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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 5 June 2013


Good Morning and a very happy WOYWW!  Wasn't last week terrific!!  I tried to get around as many desks as possible but time ran out and I can only apologise to those I didn't get to.

Time waits for no man etc. so here we are, another week on and my desk still hasn't shown much sign of improvement!
I found a chipboard book I'd bought in a sale about 3 years ago for 30p lurking in the back of a cupboard so thought I should start to do something with it.  I've only got as far as covering it with some Graphic 45 papers so far.  I have used some of the paper to cut out the pictures to decorate parts of it.  The stamps on the desk are the Art Houses from Creative Studios.  Not sure if they are going in the book yet but wanted to colour them in!!

What I have been working on though, is my next DT project for Creative Studios using the Wise Owl set of stamps.  I just can't stop using them!
I'm posting the full step by step on the Creative Studios blog this morning so I won't do it on here as well (hope you don't mind!)  The background is Alcohol Inks and the owl is coloured in with Copics to give you some idea.  Hope you like it and it is a nice quick card to make.
Sam will be demoing the Wise Owl and Enchanted Tree stamp sets on Create and Craft this Saturday (8th) and you might just recognise a few of the samples!!

Now for today's travel photo!
These are the giant waterlillies that grow in the Amazon.  They really are quite spectacular and I just wish that the photo did them justice.

Please don't forget the blog candy...I really would like to draw out a winner!  It's easy to enter, just sign up as a follower and when I reach 300 I'll draw a winner for the Paper Artsy stamps and Tim Holtz mini mask.

That's all for today, I'll try and get to as many of you as possible over the next couple of days.  As always, many thanks for visiting and leaving all your lovely comments.

Have a happy and crafty day!


Nikki said...

Your owl stamps are a Woot!! couldn't help myself and look at all those yummy inks on your desk hugs Nikki #2

Krisha said...

I love the owl stamp, and the Lily pads are really something else.
Krisha #11

SandeeNC said...

That owl is adorable and those lilpads are HUGE! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ #12

scrappymo! said...

The owl is adorable! and I like what you are doing with the 30 p book. Can't wait to see it finished.

Silvia said...

WOW!!! Those Lilly Pads are amazing and the stamp is cute :)

voodoo vixen said...

Oh yes, I love that owl card, its a beaut! Will be back to see what you do with the book... can't go wrong with Graphic45 papers. Happy WOYWW from Annette #8

Belinda Basson said...

I do love G45 papers. They have a certain style. Do show the book next week or when ever you get it finished. #38

BJ said...

Oh thanks for mentioning the blog candy as my screen isn't as wide as your blog page and I didn't see the right hand bar beforehand! Don't do following so I'm out though, shame.
Adore your owl card, couldn't find a link to where you were showing it off though.
Super waterlillies. BJ#22

Helen said...

love the owl! happy woyww, Helen 5

ria gall said...

I love your little book you are doing and how wonderful, you are using Graphic 45 papers on it. I think a lot of us love G45 I can't wait to see the finished project.
What a fantastic Owl piece I love what you have done with him
Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
Ria #40

fairy thoughts said...

Those stamp look amazing will have to look out for those . Love the owl too. But is that a toilet roll I spy at the back?
Janet @25

glitterandglue said...

Thanks for stopping by already this morning. Not sure what has happened - when I posted I was number 22, came back now and find I am now number 30??? However! Love the cute owl - he looks fun to do. Have a great week.
Margaret #30

airing cupboard crafts said...

That owl is just gorgeous!! The book looks fantastic so far those graphic 45 papers are great.

The lilipads are humongous!!

Laura #61

Sandy said...

What a lovely owl card it's adorable.
You will have to see what passed behind me at a scrapbooking crop I went to last Friday its on my post sneak a peek..
Sandy :)

Neil said...

Hi there,
Just popping in briefly, I'm supposed to be mowing the lawn!
Still, this is a better way to spend the morning in my opinion.
The owls are fun.
Hope you have a great week.

VonnyK said...

Those owls are gorgeous. Liking the book so far, wonderful paper.
Have a great week.
Von #14


G'day Pam
I'm not playing WOYWW this week as I am interstate visiting my Mum but I couldn't resist dropping by a few of the desks. Oh I do love that owl stamp allot so I am happy you keep featuring him LOL. At Adelaide Botanical gardens they have those lillies too...absolutely amazing and so BIG!!
Annette In Oz

sandra de said...

Ohhh the lilipad photo is amazing. How wonderful that you got to see them.
Sandra @53

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Pam so glad you're having fun with those stamps they look fab and yes our time with WOYWW last week was fab!
happy WOYWW and thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x #7

RosA said...

You can't go wrong with those Graphic 45 papers. They are gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by,
RosA # 19

Anonymous said...

