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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 16 October 2013


Good Morning All and a very Happy WOYWW.

Firstly, I suppose I should show my desk so here goes!

So, what can we see today.  Well, there's a Christmas Bauble stamp from Creative Expressions and a pad of Couture Creations Xmas paper.  My trusty paper trimmer, a bod I'm decorating, Distress Inks and an empty mug (it's usually filled with tea!).
I thought I'd better bite the bullet and make a start on a few Xmas cards as we'll have to post them before we go away in November.  Everyone will think we've lost the plot getting them so early!

My project for Creative Studios Design Team blog is the next photo.

I was really pleased with how it turned out.  The step by step is on the DT blog.  If you'd like to see it, go to Sam Poole on the right (blogs I follow).  It'll take you to Creative Studios, then at the top of the page there's a link to the design team.  I was asked last week where it was so I hope that helps.
I was also asked about the button bouquets so on the previous post there's a better photo of them.

We've been away for a couple of days at an archaeological dig near to Stonehenge and had a fantastic time.  So many finds from the Mesolithic era that I lost count.  Hundreds of flint tools and some very special tranchet adze heads.  Even got interviewed for BBC local news (fame at last) although I wasn't looking my best, covered in mud and wearing my oldest clothes and a smile!  I think the stripey wellies were the main draw!
Anyway, here's a couple of photos.

The 1st photo is the washing and sieving station and the 2nd is one of the tranchet adze.

Well, I've rambled on for far too long, I know this is supposed to be short and sweet.  Many thanks for your visit and comments.  I'll try and get back to everyone.  Nearly at the target for the blog candy so there's still time to join in, just become a follower and when I hit 300 I'll draw the winner.  Until next time, have a fantastic week.


jill said...

The dig sounds like a very intesting thing to take part in. I can see you making lots of cards using the christmas bauble stamp. Jill #69

Julie Lee said...

Fabulously interesting post as always! You do lead such an interesting life! I love that Hot Air
balloon project - just gorgeous! Good luck with the Christmas cards and I wish I'd seen that BBC local news item! I live in London so no hope of that, but nice to know you've achieved fame at last! Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #45

ike said...

AWESOME ballon card there - I really LUV that :-)
The dig sounds like tremendous fun. !! :-D

Happy WOYWW228

IKE in Greece #94

Marit said...

X-mas? Oh really??? *teehee*... I do love your card and am impressed by your archaeological skills/knowledge (which you must have to participate in an event like that)... I don't know a THING from these things. And how fun to be interviewed by the news. Congrats! Happy woyww and a hug from - rainy - Holland. Marit #92

Eliza said...

Now this one is interesting, I had to forward this posting onto my daughter who is totally blown away by digs and what can be found. Thanks for sharing and I love the wellies.

Eliza & Yoda 58

Annie said...

Oh how exciting. I've always fancied going on a dig but would have absolutly no idea what to look for :-)
A x # 5

Unknown said...

Your project turned out so beautifully! Well, my mom is out of the hospital and on the road to recovery in a health facility for another week. But her spirits are good. Thank you for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm going to check out the programme on iPlayer!! Sorry I didn't get over, life got in the way....namely my brother who had a large op on his foot.... Great that you found such awesome things though!
Hugs, LLJ 3xx

Caro said...

That dig sounds like fun. I have always wanted to get involved with something like that...may be one day! I love your DT work. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#12)

BJ said...

Not sure what a "bod" is but hope you enjoy decorating it! LOL BJ#1

lisa said...

Your tag is stunning, love it and the dig sounds really interesting. There must be no better place than Stonehenge for discovering the past.
Hugs Lisax #110

sandysewin said...

Congrats on getting on the design team! The dig looks fascinating. I have no idea what that whozewhatzit thing is, but it looks interesting, too. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #38

House of Bears said...

The mug needs a refill before you carry on crafting. It's a rule of desk! Your trip sounds like fun. We're considering an archeology module next year for our course. Thanks for your earlier visit,

Neet said...

Pam, you do so many interesting things - love the 'dig photos.
Your project for the blog is fabulous.
Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me - Neet 35 xx

Mrs.D said...

Hi Pam
Thanks for visiting me, OH's test results were so good the docs reckon he is as good as new, so after effect at all from the problems he had before the surgery.
well I have just been staying with my daughter in Woodlands and her hubby is vicar of Woodlands and Highfield, so very close to where your dad was born.
Thanks for the comments about the hats, Hugs Chris #30

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your Steampunk piece looks amazing, but I'm really fascinated by your line of work. Archeology sounds like so much fun. Blessings!

trisha too said...

Your piece is wonderful, but the dig, wow! That sounds like SO much fun--what an fantastic experience, Pam!

