Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Looks like the hot weather has deserted us after a gorgeous few weeks. I must admit it means the housework will get done, when the sun is shining it's just too tempting to be outside.

Although I'm joining in with WOYWW this week, I have no desk to show you. The dreaded C word has landed in my craft room but it's nothing I can share at the minute, just lots of samples in progress.

Instead I'm sharing the lovely collection of ATC's I received even though I didn't officially join in the birthday celebrations.

Thank you to Sandra De, LLJ, Diane and Sam, you are all very kind.

I also wanted to share some photos I've taken around town. We are preparing for the great excitement of The Tour De France on 5th July. It is coming right through the centre of town and for the last month or so yellow bikes have appeared everywhere and the flowers look fantastic.

This week we have flags flying and all the shop windows have been painted with Tour De France images.

It's going to be a real spectacle and despite the fact that the roads in every direction are totally closed for the whole day, we won't care as we will hopefully have a roadside viewing spot within walking distance of home.

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

I hope you will forgive my lack of desk but I'll be around to have a look at yours when I get in from work so thanks for stopping round and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


Morning all. It's lovely to get back to WOYWW. I've swapped my days to work so have a Wednesday to myself at last....and the sun is shining again so what could be better, apart from hopping round a few desks.

First things first, I would just like to wish our esteemed leader Julia a speedy recovery after her Spanish adventures. It's good to see you home safe and sound, Julia.

Now, my desk as of last night. I am sharing it with my daughter.

We have been playing with some Lavinia stamps together. She had to make a birthday card for her Grandma yesterday and these came out and now there's no stopping her. You can see the pile on the table there. You can also see my Project Life things, I'm just about managing to keep up with my documented weeks. Hopefully I'll get some done later.

Here are a couple of Lavinia cards I made. I intend to have more of a play today while DD is at school.

You might also remember last time I joined the register I was in the middle of painting our new bathroom. Well, it's all finished now so here's a quick picture. We love it. A grown up bathroom at last.

I revamped the pine bathroom cabinet too. My Hubby thinks it's very funny.

If you want to join in the WOYWW fun then pop over HERE and see what it's all about.

I'm off to make a cuppa now and then I'll be round to see what you've been up too so enjoy your day and Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

My Birds Samples For Sheena

Morning folks from a very wet, gloomy Yorkshire. What a day after glorious sunshine yesterday. You really have to make the most of the nice days when you get them at the minute don't you?

I'm just popping by this morning to share the rest of my samples for Sheena's shows yesterday. I hope you managed to catch one of them. I had meant to share them with you earlier in the week but I was struck down with a horrible virus and had hay fever on top so have felt pretty rotten all week.

This first one is all distress inks.

A wall hanging on cardboard done with Luminarte silks. The birds are on acetate and coloured with Alcohol markers.

And these shrink plastic earrings that my Mum helped me with, I am a complete novice when it comes to jewellery but I think I need to learn

went into this wooden box which was again painted and stamped with Luminarte Silks.

I hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend whatever you are up to.

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me About A Sneaky Peek!!

Afternoon lovely Crafters. I hope I find you well today. I've been closeted in my craft room all day but the sun has made an appearance at last so it's time to head into the garden to see what the slugs have eaten today. Last week it was all my lovely new petunias. I now have a pot full of stalks!!!

Anway, you didn't pop in to hear about my gardening woes, instead I have a treat for you in the shape of a sneaky peek at Sheena's gorgeous new stamp sets full of birds and fantastic sentiments. These beauties will be launched on C&C this Friday with shows at 11am, 4pm and 7pm so I hope you will be able to catch one.

I'm sharing my favourite with you today.

This gorgeous Kingfisher is just lovely to work with and I've combined him with the Ancient Arches which was stamped in Weathered Wood Distress Ink. The bird himself is coloured with Spectrum Noirs.

Right, back to the gardening so thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.