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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, 19 June 2013

WOYWW

Well fellow bloggers, here we are again.  Another Wednesday has snuck up on us and we're showing our desks in all their glory!

In spite of my repeated promises to myself to tidy up it still hasn't happened, maybe next week!  So here it is!!

As you can see, there are assorted ribbons, Spellbinder dies, masks and embossing folders as well as sample cards for upcoming workshops.  The brown drawers in the background have stamps in and on the shelves is my collection of cardstock.  I just noticed some ribbon weaving on there as well!

Now on to more pleasant matters!  Here's this weeks project for the Creative Studios Design Team Blog.

 
I've used the Enchanted Souls set of stamps for this one and I've posted a full step by step on the Creative Studios blog so I won't so it again on here.  The link is on the right, just click on Sam Poole.
 
A couple of weeks ago I had a chipboard mini book lurking on my desk and some of you said that you'd like to see the finished thing.  Well, I did finish it and it's on yesterday's post if anyone is interested.  It took a while to do as I wanted to use a lot of stamps that I haven't played with for a long time.  I was quite pleased with how it came out though.
 
So now for today's travel photo.  I've been researching the family tree and found out that this is where my great, great grandparents were married and my great grandfather was christened.  It's the Parish Church in a town called Ibstock in Leicestershire.  It seems as though we lived there from the 1500's.
 
Anyway, that's it for today.  Many thanks for visiting and all the lovely comments.  I'll try to visit as many of you as I can.
Don't forget the blog candy!!

49 comments:

Anne said...

Love your blog name! What beautiful creations you have too! I've enjoyed taking an early morning peek! Such inspiration! Thank you!
Anne #40

Nan G said...

Oh my good ness! Your book is gorgeous stunning fab wow! I'll be back to more closely at in the morning. Love the DT piece (heart). My hands are improving. I can three finger type. Yay! Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Redanne said...

Now that's what I call a creative mess! Love your DT piece and your little book is fabulous. Love those G45 papers. Happy WOYWW, Hugs, Anne x #51

voodoo vixen said...

Look at your desk, it is filled with lovely stuff to nose through! Love your book, it turned out wonderfully!Happy WOYWW from Annette #9

Helen said...

the book in the previous post is fantastic, I just made my first book (a tag book) for a challenge, and am now keen to do another.... Your desk looks just fine to me...!! Helen 31

Claire said...

Tidying up is overrated, I reckon! So long as you have space to create :)
Isn't family history fun? Wow, you've traced back a long way...
Happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 32

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh that book is marvellous! I love the way you used the G45 paper. I am so tempted to buy some more G45, as my supply is dwindling. Really like your little wall hanging too. Julie Ann xx #68

sandra de said...

How wonderful to be able to show your family history from the 1500's. Lovely craft project in your pic.
Sandra @105

Neet said...

Lovely heart project - off for a real reccy in a mo - and love your busy busy desk.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet xx 16

RosA said...

Pam, that book (previous post) is just beautiful!
The "tidying" up on your desk looks all too familiar!
I'm sorry for anyone who's never seen a kookaburra :) They really are interesting birds. I will try to remember to put a pic up of one on my clothesline!
Happy WOYWW,
RosA # 24

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Pam, thankls for stopping by. That's a lorra lorra stuff on your desk! How interesting you are doing your family history. My sister has been doing ours but I don't think she has got quite that far back. Happy WOYWW Cindy

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Nice WOYWW desk, but oh the book! So so pretty and love the colours. Good luck with your family tree - never know what you might find :) We have both an actual Saint as well as an executed murderer/bank robber in the same branch of our family tree....

:)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (19)

Jackie said...

Lovely desk with great stash of ribbon and lots of die
Jackie 30

Monique said...

Such a lovely desk. It looks like a great place to create.
Have wonderful week, Happy WOYWW. xx

Ria Gall said...

Your mini album came out a treat it really is amazing so much to look at.
Your DT piece is really pretty I love what you have done with it
Have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #47

Sandy Leigh said...

Love your fun stash of goodies today! I seem to be seeing a lot of Spellbinders users today. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for visiting me too! Sandy Leigh #22

Eliza said...

Oh my goodness look at all those dies sitting there on the desk, gosh I could do some damage with them. I didn't see anything else on the desk so I am unsure as to what you are worried about. What mess? Great book. Oh and the assignment my DD is doing she chose the subject herself not the school hence the great delight of play and masquerade. Thanks for visiting was great to have you pop in.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 25

Krisha said...

HiPam, thanks for visiting Betsy this week, like I said it is a tight shot, just my little "working space" LOL Your little book is just stunning, I took a good CLOSE look at it. I love your work space and would love to dive in and play.
Krisha #4

Julia Dunnit said...

First - your chipboard book is gorgeous. Second - have you got enough dies, I ask myself?!!

