Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WOYWW - July 27th

Eek mine's a right mess again.  Firstly the eyes are still on my wonderful easel - I won't be decorating mine.  There's a piece of paper with an imprint of a flower that I pounded onto a piece of fabric but it didn't turn out very well, too many petals so it wasn't definite enough, but I will have another go.  You just pound it with a hammer so if you've lots of pent up frustration have a go.  Then there are some stencils I've been using and lots of bits and pieces some of which  have been laying around for weeks!  Pop over too the magnificent Miss Julia's and see just how many people are proudly showing their workdesks and then join in.  Oh you may have heard that it was my birthday on Sunday LOL well I blogged the cards I'd received up till then in Mondays post but here are the ones that arrived Monday and Tuesday - thanks be for cyber friends otherwise the pile would be a lot smaller!




I went to Ikea yesterday and found some cake stencils and masks which I bought but not for cakes ;-)  I've sprayed the 4 large ones - approx 11" diameter - onto one sheet.  The green ones show negative and positive, those 2 are 81/2" x 81/2" and the blue ones are 5" diameter.  The 3 small and 2 medium were in 1 pack for £1.99 and the 4 large in 1 pack for£2.99 - bargain!

 

For pics of York and recipe for Tiffin see previous post.  For USA visitors after looking on the internet I think Graham's Crackers may be a reasonable alternative for digestive biscuits in the recipe ;-)
xx

50 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Anne, wow lots to show us today! Love that imprint, beautiful! Thanks for sharing, love from Heidi xxx

Angie said...

What an amazingly busy desk ...the cake stencils are a clever idea and flower pounding ???? do you use real flowers so its a different form of pressing flowers??

I missed your york post ...looks like a great group to be part of. I went to York and stayed near the minster about 10 years ago ...what a beautiful place.

Thanks for the tiffin recipe ... I must try it out ...think I'll add cherries xx

joey said...

Hi Anne

lots happening this week, LOL at the googly eyes, I wont be altering my easel either.

Joey.x

Wendy said...

A creative mess, love the deco ladies

patcrafts said...

What a great mess. Love the new look blog by the way. Thanks for the tiffin recipe will try it.Brill idea cake stencils.
Pat xx

Tracey said...

Yup, deffo messy lol. Brill stencils and what a bargain. Love the ?silver motiffs on your desk, are foiled on vellum.
Hope you had a lovely birthday and got lots of pressies.
xx

Sid said...

Loads of stuff on your piled up desk !! Great !

Crafty Chris said...

Plenty to see today Anne love the stencils and your desk is looking very creative, hope you got your card.
Christine x

Heather x said...

Beautiful cards hun :)
Great desk pics hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Twiglet said...

Great blog today - love the cake stencils! AND I have just had a lovely walk through your earlier blog down memory lane - York. Thanks for sharing!!

Heather x said...

Me again hun :0)
My birthday is 14th August.....17 days and counting lol.
When's yours?
I would have emailed you direct but your a no reply blogger!
*hugs* Heather x

Lizzybobs said...

fab dest today - thanks for the tiffin recipie off to make some of this for the weekend thanks for letting me have a good old snoop - - PS hope you have a lovely Birthday if you email me your address I will send you a card lv Liz

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not going to decorate my easel, either. I like it plain. I never thought of looking for stencils in the cake decorating section of a craft store. I am not a baker, so you know my mind doesn't think that way. Thanks for the graham cracker bit to the recipe. Makes sense, now. Happy WOYWW today.

Jingle said...

So much cute stuff!!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Lots of yummy stash here again this week Anne and how popular are you!!! The cake stencils are a fab idea and your piccies of York are fabulous X

Pam said...

Lots going on here, I see from your last post you found a ness shop (dog made from wellies) none of my favourite non crafting shops!! Hugs Pamx

Carmen said...

I've seen elsewhere in Blogland people doing the flower pounding by using a cuttlebug instead... can't remember where I saw it though annoyingly. Very effective though ;)

I'm going to post and dash as I believe I now NEED to go investigate your recipe below *g*

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Clever idea with the cake stencils. Hope you had a fab birthday and what a lovely lot of cards you received. Great desk today and great post. Tracy Evans x

kath said...

loved seeing your crafty space today anne...thanks for sharing that great idea with the stencils...hugs kath xxx

Kate said...

Belated happy birthday and the pounding sounds good.

