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.

Sunday 7 May 2017

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

This post is part of the National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop, hosted by the Facebook Group For the Love of Pretty Paper.

I am the first stop. Welcome to the hop.

Let's get the rules out of the way first, shall we?

"To be in with a chance of winning the Blog Hop prize, you will need to comment on this post and all the other blogs in the hop. When you have completed the hop return to the Blog Hop thread on FTLOPP and leave a comment to let us know that you have been all the way around.Visitors who leave the same comment on all the blogs will not be eligible for the prize. The closing date for entries is Monday 8th of May at 10pm. Entrants with a UK address only please. Good luck!"

Now, on with the fun. The theme for our hop today is "Favourite Techniques" and this is currently one of mine.....

.....using embossing folders as background stamps.

You will need.....

 embossing folder, a brayer, an ink pad and some card stock.

Get your brayer nice and inky.....

.....and apply to the raised part of the pattern you'd like to print.

Lay the card stock on the inked surface.....

.....close the folder.....

.....and apply pressure by firmly rubbing the whole area.

Open the folder.....

.....and remove your card stock.

Cut to size.....

.....and add to your project.

Your next stop is Crafty Little Bling. Head on over to see Sam's favourite technique.

If you get lost along the way, just pop back here and you'll find all the blogs with links in the correct order. Have fun,

Me (Fiona Cullen) ~ Staring at the Sea
Sam Sweetlove ~ Crafty Little Bling
Niki Rowland ~ Being Scrappy
Ruth Sim ~ Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Susan Roberts ~ Me & Mine
Laura Rumble  ~ UK Scrap Addicts
Amanda King ~ Amanda's Scrapbook Pages
Gemma Steele ~ My (not so) Simple Life
Julia Budd ~ Stamping Ground
Julie Jeavons ~ Letting the Days Roll By....
Maria La Chica ~ Crafts by Marialachica