Sunday, 28 November 2010

Some me time

Have had a busy couple of weeks organising our school Christmas Fayre (which is this Friday 3rd December) and my sons birthday on 7th plus the usual Christmas rush so I spent yesterday taking a bit of time out and doing having some me time.  I got out loads of lovely crafty goodies on my dining room table and had a lovely play.

I made this card purely for the challenge over at and their challenge this week is a card with a tag on it:
Lots of lovely Tim goodies on this one!

And then this inspired me to make another tag card using one of the tags I designed for my class at my crop last week, so this card is for my In Laws:

can't show you my Mom and Dads card yet as my Dad reads my blog!!

I was also really chuffed to read that I have been given another blog award - this time from the lovely Lyn (aka Spyder) who has a fabulous blog here: 

Thank you so much Lyn - I need to pass this award onto 7 others however I dont think I will get chance to in the next few days due to our imminent Christmas Fayre and then my son having two birthday parties over the weekend - but I will be back on soon and list my blogs.

If you are reading here via WOYWW sorry I havent really played along this past couple of weeks and I probably wont for the next couple either but I will be back soon!

Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Just a quick post from me as I am just about to go out on my school run and then meet a friend straight after for coffee and cake! it's all go here! - here is my desk this week:
and it has basically looked like this all week - I have been busy preparing for my class on Sunday which I am teaching at my crop (in fact I spent six hours yesterday cutting out tags, bags and flowers! and there is still more to do!) - so my dining room table has lots of clutter on it but all in bags so not really worth showing.  It will also need to be all tidied up today as I am hosting the Parents Association meeting here tonight too.

If you want to join in the fun and show everyone your workspace and current projects then pop on over to Julias.  I know my desk is still only showing my current lot of half finished projects but hey ho they will get finished eventually!

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Crop class

Have been busy this week preparing for our next Crop class - have chosen to do a bunch of tags (as they are always useful this time of year arent they!) and a lovely little gift bag.  We will be decorating up 5 tags using different techniques and styles on each:

Next crop is on Sunday 21st November - we are already fairly full though so if you want to join us please email me via the What Housework link on the right to reserve your space and let me know if you would like to do the class.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Well I failed miserably last week and only got around to about 7 desks - sorry about that!  Had a great time at the NEC though both working and spending!

Not much has changed on my desk this week as I havent done much but as my Dad is always saying to me that I never really show you the rest of my room I thought I would show you one of the other walls in my craft room:
No less than six of those A4 folders contain unmounted stamps and all of the A5 binders piled up at the side have stamps in too - my other half thinks I have a problem but I am sure you will all be on my side! in fact one folder is missing from there and is still down on the dining room table!  The bookcase has my ribbons on the top shelf, buttons, promarkers and crepe paper on the second shelf, sizzix machine (missing at the moment as I have a workshop this morning so its ready to be packed into the car downstairs) and punches on the next shelf, Xbox steering wheel (hardly ever used now so I really should fill that shelf up with craft goodies instead!) and the last shelf I actually let OH use - see he has a whole drawer and a shelf to himself in here - how kind am I!!  Next to my stamp folder are just magazines etc. and on that wall shelf I keep padded envelopes, loads of bind it all wires for workshops and watercolour pencils and other colouring media in the basket, oh and in that half decorated shoe box I have kept all my 40th Birthday cards - one day I might even finish decorating it!  Thats it - needs a bit of a tidy up doesnt it!

To join in the fun of looking at others workspaces and latest pieces of art pop on over to Julias.
Will hopefully get around to more of you in the next few days!  Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Phew what a week!

Had a very busy few days - shopping at the NEC on Thursday (yes I bought loads!), again shopping at the NEC on Friday (and yes I bought a bit more!) and housework, then working at the NEC on Saturday and Sunday - so I havent had much chance to join in with WOYWW although last night I did make a couple of quick tags:

isnt that fairy washing line just the cutest!  The fairy on the left tag is actually riding on a snail - need to redo this one and stamp her in black I think!

Anyway thats it from me today - just a very short and quick post as I now have my Parents Association hat on and am busy starting to organise the Christmas Fayre this afternoon and also finish preparing for a workshop that I am running on Wednesday morning.  However I would like to say a great big thank you to Wipso and Debs H for following me - it means so much to know that people like to come and read my ramblings and see what I am up to - thank you.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


A big thank you to Karen for following me - hope you enjoy your visits!  Today is Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday if you would like to play along please pop over to Julias.

There is not much happening on my desk at the moment as we have just had a long weekend away during the half term and yesterday was spent preparing for a workshop I am running next week.

The lid for my distress ink box is still unfinished and the rest is just clutter that I haven't put away yet!

If you are coming along to Hobbycrafts at the NEC this Saturday and Sunday please come along to the Crafty Devils stand and say hello to me - I will demonstrating the big shot there.  I will be going along to do a bit of shopping tomorrow, even though I really need nothing! but I am sure I will find something that I can't be without!

Thanks for looking :)