** Kate **

Darcy said...

great bargain stencils! love the York pics, we go there every now and then, my brother lives there. fab birthday cards, it's lovely to get so many handmade ones. Thanks for the recipe, will be trying that one.

Sue said...

Hi Anne
lovely crafty desk, hope you had a lovely birthday, fabby cards, great idea with the cake stencils, have great day, sue,x

Helen said...

Love all those Liverpool fans in the pic at the top of your blog- go Reds! Happy Birthday for Sunday, hope you had a great day. Saw the photos of your day in York - went there for my honeymoon in 1989 - beautiful city.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Anne, Belated Happy Birthday hope you have a great day, wow busy desk this week. I love the Googly eyes on the Easel. Thanks for sharing with us, Love Hazelxoxo

Linby said...

I'm not decorating my easel - I like the natural look. Love the new blog - very summery.
Linbyx

Sarpreet said...

wow! you have so much lovely goodies on your card. Can I ask where you got your easel from? Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments, its just when I will be able to put the card together

ScrappySuzanne said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday...great busy post! Love the idea of pounding away with the hammer...thanks for the idea. Super backgrounds.

angeleef said...

Haha those eyes on your easel :) * giggle giggle *
Have a nice evening!
** Evi **

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, is that hightened photogrpahy or have you really got neon pink tape? I want some. Love the idea of pounding the flowers - didn't I do that as a kid to make smelly perfume!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh wanted to say what a lovely photo in your banner - your grandees I guess. How gorgeous.

Cath said...

Love the very busy desk. Hope you had a good day on Sunday, loved the pics of York. It took me back a bit I used to work just around the corner from Bettys.

Cathx

Doone said...

ha forgot to post your card - duh - will send it tomorrow - if you want to do a face> i'd say join the suzi blu class ( mermaids) the new one - she will help you create a face you are happy with it might help you get there quicker than 'going it alone' and the other students really help...I think this new class is running live and interactive?

my face - the one a the top of my blog? was an atrocious google eyed swamp monster for ages! kept having to rework her! just be patient with yourself and do not give up would be my words to you....

Dx

thekathrynwheel said...

Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day :-)
Love the new 'stencils'!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Lots of lovely inspiration this week....great idea for the cake stencils. thanks for sharing...IKEA here I come!!

xx

peggy gatto said...

you are my kind of cook, using kitchen stuff for art!!!
looks great!

Spyder said...

I see the eyes... it mean all is right with the world...It's midnight, and at last I'm here...(One two miss a few...99 a hundred!) I had eyes too, but then I put those boxes on my desk and hid them again! And your blog is looking very blue an summering...did I misss that...very nice, have a good woyww and keepup all the craftyness!
(Lyn)

Sue from Oregon said...

Too funny on the kitchen cake stencils! A real crafters eye for sure. Happy Early Birthday...lovely cards!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there! and Happy Birthday for Sunday!

Maggie said...

Great desk Ann lots to see looks like you have been very busy. Great cake stencils will have to go a hunting!!!

Maggie

ikki said...

Your desk always shows interesting creativity, love to visit! Hope you had a great birthday. ikki x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I've always wanted to try pounding flowers!

Serendipity (Christine) said...

What an interesting workspace, thanks for sharing - love the idea of the cake stencils too :-)

Phree said...

Lovely creative clutter, the cake things look like fun to play with.

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Anne, sorry I'm late but what a lovely creative desk and your stencils are just wonderful. Have a lovely evening big Hugs Jo.xx

Minxy said...

I love ikea, just wish i could persuade my other half to take me lol, those stencils look just the job, especially for journal pages and backgrounds

itsamistry said...

You have a very busy looking desk there. love the pics of the cards.

Great find at Ikea surprising what you find in there. I see a drawer which looks very familiar to. Luckily for me Ikea is literally 2 mins drive away from our house unfortunately its a bit of an eyesore you can see it from miles away.

Tracey said...

a very creative desk. love all of your projects, you always seem to be sooo busy.
Have a lovely weekend and sorry this is a tad late
Tracey

Sarah Anderson said...

A woman after my own heart - a very busy desk :) Love the sprayed pieces, and how wonderful to have so many lovely cards!

minnie_mac said...

Busy desk. Great idea with the cake stencils.

Marilyn

Chrissie said...

Busy, busy desk again Anne.I hope your birthday was fab!
PS What a lot of cards you had!
Chrissie