Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trendy blue, spring, a few cards and WOYWW!

Good morning everybody!

I am back from my weekend of travels and from my cardmaking low! So let me recapture the last few days...

Friday I went to Italy - Trieste for a bit of a shopping esprite with my daughter and a bit of a look around at what is the buzz in fashion - well ladies it looks like we will be wearing BLUE this spring....lots of blue, denim...soooo I bought a few blue things but I will blog about that later on - I have to take some photos...
I did take a photo of my new stash though - I always go to this little shop in Trieste where they have all sorts of stuff for sewing - material, all sorts of embelishments and tools for sewing but also RIBBON....I always buy ribbon there and this is what I bought on Friday...


I especially like the blue ones in the back....
Saturday and Sunday I spent at my moms.....we had a nice peaceful weekend - lots of chat! Spring is definitly here so I took a few photos of the little flowers that are coming up in the garden 

I came back late Sunday evening ( over the weekend I have done about 400 miles (600 km) of driving - that is about the diagonal of our country!ha, ha) and Monday it was back to work - as it was my nephews birthday I needed to make a card for him, also it is my brothers and my uncle's (he is 85!) nameday on Friday - St. Joseph so I needed to make cards for them - luckily my mojo came back and I have been at work for the last 2 days and here are the results of my work...



This is a card I made for my nephew - he was eight and all the info is on the card...I used  some paper that just said Scrapbook paper on the package so no special make - the zig zag in the middle was made with a Martha Stewart punch, the lovely digi stamp is from The Wild flower patch store - it is called Scater Sage!
I put some string on instead of a ribbon and a beetle/ladybird charm! Hopefully he will like it he is getting it with a few pressies so I guess he will be happy! Auntie loves to give away presents...I hope I captured "boyish" on this card....I am entering it into the Cards for men challenge which is birthday card!

Here are my other 2 cards....I used Hero arts lovely stamps Sillhouete Spray and Sillhouete Burst....a bit of Ice Stickles - Grape Ice and Arctic Ice -  ribbon from stash - purple one is my new one from Italy, and papers on the lilac card are Cuddly Buddly and Pink Petticoat! I am enterring the lilac card into the Card patterns challenge of this week which is a scetch I think I have followed!



and now WOYWW......have a nose ladies - I have a very messy desk - from doing my blue cards...and also I wanted to show you my punch drawer - I think I am becoming a right maniac for punches - ok I admit I am becoming a maniac for anything to do with crafts! Ha, ha....I have punches in this drawer, I have them in boxes,  on my desk - everywhere! I am having my spring cleaning over the weekend and I hope to put some order to my craft room too so next week I can show that off ( ha, ha might not happen! How can you do crafting and not have a mess???)


Have a lovely day!
Hugs 

Cardarian



29 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, you have a punch problem alright! Ha! Your cards are lovely, probably much needed 'therapy' after all that travelling huh!

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  2. Hi Cardarian
    Fabulous card, your granddad is going to love it. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyx

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  3. Love your ribbon...one day I would like to go to Trieste and buy ribbons...dreamy....I'm putting it on my to do list right now :)
    xoxo

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  4. is that butterfly from one of your punches? I want one of those.... I only have a few punches at the moment and most of them are tiny. Gorgeous ribbon find.
    I love snowdrops and crocuses, they started flowering here a few days ago - makes me so happy to see them arriving to herald the spring

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  5. Ooer. I really love your ribbons. Gorgeous colours. Glad your mojo has returned. Your cards are really lovely. Do show and tell what you do with the ribbons please.
    A x

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  6. Beautiful cards and a well organised punch drawer ... my punch drawer has other non punch stuff shoved innit too :0)

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  7. What a fabulous post! Would love to pop into Italy for a bit of shopping! I have ribbon envy, I love ribbon! The cards are great especially love the silhouette Hero Arts ones.

    Brenda

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  8. ooh gorgeous ribbons - your cards are stunning, and you really do have a punch addiction!!!! hehe :D

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  9. I am a punch addict too, Love your ribbons and finished cards!
    (Lyn)

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  10. Hi Cardarian
    yay another pink craft space :) its the only pink i have in the house, due to everyone else being male! lol
    Those hero art stamps are 'blooming' gorgeous :) xx

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  11. Beautiful cards xx My punch drawer looks just the same x

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  12. Wow - I wish i could just 'pop' over to Italy!!! I bet you could have a right old shopping spree in that ribbon shop - i know I could!!! What lovely cards you have produced I love them all and your nephew will simply adore his card from his auntie.

    I love being able to visit a craftroom in Slovenia - how novel!!!!

    Paula x x x

    Paula x x x

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  13. Lovely Ribbons they are a weakness of mine too. HUgs Pam

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  14. I really enjoyed this post ...I love blue and those ribbons were wonderful. All your cards were so fitting ... the hero art stamps ones were so elegant

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  15. Great card. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna xx

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  16. Looks like my punch box! Might have be brave & show it next week! Love your cards!

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  17. love all those cards and the spotty butterfly-great minds think alike as you will see soon! all those punches! and a lovely shopping trip in Italy how fab.
    Linbyx

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  18. This is why I love the internet - how else could I get to see such a lovely workdesk in Slovenia!! Long way to come to make roman blinds - thanks for popping over to my blog. Love your cards and that ribbon is fab.

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  19. Beautiful cards and FAB desk space hun x

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  20. I don't even have a punch drawer.. how bad is that? great desk, love the light

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  21. I love the cards you have made they are so pretty and the selection of different punches is fantastic too! Tracey x

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  22. Hi Cardarian, love all the cards and string is just right for a boy's card. The flower stamps are lovely. Your desk isn't what I call a mess, I copped out this week by not showing the whole desk and the tree hid much of the mess hehe. Beautiful ribbons :) Glad you enjoyed your shopping spree. I've only been to Italy once; last year I went to Lake Garda and thought it was wonderful.
    Anne xx

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  23. oooh your desk looks so pretty!!!! all that beautiful ribbon!!

    thank you for popping by my blog and for your sweet comment!

    {{hugs}}mandyxx

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  24. Oooo Italy, I love Italy…..….lucky you.
    You know, I’ve not been to Trieste since …..um……1973. Think it might have change a bit since then Lol!

    Loving the stash of ribbons you brought back with you especially the Navy one with the Beige threads running through it, what a lucky find.
    And as for your punch drawer, I have one like that too but you have some nice MS border and corner punches there that I would love to get my hands on. Oh well, may be next month because I’ve overspent a bit this on those new Nesties that I mentioned, which reminds me I need to go and play because they arrived this morning.

    Bye for now
    Sue
    x

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  25. Great selection of cards, and that desk looks pretty tidy to me..

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  26. It's like home from home looking at your punch drawer Cardarian! LOL!
    LOVE your cards and the skateboarder looks as if he's about to climb some stairs! Very effective! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck! Viv xx

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  27. What sweet cards! Love your flower photos, too.

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  28. Your desk looks fab! - I'm a bit late getting here, aren't I? hehe
    Trieste is on my "list" of places I'd like to visit - so if it happens I'll be asking you for more info about that shop with the ribbons!

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  29. Very inspiring space! :)
    Thank you also for stopping by my page and the comment you left! :D
    Hugs Susan

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