Thursday 18 July 2024

#dailycollage2024 July So Far

 For July #dailycollage2024 pages I have gone with a yellow/gold colour theme.  Here is the story so far...

As usual, each page starts with Clarity Collage papers - this month Chamomile Infusions - and finish with one of the many sets of words stickers.

Wednesday 17 July 2024

WOYWW 789/9: Last Week of Term

Welcome to WOYWW, a weekly sharing of desks, hosted for 15 years by Julia.  She has entrusted me with carrying on for which I am grateful.

As you can see by the date and time on my new smart watch, I prepared this post yesterday.  Once again I had just finished marking the last assessements of the year and didn't think they would be of much interest to you.  I downloaded a picture of my Dad as wallpaper to the phone.  This time last year he had gone into hospital and we were in the middle of an Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) at school.  This week has been a lot more relaxed although I have to come up with four hours of activities for KS3 students not going to Alton Towers on Friday.
It is celebration afternoon in school this afternoon, with the leavers' assembly for Y8 and form time for all.  We have a small celebration after school too, to say goodbye to a colleague who is leaving us.  Stay safe and happy WOYWW.  Thanks for joining in...








Sunday 14 July 2024

Woodland Aperture and Birds Dies: Ideas and Inspiration

 I love these two-way overlay dies with the extra birds.  They can be used together or separately for lots of different looks.  Here are some ideas and inspiration using the set.  Links to the projects are given underneath each picture.


Just the birds (see HERE).

Saturday 13 July 2024

Friday 12 July 2024

Thursday 11 July 2024

Birthday Cards for Boys and Men

 I have three boys and have made them birthday cards for many years.  I know that people sometimes struggle to make male birthday cards so thought I'd share some ideas.  Links to projects below each.


Using stencils and stamps (see HERE).

Wednesday 10 July 2024

WOYWW 788/8: Flying By

 Welcome to the weekly desk share that is WOYWW.  Thanks to Julia for trusting me to carry on with her baby of the first 15 years (780 weeks).


My desk shows some new alphabet dies that I used to personalise a new baby card for a colleague (see Saturday's blog) as I didn't think you would be interested in my assessment marking.

I am into the swing with the July #dailycollage2024 pages as you can see.  Yesterday afternoon I had a pleasant time at school (on my day off) with the u3a recorder group playing for KS2.  They seemed to have a good time and asked some great questions.
This evening I will be stopping on at school between home time and awards' evening as it is an early start and finish so everyone can make it home in time for the footie.  I will be round to visit as soon as possible.  Stay safe and thanks for joining in with WOYWW.







Tuesday 9 July 2024

Monday 8 July 2024

Simply Just For You

I went with silver embossing on black card for this simple design.



Add the large sentiment from Jazz’s Just for You Elements stamp set to a 6” x 6” black card blank in Versamark ink, heat emboss with silver embossing powder.
Mask up the sentiment and add three of the small stem flowers in the same way removing the mask before heating the embossing powder.
Add a Pinky Gray greetings sticker to the inside of the card.
To finish, colour the flowers using Sakura Moonlight pens.

Sunday 7 July 2024

Calligraphy Girls: Ideas

 The Calligraphy Girls stamps from Clarity Crafts are just as much fun to play with as the Hippie Chicks.  Here are a couple of ideas combined with the BOW-WOB papers.  Links to the projects are below each picture.


Lady in red (see HERE).
Flapper in green (see HERE).

Saturday 6 July 2024

Floral Tag

The current prompt over on Tag Tuesday is Flowers.  There are certainly plenty of stamps from Clarity Crafts to choose from to fulfil this prompt.  I went with Tina's Floral Poppy Spray.

I added book text to a #8 manilla tag to create a background. This was dried and trimmed.
Next, I stamped Tina’s Floral Poppy spray onto the tag in Nocturne Versafine Clair ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Laying the coordinating stencil over the top of the stamping, I added colour to the flowers and leaves with Distress Oxides (Candied Apple, Peeled Paint and Blueprint Sketch).
I then added a black pearl to the centre of each of the larger poppies.
I blended weathered Wood Distress ink around the image and the edges of the tag to create a vignette.
To finish, I added one of Barbara’s Feel Good Factor Stickers.

Wednesday 3 July 2024

WOYWW 787/7: Car Trouble

Welcome to the weekly desk share blog link that is WOYWW.  Hosted by Julia for 15 years who then passed the baton to me.  Thanks for joining in.

I can't believe that the year is already half over and there are less than three weeks to the end of the school year.  My desk shows my first two #dailycollage2024 journals and the start of the third.  I am going with a yellow/gold theme this month.
I picked my car up from the garage Monday evening as another injector failed on the way home from Lichfield last week.  Luckily it wasn't too far from home and I limped it to the garage which is just up the road from my house.  I made sure that they knew what I had been charged by the previous garage that replaced the first injector that went and the price was very similar in the end after an initial higher quote.  I will be looking for a new car over the holidays!  Reports are done but I am still finalising assessments with two year groups.  Only 8 more working days this year (including today).
Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.  If you need to get in touch I have added a message form on the blog.