Wednesday 25 April 2012


We were at a funeral this morning and somehow the afternoon got frittered away, so I'm quite late in the day adding my post for WOYWW 151, the wonderful weekly opportunity for us to show our workspace and to have a look at everyone else's run by the wonderful Julia. I so enjoyed visiting everyone last week. I hope to be able to get round as many as possible this week.

So here is my space to the left of where I sit - a box of Christmas papers that are always nearby, one of my many boxes of ribbons, a box of ready stamped images, brads, sentiments, a stamp that should have been put way, a pack of skeleton leaves (not sure why they are there or why I bought them recently as I still have some tucked away from years ago). The Creative expressions masks were bought with a Joanna Sheen voucher that I won a while ago for a Rainbow Lady challenge.

To the right of where I sit there is a box of an Anna Griffin engraved botanica kit that I bought from QVC last week - just I gave in to the temptation again, but my excuse is that I make a load of cards to sell for charity and sometimes I need to make some quick ones. On top of the box are magazine papers and stamps waiting for more inspiration. You can also see some lovely Prima roses that I received yesterday as a prize from the Let's Craft & Create challenge and also a set of Aster flower topper shapeabilities that I bought with another Joanna Sheen voucher, this time won for a challenge on The crafty pad. Lurking in front are some images ready to be used.

I thought I'd also show the pull out drawers that are inside the cupboard to my right - very handy. They were built in originally to house a printer and my craft robo, but my robo was replaced with the cricut which now sits on top and my printer is now wireless, so is over the other side of the room out of the way.

And this is the keyboard shelf that pulls out where I sit - I don't use it for a keyboard, so it's so handy to house all those bits and pieces that then get pushed out of the way.

Sorry, this turned into a longer post than I intended!

I'm so grateful for all the visitors I had last week. Thank you to everyone who visits and leaves comments - I do so appreciate it.

Guest designer: For Fun

I'm privileged to have been asked back to join For Fun challenges as their Guest Designer for their 'Bunny but NO Easter' challenge. The challenge is being sponsored by K 'n K designs who sadly closed their digi doors on 31 March, but are still honouring the sponsorship by giving away three digi images.

I chose to use 'spring rain' that was kindly supplied by K 'n K, a sweet design that I coloured with copics and cut out with a scalloped nestie. I used WordArt in Publisher to generate the curved printing for the surround oval - printed on to a piece of Kanban blue sky card with clouds. The A5 card blank was ready printed with the design. With the addition of a few half pearls the card was finished.

This is also for:

Twisted Tuesday 4: for the funny kiddos - think this is suitable for a poorly child
Karen's doodles 10: something for the kids
Crafty sentiments: for a child
Die cuttin divas 62: pearls, pins and/or punches
Fussy & fancy 61: punches and dies
Lexi 63: use your punches and dies
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 17: spring
Stamp and create April: spring
Creative craft: let's see some animal antics
PaperPlay 16: animal antics
Di's digi designs: let's meet your animal friends
Crafter's companion 23: four-legged friends
Jellypark friends: little bunny foo foo
2 sisters 88: use a digital image
Raise the bar 101: cloudy skies
Sassy Cheryl 112: April showers
Hippity ippity 19: rain and/or showers
Use it Tuesday 30: April showers (using up a decorated card blank)
My mum's craft shop 54: the great outdoors
Creative Belli 142: animals
Digi doodle shops best 104: April showers
Little Miss Muffet 33: April showers
Mad for markers: April showers
Cardmadfairy's digi days: April showers
Stuck on u die cut challenge: April showers
Victorine 32: anything goes
Love to create 12: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes
Make it Monday 86
Inspire me Fridays 55
52 card pickup 16

Suzie's 365 photos day 116: powerful

For Suzie's 365 day 116: powerful I've taken a photo of my good old heat gun. Having looked at the photo I realise how dirty it is -  it just gets used and put aside till the next time. It does get a lot of use and I've had it for ages, so it's not surprising. One of the crafting tools that I wouldn't want to be without.