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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 14 August 2013


I really don't know where the time goes, one minute it was Thursday and I had loads of time to visit the desks and the next minute it was Wednesday again!

Apologies for not getting around too many last week but the computer was playing up and on top of that I was prepping samples for Sam's TV shows on Ideal World today.

Anyhoo, what does my desk look like today...it's actually quite organised (by my standards!!).

I'm putting together one of the projects for the cruise in November (a 3d pop up card).  I'll be running 20 workshops and I need to prep 50 of each project so I thought I ought to get started!

It's also my day to post on the Creative Studios design team blog today with a step by step project.  I decided to use one of the cards I made for the TV show (I think it's on at 11 and 3).

I've used Sam's new A6 Holly background stamp and also stamps from the new silhouette Poinsettia A5 stamp set.  I won't repeat the step by step on here but pop over to the other blog if you'd like to see how it was made.

And so to finish....not a travel photo but a picture of the clay owl I made at a workshop at the Larmer Tree Music Festival!  He now lives outside my studio and looks quite at home there!

I nothing else, it's made me decide that I'd better stick to paper and not clay!

Hope you all have a great week and thanks for visiting and leaving comments.  Hopefully I'll do better this week and visit more of you!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I LOVE that card. i don't have any of those stamps or dies, but I can tell this is one special card. It's also inspirational. Good luck going live. Happy WOYWW from #1.

ria gall said...

Hi Pam
it looks like you are going to be kept very busy but I am sure everyone attending are going to be in for a treat. Loving the owl
Enjoy WOYWW and have a great week
Hugs Ria #43

famfa said...

I love the owl, he is lovely.
Thanks for visiting
Famfa 7

Deb said...

Your card is so gorgeous and love your clay owl! good luck getting all your samples made!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx#8

Krisha said...

I think your owl is a cutie! Your card is stunning. Brave you to teach so many classes and to have everything ready to go for them!
Krisha #115

Eliza said...

Beautiful card, you are sure going to be busy prepping all those cards. Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

Eliza & Yoda 14

Daniella said...

How exciting! Going on a craft cruise!! It will be awesome for sure!!
I love your card too and the owl is amazing! You are very talented!!
and yes, the class is online!

Anonymous said...

You MADE that owl?! Wow. Well done. The card is very pretty too but I am in awe of the clay and it's distracting me :)

Happy (so late) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (37)

Belinda said...

I feel the same way! I am always playing catch up with WOYWW. As much as it inspires me, some weeks I struggle to make all of my rounds. So I am trying to manage expectations to ease my guilt.

I love the Christmas card very pretty. And your owl is amazing.

Have a blessed day and remember, one desk at a time and keep it fun.

Thanks for visiting my desk today.
Have a blessed day.

Belinda (24)

Darnell said...

Aw, I think you might have a future in clay, too, Pam! He made me grin ... and I love seeing the side of your cool log cabin! The card is fantastic! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Thanks for the visit to me! Darnell #19

fairy thoughts said...

Wow 20 workshops they certainly make you work for your cruise don't they. but I bet it is great fun
janet #44

Julie Lee said...

Lovely to see you back Pam. I didn't get round to visiting you last week, as life has been getting in the way a bit. I love your poinsettia card. I always think what a wonderful interesting life you have. I enjoy your blog so much. I rather like your clay owl, I have to say! Have a great WoYWW. Julie Ann xx #39

Lynn McAuley said...

Your cute little birdies look well dressed for winter!! I know they will be adorable on your 3D card!

That owl is fabulous! You have crafted a bird with attitude! Love it!

Enjoy your WOYWW!
Lynn #30

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Pam!

You are such a busy lady, love both the cards, and your owl with his collar and tie!

Cazzy x #103

VonnyK said...

Your card is gorgeous and the one in the first photo with the birds is fab. I love all those birds but I have to say your owl is the cutest darn thing out. He's gorgeous.
Have a great week.
Von #13

sandysewin said...

Awww, your owl is kinda cute. :-) Your Christmas card is lovely!

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for your kind comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #17

Claire Grantham said...

WOW that is a lot of prep. The kits look great though. Love the little owl. Thanks for swinging by my blog. Cx #35

Nan G said...

