Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I found out about WOYWW or What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday at Linda's where there's a link to here. I've decided to put two piccies on today as strictly speaking thold computer desk is my workdesk but I'm waiting to get some contiboard to make a larger worksurface only 'cos the desk can't be pushed back to the wall (well radiatior) due to supporting legs on the shelves - I didn't want to trust the weight of craft stuff just to the wall screws :-/ So I'm using my kitchen table for crafting, sewing, eating, sorting through paperwork etc. Much of the stuff on the workdesk was on the table but I moved it to make way to sort through some paperwork. Theoretically I'm still sorting my craft stuff out, but I've been doing that for about 18 months. I do promise myself though that when I get my new worksurface and some shelves for the desk I will sort it out and use it to work at!! So I've got 2 messy worksurfaces LOL

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ooh - GSD file to download - bodice

Hi, I've made a bodice template for use with the craft Robo ;) Unfortunately I don't know how to put the GSD file on my blog for download but if you'd like a free copy please email me and I'll send it with an email. If anybody would like a copy of the jpeg let me know too. This is it :)

Sunday Stampers - Books or Pages

We have a choice this week, as the title says 'Books' or 'Pages', inspired by the Beatles 'Paperback Writer'. I think Hels may be a bit of a fan of the 'Fab Four' LOL..... I KNOW she is! I've also made a tag coloured with Distress Inks. The picture and the torn page are from a little book I got for using in artwork - did I really say ARTWORK?! Not that I'm an artist but still :) I stamped part of the background with my Dogstooth stamp from The pen is an image I downloaded and covered with 3D gloss and then stamped one of my new Tim stamps from the Urban Tapestry set. Thanks for looking :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday Stamper 70 - Tickets

The theme this week for SS is Tickets. I didn't have any stamps that were apt so used my ticket from the GNPE show at Harrogate at the weekend. I've used the back of the ticket and coloured it with Red Pepper and Lettuce Adirondak inks. I've used Anita's 3D Gloss on the car and steering wheel. I typed out some song lyrics containing the words 'car' or 'drive' and included the words 'She's got a ticket to ride' from the Beatles 'Ticket To ride', but it's mostly obscured now. I was part way through my project when I realised I hadn't included any stamping so used one of my newly acquired Tim H stamps from the 'Urban Tapestry' set. And used one of his masks for the steering wheel in the lefthand corner :)

A Few Recent Cards

These are a few of the cards I've made recently. They are all quite simple; I love the bubble stickers used on the boys cards - you get 2 sheets for £1 from either Poundland or The Works. I've left the greetings off 'cos if DD wants a card she usually likes the name on and the age.
The text on the floral card I typed on the computer but took the idea for the card from Tracey

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sunday Stampers 68 - Life

I've made 2 entries for this one. I started with a card but wasn't too sure about it so thought I'd make a tag. I'm posting both anyway ;-) For both I've used a dots stencil I made on the Craft Robo. I made this after seeing Heidi Swapp demoing hers here (towards the end of the video) but it was sold out wherever I looked. I then had the bright idea of making my own using the Robo. Since then I have downloaded Dan's file 'cos I knew his circles would be evenly spaced, unlike mine which I lined up 'by eye' LOL. Anyway less of the rambling! For the tag I lightly inked the background using Bokoen China distress ink then coloured the spots using Dust Concord. I used Tim's Ransom alpha mask for the word 'Life' and coloured over again using Broken China (it doesn't show up too well; a little better in 'real life'; 'cos I didn't want to do the blue too dark) The Raven and Flowers are courtesy of Dan - thank you Dan - I cut out the Raven and the tree on the Robo using black card which I then sprayed with a shimmer spray. I coloured the flower with a mixture of Broken China and Dusty Concord and stamped with my dots stamp from The Artistic Stamper. What's that thing dangling from the flower? Yes it is what it looks like LOL I thought the tag needed something else on that side but didn't want to cover the 'life' and found this when hunting through my embellies!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Some more pics of the wedding

I've uploaded some of my pics into Flickr to create a slideshow. I've only included a few 'cos most are of the grandkids. There are also a few from the following day showing DS' kids donkey riding ;-)

Few piccies from DS' wedding

My son and his fiancee got married in Llandudno a couple of weeks ago and we had a lovely day. They were already living together and had 2 little girls who were bridesmaids and looked gorgeous. The weather stayed fine. I dont have any pics myself of the actual ceremony 'cos we were a little late getting to Llandudno so were in a rush to get changed etc. I've copied these from Facebook so don't know what the quality will be like. Well so far they look ok ;-) There's on of the happy couple with their 2 little 'angels' (well they were on the day LOL, one of the bride with my 4 grandkids and a group one of not quite the whole family!
Oh well now I've published it and checked I see the photos are a bit small and you can't view a larger pic. I will upload more when I get copies myself. Though I can upload some from the reception.