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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

It's Wednesday again!


Not much going on this week really apart from some untidiness around the sofa area, I really need to have a tidy up! There are quite a few sequins everwhere (although you probably can't see them!) as I emptied out some that I got in my car boot sale haul last week. I didn't actually use any, just emptied them out all over! I've had to pull the blinds down on the windows as my desk was getting too hot, don't worry though I always open them to craft so I can see the garden.

I still seem to be struggling to find time to do much crafting at the mo. Managed to finish the 30th Birthday card that was in progress last week (see below). I'm having Monday and Tuesday off work next week to have a bit of a rest so I have to get some crafting done then. It's my Dad's 70th birthday in a couple of weeks so I need to sort out a special card for that and also yet another card for someone at work (leavers card this time)

I'm sharing the conservatory at the moment with two tomato plants (gives you an idea of how warm it is in the conservatory!) Here is a photo of a few that are ripening nicely.



If you are wondering what is significant about Wednesdays, click on the WOYWW badge in my side bar and visit Julia's blog for all the info.

Have a great week!

Pink Petticoat 30th Birthday Card


I just love the Pink Petticoat digistamps, you may have spotted this one on my WOYWW last week, half coloured in. I've used this particular one a few times now, usually for girly birthdays! This one is for the 30th birthday of someone at work. She is a brunette so I have coloured the hair (with my promarkers) of the digi to match!

I am going to enter this into the following challenge:

Craftalicious 'Birthdays'

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

WOYWW


Can't believe it is Wednesday yet again! Lots going on on my somewhat messy desk this week! I've had a bit of a bargain haul from one of the local car boot sales, still going through it all and finding out what I've got! Hubby goes round the car boot sales on a regular basis to help feed the ebay empire. I was just relaxing on Sunday when he called to say there was a lady selling craft stuff for 20p per item so I thought I'd go and have a look. I got quite a few bits and pieces (mainly papers and ribbon, plus some rather funky sequins you can just about see in the top right of the photo) from her. I also had a wander about and found another lady selling a box crammed with craft stuff for £5! I managed to get her down to £4 and it was definitely worth it, it was crammed with card, paper, gems, ribbon, stamps, stickers, the lot! The box is in the second photo, I've taken the ribbon and gems out now but the papers and card are still all in there.



Now I just need to get making some cards, struggling a bit for time at the moment! I think I'm going to have to ban myself buying more stash until I use some of what I already have! There again, I am collecting nesties and there are a few I still want... I've also just booked my ticket for the Northern Papercraft Extravaganza in Harrogate in September, anyone else going? I've booked for the Sunday :-)

A few people have asked me over the weeks where I bought my drawers (the ones with the white drawers and slots for paper). I actually got them on the internet from Storage4Crafts from the 'Best' range. They were quite pricey but they have been very useful and are very sturdy. Not sure if you can get them overseas from the UK or not though.

So this week I should get round a few more desks, I'm going on the train to London with work tomorrow so, providing I can get the WiFi to work, I intend to take my laptop and do a bit of (work, hmm) surfing on my trip.

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See you all next week

Saturday, 17 July 2010

A summery card


Here is a bright and cheerful summery card which I made as a Good Luck card for someone. Made with (yet another!) Penny Black stickeroo, the backing card is cut on my paper trimmer with the bottom border punched with my X Cut punch. Stamped Good Luck and then framed with nesties.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Summer Days Challenge and Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Bold and Bright Challenge at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge

Anything goes Challenge at The Townscrapper who have made their last post before they go off on their summer holidays (so last chance to join in for a while!)

and, last but by no means least,

Summer Days Challenge at the Allsorts Challenge Blog

Wish me 'Good Luck' and have a good Saturday!

Quick! Last minute chance to win candy at Crafters Companion


Crafters Companion are giving away their new S.W.A.L.K collection as yummy blog candy over at their blog. Be quick though, it ends at midnight tonight!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

What's on your work desk Wednesday (lost track of which number due to hols!)


Hello all, here I am back from my holidays in sunny (very sunny!) Norfolk. Actually I've already been back a week but with the heat last week I didn't really feel like doing much when I got in from work, hence no post from me for the last WOYWW.

The holiday was lovely, we stayed in a little cottage in a country village and did lots of cycling. We also went to the beach quite a bit too. Oh, and we ate loads of food, some of it a bit strange...here is a photo of some 'Iffits' (apparently this is Norfolk's answer to tapas). The delicacy on the right of the picture is pigs ears! Much nicer than they sound, honest (you really aren't convinced are you?!)



Anyway, back to my desk for this week. I've been having a bit of a penny black stickeroo fest this week. I've had them in my stash for a while and thought they would be perfect for 'Thank you teacher' cards to sell at work. I also made a cute good luck card with a colouful hedgehog and some bright papers, just deciding which challenges to enter it into now! The bright colours co-ordinate with my stripy box (which now holds my inkpads, you were right it was too small for my growing collection of rubber stamps which now occupy the various drawers in/on the desk!)



If you are wondering what this is all about, pop over to Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground and check it out.

Have a great week everyone, hopefully I'll get a bit more crafting and blogging done now the weather has gone a bit cooler!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Baby boy card


Here is a cute card I made for a friend's new Baby Boy. I have a sheet of glittery baby images which I am really enjoying using, I think this image is really subtle but cute as well. I've used backing papers from the Funky Hand Dreams Come True CD so I am going to enter this into the Get Funky challenge for July, the theme of which is 'Something New'. I am also entering the card into the Corrosive sketch challenge and the babies/children challeng at C.R.A.F.T challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Christmas in July - Simon says stampblog candy


Wow, check out this mega candy at Simon says stampblog.

Closes 18th July, Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Nice and Girly Challenge


Here is yet another card for yet another challenge! This time for the Nice and Girly Challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts Made with yet another Penny Black stickeroo (I have a few!) I've made this card for my best friend's birthday as she loves shopping (just like me ;-)

I am also entering this card into Paper Sundaes Lots of Layers challenge.

Summer colours


And here is another card for the 'thank you teacher' theme described in my previous post. I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Penny Black at Allsorts - A Burst of Summer Colour

Quirky Crafts challenge 31 - Ribbons

Made again with a Penny Black stickeroo, some funky coloured papers and some bright orange spotty ribbon. I've also had the brightly coloured flower brads for a while, so this was an opportunity to use one.

Thank you teacher


I haven't been too successful with my little card sales box at work over the last few weeks for some reason. Perhaps it has become part of the furniture now so people aren't noticing it so much (or it could be because everyone seems to either be on holiday, off sick, or to have left)?! I recalled that this time last year I sold quite a few cards as thank yous for children's teachers. So I thought I would make a few that would be suitable for this purpose this weekend and send an email round my previous customers on Monday. We will see how it goes!

Here is the first one which I did yesterday, made with a cute penny black stickeroo.

I am going to enter it into the following challenges:

Craftalicious challenge 3 - cute

Penny's paper crafty challenge 33 - 7/7

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Chance to win - blog candy - 5 different candies!


Yes you read it right, 5 different candies to win (this is a photo of just one of them) from generous Jodi whose Birthday it is today.