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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, 22 May 2013


Good Morning All.  I can't believe that it's Wednesday already....where did this last week go!

Well, I'm ashamed to say that my desk hasn't got any less messy than the last visit!  In my defence, I am in the middle of sorting out kits for the next workshop in July.  I know that's ages away but it's nearly the start of the festival season when I can go away and be an ageing hippy!

On the desk are some Cosmic Shimmer Misters, a set of Nautical stamps and my trusty Teacup as well as the start of the packs, masks and sample card.

I'm on the Creative Studios DT blog today with a step by step for the door hanger I've put on here.  I've used the Wise Owl set of stamps designed by Sam Poole.  If you'd like to know how I made it, please click on the link on the right.

And finally, my travel photo for today!  This is in the Amazon where we were lucky enough to visit in January when we were teaching on a cruise.  It's a place called Alto do Chao and is a beach resort right on the shore of the Amazon river!

Well, that's all for today.  Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments for me,  I do appreciate it.  Until next time......


Bridget Larsen said...

Congratulations with the DT post, love that project, very grungy but stylish
Bridget #11

okienurse said...

Awesome door hanger. Congrats on the DT post. Wish I was sitting on the beach with a margarita right now! Enjoy your vacation. Have a great week. Vickie #26

Helen said...

amazing door hanger. I could do with some beach weather right now!! Helen, 5

Julia Dunnit said...

I can think of worse places to work than a boat sliding idly by such lovely river banks!
What is on the notecards? Kit contents or technique reminders..something of the sort?

Ria Gall said...

your desk is looking good today some lovely crafting stash on show. Your door hanging is amazing love it
Sending hugs on this WOYWW have a great day
Ria #24

KatzElbows said...

Why on earth are you ashamed of yr desk? It looks great and besides, WOYWW is all about beng shameless!

Have a lovely WOYWW,
Rachel, #65

sandra de said...

Wonderful Owl hanger and also enjoyed your travel pics. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @21

Neet said...

Love;y holiday shot - keep them doing, they brighten a dull day.
Love your door hanger, is it covered in utee and stamped? Silly me, you tell e to go and look - will do.

Thanks for sharing - Hugs, neet xx 2

Spyder said...

I love the door hanger and of course the cosmic shimmers, I now have a total of three...and some paints, well, we have to start somewhere don't we?!! Have a great crafty week
HaPpY WoYwW!?!
((Lyn)) #55

Minxy said...

That sure is a desk in full swing Pam.. are the index cards just posher post it notes or something more technical.. I live by my post it notes, have um for everything.. {im very forgetful lol}
hugs Minxy #22

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the DT post, great first project. I've been looking back at your travel photos in each post, now that's a way to make a living!!

Brenda 100

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that Metallicy looking Steampunk door hanger....a really fab project!
And how amazing to have visited the Amazon!! I'm really envious of that. It's on my bucket list :-)
Hugs, LLJ 40 xxxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Pam,

Love the door hanging! Congrats on being on the DT!!!

Oh, and I absolutely love that vacation photo. The colors are amazing!

Thanks for visiting me already!
Kay (6)

Christine B. said...

Stunning door hanger. Your desk looks well organized to me. If that's messy you've not seen me in action.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful vation picture. Hugs x ChrisB

BJ said...

Gorgeous door hanger, love all the metallics - Thanks for visiting me today and entering the spoon draw BJ#51

Regina Hamilton said...

Congrats on the DT post. Love the door hanging and that card on your desk. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #3

Shaz Brooks said...

Love the door hangar- project for the grandkids, I think. Great pics too- have a great week, hugs Shaz #125 xx

Redanne said...

Really love the wise old owl door hanger and your holiday picture looks amazing, I would never have thought that river would be so beautiful! Thanks for visiting me already. Hugs, Anne x #54

Luscious said...

Adding that travel photo is a great idea. I have tons so might take a cue from you. Thx for stopping by my place. Dori #49

Julie Ann Lee said...

Thank you so much for stopping by earlier. That door hanging is a fabulous piece of work! What an exciting life you lead too! I love the travel photo - how did you get a job like that? xxx#62

lisa said...

