Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Finished Card

Continuing on from my WOYWW post, here is the finished card.

It looks better in real life, the colours are much more vibrant and it is a whole lot sharper - my photography skills are so rubbish!! Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!! 

Works on your Workdesk? Wednesday 143

I am sooooo late posting this week!  I am having a go at Encaustic Art.  I have had the kit for ages and never really had a proper go so thats what I have been doing today. Its my husband's burthday on Monday so I thought I would try and come up with something for his card.  It took several attempts but I finally came up with a kind of abstract picture which I think is ok.  So below is my rather messy desk.  That's why the post is so late, didn't want to stop until I had finished.

I was going to add a picture of the finished card but Blogger won't let me so will do another post in a sec with that.  If you don't know what WOYWW is all about, then click here to find out and join in with Julia and all of us Wednesday snoopers!  Thanks for visiting and have a good week xx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? 142

I've been crafting away and have only just remembered its Wednesday, silly me! For anyone who doesn't know why Wednesday matters, have a look at Julia's Fab Blog to find out.

I have just made a simple card using Darkroom Door and Marion Emberson stamps on a background of distress inks and cosmic shimmer mist.  To the right, you can see the telly on.  I have been watching the new Spellbinder releases on Ideal world and Create and Craft - a bit of a guilty pleasure!  I might make another similar card with a different colour scheme to see what it looks like.  Maybe not today though.  I hope you have a happy and creative Wednesday and thank you for dropping in. xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 141

Good afternoon, I am late again!  Mind you, last week I didn't make it at all. My desk is not very busy today.  There are two cards I made using pre-printed images which I showed on my last WOYWW.  They are waiting for inserts.  The paperpads, glue and embossing folder are recent purchases.  My mobile is never far away and the bright pink thing peeking out from the left is a case holding my new camera.  However, this photo was taken with my old camera as I couldn't download the photo I took on my new one.  Help is needed from my Hubby!  I am hopeless with anything technical! Hopefully when I get to grips with the new bit of kit, my blog pictures will be much better.  Have a fab Wednesday and thank you for visiting my desk.  If you want to join in the fun then pop along to Julia's fab Blog.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Some Extra Encouragement For Me!!

Thank you so very much to Shaz in Oz for very kindly awarding me the Liebster Blog Award.  What a lovely surprize!

The Liebster Award is given to smaller bloggers who have 200 or less followers in the hope it will bring them new followers and friends.  The tradition is that it is then passed on to five other blogs to help them too.  If you want to accept the award the steps are:

1.  Link back to the persons blog who gave you the award and thank them.
2.  Post the award on your blog.
3.  Give the award to five fellow bloggers who inspire you.
4.  Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know.

It was very difficult to choose from my fabulous followers as you are all truly inspirational and your comments and encouragement are simply wonderful and so much appreciated.  I decided to choose blogs with under 100 followers and I apologise to any I had to leave out - five was just not enough - I wanted to list you all!!

I am not going to write about each one individually, you need to see for yourself just how awesome they all are:-

Lou - Hand Made By Lou Lou
Sandee - In The Hills Of North Carolina
Karen - Whats This Then
Jacqui - Jacques Junque
Maria - Mazs' Crafty blog

If you are happy to accept, then follow the steps above and enjoy, if you don't want to accept, that is fine too.

Thanks again to Shaz and I hope everyone has a fab weekend.  Chris xx


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 139

Hello fellow Wednesday desk snoopers! If you are not sure what its all about, pop along to Julia's Place  to find out.  When looking through my Mad Cow folder last Wednesday, I found these four pre printed Lili of the Valley images that a friend gave me ages ago.  My plan is to search through my papers, then hit the stamps and make four cards. You will also see some lace I bought yesterday.  I have never tried lace before so may give it a go.  I am pleased with myself this week as I managed to write a post yesterday too. Its the first time I have managed more that a Wednesday post for a while. Thank you for popping in and have a lovely day xx