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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, 29 May 2013


Good Morning and a very Happy 4th WOYWW birthday to one and all.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and wasn't it wonderful to see the sun shining even if it was only for a couple of days!

Today's view of the desk isn't really of the desk, more like next to the desk.  I've been having a clear out of bits of paper, card and old rubber stamps that haven't seen the light of day since Noah was a boy.  Unfortunately, they're all too good to throw away so I have decided that my friend Jo is going to be the lucky? recipient of this lot!!  That's what friends are for, isn't it???
Jo, if you're reading this, please DO NOT leave the country or move house without giving me a forwarding address!  I keep on tripping over the bags every time I try to walk around the table.  You'd think they'd be big enough to see!!

Now for today's card.  The wonderful, yet slightly naughty, Sam Poole set her design team a challenge this week.  Make a purple card using the Enchanted Tree stamp set.
Well, I can't resist a challenge so here's my offering.

I've done a full step by step (with piccies) on the Creative Studios blog.  The stamps are gorgeous and really versatile.  Sam is an amazing designer and I just hope I've done her stamps proud.  The other DT members are posting their takes on the stamp set this week and all with a purple theme so stop by and have a look.

Now on to the travel photo of the day!
Another photo taken of the River Cam from the punt at the weekend.  It was just so tranquil and the weather couldn't have been kinder.

Don't forget the blog candy...it's still up for grabs.

Until next time, have a very good crafty day and thank you for visiting.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

That enchanted tree stamp is really lovely, isn't it?? I can see you making good use of that one! Nice pics of Cambridge too, I'm very fond of that city...great museums!
Happy 4th WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

Helen said...

What a view of the Cam. Love the card too. Happy 4th.... Helen 39

Julia Dunnit said...

You wouldn't be on the DT if you didn't do a great job now, would you! Love the colour - makes a change for such a subject, huh!

Jan Ltc said...

Fab workspace pic xx Jan (66)

Lynn Holland said...

Love the travel photo. Have a great week
Lynn 22

voodoo vixen said...

Just gorgeous, love the embossing and the colour is fabulous. Your travel photo is lovely too... those trees that bend down to the water makes for a very tranquil look. Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

KatzElbows said...

What a great card. I adore purple but would never have thought of using it with trees. You've opened my eyes to a whole new way of working. Thank you.

Happy anniversary,
Love Rachel, #48

Ria Gall said...

loving your purple tree for Sam's challenge really pretty with that lovely tree stamp
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

Neet said...

Ooh, lovely photo of the river.
Your friend Jo is going to be ever so pleased with her new goodies. I am taking some of mine to the club on Saturday - hope they all take some.
Love the card you made - am sure it will go down a storm.
Thanks for visiting me earlier and Happy WOYWW 4th Year Birthday.
Hugs, Neet xx 1

Alison Wade said...

Happy Special WOYWW. What a gorgeous card - love the purple. Happy memories of the Cam (I spent my early childhood living near Cambridge - we used to cycle in for shopping!). Ali x #93

RosA said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I love that tree stamp! It's gorgeous!
Happy WOYWW,
RosA (39)

SueH said...

It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

Oooo, another one having a clear out but if you’re anything like me it’s hard to part with stuff, even if it hasn’t been used in years.

Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

Bridget Larsen said...

I'll take Jo's bag if it has anything interesting in it lol. Love that purple card, made with my favourite colours
Bridget #37

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view your desk and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

Twiglet said...

Lovely peaceful view of the Cam and I love the colour scheme of your card. I always chuckle at your blog title. Happy WOYWW4. x Jo #54

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

GORGEOUS card and pretty River Cam picture.

Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW.

Sarn #57 (Thanks for visiting me)

Belinda Basson said...

Nice tree card...I am not usually a purple girl, don't have much in the way of inks and paper in that colour. Thanks for the visit already. Happy WOYWW4. #8

okienurse said...

