Wednesday 30 May 2012

Brace Yourselves for these Pictures!

Good morning! Well it turned out lovely again in Blackpool yesterday after a bit of a tricky start! I think the weather has definitely changed today though! So it will be a crafty day for me after a bit of housework and grocery shopping.

For today's card I have used another of the lovely Pollycraft images I got in the 100 bundle, I don't know how long it will take me to go through these!!

The digi is Celeste Amberglow Cupcake Party and Pollycraft are closing soon so you should pop over and have a look!  The gingham paper is Pink Petticoat and the two patterened papers are from DCWV Glitter Sweet Matstack. I have coloured her with Copics and Prismas and added Glossy Accents to her eyes.  I have used Viva Decor to the cupcake.  I have cut and matted the image with Spellbinders and distressed the edges with Spun Sugar DI.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and that has been cut and matted with Spellbinders.  The corner die is by Dienamics and the ribbon is from my stash. I would like to enter the following challenges:

Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Photo Inspirations
Pinspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (I have used the cupcake as my inspiration)
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Add a Ribbon

Now today is Wednesday and I always used to pop over to Julia's blog and play along with What's on Your Worktop Wednesday but I have been MIA from there for quite a while.  However I try to always pop over to Janet at  Fairy Thoughts blog and see how she is doing as she always plays along with WOYWW.  So Janet this is for you - and don't say I didn't warn you!!!!!!

Now I am so embarrassed!  As you can see this was taken yesterday and I have ran out of room so I ended up making today's card on my Big Shot Pro!  The other side is just covered in cards waiting for boxes.  Twice yesterday I had a die in my hand then put it down and couldn't find it I had to get Dave to find it!  Now I want you to know that the rest of the house does not look like this, in fact my family laugh at me and think I am slightly obsessive about housework.  I just don't know what happens when I get up here.  About once a month when it gets so bad I really can't find anything I will sort it out but it only lasts a couple of days!  If you would like to see more worktops then pop over to Julia's blog.

Well that's it for me and no I am not cleaning up my craft room today that can keep!  See you tomorrow and take care xx


Sunshine Girl said...

Love the card and your desk looks fine to me!

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Susan!
Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday! I'll be the one pleased to be posting an ATC to you so please email me with your snail mail and it will be on it's way ASAP. Your desk looks creative to me and you've got to realise that people who don't make a mess, don't make anything!!
Love JoZarty x

Lynn Holland said...

You sound like me with your attitude in your workroom. I can't seem to catch up with myself at the moment so the hubby is loading dishwashers and opening tins of soup.
I wonder if it's because we are both Lancashire lasses or is the link because we are both crafters.
One I made earlier today
Dry, warm but cloudy in Whitworth

Debs said...

Fab card Susan - great colours - so summery looking - perfect for the fab weather we are having.
Have a wonderful day - enjoy making more mess in your craft space lol!!!!
Take care
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Wow I think you are really brave showing your crafting area!!! This is perfectly neat and tidy compared to mine (& Buffy's) I spend more time looking for "lost" dies, pens, stamps etc. than actual crafting!!

Your card is great, I love the image and the way you have coloured it, and your layout is fab,

hugs Vicky x x x

Caroline said...

Fabulous card Susan love the colours, yep I can relate to your crafty mess my mess seems to be in every room though when I make card's (don't know how that happens) have a great day. Caroline xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.... Your desk looks

Carol said...

Fab card Susan and your desk looks fine too! Carol x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Lol your the total opposite to me, I have to tidy up as I go along. As soon as I've finished with something it gets put away! Hubby think I'm a bit crazy when I leave housework till the last minute!

Gorgeous card hun, I nipped over & got this bundle yesterday, can't wait to start playing!
Huge hugs shell xx

Unknown said...

A gorgeous card Susan a sweet little image, and your desk looks exactly like mine been trying to sort it out several times this week and have only managed to make it worse looking, my hubby just shakes his head when he comes over.
Chris x

April said...

Lovely card Susan! I think we're all the same! it's hard to get creative and not make a mess :o) and who's got time to tidy the stuff away when there's so much crafting to be done :o) I'm definately the same, the rest of my house is tidy but my crafty corner is my little corner of mayhem! Glad you linked up for the 3rd Anniversary WoYwW x

Sonia said...

Wondeful cute and happy:)The ribbon is special:)
Big hug,

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card. Fabulous colours.. LOve your image.
I try not to tidy up to much lol..if I do I can never find anything!

judit said...

Love the card, I will just check out if the Pollycraft store is still open, I know they are closing down! It is a shame as they have so nice images! I love the card you created and you know, everyone needs a messy corner! :) judit x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Susan,
Gorgeous card,what a sweet image and pretty colours :)
Fab craft room!I'm a bit of a tidy freak so i always tidy up after each session lol,too much time wasted not being able to craft lol :) x

Annie said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary Susan. You have a fab workspace and you are using it ! My craft room is a disaster and I plan to put in an expanse of worktop too. Having been crafting for almost 20 years I have loads of stash. Thank you for sharing and I am now your newest follower.......Annie : )

julie_woolston said...

