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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 12 June 2013


Good Morning All, it's that time of the week again when we get the chance to have a snoop around other crafters desks!  A very big than you to Ms Dunnit for organising this marathon every single week.

Anyway, here goes with yet another example of a messy workspace.  One day I will surprise everyone and it will look pristine!

Following the weekend journaling workshops at the Artistic Stamper in Faversham, I have embraced all things splodgy, inky, painty and generally messy (no change there!)
This is a journal page that we started at the workshop and here is what I did with it today.

No, I don't know what it means either!  I'm not sure what it says about me, but I'm sure that a psychoanalyst would have a field day!!

I've been playing with Sam Poole's fab stamps again for the Creative Studios Design Team Blog and have come up with this one.

I've used the Art Flower A5 Unmounted Stamp set, Cosmic Shimmer Misters and Distress Inks.  There's a full step by step on the Creative Studios blog (didn't want to put it on twice) and the link is on the right...just click on Sam Poole Designs and go to the Design Team header.

In other news, it was very strange seeing things I had made on Sam's shows on Create and Craft....they summed up my designs as "quirky"....I think I'll take that as a compliment!!

Now for todays travel photo.

Somewhere a little closer to home this time.  We always go to the Larmer Tree Music Festival and this is what it was like last year.  It was so muddy that my wellies split along the seam.  We've booked again for this year so fingers crossed!!

Anyway, that's it for today.  Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, I do appreciate them.  I'll try to get to as many desks as possible over the next couple of days, I managed 90 last week so apologise if I didn't get to yours!
Just to say that the blog candy is still up for grabs and will be drawn when I get to 300 followers.  Until next time, have a happy and crafty week.


roffeycreations said...

Hi there - don't have a number yet bit thought I'd pop by to see what you have been up to lol... love the journaling page - those colours really pop... will be back later when Julia opens up shop... Mxx

okienurse said...

awesome looking pages! Don't you love getting inky!! I am going to a music festival in July but July in Oklahoma is hot, dusty, and dry. Wish we could mix them together. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

Claire said...

LOVE your pages! I'm learning to just let the pictures happen - your Soul knows what they mean :)
Hope the festive is less muddy this year!
Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
no. 3

Helen said...

Love your journal page from the class, bet it was a riot of fun! Hope you don't get quite so muddy this year... Helen, 13

Anonymous said...

Love your journal pages and I am always so happy to find the link to the blog rather then the WOYWW post - I always get to see so much more to make me go OOOOhhhhh. I know some don't like it, but for me, it is a total WIN. Love your Dylusions journal page, as well as the dripping background from the workshop!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

ria gall said...

I am loving all that inky work you have done, the finished pieces are fantastic.
I will keep my fingers crossed that you don't get mud this year
Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
Ria #42

roffeycreations said...

Made it back Pam - I am #25 - after first being #26 then #27 - I don't know what happened - but never mind - Mxx

Sandy said...

Oh look at all that mud.. Love your journal pages they look fabulous.
Sandy :) #48

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Love your 'messy' workdesk - those bright colours are gorgeous! Happy WOYWW, Sharon #76

Dianne said...

How can we have a clean desk as we create, not possible for me, I love all the inkiness and your page looks gorgeous, it says happiness to me, I don't think it has to mean anything but creating,your second one is so lovely all that ink and drops gets me all a twitter. Hopefully your new wellies will be fine:)thanks for sharing and have a great time out..

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pages I'm only just starting to do art journalling. Keep finding I need things!! Thanks for popping by. No Crystal Palace here but we do watch out for them because of Ian Holloway. He is ex-player/manager of Rovers and is a legend at our club. So I follow his career and always cheer on his teams. He's doing well!!Take care Zo xx 29

Neet said...

Love those pages and love the muddy wellies photo - a complete change from the sunshine ones you have been showing us but welcome as always.
A secret - I can still cry over my little dog I lost in '93 - and the two cats since then. It doesn't get any easier I am afraid. Unconditional love!
Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me earlier Pam - Neet 29 xx

RosA said...

I just had a look at those pages below current post with the Dyan R. products. Really fabulous!
Thanks for stopping by,
RosA # 10

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow that closing muddy shot made me feel wet under foot, I cant imagine going somewhere with that much mud! love the crafty inkiness ♥♥♥
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #4

sandra de said...

Great pages and it is always amazing what happens during the creative process. Love the mud pic... thank goodness for wellies.
Sandra @104

Diana Taylor said...

Great pieces of work - lovely flowers on your second piece - I love the colourful background too. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #70

shazsilverwolf said...

Love the pages, Met Jenny last year when she opened the Art Bar, she's lovely, isn't she? Good luck with the weather, we are hoping for dry this weekend, as we are off to Donnington, for the Download festival. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36 xxx

Krisha said...

LOVE your journal pages, I so need to get inky in mine again. Thanks for the earlier visit.
Krisha #17

Gill Edwards said...

your backgrounds look great

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Pam - I love it that you don't know what your journal page means - it's great that you just went with the flow - something I find really difficult! I checked out your other journal pages and I think you're a natural! Don't you just love those Dylusions? Have an inky messy week and thanks for your visit. MMx #43

Unknown said...

Love your journal page. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #7

Caro said...

What fun! I love the splodgy mess in the background of the journal page and what you have done with it! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, those pages are amazing and completely zany!! I love that they're so different from the run of the mill stuff ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 39 xxxx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi it looks like you had fun at the workshop.... interesting page , if not a bit scary :) please dont feel you have to tidy, it's much better to be creative than tidy, well that's my excuse anyway
janet #35

Spyder said...

I think it can only say one thing! A VERY smiley person! love the colours!
Have a great crafty week! HappY WOyWW
((Lyn)) #51

Unknown said...