Love your door hanger and how wonderful to go cruising to exotic places.
Thanks for stopping by already.
Happy wOYWW
Hugs Lisax #70

Diana Taylor said...

I love the door hanger - it's just fab, and I'm totally addicted to Cosmic Shimmer mists - they are great aren't they! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - hope you have a great week.
Diana #59

Krisha said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks for the earlier visit, been dashing around getting marketing done for the trip. I LOVE the owl door hanger, and the Amazon looks like a dream spot.

Fandhmum said...

Hi Pam,
Gorgeous hanger there,
Have a great week, now I'm dreaming of being on a beach!
Rosie x

MaggieC said...

When you see my desk, you cannot possibly think your desk is untidy. Thank you for your visit, and I am glad you now know it is not you when the stamps or inks ore of poor quality. As crafters, we put ourselves into what we make and to have it fail through poor tools or card etc is soul destroying. xx Maggie #41

sandee said...

The aging hippie comment is a hoot! lol LOVE your door hanger, that's gorgeous! Beautiful travel photo, looks so nice and serene! I hope you got a chance to vote for me: http://www.genuinelyjanestudios.com/genuinelyblog/ If you have, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and if you haven't, well, I sure would appreciate it ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Almo said...

As an owl lover I LOVE your door hanger, little leaves for wings how cute. As for your workshop prep, you can never be to far in front of yourself. Thanks for your visit earlier. Hugs Mo x #60

Alexa said...

Great hanger and great photo!! Hope the step by step went well - bet you wish you day ended with a cocktail on that beach? Certainly I would love to be there! Thanks for popping past my desk today & leaving me a comment - much appreciated! x

Liz Black said...

Very impressed with your organisation, you're so right that these things creep up on us! I have a new class starting in July and I really need to get down to the prep for it ... ; ) Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@145

Jackie said...

Sounds fun working on a cruise ship
Thanks for popping by already
Jackie 8

fairy thoughts said...

super organised this week a workshop in july. Love the door hanging
janet #18

JoelMcBride said...

I live by this motto: 'Creative minds are rarely tidy!'

Thanks for visiting...

Joel (aka, Barf Snoodlefart #53)

VonnyK said...

Your desk looks great to me, I love your door hanger. What a glorious looking place the Amazon is, wish I was there right now, it's freezing here.
Have a great week.
Von #66


G'day Pam
thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment for WOYWW. Nah your desk is still relatively tidy even with you getting your kit on. Great door hanger....man I love that owl. How amazing going to the Amazon...I love the photo as the red, yellow and oranges pop in front of the blue of the river and sky
Annette In Oz #4

voodoo vixen said...

Love the look of your door hanger, lovely textures and colours! Annette #23

RosC said...

Hello Pam,
Thanks for leaving a message - seems we both like some themes about the sea.
I'll follow up on the door hanger, and your travel photo is a great idea.
Ros. #28

Andrea said...

thanks for visiting and your kind words I hope you find the inspiration soon to start your family tree I was the same with all my photos but once I chose one to start with it was so much easier than I thought. love your photos an that door hanging is superb .Hope you have a fab week Andrea#42

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't think it's too early - July will be here before we know it! Your door hanger is very pretty, Pam, and thanks for sharing the photo of the lovely sandy beach!!

Thanks for dropping by the Playhouse earlier! Enjoy the rest of your week!! Darnell #64

Nikki said...

Sweet Doorhanger :) and Congrats on the DT post hugs Nikki #9

Christine said...

Thank for your comment on my post.
It's never too early to get ready for a workshop.
What an experience to visit the Amazon ....... one river I have always wanted to 'do'.

Bishopsmate #78

Laura said...

Gorgeous door hanger.
I'm sure I must have been here before and not noticed but your blog name is awesome!
Sorry I'm uber late!!
Laura 83

Lisa-Jane said...

Gorgeous door sign there! I love the owl.

Claire said...

messy is good, right??
sorry it's taken so long to reply - the days have just evaporated!
happy belated WOYWW x