Wednesday, 17 April 2013

WOYWW #202

Hi and welcome - unless you are here via the  Stamping-ground blog you may not know that WOYWW is  ‘What’s On Work desk Wednesday’ and involves lots of blog hopping fun by lovely folk from all around the world. All this is thanks to the lovely Julia over at Stamping Ground, so for more info and to join in the fun do check them out.

So whats on my desk?

 There's a small journal where I'm just finishing off some doodling.
Had a sort out recently and found some forgotten things to play with like the fancy free stencil from a magazine, an iridescent medium (now used on my MOO-mania number entry) and some Fimo glaze - no Fimo but sure it'll be handy.
Two new stamps not tried out on the left - one is that lovely 'IndigoBlu' blazing poppies that I've seen on  lovely inspiring projects on so many of your blogs. 


this is my other usual little space on top of the cupboard. In front is the card that's going to be for my Great Niece who is soon to be 2. The lovely card and ATC at the back along with the goodies on the right was a lovely gift/prize from The House of Bears - thank you again.

Ted at back (he's a bit shy sometimes) with the lovely card from The House of Bears
and a fabulous wooden file folder crying out to be decorated soon. They were so pleased with their prize they wanted a picture for their album.

This is the card Ted instructed me to make for Podgy and The House of Bears

Lots of other fun this week playing with a  lovely new digi-kit from Algera Designs called 'Romantique'.
I added a free Tube lady to layout and applied some effects in the software to change to this greeny tone.

That's my lot for now - Thank you for you visit, will try to get to as many desk as I can soon... have a lovely day... Gill x

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Thank You Podgy and The House of Bears

We had a lovely surprise earlier today when the postman delivered a lovely parcel from Podgy and his furry friends from The House of Bears blog.

I was lucky to have my name paw-picked out of a hat by Podgy on the occasion of the Bears bloggerversary challenge. However, my furry friend 'Tedlitz' aka Ted Bear has already laid claim to everything when he beat me to the door, and is refusing to give it back.
Ted dashed to the door while someone else put their paw out and I of course tripped over. There was lots of laughter, followed by the  rustle of paper and scissors frantically cutting open the package - with no sympathy for me lying on the floor.
I did manage to snap a photo of him with his friends, with Edgar holding a lovely paw-made card by Podgy and Ernest holding a fabulous wooden file folder album. They were all arguing about how to decorate it and what to do with it and I wouldn't mind but they aren't even crafters.
The little horrors have now also hidden the rest of the contents from me.

'Tedlitz' aka Ted at back, then left to right; Ernest, Tommy and Edgar
So this is a little thank you to  The House of Bears from me and my furry friends - except they wouldn't let me put my name on it as they said its all theirs... but thanks from me too, we loved all the lovely goodies ....thank you so very much xxxxx

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

WOYWW #200

Well it’s Wednesday which can only mean one thing, Happy WOYWW… and for anyone not knowing - WOYWW means ‘What’s On Work-desk Wednesday’ and involves lots of blog hopping fun by lovely folk from all around the world. All this is thanks to the lovely Julia over at Stamping Ground   
so for more info and to join in the fun check them out. And today even more to celebrate - it's the 200th  one  – Congratulations  Julia and thank you. I’m so sad that I’ve only discovered this in January.... but I’m addicted now!

So what’s on my desk?

This is my cupboard top work area and at the front is the card from last week that I asked if I should add the dark butterflies (over on left) or leave them off – well firstly can I say thank you for all your comments about that, it gave me lots to think about.
Yesterday I tallied them up and there were slightly more ‘leave it on’ - however the things said that hit me were; Butterflies too dark and large and takes the eye away from the fairy unless they are the focus of the card which they weren’t. Maybe try just adding one, or make them lighter and maybe iridescent.
So I punched out a couple of butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch and covered them with iridescent glitter and just laid them on the card to get a feel for how it might look and yesterday I sorted out a couple of sets of stamps with butterflies in to have a go at adding something smaller and lighter. I think something is missing and that maybe the answer-thank you x.
Also at the middle back is the now finished frame from last week and if you would like to see more of that, the full post is here

Haven’t showed this before it’s the cupboard opened up to show one of the places where I keep my stamps - yes I know needs better organising to find them LOL

On my main little desk there’s not much going on as found a box with some ink re-fills including a black Stazon which I didn’t realise I had.  Not having much surface area to work on things tend to get putinto cupboards and if they are tall and I can’t reach over back, things get forgotten. So having a sort out. Also found some ‘Radiant Pearls’ – remember them? Haven’t used these for years – not even sure if they still make these embossable paints.
Also been sorting out leaflets and books with techniques in to refresh my memory on what things can be used for…like the great ‘Liquitex’ little booklet and ‘Marvy Medium’ leaflet..
Also on desk is some small silk bits I was trying to get Inktense pencils to stay on after washing, but that's an ongoing experiment.

right that’s it for now – So thank you again for your butterfly help, I’ll be off trying to visit as many of you now.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments are very much appreciated.

Have a good day……. Gill x