Love all that drippage on your pages.
Happy Wednesday.

Di said...

Wow, stunning colours and brilliant journalling.

Happy WOYWW!

Hugs, Di xx

Nikki said...

I think your journal page is just to make you smile cause that's what it did for me I thought it was brillant :) Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki #1

Julie Lee said...

I only just found you at midnight! Don't know why, but I couldn't find you on the list - must need new specs! Thanks for dropping by earlier. I have been to Faversham, as I have a friend in St Margaret's Bay, Kent and I did notice a craft shop there! Love your journal pages and - hey - what would psychoanalysts do without enigmatic artists to analyse? xx Julie Ann

VonnyK said...

Love splodgy, inky, painty things and the colours are gorgeous. Not so sure about the muddy bit though, hope it's dry for you this time.
Have a great week.
Von #21

Uniflame said...

Thanks for visiting me! I love your work with the stamps! It looks really pretty :)

Lucy said...

Great inky mess you're rocking there! Don't let the side down with a pristine desk - we'd all have to follow suit! Only kidding:) Thanks for popping by, have a great week - Lucy #33 x

Sarn said...

Certainly very inky!

Thanks for visiting me.

Happy WOYWW.

Sarn #57

BJ said...

Love your paint splats and sploges and what you have made with them too. Thanks for visiting me this week Happy WOYWW BJ#74

Christine B. said...

Great inky colours, My floor , table, chair are all in a creative mess at the moment. Will have to have a grand tidy tomorrow before Maddison my granddaughter comes.
Love the pic of all the mud. Wellies are great. Hugs x ChrisB

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Fabulous work! jenx

Julia Dunnit said...

I think 'quirky' is complimentary in art - to me it means that you can flit from style to style and use the best of each - a skill indeed. Love the pink page..it doens't have to have a meaning, right? Art for arts' sake!

Twiglet said...

I love the dribbly paper! Did you see the artist on Spring Watch unsprung last night? Brilliant use of atmosherically damp water colour paper! x Jo

Crafty Lark said...

So pleased you liked my wellies, I have enjoyed a wander around you blog projects and interesting travel photos. Hope you manage to replace yours before the next muddy gathering. xx Flora

Anonymous said...

Hi, Pam, thanks for visiting. The class with Dyan Reaveley must have been a blast! It looks like you're having a great time in your art journal. Happy WOYWW from Laura #101

Rossella said...

Hi Pam, I love your journal page, very interesting and so colourful
Rosie x

Belinda said...

Hi Pam! It's nice to meet you. I love meeting new WOYWWers. I rarely get visits from people in the lower numbers because of the time difference. So thank you for taking the time.

My you sound like you live an exciting life. How much fun travelling and teaching crafts on cruise ships. I looked through a few of your older posts because I am always fascinated with other cultures and countries. Great photos.

I love the stamp you used on today's post. Very nice. I always want to play with my inks and paints but I think my neat freak stops me. I have some masks I have been dying to use. Must jump in.

Thanks for the visit!
Have a blessed day!
Belinda (#88)

Darnell said...

You are quirky, all right, Pam! I love that you just express your creative spirit in whatever way it wants, with no boundaries!!

I hope your Festival is not a Mudworks Festival this year!!

Thanks for coming by the Playhouse! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week!! xxoo Darnell #61

Kath Stewart said...

looks like you are having lots of crafty fun Pam...thanks for sharing...happy WOYWW kath xxx

Gibby Frogett said...

Great pages, the 'kiss me quick' has fabulous colour, very cheerful and great fun. Happy WOYWW and thanks for stopping by earlier too. Gill x #107

dottielottie said...

Well I like your splodgy, inky, messy creation, those colours are great and the finished piece is fun and quirky. Maybe all crafters should do the ink blot test! and then again maybe not. lol
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #143

Anne said...

Hi there I just love the colours you use. Great pages as well.Hope Festival is not as muddy this year :-)I am sorry I am late visiting. I got so far on Wednesday and then couldn't get on laptop on Thursday. Thanks for visiting me . Anne x #75

Robyn said...

loving the spoldge! thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place!
Robyn 92

Marit said...

I would definitely take 'quirky' as a compliment!!! I LOVE your inky and messy style... fabulous! I will keep my fingers crossed for a warm and dry music-festival this time. Thanks for your visit to my blog the other day and happy ~ much belated ~ woyww. Hug from Holland, Marit #85

KatzElbows said...

Inky and messy is fun to do and to look at. My approach to journalling is more about having a place to play than expressing something deep and personal, or that's what I'm telling the men in white coats!

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy belated WOYWW,
Love Rachel #48

April said...

Wow - that is a lot of mud. I hope it didn't dampen your trip. I like your journal page - the happy face makes me smile. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #110

Cazzy said...

Happy beleated WOYWW! I was away so posted on Wednesday but didn't link until Friday!

Your blog is so interesting, teaching on cruise ships sounds like an amazing job!
Congrats on designing for Sam Poole, I like your pieces.

Cazzy x #155

Eliza said...

does it really matter what they think, it's yourself that you have to please, it is a bright happy cheery pages full of laughter, I love it.

I had to laugh at the wellies we call them gumboots here in Australia, I don't know why either.

Happy Belated WOYWW sorry I am returning your visit so late.

Eliza & Yoda 45

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the page! I'm not sure what that says about me lol. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. #9

505whimsygirl said...

Your pages look great! What a nice inky display!!! tee hee

Your poor wellies splitting. I hope you have a new pair just in case.

I thought I'd have time to visit desks over the weekend but unfortunately time management wasn't on my side. So sorry to be getting around so late.

Kay (93)