Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shouldn't I be working on some xmas stuff?

 Yes, I should be working on some Xmas cards, tags, etc but I took a break from it to make these two cards for two special ladies.
And I also took the opportunity to break free from my usual layout of framed image in a frame.  And used more than one paper per card.  Yay, I am branching out!  
Tonight I have started a new project.  It is a Christmas project and I am not sure yet if I will document it along the way or just show the finished product at the end. 

Next post will be a WOYWW and you can get a peek at what I am doing but it won't really show what exactly the end product will be.  You will have to stay tuned to find that out ...... hopefully it will be done before Xmas, ha ha!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WOYWW Nov 24/10

Time for another edition of What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (aka WOYWW)!  This is where you take a picture of your desk and then post a link to it here at the Queen of WOYWW 's blog.  It is great fun and you can see everyone's work areas and have a little peek into their creative lives!
My desk doesn't look too messy today but that may be because I did a rather close-up shot of just the area I was actually working in.  And look!  I am working on something other than a Christmas card!  I have now finished the card that I was working on here and will post it when I get some daylight to take the picture.
I am off to peek around some other desks now ..... and hello to any WOYWWers that have come to peek here!  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We Wish You a Blingy Xmas

Yes, it is another Xmas card. Actually I made three that look just like this one. This card was so simple to make, maybe next year I will just do an assembly line of these cards. I could make so many of them in such a short time!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Getting there ...

 A few more Xmas cards are done.  I really like this one.  This particular one with the gold embossed words, I had almost thrown away because the words were unreadable when the embossing powder melted together in the narrowest part of the letters.  I put it aside thinking I might cut out the reindeer to use elsewhere and stamped the words on the next two cards in gold ink instead. I went back to the original and wondered if I could just scrape out the part of the letters that had filled in.  It worked! And now I like this one over the inked ones!
 Here are all three, you can see the inked letters on the one in the back.  I like it as well but the all-embossed is my fave.
Oh and I didn't have any gold foil paper so I painted white paper with gold Paint Dabber to make the framing bit, hee hee.

And these two trees are examples of my finally breaking out of my pattern of only using one DP as a background, lol. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday Nov 17/10

It is that time again! What time? Time for WOYWW!  When everyone shows what is on their workdesk and then leaves a link here at the fabulous blog Stamping Ground
Today on my desk is the makings of a few Christmas cards.  I will finish these off and then maybe take a break from Christmas cards for a couple days.  I love Christmas but even I may have a limit of how many Christmas themed cards I can stand to make in a row, ha ha.  I am off now to visit some other desks out there in Blogland and see who has the messiest desk and who has the neatest desk! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

 Having fun with my Xmas tree die and Distress Inks!  And two more Xmas cards are done!  Voila!

Friday, November 12, 2010

2 More Xmas Cards

 Two Christmas cards that are the same stamp but coloured with different colours and different background papers.  On the first card, in with the sequins is a clear plastic snowflake but in the photo it looks like a splodge of some sort.  Take my word for it, it looks okay in real life :)

More Christmas cards and tags are in the works! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WOYWW Nov 10/10

Yay!  It is time for WOYWW!  If you are wondering what this is check out the excellent blog Stamping Ground.  It is so much fun, lovely and wonderful crafters from all over post a picture of What's On Your Workdesk (and it takes place on Wednesday).  And then you can pop by everyone's desk and see what creations and/or mischief they are up to!
I am getting into the Christmas cards now and will probably concentrate on those a bit more until I have enough to give out this Christmas.  I love Christmas so this is extra fun for me!  I have out a few of my Christmas stamps to inspire me and to let the images get into my brain and (hopefully) come up with ideas. 
(And also on my desk you can see my new favourite Starbucks cup!  It is actually ceramic and everything tastes really good when I drink from it, hee hee! )
I am excited to see everyone's desk this week and see what everyone is up to! 

Alice in Octopode Land

Another set of digi-stamps from Octopode Factory.  This is the Alice In Wonderland set.  In real life, the sentiment tag blends better with the card and the spray doesn't stand out quite as much.  This was a fun card to make and it took awhile because I kept thinking of things to do to it and would have to let paint or spray dry in between each step.
Next up is more Christmas cards! 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I got ATCs in the mail!

I am soooo lucky!  I got the most beautiful ATCs in the mail today!  They are from a lovely, lovely lady who has a blog here.  She is so talented and you should go check out her blog called My Crafty Dog and I.  Thank you Sam!

And I have not given up on the Art Everyday Month!  I spent the whole afternoon colouring some more Octopode images and making a background for a card.  It just needs a couple tweaks and then to be put together and then I will post it. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Is Art Every Day Month!

 While blog hopping, someone (sorry have forgotten who already, too many blogs hopped today) mentioned this November Art EveryDay group.  I am going to try to do this!  Every day may be too much for me to post a finished project but it is okay because the idea is to CREATE everyday, which I can and will do!  Who else is up for this?!  Hope to see you there!
These cards were made using Octopode Factory digi-stamps!  (I have a link to her blog on my sidebar)  I like these stamps so much that I have ordered more characters from her line, so watch this space for more .....

WOYWW Nov3/10

Wow, it is time for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday again!  Where did the week go?  
If you would like to join this fun blog hop just visit the wonderful blog of Miss Dunnit here.  It is so much fun to see everyone's work areas.  But if you're like me you will get sidetracked by all the awesome projects people are working on!
My desk today is in the middle of a card using Octopode Factory digi stamps.  I love these little characters and she sells them on Etsy.
Thank you to everyone who visited last week and to everyone who is here now having a peek!  I am off now to see all the desks I can and hopefully I will get to them all this week!

Puppy Kisses

A wonderful friend/dogwalker took out the girls for many walks while I was recovering from my surgery and I made her a Thank You card.  And I got to use my dog stamp that DH got for me a couple weeks back!