Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Hello peeps...a rushed post today (pay the bills job busy, blah, blah, blah).  On my desk this week are some letters I am painting green (they spell holiday) ready to stick on an old whisky tin I am turning into a money box (for guess what....yep, our holiday fund).  The money box is costing nothing (using scraps and papers I don't like, odd gems, tissue papers etc) and I am hoping a pretty money box will incentivise me to use it!!!

Also on my desk are a pack of blank postcards (I bought them from Woolies before they closed down....yep, I know that was a while ago...its amazing what you find when you tidy up!!) I am going to try to paint a postcard to send in the post (I know, WITHOUT an envelope!!!!! Gulp...not sure about this!!).

Finally my "Man Bites Dog" cards this week spell out "Cruel Model Slays Thousands"!!!!! (not sure how I feel about that!)  lol!

So, feel free to pop over here to Julias blog and legally snoop on desks around the globe!!  

Happy crafting


  1. I am very intrigued with the "man bites dog" cards...kinda fascinating by cruel model slays thousands...what's the deal and where do I get some for my very own? Best of luck with your holiday fund....
    sara #22

  2. Hope you gets lots of money in your hoilday fund. Happy Woyww. jill #16

  3. Good luck on your money fund! Being overseas, I find we are ALWAYS saving for the next trip, lol! So much to do and see - love it!!!

    What's up with the cards?? I've never heard of them...

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #4

  4. Good luck with the holiday fund! Where are you hoping to go? Helen, 14

  5. All, I bought the cards from a charity shop.....sorry!
    Helen, my brother lives in Ecuador, my Nan in new zealand and cousin in USA....who knows!

  6. A Lovely project Idea and it made me start thinking where to go on holiday this year, last year was Cornwall which was great x
    Heather # 70

  7. I wondered why you hung your sponges!!
    The MBDog cards are starting to be disturbing! Love the idea of a money box. We have a pink fuzzy pig into which all the change goes that I find dotted about the house while tidying etc. I don't expect it will mount to more than half a hill of beans because to be honest, if there's a pound coin amongst the change..I put that in my purse!!

  8. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk.

    Jackie #45

  9. I love your idea of making a holiday tin I now wish I had made mine instead of buying one. I am saving to go to New Zealand next year to see my dad, auntie and an uncle and auntie from Australia.
    Good luck with your saving I hope it takes you somewhere nice
    Happy WOYWW #192
    Ria #75

  10. Great way to use up scraps! Happy WOYWW!
    Angie #112

  11. I have an old cider bottle to save money in - we drunk the cider soon after getting married so it is VERY old! Never thought to decorate it!! Maybe I will now!
    Can I slip a few of my bills in for you to pay please?

  12. Cute idea!!

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Have a great day.
    Lori #110

  13. Ha ha funny as always are those cards! Money box idea is good, we save all our change, well apart from £1 & 50p they stay in my purse. We have a big count up every few months and usually hit £20 easily! Have a good week. Take care Zo xx 76

  14. Kyla I insist you join collabor-art and do our mail art trail - you will overcome your fear of envelopeless postage in a jiffy, and you will get stunning mail art at regular intervals in return, all you have to do is tell Sarah that Donna sent you and she will invite you into the group... click on Sarah( flo) at the top of the members list and drop her a line - or ask me to do you an email if you are feelign bashful
    dxxx 64

  15. oh forgot to say - love your prompt!!!!!

  16. Hi, Kyla, just a quick visit to see what you are up to. Unfortunately, the EM is unwell and needs looking after so time for blog-hopping has been limited today. Your MBD phrase could have read Model Slays Cruel Thousands! Good luck with the Holiday Fund :) Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

  17. Good idea re the holiday funds box...great incentive! And you're using all old bits and pieces so the money you've saved by doing that can go in the box first!!
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

  18. Your holiday savings tin sounds cool! I hope you save lots of money for your holiday! Have a fab week xx #125

  19. Sarah Harris say: absolutely, if Kyla goes to the FAQ page on the blog she'll find the joining instructions there, I look forward to hearing from her



    1. Donna....yep you convinced me! Buying supplies in Cass Art and will join next week when back home
      Kyla x


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