Saturday, 18 February 2017

Stampin' on Saturday

I've not written one of these posts in a while. A few things conspired to prompt me into it. Several people asked to see the finished card from Wednesday's post so I shared it on Instagram. It's quick and simple to do that and gets an instant reaction. I appreciate that not all my readers are fans and I'm putting it here for you.

























It's also easy to respond to questions on IG. All too often I get asked something here and try to reply only to find the person is a "no reply blogger". Sometimes I will visit that person's blog to answer the question, but I don't always have the time and I don't like ignoring people. Instagram is a far more interactive experience I find.

Once I'd shared my card, I had a quick browse through my Insta feed and saw Sian's post about Clutter and White Space. It struck a chord with me as one of my class ladies was not keen on the card above. She didn't like "all that empty space" and proceeded to fill it with more clouds. That's fine with me. I want everyone to be happy with the cards they take home and White Space is not everyone's thing.

























With that in mind, I try to make a variety of styles from any given stamp set. The layout of the balloons is exactly the same as in the previous card. Here I've paired them with Timeless Textures to build up the background and give a vintage look. We made four cards in this class and I'll share the other two on Wednesday.

As you can see I'm a fan of both "Clutter" and "White Space". How about you?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #402

Things were happening at the kitchen table yesterday. Prepping for class this morning. Cutting and scoring blanks for 32 cards and packing all the supplies.
























We'll be inking up a brand new set of stamps and I've chosen colours that I usually wouldn't put together. I think it worked. It's all too easy to reach for the tried and tested and get stuck in a rut. Here's to breaking out.

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers before I head out this morning. It's Half Term here so that means 9am instead of 7am, which is a bonus. Happy Wednesday.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Mail on Monday

Sian has given a new spin to her Monday posts. This year she's suggesting we give our readers a peek at any interesting post we might have received during the week.

I've drawn a blank until today.....

























.....when this little beauty was delivered into my hands at 7.30 this morning.....

























.....and just like that the postal drought came to an end.

In other news, the insurance company finally paid out and I have a new car. The newest I've ever had in fact, at only 8 years old. Still missing my little red Clio, but gradually getting used to her replacement. I'm glad it's Half Term this week and I'm not having to travel the road where the accident happened. A much needed break.

Waving to Sian and the Mondayers on this bright and breezy afternoon.



Wednesday, 8 February 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #401

The short answer is nothing. The kitchen table is empty today and by the time you read this I'll be driving to Gloucestershire with my girl. Her first university interview. Exciting times.

Here's what I was up to last week.....


























.....a thank you card and this is what that stamped strip turned into.....


























.....a little treat holder.

That's it from me. Linking up with Julia and the Deskers. Have a great day.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #400

February. Here you are already. January feels like a total write off, along with my poor little car. First "school run" of the year and some eejit (in the wrong lane) drove into me exiting a roundabout. We were uninjured but extremely shaken and I'm not quite over it yet. My crafting and blogging mojo has definitely taken a backseat.

When I saw that our desk sharing antics had reached their 400th instalment, well, I couldn't miss that, could I?

























This was actually the state of play, at the kitchen table, last Wednesday. Preparing for the class I taught today. That strip, stamped with flowers, is the outer part of a little treat holder. I'm hoping to put together a tutorial so cross your fingers for an end to these grey days. They play havoc with photographing anything that has a white background.

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers this afternoon. Happy Wednesday to you.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #397

My work space today is a tray on my lap. Finding a few crafty tasks to do, while I catch up on some of the festive viewing I missed. Here I'm adding the stickers to my new chicken stamps, ready to get them inky tomorrow.

























Linking up with Julia and the Deskers this afternoon.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #396

Thank goodness for these desk sharing shenanigans. They kept me blogging during December and spurred me to post for the first time this year. With the added bonus of knowing which day it was, at least once a week, during the festivities.

Nothing on my table today, but I'd like to wish you all a creative and....

























.....and to say.....

























.....for visiting and commenting over the last year. Here's to the next one. Cheers!