Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Hi there lovely people!  Today I thought I would show you a couple of my recent DT cards & of course the mess that is supposed to be my desk hahahaha

First up is my entry for this week on the BUBBLY SCRUMPTIOUS CHALLENGE BLOG.  The theme is

I adore this Leopard stamp by Tanda, it always comes out beautifully & there is so much detail on it. I stamped some paws over the card for the background & then matted the image onto some BG paper.

Secondly this is my piece for TANDO CREATIVE.  I was sent a lovely chippie owl to play with.  He very nearly became a deceased owl (refer to Monty Python here haha) but he was yanked back from extinction by some gorgeous paper I got in a London Bookbinders.  It has real flecks of gold in it!!!  The canvas is 5x7" to give you an idea of the owls size.  The leaves are held on with copper brads & the little frame is copper too.

As its wednesday I thought I should show you why I am blogging instead of crafting!!!!  Its WHATS ON YOUR WORKDESK WEDNESDAY so here you are people, complete with a large black tom cat called Sam who won't budge!!!!

I think thats all folks!!!  Thank you so much for taking a looksee.  HUGS XXX


Hazel said...

Awwww Sam looks very comfy there - your space is lovely and busy! I love your 'go wild' card - I've got that stamp and love it - looks good in that colour x

Yvonne said...

Oh fab space ( if you can find it,lol)
Looks just like my mess i have going on at the min, but not from crafting , lol
Oh puddy looks so comfy there!

Julia Dunnit said...

How I love a good rummage around someone else's desk! That CJ(?) looks fab and am excited by the blank chipboard letters...hmm..a banner? And who is in the framed photo - gorgeous pic. Told you I was nosey!!

Angelnorth said...

I love that stamp too - I think it's a cheetah though, isn't it? ("tear streaks" down the face). Fabby cards m'dear. Hope Sam isn't sitting on anything sharp! Or glittery for that matter :haha:

Kaz said...

LMAO @ Sam, he's very naughty! I'm lovely your desk Karen, it's very busy. Is that somebody's CJ about to go? It looks lovely.

Adore the owl and the leopard too xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Not what I call a BIG mess Karen, just a creative crafter's mess. love the lion card and the owl canvas :)
Anne x

Kathy said...

feeling braver this week then Karen?

That cat is pretty life-like, how did you make it? hehehe

Karen said...

hahahahahahahahahaha x

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Karen I love your cards and your cat too, and those little cute button jars and we have the same 3 tired basket (see my last weeks WOYD post)
Oh your desk is so good this week I have had real fun pocking about on there I'll be back next week for more !!
Hugs Susie xx

LadyBug said...

Fantastic!!! i love that you share your space with the worlds largest cat ;) or is it he's space and he allows you some room??

Sam said...

Hee hee - Sam looks very comfy there - he's clearly trying to organise your diary and you just keep distracting him!!

Sharon said...

Looks like a lot of crafting has been going on here!!

Chuckling at the cat - if he stays there too long will he get the Herma treatment????

Linda Elbourne said...

The cards are great ... The mess is great and the puddy cat is cute!

lisa said...

Hi Karen. I love your Leopard stamp, that is absolutely gorgeous and I had to laugh at Sam. I have a black puss who looks identical and does just this, sitting on my crafting mat and taking in all thats being done. She was even helping to type my blog this afternoon. Have you tried typing with a cat sat on your keyboard-not easy!!


Gez said...

Arrrrrhhhhhh! I saw it!!! I did... yipee! :-D

Oooh Karen I love your big cat & your owl looks fabby. Take care honey & remember no need to rush the CJ...I know it's safe.XXX

......Thank You for making me smile today.xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun he looks so comfy there i have mine on my bed,my dogs that is and one who sits on my feet when I am on the computer,bless them,your card is brilliant as usuall love poping over here to see what is in store for me,see you have as much space as me he he hugs cheryl xxxxx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Wow love the work space and the fasionable feline accessory. Love the cards, and that stamp in lush. TFS

Wendy said...

I think he wants to play with all your pens

Traceyr said...

Lovely cards Karen and I spotted some Cadbury's buttons. :)

cindy said...

That best wishes card is fabulous:)

Sue said...

I love the image on your card and that owl canvas is just fab.
Sue x

Gini said...

Ooooh I remember you blogging about getting that fabulous red and gold paper, and I got paper envy over it!
I cannot resist the birdies so your owl is the perfect use of that precious paper, I love him!

I have had swine flu, one of my sons also had it and everybody else in the house has been poorly with something this last 4 weeks, I am just about caught up with my jobs now and have been able to do some crafting and blogging again.

As much as I detest winter I have to say I'm looking forward to lots of winter evenings playing with paper, paint and glue and dreaming up stories for the Land of Shiny without the guilt of thinking I should be outside doing some gardening or something in the evenings.