Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Although I haven't much on my desk, Mr Mojo has packed his suitcase at the minute and gone on his holidays, I couldn't miss the opportunity to catch up with you all.

I thought how lovely it would be now that I have no crafting commitments for a while to craft just for myself so started a scrapbook page with some gorgeous new papers I treated myself too. I've messed around with it for 3 days and have got absolutely nowhere. Just goes to show that working under pressure gets creativity flowing I think.

I got so fed up with it that I retreated to the garden and the beautiful sunshine yesterday. So as that's as much of a work desk this week here's a little piccy. It's all a bit of a jungle and things are growing faster that I can get to them but I like it like that. I'm only showing you the tidy bit though!!!

I mentioned last time that I made a scrapbook in a tin for my dear MIL's birthday last week. Although the inside was personal to her this is what I did on the front. I used alcohol inks on the tin itself and then made some flowers from some scraps of sprayed paper.

Short and sweet I'm afraid this week as I'm flying out the door to work but I'll be round later to have a nosey so get the kettle on.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A Little Sheena Reminder

Evening folks. I hope you've managed to enjoy the little taste of Summer we've enjoyed today. It's been a lovely day here in Yorkshire

I'm just popping by tonight to remind you that Sheena has two Christmas shows on tomorrow at 11am and 3pm on IDEAL WORLD not C&C as mentioned in my last post.

Here are another two samples I created for the shows using the gorgeous new stamps. There is one plate of backgrounds with a lovely ivy corner, always useful, not just at Christmas and the other is a folk art, stitched plate, again not just for Christmas me thinks.

Short and sweet I'm afraid as it's past my bedtime so thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you always leave, I so appreciate you taking the time to say hello.

Happy Crafting.

Friday, 14 June 2013

A little Bit Of Sheena Christmas

Evening folks. I hope your week has gone well. It's been a bit of a blur in The Craft Garden of Christmas samples one minute and birthday scrapbooks for my MIL the next!!!! No wonder my poor blog gets sadly neglected these days!!

Anyway, it's time to unveil the first of my Sheena samples. It's very strange doing Christmas in June but I must say with these new stamps it's been a pleasure to get in the festive mood. They will be launched on C&C on Wednesday 19th at 11am and 3pm as current schedules stand and in total Sheena has 6 new stamp plates, all very different from each other but all equally gorgeous.

This first one is great to work with. It's a large image and can be used in so many ways. My fellow Inkoid, Linda even turned it into a lovely Summer scene. Anyway, here is my winter version.

I used distress inks for the sky and then painted the image with H20's before stamping all around the edge with the snow storm stamp that's on the same plate and embossing with silver WOW powder.

I loved making this second one and it turned into such a big image I had to make a card to fit it!!!! Talk about getting carried away.

I treated it like the collage I did a while ago with the abbey arches stamp. The image was bleached out of the distress inks with water before being over sprayed with the gold pourables that had been decanted into a mini mister. I then stamped the snow storm all over with white acrylic paint  and the ivy corners were gold embossed and painted with green H20's.

It really had a lovely sparkle to it.

Well, that's me for today so thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you are up too.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Hello folks, I very nearly didn't join in with WOYWW this week but after missing last week due to big birthday celebrations, not mine I hasten to add, I couldn't miss a look round all your desks again so here's mine for this week.

Not much to show, I'm afraid. I've been up to my ears in DT work. Christmas in June, very weird, especially as Summer has at last decided to show it's face, so my desk has become a bit of a dumping ground, especially as DD piled most of her stuff in my room while we decorated hers. I'm climbing over a rug and some bedding to get in to take the photo as it is.

Jo's (Jozerty) gorgeous Hoya plants she sent me a few years ago are at last flowering, can't tell you how excited I was at that, doesn't take much I know and there is a lovely little pile of envelopes that contained these beauties. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to receive so many gorgeous ATC's.

From left to right the creators are, Ria, Sam , Jo and Sue
                                                           Laura, Jill and Annie
                                                           Jan and Sandra De.

Thank you all. I will treasure each and everyone. Jan I feel very honoured to receive your lovely 1st edition stamping.

Here's mine. I thought it was appropriate considering how the weeks fly by between WOYWW's, let alone the years.

If you haven't yet discovered the huge weekly desk hop, then you need to go and see Julia, HERE and she will point you in the right direction.

Right, I need to go and get a fresh cup of coffee before I come and see what you've all been up to so thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Anyone Got The Time? & Did You Know Sheena Has A DT Call Out?

Afternoon folks. I hope you are all enjoying summer. How wonderful to get some warm sunshine at last. It certainly lifts your spirits doesn't it? The trouble is I'm now torn between my garden, which desperately needs some attention and doing what I need to do in the craft room, oh well, not a bad dilemma to have I suppose!

Yesterday was my dear Hubby's 50th Birthday. What a frightening number that is, thank goodness I have a good few years before I catch him up, although it doesn't bother him at all. We both managed to get the day off work, a rare luxury these days and made the most of it by going into Leeds shopping and doing lunch. It was a really lovely day.

I had struggled with what to buy him for his big day, he is a man of few wants although he loves his gadgets like most men but he has always wanted a large clock for his office so that is what he got. This is what I made him.

I never thought I'd struggle with it like I did, there are three different colours under this final one. I think I'm happy with the blue and brown now though. The stamps in the middle are Chocolate Baroque Punky Romance, love this set and I painted them with Sheena's Pebeo acrylic's, the iridescent ones out of the big set, love those too. The crackle stamp is Sheena's Ageing Beautifully and the Roman Numerals are from Inkylicious.

He has taken it to work to hang in his office!!

Before I go I'd just like to say a big hello to all my new followers. I couldn't understand it yesterday when I saw you all and wondered why I was suddenly so popular but then when I checked Facebook and saw the post from Chief Inkoid Fiona all became clear. I'm glad you found us all and you are very welcome.

If anyone doesn't know Sheena has a DT call out for 2 new Inkoids. For all the details please click this link. The closing date is the 20th June and all the information on how to apply is clearly set out.

She also has some shows on C&C this Saturday so watch out for them. I didn't make any new samples for these shows but the other Inkoids have been busy creating and are showing them off on their blogs if you want to have a look.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful sunshine.

Happy Crafting.