Wednesday, 23 May 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 7

Hello :) here's a picture of my desk on this gorgeous sunny day

I've been experimenting with the IndigoBlu Alice in Wonderland stamps and came up with this creation:

I used walnut stain and aged mahogany distress inks and dabbed some gold pigment ink in places.  In the middle I attached a watch face charm and the playing card (which came out of a Xmas cracker-knew I'd find a use for them!) using a brad. 

I made this birthday card for my partner's wonderful aunt Louise who used to read Alice In Wonderland to her when she was a little girl.  I've just heard that she loves it and wants to frame it!  Awww that makes me feel very happy!  :)

Hope you've all had a glorious WOYWW.  Many thanks for popping by :) sending creative vibes, will be back soon! Angela xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 6

Hello :) Happy Workdesk Wednesday to u all! 

Thank u heaps for the kind comments for last week's post. My apologies if I haven't replied to you yet-will get there!  I decided to hang onto my step card after all because I loved it so much, not to mention the fiddly work that went into it! 

Here's what's on my workdesk today, check out the yummy Alice In Wonderland stamps, can't wait to play with them for my next project.  Here are the cards that I made this week :

I designed the 'Where's my keys?!' card for That Craft Place - my 2nd home!!

And the Hot Diggity Dog card is for my niece's 9th birthday, I'm really enjoying the decoupage and pretty papers :)

Wishing everyone a happy and creative week :) Angela xx

That Craft Place - Challenge 10 - One for the Boys

Hello :) I am entering the following card into That Craft Place Challenge - One for the boys

Devillish Donna!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Good crafternoon! :)
This week I have been experimenting with my first 'step' card having been taught how to achieve the perfect creases by Lisa at  Aah the wonders of a Hougie Board!  (I don't actually own one yet so you'll have to head to to see what I'm talking about!)

Here's a snapshot of What's On my Workdesk this Wednesday:

And here's the card- a technical challenge!:

Having cut my card to size and scored my step creases, I stuck torn mulberry papers to the background. 

Next, I played with some Copper Knitted Wire and made the leaves, stems, butterflies and roses.  CKW is very versatile, you can bend it, stretch it, twist it, pull out the sides...  The main flower stem is made from placing a lollipop stick inside the CKW, as it comes in the form of a flat tube, then I folded in the sides and twisted the edges.  For the butterflies I folded in the ends and then rotated the edges to create wings.  For the roses I carefully rolled up a length and glued the end under the back to stop it unravelling-fiddly stuff, required patience!  I pulled out the outer layers to create the rose effect.

The pink flowers are made from putting felt through my Grand Calibur die cut machine.  Such joy discovering it cuts through felt!!  Brads form the centres.  The smaller flowers are the same felt with 3 folded Candi discs stuck to the centre using dimensional glue.  The centre-piece flower is achieved from bending and glueing about 100 Candi discs to a circular piece of card creating the petal effect.

Originally, I designed this card to enter That Craft Places recent Challenge: 'Not a square or a rectangle' but missed the deadline due to pesky migraines and naughty aches and pains getting in the way.  But I completed it at last yay! and am very pleased with the results.  Not sure who I'm going to give it to yet :)

Now , what's my next project going to be I wonder...!

Thank u for visiting and for your comments and inspiration, have a Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday crafters, sending out creative vibes :))) Angela aka Angel Greetings! xx