Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Swatches Folder

Not much creativity has been going on since last week but I have been doing a little organizing and trying to stuff new stash into an already very overcrowded studio!  This also involves adding samples of my new purchases to my swatches folder, which is currently open on my desk right now as I was too lazy to put it away last night!  
 In the folder I have swatches of everything from
ink pads and glitter pastes..... coloured card and washi tapes
This makes it so much easier to colour match and remind myself what stash I have (which probably means I have far too much if I need visual aids to remember it all).  I must give a shout out to Shaz (Silverwolf) who many moons ago pointed me in the direction of the pocket folders from Westgate-supplies - I use them for almost everything - they really are bloomin' marvellous!
I am linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week so why not pop over and have a nose at what other people have on their desks.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Boxes and Fun and WOYWW

I've been absent from blogging for a while as things have been crazy over here.  My step son and his family have been visiting England for the first time since they moved to the US over 20 years ago, and of course it was the first time the children had ever been over - we had such a lovely time with them.
To give the girls a memento of their holiday I made two little envelope boxes that held a silver pendant for each of them.

These are the front of the boxes...

 ...and the back of the boxes

Just when things were feeling a bit dull and the family had returned home to the US I received some lovely happy mail - an ATC and pretty card from Shaz in Oz arrived.  I love the green background, such lovely subtle blended colours that really make the black flowers pop, and the card is made from an original card and photo by Margaret - what a gorgeous image of the bluebell.  Thank you so much Shaz.

I am linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.