Wednesday, 16 April 2014


 Hello peeps, are you enjoying the lovely weather in the UK?

It's been stunning weather, I may work in an office with no windows but at least when I get home it is still light and reasonably warm and all the washing is drying lovely!

So, What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday?

Actually some new stuff for a change!
I have been sorting through my scraps box and separated all the green shades of paper (including a clothing tag from Seasalt-it was too pretty to throw away!)  

I am not sure what I am going to make, but I did have some leftover kitchen roll with purple, green and yellow inks soaked into it that I used as a mop up cloth from making my ATC's (which are hidden at the back of the desk-stacked up, I have made 17 in all) so I separated the layers and stamped some brown script all over and glued it to a manilla tag.....I am sure inspiration will strike at some point (I do admire those of you who plan your layouts and cards....I must admit I sort of stare at my stash and scrap box, chuck a ton of it on my desk and floor and then wait for inspiration to strike,  you can tell I don't have pets or kids!!).

I have also been experimenting a bit again. Below is  a necklace pendant I bought for 10p at our local church jumble-I know, a whole 10p!

The first Buddha head was made with my scrap store foil tube over the top of the face and rubbed over then dyed - not very good definition.

The second head was made with the same metal tube but this time it was placed into the recess of the face on the back of the pendant and once again rubbed all over with a paper stump to get definition.  I dyed it with alcohol inks-I think this is my favourite.

The third was made again in the recess but this time with air drying clay then some gilding wax applied to highlight some of the features.

I am hoping to try this will my thermamould that the lovely Julia passed onto me and maybe some hot glue, I will let you know how that turns out!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are "Girl Model Shoots New Hubby" comment!

So, if you fancy a legal snoop then pop over to the lovely Julia's blog.

Happy Crafting




  1. I'm not playing again this week, but I had to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog so much this past month, even though I'm not very good at reciprocating.

    My address to follow as soon as I find your e-mail addy. Had to laugh at your offer to send an ATC. I've already started YOURS. I'm sending mine to our desker queen. That's why I asked about you going to the crop (grin).

  2. 17 already? Oh help.. maybe I'll get some done over EAster... I better! like the cards today... and that clothing tag is gorgeous!! Helen 20

  3. I save loads of tags aswell - White Stuff and FatFace are always too pretty to through away too :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 27

  4. I too fiddle around with making moulded stuff...some things work better than others. I have found my hot glue stuff is not the greatest.#36

  5. Lots of greens - great! It's so good to see the fresh greens of spring after the duller "left over" greens of the winter months. Your desk is a real reminder of the season.
    Have a special Easter.
    Margaret #18

  6. Hi Kyla, I'm a bit like you...grab bits from my stash that I like today and work from there... might take a few weeks to finally finish a project if it doesn't all evolve in one sitting....your tag is looking good. Cool what you've done with the pendant too. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#43

  7. I'm fortunate in that I can get loads of fabrics out to stare and plot and just shut the door on the mess if I feel like it! So I understand your joy at being able to do that with your scraps too! Great jumble find there, have fun transforming :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

  8. Another Tag saver here too, lol. They often have cool strings holding them onto clothes, don't they? Love the idea of using the kitchen towel, and the buddha heads are really cool. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #34 xxx

  9. Great results from your play time there! Keep up the good work. Easter blessings, Chris # 31

  10. They all look interesting but something about the last one appeals to me. Funnily enough I just stumbled across some saved tags and though "What shall I do with them?" ... then stuffed them back in the drawer :) DOH.

    You seem to pick the best MBD headlines every week. No fair!
    Better late than never :)
    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (23)

  11. I do love how you use scraps and stuff in your makes. You always seem to find such fabulous find too. Fab WOYWW, yes I'm a tad late but never mind hey! Hope you have a great weekend. Take care Zo xx 53

  12. It looks like you've had fun experimenting with crafting. Thanks for the peek.


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