Wednesday, 22 June 2016

WOYWW 368

Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well today and enjoying some sunshine. Thankfully, the rain of last week has settled down to lovely warm sunshine now here in Yorkshire. I've been out in the garden trying to tame it. Everything is growing so quickly.

Anyway, here's my desk as of yesterday evening.


I've been asked to make a 91st birthday card so that's what I'm in the middle of doing. It's coming along nicely so far and just needs some flowers. No tea today, I'm being good and sticking to water. It's high time I stuck to a diet and lost a few pounds!!! Not much else to share with you that you haven't seen before.


So here's the finished card. I finished it first thing today. We are up at 6am as hubby has a two hour commute and I am far more productive in a morning than late at night so am an early morning crafter.I think I might reproduce it for my Mum's 80th birthday next month. What do you think?

We had a lovely day out last Saturday at Fountains Abbey. We are so lucky to have such beautiful places on our doorstep.



Well, that's me today. If you want to share your desk with us, then pop over HERE and link yourself up.

Have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

WOYWW 367

Morning dear WOYWW friends....remember me???? Sorry I've been absent for so long, the garden and other things took over and I just never seem to get a minute to give my blog any attention, although I have been keeping an eye on what you've all been up too and how our dear Julia has been going on.

So, here's my desk this morning.



I have been enjoying a little down time from DT duties and just playing with some stamps that I've had for ages but haven't been shown any ink up until now and I've really enjoyed getting creative.

Santa brought me the crazy birds stamp for Christmas and I've been desperate to play with them so this is the card I've made for my Sister's birthday this week. She's not a bright person, but I am so I'm afraid I've inflicted her with all my favourite distress ink colours, I hope she forgives me!!!!



I've also recently managed to get hold of some Altenew stamps that I've been desperate for. It's taken a bit of practice to get the layering right but I love the results you get from them.



Well, I told you I've been spending every spare moment in the garden so here are a few pics to bore you with before I go and get a fresh cuppa before settling down to my desk hopping.





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Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

WOYWW 358

Afternoon dear WOYWW friends. I'm a little late to the party today. I've had a lovely day out with my Mum which included coffee and cake and some craft shopping, what could be better and have only just got home, so, here is my desk just as I left it first thing this morning.



My very long awaited Altenew stamps (well half of them anyway) arrived on Monday and as I've been waiting so long for them I had to ink them up straight away. Not much else to see this week. I'm on water instead of coffee today and there is also a list there for some DT samples I have to make.

I finished my Prima girl card from last week. Here's how she turned out.



And I also finished the quilled initial for my Mum. I'm now on another one for a friend's birthday next week. I'm finding this quite addictive.



Well that's me this week. If you want to share your desk with us then pop over to WOYWW headquarters and link up.

I hope your Wednesday has been as lovely as mine. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

WOYWW 357

Morning dear WOYWW friends and what a beautiful morning it is. I am heading into the garden after I've posted this as we started our 2 week Easter holidays last Friday so lots of time for crafting and gardening, whey hey!!

Here's my desk this morning.



I'm in the middle of a card making session, trying to get ahead with birthdays for the rest of the year and having a play with the lovely big Prima girl stamps, I love these. An empty coffee mug...must put that right and just the general mess I live in on my craft desk.

I finished a card I am going to demo at craft club this week. Here's what they are going to be making. I love painting these daisies, I just hope my ladies do too. They did glass painting last session and enjoyed that so I hope this follows on nicely.



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My garden is beginning to look lovely and springlike and I nipped out with my camera earlier. Tibby, our new kitty cat was also enjoying the breezy sunshine.





Well that's me today so. Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WOYWW 356

Afternoon lovely WOYWW friends. It's been so long since I've been able to join you. What a start to the year we've had. My Mum fell and broke her wrist on New Years Day so I looked after her for the first 6 weeks of 2016. Then the week after she had her pot taken off I was back at The Fracture Clinic with my dear Hubby who jumped out of an HGV and ruptured his achilles tendon. He's been at home for the last 7 weeks and has just gone back to work today so I'm taking this opportunity to catch up with all my desk buddies. Not a lot of crafting has occurred but here's my desk this morning.



Not much to show really. I grabbed a few hours over the Easter weekend to create a little canvas having a go with image transfer, something I've wanted to play with for ages. It wasn't a total success but I was quite pleased with the end result after a bit of patching up. The stencil and heat gun are what I was using.

Here's the finished project.



I also tried a bit of quilling after seeing some gorgeous things on Pinterest and made this for my Mum In Law for Mother's Day. I have one half finished for my own Mum too. It takes much longer than I expected so her's will be for her birthday in July!!



Well, that's me today. I hope to be able to join in the desk round regularly now, fingers crossed so I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone.

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Thanks for popping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

WOYWW 347

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

WOYWW 346

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

WOYWW 344

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.