This is a beautiful card Susan, love the image and gorgeous papers.

No need to be embarrassed I think we all at times have we run out of room, your not on your own.

Hugs Julie x

May said...

Fabulous card Susan... you have a fabby crafty space... it's well loved and used! I am always losing things in my craft room!! Have a happy week... Hugs May x x x#4

Mrs.B said...

Love the card, but I LOVE your workdesk - it makes me feel normal!
Have a great day
Avril xx

Lorraine said...

I have to say your work desk looks lovely and tidy compared to mine!! Your card is gorgeous, love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

coops said...

so gorgeous suzie.i love the pollycraft image and great papers and design :D
wow your craft area is huge, mine is so tiny.

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous craft space Susan, love all the light coming in and looks well loved...Gorgeous card, adorable image.
Wendy xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Susan, such a shame they are closing! I love your craft room, its so hard to keep it tidy! But surely it means you are really creative lol. I wouldn't mind a nice plunder lol.

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Susan..the Pollycraft image is sooo sweet! Love your colours.

Wow! Are you messy heehee!
I am the total craft room is so tiny that I have to keep it clean and clutter free, but I think I spend more time cleaning it than I do making anything in there! We could do with mixing the pair of us up and we'd both have the perfect balance :)

Hugs Elaine xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Susan,I love the sweet image and your colours and design are fabulous....Love your craft room,I'll hold my hands up and say I'm a messy crafter too....
Mandy x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan, really beautiful card, such a sweet image. Your table top looks like mine, it also spreads all over the floor as that is where I do my die cutting and paper trimming. I guess most of us are just the same.
Suzie xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan, really beautiful card, such a sweet image. Your table top looks like mine, it also spreads all over the floor as that is where I do my die cutting and paper trimming. I guess most of us are just the same.
Suzie xx

jimlynn said...

Such a sweet and adorable card! Precious image and I dearly love the layout you used for this. So pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Pin-spirational Challenges.

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fab card, love the sweet image and lovely papers. Great colours and fab layout too. Thanks for showing us your creative desk.
Lyndsey xx

My name is Cindy said...

I totally sympathise, my room just gets messier andmessier each time I visit. But to be honest, the rest ofthe house is the same!! TFS and happy WOYWW Cindy #66

fairy thoughts said...

hi suzie... good to see you playing along. As for your desk... I love a messy desk, and that is one messy desk :) but I agree with jo Zart people who don't make anything don't make a mess
janet #43

Katie said...

It's a wonderful craft room! Much less messy than some of the others that are posted :) Thanks for sharing!

Happy WOYWW!

Katie (38)

Deanne Saunders said...

What a sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!!!! Be sure to become a follower and come back again next Tuesday!!

Anonymous said...

I can relate very well to this desk.When I'm creating every surface gets covered.I just CANNOT work neatly.Love tidying up after though.I feel (almost) saintly!!
Judy #51

Glenda Atkins said...

I laughed when I saw your craft room, it looks much like mine except it is much brighter. Mine always looks like a tornado went through it, but the rest of my house is fine. I always have to shut the craft room door so no one can see it:O).
Your card is lovely, you have a great layout and the blue papers are wonderful, fab image too!

Unknown said...

What a lovely birthday card, that sweet cupcake girl looks so pretty! And I love your working desk, it's so spacious! You should see my tiny room, lol! Hugs, Ira x

Angie said...

Love it ...the space is so me ...only less piled high..Happy 3rd woyww birthday

Anonymous said...

Love your card!! I also love your workspace!! If it works for you I always say it's perfect!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came from Julia's blog. Happy day after WOYWW from #2.

Sue B said...

Aww she's gorgeous Susan! and you've coloured her beautifully! I love the scrummy papers and layout - it's a really sweet card!
Your craft room looks fab! I love your desk with the big window over - perfect….
Hope you're having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card, I love the light blue! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love Pollycraft images and i am so sad to see her close made such a love card using this image! so happy to see you at {Pin}spirational challenge this week, hope to see you again next week!

Eliza said...

Do not repeat do not apologize for your art room I love it, and you are probably one of the honest ones on here that doesn't clean up first. Really I do love it, thanks for sharing.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140

Corrinne said...

Hee hee! I love your desk - It looks just like mine :)

YOur creation is very cute. I love that you used a variety of patterned papers. It adds lots of interest!

Lots of joy!

PS - I would love to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy as well!

paige said...

Adorable image! So happy you joined us this week at {PIN}spirations!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Really like the image on this card! Very sweet and love the colours!

- Mel xx

Tracy Valure said...

Such a cute card! Love the ribbon you used! Glad that you joined us at the Ribbon Carousel. Hope to see you again!

Tracy Valure

Elizabeth said...

Apologies for being so late in getting around to visiting you but finally here. Your card is lovely but my oh my, that's a busy desk you have. Elizabeth x #94

Ali said...

Hee, I have *exactly* the same problem with my craft room... every so often it gets so bad that I have to blitz it but the chaos always creeps back! :)

Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW anniversary!

Ali #86

Sandy said...

I love your work area - it looks like you get the best natural light to work by - great picture.