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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

WOYWW #304 - Wednesday 2nd April 2015

Hello Friends and WOYWW visitors!

Gosh, 1st April already and I promise not an April Fool insight on here I promise!

Well, it's been a while but I'm back with a WOYWW post! For those of you who don't know what this is, it's that time every week when we get to share what's on our desks courtesy of Julia and Stamping Ground   - click the link to find out all about it!

So what's on my desk this week?

Well, there are some water coloured sketches I've been playing around with for a  special project that I'm working on and will be posted in a few weeks time...and that's all I'm saying at the moment!

The mini album die will be making up the main part of the project...I'm just still deciding what to do with the cover...

 and as well as some CAS cards and Easter cards, my Annie Sloan workbook is tucked behind the art pad....I am a big fan of Annie Sloan chalk paint and 'Annie Sloaning' something is a bit of a buzz phrase in our house...well you can guess why!

Tom(my husband for new visitors) gave me the book one of my Christmas presents; it's  a place to put ideas, cuttings and record projects....

Last week I finally got around to putting photos of my first big furniture upcycle from last summer; an old desk we picked up for very little and I "Annie Sloaned' for use in our little summerhouse that I use as an outside craft area. I was thrilled when Annie looked at the photos on my blog and sent me a message...of course I've put that in there...I was pretty pleased with it for a first attempt at a furniture worker and I really enjoyed it.

Finally a few photos of one of the projects on my desk...a little Easter card. It's tiny, 4x4 inches square and made using kraft card. For the front I die cut a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die and inked the edges with Shabby Shutters distress ink. I used a cute little die that one of my friends gave me as a birthday present for the's 'Bunny Stuck in a Flower Pot' by Cottage Cutz, but the little bunny on the front is from a little set of bunnies by Impression Obsession and the leaf is from Spellbinders 'Sprigs'.

The main part of the card is inside, where I created a pop up using the bunny die, coloured with Promarkers...just  a bit of fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by, it's so nice to be sharing my desk again!

Love and Hugs
Carole X


  1. ah i love your Annie book and that she commented on your post how cool! cute cards
    happy woyww
    Mrs C.xx

  2. Morning Carole,
    Great blog today, thank for sharing.

  3. Just a bit of fun? Crikey, it's a full on project for me that is, and quite lovely too! How thrilling to get real words from Annie Sloan herself to go in your book! I like the look of your watercolour chickens!

  4. Oh my gosh, love this pop up card Carole! That bunny in the pot had me in stitches, what a brilliant scene you created! hugs :)

  5. Gosh you must of been so excited to receive the message, what a wonderful thing to have happen. Love your Easter card it's so full of fun and spring. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 41

  6. Love the pop up Bunny and your brilliant book.
    Patricia x

  7. Love the Chickens and the Pop-up card, nice to see you back.
    Have a lovely Easter and a happy woyww, Angela x 29

  8. You've been busy! The pop-up card is charming and I'm lovin' those chook paintings!

  9. Oh my! I just love your pop-up card! So cute! You have so much fun stuff going on! Happy Easter and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #46

  10. Hi Carole you are such a busy lady and you always have so much on the go. I love the Easter card with the surprise rabbit inside. Hugs Jackie

  11. What a lovely post Carole, I love seeing your make-overs again (and a reply from Annie Sloan herself!) and the chicken drawing/paintings are beautiful. The rabbit's bottom is just too funny for words! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Wow, your card is so gorgeous! I love the pop-up design and those beautiful dies.

  13. So many awesome projects! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW and Happy Easter
    Gabriele 19