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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, 2 October 2013

WOYWW

Good Morning fellow WOYWWers!  This week has flown by (yet again).  We had relatives to stay all weekend including a girl age 12 and a boy age 15.  How to entertain them...simples!  Let them run amok in the studio!!  We had to prise them out with crowbars for meals and their parents thought they'd never get them in the car when it was time to go home!  Another generation of crafters on their way!

Anyway, what is on my desk this week.  Not a lot.  I had a major cleaning up operation on my hands after the visit plus a new set of stamps from lovely Sam Poole at Creative Studios to play with.


I've also had to take photos of some of the projects that I'm teaching on the ships for my agent which means that I've had to set up "photography corner".  So, this is currently one corner of my table with 3 gift boxes/bags on it.

The new stamps are fab.  They're called "Up, Up and Away" and here's the DT project that I've posted on the Creative Studios blog where you can find full step by step instructions.


I've finally finished and e-mailed the project which is going to be included in the new Creative Expressions Project Book which is due out soon...very exciting!  I still haven't heard about the design team so my fingers are still crossed (which is making crafting very difficult!!).

We're off to my step-son's wedding at the weekend.  I'll be taking my camera and hopefully, I'll be able to make them a wedding book as a small present for when they get back from their honeymoon.

That's about it for today.  Don't forget the blog candy draw, as soon as I get to 300 followers I'll pick a winner and get it sent out.

Until next week, have a happy, craft time and many thanks for your visit and comments.

44 comments:

Eliza said...

That looks like one really amazing set of stamps, must make note to check them out later. Love the tag you have created too.

Good luck with the application

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I've just seen that balloon stamp on someone else's blog! Maisie moonshine, I think.... The tag is fab! Very Steampunk.
How lovely to let the teens have fun in your studio...I bet they don't get the opportunity to do that much freestyle in their lives...good for you!
I'm happy that you have a Cupboard as well! Mine has been a blessing as its in my living room. That white door has hidden a multitude of sins over the years!!!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Jackie said...

Sounds like it's been very busy at yours!!
Nice stamp set ... Sam showed it to me at Ally Pally
Good luck with the design team place!
Jackie 40
Scrapbangwallop

Neet said...

Fabulous boxes - do you mean you go on board a ship and teach? Oh WOW! Hope the application gives good results - don't see why not.
Have a lovely time at the wedding and show us the book when it's done please.Hugs, Neet 23 xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, your recently emailed project for Creative Expressions is stunning! You are so gifted - the colours and the lovely images! How exciting to have inspired the younger generation too! I bet they'll never forget that visit. Thank you also for stopping by and your kind words about my son. We'll win through, especially with the support of kind friends. Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx

Anne said...

Such lovely makes to feast one's eyes on. You are very talented. My GD's love to use my crafty goodies. Happy WOYWW Anne x #61

Kate Hadfield said...

Oh what beautiful work! Those new stamps are fab! Thanks so much for the visit!
Kate #51

jill said...

Snap Pam you are right we do have boxes on our desk. I've been playing with my all day & i think i've finally settled on what i'm going to put on mine. Happy woyww Jill #44

sandysewin said...

Love what you did with those stamps. They are so detailed and interesting.

Happy Woyww!

Sandy #1

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Pam, it's so good when the young 'uns take an interest in something creative! Gorgeous projects on your desk and huge congrats on the CE book project too.

I've finished my stamp cataloguing - sorry - I wont be popping over I'm going for a long lie down! Thanks for your visit, have a creative week. MMx #46

Caro said...

Gorgeous tag and I love the boxes and bags. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#63)

Bernice said...

Lovely gift boxes. How exciting to teach crafting on a cruise ship! They didn't do that on the cruise I went on unfortunately :o(
Bernice

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The Up, Up and Away set is very nice and I like what you did with it. It looks almost like tapestry. Your gift boxes and bags are so lovely they could almost *be* the gift!

Karen Ives said...

Lovely Balloon stamp. Have fun at the wedding.
Karen #60

Ali H said...

Hi many thanks for stopping by earlier - great to hear you are indoctrinating a new generation of crafters !! Love the new stamps ! ali #34

BJ said...

All super projects and the photo corner is fab. Thanks for the visit BJ#39

fairy thoughts said...

Hi
great to hear it's not all I pods and computer games for the young uns shame you couldn't show what they made maybe it's not cool.
Love the tag and the stamp is fab
Janet@57

Andrea said...

belated woyww wishes and thank you for visiting me yesterday .the new stamp set looks like its going to be a winner... love the hot air balloon must check them out...hope you have a lovely time at the wedding Andrea x

Alison Wade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. I really need to set up a 'photography corner' and learn to use my hubby's proper camera, rather than just use my mobile phone! Love those stamps - the hot air balloon is amazing. Ali x #52

Annie said...