I just unloaded a bunch on a dear friend of mine and she was ever so grateful...one man's trash is anothers treasures. Love the card. I have floated the Cam...went to Cambridge as a scouting trip and the boys were treated to an excursion punting the Cam. DH got his punt caught in the muck and was knocked into the river...not such a nice thing. Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary. Have a great week. Vickie #14

Laura said...

Seems like every one is tidying at the moment...

Caro said...

Punting! That takes me back only in my case it was the Cherwell and not the CAM. The card is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

Jackie said...

Always enjoy your post on a Wednesday
Like the card I am sure Sam will to
Like the photo on the river cam which makes me think we don't live soooo far apart me being in Cambridgeshire as well
Jackie 5

Redanne said...

You have done an amazing job with that stamp, love the colour and the way you have edged it too. Jo is very lucky to get that lot - hope she has room for it all! Happy 4th WOYWW, Hugs, Anne x #61 (thanks for your visit too)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Beautiful card with the tree and the color! Thanks for the tranquil picture, I sat for a couple of minutes imagining myself b7eing there. #47

Ali H said...

Hi Pam
Many thanks for stopping by earlier ! Love your tree card ! Ali #23

Lucy said...

Happy 4th, Pam!

I love purple and o by default I am in love with your purple tree card! I live near the River Itchen and it also has scenes like this, although the section of the river that runs through town is too small for boats. Thanks for popping round. I work several pieces at the same time so I don't get bored of the designs, which is bad when that happens and puts me off for months at a time. Have a great week, Lucy #22 x

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Pam, thanks for your comments and good wishes - Happy WOYWW4 to you too! I love Sam's stamps and I am ashamed to say I have two sets that I haven't used yet - just can't seem to find time to do ethm justice. But I'm thinking they might be taking a journey to Wiltshire with me on Saturday! Cindy #51

EELS said...

Hi there Pam, thanks for your earlier visit, I'm running way behind in my commenting back but better late than never I guess.
Wow that's quite a stack of stash you're unloading too. Love the travel photo, happy woyww 4th anniv.

Christine B. said...

Fabulous card Pam. Never would have thought of purple trees but it looks great. Another lovely photo. Jo's going to be a lucky lady. Hugs x ChrisB

fairy thoughts said...

hi Pam happy 4th
that is one lucky friend... even if she doesnt know it yet.
love the tree stamp
janet #32

Queen Lightwell said...

I really like your card and I'm not even usually a big fan of purple, still looks like you did her stamp justice to me. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me an encouraging comment. I hope the flush goes well, too! :) I know what you mean about K & Company papers...so far I've just been eyeballing them and contemplating all the possibilities...someday I may actually cut into them! lol Have a great WOYWW ~ Deeyll #29

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yes, you've certainly done Sam up proud with your delightful purple card, Pam! And how about that lucky Jo!! One crafter's junk is another crafter's treasure, right?! It must feel good to have cleared out all that stuff!

Thanks for coming by the Playhouse earlier! Happy WOYWW Anniversary and have a wonderful week!! Darnell #34

Angie said...

Happy 4th ...you have made me feel guilty as I was meant to have a sort out 3 or so weeks ago but life and its problems got in the way.
That is a gorgeous card ...love the colour... beautiful photo too.
Thanks for your good wishes health wise ...it seems to be a perminant problem which would be helped if I had willpower to diet and stay off sugar...thats why I'm experimenting with low sugar tea breads...they already have no fat(except for an egg) ... as I NEED cake. lol xx71

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That tree is incredible. Love it, from the color to the composition. Had to laugh at your tripping over those bags. Sorry, but I thought it was funny, since it is something I would do.

Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

Nan G said...

Fab card! Cool stamp. Love the weeping willow tree pic so very peaceful looking. Jo is lucky...I hope. :) Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW4! Nan G #6

VonnyK said...

How lucky is your friend Jo, so many goodies in there. Love that card and the photo of the Cam is gorgeous.
Such a serene looking place.
Happy 4th WOYWW and have a great week.
Von #68

sara j said...

