Wednesday, 2 August 2017

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #426

With only a week to go until we're off to the Netherlands, I'm supposed to be whipping up a quick peasant style maxi dress at the kitchen table today.

























I cut it from this fabric a week ago.

























The rain lashing against the windows is not providing much motivation.

Hoping it looks more like August somewhere out there in the land of Deskers.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Stampin' on Saturday ~ Bird cages

In a bid to try and get back into a blogging routine, here I am with two of the cards that resulted from the clutter on my kitchen table earlier in the week.

























A stamped lacy background, recessed birdcage and some water coloured flowers.

























Another stamped background, with a repeating image this time. The bird cage popped up on foam pads and a simple sentiment banner, which I hand cut.

Enjoy your weekend, whatever you're doing.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #424

Hello lovely Deskers and anyone else stopping by today. I taught my last class, before the Summer break, this morning.

This was the state of play just before I packed everything up.....

























Third Wednesday in the month is always a four card session, usually focused on one particular stamp set. Today it was the turn of Badges and Banners.

I'll share the cards on Saturday as it's too dark to take pictures here this afternoon. If you want to see the projects from the last time I showed my desk, they are in the previous post. Happy Wednesday. It's good to be back.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Stampin' on Saturday

It's been quite a while since I had the inclination to blog anything. Instagram is so much simpler when you're short on time. I was sorting out photos on the laptop just now and came across the end products from my last desk sharing outing.

























A one layer card using a current favourite, Touches of Texture. Simple two step stamping for the flowers. A little water colouring on the leaves and bees with Wink of Stella for the wings. Add a sentiment and you're done. Twenty minutes max.

























The matching box took a little longer, but it's not complicated to make. You never know I might even get round to a tutorial once my workshops end for the summer.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #418

Good morning lovely Deskers and anyone else who is dropping by. I've done my first taxi run of the day, taking my boy to work for 5.50am. I've got time for a quick blog post before I head out again.

This was my work space on Monday morning.....

























.....I'd decided on a stamp set and picked two colours.

Things had moved on a bit by Tuesday morning.....

























.....and I was ready to cut the kits for class.

I use the sheet to help me pack the supplies I'll need, while I run through the process for the project in my head. I like a visual reminder.

Linking up with Julia and I'll be round to visit once I get home at lunchtime.




Wednesday, 31 May 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #417

It's Half Term here and I'm enjoying a break from all the usual driving. In fact my car is currently in pieces on the drive. The brake shoe broke on Sunday afternoon. Thankfully as I was backing onto our drive and not out and about with passengers.

This is how the kitchen table looked last time I did anything crafty.

























Stamping up a bunch of ink samples, to show off the new colours.....

























.....and some brown paper to wrap a gift.


























Linking up with Julia and the Deskers. Happy Wednesday.



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #416

"What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday" is celebrating eight happy years of crafting, fun and friendship today. Who'd have thought it? I've been joining in since 2011 and met some very lovely people over the course of those six years. Here's to many more. Big thanks to Julia for bringing us all together.

I did have time for a little bit of playing with pretty paper earlier. I'm finally cutting into this lovely stuff, having admired it for several months.

























I also stamped a whole bunch of greetings ready to add to some cards.

When I kit for class I can get four card mats from an A4 sheet and I end up with two little pieces, like the one in the picture above, left over. They usually go straight into the recycling because I know, if I keep them, they'll most likely never see the light of day again. This time I had a purpose in mind and I've used them all. Very satisfying.

Happy Anniversary to all you Deskers out there and Happy Wednesday to everyone else. I hope you've enjoyed some glorious sunshine today, like we have.