Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Welcome to WOYWW!!!

This is where we check out (or rather snoop!) on all the desk of crafters around the world, it's very addictive, so why not join us. Just click on the link above!

So what is on my little work-tray today?  Some items I've stamped and cut out for more of my Christmas makes and new ideas I have to share with you all once they are finished.

Of course, it's now Halloween (why the media insist on it being on Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th) when it's only supposed to be the 31st I'll never know.  Oh dear, my lovely brother says I'm changing in to Victoria Meldrew, oops!
Anyway here's the contents of some little items I'm making for tonight to give away.  I just love those cute spiders and yes, I've tried one of the eyeballs - very scrummy indeed it was too!!!  My little treat as I'm diabetic...oops!!! 

One final thing, I'd like to know what your favourite blog is to visit (crafty one), let me know if you have a moment!

Enjoy WOYWW!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Christmas Cards for Rudolph Day

 I know, it's a bit early, but did you know there are only 9 Saturdays until Christmas (I think that's what they said!).  Scary huh!

Anyway, this is a little Penny Black stamp set I absolutely love.  I've had it for quite a while, but it comes out quite regularly (at least once a year LOL!) and I've just added a die cut border along with some shiny narrow tape in Christmas colours.  I've had them for a while too and wasn't sure what to do with them last year, but this year, it came to me - use them as borders!!!  I've also got some other ideas which you'll be seeing soon too!
This card photo was taken flat, when really I should've stood it up to get the best effect.  It's a folded card with a stand out image, but it's not done in the normal way by sticking it to the front left hand side.  This one is stuck on the inside of the flap, and the card comes from the right hand side. I hope that makes sense! 

A cute little wreath embellishment and some gold peel offs later and another card is all done.  I'm now looking out for square envelopes again.  I've decided I quite like square cards too now!

The paper was a freebie from a magazine.  The red dots look like candy, but they are in fact shiny dome shapes from Papermania I believe.  I only got one pack and seem to be getting through them at a great rate of knots so might have to go to the craft shop again, oh dear, what a real shame....never mind huh!!


Wednesday, 24 October 2012


OK - first of all an apology, as I didn't take the photos when I was making these flowers, as I was actually making them late at night whilst watching a TV programme from my work-bed!!  All I have is the finished products.  Again I humbly apologise and will try to do better next time.  I hope I don't get kicked out of the WOYWW group for not following the instructions to the letter :(  I know some groups have very specific rules and regulations, so I'm sorry if I've upset anyone and will promise to do it the right way round next time as I've done in the past.  It's a one off 'naughty moment'. Sorry!
I've had this idea in my head for a while but have never had the courage to give it a go as it all looks so complicated.  However I  made these on my work-bed last night, it was my first effort at making them and I was quite pleased with how they turned out.
First of all I made the little watering can.  It only had one side spout in the instructions so I decided to make two so that you can't see the white card from any angle.  I added sone die cut borders to the bottom if the watering can.  t's a bit shaded in this picture but I took it this morning in the dim grey light of October.

Some of the flowers have six petals and some have five.  It said to use wet glue in the instructions, but I found that it didn't dry totally on the paper I was using, so I got my 'red tape' to hand and it stuck to everything including my fingers!  Finally I managed to complete the flowers and I put them in the watering can to totally dry (the wet glue ones!).
Here's a close up of one flower.  It's an ideal crafty make to use up those odd bits of paper you have.  Remember to 'Use It Up 2012' !!!  I added on the card candi to make them look better, my own addition to the flower.  Well us crafters always add our own thoughts to the things we make don't we...that's what makes us crafters!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Not my normal style....

Totally out of my comfort zone with these two cards, but then I decided I quite like the black card, so will be making more using it!  It's quite dramatic, but great for teenage or goth cards. 

The round circular sentiment is one I made.  If you'd like to 'snag it' then let me know and I'll upload one for you. I've made quite a few different ones and it's nice to put your own personal touch onto cards.  I love making cards for special people with different handmade items no one else will have!

I went lighter with this one using greens, but still including black highlights on the card.  The little girls are so cute - I got them from Pollycraft before they closed down.  However you can still buy their stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps so all is not lost!

Also I've got some more digi images to upload for you, when I get a break from hospitals!  Just nudge me if I forget OK!


Wednesday, 17 October 2012


 Sorry there's no workdesk this week.  I have been making cards, but just forgot to photograph the worktrays on my workbed (as it's now called!).  Above is one of the "Thank You" cards I made which you saw the makings of in my last WOYWW posting.
 I seem to have made quite a few lately and here's two more tea cup ones to say "Thank You" for the wonderful time we had at a restaurant with some dear friends I have known for many years.
Another tea cup card, in a different colourway this time, doesn't it change the look of the card a lot.  I wanted a quick way of making them and this came together in a flash as I can't sit for long at the moment as you all know.
Finally, here's another "Thank You" card, with a poorly bear on it -- you can guess where this one is going can't you!!!
I hope to remember the camera when I'm using my worktrays on my workbed next time!
Enjoy WOYWW!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


I forgot to post this after I made my "Thank You" cards for my very dear friends and family, and the Doctors and Nurses at the hospital who helped me so much when my kidneys failed on me.  Unfortunately I posted them before taking photos, but I think I have one left that you can see what I made from my little craft tray on my bed. I'll be blogging that soon, promise.
On my other work tray on my bed, I've been working on a very special card for someone who means a lot to me.  Special people deserve special cards don't they.

I've got more ideas in my head than I have time without pain to put them into reality!!!  Now after reading Lunch Lady Jan's site, I now know I have a case of Butterfly-Minditis, it's where you can't settle on one task, another one enters your head and off you go, like a whirling dervish! Yep, definitely me!!!

I've been doing some crafting here and there and soon you'll be seeing the Christmas Cards I've been working on.  There's never enough good light to take photos at the moment, but they will be blogged soon!

Oh, in case you're wondering what I'm rambling on about, Click here and go to Julia at the Stamping Ground and join the merry band of people who show us their desks every Wednesday, it's very addictive as you'll soon see!


Friday, 5 October 2012

Fab Giveaway

Who wouldn't want one of these - it's definitely on my Wish List that's for sure!  I've seen the results on loads of cardmaking blogs and it makes any card look fantastic!
The wonderful people at Josy Rose are giving away this great Candy.  Click Here to go to Jules page and add your name to Mr Linky and add a post to your blog to be in with a chance of winning one.

Don't blame me if you go and spend loads of money on their site!  Perhaps I should do the lottery this week :-)