Wednesday, August 31, 2011

woyww-the aftermath

I cannot believe that it is the end of August, and what happened to the summer? Not much warmth or sun, and definitely no barbeque's! I am writing this at 06.20am and it is dank and miserable! Today is a Wednesday, as usual I am showing off my desk to all who participate in What's on your workdesk Wednesday! Short sweet, and a BIG mess! This is the awful aftermath of having a busy workshop at the weekend where I just dumped on my desk! Does the angle and slight fading out of the picture help? lol

This is the result of the workshop, so I think the mess could be almost forgiven?

If you want to see more of this weekly forage into other peoples desk, jump on a bottle of multi medium to the wonderful world of Julia!
I am hoping to get time to visit yours today
Happy Woywwing!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Configuring it at a workshop

I seem to have been AWOL again from my blog...ooops! Does sitting on the M25 for almost 2 1/2 hours on Friday excuse me? no, probably not, but it took me 6 hours to get to Cambridge,( which usually takes 2!) and I finally arrived about 6pm to set up for my Configurations Print tray workshop at It's Crafting Time! We had a wonderful day Saturday, and the ladies all created and chatted, and uteed, and ate chocolate birthday cake to their hearts content! Here are a few photos from the day, and finally my printers tray.

before the onslaught!

working hard!

Birthday Girl!

Thank you to Nina, and Helen, and another Helen, and Lea, Laura, Moira and Hilary, Tracy and the Birthday girl Alison, for making my day wonderful! I am tired, and exhausted, but full of ideas for my next workshop there!

I am off to spend today , which is a National Holiday here in the UK, doing a little retails therapy, and being lazy!
Have a creative day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday....

Wednesday's come round awfully quick at the moment, and it is getting darker earlier, lighter later, and summer ( what there was of it, is almost over), but I have my mojo back from his protracted holiday, and this week, the desk is in a state of perpetual mess, as always, no tidying for me yet....and just in the corner s my Printer's tray for my workshop this Saturday at It's Crafting Time.. lots of techniques and jam packed full of bits and pieces.. ( there are a couple of places left if you are interested please call Nina in the shop)  Blatant advertising here...

If you think a picture of my rather messy desk is a bit bizarre, then pop over to Julia's for lots and lots of is a Wednesday phenomenon!
Hoping to get to few desks this week, apologies if I didn't pop by yours last week :(
Have a great Workdesk Wednesday.. may your hands be creative!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Feeling retro!

Just a quickie post today to let you know that nothing is better than using your favourite new products to make a piece of jewellery for The Creative Team blog? I spent a little time making a retro feel brooch , and even managed to do a tiny tutorial for you too! here is a sneaky peek

Check it out on The Creative Team blog....

Have a creative day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Adventures of a meltpot!

Yesterday was such fun at my class at Pickleberry Papercrafts! My meltpots go around the country fairly often, and yesterday they travelled a mere 1/2 mile up the road to be greeted by Rosemary, Barbara, Lesley, Carol, and Beth! They love to be used, and the girls melted to their hearts content, with gorgeous creations and techniques learnt. I gabbed, they listened, ate chocolate, drank tea, nattered, and the day flew by! Thank you to everyone for a fun day! Here are a few pics for you...
The girls ( Barbara trying to hide behnd UTEE!, Rosemary MIA, lol)

Lesley's amazing agate.. a beautiful one!

Barbara's cloisonne

One of my tags ... faux porcelain flowers, and faux soldering...

Thank you for one of the best days! Absolutely exhausted! lol
Have a creative day...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I am melting!

Today I am spending the day teaching melting techniques with my ladies at Pickleberry :) Hopefully I will have all my faculties when I arrive, will not have forgotten anything, and have taken my camera too! I can use my new found skills to have them all pose with their creations!  This is a sneaky preview of what they will making , in their own way of course....

ooops who is this?  sneaked in a picture of my step grandson Fraser , who is my namesake ( being my maiden name :)))) ...Love cuddling newborns, especially when you can give them back at the appropriate time... nappy changing, crying, needing feeding! lol

Have a very creative day!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Winners, winners, winners!

