Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What’s on your workdesk Wednesday?



Well Not a lot crafting has happened on my desk this week! Mr.C and M have dumped stuff on it which i had to scoop off before taking this picture about 5mins ago its still so dark here!!

You can see my scrap box overflowing that i have been trying to use up for gift tags etc. while doing the Christmas presents.  My spanky new diary is out an open as i was trying to pencil in my classes for next year.  You can also see a pack of freebie felt pieces that i got free with a magazine they’re not my thing so M will be using them to make her Christmas card for her daddy this year Mr.C will be pleased he loves a card made by the girls.

So my plan for the day is to clear my desk properly so it will be functioning well for all the yummy new stash my hubby has brought for me during the Demo only pre order for the New SU Spring Mini Catalogue, He swiped the box away before i could have a proper look!!! Roll on Sunday!!

Just a quick note of thanks to all those who visit my blog and leave your lovely comments.  If you don’t pop back before the big day I hope that you have a lovely Christmas and a Fabby New Year. All the Best


Until next time



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 was the year …..

Inspired from Bekka Prideaux’s Blog Feeling Crafty, this post is titled ‘2011 was the year…’

2011 was the year that;

Me and Mr.C got married on May 18th

My dreams of a beautiful Kitchen Aid mixer was realised when we received one as a wedding gift (and we have all put on a little weight! lol)

I finally convinced Mr.C to build me a new Craft space in our new home.

I was invited to a team training day in Peterbourgh held by Monica and Bekka.  I made lots of new friends and was introduced to the world of swaps.

I decided to take the plunge and overcome my techno fears to create a blog and post semi-regularly on it ;).  And take part in What’s on Your Work-desk Wednesdays?

After 3 years (!) of over thinking it, i finally signed up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

My not so little any more M started Primary School

Joined the PTA and Organised a very successful Indulgence Evening.

Managed to finish and post all my Christmas cards out in time for last posting for the first time ever!

(this is on my to be scrap-booked list)


And much much more, as obviously little H has changed so much over the year learning to talk and walk and generally cause mischief!  M learnt to ride a bike this year.  Mr.C has bravely become a mature student and decided to start a History Degree i am so proud of him i not it is not in vogue but i really do love my Husband so much he is everything to me and he is the kindest most generous gentle man if a bit too tidy to live with a crafter!  He is also my best friend and is so supportive of everything that i do and provides for us perfectly and is the best Daddy i could ever want for my Daughters.

Mr.C supported and encouraged my decision to become a Demo for SU and because of him i get to indulge my passion for crafting while building a business in a field where i actually want to go out to work because it doesn’t feel like work and i have made honestly loads of friends.

If you fancy becoming a Demonstrator as a hobby or to supplement your own craft habit why not join my team of Inky Moo’s?? Email or Call me for an informal no pressure Chat.

So why not think about what you did this year and what you want to do next year??

Until Next time



Monday, December 19, 2011

Deck the Halls……….


That has to be one of my favourite Christmas Songs i love the ‘fa la la la la’ bit lol.  Today i thought u i would share my Christmas Cards with you as most people will have received them by now.

I went for a monotone scheme of Old Olive with a bit of Very Vanilla.  I have embossed a panel of Od Olive card stock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder {can you tell it was still out on my desk! lol} Then a Top Note piece of Very Vanilla which i stamped the family decorating the Christmas tree image from the Welcome Christmas set again in Old Olive and inked round the edges in the same ink.  This was mounted on Dimensionals and decorated with rhinestones and pearls for the baubles.  The sentiment is from the same set again stamped in Old Olive with a fold of Old Olive satin ribbon behind and mounted on Dimensionals.  It was then all spritzed with Shimmer spray made with SU’s Champagne Shimmer Paint.



I do hope that everyone liked them.

If you would like any products used to produce this project then please contact me

Until Next Time



Sunday, December 18, 2011

A gift for Georgia….

Afternoon my Mr.C and his Brother are currently watching tons of Football so i thought i would take the opportunity to share with you what i have been up to and schedule a few posts for later in the week when i am sure like most people i will be very busy!

So to a little gift box i have made in Rich Razzleberry using the Pillow Box die and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.


I also used the Beautiful Butterflies Die to make the gift tag and a few Pearls to pretty it up.

Simple and very quick so perfect for wrapping Christmas Gifts, i cant tell you what’s inside in case Georgia sneaks a peak at my Blog before Christmas.

If you would like any products used to produce this project then please contact me

Until Next Time



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WOYWW Dec 14th 2011

Hello Wednesday! I am in a very good mood today as i have finished all my requests for Christmas cards and finished my own my tree is up and decorated and all presents {apart from those still on route to us via her Maj’s Mail service!} are wrapped and under the tree so today i can do what ever the fudge i want to! It is still dark outside in Saffron Walden this morning the weather is appalling so i cant wait for school to break up Friday so no more school runs for 2 whole weeks!

SO to the desk i have three photos today two of how it looked yesterday and last night and one of how it is this morning.


This is how i started the day at 9.45am {after school run, a food shop and breakfast}



This is my desk at  1.40 pm 


And this is my desk this morning now that every thing has been finished off at last!  It is a very good deal that my friends and family buy the card stock or a particular stamp that they want me to use so i affectively get to craft for free but maybe next year i should get people thinking about their cards a bit earlier in the year?? lol.  I am sure i say that every year?!  In fact maybe i should write in my diary in June ‘Make Christmas Cards’ then at least mine would be done, but then I'd probably lose them in that magic place called ‘somewhere safe’ and have to do them again!!

I will post pictures of the cards i was working on soon

Until Next time