Friday, 20 August 2010

Stationery and a card

For those who saw my WOYWW post, here is the completed stationery box which had just had it's first coat of paint...

And the inside of the box...containing notelets and envelopes...

All the papers are from Kirsty Wiseman's Call of the Wild CD which you can get HERE. I was inspired to do this by Janey Pye who made a gorgeous stationery folder using papers from the same CD. I don't think it's posted on her blog but there are pictures on Facebook!

This was a present for my Gran-in-law whose birthday is this weekend (along with someone else...who could that be?...ME!). Here is the card to go with it...nice and simple...(ignore the scabby wallpaper in the background - left over from the previous owners!)...

I attempted a ribbon rose - which looks ok - until I tried to stick it on then it just looked rubbish, so I resorted to a Prima flower. The papers are Pink Petticoat.

I have a lovely weekend planned, my old uni friend and his (quite heavily pregnant(!)) wife are coming to stay and we're planning on meeting up with some more uni mates on Sunday - hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WOYWW - time for a change

Here is a nice wide shot of my workspace this week...

I (we) went to Ikea and bought some new shelving units which you can see behind the chair and drawers. The metal drawers next to them and under the desk are new aim is to get rid of the plastic drawer units. Basically I'm fed up of having to pile everything up on my desk when people come to stay so the theory is that more storage means less mess...realistically I know that this won't work but I have good intentions!
As you can see I'm still sorting stuff WIP at the moment is the yellow box on my desk which is waiting for a second coat of paint, the plan is for it to become a stationery box full of notelets and envelopes for my hubbys Grandma.
Hopefully I'll get round a few of your workdesks tonight though I'm not promising anything!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Some jewellery

Hi, what a lovely weekend we had! Was that summer?!

I've been having a play with my beady bits recently and have made a couple of pieces inspired by (for that read copied!) from the Bijoux Beads catalogue...

I also made some hair clips for my friend Susanne. She was recently a bridesmaid for her sister and was looking for something to go in her hair. I (foolishly) said I'd be able to make some cluster type hair pins...numerous hours later I decided that it was harder than it looked and went with the following instead...

She loved them and they looked really good - just wished I'd gone with them in the beginning!

I'm currently organising my workspace - you'll hopefully see the evidence in WOYWW though I'm nowhere near finished sorting it out!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Colourful Christmas

Kirsty Wiseman's new CD "Colourful Christmas" aired on Create & Craft today. Here are the cards I made for the show...
Excuse the poor photos - they were all taken last minute late at night!

The CD is fab - full of lovely images and Kirsty's usual mix of bright papers and more traditional colours. You can buy it HERE.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Short and Sweet

Just a quickie today folks you'll be pleased to hear! My workdesk today for all you WOYWWers is in it's usual messy state...

...there are some Christmas papers ready to make some samples with for Kirsty's Christmas CD. For those that have commented previously on my "push back" technique - it's all in boxes so is it really classed as push back?!

Anyway, I hope to spend the whole day today making cards, Connor's Grandma is very kindly taking him today as it looks like he has chickenpox so can't go to nursery - at least it gets it over and done with!