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WELCOME to my little arty world! Trying to make art is a huge part of my life ... love nothing more than messing around with inks and sprays and generally making a mess!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

WOYWW #347

Come on, dear readers, keep up! By now you should all know that WOYWW stands for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday where, courtesy of the beautiful lady that is Julia over at The Stamping Ground, us Crafty Bloggers get to share out workdesks each week and get the chance to hop to other desks all over the world for a good old nosey!  

My workdesk today is somewhat bare as I have just cleared away a whole heap of pastes and gels and mediums and metal bits etc., and replaced it with the more minimal requirements needed to make a couple of cards.  Then, once these are done, out will come the Brushos so I can make more backgrounds for the rest of the cards I need to make for this year.  Once they are all done I can PLAY and craft for the sake of it!

So directly in front of me ... pretty much speaks for itself ... nothing at all exciting to explain here!

Then to my left ... after many years of complaining and moaning about my stamp storage I decided to Take Action and got this tower contraption ... it should stand 11 drawers high but that was no use to me so hubby took out his saw and I now have two small towers ... one with a wooden top to act as an extra table.  

The very tatty cardboard box with the posting hole is a box that came containing flowers and I knew exactly what it's new mission in life would be ... I now post all my card offcuts etc., for recycling ... it works for me & is always in use as yet another space to put stuff! In this case the stuff are my folders of stencils and in the mug are my Wink of Stella pens.  

So welcome to my little crafty-arty world!  
Happy WOYWW'ing to you!  

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Wooden hearts & metal bits

Oh don't be silly ... how on earth can it possibly be two whole months since I last blogged!
Ahhh, I remember now ... Christmas kinda, sorta got in the way and then I went down with that dreaded cold bug than knocked me off my feet for three weeks! 

 Today was my second day out since Christmas and I am shattered!
Headed off with my friend to the Clarity workshop, run by the delightful Maria Simms in Shrewsbury which meant a very early start - alarm clock on any day of the week when hubby is retired is a shock, let alone at 6am on a Sunday!!!!!

I like to make sure people know how I feel about them so I braved the nerves and made Maria a gift ... adding wording that should leave her with no doubt how just amazeballs she is ... had a meltdown when I finished it as I was not entirely happy with it and all the self-doubt poked me in the eye but I decided to give it to her at the last minute and I was able to relax a little when she liked it!  

The colours do not show up on here ... it graduated from blues through a sage green back to blue and was very sparkly!  I am not a fan of glitter and sit for ages deciding whether to use it or not but I do think a little sprinkling is the finishing touch.

I have a couple more to finish this week but one was a commission for a friend and is now on it's way to Australia ... one of the hearts below is another commission and I am just awaiting the details to put on the message that will go on it and the other two hearts are to be finished once I have decided what to do with them!

This one has not photographed at all well ... it is black with purple tones added ... it is very much more bright and sparkly than it looks here ... very dramatic though!

SO that wasn't a bad week's work really considering how poorly I've been ... had to do-a-bit and then take-a-break and then do-a-bit more but it keeps me quiet!