Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Oh My! is it me or are these wednesday's coming round faster and faster as the festive season approaches???

Comparing my desk from last week to this you would think I've not done much crafting! But I have... I promise :o) you will see I am a little further on with my Mum's xmas card, I have decided to make it an easel card so I'm just getting the base together, I broke off from this card at the weekend though to do my Boyfriend's birthday card and I also made a start on his Xmas card too, he was out most of the weekend so thought I'd better do his while he wasn't around to see it :o) so I'm afraid for now those are hidden away.

To the left of the piccie you will see some of the pages for the book I am trying to make for my Mum for xmas, I have put them there as they had been sidelined whilst I made Xmas cards but I now really need to get on with it else I'm not going to have it ready in time! I'm hoping to get a good bit of crafting time in this weekend so hopefully the book will have progressed by next week :o)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day. I'll be heading over to Julia's later to see what others have been up to! x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Hello all, another week has flown by and Wednesday has snook up on me and caught me in a complete mess!!!! I had two lovely free evenings for some crafting time and this is the aftermath :o) You will see I am halfway through my Mum's xmas card, which I had been trying to decide what I wanted to do for weeks, I made a start a couple of weeks ago then changed my mind but have finally managed to settle on a design and it's now starting to come together. I finished the couple of cards that were on my desk last week, think you can just about see those on the left hand side of the first piccie. I'm definitely going to have to have at least a bit of a tidy up before I try and do any more crafting as my little space to work in is now getting very tight :o)

Thanks for stopping by, head over to Julia's to see what everyone else has been up to. Have a great day x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW??

Hi All! here we are at another WOYWW! the weeks are flying by faster than ever now. You will see I haven't got much further than last week with the penguin and santa cards, I really need to get my embossing stuff out to do the sentiments to finish them off but I'm kind of waiting 'til I have a few bits of embossing to do before I get it all out! I've been colouring a couple of digi stamps ready to use on xmas cards and I'm just adding some glamour dust accents to give them a bit of xmas sparkle :o) Not had much time to craft this past week but am hoping to have some more time this weekend to get further with my memories book which is in progress but not on my desk this week and some more xmas cards too.

Thanks for stopping by, I will be hopping over to Julia's later to see what everyone has been up to. Have a great day. x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW??

Hi all, this week finds me finishing off some Xmas cards I started a couple of weeks ago. My regular visitors will already know I am spending my crafting time switching between Xmas cards and a Memories Book depending on how my mood takes me :o) (see last weeks post) You can just about see some bits and pieces for the book under the ribbon and card to the left. Most of the "stuff" to the back of my desk is still there from last week. There are 2 of the tartan patern bows as I couldn't decided between a double or a single bow, as you can see I picked the single one! The double one just looked too much, but I'm sure it will get used on something else, obviousley I will be trimming the ribbon down :o) then I just need to add a sentiment to that one and it will be done. I've cut some layers to make a snowflake themed card but am undecided on an image to use so thats kind of on hold for now, something will spring to mind soon enough. The Santa card is nearly done, will probably just pop a Mulberry Poinsettia on there and a sentiment to finish it off. Think thats about it for this week, will hop over to Julia's later to have a peek at some more desks, thanks for stopping by and have a great day! x

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Smiley Snowman Christmas Card

For this card I used some lovely glittery snowflake paper from a Penelope and Percy christmas paper pack, I also embossed snowflakes onto the card blank to give a glistening finish. I cut the various circles using a Martha Stewart Circle Cutter. I coloured the image using promarkers and used Diamond Stickles for edging and accents on the snowman.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Christmas Fun
Creative Inspirations - Lashings of Sparkle
Allsorts - Anything But Square
Gem of a Challenge - Cold & Frosty
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Card
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW??!!!

Hello again, here we are another week closer to xmas! this week you find me working on a book I'm making as a gift for my Mum (hopefully in time for xmas!!) I was inspired back in July by our fellow WOYWW'er Anne, she made a beautiful book for her friend and I just loved it! Now, I've had to take some gearing up for this one as I only "do" cards, but last week I finally made a start on a similar creation, not a cascade style like Anne's but in general along the same lines, mine is for my Mum and is going to have a combination of piccies of me, Mum and my Grandma, along with some nice verses and sentiments along the way. I have chosen the Sweet Owl paper collection from First Edition as I wanted to go with a pink and brown theme and it also has some lovely glittery sheets. You could see in last weeks post that I had covered all of my chipboard pages ready to embellish and I have now made a start on a couple of the page layouts, one of the ones in progress has been inspired by a post on The Scrapbook Garden's Blog. Nothing is stuck down yet, I need to find some nice verses and sentiments to use along with the photo's so don't want to adhere anything until I can see how they will work together. I'm switching between working on this book and xmas cards at the moment, so you may well come back next week to find my desk full of festivities again like last week! We'll see :o)

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be popping over to Julia's later to have a snoop at some desks, have a great day. x

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Birthday Card for a Special Friend

Here is a card I made for my friends birthday, I really like making cards in the pink, brown and cream colour combo they always look nice.

The digi stamp is from Designed 2 Delight and the papers and sentiment stamp are from Stamping All Day. I coloured the digi using promarkers, I also added glamour dust glitter to the flowers and flame of the candle although it's not showing up too well in the piccies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cards - "Anything Goes"
Scrapbook Sisters - "Anything Goes"
Paper Pretties - "Use a Sentiment"
Totally Papercrafts - "Glitter it"
The Crafty Pad - "Friendship"
Dream Valley - "Anything Goes"
Die Cut Dreams - "So Charming"
Crafty Cardmakers - "Colour Combo - Pink, Brown, Cream)