Friday, 19 April 2013

A Rhapsody in Blue…………..and err, Green!

As mentioned on Wednesday I have been playing with my beads this week and wanted to make some extra bits to go with a set I brought in M & S………namely earrings for my holiday.

I really love these colours together but there was very little in the shop to go with it so I decided on buying an extra set, which was duly taken to pieces and with the help of a few beads and findings from my stash I managed to put together another necklace (actually not sure about that one) a bracelet and five pairs of earrings.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 17 April 2013

To Bead Or Not To Bead - WOYWW #202

That is the question!

And the answer.................most definitely yes, as you can see on my table today.

 If you’re wondering why on earth I’m showing you my table, it’s because it’s Wednesday and that that means it’s  What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
Follow the link to Julia’s blog, you can join in too.

Anyway, back to my desk and a complete change of direction for me this week.

I’ve been looking out for some Blue and Green costume Jewellery for my holiday and while I was out shopping a week or so ago I came across the almost perfect set in M & S. A necklace and bracelet in just the right shades, but I say almost perfect because I was also looking for a couple of pairs of earrings to match and couldn’t find anything.

In the end extravagance got the better of me and I ended up buying two sets of the Jewellery , only to pull one set apart to make the said earrings and possibly another bracelet or two.

You’ll notice from the picture that I’ve also pulled out some Blue and Green beads from my stash, which I’ll try and incorporate into the bracelets.

I’ve hit a problem though and am not making very much progress at the moment because on looking through my bead box I realised that I don’t have any small jump rings, so I may need to pop to Hobby craft or The Range before I can actually finish them off, but as you can see I’ve got two pairs of ‘dangles’ ready and waiting to be attached to the findings.

I did also managed a couple of cards this week.

First, the 60th Birthday card I was about to start on last week for a friend.

I think the birthday boy liked it and the celebration meal on Saturday evening went down well……..especially the cupcakes that his daughters gave him!

The second card is very simple design that I've made loads of times and is very versatile.  It's for my Goddaughters birthday tomorrow.

Well, that’s it for another week, I’ll be stopping by your desk later to see what you’ve been up to.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments, I love reading them all.

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Clear Desk Policy - WOYWW #201

Well what a week I’ve had……..No Crafting and that Llindt Chocolate Bunny is ‘still’ sitting on the side, intact and waiting to be munched upon.

Can’t tell you how hard it’s been to stop myself biting off an ear, but I know it wouldn’t do my any good at the moment because the chest infection really took hold, so I’ve had to be good. Even the antibiotics that I’ve been on don’t seem to have shifted it much and I really don’t like this feeling of shortness of breath. Hopefully a change in the weather (they promise 70 degrees in the next couple of days) will have me feeling better and more in the mood for crafting.

What I have done though is spent lots of time on my stitching and you can see my progress over at  I’d Rather Be Stitchin’.

In fact it’s that you can see at the back of my desk today because I was taking a photo of it for my monthly TUSAL (don’t know what a TUSAL is…..all will be explained if you follow the link above)

Apart from that my desk is almost clear except for my scales and some bubble wrap I was using to pack up some of the things I sold on ebay last week. Thanks if you were amongst the people who followed my link last week and bid on anything. If you did I hope you were one of the lucky ones because there were some great bargains to be had. I have to say I was very pleased indeed as I listed around 70 items and sold all but 10 of them.

OK, I really need to get down and make a 60th birthday card now which needs to be in the post tomorrow, so please forgive me if I don’t get around to desk hopping until tomorrow, but needs must as they say.

To join in with WOYWW and to find out what it’s all about if you’ve never heard about it, can I suggest that you go visit The Stamping Ground. where Julia has all the details and keeps us all in check each week.

See’s you all later.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Sort Out ….Part 2! - WOYWW #200

Good morning to all my fellow What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday’ers,.

I hope you are all fighting fit and ready for our weekly desk hop after a nice long weekend of eating chocolate eggs.

I was unable to eat my Llindt Bunny because I came down with the lurgy on Saturday evening, sore throat, cough and later a runny nose and now I have a chest infection so chocolate really wouldn’t be the right thing to be eating at the moment.

I did manage to get a few things done over the weekend thought and had a lovely card making session yesterday, which I really enjoyed. It’s great that the fun’s back now the pressure is off.

So, this my desk as it is now, just the way I left it last night.

You can see a little pile of cards at the back, all made from my G.C.D Studios ‘Ella Blue pad. I just love these papers, nice quality, double sided linen textured and a beautiful combination of Blue’s Brown’s and a tiny bit of Green…….really yummy if you ask me.

There’s also the usual paraphernalia including Embossing folders, stamps, distress inks………shall I go on…..I’m sure you get the drift.

Also this weekend I’ve carried on with my big crafty sort out and managed to get most of my dies onto ebay. If anyone’s interested there’s still a few bargains to be had if you fancy a look. I I still have a load more stuff to go on later.

I’m keeping it short and sweet this week as I’m just about to go out the door but I’ll be back later and will be dropping by to see that you’ve been up to,………so stand by your desks! Not literally, Lol.

And if by any chance there’s anyone out there who hasn’t a clue what WOYWW is all about, may I suggest it’s about time you did. Hop across to Julia’s pad at   The Stamping Ground.  and you can join in with the other 179 crafters who played along last week. Amazing isn’t it….all those people with nothing better to do than desk hop! See you all later.

Happy Crafting!