Wednesday, 30 May 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday's 3rd Anniversary!!!

Hello all, here we are at WOYWW's 3rd Anniversary, I've not been joining in for 3 years, but we're all celebrating just the same :o)

This week finds my desk with some ATC's packed up and ready to go out to their recipients :o) I had wanted to do quite a few so I could send them out to all of my regular visitors, but alas life got in the way and I only managed to make 5! of these just 1 is currently homeless and I simply cannot choose from all of my lovely visitors, so if anyone else has made extra and would like to do a swap please let me know in your comment and drop me your snail mail address to  **Jill has now offered my lonely ATC a home :o)**. You will also see all the usual "stuff" on my desk and the pearls and twine over to the right are recent purchases :o)

I'll be heading over to Julia's later today to take a look at some desks. Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day x

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?? WOYWW?

Hello all! finally we have some sun here! yay! and I'm Christmas crafting.... seems a bit odd! oh well!

This week finds my desk in continuation to last weeks WOYWW... I have finished covering all of the little advent calendar drawers, I am now trying to decide how to decorate the numbers with a lasting finish, I was wanting a glittery finish but am worried that will all come off! so I'm in the middle of doing a few samples before I go and ruin all the numbers that come with the kit :o) Looks like I'll be testing just about every option, paint, stickles, glitter, embossing powder..... nail polish??!!....

I have been doing a few ATC's too, but have hidden all that stuff away to keep it a surprise for next week :o) Thanks for stopping by, I'm hopping over to Julia's now to take a peek at a few more desks! x

Friday, 18 May 2012

Vintage Style "Bon Voyage" Card

I fancied having a play with my distress inks that I recently bought, I needed to do a "have a nice trip" type card so this is what came together.

I found this fab digi stamp on the free vintage digi stamps blog, I printed it on a laser printer* so I could use the distress inks over the top. I distressed the edges with a distressing tool and mounted on a tag that I had cut from Kraft cardstock. For the backing paper I used Distress Inks again to colour the sheet then over stamped using a script stamp, again I distressed the edges with a distressing tool and curled a corner up.

I added some string, a couple of buttons, flowers and pearls to finish off.

*A tip for anyone who doesn't know, if you would like to use digi stamps with distress inks, print your image using a laser printer and the inks wont smudge it, when you use an inkjet printer the distress inks tend to smudge the image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Top Tip Tuesday - Clean & Simple + Tip (see above)
Creative Craft - Distressing
Kaboodle Doodles - Clean & Simple
Simon Says Stamp - Clean & Simple
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley - Tags & Tickets

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday???

Hello all! Well to say it's May, things are looking pretty Christmassy on my desk??!! The reason for this is I'm working on a Kaisercraft advent calendar, it is going to be a pressie for my Mum's birthday, which isn't until September, but it's quite a big job (as I'm usually a card maker) so I'm doing it in stages. I was inspired to do one after seeing Susan's wonderful creation at the end of November last year. I assembled and painted it in January and it's been packed away again since then! I'm on with covering all the little drawers now. The bronze charms at the left have just arrived, I need to put them away really as my desk is getting pretty full!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm heading over to Julia's now to take a peek at some more desks! Have a good day x

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday??

Hello all! another Wednesday has flown around, it seems to have gone quicker than usual due to the bank holiday! This week finds me in the middle of a card using a LOTV image, and cutting even deeper into my lovely First Edition Summer Breeze paper pad! boo hoo! :o)

Over to the right a rather boring mug of hot water but more importantly a yummy box of Belgian Choccies brought back by my lovely Mum from her recent trip to Belgium. Yummy!

My jars at the back are empty, they are usually full of buttons but the openings of the jars are too small so I've popped all my buttons in one container, much easier for rummaging, just can't part with my jars yet!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm heading over to Julia's for some desk snooping. Have a great Wednesday! x

Friday, 4 May 2012

A Footy Easel Card

My friend asked me to make a card for her Son's 13th Birthday, she asked for a football themed card in Man City colours, so here's what I made....

I coloured digi stamps using promarkers for the football and 2 trophies, I also covered the trophies in glossy accents so they shine and tied little ribbons around their handles. The sentiment was cut from silver card using the Cuttlebug Typewriter die set.

Although you can't tell from the photo, the image, trophies and verse are all mounted with foam pads to give a bit more dimension. The little shirt was cut by hand and mounted using a little hanger that I made from a paperclip!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sparkles - Men Only
Sentimental Sundays - Cards for Kids
Craft Your Days Away - Just for Children
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - For the Boys
Creative Craft - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Add Some Dimension
Cute Card Thursday - One for the Boys
Fab n Funky - Celebrate Maleness
Do You Stack Up - Circles

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday???

Hello fellow WOYWW'ers, this week finds me just finishing a going away card, I found I was able to use Distress Inks over digi stamps if I printed the digi off using a laser printer, I had tried before using my inkjet printer and the DI's just smudged the image, so if you didn't know that, well there's a tip for you :o)

My tray of Prima's is still out after picking a few out. I have also been having a bit of a go at ATC's this week as i have never done them before, but they are hidden away in case I choose to use one for the swap. Thanks for stopping by, I'll be heading over to Julia's later to take a peek at a few desks. Have a lovely day x