Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A couple of girly cards

Now, those of you who know me will know I am not a girly girl.  Yes I may wear a dress sometimes but usually teamed with crocs/wellies/trainers or at least one muddy knee!!  But I was determined to crack on with another donation so made some girly cards to sell in the office (I tend to make at least 3 of each design to sell for charity)-and it worked.  I have just made another £50 donation, this time to SENSE the deaf/blind charity-so a big thanks to everyone at work.

Even though it's not usually my thing I must admit I love this little fairy, she is TOO cute (thanks to Becky for lending me the stamp).

Anyway, just a quick post as its late and my bed is calling.....can you hear it?

Happy Crafting

Li'l pidge x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Hello WOYWWers!  I had a few problems leaving comments on some blogs last week as the comment form only seems to give google/aim...etc and doesn't default to the BLOGGER form or give you the option to include your URL, so sorry if you didn't get a returning comment from me..I did try!

So, this week on my desk....well I have just finished making a wedding card for the lad who works for me (you never know, he may read this so I wont post it until after his wedding in Oct) hence the spellbinders pearlescent waste (by waste, I mean more stash for my scrap box!).  Also, my collection of tomato paste tubes for metal embossing is coming along nicely...just need to make something with them all now!!

This is the birthday card for one of the Craft Coven members (Happy Birthday Tracey) you may have had a sneak of in a previous post. I made a book of spells card, embossing the front with a distressed mesh finish, adding some foiling, a witches potion embellishment, torn holographic paper then I made a creepy embellishment, a spells tag, flower and a TH pin.

 The central embellishment started out as a plastic white key hole plate!  White-honest!!  By the time I added thick black acrylic paint, metal rub on waxes and then some lovely thick matt medium gel it was totally grunged!  I then added a couple brown metal brads and stuck a wobbly eye in the middle staring out at you!!
So, please feel free to pop over to Julia's blog (blinkie over on the right) and have a nose around some other desks.

Happy Crafting

li'l pidge x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

A couple of cards

Not much crafting this weekend as my brother is home from Ecuador for a few days before he heads back for another 12 months away (he works here: http://gviphoenix.blogspot.com/) I miss him terribly but its such a worthwhile cause.  I did manage to get some colouring done (promarkers and stamped images are a great thing to chuck in a bag and do some impromptu crafting!)

I love this little sock monkey stamp-so sweet. I matted and layered it, mounted it on a card and added a sentiment with some distressing around the edge.

This card I made a couple if weeks ago for a friend who is also a Terry Pratchett fan (as am I).  The blind rat stamp is from the Discworld shop in Dorset) and I used some TH papers which I distressed, inked through some sequin waste and added some ink splatters.

A stamped spider in the bottom left, four black card candy's and some raffia finished off the card.

Happy Crafting and good luck bro!

Li'l Pidge

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


After a few weeks absence I'm back!  Desk is still a tip, but look, a space!!!! The space is because I have just finished making a birthday card for one of the crafting coven (cant post it on here until after her birthday though) and I've not started the next project.

On the far right is an altered frame I made, adding lots of vintage buttons with my new glue gun, I've yet to make a sewing themed picture to put inside-that'll be ANOTHER project to add to my list (and I've still not started any of the dreaded C word makes).

If you have NO idea what I am wittering on about, check out Julia's blog over on the right-What's on your Work desk Wednesday....a legal nose around others spaces!!!

Happy crafting
Li'l pidge x

Monday, 12 September 2011

I have been very lax in blogging recently.  First I was on holiday (camping in a wet field in Devon so couldn't craft) then I was really excited to meet my new nephew, Ethan....all together...1,2,3....ahhhhh.....  isn't he lovely.  A big well done to his mum, Lucy and Dad, Scott.

After being on holiday we came back to find LOTS of our chilli peppers had ripened (we have so many unripe ones and it doesn't look like we are going to get anymore decent sun, so any top tips to ripen them please let me know!).  I was going to dry them but decided to pickle them (I love pickled chillies with cheese.....yum!).

 I haven't really made much as my mojo seems to have taken a late summer holiday, I tried making some bits but they were rubbish and things just don't seem to be flowing.

I finally made a couple of cards

I had already coloured the images so there isn't much to these cards that could go wrong...I just hope my mojo decides to make an appearance soon as a couple of cards in 3 weeks is not very good!

If you see a mojo, probably sipping scumpy in a sunny beer garden tell him to get his backside back here (weird, I always see my mojo as male, even though I am female........what does that say about me?!?!).

Li'l Pidge x