Monday, 31 May 2010

Shopping Trip!

I went to Ikea yesterday, after finally managing to persuade my dad to take me. I really wanted to get one of those rails and the plastic tub things that go on it. I've seen some fantastic craft rooms with them. I also bought 4 little glass jars that were a bargain :) You'll get to see my new things on wednesday of course :)

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Get well soon...

Here's a get well soon card I made for my mum's friend/ my friends mum, Jackie. She hasn't been too well, and spent a few days in hospital but I think she's on the mend now. I made this last Sunday but have only just got round to posting it. My mum still hasn't seen her to give it to her lol, as I only finished making it after they'd been to visit her last.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Jude's Blog Candy

Jude is having a blog candy prize on her blog, go check it out here:


Wednesday, 26 May 2010


I'm on time this week, even if I didn't enter last week because of me stressing over an mri scan on my wrist I was due to have. It went fine by the way, but I wont get the results for a while yet.

So here it is:

Not vey exciting looking, I know. There's the start of a card there, I'm using some freebie papers from a magazine, and a stamp I got off ebay for about a quid :) You can also see Mr. & Mrs Snail on the right lol. The piles of books at the back are ones that I've bought and read recently, just need to decide whether to keep any of them or donate them all to charity. Hmm...what else..there are some car-shaped post-its at the back which I saw and had to buy! The white tub at the back used to have jelly diamonds in but now I use it to put my used wetwipes in so stop them from marking anything.
And here is the other half of the desk, I had trouble fitting it all in one shot, its not actualy that big a desk though, pretty standard really.

On this side you can see my desk tidy, keeps all the bits and bobs together otherwise I'd spend more time looking for rulers and pencils than actually making anything. Theres also a cupcake card I made on Sunday, I'll upload a proper photo of that later. What else? Theres a glass and a cup lol at the bottom left, I always seem to have at least one on my desk, oh and my glasses are there too. Plus my xbox, which I bought from ebay yet I've only played on it twice as it makes my wrist hurt.

Now I'm off to have a shower and get dressed, then I'll be having a nosey round everyone elses crafty spaces :)

See ya in a bit x

Thursday, 13 May 2010

WOYWW (a day late...)

Yes I know, bad me, I managed to go for one whole week before I missed whats on your workdesk wednesday, but I've decided who cares if its a day late as long as the other WOWWYer's get to see my craft area. Right?
So I haven't really done much crafting this week so to show a photo of my desk would be extremely boring, and I remember someone commenting (Julia I think, but I could be wrong) last week that I would need more drawers than the tiny red ones my stamps are in so I thought I'd show that I have many, many drawers lol. Here are three, that are a filing cabinet.

This is the top drawer which has all my stamped images, card, mirri card, paper stacks etc. The post-it notes are my way are knowing whats in which file lol, I keep meaning to make proper tags for them.

This one has random things in like sketch pads, books, a sentiment stamp set my dad got me from America, and a lot of my embellishments which I really need to start using up lol. I think I need to re-organise my craft stuff again. *sighs*

Finally, this is my bottom drawer. Theres another sketch pad on top there lol, I seem to have several. In the purple box there is a load of card blanks and envelopes.  That box thats peeping out in the top right corner has a stapler in it that uses those decorative staples. I bought it at the stitch and creative craft show thinking it was brilliant but I've barely used it.

Oh and I know I said I haven't really done any crafty stuff but I did add paper to the front of some ikea drawers I bought ages ago. I put all random bits from my room in them, like my ipod and d.s chargers and so on. I think its really pretty now lol, can't believe it took me so long to do it, I might still paint the outside of the drawers yet though. xx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Rachael has...

Hi all, I've just been to our nearby polling station and placed my vote. I won't tell you who I voted for because thats the whole point of secret voting :) All I'll say is that I believe that I made the right choice but only time will tell. Right now I'm watching home and away, where Miles has gone off his rocker!

Anyway, here is a card I made the other week.

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder on the card base, and my EK border punch. The budgies are a pic from a cardmakers library book that I traced, there are so many lovely pictures in the book, I'll definitely be using more of them.

The image on this one is a stamp from Kraftin Kimmie called Charlotte, I'm loving Kimmie's stamps, I only have two but I plan to buy many, many more. I also used my new nesties on it. The paper is from a old stack I have, and goodness knows where the ribbon is from lol. I have a habit of forgetting what brand things are and I can't be faffed to go upstairs and find out.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

My first ever WOYWW!

I am proud of me remembering that its Wednesday and taking a photo of my desk so I can participate in "Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday" Go me!! lol I meant to do it last week but the days got away from me. So here it is:

Okay so top right-hand corner are my little red plastic drawers which have my wood mounted stamps in, and the bus shaped tin which I put my latest made cards into. Also you'll be able to see the little snail :) Its one of those wind-up ones. Um at the back in the middle theres my promarker case, I love those pens, they're the first things I grab when making a card. Top left is my pen holder thing that has all my rulers, scissors, pens, kinfes etc in it. The teddy bear in a car stamp is one my mum bought from hobbycrafts on monday, but i've sort of acquired it lol, all the other pics are images I've stamped, theres Kraftin Kimmie's Suzette, a mouse stamp, and several others. Oh and I bought some quilling strips because I want to try and make a quilled cupcake I saw in a magazine.

Here's a photo of the things I got from Hobbycraft with a voucher I got for my birthday, I only went a tiny bit over :) lol.

All done :)