Wednesday, 23 May 2018

WOYWW

 This is no ordinary Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday.
Today is the 9th Anniversary, 9 years ago the lovely Julia set this up and its been running ever since.  We bare our desks and get new ideas for crafting and storage along the way.  We have made friends both virtually and also in real life at some of the WOYWW crops.  Yes, Julia really did start something amazing.

So on my desk this week is my June page for the 365 Journal challenge nearly ready ahead of the start of the month-go me!!!

Also are 4 ATC's that I made ready for the swap.


I only made 4, one for the person on the list and 3 more, it was a lot less stressful than trying to make loads as I have done in previous years.


My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Prez stuns lady heiress'-now that is no surprise!

Happy WOYWW

Kyla

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Bristol Urbansketchers monthly meet up

Just a quick update (trying to update via my phone so who knows how this will turn out)! 
The weekend saw the monthly meet up of Bristol Urban sketchers. A fantastic group I have belonged to for a few years and we are growing in size.

This time we all met at the Underfall Boatyard at Bristol docks.


Some fantastic things to sketch and a great place just to sit and watch the world go by as it's a working boatyard as well as pleasure boat trips.



A lovely couple of hours sketching then we all meet up for drinks or a spot of food and chat and swap sketch books and personally I learn a lot of new techniques too.
Happy crafting
Kyla 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Brusho's

 I decided to play with my brusho's again.
I only have 2 (moss green and grey) but I find that they are two really useful colourways.

I thoroughly wetted some watercolour paper as its thick enough to take quite a lot of water and sprinkled some on, swirling the paper to let the water run with the colour.


When it dried (I gave up waiting and turned my heat gun on!) I added some watered down mica in gold and spritzed it on, flicking it across to add a subtle shimmer.

How has you used Brusho's?  Has anyone tried them on fabric (that may be my next test)?

Happy crafting
Kyla

Friday, 18 May 2018

Mermaids for free


If you popped by my desk on Wednesday you may have seen a roll of paper and some backing paper (on the left hand side of the desk).

This is what I made from them.



I am not a great one for cute cards but I spotted some girls wallpaper samples with mermaids on and thought a free sample would make a couple of cards and as a bonus I was able to use some of my 12x12 scrapbook papers as backing papers.

I managed to make 3 cards from the free sample in total, not too bad and saves me buying any cute toppers or backing papers (that to be honest I would struggle to use for anything else and I like my stash to be multipurpose where I can).

Wallpaper samples can make some really great cards and is a way to keep costs down and add them to stash you already have to help use up those papers etc that sometimes we just fall out of love with and struggle to use.

Do you have any top tips to use up stash that maybe you have fallen out of love with?

Happy crafting

kyla

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

WOYWW

Wednesday seems to come round really quickly some weeks!

Not much happening on my desk this week as the glorious weather means outdoors jobs needed doing (cleaning and reproofing decking etc).

But I have some new stash, those two black and white pockets on the right hand side are two sets of Graphik Line Markers in Black and Sepia.  

I am always on the look out for new markers for my sketching and these two little sets seemed ideal so I have been waiting until they were on offer and this weekend Cass Art had 20% off everything so I grabbed the chance.



My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Missing Blonde Teen Tricks Singer' - well, who knows what that could mean?!

Happy WOYWW

Kyla

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Bullet Journal

So as I showed in my last post I keep a 365 Journal (I have been doing it for years following Kate Cranes challenge), and in that I keep a small note of something that has happened that day.  However, last June I decided I needed something that showed me a month at a glance for home (I have a filofax for work) and after spending some time on pinterest (by some time of course I mean a few days!!) I came across the bullet journal.

I tried various different versions but after about 4 months I decided that this layout suited me perfectly.  One the left its a calendar to note key events, appointments etc.

On the right I have a To Do list, longer term list (things I need to remember at some point to do) and key points for the next month (sort of a "carry over" list).


I also have a habit tracker (top right).  This is a small box I shade in if I have completed one of my daily habits, weight watcher tracking, 6000 steps, if I have had alcohol, meditation, sleep, weather and any Rheumatoid Arthritis issues/flares.

I still have a ton of lists around the place but this is a useful "in one place" reminder.

Have you found something that works for you to remember?

Kyla

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

WOYWW


Wednesday again which means the day we bare!

So What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

On mine this week I have made a start on the ATC for the 9th anniversary, I cannot believe it has been 9 years-Julia just look what you created!  Amazing.



The makings of the ATC are hidden. At this stage I am only planning on making 4 (I usually make loads but get stressed out trying to fit it all in so not this year-well, having said that I may decide to make some more IF and only if I get some free time).

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week-'Prez Bites Lady Judge'!!!!

No comment!!

Kyla

Monday, 30 April 2018

May 365 Journal

A few days off work (and lighter evenings) means that I got a bit of extra time to craft this week (hurrah) and I managed to finish my 365 Journal I started a couple of weeks ago.  

I added some gold mica sprayed and flicked across the page but it doesn't show up 
in the photo.  


I coloured the page with dylusion sprays and added stamped flowers which I coloured with watercolours.  I then added the details with posca pens (I love these as they are SO versatile as they can be used on paper, wood, glass, fabric etc).

All ready to start filling in.

Happy crafting
Kyla

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Cards with Masterboards

 I made some masterboards recently and have gotten round to making my first couple of cards with them.



I decided to only use a slim strip of one of the masterboards for the first card, matting and layering it on holographic card and adding a stamped sentiment.


For the second card I matted and layered it on the same holographic card but cut 4 identical squares and added a stamped sentiment with embossing powder.

Two cards down and I still have about 3/4 of the first sheet to use up, I just need to wait for inspiration to hit for the next card design.

Happy crafting
Kyla

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Woyww

Running late today as a day off but been up since before 7am washing, sorting out stuff before the rain that's forcast hits then I can hit the craft room as, well, it is a day off and most chores hopefully will be done by late morning. 

I did manage to take a quick photo of my desk today.
My "man bites dog" cards well, 'killer mourns fake heiress!'
Let's see how that develops!!!

Short and sweet, if you care to share pop over to Julia's desk here

Happy crafting
Kyla