Wednesday, 31 December 2014
My desk has my lists on it for today .... One with lots of lovely red cross outs and one that hasn't even been started - WHAT?!?
Oh! My goodness!
Well that's today taken care of ....
Weeeell, no actually. Today is already booked .... I am going to Sunrise Crafts to spend my Christmas money ..... retail therapy beats cardmaking .... only just though!!!!
So as we cross off another year, may I take this opportunity to thank you for all your friendship, laughter, inspiration and encouragement during 2014 and pray for more in 2015.
I pray that you will all have an inspiring 2015 with the best of health and if not .... then the best of strength to carry on. Here's to health, wealth and WOYWW.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
I hope you all have lots of hugs and laughter ...
My desk .....
I have spent a couple of hours making the clay figures into Christmas Tree Decorations for our two girls. I made the decs at my Craft Group last week and now decided to 'dress' them up. I am having the star and the green angel, N will have the red one and C will have the preggy angel with the purple 'dress' and feather wings.
This last one caused many a giggle and
'Preggy angel' I hear you shout with mirth - yes!!
Not only does she have a 'lump' under that purple dress but boobs as well!!
This will not be the last of the 'Christmas Stuff' on my desk as my online craft Group will be making Christmas cards throughout 2015.
However, for today I say - thanks for all the visits last week, thank you Julia for hosting yet again and further information about the WOYWW thing can be found by clicking on the tab at the top of the page .....
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Even the extras!
'Doing' the cards has seemed to take a looooong time this year ..... don't know why .....
I have set up another challenge on my Group for 2015 - Make a Christmas Card.
I am making eight suggestions each month so we can make none, one, or all eight .... as the mood takes us!!!
I have suggested making a box for January and then we will have a 'safe' place to keep our cards ..... one we can find later!!!
That's it for today ..... I am off to visit 'all' of the others on our WOYWWser day. Oh! if you need to know more .... check out the tab at the top of the page and then you can visit 'our Julia' who is the hostess with the best attitude ever! Thank you Julia.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
I am in the middle of making Christmas Cards, see the glitter, see the ribbon, see the pictures .....
These are finished - yeah!!
Oh! Not quite ..... need some inserts ..... hence the empty space on my desk, needed for cutting and folding and sticking and stamping and ..... POSTING!
That's my week taken care of .... except for visiting with my friends ..... my WOYWW friends that is.
So off we go .......
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
I am in the middle of trying to complete my November swaps so my CardWorkShop cards are on my desk ready to complete.
The Theme is Weddings and my cards will be: -
The ribbons and nets are for the dress, so far so good but I have to leave them now till I come back ..... have I mentioned Paris? yeah!
After I have made the cards I shall paint some more ATCs so I have the sheet of pictures ready for my paintings - top right hand corner of the photo.
There you have it!
Now why am I sharing? Cos there is a kind lady who just loves
What a great idea!
So good there are others who are starting the same thing but under a different name of course!
Have to laugh .... we got there first!!
And like all good ideas, and I stress the good, they have to be copied.
Thanks Julia for WOYWW.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
1 to 1
I love this design. I printed it out, rounded the corners and backed it onto a dark brown card.
Colour My World - Gold card with Orange embellishments plus one other colour.
This is made with the papers and card from my latest purchase from Craftwork Cards. I applied the background paper and then added a strip along the left side. From a third paper I diecut a label, ran an orange inkpad round the edges and attached it to the background. The image on this paper just fits the description of the swap. Oh, I also grunged round the edge of the card so it looked like a bit of dirt!!
This was a first for me. The use of wire. I found the kit amongst my stash and managed to thread some beads into a pattern and attached them with black brads, twisting the wires so that they looked like loops.
I used a diecut to add the colour and sentiment - smart!!!
I received this card back - love the way the beads drape across the card! That is one superb bow.
Thank you Pat McC.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
...... so here is my 'craft room' today ......
|The Fig Tree is about 3 years old ....|
..... and here is some more of my 'stash' ......
Do not worry my friends .... I am well wrapped up and hope to have these 'potties' secure in the warm greenhouse and back room of my house before the temperature drops again tonight!
Then I will be visiting you as I sit in front of the fire ..... warming up!!!
Tomorrow I will be back outside again - rain permitting - this time at my Training Garden getting that one ready for the winter ...... sometimes cardmaking has to stay in the house .....