DOH! Just when I convinced Helen not to keep tempting me with her lovely purchases, I see this owl goodie on your blog. I swear the crafty gods are conspiring against me and my wallet!! Fab.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (10)

roffeycreations said...

Hi - just became a follower - its lovely to see all the ATC's around everyone's desks... Happy WOYWW... Mxx #98

DebC55 said...

Good-morning and Happy WOYWW! Love that adorable owl!!! Sounds like you are blessed with opportunities to combine travel and stamping!!! Thanks for sharing your work desk! Have a great week!
Debbie #101

Anonymous said...

Great desk, I have a thing for brown in crafting so I like the look of what you're working on. The owl is cute too and I can imagine how big those water lilies are, didn't the Victorians used to take photos of people standing on them?

Brenda 96

Anonymous said...

Great stamping work - loooove this owl!
Gabriele #58

Spyder said...

Love owls! (baby owls can be quite ugly though!) I have tiny lilli pads but my pond is very small!! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))) #32

Gill Edwards said...

hi, i tried to follow you but it doesnt seem to wqorking at present

Gill x

Mary said...

Your card is a beauty. I love the eyes on your owl and the way you colored them really brought them to the forefront. Good job young lady! Your Amazon photo is so pretty. Isn't Mother Nature a wonderful crafter?

dottielottie said...

30p! what a bargain, love the graphic 45 papers I will have to watch out for the finished item. The wise owl stamp is so cute he makes a lovely card. Thanks for paying me a visit today.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #45

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely owl,card there...he looks very friendly indeed!! Great colours too...
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

mamapez5 said...

I do like the owl, and the nice bright colours you've used. The lily-pads are spectacular. I saw some at a water park/garden centre many years ago, but I'd love to see some in their natural environment. Kate x #33

Unknown said...

The owl card is lovely.
Karen #38

Caro said...

That owl is so cute and the lilly pads are incredible! I look forward to seeing the book in progress. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#55)

Alexa said...

Love the colours of your owl! I've seen those lilypads in Mauritius - they are spectacular. x

Bernice said...

A great owl card - owls are so popular at the moment too! Lovely photo,
Bernice #55

Lucy said...

I am loving the owl! Thanks for popping round. Have a great week - Lucy #27 x

Unknown said...

I love owls.Interesting Amazon photo. One place I would love to visit.
Have a great weekend.

Redanne said...

Hi Pam, I love the papers you used on your book. The owl is just gorgeous, I like what you did with him very much - will watch the shows too. Those lily pads are fantastic. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #51

Julie Lee said...

Hi there! I only just arrived, on your blog; as our internet went down for some hours. Love the owl and I do like the idea of a chipboard book to decorate. Oh and aren't those lily pads just amazing. Thanks for visiting and for sharing. xxx #59 Julie Ann

Anne said...

Love the owl. Those lilypads are awesome aren't they. Thanks for popping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Anne x #52

Sue from Oregon said...

Love that fun owl card and those lily pads...they grow them big there! Oh so fun! Happy WOYWW! Sue Kment 19

Diana Taylor said...

I love the papers and stamps on your desk - looks like some fun is happening there! Thanks for stopping by my desk, hope you have a fun and creative week.

Winnie said...

I love your owl! The clock eyes just had me right away. I love the picture of the lilly pads (and the flowers!). I popped down and saw your step son's wedding card which I LOVE. I am going to have to look for some of those flakes too! What a special keepsake for the couple. Thanks for the visit today! Winnie#79

Karen said...

Oh your owls are so gorgeous! They always look cheeky to me! Have fun with them and I'm looking forward to seeing more! ♥ Karen ♥ x

Karen said...

Oops forgot to say - please add me to your prize draw. My cancer charity cardmaking box always loves any new stash!

Neet said...

Love that owl such a glorious card you have made - can understand your enjoyment using that image.
Thanks for the giant waterlily photo - that is a wow. What a wonderful sight that must have been.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me earlier - sorry I am so late - sun is out and I want/need some sunshine. Neet 17 xx

KatzElbows said...

Your owl card is beautiful. I hope you have a great time at your workshop this weekend. Of course, journaling my way is just playing in a book!

Have a great time,
Love Rachel #29

Claire said...

love the papers and images you're using on the chipboard book!
I heard/read those lilies can support a man's weight - amazing!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message :)
Happy belated WOYWW and have a wonderful week!
no. 6

Debs Willis said...

Hi pam, the owl stamp is really cute, and love the bright and cheery colours!
Thanks for your visit
Debs #74

Anonymous said...

VERY belated, but still: Happy woyww :)
I remember seeing lily pads like this when I was a child... amazing, aren't they?!
Thank you so much for stopping by me desk!
Jana #66