Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Hello peeps, I hope you are well.  
I am doing this post in advance of Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday as I have not been paying attention to my word of the year....nope, it wasn't Work, or unpaidovertime (I know that is two words but it doesn't really work!) or even housework.....it was BALANCE!  You wouldn't know it, apart from one night a week at coven I have not spent more than ten minutes at my craft desk in the past 2 weeks!  This does not make for a happy Kyla, so tonight I plan on getting inky!

 On my desk is (hidden) a couple of cards I made at coven, one is for my baby brothers 40th on Valentines day (he's a love child....he HATED that when I used to say it when we were kids!!) and the other is a Valentine for my DH (hence they are hidden).

Also on my desk is a couple of Christmas cards (I know, it's never right is it!!). I have made them  from cards I salvaged from peoples recycling bins!!  I blame Sam (Hettie) and Di as they were doing this on the snippets playground here

I don't normally 'upcycle' old cards, but some of the images made lovely toppers, so with some extra card, embossing and of course glitter...I thought 'why not?'.

Also near the front of the desk is one of my Darth Vadar masks from my Darth Snowflake I made at Christmas.  I sprayed it black and am seeing if the thin paper can withstand some Judikins Art Gel to make it glossy....its not looking great as I type this as its curling and cracking!  Oh well, life it full of experiments!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week spell out 'Downsize Hits Thousands, Angry Strikes Again'.....Cameron and Clegg......who have been warned!!

 Also, last week Mary Ann asked what I was using to colour in my fabric tote bag....they are Pentel Fabric Pastels, a Christmas gift a couple of years ago from one of our Coven members, just colour, iron and go!  I tend to use these for detailed work and Adirondak sprays for stencil work-one of the best fabric sprays I have come across-just wish they came in brighter colours.

That's it for now....supper calls then ink!

Happy Crafting


  1. Hope you manage to find some crafty time. I love the idea of upcycling old cards.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Zoe #55

  2. Aw hope you enjoy your inky time. My Christmas cards are still in a bag waiting for me to sort out! Take care. Zo xx 64

  3. Great to be back to spy on your crafty desk. The balance will come!
    It's good to upcycle cards.... mine all go to a crafty friend who makes cards for the troops in Afghanistan with them.
    Jo x

  4. Made it! Grr, have been trying to comment through FB but its an epic fail! Can't believe the MBD cards again, ooerr. Why not indeed to the card upcycling..if what I see on byour desk is the result well, bravo!

  5. Love those cards and the warning ;-)
    Happy Wednesday,
    Karin 104

  6. Love the cards - the darth vader mask is great!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hayley G #106

  7. I love your Darth Vader. My son would really love that. Peg R-13

  8. Ah, that pesky balance ~ always in motion!
    And those fabric pastels sound very cool. I'll have to check those out. Thanks for sharin'!

  9. Up cycling Xmas cards, that's a great idea. I always keep the nicest cards but they are just in a box, must go look them out.
    Love your Darth Vardas!!
    Hugs Lisax #59

  10. I think most of us upcycle our cards at some point. Good looking Darth Vada. I just sound like him at the moment!


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