Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW #136

Here we are at Wednesday again, how did that happen?
Here is my space today:
The things at the front are some of my recent sale purchases. Craftwork Cards had a sale and I ordered some cardstock; didn't realise that I'd ordered 8x8 not a size I'm familiar with. It does however give you a nice large area to decorate, especially as my Mum needs some for her work and she likes the larger sizes so lots of people can sign it. I also bought some Martha Stewart glitters, some K&Company paper pads and some Andy Skinner stamps from QVC. Along with my October Afternoon purchases before Christmas, I certainly have some tidying to do! When I have a minute I'm off to Staples to buy some 12x12 storage boxes.
I had said that this week Monday would be for cardmaking, Wednesday for sewing and Thursday for baking. Well so far Monday has been tidying my boys' bedroom and a futile visit to the doctor's. Tuesday a hospital appointment for my son, work for me and a trip to the post office and so far today has been spent reorganising the spare room. Why is it that it takes no time at all to make a mess but several days to clear it up? I'm really only doing it because I have visitors coming on Thursday, they're only staying for two nights but it should be fun.
I did have some fun whilst tidying though:

It's a bit of a monkey fest, isn't it?
I have made a couple of cards this week using some new stock and a new technique with a stamp pad:

My eldest son said the blue one with the black flowers looks like something you'd buy in a shop, high praise indeed from a 13 year old!
This last card is one that I feel I have spoilt and am waiting for my lovely new friend Lisa-Jane to rescue for me, she's going to send me another OA topper to replace the one I wrecked with Pro Markers!

If you have come over from The Stamping Ground, welcome and I'll try and visit more of yours today! I love Wednesdays!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Love those cards with the big 'swoosh' of colour on them. Thanks for stopping by today. Sadly I don't live by the sea anymore, but I used to live in Exmouth and miss it still. How about you?
    Fiona xx

  2. Looks pretty tidy enough already, compared to mine!! Love your cards, is the blue dandelion head one a Lavinia stamp? Lush. Speak soon.x

  3. Any recipe, alcoholic or not would be very welcome, thank you :)
    Now there's a phrase I never thought I'd hear - a Royal Wedding Union Jack Goose Egg...! How?? What?? Please, if you have a piccy, post it next week. I neeeeed to see it!
    And the craft fair is in Devizes, so is probably a bit too far? Look up craft stall finder on Google, that should point you in the right direction in your neck of the woods :)
    Hugs, LLJ #26 xx
    PS Your son is right, that flower head card is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!!

  4. I love your blog and you have just given me some ideas thanx I seem to be stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment,I can't post any pics either on my blog as my camera has died and we are waiting on a delivery, I too love the to quote 'whoosh' of colours for backgrounds, have got to try that..

  5. Can you prod me in the morning and I will do it straight away? I love that butterfly paper and the larger cards are gorgeous. High praise, well deserved but I don't think you ruined the first one anyway.

  6. Love those monkeys - do I see a sock monkey in there? (My personal fave). Love those cards too - can't work out what you sauy you have wrecked though. TFS Cindy @ #52

  7. Your desk is pretty tidy there. Your purchases look like they are just jumping at the chance to be used!

    Love the monkeys.

    And don't think you messed up the card - it looks lovely.

    WOYWW #45

  8. Hi Jaki
    I am loving that'whoosh' of colour on your cards and think I will have to pinch this idea. can def see a sock monkey! lol susiesu xx ps am also loving the 'typewriter' material from the External Maker

  9. I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

    LOu P

  10. Your cards are beautiful, lots of new goodies to enjoy,love the wee monkeys, Hugs May x x x x

  11. I love your cards and those monkeys too. I was in Africa last month and fed some real ones with peanuts.
    Have a great day.

  12. Great stuff there....enjoy! Love the monkey on your "very neat" desk, is that from the pile? LOL Hope all is well with your son! Thanks for the visit today, Happy WOYWW

  13. I don't really see what is wrong with that last card. Did the promarkers smear the image a little? I think it still looks sweet.

    All those monkeys are a little bit intimidating.

  14. Love those cards - looks like a fine swipe of ink. Understand your thoughts Maybe the last card and butterflies just need some light edging and shading in a rusty colour to tie it in with the topper. You'll know when you're happy! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space…Sarah at 6

  15. All of your cards are so romantically beautiful!

  16. I love the blue one with the black flowers as well, very stylish. Sorry I'm a day late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk!

  17. Lovely selection of cards and lots of lovely new craft goodies all ready to be used :)

    Sorry I am a little late this week but I hope you had a fab WOYWW and also have a great weekend, Karen xx