Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Happy Wednesday to one & all & hope your all well.
My desk today looks like this .
I'm in the process of making a count down for my grandsons. The eldest grandson who is nearly five keeps telling me how many sleep he has to an event & then holds his fingers up to show me.
As you can imagine if an up coming event is more then ten days away he gets a little muddled when trying to show me.
So I thought making a count down calendar would be great for them.
So top left is a pot which holds my scissor  & pencils . Next to that is a count down calendar I've made for something else.
Below this are  numbers I've  already started stamping out for my grandson's count down calendar. To the right are the stamps I've used.
If you would like to join in the fun off showing what's on your work desk Wednesday come over to Julia's place to find out more.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Come on over with me  to Julia's place find out why we show whats on our work desk each & every Wednesday.
On my desk today top left is my scrapbook I'm working on of our family holiday in Cornwall. Next to this are the Kaiser craft scrapbook papers & a lid with some matching die cut elements.
Below these I have a layout I've  set out after cutting around the crab & the star fish so I could slip my photo's under  & I think I'm just about happy with it so I'll set about sticking everything down later on.
Well that's all fro me now i'm off to wonder round & see what others have on their desk today.

Friday, 18 July 2014

July Tags

My tags for this months tag swap over on ukscrappers.
The theme for this month was red, white , & blue , summer.
I've used red, white ,& blue acrylic paint to make my back ground on the tags as well using the same colour to decorate three large chipboard butterflies .
The letters I cut using a sizzix alphabet die.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


The view of my desk  today is exactly how I left it yesterday afternoon.
Top left your looking at scrapbook paper , beneath the paper are photo's in a box & next to that are rub ons & a pack of mixed embellishment & under these items is a scrapbook I'm going to use to scrap our recent holiday to Cornwall . I've chosen  Kaisercraft products with a seaside theme for my album  . The scrapbook album I've had laying around for ages & will work out just right for this project. 
Now you might be asking yourself why am I showing you my desk, well if you want to find out a lot more as to why join me over at Julia's & all will become clear

Christmas Atc's

This has to be first for my making things for swap with a Christmas theme.
Well that was the swap I joined in over at ukscrappers.
For the back ground I've used scrapbook paper by K& Co. The numbers & Deer are movers & shapes die cuts. The numbers I used Tim Holtz crackle paint but I didn't think it turned out to well so I painted on Mod pod sparkle which I think makes them look much better.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Scrapbook Layout Ukscrappers weekly Challenge

This weeks Challenge set by Susan from Ukscrappers was to use this bingo card & 
choose a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line and make your Lo page using those elements.
My page is for my simple Stories album .
My base card has a grid, I've used Washi tape, A bird , & did faux stitching around the edge .
What a good  challenge & a very easy to help make a Layout, So thank you Susan.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Whats on your work desk Wednesday 266

What to find out why i'm showing you my desk today then hop over to Julia's place to find out more
So my desk today is my art journal that I have open & my next page i'm finishing off.
above my journal is the trusted kitchen roll which is always to hand. next to this in there holder are my whisper pens & a pot of Poca pens .
The butterflies already stamped out will be used on my page as well.
So now it's over to you & I hope you all have a lovely Wednesday .

Monday, 7 July 2014

Post card swap for July

The post card swap hosted by Sam over at ukstampers for this month has an open theme but use wheels.
This is my take on it. 
I used acrylic dabbers Hazelnut & Pool for my back ground & to fill in the Dylusions stamped boarder along the bottom.
The bike is a stamp by Paperartsy & the birds & words are Tim holtzs stamps.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Art Journal page

It's been a week since we can back from our holiday in Cornwall & it was this trip that gave me my inspiration for this page .
I've used Paperartsy acrylic paints for my back ground & the stamps used are Dylusions boarder stamp & Crafty Individual seaside stamp .  

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Walk like an Egyptian Atc's

This months theme for the atc swap over at UkStampers is the song title walk like an Egyptian .
The body was an image I found on the internet & the head is a stamped  which was loaned to me by a good crafting friend Sue.