Wednesday, 30 October 2013

WOYWW #230

What do we have here?

Full tilt at Christmas - ATCs, Cards, Presents & Crackers (under desk) Papers.......... it's all there I'm afraid ...... Crafting Christmas has begun!!!

Photo is big because Christmas is big!

Thanks go to our Hostess Julia who not only hosts this desk hopping event each week but also manages to keep us entertained with her posts during the week - marvellous!!!
Happy WOYWWing everyone ..........

Sunday, 27 October 2013

October Swaps for CWS

I haven't made many cards this month as I have a rather large stash but as per usual .... there's never enough to fit the criteria!!

My first 1 to 1 card is made from a kit bought from a show.  I added the rose belt and peel off.

This pretty Coffee Time card is my swap back 
Thank you Carol

For my second 1 to 1 card I used some wallpaper from a sample bought many moons ago and some Paper Wishes words cut oblong to match the side bars.

This ornate Hydrangea card is my swap back
Thank you Patty

Colour My World is a Silver Card with purple plus one other colour theme.  
I used some of my homemade Washi Tape to decorate the silver card.  I used strips of Micropore, a purple ink pad to colour and stamped the pattern with a border stamp and black ink.
The Pink Butterfly is a peeloff as is the sentiment which was silver but coloured with a felt pen.

The Technique swap called for embossing folders so I sorted through my Glitter Girls boards and found the star design which I thought suited the technique......... emboss the base and scratch the surface.  
I had to use a nail file which caught the paper so then I scratched the inside of the border to make it look intended!!!
I cut out the star from a second embossed piece and fed it through a star ribbler, popped it over the embossed star and attached the whole to a gold card.

UPDATED: 26.11.2013

My return swap came today, sooo worth waiting for!  
 Beautiful leaves 'Blowing on the Wind' and inside ... so neatly finished.  This card epitomises card making ...

Thank you Melody 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

WOYWW # 229

Hello Wednesday Deskers!  (see tab at top of page for more info.)

My desk is still covered in ATCs - working my way through the 12 Days of Christmas.
Just an excuse really to sit in my craft room and ignore the weather (atrocious!) and the mess (house) while we wait for various bits and bobs of equipment to 'appear'.
I have posted ATCs for 7 + 8 days to the hostess and now working on 6 + 5 days but in between, while waiting for glue to dry, have also made some others - eagle eyed may spot some washi tape showing in the top left.
The square inkpads were purchased while at Dunelm looking for a shower mat (and whatever else they had interesting), I just happened to spot the enlarged craft corner.  As you may or may not know, my stamps are a bit like me - old, dried out, not always working and definitely not as good as they used to be - so when I saw the inkpads I thought I would invest in a few colours.  I tried them out and the white is perfect for Kraft paper,  I made the little colour chart to keep in my purse in case we passed by that way again ........

Nearly half an hour later my photo appears in my email so now I can post.............. have a good WOYWW day...........

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

WOYWW #228

What lurks in yonder darkness?  
Put the light on and lo! one desk ......... one well used desk!
Artist Trading Cards everywhere, well, almost!
After a week of upset having Bathroom and Kitchen altered I have retreated to my room ......... what else can a girl do............. at some point all the upset has to be ignored ............ CREATE! 
So here is my desk.....covered with ATC ... completed ... nearly finished ... and wannabees...... why am I showing my desk?
See tab at top of page for more information, and thank Julia for the fun that unfolds as we gather at her desk every Wednesday.
Have a good week  .......... and I will find out how to reply to comments soon ........ promise........

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

WOYWW #227

Back here at home .........  in between all my 'business' I have a desk to show!!!
If you want to know what I am on about then click the tab at the top of the page - Julia won't mind, or anyone else for that matter............ and if you join in ..... we'll just laugh with you!!!!

My darling DH had a parcel delivered and brought it into the craft room to show me ........... indoctrinated ? Never!!!
So this packaging is now being transformed into ATCs.

The first ones are down in the lower right corner (the brown ones) and I am in the midst of 'creating' the others ones (see alternate Blog here)

And for your information, these will be put to one side tomorrow as I have to continue with my Christmas swap - 10 Lords a Leaping and 9 Ladies Dancing.

Have a good WOYWW week......

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WOYWW #226

A little late in the day but I'm here - Wednesday, WOYWW .... more information? check out the tab at the top of the page.
The only excuse I can give is that I have been to the Zoo Today, Zoo Today......... and I left my latest acquisition at home............

I went to Lidl again before we went away, found this little item in the aisle ...........

 This selection of tools came neatly stored in the little box that was part of the workspace.

I did try it out on a piece of material .......... had to make sure it worked didn't I?

Then I left for the Zoo, part of our Wedding Anniversary present.
I will blog the visit in my other blog later.

Enjoy the week.