Wednesday, 15 December 2010

WOYWW wk 80

Wednesday is here again!
My desk is still in Tim mode, I haven't put away my Tim bits yet!
I know I said I wasn't making Christmas cards this year but I though I might make just a few!
So that is what I will be doing later today.
If you want to see more desks pop over to Julia's blog and you will find more!

Monday, 13 December 2010


The postman has just been!!!!! AH I am so excited!!!!
Inside the jiffy was a parcel!!!

This is what was in there. Oh my goodness!! What a wonderful prize!!!!! I don't have any of these at all!!!!
I know what I'll be doing for the rest of the afternoon!!!!!
Thank you Tim and Mario!

Tims Christmas Tag #11 &12

Here are my last two tags!
#12 proved difficult as I didn't have anything!
So I have used what I had. I made the bauble and pine cones. The background and the stamp are Crafty Individuals, the corners and letters are WRMK.

I didn't have anything the same for this tag either!
The tree is hand cut, the background stamp is from La Blanche, the plaque is made from a plate and two corners and I didn't have the believe tag so I used stickers!
I have really enjoyed making these!
What am I going to do now they are all finished!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Tims Christmas Tag #10

This tag was so hard to photograph! So apologies fo the rubbish photo (this was the best of many)!

Well I didn't have the snowman so once again I had to cut my own! I didn't have the snowflake embossing folder either so I used a swirly one, I used eyelets instead of washers and brads (I haven't used eyelets for yonks) didn't have the charm at the top either so this is a WRMM big brad (with the back squished) and hung from the ribbon with a chain.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Tims Christmas Tag #9

Tag #9 is finished!
I don't have the rosette die so I had a go at making that this morning, didn't turn out too bad!
I used vintage market letter as they're the only ones I have! As they are larger I couldn't fit as many pretty bits on (which is a good job cos I am running out of them).
Also I didn't put glossy accents over the letter as I am running out of that too!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tims Christmas Tag #8

Well for todays tag I only had the distress inks and the tiny atacher!
No clock face so I used the clock mask instead (I don't have the santa mask either), nor do I have the houses di so these I cut free hand. My swirly stamp is from La Blanche. The banner is hand writen (I really like that dymo tape one though).
I thought I had a lot of Tims things but it seems not!!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tims Christmas Tag #7

Here's tag #7!
I used a different embossing folder (I don't have the bark one) and sticky letters and also I didn't have the little dangly thing with 25 in it so I used a paper clip on that I have had for ages (I think it may have been free with a magazine once). Apart from that all techniques are the same as Tim's.
I had a little trouble with my sprays especially the red one this morning, I got it everywhere so I am now sporting love red fingers/nails!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Tims Christmas Tag #6

Another tag with more improvising!
I didn't have the tree embossing folder so I hand cut some trees and adhered them to my background tag, the deer I had to draw and cut from grunge paper, the plaque was made, the tissue paper (one of the ones I don't have is the music one) was stamped and glued, the wreath I made from scraps of hand made paper, frilled and wound around some wire.
All the techniques are Tim's.
Well we are half way through and I am loving making these!
Can't wait for tomorrow!!!

Tims Christmas Tag #5

It is easier to say what I had for this one! I had the right coloured distress inks and the 2 and 5 and that was it!!!
So everything else is either different or made.

Tag #4

Lots of improvising on this tag too!
I don't have Tim's pad with the Christmas papers in (sad face here) so I used a stamp instead! Santa was stamped onto tissue paper and coloured from the back with crayons and his beard was painted with snow cap dabber (using my finger) this was left to dry.
The background paper is from Crafty Individuals Christmas backing papers 6x6 pad.
Santa was adhered to this with a glue stick.
then I added bling and ribbons as Tim has instructed on his blog!

I am SO excited!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED!!! My comment has been 'picked' on Tim's 12 days of Christmas!
Have had my conformation e-mail from Mario and a prize is on it 's way in the morning (their time).
I NEVER usually win anything, so I am SO excited!!!!

Off to make today tag and then I will blog Sat, Suns and today.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Tims Christmas Tag #3

Here is my #3 tag!
Would you believe it I don't have a red alcohol ink!!!!!
The 'branch' I used is from La Blanche, the little 'poster' is part of a stamp from Crafty Indiviuals.
The lace I coloured using bundled sage distress ink, my 'tinsel' is eyelash fibre sprayed with Adirondack colourwash spray lettuce, (another compromise), I did have tissue tape so I made the flower!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Tim Tag #2

So here is my Tim tag #2.
All the same techniques but none of the same stamps. To see Tims and get the instructions go over to his blog.
The bird stamp I used is from Crafty Individuals, the flourish is from La Blanche, I did use Tims dotty stamp too (I do have some of Tims things, honest, just not the right ones for these tags it seems!)
The 'Merry Christmas' is alphabet stickers coloured with barn door distress ink.
I used some pearls and glass beads for the embelishment and some ribbons to finish off.

Just Typical!

