Thursday, 20 July 2017

Repurposed diamond anniversary card


I was asked to make a diamond wedding anniversary card with very little time to get it done. I looked through my dwindling stock of cards and remembered one that I did and blogged here:


I took off the birthday greeting panel and added two other sentiment panels instead, adding the hearts, which actually look the right colour on the card, but look  odd here because of the flash photo (no time to take any better one as I had to hand the card over quickly). I took out the centre of the big flower and added a silver 60 instead, adding some silver gems - adding the same top right and bottom left (hard to see on the photo).


The recipient was pleased, which is the main thing - wish the quick photo did it more justice.

This is for:

Crafting by designs: recycle reuse repurpose
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 159: anniversaries
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper

Golf 80th birthday


This is a commissioned card. The sentiment card is Kanban and the golfing background paper was from PDA card and craft a long time ago. Stickers were from a set - the gold bag is like a faux leather - lots of texture.


This is for:

Moving along with the times 50: age as a focal point
Paru  July: birthday
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper

For a wonderful daughter


Another commissioned card, this time for a daughter for her birthday. Background paper is Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey (lovely and glittery, but doesn't show up here. The rose topper is from a little vintage booklet from The Works and the butterfly with pearls added and the flower and sentiments are from stash.


This is for:

Paru  July: birthday
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Alphabet: I for insects
Country view crafts July: things with wings
Through the purple haze 129: anything with wings
Scrap-cards 98: things with wings

Layers and layers of flowers for birthday


This was a commissioned birthday card for someone who loves flowers and gardening. I used Hunkydory supplies, using the topper as a 'window' on to the fainter picture underneath.. It was very fiddly to add all the little pots and layers of flowers, but worth it for the final result.


This is for:

Paru  July: birthday
Mod squad: layered florals
Daisy chain 10: floral
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
My time to craft 350: in the garden
Cute card Thursday 487: summer colours
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer

Racing along to wish happy birthday


This was a commissioned card for a 50th birthday for someone who loves formula 1 etc. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the pennants spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY - a fiddly job, but worth it. Supplies are Hunkydory.


And the inside decorated:


This is for:

Moving along with the times 50: age as a focal point
Paru  July: birthday
Make my Monday 50: travel
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Word art Wednesday 292: anything goes

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Another birthday card


Another birthday card with Anna Griffin paper background, two different lots of lace and plenty of layered flowers coloured in the centres with a pink spectrum noir pen.


This is for:

Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Use your stuff 272: colour splash - only black & white plus one colour
Double D: black & white with a pop of colour
Paru  July: birthday
Mod squad: layered florals
Crafty creations 346: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 292: anything goes

Pink birthday


For this card I used a couple of pieces of Anna Griffin papers (from long ago), some black and white flowers and brad centres from stash and the swirly Anna Griffin sticker and Craftwork cards sentiment label.


This is for:

Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Come and get it: use 2 or  more designer papers
Use your stuff 272: colour splash - only black & white plus one colour
Double D: black & white with a pop of colour
Paru  July: birthday
Mod squad: layered florals
Petal Lu 42: anything goes
Crafty creations 346: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 292: anything goes

Penny's challenge 338


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 338, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Bugaboo Stamps image 'tulip jar' - Bugaboo are sponsoring the challenge. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and cut with one of the todo cross hatch dies, inking the embossed edge. The image die was then raised up with foam pads and ribbon and gems added.


This is also for:

The Bugaboo crafty challenge 7: anything goes with a Bugaboo image
As you like it: do you prefer pearls or gems and why - I love using either - perhaps gems just have the edge for me, so versatile
Simon says Monday: get in shape
The ribbon girl July any image challenge
Really reasonable ribbon 167: anything goes with ribbon
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Noor July: use die cuts
Ike's world 93: anything goes + option: bunch of kindness
Daisy chain 10: floral
Digi choosday 29: anything goes
Petal Lu 42: anything goes
Aussie digital artists 6: anything goes
Color inspiration Monday link up 24
Lemon shortbread 46: anything goes

Sport upcycled tag


This is a commissioned card made for a friend's grandson, who loves rugby. Background is lovely foiled Kanban card. The rugby topper is an Anita one from The Works, sentiments from stash and the sport circle tag was upcycled - it was on a bag that I bought.

