian Desk friends, Happy Australia Day for yesterday.

Right onto my desk today. I took this last night but it hasn't changed and isn't likely to today as it's my birthday so I may be busy eating cake.......

I've been asked to make a 50th birthday card and have nearly finished. I just need to find some number stamps to fit in with the design.

Last week I was in the middle of trying to come up with something for my craft ladies so thought I'd share what we did in the end. Thanks as always to Pinterest for inspiring me. They loved playing with the inks and stamps and creating their own backgrounds and every one was different. (Apologies for the poor photo)

Don't forget to share your desk with us by popping over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Well, that's me today. Enjoy what ever you are up to today and Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

A Bit More Sheena Home Life

Morning all. Well I'm sat here with a yucky cold feeling very cross with myself , in my befuddled state I've just deleted my pending comments by mistake and it doesn't look likes there's any way of recovering them so I'm sorry if your comment has disappeared. I did read them and so appreciate the time you take in leaving them. I shall be more careful in future.

I just wanted to share another sample I made for Sheena's upcoming Create and Crafts shows next week. The first one is 9pm on Monday which means anyone who is normally at work should be able to catch it. My fellow Inkoids have made some stunning samples and if you like baking or gardening, these will be right up your street.

I love this set, the teacup is plain and all the decorations are separate stamps so you can really go to town with the decorations and make them all different.

Right, I'm off to make to make some lemon and honey to ease this raging sore throat so enjoy your Saturday and Happy Crafting!

Friday, 22 January 2016

New Sheena Goodies

Morning lovely crafty friends. Nearly the weekend thank goodness.

I'm just popping by today to share a card I've made with some gorgeous new dies and stamps from Sheena Douglass. She has two sets being launched next week on Create and Craft as a 4 Day Deal starting on Monday at 9pm.

The set I had to work with were all kitchen images and have a real fifties feel. I've loved playing.

This card was made with Distress inks although the jars were coloured with alcohol markers and then clear embossed. It looks quite flat on the photo but irl it is really 3d.

I'll be back soon to share some of the other things I've made so enjoy your Friday and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope your Wednesday is going well.

Here is my gloomy desk, or rather dining table last night.

I have been trying to come up with a project for my Craft Club this week helped by our kitty, Nerys. An ongoing task which I'm sure any of you who do regular classes will understand. Unfortunately this one didn't make the cut. They want to make a card but coming up with something that a group can all do together is sometimes easier said than done. Still, I have today to play.

We had a surprise fall of snow on Saturday night which looked so pretty on Sunday morning. Thankfully, it didn't last long or cause any disruption.

Our other bit of exciting news is the new addition to the family, 3 year Tibby. Her owner had gone into a Nursing home so she was looking for a new home. She has settled in very well and is a real sweetheart.

Well, that's me this week. If you want to share your desk with us then pop over to see the lovely, Julia, HERE.

I'll be back later to see what you've been up to so enjoy your day and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Happy New Year dear WOYWW friends. I hope it's a good one for you with good health & happiness all round.

We've had a bit of a bumpy start to 2016 but fingers crossed it gets better.

I have managed a bit of crafting this week in between getting back to normal.

I needed a new project for my Craft Club ladies on Thursday and found some lovely birdhouse gift boxes on Pinterest so have been making one up so that I can then show them. This was taken last night on the dining table, hence the Christmas table cloth and before you ask, no I hadn't drunk the wine, although it has now gone back in the fridge to be finished off later tonight!! You can just spot the remains of the Christmas cake and my scarf dumped unceremoniously after getting in from work.

Well, that's me this week. If you want to share what you've been up to on your desk with us then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

I might be a bit late getting round to you this week, but bare with me, I will get there.

Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015


Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope your Christmas preparations are going well and you are all looking forward to the big Ho Ho!!!
Sorry I've been missing for the last couple of weeks. It's been hectic and we suddenly had a poorly kitty cat, who has now sadly left us and all too soon. He was only 7. We have planted a rose in the garden to remember him and have been lavishing lots of love on his forlorn Mum.

Well, on to happier things. Here's my desk as of yesterday tea time. We should have been icing cakes, doing shopping and cleaning the house, but no, we had a crafty afternoon instead and it was lovely.

