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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


Well, good morning all.  This is the mess that is my workshop desk today!
Believe it or not, I'm prepping a workshop for Christmas Cards...thought it might be difficult this time of year but with all the pictures of snow I keep seeing, it's not too bad!  The workshop isn't taking place until November for the Xmas projects but this year my resolution is to be MUCH better organised!
This is a card I designed for a workshop taking place in July this year.  I thought I'd include it today for Hels challenge of stamped and shiny!
I've stamped Studio 490 flowers onto vellum and embossed with True White.
The background is silver card, painted with black Eco Green acrylic paint then put through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Bark embossing folder.  The paint was sanded off to reveal the silver underneath.
The message is from the same set of stamps as the flowers and I've stamped it onto a Spellbinder Fancy Tag die.
I've also stamped the butterflies onto vellum, cut them out and layered them.
Just a few gems, hat pins, a piece of black seam binding and a Dazzler and voila...it's done!
All of the items used are from Creative Expressions.
Hope you all like it...makes the mess on the desk worthwhile when I finally see the finished results.  Hopefully I'll have the "work in progress" in the top picture finished today.
Don't forget the demo at Martells on April 3rd.  I'll also be doing a demo at Ally Pally on Saturday 13th April so hope to see some of you there.
Thank you for visiting and leaving any comments. 


Neet said...

What a delightful card. One doesn't see vellum that often but this has spurred me to find mine.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW/Easter to you
Hugs, Neet xx 1

Eliza said...

Beautiful card, gosh it makes me want to pull out my vellum and use it.

Please turn. Off the word verification it is a pain

Eliza no 8

The Taming of the Glue said...

Oops, didn't realise it was on!

Helen said...

yes, I should probably have used the cold weather to start my Christmas preparations too... good luck with your workshop prep. Helen, 12

Liz Black said...

Christmas cards already! I'm very impressed with your super organisation. Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz @ 69

My name is Cindy said...

I love, love, love that card!! Going to try out that background technique, the effect is stunning. Will you be at AP this year? I will be there on Sunday. Will come and flash my WOYWW badge at you if you are!! Happy Easter, Cindy #91

SueH said...

Oooo, I really love that sanded background effect, it’s stunning.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 101

Spyder said...

Your cards are fabulous but I can't see a mess! Well, I'm up, didn't sleep, weird how people ring you up at silly time o clock and you have to get up! Have a lovely Easter, Happy WOYWW!

oh dear I keep getting the code wrong

Glenda said...

Ooh...pretty pretty! Great space today. Love your cards!
Glenda #66

Ria Gall said...

a lovely card and well done you for being so organised it really does help doesn't it.
What a lovely card it is really shiny and looks full of texture
Have a really great WOYWW day, and Happy Easter to you and yours
Ria #94

Angie Secrest said...

WOW that cards is beautiful. I save Christmas till August when it's humid and hot and thinking about snow makes you feel better lol!
Angie #109

famfa said...

Lovely card,sounds complicated
Famfa 111

Marit said...

The weather looks indeed 'Christmassie' here in the Netherlands too... but I hope we get to see Spring-Summer-Fall before Santa arrives... the cards are truly beautiful! Happy woyww, Marit #85

Christine B. said...

Hi Pam a beautiful card love your shiny background. Never tried that techneque yet. Funny I was stamping on Vellum yesterday, making a cream and white card. Hugs x ChrisB

sandee said...

Beautiful card, love the shiny background and I bet you ar going to well stocked for next year! Thanks for visiting my desk today, waving hi from the hills of North carolina ♥

Laura said...

I love the sentiment on your card
Happy Wednesday

fairy thoughts said...

What a great technique with the paint on metal I MUST try that it looks really effective. I dont think I can cope with the idea of Christmas cards... it needs to warm up a bit first, but good luck with it anuway
have a good week
janet #16

butterfly said...

Lovely busy desk, and that card is just fabulous! Thanks so much for your visit, and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card Pam... love those flowers on vellum, so pretty! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Pallavi said...

LOL love your blog's name! hope you are having a great woyww! <3 the card :)

Nan G said...

Great card! Love what's on your desk! Some of my fave supplies, ink, stains and paint! Thanks for the visit. Happy Easter and Happy WOYWW! Nan #115

Debs Willis said...

Lovely projects Pam, like the shiny card and the way you used the embossing folder

Happy woyww,and thanks for visiting

Debs #90

Carol Yates said...

What a beautiful card. You are organised. Happy belated WOYWW, and Happy Easter.

Barb King said...

Aren't you so organized to plan ahead like this for classes. I'm usually running around at the last minute trying to get things done. THanks for stopping by my blog. Barb #108

sara j said...

OOOOO you are so right - the card is perfect for Hels' shiny challenge. It's a great card! You seem to be on top of your game. I teach one class a month and just in the last couple of months have remembered to actually consider how the group should start! Have a great week!
sara #24


G'day Pam
I'm new to WOYWW and am slow at getting around to visit but I am enjoying looking in on others creative spaces like yours :o) Love your shiny card...great idea...I have seen the same effect with Shimmer sheetz too some place
Annette In Oz #132

Alison Scott said...

Great card. Lots of lovely goodies on your desk.
Thanks for your visit this week.
Sorry I am late reciprocating this week as have been babysitting.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there,
A great creative space today, love card andvellum!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW, sorry bit late!
May God bless you with a happy safe Easter as we remember His great gift to us, Shaz in Oz.x #14

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! Finish those Christmas cards, so the weather can change lol. Thanks for visiting! #13