Wednesday, 18 August 2010

First Christmas Card

Its that time of year again! I figured I should get started early. Played around with digi stamps and my promarkers.


Digi stamp used: Karen’s Doodles Bigsby

Promarkers: Henna, Mustard, Sandstone, Ruby, Forest Green, Rose Pink, Blush, Canary, Sky Blue.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket and handmade paper

Eyelets: WRMK

WOYWW – Week 9

Just a short post from me this week but I’ve had a bit of a reorganize! Having been to TK Maxx I had to find somewhere to store all the ribbons and card I bought!

Out came a big box where I house all my assorted junk (CDs, PC leads, Camera manuals etc) and I tipped a lot more into there and lo and behold I had space in the cupboard!!


The snazzy red pencil case houses my promarkers…it’s already full!!!

The rest of my space is not so tidy as I’ve actually been crafting this week!


My poor old trimmer is being retired to the bin…it rips up all my paper and I know it doesn’t cut straight, so I’ve ordered myself a new one which hopefully will arrive today!

If you're interested in seeing more workspaces or sharing your own, pop over here to see more!

I didn't manage to get round any desks last week thanks to my manky shoulder but hopefully this week I can do much better!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Photography Thursday

Yes I’ve finally been out with my camera again! Managed to get a nice day yesterday so while in town I popped into a local park next to the town library and then to the quay by the river and managed to get some good shots. I was there taking pics to make up a panorama as part of Cheryl Johnson’s latest workshop. Here’s the result.

And a few of the other photos I managed to get…




Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW – Week 8

Shock horror, I’ve crafted!!!

The delivery of my promarkers prompted me to dig out my messy rabbit stamps once more and put them to good use, rather than sitting in a box!  Here’s the result. It needs something more but can’t work out what! Together with card and ribbons from American Crafts found in TK Maxx!


Onto the workspace. This was taken last night and you can see the in progress digi stamps I’m using from digi boutique and my promarkers (which have somehow multiplied since last night…how did that happen!!), and my PC desk along with my photoshop magazine/book I bought last week. Much better than the big thick book as it has pictures…! Oh and my new mouse mat which is very apt for this household!



If you’re interested in why I’m showing you my messy desk, pop over here to find out!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

WOYWW – Sort of…

My crafting has once again been non existent but I wanted to post and reply to a few of the comments left last week :)

First though for all those who asked to see some of the cards I made for the museum, I managed to grab a couple before they were taken to them and take photos.



Not the best photos but you get the idea.

Spyder asked me about the rocker blocks. I love them…my hands are so small I can only use the tiny one and the medium (around A7) sized one but they make life much easier. I have regular acrylic blocks too for foam backed or larger stamps but I can’t stamp as well with them! The cutter was a QVC bargain buy…it’s great except for on copy paper which it tends to shred a bit.

Julia, I’ve not learnt photoshop from the book unfortunately. I bought it with that intention and it has been helpful but I have learnt more from Cheryl Johnson’s latest course than I ever would  from that book lol. That and online tutorials!! Still not touched even 10% of photoshop though!!

Pics above were taken with my new little tripod, which I adore!!

Hopefully some craftyness next week!!! In fact definitely as I have succumbed to the power of promarkers. Bought a set from QVC on impulse this afternoon and have a feeling this could be the start of either a beautiful friendship or a spiral into another crafting addiction!!

If you’re wondering what I’m rambling on about, pop over here to Julia’s blog for more information on WOYWW!