Tuesday, 14 October 2014


My desk is quite empty right now, I've just finished a project and I'm in tidying mode - doesn't happen often lol!!

Warning - photo heavy post!!

This photo folio is what I've been working on 

It's A4 size, and has tons of room for photos - at least 70 but can hold more - lots of pockets 

And lots of flip out pages 

There are some big side pockets for memorabilia

And the centre pages can hold 24 photos on double sided photo mats

I had a ball making it! See my previous post for the basic construction pics, the whole thing was inspired by Hetties travel journal, but it took on a life of its own!

And I used tons of snippets, but created tons more. Doh!! 

So I'm off to check out other desks, I didn't make it round many last week sorry peeps. I'm also going to see who's playing in the Snippets Playground. If you want to join in, click on the links in the side bar. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Monday, 13 October 2014

Photo Folio mini album

I thought it might be nice to show a work in progress for a change! I was inspired by Hettie's travel journal, and wanted to make something similar. She very kindly pointed me in the direction of Laura Dennison - a very talented lady.

So this is the outside cover - exciting....not!
And this has pockets on the inside cover

That flip open to more pockets (all hold 4x6 photo) 

Then on the facing page, a cascade of more pockets!

And there are large pages & pockets  too ....

But none if this look very exciting until you start to decorate it .......

Aren't those little flip up pockets gorgeous? And each one holds a double sided photo mat. 

When its finished I'll show the full album, its taken a while, but I am having SO much fun with it :-)

Happy crafting

Debs x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Saturday 25/10 - all day workshop

Come and join us at an all day workshop making 2 beautiful projects. No experience necessary. All techniques fully demonstrated. We will be making faux leather embossed notebooks and a Shabby Chic 3 hearts wall hanger:


All materials and equipment are provided, all technniques demonstrated, you just need to bring a packed lunch (or there's Tesco nearby)  You keep everything you make, and get a take home pack of instructions so that you can make it again at home. Coffee/tea and cakes provided, and a lot of fun guaranteed! Total cost £36 - payable on the day.

The class is held at Valley Park Community Centre, advance booking is required. Please contact me for more info. 

Debs x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


My desk late Tues afternoon

At the back an 8x8 scrapbook page being assembled - a pic of my mum from Christmas 1975 when we lived in NZ. 
To the right some letters & tags ready for scrapping. A bunch of dies, some for scrapping, some I just haven't got around to putting away!!
Mid cutting mat a note of some measurements for a future project. 

So, I've shown you mine, you know the drill - click on the woyww link in the sidebar to see what's on other desks around the world. 

I'll visit Deskers at the weekend :-)

Debs x

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Coffee needed!

I made this for a friend who's having a rough time at the moment, and who happens to be a big coffee lover! We both have a Costa habit :-)

The stamp is an ancient Artstamps wooden one I've had for ages. I totally love it, but it only gets to come out now and again for people with a sense of humour!! Love those bunny slippers with that expression :-)

The coffee cups are from a house mouse 'Gruffies' set. I stamped coloured and cut out the diddy cups and used Pinflair gel to give them dimension. 

The sentiment was hand written and both die cut images were mounted on spellbinders die cuts. 

The twisted easel is an A5 card base landscape position, top flap cut vertically up centre. Left flap scored horizontal across centre, right flap trimmed to a square 10.5cm then scored diagonally from centre cut to outside corner. These look great and are so easy to make. 

Papers are snippets from a first Edition pad, so I'm hopping over to Pixies Snippets Playground to see what everyone's been up to. If you want to join in click the link in the sidebar. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


For those of you joining in with Julia's international desk hop, this is my desk today. Well, yesterday, as this is schedules cos Weds is yet another MRI! Trying to sort out Ongoing neck and back problems - neck causing hand pain is seriously interfering with my crafting :-(

Anyhoo, tidy desk for a change! On my cutting mat all those envelopes with scribbles ideas on, waiting to be transferred to my notebook. Right of mat some flowers die cut & stamped with new set bought at Ally pally. Plus an embossed frame using a mag freebie. At back a set of Heartfelt creations dies I'm
waiting to use on my scrapbooks. 

If you want to join in the deskhop, click on the WOYWW link in the sidebar, but I warn you, it's addictive!

Debs x