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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 15 May 2013


Good Morning and Happy WOYWW! 

If you're not sure what this is all about, go to my link on the right and have a look.  For curious bodies like myself, it's a great way of having a little look-see at other people's desks and what they're up to!

Mine, as usual, looks like a bomb has hit it!  To be fair I'm assembling bits for a project for the Creative Studios Design Team.  It's being posted on the Creative Studio blog tomorrow complete with "Step by Step" photos but I will also post a picture of the finished piece on here.  For the step by step, please visit Sam Poole (the link is on the right).

A card that I did manage to finish was this one.  I'm quite pleased with it as it's not my normal colour scheme (trying to get out of my comfort zone).  The stamps are the "Wise Owl" set from Creative Studios and I've used Barn Door and Wild Honey Distress Inks.  The background was make using the Falling Leaves A6 stamp again from Creative Studios.

And finally, another photo from my travels.  This time I thought I'd post one from Venice again.  It has to be one of my favourite cities in the world.  I wouldn't want to go there in "high season" though...it's also one of the busiest with tourists!
You can just see the Bridge of Sighs in the background.  This was taken from the ship as we sailed in at 6.30 in the morning.
Hope you all have a happy crafting day and many thanks for dropping by and leaving all your comments.
P.S.  Don't forget about the blog candy...as soon as I hit 300 followers I'll be making the draw.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, that photo of Venice is gorgeous. I have never traveled outside the US, so that is a treat.

Looks like you are making an arch. Would love to see it finished, too.

Happy WOYWW from # 7.

Marianne said...

Love the Owl card. You were pretty quick in posting a comment on my blog. I swear you were there as soon as I hit "post" hahaha.
So nice to meet you. I am following now....gotta help you reach your goal.

BJ said...

Love your owl card the colours are super Thanks for popping by today BJ#2

jill said...

what a darling owl card. Happy woyww jill .21

Belinda Basson said...

Venice was my fave to visit and we did it in high season...we were on of the tourists! Love the bomb site! #23

Unknown said...

Pam..looooove your owl card lol!!!! It is good to get out of our comfort zones sometimes. I think it helps the creative juices flow! Ahh Venice, I would love to go there....one day sigh. Happy WOYWW.
Janene #19

Jackie said...

Love the owl card and the colours you choose to do it in
Live the picture if Venice brings back happy memories
Jackie 6


G'day Pam
oh more gorgeous art by you and another lovely owl card too it is. OMG I see cogs stamps...I'm a steam punk nut...must check them out!!
Annette In Oz #12

Helen said...

Always wanted to visit Venice.. or anywhere really! Love the desk - if you think that's a mess, don;t come to desk no 17...lol! Helen, 17

Minxy said...

Awwww Hooter does bold and zingy,who knew lol Loving the bright colours, and good on you for breaking outta your comfort zone,look forward too seeing you first proper DT piece xo
Hugz Minxy

ria gall said...

Hi Pam
I will be back to see your finished DT piece as what you showed looks great.
Your card is fantastic those colours go together so well and the stamping is amazing
I hope you have a great day today and enjoy WOYWW.
Ria #22

fairy thoughts said...

Loving those butterfly and manequin stamp set
Thanks for sharing
Janet "300

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ha! I love your little steampunky orange owl...he's rather gorgeous :-)
And me, jealous of your amazing trip to Venice?? Too blooming right I am...it's on my bucket list!
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

glitterandglue said...

Love the words on the stamp on your desk. "Why fit in when you were made to stand out". Brilliant. Have a great week standing out!!
Margaret #64

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow I want your job, teaching on cruise ships
Bridget #39

Anonymous said...

sweet owl! ...and nice picture of Venice - great morning light
thanks for visiting my desk :)
Jana #30

Julie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I love your photos of venice...I also love that city every street you turn into is different and I took so many photos you wouldn't belive!!!
Would love to go back again but this time we are off to our old favourite...tuscany, staying at about 6 different places as we love to travel around to see lots of the little villages.
Have a good wek
JulieXX (paperpathway)

Eliza said...

Whata beautiful photo of Venice, I have so enjoyed travelling with you around all these wonderful places, Venice a city I do want to visit for sure. Love that tag youhave created. what are you going to do with the arch?

Eiza & Yoda 48

Antonia said...

Love your owl card, the colours really zing.
Happy woyww
Antonia #76

Unknown said...

Loving those stamps, and your card is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #4

Rossella said...

Looking forward to seeing your DT piece and that card is gorgeous, beautiful colours,
Rosie x

maureenjscott said...

