Wednesday, 25 November 2015

WOYWW 338 - what a mess!

Well that week whizzed by in the blink of an eye! Here again - but this time not much crafty is happening on the desk. I've spent the last month or so working in a space not much greater than 12 square inches (30 cm squared for those of you who are metric). When I sat down to craft on Tuesday a veritable mountain of stamps, pencils, card, card packs, envelopes, paper trimmers, glue sticks and tapes that was teetering on the border of collapse decided to actually fall and cover my space and also the floor. So no choice but to tidy. The slightly blurry picture is taken this morning with the iPhone before sun up after a 3 hour tidy last night.

Its better than it was but still can't work on there - unless of course I just shove it all to one end and work in a small space again. That would not be good as I want to get the paints out and I know from experience a full, messy craft table and paint and water do not go well together unless you want to create paper mache or some other such wet messy blob. As you can the the Paperartsey paints are just peeking out from under some card and a page from a dictionary, waiting patiently for me to do something with the pile in front of the easel. I will continue with it tonight as next week is December and I've got to get my christmas cards finished. I shall show you some of them next week.
If you are wondering what WOYWW is, visit Julia over at Stamping Ground. 
I will endeavour to visit more of you this week - I promise!
Have a good week.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

WOYWW 337 - let's try this again

Well, last week was an epic fail as I didn't even get the chance to write the post to join in with WOYWW. If you are wondering what I'm talking about pop over and see Julia at the Stamping Ground for more info.

This weeks desk is actually a follow on from what I would have written last week. The card is for my sister-in-law, I have 3 - and 2 of them have birthdays in November! It was in progress last week but now is completed as it needs to be posted to arrive by the end of the week. Her present is also on the desk which shall go with the card. The paper bag on the left hand side has vintage lace ribbon. Nat is a sucker for lace and shares my button fetish so we often drool over each others stash when we get together which isn't often enough. Also on the desk is the phone - I often speak to my sister whilst I'm at the desk - I like company when I craft.

A close up of the card for those interested.

Its a Dreamweaver stencil that I put over double sided sticky paper and then added glitter through the stencil. If you are careful with the amount of glitter you add you can get really good effects. I used whoye sparkle to fill in the sticky spaces once I had removed the stencil. Matted and layered onto green card and onto a white card that I had stamped over with a flower stamp with versamark and applied cosmic shimmer in a loverly iridescent green. I hope she likes it.
Thanks for stopping by. I shall visit you all later.

Lizzie xxx

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

WOYWW 335 - The Halloween Crop and trying to get back into blogging.

 Well, after stalking silently for the past few years most of the participants of Julia's WOYWW (Stamping Ground) I attended the WOYWW Halloween crop in Wiltshire with Dolores (Cardarian). Everyone was most welcoming and I had a marvellous time. The food provided by Lunch Lady Jan was super tasty and there seemed to be a never ending supply of tea and cake. Everyone was very friendly and I felt right at home. I was so busy saying hello and getting to know my fellow crafters I didn't take any photos of the day.
I received some lovely tags that I will display in my craft room. Thank you to everyone for making me most welcome, thanks to Jan for lovely food, endless tea and cake, and thanks to Julia, for without her WOYWW, the day would not have happened. A big thank you also goes to Alan (Dolores DBF) who drove us there and back in comfort.

Now to the matter in hand - what is on my work desk? I have been making a card for my sister in laws birthday.  It's just a simple one but I am sure she will like it. The stamp is from Personal Impressions and I painted it with my Inktense pencils. Stickles provide the glittery bling on the stars. Apologies for the photo, the light isn't brilliant and is reflecting off the card. Besides the card there is the remains of the creative process plus lurking amidst it all is an orange lollipop which I keep for when I get insomnia and have a middle of the night crafting session. I always want something sweet at 3am!

Now I shall see if I can link this up and come and visit you all. I shall endeavour not to forget my password this time!

Thanks for reading,