I only used this georgous birdy from Tim Holtz yesterday on this pendant I made! Then I find out this morning Tim has used it on his #2 Christmas tag! (Another improvise come on then!)
The pendant is one of the wooden hearts I have been making Christmas decs from (I pulled out the string and added an 'eye' screwy thingy in the top). Stamped a flourish from Paper Artsy in black archival on the left side and added the bird and the flower with silicon, the key is just free on the throng.
Attached on the bottom with another 'eye' thingy is 3 small and 1 larger crystal beads.
Around the edge of the heart I rubbed a small amount of Incagold in green.

Tims Christmas Tag #1

Here is my tag!
I don't have the house die or the picket fence die from Tim so I cut my own.
the house was just cut free hand in grunge paper and the fence is wood veneer cut into pieces and assembled using glossy accents and painted with dabbers and glittered. I also made the wreath from hand made paper and the berries are Claudines Studio paints (red) blobbed on with a ball embossing tip.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

It's Wednesday Again!

This is my desk this week, not much on it eh? Not much different to last week, just a few more 'Christmas hearts' and some tissue!
Last week someone dared me to show all my desk as I usually only show the work area bit so here it is!

As I said last week it is a total mess! Everything I have used gets shoved to the side which is why I only have such a small space to work in! Even under the desk is full of boxes and papers (mostly all the things I use regularly) so they are there on hand ready and waiting for me.
I have tried to be tidy and it just doesn't work for me, I'd spend half my time just looking for what I wanted if I put everything away!

Here is how my wreath (inspired by Leandra in her article in Craft Stamper) It looks a lot brighter in real life! All the flowers are made from metal,corrigated card, cream card and accetate all stamped, grunged, painted and stuck to the circle with silicon glue!

I also 'tarted' up my pantry this weekend. It really needed it and now I have freed up 1 whole cupboard and 1 shelf in another to squirrel away 'goodies' ready for Chirstmas!
If you want to see more desks pop on over to Julia's, just click here.
Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


This is whats on my desk this week! I found some georgous wooden hearts at a local garden centre at the weekend (yes I went out, yay!).
So instead of making christmas cards this year for my family I am going to give them a decorated heart! Also on my desk (which looks quite tidy in the photo but don't be fooled you can only see a little bit of it and the rest is.. well.. very messy!) is some of my new Tim stash given to me by my hubby for my birthday (I aslo had some stamps and some aquatones from my lovely son and lots of non crafty things to!)

A closer look at the hearts 2 christmas ones and 2 birthday ones. The little flower at the bottom is a sizzix bigz die (comes as a flat flower which is cut spiraled and you form the flower by rolling it around a paint brush or kebab stick).
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW this week

Well I don't know where the last week went! (well I do, grandkids off school, hubby off work so there was no chance of doing anything crafty, well not for me anyway)!
So I am making up for it this week!
Although not much has changed on my desk, there are a few flowers appearing here and there! I was rather taken with Leandra's (from Paper Artsy) wreath in this months Craft Stamper. I won't say too much so I don't spoil it for those of you who haven't got your copy yet!
So I have decided to make my own version of it! Here is a closer look of my flowers.
I need lots more yet!
Anyway to see more desks click here to be transported over to Julia's place!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Well it's Wednesday again! My desk is still a mess, I could make excuses, (have had a horrible cold, time's flown by again, been too busy) but I won't. All of those are true but I could have found time to tidy if I had wanted to, I just couldn't be bothered!
And the only things I have made this week is a birthday card for my sis and an anniversary card for my hubbie and the charm that is still on my desk! Not a very productive week at all!
The box on my desk is another carboot find (you must think I spend all my time at carboots but you would be wrong! I suffer from agrophobia and I don't go out very often, during the last 10 months I have been out about 30 times which is LOADS for me, I have been lucky that my 5 visits to the carboot have been very rewarding finding brilliant stuff everytime!)
Anyway the box has been lined with Tim Holtz papers and the top has Tensecond studio metal on it and is filled with lots of 'bits' (Tim's and other things like Mica, keys, wire, cork and lots of other things) which I sometimes have trouble using cos I like them! Does everyone have trouble using the pretty little things you buy/find? Or is it just me?

A closer look in the box!

The lid of the box. A collage of different plates from Tensecond studio and Sizzix and the centre is a stamp.

The finished piece. A book plate with paper and acetate, corner, flower brad, jump rings, beads and a key all attached together with glossy accents.
To see more desks go over to Julia's WOYWW here.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Printers Tray.

I found this printers tray at our local carboot for just a couple of quid a few weeks ago and couldn't resist it!
I have been making little pieces of art for it ever since (they are just proped in there at the moment, they will probably be moved around a lot till they find their final resting place).
Here are a couple of closer pics.
There is still a long way to go but one day it WILL be full!


Wednesday is here again! Not much going on this week just a few backgrounds made with my new Tim Holtz embossing folders, apart from that not much is different on the desk this week!
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010


It's Wednesday! time to show your workdesk over at Woyww! CLICK HERE to join in in the fun! Here is my desk this week quite tidy for me! Only cos I forgot to take a photo before I started to tidy up!
A closer shot! Mmm something extra has appeared!
Must get some more silicon glue, not much left in that one and when I went to use it I found the lid had split and the glue had dried in the top! Every silicon I have brought has had something happen to the lid, they either split or the end (where the peircing bit is) falls out, is it just me or does this happen to everyone?
Well happy Wednesday everyone!

