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).
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), theCute 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.
My desk is only slightly more tidy this week than last (still a lot of work to be done!) but at least there are a couple of cards almost ready (both for the same girl who has just qualified as a doctor - I always find it difficult to make them look 'different' enough when they're both for the same person). I have two more to make for orders and then I will be all up to date - mind you one of them is for someone who had just received an OBE and I'm a bit stuck for ideas - any suggestions? Visit the other work desks this week by clicking HERE.
What a mess!! - I've been trying to tidy up my craft room and now everything has been piled up on the desk. I have some new paper and matching ribbon which will be very difficult to cut up - I think I may have to get a second pack for using and keep this one for looking at!! Mind you I came across this picture of Einstein's desk and I can see some similarities - I think I must be a genius in disguise!! If you would like to see some more inspiring work desks click HERE.
The weekly work desks are on display if you visit Julia HERE.
I have been crocheting baby shoes for sale recently - here are the ones I've finished so far - along with the yarn as I'm trying to choose what colour to make next! I finished off the wee notebooks I was working on last week but had a purple cat for a while - out of 14 spotlights on my craft room ceiling the one directly above my work desk has gone out and I mistook the purple markers for grey!! It was only when I had the cat almost finished that I realised my mistake and had to try to remove the purple and colour him grey!!
I'm a part time teacher, married for over 23 years and Mum to Hannah and Nathan. I dabble in most crafts and have been making cards for about 15 years now. I'm a big fan of Stampin Up, Lili of the Valley and Magnolia products. I also make wedding stationery and sell my cards in a local craft shop to help school funds.