Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday smile

GHi peeps I am in desperate need of a smile today as full of cold. So here is my little GD with her new kitten Bruce  

 Bruce..... not a bad name for a cat until you add it to her surname which is Lees
I call him Kung fu makes me smile every time. It wasn't intentional!!! 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

WOYWW 234 what took me so long

Hi Peeps
I think this must be the second Wednesday this week I cannot believe it has come around again  so soon.
Time again for a legal snoop at the desks of some of the most creative people around.
Here 's my desk .... look away if you don't like mess or piles (of paper!)

On the left a big pile of Christmas paper snippets I am determined to use up this year on my cards, doing well so far.
A box of green ribbons and lots of other unnamed 'stuff' but nothing really interesting to show.
In case you are wondering about the title it doesn't refer to the fact that I have finally started making cards BUT every week I change the size of my photos so it is easier to up load them...... then this week I thought  why don't I actually TAKE them in lower resolution so I don't have to ..... a real Doh! moment I think.
On the up side I had my first sale on folksy this  week (yay!)  better than etsy so far.
Pop over to see Julia   stamping-ground and have a look at the roll call for this week.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

WOYWW 233 finally started

Hi lovely peeps
Happy Wednesday one and all. Grab a coffee and a comfy chair and take a whirlwind tour around the globe, hopping from desk to desk. Julia is your personal pilot see her references here. stamping-ground.
My desk this week is a tale of 3 halves...... yes 3!

the right hand side
a button cuff for my Etsy shop, (see the button on the left side bar), ribbon, glue, some stamps and a random yellow ink pad (from my little Tuesday helper)
At the back you can just see the little box I made from an idea by jozart a ....mine is only a gift box hers is fabric and much better

 the left hand side
more ribbon, stamps, a paper pad and lots of snippets of Christmas paper . . . yes I have finally started, but they may not be for me.
 The far left 
Lots of finished Christmas cards, along with the envelopes from last week. . . .sorry Debs they are not home made.
some random sequins . . .  not sure how they got there.
At the back the new easel I brought to photograph cards for the blog.
My box of snippets is still getting smaller, the aim is to empty it by the end of the year. Fat chance!
Well that's me done, so come, on join in do, its great fun and very inspirational. You never know where it will lead you.
I will try to visit everyone who comments and some others too.
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

WOYWW 232 happy birthday gorgeous

Hi Peeps
Every week we all say "where does the time go" and "Wednesday again?" etc..... and every week its true.
 Beware this is a photo heavy post.
Anyway my not much on my  desk this week. . .  there has been but I've finished it all. . .  no not the Christmas cards (still not started them yet). for all the WOYWW details visit Julia, the  hostess with the most-est. Hostess with the most-est

Here you can see some Christmas envelopes ready for the cards I haven' t made yet... Mmm
 My little helper has been at it again with the roller stamp thingy. Not much else.

 Yesterday was my gorgeous handyman's birthday so I was busy making him stuff.
This is the card I made him along with my little helper from last week (his age is in there somewhere)
I had some happy mail from a craft stamper giveaway this week,  it arrived a bit late for Halloween

our name is Batten  and he is also know as battman, so I made him this

Last week I mentioned I brought some amazing tape. Quite  a few of you asked about it so here are the details

This is a non sticky adhesive tape made from plastic a bit like very thick cling film that can be re used. It clings to itself. I have been using it on my threads to keep them tidy ....

 From this ...

 to this, much neater huh

Before I go I just want to ask everyone please take a few moments to send some positive energy to all the victims of  the terrible typhoon in the Philippines. hopefully help and supplies will reach those in need as soon as possible. especially thinking of  Patsy and Peggy who live there but are ok.
You can also help by donating even the smallest amount here or at any bank in the UK
world food organisation
red cross.
red cross.philipeans

I will try and return all visits where you leave a comment, please leave your Mr Linky Number so I can find you easily. Ta

Friday, 8 November 2013

Smile it's Friday

Hi peeps I'm posting for Annie's Friday smile again this week.
My picture this week isn't funny but i love beading and it's great getting back to it, so it made me smile. I went to my beading group again this morning and finished this. 

It's a poppy for rememberence day on Sunday. Each bead is sewn on seperately, it took me 2 evenings and a bit in the morning and I love it . . I may make another one in another colour to wear all the time 
Have a f great weekend and keep smiling

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

WOYWW 231 anyone need a hand

Hi Peeps
Happy Wednesday everyone. time again to hop around the world's desks, lots of inspiration to be found. Julia has all the info. see it here at the stamping ground      you could even join in if you dare..... go on you know you want to.

Anyway after all the snippet activity of last week there isn't much going on at my desk this week...
It looks like some other (little) person has been playing with my paints again, she left her finger prints though so I think I know who it is.
I think I may make it into a birthday card for Grandad next week LOL

I had a busy weekend with lots of other stuff to do.... Oh and I went to Threads.... a textile show in Farnham.  It was like the  Knitting and Stitching show but smaller.
I was a good day I didn't buy much, just some lovely buttons, new and vintage ( I may have commented on my love of buttons before), some fabric and threads and......

I brought this tape and it is amazing.
If you knit or sew and hate ends getting tangle you need this stuff!

 Finally I have  finally 'started' some Christmas preparation, I found some stamps out.... that's it,
 I haven't actually done anything with them yet..... maybe next week
Enjoy your crafty journey and have fun in your space this week
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Friday, 1 November 2013

Friday smiles

Hi guys 
Happy Friday, did you all have a good Halloween.  I made pumpkin bat cakes for my folks at work, sorry can't show you they ate them all. I will show you the chocolate bats I made. I made them on Monday to save time, I put them in abox layered with kitchen towels and left them
On the kitchen work top, organised or what?
Tuesday  was a lovely sunny day in my world ... Post storm you know!
Anyway the sun was streaming through my kitchen window ... Yep you guessed it onto my choc bats this is what they looked like 

I had to throw the whole lot away  not funny really but ypu have to smile a bit
I'm linking this to Annie's Friday smiles 
Have a great weekend