This is for:

Creative knockouts 202: birthday wishes
Crafting by designs: recycle reuse repurpose
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Word art Wednesday 292: anything goes

WOYWW 424


Here are my pictures for WOYWW 424. If you don't know what this is all about, please click on the link and have a look and join in the fun by showing what's on your workdesk and then having a look at the links to see everyone else's.

Last week I said that I'm hoping very soon to be able to show the rest of my craft room with everything sorted and labelled. Oh dear .... that's a bit of a joke because I haven't got much further with it. I have done some more sorting, but there's not really much to show for it. It was Wimbledon in the UK for the last two weeks and the finals particularly took up my time

To the left of where I sit are the normal essentials ... a USB lamp (really good for evening cardmaking when colours can look different without enough light), the fan, kitchen roll etc. And then there are some cards made with a magazine freebie - still quite a lot of the kit left, as you can see. Not real crafting, but the opportunity to make a few very quick cards that might bring in some money for charity.



On the right are some bits and pieces bought yesterday at The Works and a few other bits, including the Christmas card made for my challenges for last Saturday and not put away yet.


As I still haven't finished organising and labelling, I thought I'd show you my pens:


I hope to return again next week and show some more of my craft room - in fact, I'd like to think that the sorting and labelling will be finished ... but I keep hoping that - lol!. Now I'm off to link this for WOYWW 424 and then have a look at what others have been up to - although I haven't got much time now as we have visitors coming, but I'll be back this evening.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

No sentiment


This is a simple card with no sentiment, suitable for any occasion. The two scalloped edged toppers are Hunkydory and the background and gold corners from the Crafter's Company Downton Abbey set, with the addition of four pearls.


This is for:

As you like it: do you prefer pearls or gems and why - I like the way a pearl can be used to 'lift' the corner and make it more attractive
Ike's world 93: anything goes + option: bunch of kindness
Frilly & funkie: in the good old summertime
Creatalicious 119: anything goes + option: summer
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer
Daisy chain 10: floral
Petal Lu 42: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Especially for you brother


I seem to be on a motoring theme atm ... just the way the orders go.

This was a request for a card showing a car and the recipient's name. Hunkydory background card, Kanban car phoeo, other bits from stash.


This is for:

Use your stuff 272: colour splash - only black & white plus one colour - a touch of blue on the car
Paru  July: birthday
Make my Monday 50: travel
Crafty sentiments: clean and simple (or fussy and fancy)
Pile it on 132: something beginning with S - spots
Lemon shortbread 46: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 168: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Porsche ... or an old banger!


I was asked to make this card for a son who would really love to have a porsche. Papers are from my offrcuts box, plus the embossed card using a grid embossing folder from Crafter's Companion and a piece of Kanban sentiment card. Sentiments were generated on computer with the digital images and printed.

Colours for the color sisters 45:


And Aloha Friday 99:



And inside:


This is also for:

Paru  July: birthday
Make my Monday 50: travel
Crafty sentiments: clean and simple (or fussy and fancy)
CAS on Friday 112: primary colours (hope it's OK to be just blue)
Pile it on 132: primary colours
Monochrome magic 3: anything goes monochrome
Come and get it: use 2 or  more designer papers
The crafty addicts 38: anything goes + option: something humorous
Crafty gals corner 131: do it for the dudes
The male room 64: add texture (the grid embossed card)
Lemon shortbread 46: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 168: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Monday, 17 July 2017

Birthday wishes son


A commissioned card for a son interested in motorbikes. The image is stamped and embossed. The background sentiment card is from Kanban. The pleated spotty stitched red card was from Create and Craft some time ago.


This is for:

Use your stuff 272: colour splash - only black & white plus one colour
Fairytale 171: hobby - motorcycling
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): heat embossing + a stamp
Stamps & fun = creativity 306: anything goes
Paru  July: birthday
Make my Monday 50: travel
Pammies inky pinkies 1729: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 168: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

A garden puzzle


I was asked to make a card for a lady who had recently had her 50th birthday, so this was to be an 'unbirthday' card. I was told that she loves puzzles and gardening and flowers.

I used a floral background paper with punched borders and Hunkydory supplies, layering up various toppers and adding one or two vellum items and some Docraft flowers and pearls. I had a look at the puzzle books in Poundland and lo and behold there was a 'garden plant' word search puzzle - perfect to add to the card.


A Hunkydory circular topper on the left and a mat with a punched border on the right under the sentiment panel.


