Friday, July 30, 2010

Design Team Call

Hi everyone. I just thought  would let you know about a DT call over on Emma's page. Check it out and check out her lovely shop for great crafting goodies.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Be prepared for a picture heavy post here. 
This is my desk on this lovely summer's Wednesday. Those of you who have visited before will not notice much change in my methods (lots of mess, everything piled up, seemingly total chaos). The little house in front is a ladybird house which has been painted and is ready to be transformed (see photos below of the one I completed the other day). The ribbon rolls on the desk are there from another couple of projects completed yesterday, they are cork boards which I made for my two little girls (pictures also below, I told you this would be picture heavy.

 This is the ladybird house completed and transformed into a little key house. I don't know about you all, but I can never find my keys, so hopefully this will solve the problem.

These are the notice boards.

This is a wall hanging that I finally finished, it has been on the desk for about 6 weeks I think. I just couldn't think how it would go together. I finally cut the original piece in half and used my gorgeous Tim Holtz on the edge die for the bottom edge. The paper is from K & Company. The bingo card is from Jenni Bowlin. I made the door of the house using one of Tim's Fragments and a piece of the 'Lost and Found' paper, (OK a confession here, I didn't use a piece of the paper itself, I used a piece of the cover sheet from the paper pad, I can't quite bear to cut the paper yet).

This is the little wooden birdhouse that was sitting on the desk for ages too. I was unsure how to finish it having used crackle paint on the roof and rock candy crackle on the rest of it. My good friend Betty has just taken possession of a great punch from Stampin' Up (the bird, wing and branch), This is a really sturdy punch and easily punches grunge paper! Joy of joys. So I punched out the little bird  and sat him on the perch. The scalloped border was done using a Martha Stewart punch. The rock candy crackle paint was rubbed over with shabby shutter ink.

Phew! That was a long post, I hope you stayed for the entire thing and enjoyed it. Pop over to Julia's blog to learn more about WOYWW