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Snowflakes are coming!

Thought I had better get cracking with my Christmas cards! Particularly thought it was time to have a go with my new Dreamweaver snowflake stencil. Have had lots of fun getting messy with embossing paste, glitter and mica powders :-) I'm rather pleased with the look of this card and it was really quick and easy to make, just what is needed for Christmas cards!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - sketch

Lothian Crafts - anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy Free and Easy

WOYWW 116 - It's been a while

Wow, doesn't time fly when you are having fun! Can't believe I haven't posted for 3 months! Haven't really been doing that much crafting either unfortunately :-( Life is just too busy at the moment! I did manage to make the card you can see on my desk recently though. I've been playing with alcohol inks after a crafting friend recommended them. I'm rather pleased with how this card has turned out :-) My jeans weren't too pleased though when I squirted purple alcohol ink all over them, oops! Still, it has given them a new look, ha ha!

The other thing on my desk today is some digi stamps from a magazine. I was looking for something suitable for hubby - big Birthday coming up in a few weeks along with our Wedding Anniversary, so I need to get cracking! I rather like these digis as quite a few designs suitable for the men in our lives :-)

So, if you fancy a nosey round some other desks, visit Julia at the Stamping Ground to see what WOYWW is all about.…

A card for my new sponsor child in Peru

I've been sponsoring children through Plan International ( for a number of years now, mainly in Africa up to now. However, when the time came to sponsor a new child recently I decided to choose a South American country for a change. My new sponsor child, Valery, has written to me first (as to my shame I have not got round to writing yet). So, as her Birthday is coming up I decided I would make her a card to wish her Happy Birthday as well as saying hello. I hope she likes pink (surely all little girls do?!)

I am going to enter Valery's card into the following challenges:

Paperplay challenges - blossoms and blooms
A gem of a challenge - sketch
Totally Papercrafts - Pink and Girlie
Papercrafting journey - anything goes (oh and I used my favourite, glitter, on this project!)
2sisters - anything goes

WOYWW - 103

Morning fellow WOYWWers! Well I'm still struggling to balance work, new second home and card making, but I have managed to attend a couple of local classes recently and also managed to spend a couple of hours making cards on Sunday, hurrah! The results you can see on my desk. Feel like I've lost my mojo a bit though as because I haven't been at my desk for so long I can't remember where anything I need actually is, lol!

A couple of photos of said house for you also now we have some furniture! The wood floor you can just about see in the photo of the living room is now sanded and is going to be varnished by my own (probably very sticky!) hands over the weekend! I'm also planning a bit of a revamp of the curtains in the same room although sewing really isn't my strong point. Will share the results if they aren't too bad ;-)

So, if you have no idea what WOYWW is all about, pop over to Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground and check it out.


A bright card for Spring

I dug out all my pink stuff for this card, very girly! Heat embossed the image and then matched it with papers and a random butterfly I found in my stash!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - anything goes

One stitch at a time - emboss it

Stamp something - something with wings

Enjoy what's left of the Bank Holiday!

The cat's out of the bag!

To make up for my absence from blogland lately I thought I would enter this card I made at a class a little while ago into a couple of challenges. I think it is rather effective! It's off to be a birthday card for a work colleague who loves cats tomorrow having been in my cupboard waiting for her birthday to come round since I made it!

Still not doing much in the way of crafting at the moment. I am going to take the plunge and buy some alcohol inks on the interweb tonight though as I had a little win on the Grand National at the weekend! I'm also off to a Tim Holtz inspired class on Saturday as well so watch this space for some different bits and pieces hopefully!

The challenges I am entering my cheeky cat card into to:

Flashback Friday - faux stiching (flashback as the card has been languishing!)

Allsorts Challenge blog - anything but a square

WOYWW - I'm back!

It's been a while! Have very busy with the house renovations as mentioned in my last post some time ago! Will take some photos this weekend now it actually has some furniture in it. It's not quite finished yet, still got living room floor to sand and varnish, curtains to alter and skirting boards to finish painting (boy am I sick of the smell of gloss!) but it's getting there!

On to the desk, I've finally managed to get a bit of time to do a few cards. There is also a new addition to the room as the infamous sofa is now in the York house temporarily until new sofas arrive (then it is going to sofa heaven, sniff :-( So I've invested in a new table/desk thing from Ikea. It's great having my Cuttlebug in the same room as everything else instead of having to head off to the dining room constantly!

The card I'm making is for a friend's Birthday. My mojo seems to have disappeared a bit, mainly because I can't find anything not having crafted for a wh…

What's (not) on your work desk Wednesday 89

I thought I should explain my absence recently, you see we have been somewhat busy (no excuse really I know!) We have just purchased a second home (sounds extravagant but we had some money saved up and it wasn't doing very much just sitting in the bank!) and are now in the process of painting and decorating everything in sight!

We completed on 4th Feb and it has just been one big whirlwind of painting, shopping (:-)) and fixing broken boilers (;-( - well, hubby fixed it, not me!) The house is about an hour from where we live (we live on Teesside) and the house is on the outskirts of the lovely city of York. Looking forward to lots of weekends down there as the spring arrives :-) So I haven't done any crafting whatsoever (unless you count glossing skirting boards?! Maybe I should stick some sequins on?!) but I am intending to do a little bit of crafty stuff in the house, although I'm not the world's best sewer! I'm definitely going to do something with the plain…

WOYWW (well sofa in my case!) 85

Happy New Year fellow WOYWWers! Not much going on with my desk this week really, there was at the weekend but have finished all work in progress! The towels are there as unfortunately there has been a bit of a leak coming through the window (just a few soggy papers, no major damage done!) Am hoping hubby is going to fix it but suspect it will involve going outside and hammering/drilling so a bit too cold for that at the mo!

More going on on the sofa this week than the desk. I have everything spread all over for inspiration and it seems to be working! I just go into the room with no fixed ideas of what I am going to make, pick random images and papers from the mess on the sofa and have made some rather nice cards as a result! Here is one I made with a decoupage image I've had lying around for yonks! Have teamed it with some freebie My Minds Eye papers I got with a mag and think it is rather pretty :-)

So if you are wondering what WOYWW is all about, pop over to Julia's blo…

What a cutie!

Finally got round to spending a good amount of time on some cardmaking this weekend. Great to do something other than Christmas cards (although soon be time to start again for next year...) I'm trying to do a variety of different cards for the box at work and as there are a few babies due imminently thought I would do a baby boy and a baby girl card. Haven't got round to the baby girl one as yet but here is my effort for baby boy! I used a stamp that clever hubby got me not so long ago from a car boot sale (he is very good at picking which stamps I would like out, amazing really since he isn't a crafter!)

I'm going to enter this cute card into the following challenges:

One stitch at a time - 'new' (baby and stamp!)
Totally Gorjuss - cuddly (forever friends, what more can I say?!)
Pattie's creations - anything goesPaperplay - cutie
Paperplay - cutie patootie
Allsorts - teal blue and brown
Stamp something - anything goes

Have a good Monday evening, apparently it…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all! Hope you have managed to fit in some crafting in between eating chocolate, drinking wine and going shopping in the sales ;-) I certainly have - have been in the conservatory crafting on and off for the last few days. Back to work tomorrow though unfortunately :-(

Here is one of the cards I've made over the last couple of days. I am going to enter it into the Cupcake Challenge - White is White. (Haven't quite got round to combining challenges again this year! I do have another card ready which I can enter into a few, but it is now too dark to take a photo of it, bloody winter!)

I think this one is rather cute, love Forever Friends - I've had this a while and have been rummaging through my stash so decided to use it.

Have a good Monday evening!