Friday 27 October 2017

Cheam Scream 2017

Today saw the second Cheam Scream Hallowe'en event in Cheam where I work, organised by Cheam Life, a local social media network that encourages community spirit in the local area.

My office at Monica Bradley Associates joined in again....

We decorated the office this morning in readiness for 3pm and the anticipated 1000 ish kids who'd bought wristbands to take part...

the sun was shining brightly, very un-hallow'en like!

Dressing up time!

 Josh cutting a dashing Dracula
 Josh and Leslie, looking the part

Leslie supplied the wall hangings,

Josh and Leslie  and the other Lesley.,  told you it was sunny!
Ready for 3pm and the start ....

 we were soon surrounded by witches and skeletons and all sorts..  there were some fabulous costumes!

 although we were in the quieter road, it was still busy!

It got a bit crowded outside...tried to have an in one door out the other... not very successfully!

 Monica and the daughter of one of her friends

 some scary final visitors...
 time for a welcome drink!
and a gorgeous sky as I got home!

I meant to write this on my photos blog, but can't change it now!

Wednesday 25 October 2017

WOYWW 438 more impulse shopping...

Hi, welcome back deskers - amazingly time for another What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday ... the cold came and has nearly gone, still quite bunged up and coughing a lot, but I haven't felt ill at all and managed Kew on Saturday again (here)  if you have time or the inclination,

But impulse shopping... well yes.   Sue from Artist Trading Post put a post on Facebook about new stamps and new Scrapinek chipboard... so it would have been rude not to investigate, right?
(Ordered on Sunday, despatched on Monday, received on Tuesday.... brilliant!! )

a row of skulls (Carabelle Studio stamps..) love these-  even though I don't "do" Hallowe'en, but there were fab.... and the chipboard pieces... and a bottle of black Ecoline ink, mainly to bulk it up to  qualify for free P&P...

Now of course I should be making Christmas cards, never mind anything else, but I haven't done a thing.  And somehow, it's the end of October next week, not a card in sight.... maybe I'll buy them this year!! 

Glad you all liked the boots (I bought - more kind of impulse shopping - a skirt and jumper that would go well with them on Sunday!)  I have to say they are very comfy (only do flats these days!)

Ok, that is me this week, will allow you to get on and visit some more desks, Julia is waiting for you....

Wednesday 18 October 2017

WOYWW 437 - I made something!

Hello again deskers.  Yet another Wednesday.  Time to report to desk duty for WOYWW 

You did all make me smile with your comments about the boots...
I did nearly include one last week. 
You know (well Jan does) how I love my up to the knee (over the knee) boots!

It was hard to do with me in them; but I wanted you to get the full effect as it were.

Lush, aren't they!
 on to the made something bit of the post!

I have a friend whose birthday is soon

I forced myself to finish the card tonight (I have a raging sore throat and am coming down with a cold)
 started with a brayered background with Fresco paints in blues and white
the image is by Dina Wakley and the sentiment one of Julia's Mama's I bought crop before last.

Will be catching as many of your desks as I can soon.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

WOYWW 436 - more shoppng

Hi, deskers.  It's time for another desk fest.  Link as always at Julia's gaff. ..

Thanks for all your visits last week..
I haven't put ink to the new stamps yet... but as the title suggests, have done more shopping!  I did say last week I was in a 'shopping' phase... I can go ages and then - bam! 
I bought 2 pairs of new boots the other Sunday (see, it's not only crafty shopping I'm in the mood for!) one for walking at Kew as my previous pair were leaking, and one in the most lush burgundy suede (totally impractical but had to have them)
but you don't want to see them, you want to see my desk!

 3 lots of shopping to be precise!

a Tim stencil and die,  (Country View Crafts) some Stampotique wooden stamps (love that they still do wooden mounts)

and a couple of Carabelle studio stamps.  the one on the right, a French text plate, is totally unmounted and designed for printing on the gelli plate with.   (That's Crafty)

Not that I've opened the gelli plate yet!
the Stampotiques came beautifully wrapped - and yes, I saved the tape - well from one parcel, the other one it was stuck fast
(Artist Trading Post, Sue Tucker took over the store after Jamie and Kasia gave it up to concentrate on the Wanderlust online classes. Great service from Sue as always)

I like to do by enabling bit for you all! 

Saturday last week saw me once again visit Kew... taking another 400 plus photos and walking 10k... Julia, you'd be very welcome to join me there one weekend, we don't have to walk that far!

Wednesday 4 October 2017

WOYWW 435 time

eek,  I am entering a craft-shopping mood again... could be costly.
I heard about a friend of a friend who was de-stashing some goodies, mostly Dylusions.  Did my friend know of anyone who wanted them......... what a silly question!

before I share what I got (well obviously I did!) it was great to see some posts already about the crop last weekend.  I was so sad not to have been able to get there, I think it's the first one I've missed.
But, well done Margaret for organising what looks a fantastic day!

OK.  you're here for a desk. .for WOYWW  (link at Julia's)
Originally it looked like this...

an empty hamper basket that I re-purposed from work - courtesy of a grateful client to the team for sorting out her mortgage.

but that's boring, right?

then the goodies arrived..

so now it looks like this!
ooh look; stamps!!

there is also a peak at the journal from last week.
a little adding to it...

bit of a closer look... I have enhanced the original heart (the light one in the middle) by replacing the stencil and adding some paint

then I added another heart hanging off the bottom of the page, and also at the top too

I like the dark one at the bottom.

Not sure where it's going from here, who knows, next week may see it finished!

till then, happy WOYWW - I'm off to see who else has pics to share from the crop!