Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Christmas Cards and WOYWW

I am rather loving this little church die (it's also in my last post here) -  and I'm still feeling smug that I'm churning out Christmas cards like my life depended on it!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Glitter Card Cards and WOYWW

I've tried to keep the arty crafty momentum going this week and ended up with  a few Christmas cards - it's not even November yet, so I'm feeling pretty smug that I've made a start already!  I've used black glitter card by Dovecraft - it's amazing stuff and doesn't shed any glitter even though it's extremely sparkly - ideal for me as I obsessively hate stray glitter!  

The church card was going to be a Halloween card but it somehow ended up looking more Christmassy - probably helped by the addition of 'snow'!

I am linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - pop over if you'd like to see what other people have been up to on their desks this week.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Paper Flower Cards and WOYWW

It's been such a long time since I blogged, and far longer than I originally anticipated, but what with school holidays, child-minding, summer holidays and trips out it's been a quite hectic and I've had no time for arty crafty stuff.  On top of that it's been quite a struggle to get myself back to feeling positive and motivated after a fairly long bout of feeling out of sorts.

Anyway, here are a couple of birthday cards I made - I'm rather keen on the Nuvo Crystal drops I've recently discovered (on the bottom card), they look like raindrops and I am having to stop myself adding them to everything at the moment!

And some close-ups...

Over the summer I received this beautiful pendant made for me by my very talented blog friend Terri, over at art-life-rust.  What an amazing artist she is, and how thrilled I was to receive it.  Thank you again, Terri - it's stunning! 

I am linking up with Julia over at WOYWW, and must just say thank you to all the lovely deskers who sent messages as I was awol for so long - thank you xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A Hardy Geranium Tag and WOYWW

A summer tag using a Geranium die and a colour that I don't often use - mauve.  I'm not awfully comfortable working with mauve but it's such a pretty colour I should use it more.  I was going to hang this round the neck of a bottle of wine, but the back is so marked where I'm such a messy worker that it shall be turned into a birthday card to accompany the wine instead!!

I'm joining in with Julia over at What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday this week.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Diamante Cards and WOYWW

I've been trying to use up old stash before buying any more new stuff - well the good intentions are there but it's difficult!
I have an over-flowing box of diamante charms, a real mix of new and old, some are vintage earrings from boot fairs, with the backs cut off and some are new and what I call 'couldn't resist' buys!  Anyway, I've made a start and here are a couple of the cards I've been making for imminent birthdays!

Black glitter card used above and Ranger black enamel used below

I also wanted to show off the loveliest ATC, which arrived from Sandra de - it was such a nice surprise and really brightened by day.

I'm linking up with WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Encaustic Houses and WOYWW

Messing about with wax and using up pressed flowers from last summer, while pressing more from the garden this week - a very relaxing play time!
I do love the little houses die, and I discovered I also love poking holes in wax - very satisfying!

I am linking up with WOYWW over at Julia's this week.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


What a lovely week it's been - for someone who wasn't participating in the swap I received two gorgeous ATC's from Jan and BJ and I used a couple of ATC sized card toppers I'd made that were ideal to return.  All I had to do was dig out the stamps again and decorate the envelopes.   

Thank you BJ and Jan - I love the typing on the heart, so dinky, and I also LOVE that butterfly button in the middle of Jan's!

Have a good week everyone and you can hop over to Julia's at WOYWW here for this weeks snoop around the desks.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Happy Anniversary WOYWW!

I've inadvertently been taking a blog break - it wasn't planned but I just haven't had the time or the inclination to get stuck into things in my studio!
However, when Jan reminded me it was the 8th anniversary of WOYWW this week I knew I had to pull my finger out and join in.
On my desk for the last 3 weeks has been a bag of stash I purchased at the Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta, a great yearly event I try never to miss.  So I pulled my finger out and went to great effort last night and took the items out of the carrier bag to photograph them - hopefully I'll have them put away by next week!
 I have two bundles of sari silk ribbon - I was seduced by the colour, hand-dyed embroidery yarns and velvet for a couple of projects I'm planning, and I just can't get enough matte cream beads, as you probably guessed!  

Happy 8th Anniversary WOYWW - and a big thank you to our host Julia who does all the hard work to keep this great party going!