Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spreading the sunshine...

Another Wednesday draws round and its time to hop over to Julia at Stamping Ground and nose around the desks of the creative and this week I even have a completed project to show you! 

It's been a busy few weeks for this little Mermaid and for those of you waiting to see the secret projects please pop back tomorrow when I will be revealing the first - The Wedding Cake.
I finally had some time to play just for me this week and here is my desk while the light was good yesterday. I know lots of you comment on the tidiness of my desk so here it is in working order and about as messy as I can bear to be lol. 
To the right is my scrapbox which is going to be the feature of a new challenge post I will be setting up (more details to follow).
Embossing powders, reinkers, stamps, vellum and a hot glue gun are spread out over the rest and all came together to create.........  

This little hanging. I just have the ribbon to add and this will be the sunny little greeting to all who pop by for a cuppa

I hope you have a lovely week and be sure to pop back for a look at the projects which have been such a secret until now

Friday, 12 April 2013

Its all about the colour...

It's continuing to be a very exciting time in the Stampin' UP! calender. First we had all the lovely free stuff you could earn during SAB and now just as we demonstrators get ready to mourn the loss of 5 amazing colours we have this announcement... 

Stampin' UP! are always bang on trend with their colours and so to keep the palette fresh we are saying goodbye to some old favourites and welcoming some new. 
Now this may seem scary but in fact several of the colours are already in our palette they are just joining a new group of friends as they move families. A couple are like long lost family members and are returning from the In colours that retired last year. A couple are visiting us from over the pond as they are old colours from the US which didn't make it to the new market over here. Lastly we have a brand new addition to the family and this is the one that excites me most lol. A lovely light grey! I know of all the colours we are getting with the new catty I have to go for a grey. 

Sadly this means we have to make room and so we will be saying goodbye to a few of our favourite shades. I will be stocking up on a couple of my personal favourites for personal use and encourage you to do the same as the colours leaving us are now only available while stocks last.

Lastly we will also have 5 brand new colours join us when the new In Colours are added to the family.

I do hope you are feeling as excited as me about the changes to our colour family and the opportunities this brings us to freshen our crafting and explore new and exciting combinations. 

I will be back with more exciting news soon

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Stampin' UP! a storm.....

Wow another week has passed and here we are again taking a peek at the desks of the creative curtesy of Julia over at Stamping Ground

As you can see the desk is still looking pretty tidy, I just wish I had remembered to take a photo when it was at its messiest this week. I really do make a mess sometimes honest!
To the left is a scrapbook page of my Nanna and Grandad on their wedding day which I am working on. I reached the point of 'do I need anything else on there' so decided instead of fretting about it I would catch up on some admin and give my brain time to rest lol. I find that the best way to asses things and so busied myself with sorting out my cardstock according to the new colour refresh we are undergoing. It should help me use up cardstock before it retires. 
Also on the desk are 40 (!) swaps for Sun and some booking forms for future craft fairs. 
The eagle eyed among you might have spotted something floral at the back of my desk and this is one of the display items for Sun when I can finally reveal all the Shhhhh! projects I have been working on.

Be sure to pop back next week to see them all revealed.

Till then Happy Crafting and Hopping

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Sneak Peek and WOYWW - 200

Its been another crazy week here by the sea and this little mermaid is shattered.... No rest for the wicked though and the desk is ready for another secret project which I will be able to share after the 14th April. 
All this loveliness going on and I cant share any of it.... Sorry folks!
However if you want to see what everyone else is up to be sure to head on over to Julia at the Stamping Ground and see the desks of the creative around the world.

I will leave you with a sneak peek of the Wedding Cake I was busy with last week...

Be sure to pop back after the 14th April to see this and the other secret projects in better detail.

Hope you all have a fab Wed and remember to fit in some crafting - its good for the soul