Karen Ives said...

Wowzer that is one crazy desk!
Thank you for visiting, glad you liked my tea room.
Karen #46

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like that white on black tree in the hanging, that is so cool! It's the second one I've seen on the desks today...you've started a trend!!!
Hugs, LLJ 43 xxxx

Caro said...

Love your creative mess and the DT piece is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#137)

Robyn said...

Lovely heart plaque!
The lettering is hand drawn, not a font!
thanks for visiting
Robyn54

sandee said...

That church is beautiful and looks in great condition for it's age too. How nice to find out little details like that about uour family. Thank you so much for visiting my "floor of shame today", lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Annie said...

That looks like a lot of crafty fun has been going on on your desk this week :-) I love your heart project.
Hugs,
A x #62

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow..You have one busy desk. Love all the Spellbinders dies you have. Are you doing some type of weaving with that green ribbon? Thanks for stopping by #26

BJ said...

Sorry couldn't cope with your desk but your heart wall hanging is delightful. Thanks for stopping by my desk this week BJ#55

Lucy said...

What a lot of lovely stash you have! I really love what you've made using the Enchanted souls stamps. Thanks for popping round, have a great week - Lucy #34 x

jill said...

lovely creative desk . Have fun finding your family & making lots of new discoveries. Happy woyww Jill #63

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my goodness, your mess amazes me every time, Pam! But wonderful DT piece and fantastic share about the church! How terrific to know your history so far back!!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping in to the Playhouse and letting me know you came by! Darnell #20

Ali H said...

Hi Pam thanks for calling by earlier - I took a look at your mini book post & the book is absolutely stunning ! What a lot of work but it is just gorgeous ! Thanks for showing us ! Ali x #36

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Pam why would you want to tidy with all those lovely dies on your desk.
Happy Wednesday
janet #42

mamapez5 said...

There's no need to tidy up unless you can't find anything you want, or there is just no space left to work in!
Thanks for calling by earlier. The cookies were well received, and Yes, the lemon slices do go well in a G&T, though today they mostly went into the jug of iced water, as most folk were driving! Kate x #45

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGosh. You have more dies than God!! How lucky you are. Have a super WOYWW from #17.

Daniella said...

How interesting to research your family! What a beautiful church!
Your desk, is what I call creative chaos and I love it!!
I seem to have freaked a lot of people out with the "specimen bottles". They are craft ones and they look cool with nails in them for steampunk pieces!!
xxDaniella#8

VonnyK said...

Wow, there is so much work in your book. Absolutely gorgeous and I love the wall hanging.
Have a great week.
Von #27

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done Pam love the desk and also the post below.. and very interesting about your family history well done.. thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #29

Hammers said...

Sorry for the late comment and thanks for swinging by my blog. Love the mess on your desk - great to nose at :) The book is awesome. Happy WOYWW. Cx #33

butlersabroad said...

Ooh what a huge pile of goodies, what wouldn't I give for a rummage through that little lot! I love the old family history trails too, always happy to see a post relating to that subject!

Hugs
Brenda 112

Lisa Richards said...

Wonderful stash of goodies on your desk. I love the old church. So much history!
Have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk!
Lisa

Gibby Frogett said...

If only I could reach into my computer screen and have a rummage on your desk - my what lovely stash!
Family history is addictive too isn't it - lovely photo of that church.
Thanks for stopping by earlier and belated WOYWW greetings to you.. Gill x

Mrs.D said...

Love your heart, it is very special.

scrappymo! said...

The book on the previous post is fantastic...and how cool that you researched your family back to that church!
You have a fun looking, busy desk...love all those spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by my blog
Scrappymo # 5

Marit said...

I love messy desks and that church looks like the church in my hometown (a very small village in the region Zeeland, the Netherlands) Old indeed! Thanks for your visit to my blog the other day. Happy solstice and happy ~ belated ~ woyww. Keep on rockin' and a hug from Holland, Marit #70

Liz said...

Your desk isn't messy it's just projects waiting to happen. :0)

Have a great week.

Lisa-Jane said...

The tea has probably gone cold by now because it has taken me so long to get around everyone but its okay! Great mini-book in the previous post!

Maxam Made said...

Thanks for sharing your family history, I think it is very interesting!! Your desk looks like I would like to come over and work at it very much! all those spellbinder dies! Yummy cardstock!! Thanks for stopping over at my blog!
Ginny M#50, have a great weekend!!

KatzElbows said...

Tidying up is so overrated. Who wouldn't rather be crafting? Your tree project is great. A really simple colour scheme, but very effective.

Thank you so much for visiting, I'm just sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.

Happy belated WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #57

Sue from Oregon said...

Sorry my last comment disappeared into thin air--darn it!!! Loved your mini album and your funny fish story too. Happy belated WOYWW!

Sue Kment