Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Stamping Ground - click on this link to see more details about WOYWW (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday) and join in with the party.

My desk this week is seeing some crafty action!  I got my new 'Besties' CD-Roms yesterday and already printed off some toppers, digistamps and designed a digital card.  I started to colour in the snowmen last night whilst watching tv (took a selection of pens downstairs in a little box) and they will get finished off later.  The other Xmas card caused some issues yesterday when my Silhouette Cameo would not connect to my pc, and that then took 2 precious hours to sort out!  All I wanted to do was cut out one circle!!

Hope that everyone is well and enjoying crafty life.

I did a random selection yesterday of all the lovely comments I received last week, and 'Maudieroff' came out.  Please get in touch with your snail mail address and I will post a bundle of die-cuts out to you.

Ali x

My newly organised old wardrobe.
The CD-Roms I use all the time are in the hanging 'shoe storage unit'
and the rest (mostly digikits etc that are installed on my pc) are in the plastic
boxes.  I have a box of ribbons, another with embellies/gems etc and another
with 'shop-bought' cards (shshh - don't tell anyone!).  The small pink
plastic drawer unit has spare printer cartridges and my Design Runner discs.
On the right hand side, there are my Bind-It-All stuff, foiling and Silhouette Camoe
supplies, plus heat gun, stamp making machine and other random stash.

A strange angle of my main desk.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Firstly, here is the link to the lady who started us all with this wonderful weekly addiction - sharing piccies of our workspaces with many crafters around the world.  I now work out which day of the week it is by knowing whether it is WOYWW or not!   Julia's Stamping Ground

Secondly, I am going to do another short post this week - just a few photos, as not a lot of crafting has gone on again.  I have mainly been concentrating on getting samples done for the new business side of my crafting, TeddyBob Crafts (I am also on Facebook and Pinterest).  I did win 2 crafty competitions - both with magazines, but not sure which as they did not put compliments slips in with the prizes.  I had an IndigoBlu stamp, plus a CD-Rom/cardstock/card blanks/envelopes from Cupcake Crafting.  So nice to get surprise Happy Post!

I haven't offered any Blog Candy for a while, so for one lucky commenter this week (draw will be next Tuesday at 12 pm), I will put together a package of 'stuff' that I have cut out on my Silhouette Cameo, plus some sheets of my backing papers.  Happy to post abroad BTW.

Happy WOYWW to everyone.  I really enjoy being nosy and checking out all your workspaces!

Ali x

My furry friends, and cushions, that keep me company

A view from a strange angle - shows the chest of drawers
that contain all of my cardstock/card blanks/envies/
small collection of decoupage/iris folding supplies etc.
Ran out of space, so more is now being piled on top!

The L-Shape of 2 folding tables where I spend
many happy hours.  Looking reasonably tidy, but
my In Tray is literally bursting at the seams.

A close-up of the desk area next to my PC.
The green basket contains card samples, behind it you
can just see a cute digital mini book page featuring our cat, Milky.
You can also see the farmyard outside the window.  I can
now sit here and see what my ponies are up to.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Another week has passed and my new craft room is slowly looking better - and I now have a clear path from my desk round to where I keep my papers/envelopes etc! 

A little bit of crafting has happened this week - lots of family birthdays at this time of year - but not as much as I would like.  Been busy with the house and we have our local County Show for 3 days. 

The most exciting thing to happen is that my Saddle Chariot arrived - and now I have to get my pony introduced to it.  The photo below shows that she is not very scared of it!

Happy WOYWW to everyone.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Another Wednesday dawns - and I am in more pain than usual this morning, so sitting at the pc to get this typed and catch up on Facebook was my only option (good excuse!).

I missed WOYWW  (go to Stamping Ground for more details) last week, as my new craft room was just so messy that I couldn't share a photo of it - and I would not have had time to go and visit any other workspaces.

However, this week I am feeling braver.  The room is slowly getting organised.  I cleaned out the 2 old wardrobes yesterday (the dust was very thick!) and now these are being filled with boxes full of stash.  This will mean the rest of the room will be emptier and then I can do the final organising.

I may be mainly digital crafting now, but I still have lots of stash!!

The messy end of the room -  lots of boxes and piles

One of the old wardrobes - the boxes on the left
contain the CD-Roms that are in use (I have lots more that
are uploaded onto the PC so I don't need to access them now), plus ribbons/embellies.  On the right -
binding machine and accessories at the top, foiling stuff in the middle
and Silhouette Cameo/stamp making at the bottom.
..........  And, I made a card yesterday!!!
Used some designs from the Making Cards magazine
(special Mens edition) and stuff from my scraps folder.
Nice to see some crafting happen.
Hope that everyone is well.  Happy WOYWW.
Ali x

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Say it with Flowers

This may be the quickest every blog post I have done!!  Due to moving house, being extra-busy on the farm and struggling with my health, actual crafting has been very low down on my very long To Do List.  I am only on one Design Team, and only have to make one project for this each month, but I still struggled to get anything half decent finished (or started).

Ladybug Crafts have a monthly challenge and the theme this month is Something Floral.  I designed a very simple and quick card with Serif CraftArtist 2 Professional, and one of the new Fizzymoon digikits - so cute.  This is a fab way of demonstrating that digital crafting can always come to the rescue when time is tight and you HAVE to get a card printed that moment.

I intend to come back and enter this into some other challenges - so watch this space.

Ali x