DD and I spent the afternoon playing with Brushos. I had a birthday card to make for a friend who celebrates on Xmas day and I always make sure I make her something special. As you can probably spot, we had a helper although she doesn't seem very interested does she?

Well, short and sweet this week so if you want to share your desk with us then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

All that remains is to wish you all a very Happy Christmas. I hope it's good one and Santa brings you all the things that you wish for and here's to a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2016. Thank you for all the fun and friendship you have shared over the last year. Deskers really are "the best".

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Morning dear WOYWW friends. Well here we are on the first week of December. Can you believe it? It doesn't seem two minutes since we were enjoying summer and now winter is definitely with us. We have had nothing but rain here for days.

Well, here's my desk this morning, just as I left it yesterday afternoon.

I'm trying to get organised and get my Christmas cards done so have decided to do a few each day, I only get a couple of hours in an afternoon but so far am getting about 4 done a day so it seems to be working. My desk is a shambles but this is just how I work!!!!

Thank you for sharing all your music tastes with me last week, it was so interesting to hear what you listen to, or not in a few cases. And just to answer a few of you who asked, yes, I did paint the hearts on last weeks card. They are really easy, it's just blobs of paint swirled together!!

I was also doing some colouring last week so thought I'd share my finished poppy with you. I've made it up into a card.

I've also been sorting through my boxes of unfinished bits and bobs and trying to make them into something and this was from a playing session I had with some brushos. The background was too heavy but I found that I could lighten it with a good spray of water and now I think I'm happy so it made it onto a card.

That's me this week, so if you want to share your desk with us then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Morning dear WOYWW friends. Can you believe that it's Wednesday again? I shall be all confused this week as I'm working different days so excuse me if I'm slow visiting you but I will get there!!

Anyway, here is my desk this morning.

I decided last night whilst Hubby was watching his nightly dose of Star Trek....don't ask....that I'd go and have a play in my craft room but I didn't want to start anything messy so decided to do some colouring with my pencils, something I need some practise at. This then lead to organising my pencil tins into colour order and then I decided to do colour swatches for each tin, so not much colouring got done but I enjoyed myself immensely. Probably says a lot doesn't it?  Talk about OCD!!!!

I did do a bit of colouring and have done a bit more this morning but now I need to go to work!!!

You can also spot my guilty pleasure, I love Country music and it's always my choice of listening when crafting. I sing very loudly, not pretty! What music do you listen too?

Last week some of you spotted some painted hearts I had on my desk. Well, they've found themselves on cards now and here is the result.

I was just about to post this and looked out of the window and wow, just look at the sunrise this morning!

So, that's me this week. If you want to share your desk with the world then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.

Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope you are keeping well this Wednesday morning. It's certainly been a wild week of weather here in Yorkshire, but today, although windy seems a little drier thank goodness.

Here's my desk yesterday afternoon. It was only about 2.30pm but I needed to have the light on it was such a dismal day.

I'm starting to make some Christmas presents, well it has to be done doesn't it?!! I made some coasters a while a go as a DT sample and had so many comments about them I decided to make them as presents so I'm just starting to cover some coasters I bought recently ready for painting.

This is what they should look like once finished.

Now back to the wild weather. We live not far from the River Wharfe which is usually very pretty but this is what it looked like on Sunday morning.

I had walked down the path that normally runs along that fence in the top photo the day before, but would need a snorkel on Sunday. Thankfully, it's all back to normal now although DD got a day off school on Monday as the road to the school was still flooded on Sunday night.

I hope where ever you are you are safe and sound and if you want to share your desk with us then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Floral Sneeky Peek

Afternoon lovely crafty friends. Two posts in two days, now there's a novelty!!!!!

I've just come in from the garden as the rain has finally stopped and I've managed to get outside for an hour or two, pure bliss, so I thought I'd give you a sneaky peek of some gorgeous new flower dies and matching stamps that the very talented Sheena Douglass is launching as a 4DD on Create and Craft next Monday at 9am.

Being a flower nut, these have been a complete joy to work with.

I've painted the flowers with H20's but the background is Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord Distress Inks that have been faux bleached.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!