I think Mr. Owl is cute and the card is gorgeous! Prepping for a cruise! OMG! Love the post below with FS. I was wondering where she'd got off too. Waiting for her to come cross the pond. :) Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #4

Meihsia Liu said...

The owl is cute! And I love your beautiful holiday card! Thank you for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card and I love the owl :)

Thanks for visiting my desk and have a great week!

Dawn #42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I think the owl is rather lovely, full of mischief! I know you've got to get ahead with your cruise prep, but I can't even think of Chr.....s at the moment!!
Hugs, LLJ 60 xx

Andrea said...

wow that's a lot to prepare for you sure are going to be busy. Fab christmas card I plan to start on christmas soon was supposed to be last week !... ,liking that poinsettia stamp set.I think the owl is fab well done you trying new skills im hopeless at even contemplating new things have a fab week and thanks for visiting Andrea#57

Andrea said...

wow that's a lot to prepare for you sure are going to be busy. Fab christmas card I plan to start on christmas soon was supposed to be last week !... ,liking that poinsettia stamp set.I think the owl is fab well done you trying new skills im hopeless at even contemplating new things have a fab week and thanks for visiting Andrea#57

Mrs.D said...

Pam I love the card, makes me think I must start Christmas soon, but I don't seem to have the enthusiasm in August,
Love the owl, he is gorgeous, does he miss you when you go on cruises?
See you next Wednesday, only 6 days away.
Chris No 51

Ann B said...

Thanks for visiting yesterday Pam, much appreciated. Love the 'C' card, great stamp and a pretty background. How lucky are you, cruising and crafting, can't be bad.
Ann B

voodoo vixen said...

Love the card and the idea of teaching on a cruise ship, how did you manage to get that little number? !! LOL Your owl has character and does indeed look fab outside your studio. Happy WOYWW Annette #9

Unknown said...

I have to I totally love the owl :-) and the card is a fun looking project.. but man make a set of 50 for people to work on, that's a lot.
Thanks. Roberta #55

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Pam,

I've been on several cruises and love them. How cool to get to teach on one!!! Way to go! What cruise line is it? That's a lot of prep work.

The owl looks great to me. I'd say you should dabble in clay a bit more!

Thank you for visiting me already. I knew it probably wouldn't be until today that I managed time to get around to desks.

Kay (23)

trisha too said...

Oh no kidding, Pam, the time is flying--don't blink!

Thank you for stopping by this woyww, I appreciate your visit and comment!
#27 this week

Anonymous said...

What a cute owl! You're right, she looks at home right there :)
Wow, you are doing workshops on a cruise ship?!?!?! How awesome is that... sounds dreaming (and sounds like a lot of prep work ;))
Cheers & Thanks for stopping by!
Jana #79

Anne said...

Hi there. Love the cards and your owl ( heaps better than the frogs DH and I made when at Denby and we used a mould :-) Thanks for visiting me. Sorry I'm late back, Anne x #77

Christine said...

Thanks for visiting my desk earlier - nets don't have to be orange, there's red ones and green ones and they're not all the same...
Having watched 'The Cruise' programme on tv lately I wish I was coming with you ..... I'm very good at making tea and coffee!!!!
Bishopsmate #78

Christine B. said...

A Beautiful card Pam, I think your owl looks great. Hugs x ChrisB

RosA said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks for stopping by! Your Christmas card is lovely, but, hey, that owl is fabulous!
Have a good week,
Rosa # 29

Hettie said...

I am convinced these weeks are going quicker. Never mind the kids will soon be back in school and Halloween will soon be with us!
Love your owl. He is gorgeous and even better cos you created him!

Nikki said...

Yah I'm so happy to see someone else making xmas cards :) hugs Nikki 10 thanks for the visit

Karen said...

Love the holly stamp, will have to add that to my Wish List! LOL - it's getting way too long now! Thanks for stopping by. Karen 80 x

Queen Lightwell said...

Your job just sounds like a dream! Thanks for sharing the pictures from around the world...it's nice to be able to travel, even vicariously! :) Thanks for visiting my desk so much earlier than I am getting around in returning. I'm sure that sentence is not grammatically correct! lol :) But you understand what I mean, right? :)

Unknown said...

Those buttons are adorable. I am festival-deprived--so very jealous of all you lucky festival goers! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11