Until later .... have a good week, thank you Julia for hosting - who's Julia?!?!
Click on the WOYWW tab at the top of the page for more info.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
I don't usually start until after Bonfire Night but, you see, I bought these stamps ready.... and well ..... you have to try them out to see if they work doncha!
You can see them at the side of my photo, still in the wrapper - I started sorting out my 'Christmas' box and then remembered ..... It's 'What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday' and I don't want to pass. Visitors please note all the details are on the WOYWW tab at the top of the page.
Thank you Julia for hosting and enabling this weekly meet up between friends.
That's it then .... off to visit a few desks and then start the really hard work of trying out my new stamps, using up stash bits, testing out the old stamps, hoping the inkpads haven't dried out ...... such hard work!!!
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
and all the mementoes?
Most of them are chucked but some are kept ...... especially the two photographs of two little children ......
........the youngest of whom sent me this photo yesterday ......
Now I am off to start my journal ......
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
I haven't used my glue gun in ages, absolutely ages. I saw the post on Yogi's Blog (Art of Yogi) and decided to try it out.
Woo! Hoo! what fun!
Here are my 'drawings', hot glue used straight onto my worksheet.
Once they had cooled down, I peeled them off the sheet and placed them on some cream card.
Once the paint was dry, I cut an edge up into four ATCs, or nearest as I could! This is brilliant! I have wanted some small stencils for my cards, something dainty ish .... not being dainty myself ... ish!
BTW ... I have a whole pack of glue sticks!!
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
I am busy getting my post ready to take to the PO tomorrow. My desk is covered in cards of one sort or another and information regarding them will be, at some point in time, found on this blog or my ATC blog.
THE DESK ....
ATCs (Stamped and Coloured, Monthly swap, Stencilled) are finished and just need envelopes and stamps. The cards on the right are also ready to be put in envelopes and sent to various swapping Groups, mainly my own CardWorkShop Group.
The ATCs in the centre of the photo are some paintings ready to go on a Domino ATC. This one is not quite finished but I hope to get it ready for the post tomorrow, details will follow on ATC Wannabee as per usual.
Sooooo have a good week, hope the weather is kind to you wherever you are.
Thanks for visiting.
Friday, 10 October 2014
Remember my lovelies arrived suddenly on 3rd September ....
Here are my babies today 10th October .....
... lots of pots ....
.... and I have more babies further around the garden ....
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
UPDATE: - Cards completed click here
Friday, 3 October 2014
Back to the cards .....
1 to 1
I pulled out the free papers kit and sorted out some paper, card and toppers. Placing the paper which I cut to size, I turned the topper background one turn and then placed the image topper square on.
A little heart with a bow completed the card
CMW - Grey card with green embellishments + one other.
At last I get to use my super green peeloffs!!!!
I cut a page from my paper book to size and then placed my peel offs across the paper. This is too easy to produce such a beautiful card.
Make a card with ... Buttons.
I have several of these small cards with 'windows' down the side so when I thought of what I could make ..... one of these cards can be used. I found buttons to match, paper ribbon and a butterfly, just a matter of putting it all together. I found a sewing thread to match the colour of the buttons, threaded a small amount through each one and tied it in a knot. I tied the paper round the card and attached the butterfly at the top.
Follow that Sketch
I chose a sketch that was featured here - the blog is closed now but has kept open so that we can use their wonderful sketches.
Here is the Sketch.
I gave out the sketch with a couple of card samples. If it was me receiving this challenge then the samples would help me to make a card.
These books of papers are a wonderful idea as you have several patterns within a colour section.
So I took a plain blue card, cut some purple paper with fancy edge scissors, and the two oblongs from the butterfly paper. I tied a ribbon round the paper, and then attached the whole to the blue card.
I received this little beauty by return swap ......
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
This one was much simpler, a background cut to size, one topper matted onto blue card, two diecuts - one threaded with ribbon - and a sentiment from my stash. Very quick but good!
My colour card was pink and purple.
I selected two pages from my paper book, and cut some oblongs to matt onto the card. The first layer being pink and followed by purple followed by pink ... I think you get the idea!!!!
I used a silver gelpen round each layer, basically cos it didn't look as though the layers were straight, but the layers still looked odd - must be looking through my wonky eye again!!!
I added the sentiment using peel offs to the centre layer, so made a small bow from silver ribbon and attached it to the top left corner of the card.
A very good month of swapping!