Tuesday, 26 July 2011

WOYWW........112...Creative Mess

It is silly "O" Clock in the morning i have been up creating you will see what at the end of the post.But before we get onto what ive been up to ,yes it's wednesday and it's the day when we can snoop at other crafters desks until our hearts content.Going around the world without moving from our seats all thanks to "The Boss"over at the Stamping Ground.

Before i get onto my desk whihch last week was not at all tidy and to be honest todays not much better ,but instead of messy it's creative...well i like to call it that makes me feel

You will be pleased to hear on friday the dreaded tooth got pulled yep!Not an easy task believe me 40 mins of pulling tugging the wee bliter came out.I have to say at one point thought my jaw bone was coming too Ouch!!Still very painfull...Anyways enough of that now onto my desk this week.

Well it's one of those past few days where i have more than 1 project on the go why do i do it you ask?Don't know just do so got lots things on the go.First the red canvas you can see im doing a collage for my eldest big fan twlight Rob Patz..don't ask not seen one film and not going to either!Anyway the canvass i found in a Sue Ryder charity shop on friday on my way to dentist.A pack of 3 canvass boards 18x 25cm...Bargain price £1.They have alot of canvasses ,and arty stuff brand new so maybe worth popping in if you have one.I have used distress stains on it thats as far really as ive got.Just getting bits pieces out ready.

This is the otherside of my desk which has few items in the making all need finishing off.A few tags and ATC's.Few charms at the ready near blue flower is bottle cap with bees wax in and a charm.I have also made this week a wee book from Tim Holtz.
That i found on you tube click above to see how to make .As yet not distressed or added anything ,also whilst i was there found an ATC pocket folder made from 1 sheet 12x12 you can view that here also again i have to get these finished to hold atc's for swap .Just thought different to send rather than in wee plastic bags.You can decorate as you like.The book at the front 2 Atc folders pocket books behind in below piccy.

ATC Book Extended
To Show Pockets
This piccy below was a great find couple years ago .In my local newsagents in the village.I have decorated the front by drawing then painting my design using twinkling H20's.I gringe when i see it now as i dont do drawing...lolThis shows you one of the pages filled with ATC's ive made or have been sent.Just so you get idea of the inside.Each page has 3 rows of 3 pockets so you can put them in back to back and make more of the storage if you like.

Why you ask am i showing this again....Well on Monday i popped in our local spa guess what they had them on sale for £2!!

You will never guess what they are surpose to be for?but ideal size for ATC's or inchies as storage

This is what it is ...It is a football album the ones kids by the packs cards for.They are in shops now obviously not selling too well.It also had 3 packs football cards and a game of some sort which i gave to my friends son.

Now i will gesso the cardboard and decorate to whatever i like .There i have another ATC folder .Theres 21 pages and can have atc's in both sides back to back.Now they normally sell for £4.50 but mine was reduced .I surpose due to football season starting up again didnt want to get rid maybe? I didnt argue it just caught my eye.Thought id let you know incase any of you looking for some storage .It also holds some tags too.So that was my bargain of the week.Havent yet thought about how im gonna decorate this one as yet .

I have just been sat watching Old Gordon tryng to put the resturants in USA to rights in hells kitchen.
I was sorting out my lace productive and lazy at the same time ,maybe catching 2 birds with one stone as they

Started messing with the lace and tried something out with a needle and thread .

This is what the thread and lace turned out like.

Yep i made some handmade lace flowers ,for my first attempt didnt think they turned out too bad!What ya think!?You can add brads,buttons ideology bits to the centre
as you can see in below photo have added a pearl just to show you.

How i came about making them was i received a beautiful cream crochet flower large one yesterday from a friend thought gosh if only i could crochet that well.Instead i did the nearest thing and used lace.

Well im off to bed now as my clock says 2am.Gosh doesnt time fly when you get carried away crafting.I will be up at 5.30am as hubby off to work.But i thought id do this post now.As nothing gonna change on my desk before then.

So hope your all well and creating or like me and 2 days in to kiddo's holidays wishing it was the first week yes im wishing the summer away,but then what summer ?think we had our summer in April/May here in uk!
Lately it has been more like October weather rain wind and more rain!!!

Anyways have great wednesday and a creative week ahead!

All you peeps who are scorching in the USA heat wave don't be greedy send it to us!!!

There again wed prob moan as it would be too hot!

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 111

Good Morning peeps and oh boy what a week since last woyww.Im not sure about your part of the country but we have only had 2 summer days Friday and yesterday.The rest well seems someone up above keeps turning the tap on heavy at that!

Gosh another Wednesday has arrived to cheer us all up thats when we get to snoop around the worlds craft desks.With permission.Thanks to the boss our Julia and her fab idea over at the stamping ground.

So if youd like to join in with this amazing wednesday WOYWW pop by her blog and join in the fun.Great inspirations to be had along the way.