Love Venice!!!
Love your desk!
Thanks for popping into my blog too!
#69 Mo xxx

Julie Lee said...

Venice is definitely my favourite city. I have some Lynne Perrella stamps which remind me of Serenissima whenever I use them. I love your owl too - owls are in my top ten of birds! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I will work at improving my photographic skills so I can create a blog as lovely as yours maybe...one day! Meanwhile thank you for sharing and inspiring #58 Julie Ann

Anonymous said...

When your workspace looks, as if a bomb hit it, then it only shows, there is creative work going on. And the result is wonderful. Love that owl!

Twiglet said...

Something so special about the light in Venice. My daughter has just returned from her honeymoon there and her pics have that same aura about them x Jo

Nikki said...

Such a pretty card you've created. I so blow it on step by step photos starting over would most likely be easier then me tearing it apart to retake lol
thanks for the visit Nikki #2

Almo said...

Hi Pam, As a huge owl fan I am tHOOTly in love with your card, it made me giggle as soon as I saw it, what a great stamp set. Thanks for taking the time to visit earlier. Hugs Mo x #44

Lisa-Jane said...

Lovely colours on your card there! Its so nice to see some DI being used for their bright colours.

Annie said...

Hi Pam...Happy WOYWW and I love your Blog Name....brilliant.

THanks for visiting my blog earlier and leaving a comment. How fantastic to design for CE and CS.

JUst became a new follower. Catch up again soon
CRafty Hugs

Annie x

roffeycreations said...

Hi Pam thanks for stopping by - I too love your owl.. so whoot... LOL Happy WOYWW Mxx #67

Nan G said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors. Venice looks so beautiful. All of your pics below are fab! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW. Nan G #17

Queen Lightwell said...

Wow! Love the sound of your job! I've never been on a cruise but I really want to someday, especially if I can still do some crafting while aboard! :) Your desk doesn't look too bad at all, at least we can see some of it, unlike mine where not a square foot is peeking through! :) Thanks for stopping and leaving me a comment. Deeyll #72

Darnell said...

Great post, Pam! Thanks for sharing the Venice photo and I love your Hootiful tag card!!

Thanks for coming by earlier! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #37

Elizabeth said...

Hi Pam, I'm sure your desk isn't any worse than mine - you've seen my mess already ... thanks for popping over. The owl tag is gorgeous - love the colours. And that shot of Venice is wonderful. Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #36

RosA said...

I do like your owl card! Such lovely vibrant colours! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.
RosA # 41

Annie said...

Gorgeous little owl on your card.
A x # 47
ps your blog is too wide on my computer screen to read easily. :-(

Diana Taylor said...

The owl card is beautiful - those colours are my favourites, and I enjoyed the photo of Venice - always wanted to go there but not managed it yet - perhaps one day!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you have a great week.

Uniflame said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Obviously I just LOVE the owl tag! :)

Caro said...

Venice looks stunning in your photo. I love your owl card and thanks for visiting. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

Anna said...

What a fun little owl card. Love the little clock eyes!
I would love to see Venice some day. My dad was there about 1953-1954 and I have pictures of him there. Looks like it would be a lovely place to visit.

Anna Leisa #155

Anonymous said...

Your owl card is great! I wonder if he's all one stamp or if you "built" him with multiple, as I see his eyes are clocks and his beak is a scissors. Nice color combo, too. Happy WOYWW from Laura #154

sara j said...

The owl card is great. Love the stamp and since I am in a major yellow phase now, I am totally drawn to your colors. What a beautiful photo you ended your post with. A Bridge of Sighs. I think Venice might be getting REALLY close to the top of my I need to go there list. Thanks for helping with that!! Also for the visit - I seem to be running late this week. Enjoy!!

Sarn said...

Hi! Bit late doing the rounds . . .but wishing you a belated Happy WOYWW. Love your finished piece for the DT.

Thanks for visiting me.

Sarn (#80 ish)

Unknown said...

Love the owl.
Thank you for visiting.
Karen #53

Sue from Oregon said...

Having never travel far in my life-I loved looking at all your travel pics-the purple houses were so pretty!!! Great project too. Happy late WOYWW!

Neet said...

I love Venice - you would never believe how many times I have been there.
Love that owl you have done - great image and fab colours. Makes me feel all warm and sunny.
Sorry I am late, been away and since coming back am suffering with hay fever which has meant eyes almost closed.
Hugs, Neet xx

Morti said...

Nice work - and how fab to visit Venice. It's on my bucket list...

Thanks for stopping by!