This is for:

My time to craft 350: in the garden
Craftaholics R us 27: summer
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
4 crafty  chicks 359: summer celebrations
Card mania 94: summer fun
Creatalicious 119: anything goes + option: summer
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer
Cardz 4 galz 51: butterflies
Alphabet: I for insects
Scrap and craft inspiration 5: summertime with butterflies
Country view crafts July: things with wings
Daisy chain 10: floral
As you like it: do you prefer pearls or gems and why - I love using either, especially pearls in the centre of flowers
Crafty cardmakers 193: lots of layers
Fairytale 171: hobby - gardening (and puzzles)

The cup that cheers


Somehow a cuppa with a friend can cheer us up, so this get well card is simply made with some more of the lovely Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey paper with a raised up cup and saucer from a set from Anna Griffin.



This is for:

Shopping our stash 311: CAS 
Incy wincy: 1 paper layer only
Monochrome magic 3: anything goes monochrome
Glitter n sparkle 248: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 62: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 168: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Simply with sympathy


A simple card that says all it needs to say. I always think that sympathy cards should be understated rather than overdone. The stamp on the right hand side had a bit of inking missing at the top, but I don't think it matters as it adds to its wispy nature. These were then heat embossed with detail clear.

Two tone background stamped with Penny Black sparklers inked with memento rich cocoa plus a sentiment stamp from Hobbycraft.


This is for:

Penny Black Saturday July challenge: flowers
Sparkles 94: thinking of you or a sympathy card
Pile it on 132: something beginning with S
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): heat embossing + a stamp
Stamping sensations July: anything with flowers
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: for the boys (suitable to send to a man, I think)
Pammie's inky pinkies 1728: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 14: anything goes
Oddball stamps: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 248: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 62: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 291: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Commissioned 80th birthday card


I was asked to make the card suitable for posting without anything being spoiled ... as flat as possible. It's an 8 x 8 card so it will still require a large letter stamp, but there are no awkward bits sticking up.

I decided to use a long neglected lovely Penny Black stamp 'sweet peas' inked with memento and coloured with spectrum noir pens. This was then cut out with a todo cross hatch die, using a larger one to cut some Hunkydory card as a layer. The background card was embossed with an Embossalicious folder (doesn't really show up much here). Other bits and pieces from stash, including the Hobbycraft ribbon with bow.



This is for:

Penny Black Saturday July challenge: flowers
Crafty friends 62: floral
Daisy chain 10: floral
Stamping sensations July: anything with flowers
International art & soul 12: elements of nature
The ribbon girl July any image challenge
Cute card Thursday 486: ribbons
Really reasonable ribbon 167: anything goes with ribbon
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): happy birthday + a stamp
Paru  July: birthday
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Noor July: use die cuts
Sasayaki glitter July: your favourite colour - love working with pinks and lilac
Colour crazy week 28: anything goes
Color insiration Monday link up 24
Crafty awesomeness July: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 27: summer
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
4 crafty  chicks 359: summer celebrations
Art at Stampz by Star: summer celebrations
Scrap n challenge: summer
Creatalicious 119: anything goes + option: summer
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer
Glitter n sparkle 248: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 62: anything goes
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Love to craft July challenge mid-month inspiration


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 12 July: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Crafty Girls team who published mid-month inspiration and also here to see the crafting of team A and to enter our challenge.#

I'm sharing a commissioned card that I made in May for a grandson of a friend. The background sentiment card is from Kanban. I found the circle image on the internet (it was free) and I cut it out on my Scan n cut. The computer generated sentiment and the surrounding gold mirror card were cut and embossed on the todo with two cross hatch dies.


This is also for:

Shopping our stash 311: CAS
Noor July: use die cuts
PDE 181: emboss it
Creative craft cottage digi creations 77: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 197: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 208: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Just for you


A simple card using Downton Abbey (Crafter's Companion) papers, a piece of laced ribbon, a vintage picture from a collection from The Works, with the bottom corners added. With the addition of the sentiment circle and the crocheted flowers, the card was completed (I didn't make the flowers ... they were bought from The Works).