Hi Pam-
Have I told you how much I love the title of your blog?? (either a million times or not at all I'm sure). So clever. Those weeping willow trees are gorgeous. We have beautiful mountains in Alaska, but no weeping anythings...we can grow about 10 different kind of trees - kind of limiting, but at least it finally turned green here. And I bet Jo will be ecstatic with her new found fortune. Hope you have some lovely summer days ahead of you!
Sara J #42

Andrea said...

happy woyww 4th anniversary if a little late didn't get the chance yesterday to visit anyone love the card fab colour choice and love the stamps used. You are a True friend I'm sure she will be over the moon with your kindness. fab photo of the river s sounds like you had a fab too have a great week Andrea#40

Anonymous said...

The card is lovely and I adore that stamp - I have two or three tree stamps but might need just ONE more....

Happy 4th Birthday, WOYWW! (a little late)
Mary Anne* (26!)

Annie said...

Love the colours on your dard and the pic of the Cam is wonderful.
Happy 4th Birthday celebrations....here's to many more.
Annie x # 4


G'day Pam
thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Happy 4th WOYWW to you. Can you come over and sort my stash too LOL. Love the purple card and the Cam looks gorgeous!!
Annette In Oz #46

mamapez5 said...

What a lucky crafter Jo is to have such a generous friend!
I love the travel photo. Rivers are so tranquil!
I looked back and saw your flower fairy card. It is gorgeous. I have one room decorated only with my collection of flower fairy items - plates, clocks, pots, pictures etc. I have one of the original books too.

I laughed at the mention of being an aging hippie at the festivals. I wonder which ones you go to. if you see a small stall called Jonny P's coffee stop, go and intoduce yourself. It is my son. He spends all summer doing the festivals, and then the food markets over Christmas, and he brews a mean coffee. (Sometimes he doesn't have his cart and is in the mobile shop instead). Don't do too much head-banging! Kate x #44

BJ said...

Love your purple card, my favourite colour. Thanks for stopping by my desk BJ#76

dottielottie said...

Ooo I love, love, love the purple tree card, but then I am a bit of a purple addict. Looks like you had a beautiful day for your punt down the river. I am off to the creative studio blog now, the lure of more purple cards is just too much.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #92

Almo said...

Hi Pam, I am absolutely loving your purple tree card, and what a lovely view of the cam on what looks like one of the few sunny days this year. Sorry I am so late visiting, and thanks for dropping in. Hugs Mo x #50

JoZart said...

Love your purple card and the pics on the Cam...... shame I'm not the Jo who is getting all that stash!!
Happy 4th WOYWW anniversary!
Love another Jo x

Marit said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog... I was planning to visit the complete woyww-list but it's undo-able... anyway, I LOVE the purple card. And the sun is shining in The Netherlands today - hope your day/weekend will be sunny too! Marit #88

Fandhmum said...

Lovely purple card. Hope Jo collects her stash soon. Happy late WOYWW
Rosie x

Maisie Moonshine said...

what a stunning card! That tree is so lovely I bet it looks great in all colours! Thanks for your visit and enjooy the rest of your week MMx #85

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi - your purple tree is beautiful... I usually give my sister all my bits of paper I don't think I will use - then when I see what she did with it I kick myself - LOL - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

Elizabeth said...

Hi there, your purple card is lovely and that is why you are on the DT, you can rise to any challenge. If I was your friend, I'd be bursting with anticipation ... it's old stash to you but it will new stash to her :) Belated happy WOYWW4 and have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #155

Karen Ives said...

Lovely card. Thank you for visiting me.
Karen #81

RosC said...

Hello Pam,
Thanks for leaving a comment, and happy WOYWW-4 to you. Glad you liked the By the Sea card and colours.
Love your photo of Cambridge - I once road a pink hire bike around Cambridge and loved it all.
Lovely card too, with the round tree design. Very pretty.
Ros. #28

Roudi said...

Hello there Pam!
Thank you for visiting me earlier. Love love that tree card!

Happy 4th WOYWW birthday!
Roudi # 20

Sandy said...

What a grand clean out you had and so hope you get time to join in on the ATC swap next year..
Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary.
Sandy :)