Birthday boy

I have now finished the card that was on my desk yesterday - the image is by LOTV and I have used my favourite medium (Promarkers) to colour it to match the papers from Papermania.  I am entering it into a few challenges - Get Creative (Anything goes), PFP (Sports/hobbies), Pennys challenges (Anything goes), Sketchy challenge (Anything goes) and Tuesday Throwdown (Use your favourite medium).



I have been doing some colouring this week, mainly using Promarkers.  The current image is one of my recent purchases from LOTV and the paper is from Papermania - a 6 x 6 book called 'For Him' - I've had this paper for ages so decided it was time to use some of it - the addiction to paper makes it difficult to actually use it rather than keep it to look at!!! To find out what all the other deskers are up to this week, visit Julia's blog HERE.

New baby card

I have recently made some new baby cards using Doodlebug papers - I have had three of their 6 x 6 pads for ages - they are really too nice to use up but when I did a bit of a tidy up in my craft room, I realised I should really use up some of my paper stash before I buy any more! I will enter this card into the Crafty Cardmakers challenge (New beginnings), Get Creative (Anything goes), Sketchy challenge (Anything goes), I Love Promarkers (Use something new), Stampavie (Something New) and CCT(Buttons).  The stamp is one of the new sets from the Spring/Summer SU catalogue, coloured with Promarkers.



I haven't participated in WOYWW for a few weeks now as my craft desk was not much in use over the holidays - I was taking a rest due to health issues and relaxing by building jigsaw puzzles and tidying up in my craft room so I now have space to work on my desk again!! I also got some new storage for my A4 card which at least makes the craft room look a bit tidier! I did a bit of stamping and colouring so I'm now starting to put together some baby cards. Visit the other desks HERE.



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.