Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Card making break

So this is how my desk is looking this week for WOYWW. Not so bad really, well not as crazy as yesterday. Don't be disillusioned that I tidied up for you! I didn't even realize what day it was when I did it although I do usually like to tidy up for visitors. I was working on a project the last few days that was just not going as easily as I thought it should be so I put it all away to take a break and make a few cards. For me card making is therapeutic. I'm not sure why but they are always just relaxing and fun to make. It turned out to be a quick break since my sleepy head got the better of me and I retired to bed early with only a few cards put together.When I pulled out one of my card making boxes I found these embroidered images that I had done ages ago and forgotten. So I just finished them up with mats and cardstock.
This one I stamped the background card and added the image to the empty space of the embroidery.
Not a really creative session but maybe I'll find a little time tonight to play again before I have to clean up for the next project.

Have a creative day and head over to check out some more creative spaces for WOYWW.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ruffed Grouse visitor

This beautiful Ruffed Grouse was hanging around the trees beside our house for a few days. Oddly it didn't seem at all nervous about people being around and even walked right up to me as I was taking pictures of it. I felt like it was trying to tell me something. It seemed rather sad and lonely although didn't appear hurt at all. I must go out and see it's still there today.

This is why I live in the country. You never know what wonderful creatures your going to encounter on any given day.

Hope you're having a wonderful and peaceful Sunday like I am.

Take care.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I'm guessing that a few of you are wondering what WOYWW is! It's okay I haven't lost it(at least no more than usual) and I didn't even make it up. It stand for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Now that's a mouthful. Julia over at Stamping Ground is the creator of this weekly sneak peek into other peoples creative spaces. I follow a few blogs that participate in this event each week and I love to check out how other people work(I feel like I'm peeking in when no one is around!)
So I've finally decided to give you a glimpse of my work desks. Yes that is plural. I am lucky enough to have a very large studio with many work desks. I know it sounds wonderful but really it just means I can leave one mess and start another without having to clean up the last one. I'm a messy creator and I've come to terms with that part of me. I let her have her messy time and then every once in a while the organizer in me comes by and does a mad clean up. It seems to be working so far as long as the two don't meet, then nothing gets done!This is my crafty area, where I do paper crafts, metal embossing, stamping, painting etc. Right now I'm working on my pages for a Book swap my ATC group is doing. The theme is Black and White. Can't show you what I have done yet or I'll give away the surprise element but I've been using my India ink and pens which I hadn't had out in ages. Lot's of fun. I really must play with them more.
This is my hard core jewelry desk. It is here that my copper jewelry starts. The hammering, sawing, riveting, punching, antiquing etc happens here. The copper on the book that you can see is waiting to be antiqued, sanded and tumbled. After all the ruff messy stuff happens to it I head over to yet another work desk to add the finer details of beads and chains to finish it off. I won't show you that desk today. I have to leave something for another day right!?

I hope you enjoyed my little studio tour. I'm heading over to the Stamping Ground to sneak a peek at the many other creative souls linked there.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Treasuries.

Wow I've been featured in 2 more Treasuries. I really must learn to make my own now! Always something new to learn on line. I think it will be fun to pick a theme and find some wonderful Etsy creations to fill up my treasury. For now check out the wonderful talent on here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wear The Canvas: Etsy Entrepreneur Team Treasury

I'm thrilled to be in my first Etsy Treasury thanks to Jene from Wear the Canvas.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A little steampunk anyone...

It's been a while since I've played with some watch parts so I thought I should get a few made for my springs shows which are fast approaching(see schedule here). The bases of these are both the core part of a watch.
This one is wrapped in a filigree, with some swarovski crystals added.

With this one all the components are wired on. I've made little flowers from brass findings and beads. I call this Poison Ivy, you know like Batman! I don't usually name my pieces but that just came to me when it was all finished. I don't know if that will be a good selling name though!
Instead of putting them on chains I decided to try something new. The first one is on a bead chain combination. The second necklace has a bead, wire mesh ribbon combination.

Now it's time to get back at the copper.

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Textures of spring

Yes we're all looking for Spring to arrive. I wish I could say that this will help but as I look out my window it's snowing again.
This is a variation of a design I did last year. I was able to get even more dimension for the flowers now that I have my disc cutter. Now I'm looking to purchase a good hole punch for those smaller discs I've made. There's always something you just need to have next isn't there!

Have a great day!


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