Thank you for stopping by this woyww,

#21 this week

Angie said...

The dig sounds amazing. I'd love to see Stonehenge much less be able to dig there! Lucky lady! Thanks for sharing and for the visit!
Angie #19

Unknown said...

Wow what fun to be on a dig!! What history you have over there. Here in Australia we are still babes in comparison! Thank you for dropping by my blog earlier and I hope Santa does bring you a Gelli Plate as they are sooooo much fun :-)!! Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #46

Lisa-Jane said...

The dig sounds amazing! I would love to do something like that. Loved the button bouquets too. #6

Ann said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Pam & allowing me to sneaky peak into your craft area....love your DT work and the Christmas card looks fab too :) Happy Crafting
Ann (52) xx

Sharon Madson said...

Wow! How interesting to go on a dig and even get interviewed! Those are going to be great Christmas cards!
Thanks for the visit earlier, and I signed up to follow you! :)
Sharon #56

Monica said...

I am so late visiting everyone but life has gotten in the way and now feel able to catch up. Nice of you to visit. Christmas cards in Nov wow!!

Christine B. said...

The dig sounds wonderful and lots of fun.
Your Balloon card is great, love the colours. Hugs x ChrisB

505whimsygirl said...

Your ATC is great!!!

The dig sounds very cool - and near Stonehenge. That's on my bucket list!

You'll have to show us a photo of your striped wellies, won't you?

Thank you for visiting me already!!

Peace, Kay (43)

roffeycreations said...

Hi Pam - love that ornament stamp - so detailed - Time Team is one of my fave shows - didn't know you did that sort of thing I am just a bit jealous - so fabulous to find things that are hundreds of years old - and I did pop down and check out the button bouquets - fabulous!! And now to the piece de resistance - what a fantastic piece of art your DT pals must be thrilled - such rich glorious colours and 3D too... have a great week - thanks for popping over earlier = Mxx #72

Daniella said...

WOW! The dig sounds amazing!! I love your hot air balloon piece!!
So sorry to be late!

Gill Edwards said...

wow archaeology digging, thats very cool. Ive always been interested in that and loved Time Team.
You are one busy lady, thanks for the visit.

Gill xx

Twiglet said...

That dig sounds like fun - if a bit chilly and wet! x Jo

Chrissie said...

Looks like there are quite a few things in your craft space that I have in mine too!
Love your hot air balloon work!
The dig sounded like fun too!
I love the Paper Artsy set in your candy, I have made the leaf shape from mine into all kinds of birds, from penguins to flamingoes!
Thanks for the snoop and for calling by my blog.
Chrissie #84

Lindsay Weirich said...

how exciting! Wow you are making history! Thanks for sharing the news and happy WOYWW! Lindsay #100

Christine said...

How lovely to go on a real dig, something I always wanted to do but Time Team is the best I can do!!
Thanks for your visit earlier, house is still upside down......
Bishopsmate #75

Unknown said...

pam love your project the hoy air balloon looks perfect...as for the dig...itmust be an amazing feeling to find something......the Dabbers...well i have been scooping out the paint almost from the word go...now they have dried out...maybe they only have a year of shelf life.....keep well

Anne said...

Gosh that sounds so interesting. The balloon. The balloon project is brilliant. I haven't started Christmas cards - don't know how I am going to fit them in :-( Thanks for visiting me . Anne x #81

PS I have become a follower!!!! Not sure why I hadn't before :-) x

Darnell said...

My word, Pam, your Creative Studios project is out of this world with all that rich color and dimension! WOW! And how super cool to be involved in such a productive dig and be interviewed!!

Happy Belated WOYWW!! Thank you so much for coming to visit me! Have a wonderful week and good luck with getting those brilliant baubles done in time! Hugs, Darnell #57

Claire said...

Love your creations!! And how much fun it must have been at the dig-you lucky girl!!
Thank you for leaving a lovely comment - been so busy with daughter preparing for school art trip in Italy (they're in Florence right now, Venice on Mon, home Thurs).
So happy belated WOYWW and have a great week :)

Julie said...

Hi there pam,
Great to hear from you again this week. I she that the dig when well, don't forget to let me know how you can get involved in these thing ( my partner would be in his element doing this). The card is something very different I love to see a bit of creativeness and a new play on things.
Havea great week. Julie (paperpathway) 89 xx

April said...

I think participating in the archeological dig at Stonehenge is so cool. I just watch that stuff on TV. :-) I'm with you - I need to get started on my Christmas cards, too. Love that paper. And I'm a sucker for hot air balloons so I just LOVE that project. I am going to check it out. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. April #61

Hettie said...

Ooo! Always fancied being in on a dig. One day!
Good luck on the C front! Need to get my butt in gear too!