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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 7 August 2013


Happy WOYWW.  We're finally back from the festivals and have enjoyed some glorious weather and fantastic music.

We also had a very special guest with us...can you guess who it was?

Of course, Flat Susan!  I know that it's supposed to be about our workdesks but I hope you'll forgive me for telling you about her adventures instead!

Flat Susan had an uneventful journey getting to us, I'm pleased to say that the Royal Mail didn't manage to crush her!  We set off in our campervan and arrived at Warwick Folk Festival where it didn't take her long to start making new friends.  She seemed particularly taken with these 2 chaps on the bus into town.  They were off to perform Morris Dancing in the town square.

Given half a chance I think she might have hidden in their hats and run off with them!

It wasn't all fun though, we soon put Flat Susan to work helping with the filming for the big screens on the stage.  The cameras were a bit heavy for her so she stayed in the OB truck and oversaw the vision mixing. 

She did so well that she's been offered a contract for next summer!

There were certainly plenty of interesting people at the festival who all wanted to get to know Susan.

This is the Green Man, famed throughout Folk Legend in the British Isles.  He stopped by to tell stories and thought Susan's travels were wonderful.  He told us about a small drum that is travelling the world on it's own and being taken to festivals and rituals where it's played.

We did have time off for some sightseeing.

Susan on the bridge overlooking Warwick Castle.  If she looks a little blurry, it's because she had a late night with some real ale the night before!

 On top of a Victorian Post box.  One of two that are each side of the arches that lead into the town centre.  They were placed there in 1866.  There's not many of this style of post box left.

No sign of Susan in this one....she was taking a rest.  It's one of the streets near to the castle.

I hope you don't mind this instead of my desk but to prove that I have been working in between the festivals, here's one of the cards that I made for Sam's Create and Craft shows that were on Monday.  There will be a full step by step on the Creative Studios Design Team blog today.

It's been made using Sam's new stamp designs from her "singles" range of stamps.

That's all for today.  Many thanks for visiting and I'll get round to as many of you as I can over the next couple of days.  Thank you all for leaving comments, I do appreciate how long it takes!


Christine B. said...

Hi Pam, thanks for sharing your lovely pictures, flat Susan definately got about. Looks like you had a great time. Especially like the green man, never heard of him before.
Enjoyed Sams show and saw your lovely card samples. Have a good day. Hugs x ChrisB

Unknown said...

Nice to see flat Susan's travels, loved the green man.

Lynda #82

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

You certainly have been very busy with your Folk Festival going. I have not been to Warwick for years, but when my daughter got married, she arrived on a big black horse with the Black Knight from Warwick Castle, attended by a troupe of minstrels and a jester. Very photogenic. Thank you for your visit today. I am so glad the roof is now totally waterproof. My next door neighbours (the ones joined to me) have leaks coming through into their bedroom because, not surprisingly, their roof is as rotten as mine was. In fact, my roofers went a row of tiles further across to give me extra protection from the water finding its way from the neighbours' roof. all the other things I want done are much smaller and less urgent, except that I am one of those people who want things done yesterday. I need more crafting to relax to. Have a good week with Flat Susan. xx Maggie #10

Jackie said...

Good to catch up on flat Susan I was wondering where she was now in here travels
Looks like you all had a colourful time
Jackie 29

Caro said...

Flat Susan really does get around doesn't she. She is a little bit of a flirt with the men isn't she. The festival looks great. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#112)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh very nice to catch up with Flat Susan again...my word she's travelling well. really enjoyed your photos.

voodoo vixen said...

So FS is back in the UK and having a fabby time of it! Love the Victorian post boxes... they look so much nicer than the new ones. Love the green man and the story about a drum travelling. Happy WOYWW Annette #5

ddazzled71 said...

What a fabulously fun post, I was only introduced to flat susan a few weeks back and have loved hearing about and seeing all her adventures. She definitely looks like a girl who knows how to have fun. Happy WOYWW! Danie #14

sandysewin said...

Loving the stories of flat Susan's adventures!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for your kind comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #9

Unknown said...

Lovely post Ms. Pam. I am following Flat Susan, so I'm happy you shared some of your visit. I love going to music festivals. I had seen photos of the Morris Men in someone elses post. The green guy was interesting. I also liked the stamped sentiment. TY for stopping by my desk, err coffee table for a visit. Enjoy the rest of your visit with FS. I'll be reading up on her website. Happy Hump Day!!! (((HUGS)))

Neet said...

Oh Pam, I had no idea Flat Susan could be a bit of a floozie like that. Just so glad you did not let her go off with the Morris Men. What a super post showing all that she did with you, so interesting - and she got to meet the Green Man! Wow! So glad she did a bit of work and that they were pleased with her. Such a shame she missed ou on the other festivals but sounds as if this was brill for her.
Thanks for taking her away - next stop will be America I think.

Neet xx 50

Anonymous said...

Great to see Flat Susan enjoying herself Pam, I think I might have been tempted by those two hunky Morris Dancers too! A day spent with my beautiful car is never a waste to us, it was however, terribly frustrating! Looking forward to having her back on the road for more fun, but unfortunately it's going to take a while!

Brenda 3

Unknown said...

Hi Pam,
will you be at Broadstairs Folk Week this year?
Best wishes.

Nikki said...

LOL Susan and the Green man too CUTE!!! hugs Nikki 7

Kyla said...

Love the photos and sharing flat susan's adventures!
It must be folk festival season as I have just come back from Sidmouth Folk festival!
Kyla #87

Helen said...

great to catch up with Flat Susan, glad she has had some more adventures!

Jenny Marples said...

My goodness Pam have you been keeping Susan busy! Real ale and some film work - she's definitely a 'work hard, play hard' girl :) Lovely to see your adventures and stories. Hugs, Jenny x

Elizabeth said...

I missed this last week, Pam, but what a great post. It's great to see that Flat Susan arrived back in the UK all in one piece and that she is having such a good time meeting so many interesting people - love the Green Man. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth xx

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Looks like Susan had a lovely visit and was very helpful at the festival. Love seeing your samples!