Finally, I have got round to picking the winners of my giveaways last week of our new stamps! Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun :))I am doing this backwards, so the winner of the largest set of stamps and my tag is ....


The winner of  the Journalling words stamps and tag is....

The winner of the Keep Calm and Carry on Stamping stamp and tag is.....

The winner of  the mini polka dot background stamp and tag is........

The winner of is the fun and laughter quote stamp and tag is......

The winner of the final or first stamp, Creative Art Thoughts and my tag is.......

Please email me with your details , so I can get them in the post to you!
Congratulations to everyone, and thank you all for joining in the fun that is blog candy giveaways, I LOVE doing them , so keep an eye out for the next one!

Have a Creative Day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk number 115

Today is Wednesday in case you had forgotten, and that means that Mrs Dunnit is allowing us to show our messes to the world! Mine isn't so much of mess today, and on it is a wip, well experimenting really... with some embossing on fragments. I liked the angle of this photograph, which meant you didn't get to see the rubbish around it! My brain is full of workshop preparations, and planning, and other stuff too!

This will be a very short post in the history of my posts as I am writing this early Wednesday morning, before the day starts properly.. so if it is garbage, just say!
To see all the other wonderfully neat and tidy desks, pop over to Julia's for a wander round the world of desks!

P.S. today is the last day for commenting to win a tag and a set of stamps from me ( see the last few posts on my blog :))
Happy Woywwing!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Work in Progress....

Finally I have finished for the day, all orders sent, some of the boxes from Stamperama unpacked, feet soaked, dinner not made ( who needs to eat!) and I have a few minutes to show you what I dabbled with at the weekend. Often when I do a show, I don't prepare, and go with the flow, as they say, but I did have tags prepared, and at the last minute, I threw in my altered "journal" book to maybe do something in it, rather than do a  tag. I used some of the new distress stains, and a few of the new stamps, and definitely the new chipboard! A little bit of utee , the wonderful mini dotty stamps, pressed into the hot utee, lots of Archival inks, and the beginnings of a new altered journal page ... I am loving the stains, as they cover large areas, and if you notice there is not a brown in sight! lol This is a work in progress, as they say!

 If you would like to see the book in the flesh, I am doing a utee workshop at Pickleberry using one of these techniques on Saturday, and there are couple of spaces left....:)) The book is in the safe hands of Kate if you are passing by...pop in and see it.
I am off to put my very tired feet up on the sofa, before making dinner.. takeaway sounds like a good option!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

13 stamps for the 13th day!

For some 13 is an unlucky number, and I always seem to launch 13 sets of stamps every time I design them, and fortuitously the day I decided to launch was the 13th of August!Such forward planning! lol
You have seen some of the sets and today sees the final preview of a large ( and I do mean large) set of Swirls , Splats and Dots.

Our new product also features on this tag... a new set of white faced chipboard made to fit some of our favourite stamps. This one is a jar, and I have added Distress Stain, and white distress stain circles and coffee rings in it, and then covered it in Glossy Accents. The chipboard fits perfectly to the stamp. The options are great, and I will be showing you more soon :)

Right now I am off to get some shut eye, as we leave early in the morning for Stevenage. White van woman again! lol
To see all the new releases check out our new products page at The Artistic Stamper, and don't forget if you comment you can win the A4 stamp set above and the tag! P.S. if you comment on The Creative Team blog too, you have a second chance of winning!
If you are coming to Stamperama, please come and say hello...
Have a creative weekend

Friday, August 12, 2011

Only 1 day to launch...

Only 1 day to launch, and I am getting excited for you to see the whole new range of stamps. The Creative Team received their stamps today, and I think I could hear the squeals from here!! I think you may well like all of the stamps, as they just go together and are perfect for journaling and cards and so much more...
Today's post is this set of stamps which are large words, and lots of different fonts, and I just thought why not put them together on a tag just for you..that's whoever wins today's tag and stamps! I used different colours of Adirondack dye inks, on a background of Distress stains, with an added stamp of journaling lines stamped in Picket Fence Distress Stain which gives it a very subtle look ... oh am soooo in lurve with these....they are now all back in stock in the shop too!

All you have to do is comment.... :)))
Have a very Creative Day!