Wednesday, 1 April 2020


Hello peeps, I hope you are doing as well as can be expected in these very unusual times?
I need to start by apologising as I was not able to do any return visits last week as it has been hectic.  After spending far too many hours each day at the pay the bills job which means staring at a small computer screen by the time I have any time to myself the last thing I want to do is look at another computer screen!  Its a poor excuse but I i will try better!

So I have taken today off! Remembered it was Wednesday and thought....ooh crafting, then looked at the room and thought, oh its my day off-let's sort out a bit!!  Now, I do NOT intend clearing it all out, life is too short for that and I did that a couple years back BUT I do need to look at items that I dont need/can easily use up so I am thinking of creating a small box I can dip into and use up and another for the charity shop (when they eventually re-open).

Then I remembered it is What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday so thought a quick photo and a blog update!

So there you go-goodness knows how the day will go I may run out of steam quickly and crave to be outside and do some gardening, but let's see!

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 25 March 2020


Hello peeps and I hope you are as well (mentally and physically) as can be expected in these unusual times?  So, after a hectic few weeks I got some crafting of sorts done!

My rhubarb this year is very poor but a fellow allotment plot holder kindly gifted me some of hers so I set about making some of my chutney.  This was last night and my "desk" is the kitchen but at the moment I am full on with work so have only had the odd evening I have been able to catch up.

The great thing is that the chutney will be for next year, sadly not enough for the usual Christmas presents I make, but just about enough (hopefully) for us (I do like chutney!)

So, What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?


Saturday, 7 March 2020

Cards update

Just  a quick update on a few cards I have made.
These were the cat stamped image, I thought it made sense to colour a few at the same time to make a batch, and to be honest it worked out quite well as I made 4 in only 30 mins.

I also coloured a couple of these hedgehog images (since it was the same colour palette) to add to my greeting card stash

Think I may need to get grungy next time as my hands are looking too clean!


Wednesday, 4 March 2020


Happy hump day and another What's on your Workdesk Wednesday and check me out, yet again getting some crafting in!!  To be honest, it is usually only 30 mins here and there at the moment and the weather has helped over the past few weeks as not been able to get out on the allotment much, but still, crafting!

So on my desk this week are some more stamped images I am working through to make some more cards, I seem to have an animal theme over the past couple weeks, no idea why, but I am going with it!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Blonde Star Stabs Tourist'-ooh not a great headline, but then to be honest they rarely are!
So are you going to bare all and share you desk?  
If so all the details are over on the Queen of Desks blog here

Happy crafting

Friday, 28 February 2020

A few more cards

I finished my penguin cards!

I thought I would keep then nice and clean with just a little colour on the beaks, some shading and a sentiment.  I then matted it onto a micro dotted background paper.

 Then I was on a roll and found some embossed papers I made ages ago so decided to add some ribbon, flowers, leaves and pearls to another card!

I am hoping this productive run continues!

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 26 February 2020


Hello peeps it is Wednesday so once again we share what is on our Workdesks

I recently found a box of stamped images I forgot I had so have decided to try and use them over the next few weeks.  Today I have made a start to add some depth to the penguin images, no idea what I am going to do with them--yet!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Hero Priest Bites 340lb Terror Killer'!!!  Well that IS an odd headline!!

So, are you joining us to show what is on your workdesk?  If so full details can be found on the lovely Julia Queen of Desks blog here


Friday, 21 February 2020

Cards update

 Hello peeps, just a quick update on the card I was making on Wednesday.  
This is the hot air balloon card, not too much going on (nice and flat so perfect for posting overseas etc) but it used up one of my masterboards and a stamped image so I suppose thats 2 bits of card less in the room!!

This is the valentines card I made for my hubby.  It was some leftover masterboard from ages ago and I die cut it and stitched round it.  I used 2 backing papers one with the kiss and one with a guitar (since my hubby is a bass guitar player in the punk band The Setbacks).

2 makes and hopefully I can find time to make some more soon


Wednesday, 19 February 2020


Hello peeps, happy hump day!
So, after spending a few days away in London (we saw a LOT of art, textile exhibitions, food but NO gardens or parks as they were all shut due to the storm and amber weather warnings) I have managed to get back in the craft room.

After making about 17 Christmas cards in January (not my usual 20 I like to make but a good enough start so not going to stress about it) I thought it would be good to make some more general cards and use up some stash before the new season of craft shows start (I have used my stickles and glossy accents up on the Christmas cards)!

So on my desk this week is a masterboard I made with a mix of alcohol inks and distress sprays (not made one for ages and after reading Angela's blog and her lovely masterboards I thought I needed to get back into them as they are a great way to batch create backgrounds) and a stamped image of a balloon I totally forgot I had (Bristol, where I live, is the home of hot air balloons so I like to use them in my art at times).

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Brave Blonde Revealed Drugs'!!

So, what's on your workdesk this Wednesday? 


Wednesday, 5 February 2020


Bit of a different desk, this time it is my dining room table as I am sewing!
Well, by sewing I am mending a free shopping bag.  The bottom hem and fabric was starting the rip open and the fabric run so rather than bin it I quickly added a new hem making the bag about an inch shorter but still functional!

I know it is only a free bag and I have had it for a couple years at least but it is brilliant because it is so light and folds up to a small drawstring which I added a caribiner so I can hang it from my coat/jeans when I am doing a dailywalk in case I need a bag!

See, so small!  I always look out for these when I see a freebie stall in town!
So, what is on your Workdesk this Wednesday?


Wednesday, 29 January 2020


Hello peeps, just a quick update on my workdesk this Wednesday, still in the dark (the evenings are SLOWLY getting lighter) and I am starting to make my February 365 Challenge Journal page in readiness for the start of the month.

As to my "Man Bites Dog" cards......well.......I will be watching the news closely!!!

If you fancy joining us and baring your desk then full details can be found over on the Queen of Desks, Julia blog here

Happy crafing