25 August 2010

Just Another Workdesk Wednesday

Lots of stuff going on today. First I was having a play with my new toy earlier. I got this Martha Stewart punch and stamp set. The stamps slot into the top of the punch for storage and the punch matches the stamp design so you can stamp and then punch out the shapes.
It's quite a clever idea but I'm not 100% satisfied with it. After I had a play I worked out that it's easier to punch out the shapes first and then stamp over them. I tried the instructions on the packet and found it too fiddly to match up the punch to the stamped image. The stamps aren't the best quality in the world so I probably won't use them that much.
I did make a garland I think is really pretty using the punched shapes and a vintage thesaurus. All you do is just pop punched out shapes under your sewing machine foot as you sew, it's quite fun. :)
I think I'll make another one and incorporate some other bits and pieces in it, maybe some vintage postage stamps.
Other desky things I'm up to today is getting the design teams kits ready to send out. These are card making kits, I've just got the ribbon matching up to do.
These papers are lovely I will defo recommend them. They're a mix up of My Minds Eye 'Alphabet Soup' and Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness'. The Alphabet soup papers came in two designs, boy and girl but I went with the boy ones because they're not totally boyish they're actually quite neutral I think. They've got a lovely vintagey circus thing going on which I'm loving at the mo.
I added the little robots too, I think they're really cute!
Well that's almost it just got one more thing - the brooch draw from last weeks workdesk Wednesday - if your name is Rachel M and you love lime green I've got a brooch for you....
Mail me your addy at enquiries@craftyprincess.co.uk and I'll pop it in the post for you.

Happy crafting guys, whatever you're up to today! You can carry on your Workdesk Wednesday fun on Julia's blog here, http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/
xx Leo

24 August 2010

Indie Girl

I've been really loving playing the the new stuff from Sassafras. I've done lots of cards so far so I fancied a change and decided to have a play with the lilibee Indie Girl class so I'm all signed up and raring to go. Hopefully I'll be able to start it at the weekend. Anyone else signed up to play along?

Speaking of new Sass I'm currently waiting for loads more of the new goodies, can't wait for them to turn up so I can have a stroke I went for both the Count Me In and Mix and Mend lines as well as the chipboard. I'm putting most of them in upcoming kits. There's a September card kit called 'Circus' and then the next Quirky Kit 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' that's due at the end of next month. I added a peek of it to the CT blog yesterday......
It's going to be really fun can't wait to play myself! Those ribbons are amazingly vivid in real life, neon taffeta = super yum lol! So that's what's keeping my creative brain busy right now, what are you up to?
I'll stop by tomorrow for Workdesk Wednesday
xx Leo

18 August 2010

Work Desk Wednesday

I missed last week so I thought I better make an effort to get something up this week. Here's what I've been working on....
 I'm making brooches from different fabrics and using embroidery. This 'L' one I've finished now,
 This one's for me obviously but I'm making some other ones that I'll maybe put in my etsy store. I'm really loving playing with needle and thread it's another fun way to 'draw' I guess but using fabric and thread.

Here's another one I'm working on, a cute little sail boat scene.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hey, would you like your own monogram brooch? I'll make one to give away. If you'd like to win one add your favorite colour and initial to your comment and I'll pick one comment out at random to win and post it up next Wednesday - it'll defo work to push me to make a post next week too!
Carry on your work desk travels on Juila's blog here.
xx Leo

EDIT - Draw for the brooch has been made so I can make it up tonight and reveal it tomorrow (Weds 25th Aug) xx Leo

10 August 2010

A little treat = yum new goodies

I decided I needed a scrapping treat after using up loads of leftover stash this past couple of months so I made myself up a kit over the weekend.........
I really love these papers, hoping to get some more of them for Quirky Kits! I accessorised them with these cute birdie brads, some of my fave badges and some Japanese masking tape, super yum! I'm going to add a few vintage buttons and some Thickers in from my stash then I'm good to go. Now I just need to find some time to actually do some crafting for myself! Will report back when I've had a play - if I can bare to cut in to it!
The vintage holiday album from the post bellow is almost done I'll pop some piccys up of it when I do them tomorrow. I've really enjoyed making it - it's surprising how many more ideas you can come up with when you confine yourself to the contents of a kit, makes you really think out of the box.
xx Leo

4 August 2010

Workdesk Wednesday

Eek I missed last week, almost missed this week too since we're more than half way through Wednesday but never mind. To be fair I've only just sat at my desk to do some crafty work so it made me think to take a quick snapshot....
As you can probably see I'm working on a little album, it's for the Quirky Kits design team. The album itself I made with the packaging from the kit then the pages are made using a mix up of leftover card/paper from my stash then they're going to be decorated with stuff from the kit. It'll go on the CT blog when it's all done.
One more addition to my desk since the last wdw, I made some mini desk bunting. It's being used to hang stuff from too using mini pegs.
I'll pop around and visit some more desks while I'm working. You can visit some yourself or carry on your travels from Juilia's blog here.
xx Leo

2 August 2010

Quick Card

Quick card made with one of my latest card kits, details are on the CT blog. I'm mega busy doing kits things right now. I'm experimenting with having some antique linens custom dyed next weekend so I'll try and get lots of piccys of that to share. I'm not sure if they'll work or not so it'll be one huge experiment :D
Ooh and look what I picked up over the weekend......
They're from an old line from Making Memories called 'hullabaloo' but I've never seen them before so I'm off to look up to see what else I can find - these patterns and colours are so me! :)

xx Leo