Wednesday 31 January 2024

WOYWW 765: Onwards and Upwards

Back in the fray today for this week's desk sharing with Julia at Stamping Ground for WOYWW.

I was working with some Doodleology stamps at the weekend but can't show you my projects yet.
I can't believe it's the end of January already.  February's collages will be reds/pinks as their main colour.
I had a tummy bug on Monday and ended up being sent home from work.  I have been able to keep down soup and toast and haven't been sick for 24 hours now so will be heading back into work today.  Plenty of marking to catch up with.
Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday 30 January 2024

Happy Birthday for an Aircraft Enthusiast

I decided to play around with a combination of kraft, black and white card as well as one of the new Abstract Layout dies and the Just Wings and Wheels stamps from Clarity Crafts.

Monday 29 January 2024

Gone Fishing

The Just Gents stamps from Clarity Crafts make a great card for someone interested in fishing.  Here I added one of the Wee Transport stamps too.

Sunday 28 January 2024

Collage Paper Journal Page

 These new collage papers from Clarity Crafts are great for backgrounds on journal pages as well as for creating collages.  Here I worked with the Hibiscus papers.

Saturday 27 January 2024

Friday 26 January 2024


I love all the Wee stamps from Clarity Crafts.  These new Wee Transport sets are really fun to work with.  Here I combined some of the stamps with one of the new Abstract Layout dies.

Thursday 25 January 2024

Up, Up and Away

Loving this latest line of stamps for more masculine cards from Clarity Crafts.  I only used two stamps from the collection on this card and there are so many to choose from in the set.

Wednesday 24 January 2024

WOYWW 764: Half Way

 Just a quick post today to join in with WOYWW thanks to Julia at Stamping Ground. Here is my desk with actual crafting supplies on it!

I was lucky enough to be sent a set of the new Clarity collage papers and am really looking forward to using them with my #dailycollage2024 pages as the colour schemes for the month fit.  I think the Hibiscus ones will form the base of the colour palette for February.
I have started adding a few bits and pieces of TH ephemera into the mix too.
Half way through the half term already.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday 23 January 2024

One Layer Stencilled Card

 Still slowly working my way through NBUS (Never Before Used Stencils) and went back to July 2016 with Clarity Club stencil #26.  I adapted one of Barbara Gray's projects to avoid using a gel plate.

Thursday 18 January 2024

New Year: New Challenge

I enjoy crafting every day even if it is only a 5 minute project.  Last year I completed a drawing every day and this year I decided on a collage every day instead.  I have a ring round loose leaf journal filled with cartridge paper measuring 5" x 7.25".  I have decided to theme each month using a colour scheme.  For January I have chosen a palette of greys and black.  Every day I finish the page using one or more of the Clarity Words stickers - there are five collections to choose from in total.

Wednesday 17 January 2024

WOYWW 763: Holiday Booked

 Welcome to my weekly sharing of the desk with Julia et al at Stamping Ground joining in with WOYWW.

The latest duck arrived last week.  I am pausing my duck collection for the moment, even though there are five more in the series, as I am running out of space in the shed to display them.
As you can see the collage pages are going well.  I am trying to include a Clarity die cut on each page as well as one or more of their Words stickers.  I have ordered some more stickers from Temu that should last me the rest of the year with the ones I already have.  I am also including book text torn from old volumes in the shed (French, German, Romanian and English).

#2 son has booked a villa to celebrate his 30th birthday at the end of May.  I have booked our flights, so the Saturday after the crop we will be heading out to northern Spain for a week of R&R.  The temperature is usually in the low to mid 20's then, so perfect as far as I am concerned.
Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday 16 January 2024

All You Need is Love

Working my way through my NBUS (Never Before Used Stamps) I was re reading some of the Clarity project sheets that came with them.  I was struck by this project by Barbara Gray using Club stamp #88 from February 2014 which is when I first joined the Clarity New Design Club for stamps.  I decided to copy it with an addition at the end.

Monday 15 January 2024

Floral Stencilled Card

 I am slowly working my way through my unused stencils from the Clarity New Design Club.  I have been a member since the start but haven't made use of all of them yet.  This card uses stencil #24 from May 2016.

Sunday 14 January 2024

First Christmas Card of 2024

 I have now finally used all the Clarity New Design Club dies at least once.  As the last one from November 2020 was a Christmas design I decided to make my first Christmas card of 2024 - getting ahead!

Wednesday 10 January 2024

WOYWW 762: Back to Work

Back to work this week and the holidays are well and truly over. Joining in with WOYWW and Julia at Stamping ground as ever on a Wednesday.

Spock and Worf are the latest Star Trek ducks to grace the desk and Deanna Troi is on her way.  There are 16 altogether in the series and I have collected 10 of them so far (Troi will make 11).  Just a Borg, Dr McCoy, Uhura, Khan and a Klingon to get then.  I will probably go for the remaining original series characters first and leave the two generic ducks until last.
For my #dailycollage2024 I have been combining stickers and bits from Temu with the Clarity words stickers and various Doodle dies.  I plan a layout the evening before so it is a quick job to put everything together in a morning (especially on work days).
Meeting after work today so it may be tomorrow before I finish my visits.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.