Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Hi all, here we are the busiest blog day of the week! I have actually been creative this week. On Saturday I went to a three hour Stampin Up workshop and I made three cards, a birds nest and a little Easter gift box. I also had a cup of tea and a piece of cake all for the sum of £13. What a bargain I say. So I was all inspired and took the layout of one of the cards and ran with it ending up with a total of 6 mini cards.
Here is what my desk looks like this week:
There's a lot going on for a change. My favourite colour of in at the moment is Rhubarb Stalk by Memento  and it goes perfectly with the burgundy cardstock from Stampin Up which I received in a swap for some Promarkers. I know people love Promarkers and collect them all but I hardly ever use them so I swapped 19 of them with a lady who used to be a Su demonstrator. The set of stamps are from Hero Arts which I bought years ago and are quite sweet and slightly Easter themed. The papers are of course by October Afternoon and Jillibean Soup.
In the background you can see my slow cooker which very kindly cooked us a piece of pork on Monday and today will be cooking a chicken casserole!
For my next trick I will be making ribbon covered Easter eggs to stick in a bucket! Trust me I know what I'm doing.
I'll leave you with a couple more pictures of my cards because I think they're tweet.

Oops nearly forgot to put the link in for Julia's blog that's because I installed the clever button at the top!


  1. Thank you for your kind comments! It is lovely to be back, I didn't realise how much I'd missed everyone...
    Those pink/yellow backgrounds on your cards remind me of rhubarb and custard sweets! Is that was the rhubarb stalk reference was?? The cards are lovely, great colours for easter but a bit of fun too - and we ALL need a bit of that!!
    Hugs, LLJ #26
    PS I can rent DH out btw, he's very cheap - and his rates are low, lolol!!

  2. your cards are very cute Jaki, love them. Had a giggle at your slow cooker on your table as you work, does it make you hungry?
    don't know if you realize but your link on Stamping Ground links to Julia's blog not your post!
    Happy WOYWW, Debxx #112

  3. Awesome cards!! I admit I am a little confused as to why you have the crock pot on your crafting desk, lol waving hi from the warm and sunny hills of North Carolina :)

  4. Ah Jaki, they are very tweet! Lovely fresh colours. Love the idea that you gueard the slow cooker as you work..I wouldnt be without mine..definitely worth guarding!

  5. Lovely cards, must try that one slow cooker on me desk (lol)Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

  6. Oops I had the wrong link sorry...
    Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
    Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
    Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
    Hugs Marleen ;-)

  7. So very cute! I love this little chicken! Happy WOYWW
    Suzie #140

  8. Cute stamps and I love that rhubarb and custard colour scheme. Of course I now have the theme tune from the cartoon in my head, where it will no doubt stay for hours!

  9. I agree about Promarkers, have used mine once. I'm crap at colouring and I can't be arsed with all that blending. Good swap I'd say.

  10. I dont like peomarkers either prefer my copics,but each to there own!Im loving your cards gorgeous!
    Have creative week
    hugs judex17

  11. It is a VERY busy looking desk and I agree it certainly seems like a bargain. Love your card. Regards, Anne #47

  12. Lots of fab things going on from what I can see! Take care, it's Thursday but I'm still snooping the WOYWW desks & loving every minute of it! Zo xx 33

  13. Yes the cards are very tweet! You are certainly getting into the SU products, they are lovely. Did you buy anything at the workshop? Hope you enjoyed the casserole.xx

  14. I wish there were SU demo days around here, although I really don't need to purchase anything else! I think the cards are lovely - sweet and chirpy and perfect for Easter without being insipid and cutesy cutesy.

  15. Love your cards, so cute and great for Easter! needlewings#43

  16. What adorable cards! And loving the colours in your woyww shot ... Makes me want to start delving into my paper stash!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Catherine 163