I can't show you my very untidy desk today as it's really so bad I will have to have a tidy up before it's useable! - I had a couple of cards to make at short notice and needed to pull out lots of stash.  Instead I have a picture of the cross stitch I finished off to give to my niece on the birth of my first great nephew.  I was a cross stitch design from LOTV and had had a pink version also stitched so I had just to add the name etc this week.  Weighing in at 10lb 1oz he certainly is a 'great' nephew!  Back to more craft fair items for the rest of the week as I am taking a table at another one on Saturday morning. Visit the other desks this week HERE.



I can't see my work desk at the moment as it's buried under a mountain of all sorts!! - I am taking a table at a craft fair this Saturday so have to get some things ready for sale very quickly as I am off to the NEC on Friday (involves a 1.5 hour drive to Belfast, an overnight stay there, flights of just over an hour to Birmingham and back after 9 on Friday night - so probably not get home again until midnight at least!!) But I always enjoy the trip - my twice yearly treat!! Anyhow I have made some chicken sewing caddy/pincushion (pattern from www.artfabricstudio.com - with a few modifications), cards and gift tags, covered notebooks, mini tins of shortbread and I took up LLJ's advice and made some covers for packs of pocket tissues - mind you, I should have consulted her page before I had the first half dozen made - I just used one thickness of fabric with some cute lacy edged bias binding I found in my stash, when I should have used a double layer of fabric - oh well, you learn as you go and they look OK! Visit the other desks this week by clicking HERE.



My desk is a mess at the moment as I have been making lots of cards and now need to do the inserts and package them up (the boring bit - I just prefer to do the outside creative bit!!) It was relatively tidy until now as I was working at another desk last week - building a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of a craft shed - how appropriate! Visit all the other desks by clicking on Julia's blog HERE.


40th Birthday

I was recently asked to make a card for a pastry chef so I used this really old Magnolia stamp and a selection of die cuts.  The paper was from a pack called 'Tea House' by Dovecroft and 40 stamps and dies are by SU.  The image was coloured with Promarkers.  I am entering it in the Simply Magnolia Challenge (Anything Goes).


Exam Congrats

I have been very bad at blogging lately, despite having been very busy making lots of cards - so I decided to try to post a bit more often and enter a few challenges. This card was made using Magnolia stamps coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers (with her dress being paper pieced).  The sentiment was stamped and the background of the message stamped and die cut.  I am entering the Simply Magnolia challenge (CAS), the I Love Promarkers challenge (use a die cut), the Cute Card Thursday challenge (words or numbers) and Sketchy Challenges (anything goes).



Almost Thursday now, but just a quick post to show you my tidy desk!!  I did a big tidy up after working on wedding stationery over the last couple of weeks and I'm now trying to use up lots of bits of patterned paper by making some quick cards. Visit the other desks this week by clicking onto Julia's blog HERE.



I've just realised I forgot to post pictures of the congratulations cards I made a few weeks ago.  Two were for a newly qualified doctor and the other for the recipient of an OBE.