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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 23 October 2013

It's Wednesday!

Well my blogging chums, it's Wednesday which can only mean one thing.....WOYWW!

To kick things off, here is a piccie of my desk which really isn't very inspiring at all!

There's the usual pile of Distress Inks with some Cut 'n Dry, scissors, 3d foam pads, Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders and a Creative Expressions Teresa Collins Paper Pad (which I am totally in love with!)  Other than that, just the usual mess of tools and bits of card from projects I'd finished but not tidied up.  The only other thing on the desk is an index card which is what I write all the step by step instructions on when I'm designing a project.  This one is top secret so no peeking!  All I can say is that it's to do with some brand new products that are being shown on C&C in November!!

Over at the Creative Studios blog it's my day for the DT project and I've come up with this one.

I've used 2 sets of Sam Poole's Vintage stamps...Inventors and Treasures, as well as an A6 background stamp.  I've put a full set of step by steps on the blog so if you're interested, head over to the link on the right that says Sam then go to the DT link at the top.  All of the products are available from Sam's on-line shop.

In other news, the dig is going really well, just upset that I'm not there now!!  There's been a lot of coverage in the National newspapers including a full page in the Times last week.  I'll keep you informed about any new finds but if you're interested in it, Amesbury Museum are on Facebook and have lots of photos.  It's also where they let you know about future digs and if volunteers are needed.

And finally!  The fabulous Sue Wilson has just launched a series of video tutorials on her blog (Particraft).  She started them yesterday and will have 3 a week.  Do go and have a look, she is totally amazing.

Thank you for vising and leaving such wonderful comments.  I'll be a bit late visiting this week as I'm off to Creative Expressions Towers today to meet the other DT members.  I'm so excited (even if it is a 3 hour drive to get there!!!)  Luckily, my wonderful OH has volunteered for driving duty!  Many thanks to those who have become blog followers...just another 14 and the draw will take place!

Until next time, have a very happy, crafty week!


Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous DT project - love those images. Have a happy week. MMx #36

jill said...

lovely card Pam, Safe journey to meet your fellow team members. Happy woyww Jill #39

peggy aplSEEDS said...

That's a great card! And I looked up your previous posts to check out "the dig"- so interesting that you are able to participate in things like this!
Happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS@11

Jackie said...

Have a great day over at Kettering at CE towers, it's not to far from me a my friend works there.... Congrats on making it to the team

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So glad the dig is going well, sorry I didn't get over there....
I like the Victorian gentleman, he's very Steampunky indeed. All the elements work together so well, the colour, patterns, stamps....I like it!
Have fun at your creative Do :-)
Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

Eliza said...

Oh fantastic card, love it so steampunk. I do have a question how many bone folders do you have in that tumbler?

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 13

famfa said...

Gorgeous DT!? What is a DT? Something tag?
Famfa 2

Robin said...

Love all that ink! I just took all my ink and labeled them as you did on all sides....I was tired of turning them around to see the color...now, no matter where I put them I can see the color...must be my age.

Hugs, Robin 23

lisa said...

Now you are just teasing!!!!
Hope you have a great day today with the CE team, it's great getting together with fellow team mates isn't it.
Hugs Lisax #56

sandysewin said...

Love your DT project, that quote by Edison is great.

The dig sounds so very interesting, be sure to share more when you can.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #18

Julie Lee said...

I do admire your energy and creativity, Pam! Have a lovely day at Creative Expressions Towers! I love your DT project too! Happy WOYWW. Julie Ann xx #28

Robyn said...

you might be surprised as to what can be inspiring!
thanks fosr visiting

Deb said...

oooh, I love secrets! Can't wait to see it! Love your card, how fabulous!

Unknown said...

The card is just fabulous. Thanks for stopping by.

Caro said...

Gorgeous DT project. Have fun at your creative do. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#74)

Darnell said...

