Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Wow its Wedensday already, I can't believe a week has passed again and its now almost mid May ...wher does time go?...that does mean its  WOYWW time for us inquisitive nosey lot to check out each others workdesks/crafty spaces; hop over to Julia the generous host at the The Stamping Ground to take a look for yourself. As you can see from my desk all is quiet and looking a liittle bit neglected again!

long desk shot 
I've not had any oppurtunities for craftying  the last couple of days.The online watercolour class is still ongoing and my current project when I get the time !...I have so far made 4 complete cards, have another 3 almost finished and a pile of "art" all ready to make into more cards which is pretty good going for me in just over a week so I  cannot complain really... I am now also 2 days (3 if you count today!)behind with the course, but I am under no pressure as you get have unlimited access to the lessons so hopefully it won't be long until I'm doing the next one.

Pile of finished ready to go and die cut "art peices "

I've learned so many new techniques and skills and I have developed a new card style which I all is good. the latest lesson peice is on my can just see it in the right hand side, stamping with white embossing powder and the best bit was using a shimmer spray instead of water.I used a Mister Hueys colour mist which is all I had...the effect is pretty good...very shiny and shimmery; the stamping and painting wasn't perefct but the effect is very nice.Sorry the photo doesnt show the shine!...who would have guessed you could paint using a mist or shimmer spray instead of water!...fab technique. What  hasn't changed unfortunately is my  need to tidy up once I've finished for the day...I cant leave a mess...which means I spend a lot of time tidying when I could be crafting...oh well you can't have everything. Oops I do go on a's supposed to be short and sweet! I need to get ready for work too; but I will visit  over the next few days, I can never seem to do it all in the one day!...I hope you are having a good week and lots of crafty fun...take care and thanks for visting...crafty hugs Andrea x 


  1. I've been seeing tweets of bits of this class, or the results at least, it sounds fun. Great desk! Helen 7

  2. Love those water-colour effect cards you have there
    Bridget #4

  3. I did not sign up for this class...will wait and see what you do and then might go do it..#28

  4. Hi
    It's been a while I know, since I last managed to link up but I'm back now and just popping my head round the door to say hello!

    Thanks for sharing your creative space and I hope you have a good week too.

    Neil #10

  5. Hi Andrea, I do like what I can see of your watercolours!
    Many thanks for your lovely ATC and card which arrived the other day! I will show them on my blog on the WOYWW Anniversary week. Mine are not in the mail yet, I am still deciding which ATCs to send :)
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 17

  6. What I can see looks great. Sounds like an interesting class to take :o)

    Fiona #41

  7. I love your space! Sounds like a wonderful class! Thanks for sharing this week!
    Glenda #58

  8. Hi Andrea - it looks great, and learning new stuff is always exciting. Make sure you don't put yourself under too much pressure though, as (and I know from experience) that robs you of the joy you should be getting by having fun. Have a great week, Chris # 23

  9. Your class sounds like a lot of fun! The card pile looks awesome - I would love to dive into that! I guess I am one of the lucky few who only feels the need to tidy my desk when there's absolutely nothing to do, or when I've lost something in the pile!
    Lindart #81

  10. The classes sound inspirational...sadly I can't problems..NO sound.
    I 've gotta get this fixed. Thanks for the snoop. Be well Carole #44

  11. The watercolour effect looks gorgeous.
    The classes sound great.
    Happy crafting, Angela x 50

  12. It looks like you are still having fun with the watercolouring Andrea, time permitting, I'm really looking forward to seeing all of your creations using your new artwork.

  13. You have really been having fun here, Andrea - well done - keep at it - you are doing great.
    Margaret #46

  14. Oh Andrea, your class sounds like so much fun! And it sounds like they're teaching a lot of great techniques! I would have never thought to paint with glimmer mists! I have some too, so I totally want to try it now!!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Amy E. #3

  15. Isn't it annoying when you cannot show the shine! Still, it looks good and I do like the clean look of your artwork.
    Hugs, Neet 13 xx

  16. Your photos of your work look really fantastic, Andrea! I am so glad to hear all the enthusiasm you still have for it. You are further ahead than I am at this point (I'm not sure I have any liquid mist), and I have a few busy days coming up so I'm not sure when I can get back to it either. I miss it! I can't wait to get back, but life does happen! See you in the gallery! Keep up the great work! Hugs, Darnell #24

  17. I'm loving this watercolor class that you are taking. It's neat to see the different techniques you are doing. Thanks for sharing and stopping by last week.

    Mindy - The Determined Scrapper #100 WOYWW #258

  18. I'm playing catch up today. Thanks for calling by yesterday.
    Really love the watercolours and for someone who says she hasn't had much crafty time you certainly sound to have got lots done. :-)
    Annie x # 32

  19. Some really awesome cards and brilliant techniques used too. Thanks for sharing

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 90

  20. I absolutely love turquoise and orange together! The painting looks great - and shimmer mist instead of water? I need to write that one down and try it!!!

    Thank you for visiting me already!
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (35)

  21. Hi Andrea, those pieces are looking very good, love the tip about shimmer mist. Filed away for later use, (she says, hoping to remember it long enough to use it!) Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xx

  22. Love the painting you are doing - happy WOYWW - Nicky #30


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