Wednesday, 30 July 2014

What's On You Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW Wk 269

Morning WOYWWers, Followers and Friends,

It's that time of the week again! Time to join our Head Desker, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground, and all my fellow WOYWWers and stash voyeurs - it's buttons over at Julia's today I see - to reveal what's taking up space on our desks this morning. 
Not so messy this week :) I had a wee clear up yesterday - well, it needed it :( 

I've been trying to concentrate on scrapping recently so there's a couple of plastic folders to the left of the photo containing pretty patterned paper - I'm just debating which to use on the next page. Top centre are several packets of photographs ... the reason I'm trying to scrap more. Centre front is a pile of Gelli plate prints ... once lost but now found - I'm planning what to with them next. To the right, my wee guillotine - love it :) - top right, a right pile of rubbish which needs to be sorted out, binned or made use of but definitely not tossed in a pile and forgotten again!!!

All the other bits and bobs on my desk are weekly regulars, the staples I go to time and time again, except I see there is a roll of Washi tape used yesterday - that needs to go back where it belongs - and just of camera top right, that's the pile of over-sized photographs, also waiting to be scrapped.

Well, I've shown you mine, now it's your turn to show me yours so see you over at The Stamping Ground :)

Happy WOYWW to you,

Monday, 28 July 2014

Let The Music Play

Evening Everyone

Here's definitely something I made earlier, and then forgot to make a post about it.
It is a canvas board altered to fulfil the theme for the UKPC June Swap - music. I did write down all the materials used at the time but it's lost ... not surprising considering the amount of stuff there is in this craft room, sigh! 

Anyway, senior moments permitting, I'll do my best to remember.

I began by sponging Gentle Blends in pink, green and yellow on to the board, blending the colours in until I was happy with them.

Next, I dabbed silver Buff-It randomly over the surface and then stamped an Inkylicious music script stamp in black ink. Or was it the other way round? I can't recall! However, I do remember that to get the random effect I didn't put the stamp on a block but just held it in my hand and stamped here and there until I was happy with it.

The tag was made with white card, sponged with the same Gentle Blends and edged with Pebeo silver wax. The phonograph stamp is from the Artemio Office set. The embossed corners are from a set of craft stickers from Craft Works, they've been given the silver wax treatment too. Once finished I layered the tag on to deep pink card before attaching it to the canvas board.


The title was typed on to white card on my vintage typewriter, then cut out and edged with black ink.

I used shrink plastic and the phonograph stamp to create this little embellishment. All the lace, ribbon, spider web trim, twine and the button were found and liberated from my stash.

I'm amazed! I don't think I've done too badly remembering after all ... there's hope for me yet :)

Hope you've had as good a day as I've had and I wish you a good day tomorrow.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Happy Crafting,

In A Vase on Monday - Dreamy Spires

Afternoon Everyone

The sun's out again! After a morning of potting and pottering in the garden I have come in to cool down. It's amazing! A day or so of warm summer rain the plants have perked up and the flowers are looking fabulous.
I spotted the EM's gladioli beginning to break into bloom last week and made a mental note to keep checking them out. Today they were ready for cutting - with his permission, of course. The flowers are white with a very pretty pink edge ... sorry, as usual the EM threw away the label so no name. Then I spotted the Russell Lupin, also pink and white, so that had to be included. At the base there's a mix of roses, Simply the Best, L'Aimant and the mystery one we inherited with the house.
The stems of Baby's Breath (Gypsophila) are from a plant bought at the weekend which was still in it's pot until this morning. The EM has since planted it into the round bed created by the recent removal of the massive Pampas plant ... very 1970s and disliked immensely by himself. Removal left a round hole in the lawn which has now been made into the flower bed. There's also one sprig of fennel ... the same fennel that can be seen in yesterday's post.

The jug featured in last week's post and that's another one of the crocheted doilies that I made more than 45 years ago. In the background you can see some family photos, one of which, the black and white one, shows me at the age of 4, almost 62 years ago, sitting on my daddy's knee.

Hope you enjoyed my vase today. If you would like to see more do visit Rambling in the Garden where Cathy hosts this weekly meme where, for sure, you can enjoy far more professional looking arrangements than mine by following the links.

Wishing you all a lovely evening.