Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WOYWW, 19th January 2011

Good morning everybody!

I am so late posting - initially I wanted to start this post at 6am but I didn't sleep very well in the night so I just turned off the alarm clock and had another dose of sleep which ended in a bit of a rush to work! I wasn't late really just that I didn't do my post so this will be a quickie with lots of news - ha, ha I have to bring you up to date with all the goings on here....
I spent the weekend at my moms - yesterday she was 77 so I thought as I can't be with her during the week when her birthday was I should at least go over there at the weekend! She was happy - I made a card for her and the most important thing was that we spent time together! 
Yesterday I went to a demo for coloring at our shop Memories....the owner showed coloring with various media, well most of it I have already done but I haven't done much with chalk ( so I bought a box of chalks) and also I wasn't familiar with the mixing of perlex and gum arabica....so another bit of knowledge was poured into my brain.....and that wasn't all ....when I came home I got a message on my computer saying that a tutorial for tissue paper flowers is waiting for me on Mandy's blog - she makes these really lovely flowers on her cards and I asked her how she does it and I got a tutorial - ha, ha I seem to be getting those quite often - obviosly I still need to learn a lot ( last week I had a Cuttlebug tutorial from Donna from Doings of Doone ) One of these days I will have to show cards with all I have learned from these lovely ladies!( I must mention Jo from Jozart who sent me angelic fiber - must show something I did with that too!)
So without further a do here are some photos for all you nosey girls and boys.....

Yesterdays demo......




My desk with some new goodies .....see if you can spot them.......


and now a view to the left......a bit of a mess everywhere you look....oh dear those sweets should have been hidden!


A close up of my Valentines day goodies.....


And a card I made last night.....I used some new papers from DCWV called Colorful life - lovely art from Donna Estbrook ( I think that is right)....a very unusal card for me but I quite like it - it is also the first of my Valentines day cards.....



And that is it - I will probably be about number 100 and something but never mind it is not a contest it is fun!
Hugs to all you snoopy friends,
Cardarian

25 comments:

  1. You have some amazing stash on your very creative looking desk :)

    Is the sugar candy cane that I can spot real as well as the sweets??
    Have a happy WOYWW,
    Karen #65

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  2. Your black flower is beautiful. What a lovely card for Valentine's day!

    Sue xx 67

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  3. Nope you're not number 100, I am!! Love all your new goodies and it's always nice to have somewhere close to you you can go for lessons, or just a browse round. Very pretty and unusual card.

    Hugs
    Brenda 100

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  4. Ooh that looks a lovely shop and you managed to get even more lovely crafty stash. Thanks for sharing your desk and Happy Birthday to your dear Mum.
    JoZarty x

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  5. You are such a busy bee. Lovely new stash. I love the card too.
    A x

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  6. You kept busy. The card is pretty cool. 111

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  7. love the wall color. I am so afraid to put a strong color on the walls even though I think it looks great here.

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  8. I'll find you no matter where you are on the list!! You have been very busy, love all your stash on show today. Hope you had a good day at work, and get better sleep tonight!

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  9. You have some interesting storage solutions there. I have been looking for a good way to store my heat guns, and steel edged rulers, amonst other things, and the hanging rail looks a very good idea.

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  10. There is so much crafty goodness surrounding your desk! I would love to sit there and play for hours! The Valentine's card you have made is great! I like the look of those wood stamps you have out on the desk in the first picture of your desk!
    Happy WOYWW!
    xoxo Karen

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  11. So many crafty yummy goodies! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

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  12. Hi! Thanks for visiting me! You asked about the Suzi Blu stamps. They are made by Unity and you can get them all at http://www.eclecticpaperie.com/
    There are even some new ones coming soon that I have pre-ordered! I am in love with them!
    xoxo Karen

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  13. Thanks for the peek, lots going on for you as usual, In relation to the hearty clay i mentioned on my blog i got mine HERE and it looks like they ship worldwide.
    Thanks for visiting me
    Happy WOYWW {on thur!}
    Minxy #1

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  14. What fabulous flowers you have made - I love making flowers so off to see the technique you used.
    Glad you had some time with your mum - give her a hug from me for her belated birthday next time you go over.
    Hope the weather gets better for you.

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  15. Loved having a rummage around your very creative desk. I have dabbled with chalks a little ...hope you have fun. Thanks for the link to the tissue flowers ...they would work well on vintage for me.
    That is an amazing card ...I think a 'rock chick' would love to get it ...the black and red makes me think of Alice Cooper....love it xx

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  16. What a stunning card - clever you!!

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  17. We don't mind you having sweeties :-) Gorgeous card love black, white and red together. And another gorgeous card below ;-)
    Anne xx

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  18. lovely card, and fab new stash
    nice to meet you
    Debbi #39

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  19. So much yummy stash lurking on your desk.
    Sorry I am doing the rounds so late this week, but its been a crazy one!
    Tertia 110

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  20. Wow that looks like a great place to go for some lessons - lovely stash ~ Nicky 24

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  21. Love your work space. Looks like you have a lot of stash to work with. I like Martha Stewart punches!

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  22. Just popping back to say there is a little something on my blog for you here!

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  23. Wow, that's quite a theatrical looking card - love the black flower. Thanks for the reminder about Valentines day, I need to get some cards made for all the guys at work who will forget! xx

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  24. What a gorgeous card. I can't sleep either. Not from wanting to, but because I'm so busy. Hope all is well with you and I saw the video Doone did. That's pretty creative.

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  25. I have not visited your blog for a few weeks, and am so glad I made it back today! The card you made is lovely! Very dramatic!

    I will comment on the things below here, while I am commenting! lol Sleep? I almost forgot the meaning of sleep.

    Your purple card is lovely. Great job.

    I am in the USA and family from the UK, so I am fascinated with the pictures of Bath, etc. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Pat Smith

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