Wednesday 29 February 2012


 Desk 2 where I have a couple of postcards that I painted with the first coat Gesso.
I am in a postcard swap.
 This is part of the other side of the room opposite my main desk.
 A peek inside one of my cupboards - The top part was the only section I could fit on the photo.
The card I made for my son. 
I had to make the fishing rod as he loves his fishing.
No stamping I coloured the backing paper then ran it through the Cuttlebug.
I haven't done any crafting till this afternoon (apart from the card) for over a week.
Now go and visit Julia's blog to snoop more work spaces from around the Globe

Tuesday 28 February 2012

My son

My son after the operation last week for a Brain Hemorrhage.
He is now home.
My two grandchildren made the Welcome Home Dad.

Wednesday 22 February 2012


Not much done in the art department. you can see a glimpse of one of my sketchbooks where I have been doodling. 
My son was admitted to hospital with a bleed on the brain yesterday. He was moved to another hospital and it didn't happen today as some people were brought in from an accident and they had to deal with them. It is now scheduled for tomorrow. 
It is late Wednesday evening but not for WOYWW so take a peek at Julia's blog where you can do some blog hopping.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Stitches February 2012

A Sampling of today at Stitches, Birmingham.

      Colour direct to stamp with the Distress Markers.
 Use as many as you like they will not go muddy and will retain their original colours. The markers have about a 6 year life depending on use.
 Keep on stamping as 3 or 4 stampings can be obtained. 
Huff once to moisten. 

Heat set

 When the stamped image is heat set swipe an inkpad over it and the image resists. Then flick water for some kewl splodges. 

I have this sample

I was on crutches and only stayed about 3 hours but I enjoyed it. I caught up with a few old friends and some new ones too.

Wednesday 15 February 2012


I am trying to scrapbook my Rome Holiday. The photographs are in and the pages ready for stamping
and embellishing.   
My other workspace with my journal waiting for some entries before I forget what I have done.
It's Wednesday and if you have just arrived here and wonder what the heck is going on go to Julia's Blog and snoop other desks.

Please leave a comment as I love to read them all.

Monday 13 February 2012


I purchased 2 embossing folders and 1 etching die.
I have just embossed 2 blanks, one Vintaj and one I received as a RAK.
The finished piece is not showing up too well but it was embossed, painted with white paint, alcohol inks dripped on then sanded and finally coated with Glossy Accents.

Wednesday 8 February 2012


It's WOYWW where we all traverse the world to spy on peoples workspaces.
So grab a cuppa and go visit the Boss Julia of this madness.
I am trying to complete a Scrapbook I started a long time ago as you can see by the year. 
It was my first visit to CHA.

 We made easel cards on Saturday at Stamp Club. I need to add some embellishments yet.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Tag Kimono

You will need 6 identical tags. I cut mine from the Sizzix Tag Scallop 38-0945 original die.
Ink up your tags or cut from coloured card. I have used plain tags for the instructions below.
I used Ranger Distress Inks on the completed tag. First ink up with your chosen colour I used Broken China. then I stamped paisley and flourish stamps with Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord. Finally I used a Gold inkpad and  over stamped with  another flourish stamp.

 Step 1 -  Take two tags and overlap as shown above by about 1/2 inch and glue them together.
 Step 2 -Take 2 more tags and fold them both in half and glue behind the first 2 tags as shown above.
 Step 3 -  Flip the whole thing over as shown above.
 Step 4 - Take the final 2 tags and line up the holes then arrange them as shown above and glue in position.
 Step 5 - Flip the kimono over to the front. It should look something like the above picture. Fold the bottom tag upwards using the bottom of the tag at then top as your guideline.
 Step 6 - Set eyelets in the bottom and side tags and add fibres and beads.I also added some fabric flowers to over the holes in the tags both back and front as shown.

Apologies for the quality of the photos. 
My camera was on the wrong setting and I couldn't face re-doing them.
For more photos go to 2007 in the side bar and scroll down.
On the pink Kimono tag card I stamped some little stamps with bleach for a different look.
Have fun. 

Wednesday 1 February 2012


Sherlock Holmes Museum November 2010
I made some more shaving foam backgrounds and used food colouring.
Very happy with the results.
 Workspace Photos of the DH and youngest DD
I am late posting as I have had trouble uploading my photos and they are the wrong way round.
Had to use the Broadband Dongle to get them on. Must be the weather. BBBBBBBrrrrrrrrrrr
It is Wednesday again and the mad dash around the world to visit other desks and spy what everyone else has been up to. Nip over to the boss Julia's Blog and join in the fun.