Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Morning all - Wednesday again eh?  Time to join everyone at Julias for our weekly snoop at desks around the world.

I finally went to the enterprise club again this week (though I am still no further forward in my quandry as to whether to set up a business or not) and as a result felt quite motivated when I got home to actually make some stuff.  I spent a few hours playing around with some christmas card designs, some of them using My Minds Eye papers (how lovely is their stuff?) among other stuff.  Still not sure I am anywhere near having enough for a pending christmas craft stall, so I've still not committed myself to that yet, though the clock is ticking - quite rapidly.  My desk this week is the dining room table as there's a bit more room on there rather than my computer desk.

And now for their close up's....

Oh and earlier in the week my workdesk was in the kitchen making Pudsey cakes (I really should update this blog more than once a week!).  I made 2 lots of these for school and then ended up having to make another 2 batches for us - nom nom :)

Thanks for everyone who popped by my desk last week, looking forward to visinting more of you again this week too.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Happy Wednesday everyone.  I've not made anything this week - eek.  So as the baby scrapbook I've been working on has now been delivered I thought I would take this opportunity to share the album with you all.  The reason for no crafting is just regular day to day family life, the lure of pinterest and the internet (stealthily stealing my time) and the continuous job searching (grrr).  However, something should be happening at my desk very soon (like now!) as baby bug 1 has a children in need disco to attend, where the dress code is wacky, weird, wild and wonderful - "Mammy I want to go as pudsey bear", which then changed to Blush bear, and then after some brainstorming the cat in the hat was suggested.  So, the disco is on Thursday and as I type we have no idea what she will be going as, and there is a parent's evening to attend tonight, so let's just pray for a miracle (fancy dress is not my strong point).

Anway, here's the scrapbook (quite a lot of images).  Any suggestions on how much to charge for such a thing would be greatly appreciated :)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Welcome to another woyww.   I've had a tiny card making session this morning, involving yet more embossing folders, ribbon, embellishments and even dug out the rubber stamps and heat embossing tools, which I haven't used for ages.  I still love watching the heat embossing process! 

I haven't decided whether I am happy with the cards behind my keyboard yet, was just playing around with ideas.  I'm still trying to find an easy way to colour embossed images, but haven't managed it yet and colouring each element with pens takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r!  I tried again today using the brayer technique.  I tried 2 ways - inking up the embossing folder (that coloured the background and not the embossed image) and using the brayer over the embossed image (kind of worked, but kept inking over the edges of the embossing and just looked messy).  Any tips readers?

So the result of my efforts is a few more Christmas cards to add to my stash.  I'm still wondering whether to have a stall at the school Christmas craft fair at the start of December but not convinced I will manage to get enough stock made by then.

Thanks for stopping by, remember to go visit Julia and all the other woywwers for a good old nosey!