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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 6 November 2013


Well, here we are again, another Wednesday has rolled around and it's time to have a snoop at desks around the world!

I've taken a photo of another part of my desk.  It's where I keep the samples that are waiting to be blogged for the DT's.

You can make out my trusty Grand Calibur in the background and the purple bucket has the Creative Studios stamp sets.  The bag made from the zig zag paper is my DT piece for this week at Creative Studios.

And here's a close up of it!  I've put the full step by step instructions on the Creative Studios Design Team blog.  To get there, just click on Sam Poole on the right of the page and head for the blog section.  All the measurements are there as well.

Thank you to everyone who left comments last week about Dr Gonzo (the kitten!).  I'm trying to get a photo of him to put on here.  He's doing very well and had a night away from home with his other "grandparents" who spoiled him rotten!

Have you been over to the "Particraft" blog yet?  Sue Wilson has done some amazing video tutorials on there (about 30 minutes long).  Well worth a visit.  Also, try the Creative Expressions website, there are some great step by step projects on there.  Go to the news and workshop sections and you'll find them there.

Well, that's about it for today.  Many thanks for visiting and I promise to try and get round to as many desks as possible.  Last week was a bit of a disaster on that front!  Just another 12 followers needed for the blog candy draw!
Until next week, have a happy, crafty time!


Julie Lee said...

What a busy desk - no surprise with you, Pam! I love the look of all the samples! So glad that Gonzo is doing well. It sounds like he has well deserved pampering from all his adoring extended family - and he's a WOYWW celeb too! Julie Ann xx #43

Anonymous said...

I love your work. It is just beautiful!

Gabriele 71

Carole said...

The polka dotted flowers are so charming I love that.
Be well Carole # 72

Neet said...

Before I forget - the pasta machine problem - best to be on the end of a table so that clamps can be put on to two opposite (diagonal) corners. That way it shouldn't move about.
Glad your little Gonzo is doing well and visiting family too. Good for him.
Lovely workdesk and delightful bag.
Thanks for all the links - now to find "time" but again he has gone awol.
Hugs, Neet xx

Lindart said...

You're paper bag is beautiful! Love it! Nice to see your desk all covered in beautiful cards! Thanks for the peek, Lindart #87

Krisha said...

I really like the way you mixed the patterned papers for this beautiful card.
Thanks for the earlier visit.
Krisha #30

shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely samples on your desk, glad kitty is doing well. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #28 xx

Andrea said...

wow what stunning DT work and your bag is awesome hope to go have a look in a min , thanks for visiting earlier and your comment have a good week crafty hugs Andrea #26

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous DT project love those glorious blooms. Thanks for your visit - have a great week - glad Gonzo is doing OK. MMx #47

Sharon Madson said...

Lovely cards on your desk and a wonderful sack! Glad the kitty is doing well! :) Thanks for the visit!
Have a great week.
Sharon #21

Unknown said...

Those flowers are awesome! You are so creative :)
Thanks for the visit to my blog earlier.
Karen no.50 x

KatzElbows said...

Your samples look amazing. And very organised. I should probably go and organise something.

Thank you so much for stopping by and making me feel less of an idiot.

Love Rachel

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bag! And I love the flowers a post down too. So delicate and pretty!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (23)

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Pam, thanks for swinging by earlier..Valentine's this early is freaking me out too :) Ha ha Love seeing all your DT works. The bag is gorgeous. Gonzo sounds like he has landed in the right place, with a family that is warm and kind. Cx #27

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine earlier and for your lovely comments. A gorgeous show and tell here at yours today.
A x #41

Unknown said...

Gorgeous flowers and projects Pam. Thanks for visiting earlier
Have a happy week
Lynda B #34

Chrissie said...

Oh my, all of this looks amazing!
Thanks for the visit!
Chrissie #60

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love those bronze spotted flowers on the cars, very sexy! Your other cards on the table are looking good too.
I like the idea of a Christmas thong, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog allready!
Lovely projects that are on the table, I love the bright colors. I see handwritten notes there - those are notes about how you made it?

Debbie / Daqa # 57

Donna Wheat said...

love the work on your desk, glad Gonzo doing well, thanks for the earlier visit, Donna #42

fairy thoughts said...

love the card great colour combinations, lots going on at your desk, I'm exhausted just reading. I have become a follower ... I thought I already was but them didn't see you on my side bar... so here I am now
janet #38

VonnyK said...

Oh my goodness that bag is awesome. I've visited the site and bookmarked it so my little miss can have a go. I love your beautiful cards especially those cute suitcases. You are so talented.
Have a great week,
Von #25

Bernice said...

Lots of lovely things here - you've certainly been busy!

Nikki said...

Such a stunning set of sample cards you've made Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 33

Robyn said...

Always happy to see the GC on a desk!
love your dotted flowers.Thanks for visiting and the snoop around!
Robyn 24

Kim Ferguson (Paper Crafting) said...

Love, love your work. Kim #86

Larisa said...

Great work on your desk! )))

Morti said...

~Hi Pam

Thanks for stopping by.

The view from my window is of the New Forest and the Avon Valley Water Meadows south of Salisbury. Really nice, but a bit noisy as we're right by the A338.

Hope you have a good week!

Lisa-Jane said...

That's fantastic zigzag paper and I love what you've done with it. #44

Erika said...

So many lovely works, dear Pam! It´s a joy to see your desk and all your beautiful paper art.
Have a wonderful autumn time and hugs from

Cazzy said...

Hi Pam, I love the piles of cases!
I hope you have a great time at the NEC, and that Gonzo continues to do well.
Thanks for visiting me.

Cazzy x

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely things on your desk and I adore your DT piece with the spotty flowers and zigzag background! Annette #14

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Oooh I love that chevron bag! Thanks for stopping by!!

Nan G said...

Love the bag with those gorgeous flowers! I also like the looks of the dark orange card. Looks like a hot air balloon on it?! Can't wait to see that. Good to hear Gonzo is being spoiled. :) Thanks for the earlier visit! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #20

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You've been really busy and everything looks BEAUTIFUL. The colors and patterns in that bag are marvelous. Blessings!

Robin said...

Pam! I love all the samples! I would love to see a close up of a note card you have laying next to a sample! My are you organized!

On my way to see the recipe of the beautiful card.

Thank you for the lovely visit!

hugs robin99

Robin said...

Pam, for the life of me, I can't find the directions! Can you point me to it?

SusanLotus said...

So many beautiful cards!
And I love the flowers on teh last photo. :)

Have a great weekend!
Susan nr 101 woyww

Rita said...

Beautiful! You have sure been busy. :) Thanks for the visit. Belated WOYWW #94 :)

Eliza said...

Wow I love your desk and those cards are amazing, no wonder you are on a DT. Also eagerly awaiting the photo of Mr Gonzo. Thanks for visiting me, sorry I am getting back so late in the week.

Belated WOYWW greetings and happy crafting.

Eliza & Yoda 1

Carmen said...

Finally have working internet so am returning your visit from last week! Whoops - just in time for this week ;) (Don't worry about returning - I haven't blogged yet!)

Your desk looks so busy and I love that you have jotted notes down about each card! I should do that with my stuff! Memory like a sieve!

Thanks for popping by last week - I was #81