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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, 25 September 2013


Good morning all and happy WOYWW.

After prepping all the demo's for Ally Pally, doing the show and coming home with bags of stash, I thought I should tidy up a bit to make more room!  It still doesn't look much different but at least I've put all my dies on magnetic sheets now!

So, on my desk today are the new Teresa Collins papers from Creative Expressions, some Studio 490 stamps and an arched wall hanging (also Studio 490).  There's some acrylic paint and the usual Archival inkpads as well.

So what was I up to?  Well, I was sent a set of stamps to make a project for the Creative Expressions Design Team call as I had made it onto the shortlist.  After much searching under the table and in various cupboards, I finally located my mojo and came up with this.

Even if I don't get on the team I had a lot of fun making this.  I've used Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes on it and the stamps are from the "Belle of the Ball" A5 set.  The flowers were made using the stamp in the previous picture.

It's my turn on the Creative Studios Design Team blog today and here's my take on the challenge that was set by Sam.  We had to use the "Wise Friend" set and something from the Halloween stamps.  Great fun to do, I love a challenge!!  All of the step by step pictures and instructions are on the Creative Studios blog.  Just go to the link on the right for Sam Poole.

Lastly, thanks to everyone who came and said "Hi" at the show.  It's lovely to put faces to names. 
I'll try and get round as many desks as possible this week, hopefully more than last week...that was a bit of a disaster!
Many thanks for your visit and comments.


Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful projects. Good luck with the design team. happy crafting #5

sandra de said...

Both projects are wonderful. Good luck on the DT challenge.
Sandra @12

Candace said...

You totally deserve t be on the design team. Really wonderful project. Fingers crossed x

Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Hugs Candace

Helen said...

I should have read your post properly last week, then I could have come say Hi too... next time!! It was a great show for shopping, certainly! Helen 14

MiamiKel said...

Well I'd say you found your mojo just fine! What a gorgeous frame!

Best wishes with the DT - I think they'd be lucky to have you, your work is lovely!

Kelly #43

Lynn McAuley said...

If this gorgeous creation doesn't get you on the Creative Expressions Design Team, I can't image what would! How exquisite!!

I also love your beautifully unique Halloween design!

Hope your Wednesday is absolutely wonderful!!

Lynn #20

Andrea said...

great projects i love that new paper pack and those belle stamps are ace ive added them to my wish list stunning projects and thanks for sharing them with us. glad too hear you had a good time at the weekend would have loved to have gone .and you cant neat some retail therapy too have a fab week Andrea #42

Janene McAnally said...

I love the old world lady mannequin stamp and the layout you did using it, wonderful colours!!! Also the Halloween one is just great, and brought a smile to my face..love it!! Thanks for visiting me earlier :-). Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #17

Victoria said...

You certainly did locate your mojo - what a great project! Have a great day! Victoria no.64

tuesday afternoon said...

Love your 'Belle of the Ball' so elegant. Great Skull card too. Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

Next show I will endeavour to be there and to say Hello.
Love your make for the new DT call - can see how much you must have enjoyed it,
But .. I love the skull - what a fantastic work of art.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx (and thanks for visiting me)

ike said...

Oooh !! Super gorgeous guilded card - that is just AWESOME and I love your Skully too :-D


IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

Anonymous said...

Love the gilding - so pretty. I have to admit to a fondness for skulls LOL! Wish I could have made the show to see your demos, but maybe next time.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (6)

Marit said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get that DT-spot, Pam. I love what you made! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

famfa said...

Surely you will get on the team with those lovely pieces you made. They are amazing.
Famfa 3

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your project for Creative Expressions - really elegant and that gold leaf looks fab! Good luck with that! Happy WoYWW. Julie Ann xx #35

Anonymous said...

I do like your DT piece, they'd be crazy not to take you! Sounds like you had fun at Ally Pally, glad you got some shopping time in too!

Brenda 1

Robyn said...

lovely gold card- good luck.
The calligraphy cuts on my desk are not a font!
they are hand drawn, as are all Quietfire Designs.
Thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
Robyn 13

Monique said...

Those are great cards. Good luck on the design team challenge!
Happy WOYWW 225 and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #94

Sharon Madson said...

Just stopping by to say "Hi" on WOYWW. :) Love the card with the dresses on it. Thanks for stopping by my space earlier.


Caro said...

Both projects are fantastic. I hope you get on the DT. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#68)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooooh, what a totally creepy and, therefore, perfect Halloween card! Your CE project is really stunning, Pam. Mr. Mojo came back fully ready to create! All the best with the DT call. They would be lucky to have you on the team!!

Good job getting organized so quickly after the show! Happy WOYWW and thanks so much for the visit to me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #22

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh, I love the name of your blog! Love your project for the Creative Expressions design team. So many great elements to it.

Lea.H said...

Love both pieces. Lx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Pam great makes, I love the frame with the dresses you certainly found your mojo after such a busy week. Good luck with the DT challenge.
Have a great week and happy Wednesday
janet #48

Christine B. said...

Love both projects , good luck with the DT challenge. Hugs x ChrisB

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, you've shown the range of your crafty talents this week from that gloriously vintage gilded frame to that very punky skull...and I love them both equally!!
So glad you had a good weekend at AP, tiring but worthwhile, eh?
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well your desk looks pretty calm..am super impressed that you did demos and still managed to shop..I've never managed both! Good luck with your DT piece..isn't always that way - something you want to make a really good effort with and the mojo scarpers. It's fear. You nailed it!

Jackie said...

Well done on getting into the short list your project is lovely
Ally pally was busy as was the rubberneckers stall
Jackie 44

Eliza said...

I so love your creative work, especially love the halloween one. Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment, sorry I am returning so late as I am in Grandfinal week and it is hell with work.

Belated WOYWW greetings
Eliza & Yoda 30

BJ said...

Love the frame the gold looks great on the pale blue. Thanks for the visit BJ#26

VonnyK said...

Good luck with getting on the team, you work is fabulous, so they should include you.
Have a great week.
Von #41

Kelly said...

If making someone want to buy product is a help to making the design team, then you should be on the top of the list. I LOVE that dress image. The gold flaking is a perfect touch. Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #15

Kath said...

gorgeous makes...good luck with the Design Team Call...happy WOYWW...hugs kath xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Love the projects, especially the skull card. Have a great week, sorry I'm running late this week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

Anne said...

Brilliant projects. Ypu definitely feserve to be on the team!!!! Thanks for visiting me this week. Anne x #56

Mrs.D said...

Hi Pam, thnaks for visiting me, and I love your Belle of the Ball project, especially the leaves in gold around the outside, they are wonderful.
Chris ~47

505whimsygirl said...

Your projects look GREAT! I'd say you found your mojo!!!!

I hope you are chosen to be on the DT.

Thanks for visiting me already. Like you, I do love my boxes and the cd shelves work perfectly for the area I have. They were easy to assemble and are pretty sturdy!

Kay (25)

April Story said...

Happy WOYWW. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. April #21

Lisa-Jane said...

Beautiful card with that gold on there. Have a great week!

Peg Robinson said...

Loo super work. I love everything you are doing.