WOYWW 594 - Okay..I have a problem

Good afternoon crafty friends, I didn't take part if last week's WOYWW some of you may have noticed, I was going through some difficult things so didn't have the energy. To take part with Julia at The stamping ground click here!It will be photo heavy this week but I need to show you all something, which will force me to organise it all. The first pic below I wanted to share the container I got from Ryman for a good price. I bought it to keep backgrounds or unused elements, along with completed cards. Okay, I think I am obsessed with G45 so thought I would share my "small" collection before I organise it all. Hold onto your bums!

Well if you got to the end without having a heart attack , well done! It needs a good sort through. The box on the left is a Graphic 45 tag box which I plan to decorate with said tony collection.
I hope you are all well and I look forward to scrolling through and nosing at your desks and creations. Any tips of how I can organise the pads, ta…

A finished gift for a lovely friend

Good Morning lovely crafters!So a couple of weeks ago, in one of my blog posts, I was painting a frame. I wanted to show you all, the completed project. I made the background of the image inside, using distress oxide inks. Then stamped the letters "SWPC" inside using a Crafters Companion letter stamp set. I highlighted and doodled around the letters using a white Gelly roll pen. The Star stamps are from a magazine purchased on, they were water coloured in pink, then fussy cut and adhered to the background. I backed the whole thing onto black card and placed inside the frame. I mixed the paint for the frame using some Pebeo acrylics I own and ensured it was all dry, before putting the image inside.

If any of you are wondering what SWPC is, it stands for The South West Planner Club. Myself and two lovely ladies are the organisers of this UK planner event we host annually. For more information head over to you for spending some…


Good Morning FriendsHappy WOYWW!So today, my desk is a tad empty. Yesterday there was no room to move as I had finished the advent swap envelopes. So I had a trip to Bristol so popped into Hobbycraft to grab a few things, one being this pack on pretty coloured cardstock. I have also been playing with some more acrylic pouring, this was a dirty pour using the left over paint I had from making a gift. I use the spotty paper cups to pour the paint.

I just wanted to apologise that I do take a few days to catch up, on reading your lovely blogs. I hope you don't mind as I like to relax with a cuppa and have a read of a few each day. Speaking of a cuppa I am enjoying a coffee right now, ready to start the day.If you want to join in with this desk madness, head over too The Stamping Ground!Thank you for spending some of your day with me.Ellie x


Good Morning!
Well I don't know how its Wednesday already, but here we are! Nip over to The Stamping Ground if you enjoy snooping at other desks, just like me.So this week my desk looks like a disaster, not sure where to start with it to be honest.
So front and centre is my A5 Filofax planner. To the left is a stack of stickers and stationery goodies. On Sunday was an online event a friend and I organised for the planner community. It went really well and I am thrilled to bits everyone who took part enjoyed it. Head over to The South West Planner Club on social media if you are interested in next years event at all.
Today is filled with appointments as usual, after I plan to get some cards made for family birthdays. I am also taking part in an Advent calendar swap where I make 25 envelopes of crafty goodies, everyone taking part does this and at the end we all receive a full advent , each day an envelope from those involved. I do hope that makes sense. 
you may have noticed the sneaky…

Boo!! Halloween series #9

Good evening crafty friends!So tonight I wanted to share a simple Halloween card with you all!
The cute pumpkins were cut using my Cricut explore air 1. I coloured them using my zig kuretake clean colour real brush markers using a water brush to blend the colours. After cutting a square from plain white card, I inked it using my cosmic shimmer chalk cloud blending inks. I applied a grey using a blending sponge. Once dry I glued the pumpkins to the bottom half of the card and trimmed off the excess.With a white gelly roll pen, I wrote out the word "Boo!". I accented the word with a glittery gelly roll pen. I adhered this panel to some scrap patterned paper using collall glue. To finish up, this was all glued to a white card base.I'm loving using my new machine I cannot wait to have a proper look at all the SVG cut files available.Thank you for spending some of your day with me. Ellie xProducts:Zig Markers
Cricut cutting machine
Gelly roll pens
Chalk cloud ink
Sentimentally yo…

What's on your work desk Wednesday 590

Good Morning!I hope you are all well and staying safe.It's has been quite some time since I have been able to take part in this weekly tradition. I really have missed it.To take part, or join in aswell, head over to the Stamping ground here.On my desk today, there is a bit of a mixture going on. I'm mid way through a few things and don't have enough time in the day.  There is a canvas that I have recently tried acrylic pouring on. It's great fun!I'm also painting a picture frame for a project I've just started. I have a collection of cut images in a heap aswell. These are from my Cricut machine and I am loving owning one of these finally. Most of these will be going on cards for my Halloween series. Thank you for spending some of your day with me!Ellie x

Grungy - Halloween series #8

Good Afternoon all!So today I'm sharing a Halloween card I made using some bits I had extra of or were lying around.I searched in my background pages drawer and came across this dark, grunge effect sheet. This was made using water with some distress inks and smearing the colour on against my glass mat.
Then from a recent Indigoblu magazine, I selected a stamp that matches the effect I was going for. I stamped it using Versafine onyx black ink. From some stamped and coloured images I made in advance, I fussy cut some leaf clusters. Seperating each leaf, I arranged them on the opposite corner to the stamping.

These leaves were coloured using Zig Kuretake clean colour real brush markers. I adhered my leaves using collall glue, I chose to make them have the appearance of falling. Finally I backed this topper onto deep Aubergine Cardstock leaving a small border. If you wished to, a small halloween sentiment could be heat embossed on the right side of the card also. 
Thank you for spending…