The Clarity chessboard stencil is perfect to go with the new Chess Silhouette stamps.
Monday, 8 March 2021
Sunday, 7 March 2021
I adore the new grungy grid stamps from Claritystamp. I used kraft card to create a masculine chess themed card.
Saturday, 6 March 2021
Friday, 5 March 2021
Thursday, 4 March 2021
I used dies to create die cuts in different sizes to the die itself to create this DL Butterfly card.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Well another Wednesday is here in the blink of an eye so I add my contribution to the weekly get together with Julia and fellow deskers at Stamping Ground for WOYWW.There has been a change to my desk this week as my new Washi drawers finally arrived. I decided not to give Tom and Peter nose bleeds by stacking them on the first two and instead added them to the side. It has given me a perch for my pen storage and I can therefore access my Ecoline and Kuretake brush pens a lot more easily now.
Thank you for all the suggestions last week for an extra prompt. Lynne suggested drawing potbanks so I went with the word local and added the canal too.All my drawings from the last couple of weeks have been collected together in yesterday's post (see HERE if interested). I have continued into March with the daily drawings too - now using the #inktober2016 prompts for this month.
STay safe everyone and happy WOYWW. I'll be round to visit after work or tomorrow morning.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
And so February is at an end and I am still working on a simple drawing each day in my Daler Rowney cartridge paper sketch book. I have now finished working through the prompts for inktober 2017 and have found a new set of daily drawing prompts to see me through March.A quick and easy response to day 17 although the neck of the swan really should be a little longer.
Monday, 1 March 2021
White embossing looks great against a colourful backkground as well as kraft card. Here I used one of the Clarity Amazonia designer cards.
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Sadly, sympathy cards are ever more in demand. This butterfly stamp set designed by Cherry Green provides a beautiful image for such a card.
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Friday, 26 February 2021
This new butterfly stamp set designed by Cherry Green for Claritystamp was crying out for some fusible film.
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Is it really a week since our last get together over on Stamping Ground with WOYWW? It was so good to see all the photos and read the memories of Shaz. I even saw video footage of the first WOYWW crop over on Facebook thanks to Doug sharing (before my time).My desk this morning resumes some sort of normality as I prepare for my daily drawing and my first day of teaching after half term. Only another week of online teaching to do after this one, as schools are back with face to face lessons on 8th March.
I do need your help though, dear deskers. I have found sufficient prompts to keep me going to the end of the year with a daily drawing. However, I will be one prompt short at the end of #inktober2017 to the start of March's daily drawing prompts. Please could you give me suggestions. I will share the prompts I have completed over the years so far, as well as my March prompts so duplication can be avoided.
I will be following the #inktober2016 prompts during March.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Monday, 22 February 2021
At the time that this card was made for a colleague on maternity leave, the gender of the baby was unknown, hence the neutral colour palette.
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Saturday, 20 February 2021
I had fun with the February prompts over on Tag It Tuesday. The colours this month are red and orange and the four techniques are add thread or other fibres, use a quote found on interest or Facebook (see HERE), add a flower, drawn, painted, or collaged and use Washi tape. I used all six promts and this is the result.
Friday, 19 February 2021
Thursday, 18 February 2021
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Welcome to the weekly desk share with WOYWW courtesy of Julia keeper of links at Stamping Ground. This week we mourn the loss of one of the stalwarts of our group: Shaz (Silverwolf) Brooks.I spent some time the other day, having heard the sad news of her passing, looking through my stash of WOYWW ATCs from crops and swaps. Even though I only met Shaz and her husband Doug a handful of times, to read her blog was to know her. Enabler, generous sharer of techniques, crafty research and online bargains, Shaz could always be relied on to tell it how it is. LLJ and Julia have summed up Shaz so much better than I can on their blogs this week and her husband Doug has also made a moving tribute to his soulmate on Shaz's blog. It is well worth a visit for tips, techniques and crafty product reviews.
I will leave you with some photos of various meetings with Shaz and Doug (Doug was invariably behind the camera).Our first meet up at Port Sunlight with Lynne, Chris and Neet in front.
Rest In Peace Shaz.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Over half way through February and I am still on track with my plan of keeping up with a daily drawing. I only joined in with #inktober for the first time in 2018, so thought I'd go back and work on the prompts from #inktober2017. Here is the first half.My first thought for the prompt. I followed a tutorial online (see HERE).
Monday, 15 February 2021
I have had great fun making children's cards with the Linda's seasonal children stamp sets from Clarity.
Sunday, 14 February 2021
The larger Doodle Round Leaf stencil and coordinating stamps made the perfect background for this journal page featuring a magazine clipping of a dog walker.
Saturday, 13 February 2021
Friday, 12 February 2021
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
As usual on a Wednesday, joining in with WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?) with Julia and the gang at Stamping Ground. Please do pop over to find out more. I am sure we are all thinking of Shaz (Silverwolf) and her amazing husband Doug. Keeping them both in my prayers.
I'll be round to visit later or tomorrow (vaccine side effects permitting). Stay safe and happy WOYWW everyone.
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Monday, 8 February 2021
I combined one of the stamp sets in the new Linda's Children collection with the corresponding Entwined Wreath to create this Autumn card.
Sunday, 7 February 2021
Saturday, 6 February 2021
I haven't participated in Tag Tuesday for a while. The current prompt is use a photo or part of one. I also feel this tag meets the Mid Month Mini Mission prompt for January over on Mission Inspiration: Secret.