Wednesday, 3 April 2013


Wow! 200! Where do the weeks go, eh? :)
This is a quick WOYWW post from me before I head to bed (as per usual, much later than planned!).
The desk has remained reasonably tidy... the bits and bobs on ongoing crafting are building up a bit around the edges but I'm keeping fairly on top of it and a workable crafting space remains:
There are a few projects in-progress on the desk - coloured digi stamps, a completed card (turned away from the camera, I'm afraid, as it's a DT one), and a newly-made card blank. And can I just say, once again, how freaking awesome my Cameo is? :D The card blank sitting on the desk is a centre stepper card. And instead of the usual fiffing and faffing of measuring and scoring and cutting, I simply cut it out on the Cameo. Bish bosh bash, done! :D
I'm busy not only with crafting these days but also with planning and organisation for what's turning out to be a very busy month! We're off for a week's holiday en famille at the end of the month, including attending a family birthday celebration, hubby and I are leaving the kids with my mum overnight to swan off to a friend's weekend in a couple of weeks.... and on Friday of this week, this wild-haired little lady is going to be turning 4:

4 years old. Wow. How on earth did that happen? I can't believe she's so grown up. She's going to be starting full-time school in September! Eeep!
So, on top of everything else, I'm busily organising a party for 15 or so 3-4 year olds, sorting out and wrapping presents, ordering a cake etc etc etc! :D
Oooh I did find time tonight though to make a very quick card.... I had ended up with lots of bits and bobs of scraps lying around on the desk from various projects and I decided to challenge myself to make a card using nothing but what was sitting on my desk - that includes paper scraps and tools:
So I used a white card blank, a pale pink inkpad and a Stampin' Up! stamp (from the Lovely Trees set), some pink Stickles and some negative leaf flourishes and punched butterflies. I quite like how the leaf flourishes turned out... they started out as scraps of card from which I had die-cut leaf flourishes and I decided to fussy cut around the cut-out sections to give myself a sort of outline shape.
The butterflies I punched from the remaining scraps of card using a Stampin' Up! punch which was still on the desk. :)
Anyhow, that's enough from me. A busy Wednesday awaits so I really must head to bed! Thanks for stopping by - hope you're having a fab WOYWW.


505whimsygirl said...

Hi Ali,

Oh, your little one is adorable!

Your desk looks quite busy and the card you made with what was on your desk is great! I love that idea too.

Kay (no # yet)

House of Bears said...

We had a play with the cameo at the weekend, we were really impressed. It's now on our wallpaper roll sized wishlist.

Lovely card by the way.

Waving hi from the bears @#69 this week.

Heathers Inspiration said...

Love your card design, the delicate glittering and such pretty butterflies and colours. Fab photo too of your little one, hope she enjoys being four years young x
Happy WOYWW Heather #71

Helen said...

She's a stunner! Have a great week, hope the party is a success! Helen, 4

Eliza said...

She is a beauty thats for sure, but you worry about her turning 4 soon enough she will be 20+ my son is nearly 27 oh how time flies.

Eliza 41

Unknown said...

Oh...Your little one is too cute for words. I like your card. happy crafting #92

Winnie said...

Such a pretty card! Love how you did the corner of it! Such a cutie pie she is!! Such sunshine!
Enjoy the day! Winnie#70

ria gall said...

thats a great looking desk this week and a real pretty card. I hope you all have agreat holiday so good to get away from it all

Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
Ria #64

Nan G said...

Oh I love the negative leaf cuts, so cool! Your desk looks primed for action. Happy WOYWW! Nan #19

aworkofheart said...

Your card is so lovely, and your daughter so sweet...I bet you will have such a wonderful time with all those little wee onces...such a busy week ahead, hope you get a little me time for crafting! Cathryn #128

Marit said...

Ohmy... little ladies turning four... hope you have everything ready for the 'invasion of the pre-schooler' tomorrow?! Happy, belated, woyww. Marit #77

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday wishes to your little ladybug. Fun desk. Love the mini trash can and lamp. Sorry I didn't get by yesterday. Wishing you a great weekend.

KatzElbows said...

I love your desk's mix of high and low tech. But the leaves that you created out of leftovers are genius and beautiful.

Happy belated WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #34

Gibby Frogett said...

Belated WOYWW greetings hope your daughter had a lovely birthday. Lots to see on your workspace and fab card too. Gill x #93

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