Wednesday, 9 June 2021

WOYWW 627: Five More Wednesdays

Good morning and welcome to another Wednesday sharing of the desk with the gang at WOYWW, led by Julia at Stamping Ground - please visit to find out more.  Quick today as school is back in session, but only five more Wednesdays until the school holidays.

Same old, same old as far as the desk is concerned.  Still drawing daily!  I did very little but veg out and watch TV over half term I must admit.  No Eva today either as she was busy with school work yesterday.

Meeting after work tonight so it will probably be tomorrow before I visit.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Clean and Simple Uplifting Card

For my first sample using one of Barbara's Woodland Art Block stamp sets, I kept things clean and simple and combined them with one of the grunge elements sets.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

WOYWW 626: Enjoying a Week Off

Another week and we are already into June - 2021 seems to be flying by.  Welcome to my weekly contribution to WOYWW, courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground.

As you can see, even though it is half term and I am enjoying a week off, nothing much has changed on my desk.  I posted off my third lot of samples in under two weeks yesterday so can't show those yet.  I succombed to another beautiful felt picture from Tilly Tea Dance but it hasn't arrived yet so will have to share next week.

On the other side of the desk, Eva popped over for a crafty visit yesterday.  We will be sorting our new season tickets for Stoke City tomorrow while they are still available at the Early Bird prices.  They will be even cheaper this year as we have five matches of credit from the 2019-20 season to knock off the price - not that they have increased in price for more than 10 years.  Can't wait to get back to a more normal Saturday afternoon.  I will actually be able to visit most desks today for a change as it is the holiday.  Only 6 more weeks after that until the summer holidays!!!  Stay safe and happy WOYWW.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Drawing A Day Latest!

I have really got into a routine with my #drawingaday after five months.  This is the longest that I have ever managed to keep up a new year's resolution.

Having previously drawn sailing ships I decided to go for a different kind for this prompt.

Friday, 28 May 2021

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Stencil Fun

 I thought I'd bring together a series of projects using stencils with various techniques.  For this series of cards I used the Towns & Hills A5 stencils from Claritystamp.

For the first one I used a brayer clean up sheet as a starting point (see HERE for step by step).

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

WOYWW 625: Post Anniversary Treat

 Back for a nother week of joining in with the fun and fellowship which is WOYWW - one week closer to the 13th anniversary in 51 weeks time lol.  Please feel free to join in or just visit via Stamping Ground, where Julia keeps us all organised.

My desk this week shows the latest additions to my Tilly Tea Dance felted picture collection.  I decided to treat myself.
They look rather good in my gallery, along with a hand made pottery bowl which was a birthday gift from Barbara Gray. 
I did manage to make two ATCs for the anniversary which have been sent off to my PIF (Bleubeard and Elizabeth) and Julia. 
Yesterday I received beautiful happy mail from Sylvia (on the right) all the way from Iowa, USA and a totally unexpected gift from Zsuzsa - I am so sorry that I don't have any ATCs left to send in return.
I have also been keeping up with my daily drawing resolution.

I am not sure that my penny farthing would get very far alas.  Thanks for all the visits last week - I made it round to everyone eventually.  I'll be round in the morning to see everyone, as I have a meeting after school this evening - roll on next week's holiday!  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW


Tuesday, 25 May 2021

My Space, My Rules: A Tag

 This month's prompts over on Tag It Tuesday are: Make and use shaving foam marbled paper, add a dog image, add something cut from a magazine and build up texture with a palette knife and any medium.  this month's colours are eggplant/plum and grey.  As you can see I used all prompts and colours.

Monday, 24 May 2021

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

WOYWW 624: 12 Years and Still Going Strong

 Welcome to my contribution to the 12th anniversary edition of WOYWW and many congratulations to Julia at Stamping Ground for coming up with the idea so many years ago and keeping things going.  Please do join in with the celebrations over at home base.

As you can see, my desk is not much different to usual.  My sketchbook is centre stage ready for my #drawingaday.  I have actually made an ATC for my PIF (hope everyone is sitting down with that news).  I haven't got a postcard yet but intend to source one tomorrow.  I am hoping that we may be able to have an in person crop later in the year and I will have lots of tags ready for swapping at that point.

Here are the latest drawings.  I am afraid that there is no-one on the other side of the desk to show.  I was busy making samples all day and Eva had too much to do for work. 
I had happy mail yesterday morning.  At the bottom is a lovely postcard from LLJ.  The photo at the top is one I found of a Dalek costume that I had ten days notice to make when #1 son was in the Nursery class at school.  How he has survived to 28 I will never know lol.  Happy WOYWW 12th anniversary everyone and I'll be over to visit in the morning.