Hello Bloggers and Blog Buddies.
Its Wednesday again - then again, I could be wrong judging by my track record!!! I tried to visit everyone who visited me, but in some cases blogger wouldn't either bring the comments box up, or post my comment... i think it also has something to do with my FireFox browser too - as quite often I have to do a restart on my laptop... and sometimes I have to switch off without it closing down properly - total pain in the backside!!!
Anyway - some of you may recall that I mentioned in my last WOYWW post that I was going to a 60th Birthday party on Friday... well, I turned up Friday to the venue recognised no-one after going to both function rooms at the venue - to phone home and be told it was on Saturday... probably why everyone was looking as me and OH funny! One party was an 18th Birthday party and the other one, that i waltzed into trying to find the birthday girl, was a motor cross presentation evening - they really DID look at us funnily... OH said "didn't you see the motorbike and trophies in the corner?" - erm, NO!
Anyway - we went again on Saturday and had a jolly good time. My friend had hired a Beetles tribute band which was fab! I couldn't dance - but my toes were a-tappin'... great time was had by all.
Here is the card I made her:
This card is cased from the cards made by Helen at "It's all Fiddle Fart"... Its produced in Microsoft Publisher and decoupaged. It turned out to be rather appropriate seeing as she had the tribute band at her party - but having worked with her for a number of years, I went to her 50th party and was also her Bridesmaid when she married in 2005, so I knew this would be the card I'd make for her!
Here is the gift bag I made. I put two different necklaces in - one for her 'Rock Chick' look, and one that is more demure - and suitable for her days spent at her favourite 'Warner Hotels'!!!
|front of bag|
The bag was constructed in single sided pearlised black card, and because I didn't want it plain white on the inside, I printed large polka dots on it, which is from a Pink Petticoat collection. The 'flap' of the bag was embossed with my new embossing folder and ties in with the polka dots on the inside. The buckles on the side were die cut from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Buckles, done in silver mirri card. The ribbon is grosgrain. To hide the fastenings where the flap is fastened to the bag, I've used black pearlised card candy. I then made a small tag from the card stock and put '60th' using a silver peel off. The front of the flap was edged using the Martha Stewart wavy edge punch and fastens with a small piece of self adhesive hook and loop tape...
Right - onto the desk. Its pretty tidy after last weeks bombsite (well I was about to sort it out and did so that afternoon like I promised LOL)
Not too bad - I tidied up after myself after doing a couple more projects last night which I'll post at a later date. There are a few bits of paper left over from my latest project (will post later), the remote - very important, ball of string - not sure why that is there as I've not used it, another one of those handbag/purses to the right. At the front of that is a pile of stuff from a bag handed to me by a policeman outside the local co-op... they were on a community safety drive and gave bags of leaflets and some useful gadgets away. At the back on the right there is a couple of images from My Craft Studio - I printed them off and will use them at a later date. Nothing else of much interest anywhere else really - just bits and bobs I've not put away - we all have 'em don't we?
Here is a swing to my sofa which is behind the desk and where I spend a lot of time when I'm not crafting. Sitting at the desk is not always very comfortable for me so I sit here and watch TV or surf the net and blog and email friends - its great - like my own little studio!!!
Notice my pillow still hanging about which I need to put behind me wherever I sit (not on the chair to the desk though as it falls off then I run over it)!!!
Standing at the entrance to the conservatory/craft room - here's a view that puts it a little more into perspective:
It appears quite tidy at the moment - but teenage sons soon put paid to that if they venture in here - which they do from time to time or if there is something on the TV in the lounge they don't want to watch... funny thing is - they both have their own TV but take over the ones down here... When I was a teenager still at home, all I had in my bedroom that needed a plug was my lamp - they've got that much they need extensions - they even have plasma TV with built in Digital TV and DVD player - and their own aerial points to the full aerial and still try to dominate down here !!!
Right, that's my contribution to WOYWW - sorry it was a bit long - its soooo not like me (tee hee)!!! If you want to see other contributions to WOYWW where fellow bloggers from all over the globe show their spaces (some might even have projects or WIP on) - pop over to Julia at the Stamping Ground, and she'll explain all. Visit as many people you like who are added to Mr Linky and leave a message where you can!
Thanks for looking, hope you come back soon.
Paula x x x