24 October 2012


Hi out there, welcome to my world. Today it's Wednesday, which means it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, a chance to take a peek at crafty areas across the globe. Want to find out more and even join in? Head over to Julia's HERE to find out more.
Now, I promised yesterday to show how I've been playing with the coloured card that is normally left to one side. Using an Imbossibilities stencil and various combos of Distress Ink they are easily transformed into card which is totally lush. Why don't you give this a go with your unloved coloured card?

It's like having my own fabric samples book:) and this is going to grow as I use other things on the card. My new brad pot is there at the top and there's the very beginnings of two cards next to my pad (another experiment which may/may not work!)
Right, time to head off to visit my fellow WOYWWers, but with one small request - I would really love it if you could join me tomorrow (Thursday) for something a bit special.
hugs Buttons x


  1. That's a fabulous idea thanks for sharing it with us..
    Hope you have a great week crafting, I might have to buy some of those embossing folders that you have...

    Maria # 12

  2. love your notebook, such a great idea!great stamps there too!

  3. This looks like FUN!

    I am currently setting up my new craft room and can't wait to start playing again!

    Have a fabulous week and enjoy your WOYWW time!

    Create With Joy - 20

  4. Hi Alison, how organised are you, great idea though. I'm interested to find out what else is happening soon. Happy WOYWW. Gillian #9

  5. yes, I will, in fact I have, but not in an age! Have a crafty week! Happy WOYWW
    ((Lyn)) #25

  6. Very cool samplers - I love anything with collections of colour... Despite my discomfort with all things sewing, I used to be found gazing at the rainbow displays of cotton in department stores! Very excited to see what's going on tomorrow... I'll be here. Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  7. Just revving up my broom Buttons so I can be there bright and early in the morning? afternoon? Your sample book is a fab idea and your samples most certainly are lush. Have to rush now can't decide what to wear for my trip!

  8. buttons , I cannot wait to stop By tomorrow...sounds mysterious..love allthe yummy coloursin your book, happy woyww hugs trace x. 46

  9. Yep this is a fantastic idea and thanks for sharing it, all I need now are some DI's, I only have 3 lol.
    Elaine #32

  10. A hurried visit whilst I have Internet here in Cyprus. Love your pages but need a better peek when I have a bigger screen. I put gesso on my ugly papers and the slap paint on, love doing it but will look at yours when I get home, they look so scummy.
    Neet xx 54

  11. What a clever & good idea you've had. Thanks for sharing with us. Jill #63

  12. Great idea with your notebook, how clever. Have a good week, Helen 19

  13. Great idea to create a record of how your inks look stamped off!!!

  14. Thanks for sharing that idea - great! Must come back tomorrow too.

  15. Hi there.Looks like you've been nice and busy. Hope you have a good day.
    Neil #65

  16. Hi Buttons, love the idea of the notebook, you are just so organised! Not joining in as can not get to many, will be away awhile but will try to log in tomorrow if possible, otherwise will catch up when I get home again. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  17. Morning Buttons. That notebook looks amazing! Happy Wednesday.
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 88)

  18. Oooh, just love a tease and will be back tomorrow to find out more. Great idea to put your samples in a book, wish I could get in closer. I have loads of 'ugly' papers and forget about altering them.

    Just catching up on a few desks before I walk the dog.
    Ann B #70

  19. awesome idea to make up a sample book of various card, stencil, and color! I need to do something with some of my inks.

  20. You might just have started something here. It certainly appeals to me and it could be used for other things too.
    OOh watch my space !
    Lynn (90)

  21. What a great idea, good luck with your next experiment too. We'll try to remember to come back tomorrow, but you know what bear brains are like!!

    The bears @#101 this week

  22. Thanks for passing on this clever idea ..most of us forget all that coloured card sitting in boxes ...this way one can see what effect inks /paints etc have on it at a glance. xx#79

  23. Hiya Buttons

    I don't really have that much coloured card but I'm loving the effect that inking yours up is having. I have a book where I put a 'smear' of all my inks, chalk inks etc in with the name on them, and list all my things like CD Roms, Spellbinders and other dies and then my embossing folders - but I like the idea of what you are doing and it will help a lot of people.

    Happy WOYWW

    Paula x x x (#21)

  24. what a fun idea! Ohh and I'm back tomorrow to see what for exciting news you have! Hugs, Sandra

  25. Good afternoon I was directed here by a friend who knows I hate using certain colours of card.
    WOW!! what a fantastic idea, I will certainly be giving this a go.
    I am going to Hobbycraft in Glasgow on Saturday and have just added Inks to my ever growing list of things I want to get.
    I am also off to get a notebook....!!
    If I get time I will be back tomorrow
    Thanks for sharing a great idea


  26. Love your notebook! I want to see what you come up with tomorrow. Have an Awesome day!

  27. Clever idea. Thanks for sharing:)

  28. Terrific idea and very time saving in the long run. x

  29. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Nan 27

  30. Great way to use these bits.
    Thought I would let you know I didn't get your email.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  31. Such a lovely crafty way to use your scraps. x Jo #79

  32. What a great idea. I think I will do the same.
    Hugs, Dangina

  33. Sent here by a friend to view your lush notebook. Fab idea to use some coloured card that way. I'm very much a beginner so all tips like this are wonderful. I am a new follower and so will also be back tomorrow to see 'what's next' :0)

  34. That's a great idea, I should adapt it to have samples of paint combinations, except I would probably never remember the colours I used :)
    Have a great week.
    Von #45

  35. Hi Buttons! Thanks for stopping by my blog this week and leaving such a nice comment....

    I agree with you about family comments, though I have to confess that I'm lucky enough to have an adorable man who is very supportive and appreciative all the time - he's turning into a crafter himself (as a school teacher, it's a necessity, no?) so totally "gets" what I do. I lucked out this time round...

    I'm off to the rest of your blog as you've requested our presence today...

  36. A brilliant idea thanks for sharing. Anne x #146

  37. I know I have visited you since but thought I would still catch up with woyww post - am running so late this week! Great desk there I love your organisation book - you really are so like me! Malvern Quilt show today (whoo hoo!)

  38. Hi Buttons,
    Great idea to keep the colour swatches like this. I do something a bit similar with keeping an ideas and experiements book but these swatches are very helpful and an interesting kind of journal. Some of my early experiments afford me great amusement. :-)
    Ros. #165

  39. Not quite sure how you use the samples but it is good to knoqw how everything will look.


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