Monday, 30 August 2010


I am not here today so I am scheduling this to go to air whilst I am away In Carlisle visiting family. I have been away for 2 weeks and missed the last 2 weeks of WOYWW. I had a great hols in Wales we had some lovely sunsets which was funny as most of the days it rained so somewhere there must have been nice weather!!! but not with us I have rust burn. Anyway on my desk today are from left to right

The box of goodies with the blog candy in it. I will be drawing this Saturday as wont be around until then to do the draw. Sorry I had not realised I would be away when I said I would draw this on the 1st . Anyway it will give a few more people a chance to enter who have not already left a message and said you want to be entered into the draw. See link on right hand side of my blog - Good Luck everyone.

My Journal with a page from my hols.

Stampboard broach for a friend.

Thanks card made from some rubber stamps I made using cuttlebug Dies.

2 backgrounds made using the Altered Originals by Dyan inks I recently won.

Don't forget to stop by at Julia's to catch this blog-hopping extravaganza and follow the links round the world to see what everyone has been up to this week! WOYWW

holiday sunset - one of many

I have been away for a couple of weeks to Wales, above are three of the sunsets we had while away, I love a good sunset. Hope all my blog land friends are well and have had a good summer now I must get back to some crafting and blogging - Remember Blog candy closes in a couple of days - so pop over and leave a comment and say you want to be entered into the draw - happy Bank Holiday crafting.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

butterfly days

Hi this is the first of many projects I have completed at a pottery class I have been going to for 18 years. This is one of a few jewellery pieces I have made, it is the most recent I finished it last night. Hope you like it I will be wearing it on my hols very soon hope you have a great WOYWW and the sun keeps shining - have a lovely day and be crafty. Thank you to all who have visited my blog over the last few weeks. I have some blog candy on offer so please go and have a look, you never know you might win some bits and pieces. There is a link on my side bar. Oh sorry also in this photo is a tin I altered a while back.

Don't forget to stop by at Julia's to catch this blog-hopping extravaganza and follow the links round the world to see what everyone - it seems like - in the world - has been up to this week!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

How did it get to Wednesday again


lots of post to be sent out some ATCs and yes my desk is in a bit of a mess.

To the right at the back is my new storage unit (if you want to see how I made it there is a link over on the right side bar) you might like to win some blog candy too.

I'm off out now for the rest of the day I will pop by later and see how you are all getting on. But until then thanks to everyone who has commented on my ramblings over the last month and last week 53 of you lovelies commented on my desk ;o). I have truly been inspired by your words of encouragement so THANKS you know who you all are.

Have a good day & Happy Blogging
P.S. If you've arrived here on the off chance and are wondering what's going on hop over
to Julia "Queen of the WOYWW blog to find out what it's all about.
Link is at the top in different ink and underlined.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Tuesday Taggers (BLACK)

Today's Tuesday Taggers theme is Black so here is my offering - black but not a burnt offering! hope you like it.

I have used various stamps and bits from my stash

and at my 50p bargain buy
thanks for popping by today.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Flowers !!!!!

This is a commissioned card - for a friends, friends Granddaughter's Christening on the 8.9.10 (great date) No Tim Holtz in sight - this was a challenge for me as I have not done anything like this for years - used to do pressed flower pictures years ago - anyway this is punched flowers from pearlised paper think I will add this to the STAMPMAN'S CHALLENGE - TAKE 2 COLOURS Purple and Pink are my choice but you could use any colours.
thanks for popping by today.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

From Trash to Ritches!!!!!

Last weekend I went to a car boot -" long deep breath in and a smile";o) I often buy stuff put it in my to do corner which is a dumping ground for this and that. Lots of stuff I am going to do one day but don't seem to do it - Well I was spurred on this week by being the lucky winner on Tuesday Taggers for 20th July the prize of 8 bottles of Altered Originals Ink sprays by Dyan of ART FROM THE HEART fame ;o) again (LDBIAAS) where can I put them I thought? - well I had brought a rather dirty cutlery drawer liner for 50p, yes 50p from the Car Boot sale - that was just waiting to be altered Below is the first picture of it cleaned up.

I took out the dividers, cut them down to fit the other way around. I only had to join one piece to make the last shelf. I reinforced this shelf with mound board.

I then sprayed a piece of hammered cream card with the Lime the Jade and the Fuchsia Inks I had won. Using a baby wipe I blended the inks together, then sprayed again over the top with the three colours of ink, I love this effect. I then ripped the card ready to edge the shelves. Cut out the word Create from the remainder of the card to crown the very top shelf. See below for a picture of a section of the card .

Now for the fun part
I love to combine my pottery and my crafting skills, and over the years have made various clay embellishments from various types of clay. Porcelain, stoneware and terracotta. I have been saving these for an arty project.
So combining these and the card, I embellished the edges of the shelves.

The shelf unit was put in its new home - on a cupboard door to the side of my desk, so everything is to hand.

I then proceeded to fill the shelves with the sprays, and my collection of Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and Dabbers. I am sooo chuffed with the finished project. It took me the best part of Sunday afternoon. It was a horrid day outside and all my HW was done - Yeh right !!!

Anyway below is my 50p shelf unit project. 50p well spent I think!!!!!

Thanks for reading to the bottom of this epic. I am offering a small amount of blog candy. It will be a surprise box of goodies, there might be a few pottery embellishments and other bits and pieces, just leave me a comment on this post and say if you want to be added to the draw.

I will pick out a name from a hat on the

1st September

Yes I do have a hat!!!!!!

good luck you have to be in it to win it.

PS. I have just noticed, there are 2 little pieces of other peoples art in the photos. If you spot your work I will send you a little something for a bit of fun!!!!! you have my email add.