Well i still have my tooth yes it was surpose to be pulled on monday ...Nope didnt happen another 5 days of these awrful anti-biotics and back friday to get pulled!

In the mean time i have done awee bit of crafting.My desk today is just one huge mess yep absolutely a dump!

So in stead as im very embarrassed at the state of my room .I am going to show you just acouple of bits ive been upto.

The first is an altered match box this is the first time ive done one this small usually use the big kichen size boxes.

Here ive distressed the box using my inks and have added a altered domino that has then been glazed with distressed crackle glaze to give that lovely effect.I have then coloured a plain white prima flower with matching distress inks.Glazed the flower once the inks where dry .Added Tim Holtz ideology flower ,and flatbacked pearl to the centre and small string of wee pearls hanging down.I then made a lovely wee pin to add bit extra lush to the flower.
The ribbon ive dyed using various distress inks to co-ordinatew with the colours and shades of the box
Along the side ive stamped a Prima fringe in Black archival ink and then added gem stones to the fringe of the stamped image .I have done this both sides.

Im pleased with the result as this is first time ive altered something so

I have also been busy creating tags for a swap im in in August yes bit head of myself.But due to going up to dads as mum is 80 on 9th August i thought id plan ahead so ive no rushing back to deadlines.This tag below i must say has to be a fav i love the waythis has turned out.You can see all the deets in post below.

Well thats it from me hopefully by next week my desk wil. be a desk.

Not a dumping ground!
Have fab wedensday and a creative week ahead .Will try get round you all again today.Did most last week bar a few i couldnt leave comments on.

Watch out next week as i have some candy coming to one lucky WOYWW follower.

Julia sorry hun parcel still sat here will try my best to get out by friday!

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

"Tags " Sew Nice and Botanical

Morning Wow where has summer gone??It is like winter here in Norfolk today.Very cold wind and well sky looks full of rain.Do hope it stays away as my eldest daughter is going upto the forest as the Script Concert takes place tonight not much fun in the rain !The cold wind will be bad enough.

Anyways i havent been out this morning ive been getting all creative.Now my mojo is back i aint letting it go...!!!!

So my first tag is for Simon Says Stamp And show.

Whihc this weeks theme is Stitching on your project can be Faux.Ive gone for Faux whihc is the lovely stamp set by Stampin Up Sew Lovely .I have samped th stitches in black archival ink down the side.Distressed the edges with old Paper round the edges.Iv e added pearls to the neck of the manique.The background paper is also SU.I have added prima flowers and pearl ended hat pins ,sprayed with tattered angels glimmer spray.
Added an aray of colourful fibers to the tag from my stash .

My second tag today is for the challenge over at Tuesday Taggers again not took part for sometime due to my missing mojo!

So this weeks challenge was Birds /Bees theme
I have distressed the SU paper with Brushed Corduory and the edges with pine needles distress ink.I have used Tim Holtz Bird cage die and distressed that also with Brushed corduory.

I have added the sentiment from Tim Holtz Set "Stuff to say" Stampers Annonymous.Which was stamped in black soot distress ink.

Added green pearls to the cage at the bottom .The bird is so cute and from Prima.

The metal rose is Tim Holtz Ideology set.

thanks for taking time to look and leave message i will get back to you soon.
Keep warm and safe

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Dragons Dream Team Tag It On

Well after smooching around the board this morning of all the lovely crafters that take part in WOYWW.I came across Helens fab tag and then Frankies beautiful artwork
I then got myself all inky and have come up with thios tag to join in over at

Im sure this must be a weekly challenge dont take my word for it pop by Dragons Dream blog

check it out .This week anything Tim Holtz oh boy just up my street with my mojo making a surprising return since Easter im already to play so here's my tag!
Also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Challenge:This week it is anything goes!

I absolutely in loveee with Andy Skinners new rangs of stamps and have choosen to use the London set.I have first distressed the tag using distress inks .I have then cut out the main figure of a chappie and have coated him in distress crackle paint from ranger and over top added old paper distress ink.

The sentiment down the side all from the same set.Says "Gentlemen never wear brown in London"I have then stamped the london bus in distress ink barn door,and the birds,lamp post in archival black.The Buckingham palace sign stamped on paper artsy card and crackle paint added to give distress look stuck with 3d pad.
The flower is white prima i have distressed with barn door ink ,then glossed with pebo brilliant gloss medium.Added a wee crown charm to the centre.

Fibers from my stash.

Hope you like my creation,i love London lived there nfor most of my life!

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Woyww........My Mojo is.......