Home Sweet Home.

This was a box frame found at our local carboot, which I took apart cos I just wanted the 'box' bit.
The inside was painted with white gesso, (the outside I left because it was a light wood and I wanted the wood grain to show through the finished piece) the two outside sides were painted with distress crackle paint in frayed burlap and left to dry. The front edges were swooshed with expresso dabber paint.
The inside back wall is 6 inchies adhered to a piece of card painted with black gesso and inbetween each inchie I scribbled lines with coloured pencils.
The nest is made from wire, inside I put a flower and the bird is one I have had for years. (These were all stuck together with silicon.)

A Little bit of Hocus Pocus!

A 6x4 card swooshed with black gesso, stamped background (Judikins) in versamark and seafoam white embossing powder.
The 'witches' are printed on photo paper from a Tuscan Rose cd (they were actually skipping in the photo) witches hats cut from white card and coloured black as was the cauldron, the 'flames' are a scrap of fantasy film.
Letters are cut from Tims vintage market die.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Journal page Just a number.

I don't usually share my journal pages cos most of them are sort of personal to me and my life. Although this one is in reference to all the birthdays we have in this family during the next 2 months I loved how the background worked out so I thought I would share it!
I have been making lots of backgrounds using lots of 'bits' from my un-used scraps of stuff I have made and not finished!
So the background is made from scraps of paper, card, embossed card (tims folders) all stuck to the pages with glue stick, washed over with watered down gesso and coloured with paint in places and dried.
Distress ink in frayed burlap was smooched around in places.
7 Gypsies tape, sticky numbers, stamps, stencils, rub ons and small pieces of corrigated card were added.
Black pit pen doodles and coloured pencils were added.
Lastly a little boy sitting on a table from a vintage image cd from Tuscan Rose, with added wings and a crown.
I had a lot of fun making this and my 'bit' box is getting used up too!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

2 small canvas boards.

Lots of paint splodged onto a canvas board. Dots are dimentional paste through sequin waste. Angels body is Tims stencil pieces (I ran the actual stensils through the big shot onto TSS metal, squiggled around the letters and then sanded) these were adhered to some card the head is a small round mirror with a rub on face (La Blanche) I left a small piece of the mirror showing at the top to create a 'halo' effect. The wings and crown has been cut from card with silver tape on top from a Spellbinders die set. The angel was attached to the board with silicon glue.
This board has lots of 'bits' stuck to it before painting (Tims texture folders and papers) the paint is Claudine Helmouths in various colours (red, orange, white and yellow) When dry I swished a black archival pad across the textured parts. The bird is from Crafty Individuals and the crown is as before. The stamps are Paper Artsy.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Wednesday 29th Sept

Here is my desk this week. Lots of stuff on there this week. Had a little spend at the weekend! Only things I really needed of course! Needed wire, (had used all I had on the bird cages I have been making), needed book binding glue, more mini misters, a few fancy brads (crowns, fleur de lys and flowers) and some of Tims hangy things just fell into my basket and found their way to my desk, also a spellbinders die set with angel wings found its way too!
Just a bit of a close up.
Well thats my desk for this week, to see lots more go over to Julias and have a look at who's Woywwing this week.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


Wednesdays just seem to roll around so quickly! I really don't know where all the other days go!
Here is my desk for this week. Lots of wire on it, garden wire, it was soooo stiff to bend! I wanted to give my birdie a home, a cage with no door so she could fly out when ever she wanted.
A close up of the cage.

And here is my little birdie in her new home!
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010


How did a whole week go by without me noticing? Not much creating went on on my desk so I'm showing you one side of my room which I changed around to 'make more space' mmmm not sure that happened!
The wooden cubby holed thingy is a carboot find it's about 2' 6'' square and I will do something with it soon!
The cases are full of stuff I've either made or stuff that is waiting for me to do something with!

Lots of drawers (full but in need of sorting out now I have moved them).

The kitchen trolly thingy is my cutting station (not that you can see my guilletine cos it is covered in 'stuff'). I really need a sort out (but the trouble is I won't be able to find a thing if I move it!).
On the small chest of drawers (containing card, shrink plastic, acetate and any other stampable surface that is flat) is my dvd player and my ipod docking station (so I can listen to what ever takes my fancy at the time).
So thats mine for this week find more desks, drawers and other places where people create at 'The Stamping Ground' Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Its WOYWW again!

Wednesdays seen to come around so quickly! So what on my desk this week? Paper patern for a little birdie! I was a very lucky girl a few weeks ago, I received a lovely little boy birdie in the post from Efemera (see further down this post for a pic). Well he looked a little bit lonely so I decided to make him a friend! (there she is in the background) All I need to do now is find some wire for her legs and make her a swing so she can join him!
Here she is a little closer.

And here is the beautiful birdie from Efemera!
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