This is for:

Crafting with dragonflies 84: vintage/shabby chic
Crafty friends 62: floral
Daisy chain 10: floral
The ribbon girl July card challenge
Cute card Thursday 486: ribbons
Really reasonable ribbon 167: anything goes with ribbon
Paperminutes 495: women
Paper craft happy 2: anything goes with a girl
Pearly sparkles 18: girlie
Cutie pie 113: here come the girls
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Caroling penguins for CHNC


This is my card for mid-month inspiration for CHNC extra July 2017 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of my team members and we hope you will join in the challenge here - anything goes as long as it's Christmas and you can enter as many times as you like.

The background was created by embossing a piece of mirror card using an Embossalicious folder and sanding to reveal some white core. The image is one of my favourite Penny Black Christmas stamps, caroling penguins, inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum nor with quickie glue pen and Art Institute fine glitter on the furry bits of the Santa hats. This was die cut using an X cut rectangular parenthesis die. The greeting glittered circle was part of a kit bought ages ago.

I'm also sharing this card for my CHNC challenge 342 where it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'use a die cut'. Please click on the link and join in as many times as you like ... and, remember, the theme is entirely optional.


This is also for:

Winter wonderland: Christmas penguins
12 months of Christmas 31
Catch the bug Christmas in July day 1: make it sparkle
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room 309: Christmas in July
Di's digis: Christmas in July
Dragonfly journeys 96: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 159: Christmas in July
Creative moments 122: anything goes + option: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 184: Christmas in July + a sentiment
Cut it up 126: Christmas in July
Die cut divas July: Christmas in July
Christmas at sweet stampin July: anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas challenge (with die cut)
Whoopsi Daisy July: Christmas in July
Unicorn 23: Christmas in July
Creative craft cottage 91: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas: O for old - all supplies are old
Crimbo crackers 136: anything goes
Scrapy land 69: anything goes (X cut die)
Noor July: use die cuts
PDE 181: emboss it
Simon says Monday: distress it
Mix it up 3: anything goes + option: distressing
Come and get it: make your own background
Love to scrap 99: anything goes
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: for the boys
Use your stuff 271: all creatures great and small
2 crafty critter crazies 4: must be a critter
Crafty animals 4: anything goes
Colour crazy week 28: anything goes
Color insiration Monday link up 24
Crafty awareness July: anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it July: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 42: anything goes
Merry Monday Christmas in July link up: catching up with challenge 237: sparkle & shimmer
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 197: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

CCAYR July challenge: anything goes (Christmas)


This is my card for Christmas cards all year round Julyy challenge:precipitation. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of May here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

I randomly stamped the lovely Inkadinkadoo stamped inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver (looks more like white here, but it is silver). I randomly stamped and embossed on to the white label and then added the sentiment label.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 31
Catch the bug Christmas in July day 1: make it sparkle
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room 309: Christmas in July
Di's digis: Christmas in July
Dragonfly journeys 96: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 159: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 184: Christmas in July + a sentiment
Fabrika fantasy 11: Christmas in July
Christmas at sweet stampin July: anything goes
Happy little stampers July Christmas challenge: anything goes + option: die cut
Whoopsi Daisy July: Christmas in July
Unicorn 23: Christmas in July
Creative craft cottage 91: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas: O for old - all supplies are old
Creative moments 122: anything goes + option: Christmas in July
Die cut divas July: Christmas in July
Crimbo crackers 136: anything goes
Merry Monday Christmas in July link up: catching up with challenge 202: let it snow
Come and get it: make your own background
Monochrome magic 3: anything goes monochrome
Penny Black at Allsorts July: for the boys (suitable to send to a man)
PDE linky 181: emboss it
Noor July: use die cuts
The paper shelter 302: punches and/or dies
Fab n funky 359: shaped cards
Making memories 6: anything goes/anything but square
International art & soul 12: elements of nature (snowflakes)
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it July: anything goes
The artistic stamper July: black and white
Classic design team 16: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 167: anything goes
Mod squad: make the sentiment the main focal point
Dies r us 77: sentiment as the focus
Pammie's inky pinkies 1728: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 208: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 197: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Friday, 14 July 2017

Simply birthday


A CAS birthday card made with Crafters Companion Downton Abbey papers and flowers and decorative strip from Anna Griffin.