Yes it's wednesday again and time for another snoop around the crafty desks of the world.So if you would like to check it out and paly along please pop over to the Boss Blogg our Julia for details
Yes after months Easter to be exact my mojo
has returned as yet not to it's full capacity but near
For me to craft .The tag at the bottom you can see details for this in previous post .
This is my desk this morning on this dark warm drab day!
First of all it's been a busy week my baby is 13!!!yep 13 to day and she had party in a hall with her friend who was 13 on Sunday ...yes have to say still
Now i have rather a messy desk this week above shows some altered match boxes im in the process of creating .
The piccy below is of the left handside of my desk bit messy!
this is where i seem to have my wee wicker basket with items i need at hand.Peeping through there is my pink gun amongst stash paper.
This is a tag i made on Monday whilst winding down from all the party rush on saturday.
Couldnt believe my luck my mojo just flowed but im hoping it will get back to normal soon!
This tag i made for Hels challenge at the sunday stampers please see details in post below.

Well have fabulous wednesday i will try get round you all again this week.Did so last week bar a couple that i couldnt leave messages on ...blogger having hissy fit me thinks.
I will try get round you all during the day as i have her chloe's boyfriend her best friend and her boyfriend for bierthday tea tonight.Then no more birthdays until December thank goodness!
Thanks for all your kind messages last week omg by wednesday i had grown a tennis ball on my side of the cheek.My antibiotics seem to be doing the trick and go on monday for the tooth to be pulled as already had root work done which hasnt worked.
Have creative week Just off to check and see if ive won the euro millions boy isnt it millions too and 1 lucky UK winner too!So if i dont return you know it's me! fat chance by hey hoe all live in hope!
Love n hugs
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Monday, 11 July 2011

Well It's Been On ALong Journey But It'sBack?

Well it's been on along Journey but it's Back!!!!

Yes after months Easter to be exact my mojo

has returned as yet not to it's full capacity but near

For me to Craft!

So i am able to join in with Hels lovely challenge again over at

Sunday Stampers
This weeks challenge is:Flying

I have used the beautiful papers from Paper Artsy .Just shows long time since i crafted think the set is Thornton hall ....maybe wrong so please correct me .I have distressed with Black soot and old paper to make the backing paper dirty oldlooking and the diamond cut collage pieces too.I have used the airplane from same set cut out and have covered in crackle paint stuck down with 3d pads.
I have distressed the chipboard dial and added a pearl in the center.The flowers ,brad and ticket where from my much loved craft stash.

The stamp sentiment title Journey i think was freebie from magazine it's stamped black archival ink.The fibers are from my stash.
I hope you like my creation im so pleased im able to craft
without staring into space with know inspiration to flow.
Have alovely Mondsay from one happy crafter!

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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

WOYWW...109 ....Wheres the Year Going

Good Morning to you all and sorry if i didnt get round all of you last week not for the want of trying blogger wouldnt let me leave message!Anyways i shall do my best this week so blogger better!

Yes were in July where has the first part of the year gone once school hols start here in uk in 2 weeks boy Crimbo will be upon us!Until then we have loads of wednesdays which means time to snoop and see what the world of crafters and artists have on their desks this week.If youve not got any idea what im rambling on about then best pop by and see the Queen of Woyww Julia's blog the Stamping Ground for all the deets and maybe even join in!
Well since last week i have managed to do a wee bit of crafting not as much as i would have liked took me 3 days to make ATC but hey hoe it's a start.Considering first time since way before Easter when my mojo was full swing.Piccy above is of my desk this week.I have 3 ATC's to do for swap this month already had 2 but had to make another .So i did using Andy Skinners Stamps "London "and Tim Holtz .My taxi i cut out stamped added glossy accents to then stuck onto ATC.The buckingham palace sign i did the same but added crackle paint.I have used one of my London charms had this packet for over ayear!Threaded twine through.
So that was my first bit of my mojo appearing mind as i say took 3 days doing little at time as mojo not fully returned.But awee bit at a time and hopefully be back to normal soon.
In the picture below is an altered match box in the making started this sometime ago and got that out also to try and finish.Coloured in poppies with sakura gel & black gloss pens.

Here is a close up of the London ATC i made sorry the light here so bad think weve had buckets of rain over night now still dull.Mind hasnt really cleared the air still hot sticky and stuffy!
Havent done any crafting past couple days as monday night i started with tooth ache....OOOOOOOOMG by yesterday morning i had grown a tennis ball to my jaw and cheek bone.Yep i have one hell of an abcess.So went down to dentist yesterday and started me on high does of Anti b's it looks like it's in my jaw bone thinks th e root of a tooth grown in there!Nothing ever so in lot pain and doezing myself up until hopefully the high does of anti b's kicks in so doubt im not gonna get much done today.Last night after being advised to put ice on.You would laughed before going to bed i put one of these cool patches that i had in house for headaches stuck that to my jaw instead of but did the trick slept on and off.Just must remember to take off as look so silly !
Anyways i do hope you all have good creative week and time on my hands and with blogger behaving fingers crossed will try and get round you today.

Close up of London ATC

Love n hugs

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