Not much accomplished since last week - just this special order card (now the desk is in a mess again and will need tidied!). I had four boxes from SU delivered last Thursday but haven't made anything with them yet and as most my own 'stuff'' (ie not for customers) was pre-ordered from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue (which doesn't go live until the 1st Sept) I'm not allowed to show pictures of the actual products!! I have to do a lecture to young teachers on the teaching of craft this afternoon so I've been a bit stressed about that, but will maybe be able to focus on my own crafting when I get that over with! Visit the other desks this week by clicking on Julia's blog HERE.



A fairly tidy desk this week - just a decoupage design I intend to use for a couple of Anniversary cards.  I am expecting a big delivery of new SU pre-order goodies tomorrow so hopefully it will help to stir me up to make a few more cards - my energy levels have been very low and I haven't achieved much this week!! Visit the other desks at Julia's blog HERE.


Best Wishes

I made this card using a digital download stamp from Polkadoodles - it was really difficult to find a suitable image to wish my daughter well in her work placement year from uni in a virology lab - she is doing a degree in microbiology.  There is certainly a big shortage of science based stamps out there.  I used Promarkers for colouring and the paper is from a Carta Bella 6 x 6 pad called 'Rough and Tumble.' I used my favourite colour duo of red and duck egg again (suits all types of cards and can be used for both males and females) so I can enter the As you like it challenge.  I am also entering a couple of Anything Goes Challenges - Crafty Creations and Wednesday's Creative Inspirations.



I had a bit of a tidy up after making some sympathy cards and congratulations on passing exams cards for the shop.  I am currently working on a card for my daughter who has recently started her work placement year from uni in the virology part of a veterinary science research lab.  Its really very difficult to find suitable stamps for science themed cards but I found this digital stamp on Polkadoodles and coloured it using Promarkers,  although I would love a microscope stamp as her degree is in microbiology. I have chosen my papers and coloured the image but now have to put it all together - I think I will have  look at the Sketch Saturday challenge as they have loads of ideas for layouts and I find that I tend to stick to a few 'tried and trusted' designs, so a change would be nice!  Visit the other desks this week at Julia's blog HERE.


One for the boys

Another card for passing exams, this time for a boy.  The image is from Whiff of Joy and the 'books' are magnolia I think. The papers are from the MME School Daze 6 x 6 pad and it has been coloured using Promarkers.  I am entering it in a few 'Anything Goes' challenges - Crafty Creations, Simon Says Stamp and CCT and also in the I love Promarkers challenge - 'One for the Boys.'


You did it!

As the exam results will soon be published, I thought I'd need to get making some congratulations cards for the shop.  This one uses really old Magnolia stamps, coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from a 6 x 6 pad from MME called School Daze and the apple and crayon are cut out of the paper also.  I am entering a number of challenges - As you like it (Favourite colour combo - mine is duck egg and red - although I love duck egg with just about every colour to be honest - that includes my home d├ęcor and wardrobe as well!!), Crafty Cardmakers (Lots of layers), PFP (Use 3 patterned papers), Crafty Creations, Simon Says, Wednesday's Creative Inspirations and CCT, all of which are "Anything Goes."



The desk has become a little bit messy again as I have had a few special order cards to make recently and my new sorting trays for the scrap pieces of white and cream card has now got 'stuff' piled on top of it (so its off the edge of the photo!!) I will have to do a wee tidy up before I get back to making more of the general cards for sale in the shop - I think I need to get started on 'Passed your exams' type of cards as the GCSE and A level results will be due out in August.  Join the rest of the WOYWWers at Julia's blog HERE.