Wednesday, 9 June 2010


I didn't know where to start's my birthday and I have the week off work. I have very excitedly just taken delivery of my first order from Wild Orchid Crafts which is now covering my desk, but earlier I was busy finishing a sample for a competition and had taken pics of my desk with that in progress, so I thought I'd show both !!

So this is my desk at 11.30 this morning when I stopped for coffee part way through making up a card.  I had come across some encaustic art backgrounds I made ages ago and decided to use one of them with an Elusive Images Stamp (from the Butterfly Poppy collage themeplate) My first thought was to stamp in black but that was an obvious choice so I went for white to see how it turned out, and I think it worked ok - the light has reflected in the photo so you can't see very well but I used Stickles Frosted Lace on the Poppy heads.  I used Crafty Individuals backing paper and a lovely sentiment from Stampendous.
...and this is my desk right now......


  1. great desk, love those encaustic backgrounds. I have never tried it, maybe one day I will.

  2. Happy birthday !!!! Enjoy your week off and love your new flowers !!!!

    Peggy xx

  3. I just ove that stamp. Happy Birthday. Love the flowers.

  4. Happy Birthday Esther.
    Love the use of the mixed mediums and wow what a lot flowers........brilliant.
    Annette x

  5. That's a clever way to use your encaustic art!

  6. I am sooooooo jealous of all those flowers.
    I would love love to buy from there but I have non of the methods to pay, so I'm stuck *weeps*
    Good luck storing all of those, it looks a lot!
    ** Evi **

  7. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Ester, and a great WOYWW, too.

    BTW, you have many more flowers on your table than I own. Lucky birthday girl. And glad to see you back this week for your second WOYWW.

  8. Hope you've had a great birthday! Both pics of your desk are great, your card is beautiful and those flowers are lush :-)

  9. Lovely encaustic art backgrounds. Happy Birthday.
    A x

  10. Whoa Esther, order a couple of flowers!! Way to go! Lovely card too, like the use of white...

  11. Lovely card and all those flowers!! they are fabulous!! Great crafty space too!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday...Hope you had a great day!
    Love the card its so pretty! and as for all those flowers - scrummy!!


  13. Wow....that stamp & the white worked brilliantly eh! I love what you have done here, the encaustic background's great!Ok going for another toot at your desk!

  14. Hiya again!!! Theres something I have left for you over at my blog!!!! come and have a look!

  15. Your card looks gorgeous, lovely backgrounds and perfect with the stamp (I like the white stamping too)
    Such beautiful flowers, I'm very jealous
    Oh and Happy Birthday, hope it was a good one!


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