Wednesday, June 06, 2012

What's on your workdesk 157

Today is my mums birthday so before I'd start I'd just like to wish her all the best. 

Now I thought I'd do something a wee different today, but first I'd like to show you my ATC that I sent to the lovely Rita last Wednesday for our 3rd Anniversary swap.

The front and the back.

I really enjoyed making this my first ATC and I used stamps by Marion Emberson together with Spellbinder die Labels 8 and Distress stains.

Moving on....yesterday my wee man had a day off school so rather than showing you my work desk as I can't get near it, I thought I'd share our work space. 
We got up to a wee bit of crafting together.

And mine....

A little decoupaging together. 
My son is covering a C with camouflage napkins and I am covering a pig with orange tissue paper ready to turn it in to a Harley biker pig or HOG for Father's day.  These are great little projects to do with kids and hopefully I will get to show you the finished articles next week.

Pop along to the lovely Julia's blog to see what other like minded crafters are up to this week.

Finally I have been asked if I can post this as the Sugar Nellie team are looking for new Design members, if you are interested the details are below....

It only remains for me to wish you all a very happy Wednesday and thanks for popping on over.  x


kath said...

Hi Erika...nothing beats crafting with the kids...can't wait to see the finished the gorgeous ATC...happy WOYWW...hugs kath xxx

france papillon said...

that is a gorgeous atc you made! and looks like we have the same kind of company in our scraproom: my kiddos love to join me too ;)
have a happy week!
france #71 xx

kay said...

happy birthday to your mum erika,your atc is gorgeous and have fun with your son this half term and thanks for visiting me
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, your ATC is GORGEOUS!! Absolutely beautiful, Rita is one lucky girl! I really enjoyed the whole ATC experience and I didn't even make any! Am swapping other things instead though with the people who sent me stuff! Crafting with kids is such fun they don't worry about perfection, just enjoy the making. I love the idea of a Hog for Father's Day :)
Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

Lau W said...

Oh your ATC is fabulous, so bright colors, love it very much !
Your son is talented, sure that he will make a superb creation !

Helen said...

Hi Erika what great fun to be covering piggies with your son. Do you have to resist the temptation to over supervise? I was terrible with my eldest and am trying very hard not to do the same to my youngest! :-) WOYWW Hugs from Helen 105

Antonia said...

LOVE your atc , your wee man looks so engrossed. I remember crafting with my boys and having sooo much fun

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics and happy crafting by the looks of it! Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 65

Whimcees said...


Love your post of your shared workspace - I shared my love of crafts and art with all 3 of my sons growing up and many good memories. They all still create as adults. Wishing you a happy one!

Barbara Diane

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...your ATC is simply beautiful rich & vibrant in colour, superb! & your budding helper too a Tim Holtz in the making! tis loVely to craft with the children...Mel :)
Thank you for stopping by me...

May said...

Fabulous ATC... Brillant colours and design... It's great fun to have some crafty time with children.. Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#34

Rita said...

Hi Erika, Sorry I'm late to-day with my post. Had visitors most of the day. You know how much I loved your ATC and of course the goody bag. I will always treasure it. If you like to give me your Addy I would like to send you one of my ATC's as well. Hugs from Ayrshire. Rita xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Erika,

Your ATC is beautiful!!! WOW.

How fun to craft with your little guy!

Kay #114

SophieNewton said...

That really is a beautiful ATC, thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh how lovely to see your boy concentrating and creating...nice way to spend some time together, huh. Love your ATC, really special, so glad you joined in - all this happy mail has been great!

Redanne said...

Hi Erica, love your ATC, it is really beautiful. It could not have gone to a lovlier lady than Rita, she is such a nice person. Good to see your son crafting too, it such a great hobby for little ones and he is concentrating so hard! Thanks for your visit earlier. Anne x #24

Neesie said...

Apologies for my late visit Erika,
it's been quite a week but I'm here now.
I think its wonderful to spend quality time with little ones creating. He looks like he's doing a good job and concentrating so hard ~ bless! So special ;D
Have a great weekend ~ Neesie #7

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Erika, awesome atc there -love the colours!!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #8

Daniella said...

Sorry I am so late! My little one is turning 13 this weekend and I've had many preparations to do!!
I love your pig!!! Your wee man's C looks like it is coming along brilliantly!

okienurse said...

I always loved spending time creating with my kids. It is so rewarding to see it grow as they do. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting around again this week but with the growing numbers and 'life' it just takes longer to get it done. Have a great week. Vickie #51