This is for:

Happy little stampers CAS: birthday
Shopping our stash 311: CAS for simplicity day
Addicted to CAS 115: summer
Paru  July: birthday
Daisy chain 10: floral
Morgan's ArtWorld 14: anything goes
Polka doodles week 28: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Commissioned girlie card


I was asked to make a girlie card for a daughter who loves fashion. I used an offcut of English Paper Company paper for the background and an offcut of the pink squared paper to back the picture which was upcycled from a notepad. The die cut shoe was cut with pink mirror card on the Scan n cut using the high heel glam image from a tattered lace USB  3 Typically Tattered Lace Pattern list.


This is for:

Aloha Friday: 98 girly cards
Paperminutes 495: women
Paper craft happy 2: anything goes with a girl
Pearly sparkles 18: girlie
Cutie pie 113: here come the girls
Paru  July: birthday
Noor July: use die cuts
Morgan's ArtWorld 14: anything goes
Polka doodles week 28: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Feel better


Simple card made with a Crafters Companion Downton Abbey background paper and a 3D bird from an Anna Griffin collection - the sentiment label is also from the AG collection. The bird is mounted upside down ... he needs to feel better - lol!


This is for:

Through the purple haze 129: anything with wings
Scrap cards 98: things with wings
Country view crafts July: things with wings
Oddball: spread your wings/anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 4: must be a critter
Shopping our stash 311: CAS for simplicity day
Addicted to CAS 115: summer
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Another pink and green birthday


Another pink and green birthday card made with Anna Griffin supplies including the 3D flower, with a Craftwork Cards birthday sentiment label.


This is for:

Paru July: birthday
City crafter 370: two colours only (pink and green)
Daisy chain 10: floral
4 crafty chicks 359: summer celebrations
Craftaholics R us 27: summer
Crafting by designs: summertime
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Pink and green birthday


This is a pink and green birthday card using old Anna Griffin supplies, including the offcut pieces of background paper, plus a Craftwork Cards greeting label and a corrugated strip.


This is for:

Paru July: birthday
City crafter 370: two colours only (pink and green)
Hiding in my craft room 308: super scraps Saturday
Daisy chain 10: floral
In the pink 122: special occasion
4 crafty chicks 359: summer celebrations
Craftaholics R us 27: summer
Crafting by designs: summertime
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Technology for a dude


This is a commissioned card I made a while ago, very similar to one I made before, using Kanban silver foiled greeting card as the background, a band of technology stuff taken from a 'daily to do' pad and the computer picture with the greeting and name generated on computer and printed. The card was completed with the corrugated strip.

This is for:

Paru July: birthday
Crafty gals corner 131: do it for the dudes
The male room 64: add texture (the corrugated strip)
City crafter 370: two colours only (orange and red)
Create and makes 13: anything goes + option: create a sentiment
DL.ART thankful Thursday 208: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

WOYWW 423


It's ages since I joined in What's on your Workdesk, but I thought I'd call in at last, so here are my pictures for WOYWW 423. If you don't know what this is all about, please click on the link and have a look and join in the fun by showing what's on your workdesk and then having a look at the links to see everyone else's.

We moved at the end of September 2015. My craft stuff got put away as best as it could and I've never yet had the opportunity to fully sort everything ... I like to be organised and just haven't been able to do so because of other things going on in life, things that were priorities.

So, at long last, I've been having a more consistent sort out and am gradually getting everything where I want it. The aim is to have everything labelled so that I don't waste time looking for what I want to use.

Anyway, I'm hoping that very soon I'll be able to show the rest of my craft room with everything sorted and labelled. But in the meantime, here is my desk today. To the left of where I sit there's a card waiting to be written and posted, some Christmas greetings labels etc and three cards that have been made for DT challenges, the top one being for today's Penny's challenge 337 - you can read about the card here.

My much needed hayfever tablets are there, a USB fan that's very useful atm and other bits and pieces.



To the right of where I sit there are little piles of pieces of card, ribbons etc that still need to be sorted and put into the right place and a bag of waste paper bits for the recycling bin.



I hope to return again next week and show some more of my craft room. Now I'm off to link this for WOYWW 423 and then have a look at what others have been up to.

Commissioned anniversary card


This is a commissioned card I made a while ago, using Kanban supplies from quite a long time ago (one of their concept cards range).


This is for:

Ooh-la-la 232: anniversary
Moving along with the times 49: wedding, anniversary or engagement
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 159: anniversaries
Fussy & fancy 191: celebration
City crafter 370: two colours only (grey and cream)
Connie can crop 60: use your stash (the Kanban supplies are much more than 6 months old)
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes