Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Whats on my workdesk today.....

These lovely bits and pieces came from the Creative Craft event at GMEX last week

I particularly like this black lace effect paper
and this white acetate.

We went in search of some basic shape diecutters to put with the kit that our very generous friend Anne Redfern gave us.  We reported back to Anne what we had bought and got the seal of approval.

 Along with my friends Susan and Ruth we are going to have a papercrafting workshop at my home and then invite Anne back to show us some more techniques.  
Have a look at the wonderful things Anne creates

Helen Whitcombe is making these fantastic crochet buntings and has sent me the BABY one as a sample to show you all.

  If you remember she made me a Doodly Bird one for my craft stall

Ive put in my order for buntings for Christmas presents with all the kiddywinks names on. If you would like to know more or order one yourself you can reach Helen via email on
or via her blog

Now its time to for you to have a look round a few other desks.


  1. Great to see how other people's stall looks like. Lovely.

  2. Ooh those papers are GORgeous Lynn and the wee bells are mega cute.
    Loving the flower shaped Dies and the scalloped and square shapes will be very handy too. It will be so nice for you to do another workshop with Ann; lucky sausage ;-)
    Helen's bunting is beautiful and soo neat. I have put in my own request and I hope she gets many more.
    Have a great WOYWW :0) xx

  3. I've enjoyed my snoop today Lynn. Thanks for sharing.
    A x #85

  4. Hi Lynn, that black lace paper looks like real black lace - truly stunning. Helen's bunting is so lovely but secretly I love the Doodly Bird one best of all. Thank you for the kind mention - again! I am so looking forward to meeting up with you all again and having another fun day! Take care my friend. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #47

  5. I love and need the black lace paper! The bunting is lovely and so effective. I made a name one in pennant shapes for my little fraulein grandee and it is strung along the outside of her cot bed.
    Love JoZarty x

  6. That paper is gorgeous and I love that bunting. She is a very talented lady.
    Enjoy your crafting session and have a great week.
    Von #58

  7. Oh how I'd love to get my hands on some of those beautiful lace papers Lynn. I jusy love the buntings and your craft stall looks so grand. Hugs Rita xx 123

  8. Love the papers you brought back from GMex - especially the sparkly ones!
    Hugs, LLJ #81 xx

  9. enjoyed my peek into your world today. Thanks for sharing.
    sandra. x

  10. What a feast for the eyes! I could spend a FORTUNE in craft shops! It's like a creative garden! :0)

  11. Great goodies to peek at, I love the bunting.
    Happy WOYWW
    hugs {brenda} xox #147

  12. Fab pics, love that lace paper too. Take care Zo xx 98

  13. Lovely post Lynn, exciting about the paper craft class with Anne I'm sure it will be a fabulous day.. Thank you for the link to Helen another gorgeous blog.. Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#5

  14. That lacey paper looks really good - wonder what you will do with it? The bunting is very special - I love it. x Jo

  15. Those papers are gorgeous and I like the basic shape dies too - you should get a lot of mileage out of them. The crochet bunting is fabulous - what a clever idea and what a talented crocheter your friend is. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW, hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #90

  16. Hi Lynn,

    The black lace paper looks like REAL black lace! Very nice. I also like the die cuts that you bought. I still don't have too many.

    I really like how your booth looks! The bunting certainly adds some pizazz, doesn't it. I hope your friend is successful with her bunting venture. They are absolutely beautiful (and a lot of work)!

    I'll be visiting desks pretty much all this week.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #15

  17. That paper is stunning!! (Annie is the best!) Enjoyed your post, Lynn - have a great week! Darnell #93

  18. Gorgeous buntings and what fabulous finds you made at the show. I thought it was real lace at first but what a terrific way to have the effect on your cardstock creations.

    Thanks for showing us - Hugs, Neet 84 xx

  19. Lots of lovely new goodies to play with Lynn. I thought that was actual Black lace when I first saw that paper, isn’t it just gorgeous. Trouble is, if I had it I wouldn’t want to use it.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @# 117

  20. That bunting looks really fun! Your stall is great too.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #70

  21. Gorgeous lace paper and other crafty goodies. The crochet bunting is very effective.


  22. The papers are gorgeous and the baby bunting in so sweet.
    Sandra @23

  23. Hi Lynn, sorry to say but both links are for your post dated 5th September. Crafty hugs, Anne x #82

  24. Hi Lynn,
    Great finds there. I think I could ask you a quick question what can you use on cotton and fabric bags to get a soft image colouring in a stamped image? Someone wants me to do this and I'm really at sea with it>

    1. Hi Julie,
      I use fabric markers, permanent markers, promarkers on the canvas bags I do. Some of them come out softer than others. It may pay you to play around with different pens and fabric paints until you get the effect you are after.
      Also I would throw the question open to other bloggers to see what they think.
      Hope you get sorted. If I think of anything else I'll get back to you.
      Lynn :)