Wednesday 31 August 2022

WOYWW 691: Getting Back to Work

 This time next week I will be back teaching again so I am spending a couple of days finishing the preparations and paperwork for the upcoming school year.  I did manage a couple of projects since we returned from our short break away at least and hope to get back to crafting tomorrow.

In the meantime my desk is rather boring.  I am sure if you visit Julia at Stamping Ground you will find far more interesting desks to visit this week.

We enjoyed three nights in Scarborough with day trips to Whitby, Goathland and York, visiting Bridlington on the way home.

Bridlington Harbour



York Minster


The view from the hotel.

Whitby Abbey

Hubby at Goathland
We had a refreshing time before getting back to the grindstone.

I managed to keep up with the daily journal by prepping a few papges in advance.  Hope to be able to visit desks once I have finished work for the day.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday 30 August 2022

Bijou Dandelion Seed Heads Rainbow

I decided to use my trademark rainbow colours in a background to this card made with one of the new Bijou Landscape stamp sets from Claritystamp.

Monday 29 August 2022

Saturday 27 August 2022

Dragonfly Birthday Card

Inspired by Deborah Wheeler I have gone back into my unused so far Clarity New Design Club stamps to create a card.  This time using the dragonfly stamp.

Friday 26 August 2022

Rainbow Tea Cups Birthday

There are not many of the Claritystamp New Design Club dies that I haven't used.  I decided to use the teacup element of this die to create a birthday card in my favourite rainbow colours.

Thursday 25 August 2022

Leonie's Scribble DIes: Ideas and Inspiration

 As these Scribble dies are half price on the Claritystamp web site until Monday I thought I would share some ideas and inspiration using them.  There are links to the step by step process for each card below each picture.

Combined with stamps in the same series (see HERE).

Wednesday 24 August 2022

WOYWW 690: A Fabulous Retreat

What a fabulous weekend at the Claritystamp retreat Eva and I had.  There are two desks on display today - one at the retreat and one back home with a couple of the cards - not quite yet finished.  

Eva was of course on the other side of the desk as usual.
On Friday afternoon we had fun with a Groovi project and on Saturday morning it was background techniques using inks, paints, stamps and brayers.  I have a fabulous pile to play with at home.  Saturday afternoon was a lovely project involving zentangling with a stencil.  We are all set to book for next year again and I can thoroughly recommend the retreats.
Barbara provided the expertise and tips and tricks ably supported by Paul and Jilly worked her magic on the lunches each day - she looks after the design team so it was good to catch up face to face.  Eva and I may have spent a bit of money in the Clarity pop up shop too lol.

My quick daily journal pages are currently on a holiday theme and I have had fun finding the appropriate Clarity word sticker(s) for each page.
Sorry I didn't get round to visiting desks last week, between sample making and going away I just didn't have time.  I promise to try and do better this week.  To find out more about WOYWW please visit Julia at Stamping Ground - there will be lots more desks to see and a friendly community too.  Looking forward to the crop in October!  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Monday 22 August 2022

William Morris Look Birthday Panel Card

I used one of the ideas from the project sheet which came with the stencil from Claritystamp and changed the colours to create this William Morris looking panel card.

Sunday 21 August 2022

Thursday 18 August 2022

Daily Journal Update

 I am well over half way through the fourth 6" x 6" kraft scrapbook that I am using for my #dailychallenge2022 - a quick journal page a day.  I have been trawling through my stickers and scrapbook papers.  As always, each page is finished off with a word sticker from one of the four Claritystamp collextions.

I continued the football theme from the end of July by celebrating the Euro 2022 by England's women.

This was followed by a school theme as I have been working during the holidays.

I found some cute service/contruction vehicle stickers so they made my next theme.

Next I went with a music theme.

I finished the first half of the month and a run of pages depicting holidays with a London theme.