Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Conference week!

I was one of the invited guest speakers at an important conference in my field this week and I am relieved and glad to say that my talk went reasonably well. The conference itself was fantastic and fascinating, and I have loads of new ideas as to how to take my research forward which is very exciting. Although I am sharing my desk as part of WOYWW, having arrived back home this afternoon my desk is how I left it on Sunday evening! Yes, there is the all important cup of tea (I think I run on tea the way a car runs on petrol!), and lots of photos which I am sorting into groups for scrapbooking projects. Underneath the photos are my crafting notepad and the latest edition of craft stamper magazine.
Obviously I haven't been at home to craft but I did make this before I left following the sketch which is this weeks Less is More challenge (haven't had time to show it to you until now!). I was desparate to use some of my new crafting goodies for this sketch and the filmstrip seemed to fit...the only challenge was to find a stamp to fit!  In the end I went for the Lavinia stamps poppy coloured with promarkers.I then mounted the filmstrip on red, and added a punched butterfly with gems. This card also fits with OCC 'show us your style' challenge...my style has always been clean and simple. That is all from me for now...I hope to get back to crafting tomorrow! Have a great rest of the week.
Love,
Caro
x

20 comments:

Kathyk said...

Oh this is lovely - I love the dramatic poppy and the film strip's just gr8 too

Kathyk

Jenny said...

Perfect strip for the sketch Caro, love the vibrant colours :)
Jenny x

nerllybird said...

Beautiful card, what a lovely way to use the film strip.
Helen S

April said...

Love the filmstrip on the poppy card, it looks great! glad the conference went well. Better get lots of crafting done now to make up for being away! Thanks for sharing. x

sandra's crafty corner said...

lovely piccies hunni TFS love that card its a fab example of CAS
hugs sandra - 59

JoZart said...

It's good when business conferences are interesting and inspiring instead of dull and boring as some can be. Lots to do on your desk...
Love JoZarty x

S said...

Nice card - for some reason I like my scrapbook pages to be busy and my cards to be more simple - in your less is more style. Well done.

sasa said...

Funny that we all have our two worlds...glad it went well - wishing you lots of creative time too!
Hope you will call by Friday for the first My Mojo Monthly. Thanks for sharing today.
Sarah at 6.

Helen said...

Glad your talk went well - rather you than me! Hope you have time to play now you're home.

Debs M said...

great stamp and love the film strip x

Meggymay said...

Love your card, the film strip realy accents the flowers. Yvonne

Chrissie said...

Great card Caro!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Tertia said...

Glad the Conference went well! Love that card.
Happy WOYWW

Mandi said...

FAB flowers, making for a stunning card
Thank you Caro
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

okienurse said...

Glad to hear your talk at the conference went well! I go to listen to my husband and I am always glad it is him and not me. Good luck with your research and I hope you get time to play! Vickie #39

MaggieC said...

I love that strip of poppies, they are so dramatic.

Sue - said...

This is lovely like the idea of a film strip

Susan said...

Love the poppies...pretty card!
My Card

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations on your talk! And I like the poppy card too :^) Patsy from
HeARTworks

Morti said...

well done on the conference, the poppy card is lovely....