I love the hear about young up an coming crafters...what better way to use their time eh? :-)
Hugs,
A x # 48

House of Bears said...

Your DT project is lovely, well done on being published too. Sorry we're late on commenting this week.

Lisa-Jane said...

Good grief you are busy at the moment! Gorgeous balloon stamp there.

Carole said...

A little late but happy I took the time. Very interesting blog. The card and gift boxes are fab and I would have love to see the creating the kids made. You are generous to allow them the use of your supplies and tools.It sound like you created a spark. Thanks for you visit Carole

Angie said...

I love when my nieces visit for craft time! There is nothing better, watching them get inky and excited about making something! I love that swirly, shimmery paper it just jumps off the monitor! Lovely projects all around!
Angie #80

Kate said...

Looking forward to Creative Expressions book 3!

~Kate~

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great post, Pam! The kids sound just like the twins, who so love to creating cards in the Playhouse! Your makes are all so lovely! Best of luck with the Design Team. They will be lucky to have you! Happy WOYWW and have a great time at the wedding! Thanks for stopping by to visit me. I'll see you in a couple of weeks. Hugs, Darnell #10

~Rasz~ said...

You have made some beautiful projects all through the kids visiting and with crossed fingers!!! I have to know how to do that one, lol. Good luck and thank you for visiting me. Enjoy the wedding. Weddings are so much fun! Rasz #89

Lynn McAuley said...

Looks like you have some great projects planned to your cruise workshops!!

How brave you are to turn those teens loose in your space!!

Lynn #19

Sharon Madson said...

Great fun projects! You teach on ships??? Interesting.
Thanks for the visit to my space!
Sharon #98

Nan G said...

Great stamps! And fab projects for your classes. On a cruise ship no less! How exciting! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

SandyD said...

Lovely stamps and projects. What a great time you must have in your job. Sooooo envious.

SandyD said...

Lovely stamps and projects. What a great time you must have in your job. Sooooo envious.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

My fingers are crossed for you too Pam - beautiful work and those stamps look fab of course its your colouring that picks them up... Thanks for popping over for WOYWW Mxx #33

RosA said...

Love that balloon stamp! And the tag you have created with it is gorgeous! Fabulous colours!
Thanks for dropping by too,
RosA # 28

Queen Lightwell said...

Gorgeous projects and love love love the stamp set, must track it down! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment already, come back next week to see what was in the bags. :) Deeyll #43

Erika said...

Good morning, dear Pam! Your blog is a wonderful place to be and to look and to enjoy. I love your paper work and the colors you used. Glad to find you :)
Hugs
Erika

lisa said...

You sound like you've had a busy week. I like that your young visitors left as fully fledged crafters,lol. Love the balloon project.
Thanks for visiting me already.
A belated
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful makes from the new stamps set, you really should be on their team. Pretty cards and makes for the cruises too. My friends 13 yr old crafted with me at the beginning of the year for a day, OMG did she make a mess lol!! Still, she had a lot of fun and that's the main thing.

Hugs
Brenda 6

sandra de said...

Wonderful projects and it looks like you have been super busy. Thanks for your lovely comments.
Sandra

Mrs.D said...

OH I love the bag on the easel. That is gorgeous.
thanks for visiting me and you comments about the cat. Under that furry bottom was the card I was trying to finish for my brother in law. When I managed to extract it there was a lot of ginger fur stuck to it.
Chris #50

Dianne said...

Well I'm really late :O). WOW, your boxes are gorgeous, the card is beautiful, now the tag is outstanding work, I see why to teach,crafting your work is OUTSTANDING, thanks for visiting and for sharing all this creativity, hope you have a wonderful week..

Rita said...

Very pretty! I hope you had a good time. I am very late getting back to you. So easy to get behind online. Happy Sunday! #100

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW I am so loving the stamps you used and love the tag you did. Also loving the bits waiting to have picture taken, they all so gorgeous. Glad your visitors you kids enjoyed the crafting. Happy Late Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

VonnyK said...

Wow, you're busy. Teaching on a cruise sounds like a great time but I would love to do the Stone Henge thing, sounds so interesting. I played there when I was little. I've got photos of me sitting on the stones, don't think you can do that anymore. Your step son and daughter in law look fabulous for their big day and that bouquet is stunning.
Have a great week,
Von #55