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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

WOYWW - 285

Happy WOYWW!  What are you talking about, I hear some of you say.  If you would like to know all about it, then I can do no better than to direct you to the desk and home of our leader, Julia, who can be found at Stamping Ground.

No sign of my real desk this week.  No change there, then!  I have just finished the bulk of my Christmas cards, written and sealed as well with letters done for those who need them.  Now I am gathering up all the crafting stuff that has wandered down from my craft room disaster.  It all has to go back and find a proper home - easier said than done.

I took the easy way out on Monday and found a new desk to work on which was not even in my own house.  Instead I took my stuff down to the local craft shop, Pink Tulip Creations for their Open Crafting morning. You just take what you fancy working on, whatever it is, and use their tables and their equipment if you wish.  This is what I was working on for the morning.  I used the Cut and Dry felt to create my own ink pads.  That way, once you  have the pad, the creation of the card is quick and easy, with slight variations in the colouring.  The vase itself is made by using a Clarity stencil brush to build up the shading through the stencil to show the shaping and shadows.  

 The small cards are printed with the same ink pad which gives a lovely more random design.  I am intending to use those as larger than normal business cards for the school Christmas Fair, at which I am assisting my daughter and granddaughter.  I still need to stamp my details into the centres.

I should be tidying up today, but someone has been extremely generous and given me one of the cold germs and I just am not in the right mood for tidying.  I want to do what I want to do, not what I need to do.  Loads of hot and cold (when I forget to drink it up) lemon, honey and ginger, paracetamol, not to mention hot chocolate with cinnamon in.  I do not have time for this cold, especially as I am supposed to be visiting one of my school friends over at Much Wenlock.

I am going to finish now as Julia does really like us to keep it short, so I will let you go off to a less germ ridden place to visit loads of more interesting desks all over the world.  Have a good week.  xxx


AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Those cards are glorious. Look so professional. Hope your cold does not last so long as mine - nearly 2 weeks so far. Ali x #42

Georgie C said...

Some lovely colourful pieces and what a great idea for business cards.
Georgie C (36) xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow you make amazing card , great colour use and beautiful images, I really want to follow you!!!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those cards/business cards are gorgeous, Maggie. I especially love the teal coloured one, my favourite colours :-)
Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope you feel better soon, I'm still recovering from my brother's wedding. One day but it's hit me for six. ah well fun was had and I see you sure have been busy. Love your cards, such colour and pretty! Take care Zo xx 50

Robyn said...

fab stenciling and air brush!
Ha, when you can't find the desk move to another- Love it!
thanks for visiting
Robyn 3

Jo Rice said...

Good evening Maggie, I do hope that you feel a bit better and that your cold will seen go. Your cards are gorgeous and I love your choice of colour with the Stream,,,a great afternoons work...hugs...Jo. X

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh wow, those cards are beautiful.

Fiona #22

Chrysalis said...

Those cards are gorgeous, Maggie. I love the clever use of stencils. I do hope you shake off the lurgy really quickly, and enjoy a great crafty week. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 8

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful cards! Are they all done with stencils? I still find it hard to use stencils properly. I use them with acrylics and I often find the paint seeps under the stencil. Awesome work! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #39

Pat Taviss said...

Best wishes on feeling better soon. Thx for sharing

Pat #65

Helen said...

Hope you feel better soon - there are so many colds around! The cards are just beautiful!! Helen 4

Angela Radford said...

Another cold! I'm sure we can't pass it on by the magic of the internet Lol! hope you're feeling better soon.
Have a great crafty week, when you feel in the mood, Angela x 28

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw Maggie, I had my snots and hot and colds the week before last and pushed through it becuase we were so busy..and I'm sure that made it last longer...you should listen a bit to your body...make time to look after yourself! Love the cards, particularly the ones destined as businesss cards - and the chinese lanterns..lovely images..so romantic!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh wow - I d love that colour combo. I love the idea on a custom stamp pad, and it is certainly a great idea when you want to do A LOT of stamping. Share a shot of what the pad looks like, the colour pools, or was it stripes? I can't be the only one who wants to see it :)

Blogger did that thing I moaned about on WOYWW day where I typed it right but it still is making me do the Word one. {sigh}

Happy happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

JoelMcBride said...

Love the stamping technique!

Joel McBride (aka, Barf Snoodlefart #68)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, love the cards. Awesome technique, especially for the vase.Running so late this week, I'm almost early for next! Have the rest of a great week, Love, Shaz #2 xx