Your DT project is superb, Pam! I do love that quote so much! It's no fair saying "no peeking" to me when I'm hear to SNOOP, LOL!! Happy WOYWW! Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to visit me! Darnell #12

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to read you notes but can't make much of it out! The card is lovely, hope you're having/had a great time with your fellow DT's. The dig photos in the earlier posts are really fascinating, are you going to get back there again?

Brenda 1

BJ said...

Oh did I get up close to peek, you are such a tease. Thanks for the visit this week BJ#26

trisha too said...

Pam your card is great, what a fun set of stamps.

(Cosmic Shimmer, that sounds fabulous!!!!)

Thank you for stopping by this woyww!

#32 this week

Unknown said...

Hi Pam

What an interesting page, what with your talk of digs, working on cruise ships and going off for the weekend. It all sounds very exciting!

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Nice to know that even the professionals amongst find themselves keeping stuff for special occasions!

Have a fun filled week.
Gillian ~69

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for the visit. I have followed Crystal Palace while Ian Holloway was in charge. He is a great Bristol Rovers legend and a lovely man who I have met a number of times. I was sorry to see him leave CP but I think he made a dignified and unselfish decision based on what he thought right for the club. Ah well there's always another game on Saturday! Take care Zo xx 70

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm late Pam, so hope the CE DT meet was as much fun as it promised to be! I'm on the ipad so can't enlarge enough to try to decipher your notes..but If I could..well. You know how nosey I am!

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Pam! Lovely card. I love Sam's stamps but couldn't decide whether to get this set. Thanks for your lovely comment, have a good week. Cindy

Unknown said...

Lovely card design, you sound so busy!
Thank you for visiting,
Karen #54

The Old Parsonage said...

Love the name of your blog - too cute!! Also love you style my friend!!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card, just love all the elements you have used. Hugs x ChrisB

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Pam, thanks for swinging by yesterday, sorry I didn't get to pop by. I love your card this week, hope you have fun with your DT posse! Cx #37

VonnyK said...

Love your DT, I really like the old style look. Hope you find plenty on your dig, if you can get back there.
Have a great week,
Von #63

Shoshi said...

Fascinating post, Pam - my hubby is really interested in archaeology and has been involved two years running in a local dig here in S. Devon - an important Roman find. Love your steampunk card, and what a great sentiment - we should all think like Edison!

Thanks for your lovely comment - I am thrilled with my new ARThaven! One day I shall get it properly organised... I shall come up with a suitable alternative for the doorplates, I am sure, and perhaps more experimentation is needed. I'm looking forward to painting them!

I love the title of your blog! ROFL!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #65

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the perfect little details in your cool steampunk card. Congratulations on the dig and all the coverage. Blessings!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful crafty desk there love all the DI and labels etc, Shaz in Oz.x #16

glitterandglue said...

Hi Pam - late catching up with visiting this week - rather crazy here! Thanks for visiting - so glad you like the finished advent calendar - I can't wait for December 1st. I think I shall have to find some very special treats for inside the little pieces....
You certainly keep busy, don't you? Your desk and work looks great. Well done.
Have a great week.
Margaret #64

Debs Willis said...

Hi Pam, great DR project & love the colours in that Theresa Collins pad - another 'must have!'
Thanks for stopping by
Debs #81

Unknown said...

I'm a bit behind and still visiting desks. Hubby is doing well but 1 more week of soft food. Checkup tomorrow morning. Anyway, I love your projects!! Happy belated WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
Carol N #86

Angie said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for visiting!
Angie #85

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Hope you enjoyed your CE DT meet-up and survived the 3 hour journey each way (know how you feel - we live in Pembrokeshire, so hours from anywhere!). Ali x #49

Kyla said...

Love the vintage card and enjoy the meet up.

Thanks for visiting my page already and belated WOYWW


Lisa-Jane said...

Oooh I love that steampunk feel card! Have fun with your DT friends.

Twiglet said...

I am so late getting round this week but just needed to snoop a few desks! Hope you had fun at the Towers. x Jo

Unknown said...

i like your cards ! Amira Basmati Rice is rice grain.. It's longer and has more flavour and fragrance than normal rice..