Wednesday, 21 May 2014


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Long time no see. A good friend of mine, Sandra from Sydney reminded me that we are approaching another WOYWW birthday so I thought I'd better show my face!!!!

I have no crafty desk to share with you today, that has been sadly neglected over the past weeks but here is my workdesk.... which does contain hopefully it counts.

We have had our bathroom ripped out and replaced with, amongst other things, a lovely sparkly huge shower. I love it, but you've never seen a mess like it. We seem to have been tiling for days, both walls and floor and I shall be back up there after posting this!!!! Yesterday I painted the walls. What do you think of the colour? DD and I love it but my poor Hubby isn't so sure, he's a bit more conservative. The only comment I got out of him was WOW!!! Still he'll get used to it, I'm not changing it, harsh I know.

We have used dark tiles, they still need grouting so don't look too closely!!

Well, that's my workdesk.... of sorts. I'm sure yours is more exciting and I'll be round to have a look later once those tiles are on the wall.

If you want to join in with WOYWW then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.  

By the way, I will be joining in with the ATC celebrations so if you want to swap with me, just shout out.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Another Sheena Sample

Morning lovely Crafters

I hope you've got your wellies on if you are venturing out. It's a wet start to the weekend here in Yorkshire.

I'm just popping by with another card I made for Sheena's new shows on Monday.

This took a couple of goes to get right and was a technique I found on Pinterest. The background is blended distress inks, I used bright colours, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Mown Lawn and Ocean. Versamark was then applied to the debossed side of the embossing folder and the card run through. Clear embossing powder was heat set and then I applied Chipped Sapphire over the top to highlight the debossed areas. Originally I used Black soot but didn't like the starkness and found chipped sapphire gave a softer result.

The highlighted elephant has been cut from another piece of embossed card and the same inks applied.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Friday, 9 May 2014

A Little Bit Of Embossing

Afternoon lovely Crafters

I'm just popping by to let you know that our Sheena is on C&C next Monday at 9am and 3pm with the Indian Embossing Folders from her recent 4DD. She is promising new techniques!

Here is one of the samples I made for the show.

This is one of the papers from the CD that has been embossed with the Ornate screen folder that has had versamark applied to it first. I tried the glycerine but didn't put enough on so went back to versamark. I then heat embossed with silver embossing powder and went over any areas that had missed with glycerine and a paintbrush and embossed again. I like the way that you can pick out certain areas with this method.

The rest of the team have created some gorgeous projects as usual and you can find links to their blogs here. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend. It sounds like it's going to be perfect crafting weather!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

We Have a Teenager!!

Hello folks. Goodness I hadn't realised it was so long since I last posted anything, where do the weeks go?

Yesterday our DD turned 13!! A teenager at last. It doesn't seem two minutes since we were bringing her home from hospital and know she's as tall as me!

Well a special birthday deserves a special card so I had a play with a card in a box, which seems to be the in thing at the minute. My fellow Inkoid Donna made several recently and has a brilliant tutorial on her blog so once I got started it was really easy to put together, thanks Donna.

This is the end result.

I shall definitely be having another go at these, I really enjoyed creating it.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting