Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WOYWW and how dangerous crafting can be!

Good morning lovely blogers!

How are you on this lovely Wednesday morning?? Aren't we lucky with this lovely autumn weather??? Indian summer they call it! Very nice!
So let me tell you a little story how I almost burned down the kitchen.....It was a usuall morning I was rushing around doing 10 things at a time and so amoung other things I thought I would have a fried egg...I put the oil in the pan turned the gas on and went into my craft room just to put a punch away.....then I saw my art journal and started thinking about what I should put on it and one thing led to another when suddenly there was this really weird smell.....Oh dear I have something going on in the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep the oil was on fire and smoke was everywhere! I ran out on the terrace with the pan so the fire was put out ( you are not suppose to put water on it as you make it worse!), after 2 days I am still airing out the smell and the pan went into the bin! So the lesson here is DON'T GO INTO YOUR CRAFTROOM WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING GOING ON IN THE KITCHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Huh!!!
Onto crafting this month is engagements, weddings, birthdays so I keep on doing that and can't really get up to my journaling - well I did a few pages and I thought I took pictures of them but when I downloaded stuff from my camera this morning the photos weren't there so you will see them in my next post.....still at least I do have my cards all documented so here is my stuff.....
One of my daughters friends got married and I made two cards so she could choose - it was an autumn wedding so on one I used punched leaves - the papers are all TH kraft Coordination's....love that paper...


This one is similar but I used the the free stamp from the Craft Stamper and the masking technique...I liked both but because the colors were brighter on the punched one my daughter chose that one!
Next up is a card that is a bit unusual but still I think quite interesting.....my friend has a friend who's daughter has just been engaged to a Mexican.....sooo how do you express Slovenia - Mexico on a card.....huh a bit of a job but I cracked it  - you can be the judge of it....Anyway as you can see we have the Mexican and Slovene flag - two birds kissing with a ring in the middle and lots of gold flakes (another one of my new GOLDEN products - love that stuff)  which for some reason reminds me of  Mexico - must be something to do with the Indian Inka Gold.....the sentiment is bilingual of course too - Slovene and Spanish ( no I don't speak Spanish but my daughter does! Huh!) 
And of course my desk of this morning is coming up......very messy as always....

I am making a birthday card for an old lady....I know I should have used more autumn colors but when you are 88 you probably want something to brighten your day.....


And here is an overall look.....


Ok I think I am done now.....I wish you all a pleasant snoop around the worlds crafting desk, enjoy the lovely days we have and keep crafting!
Lots of hugs to all of you
Cardarian

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WOYWW, a card for a newborn and......

Good morning my dear friends!

I haven't managed to do the rounds last week which I must apologise for .....it was a busy week and I just didn't have any free time! I had a few rush jobs for cards, I went to a course about acrylic paints, I had to get the plumber back because my radiator in the bathroom was leaking so lots went on but now I hope I will finally have a peaceful rest of the week so time to snoop around the worlds desks gathered at Queen Julia!
Let me just show you last week in photos.....
First I finished last weeks card and it turned out like this.....
I went to this really great seminar on Acrylic paints. I never went to any art school or anything so I don't know much about acrylics, oil paints, watercolor anything.....one of our art shops organized this seminar and I thought I better go and learn - I think it was one of the most useful courses I have went to in years! It was for the use of Golden acrylics which are very expensive but for special effects I guess it is worth splashing out the money! The mediums, gels,  pastes and additives that are available today makes you think artists can do anything these days - whatever pops into their head they can do it with all the stuff available! Here are a few photos I took at the seminar....




Our teacher in the apron.....


and some presentation material.....




A new technique I will use in my art journal.....


Here is my "collection of GOLDEN acryilics stuff.....





and here is my desk of this morning......I made a card for our dean's daughter - she just had a baby boy....


Here is the card in normal light - not a glaring table light.............

So there that  is me done....I hope you enjoyed my weekly tour....I really don't know what is going on but these Wednesdays really seem to come around so quick! They should get a speeding ticket!
Lots of hugs to all of you and I will be seeing you on my rounds....
Cardarian

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WOYWW, 14th September 2011

Good morning my dear friends!

How are you all doing?? I hope everybody is well and happy! I seem to be back on track with my crafting although I must admit I did more ironing this week then crafting...I am now finished with all that domestic nonsense and I can now enjoy dabbing, coloring and generally crafting away! We are still enjoying summer weather but the forecast is that next week we will fall flat on our face right into winter -  even a few snowflakes are possible - I will let you know about that! Anyway back to my desk - it is messy as always -I was making a card for my aunt (she is 83) using Copics - I had to get them out as I haven't used them in a while and I wonder if they haven' t all went dry - they didn't so I managed to do a bit of coloring! The stamp is from Crafty Individuals - I love their vintage stamps ! I cut into some DP (huh heartbreaking) and I found a matching ribbon!
So here is my desk of this morning.....



A close up of what is going to be a card! A few Pitt pens and Copics.....






And an overal look of my messy desk - I am really doing something about that - I think I will do some changes this weekend! I have no space !!!!


This is short and sweet today I will be back to show my finished card later....
Have a lovely day, have a lovely snoop, enjoy life!
Lots of hugs to all of you,
Cardarian

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

YIPEEEEEE!!! YIPEEEEEE!!!! YIPEEEEEEE!!!! I got a mosh book!!!!!

Good morning to all you Craftyfolk!

How is your day??? Sunny and bright and warm as mine or cold and miserable??? Well I hope that whatever the weather outside you feel well and happy inside! I do because yesterday when I came home from work a brown package was in my mailbox! And this is what was inside:




YIPEEEEE!!!!!!!! Donna sent this lovely mosh book ( nr. 2 Sketch on the go) to me and I don't even know why I deserved it but it made me sooooo happy - honestly when she was making this one in the video I secretly really wished I could have it and as you can see sometimes wishes do come true! THANK YOU SO MUCH DONNA I am really happy!!!! Love it, love it, love it! 


But that wasn't all that was waiting for me yesterday - a little note from the postman was left there asking me to pick up something from the post office - obviosly he couldn't put all the stuff in the mailbox....so what was it ???  Well a few days ago I ordered some watersoluble oil pastels from Caran' dache from a shop called Artifolk and it came in like 3 days - amazing! I have a question though for all you arty people out there.....are these pastels permanent after they dry?? There is no video about them on the internet except an advert but that isn't very helpful! I need some info so if anybody has used them let me know all about them!

Not finished yet.....I managed to make a card - it is for a longtime penpals birthday and I tried to cram in a lot of symbolism in the card - I think he will get it! I did a lot of stamping, collage, I used Distress Stains for the first time on a card - they are great for making backgrounds! Anyway here is my card!

And just to remind you that autumn is coming although the temperatures in our country are not saying that yet a shoebox my friend Anna gave me full of the gifts of nature....lovely red and white grapes and very tasty pears - all grown in a clean environment with nothing sprayed on them!


Have a lovely day, see you all tomorrow, gathered at the crafty round table of our Queen Julia!
Hugs to all of you,
Cardarian

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WOYWW, the new bathroom and journal pages

Hi Everybody!

I am back now for good - I had 2 weeks of bathroom renovating and one week of holidays with friends at the seaside - that didn't go very well as we all caught a bug and were very ill almost all week! Still I am better now, my friends have flown back to England and yes I have a bathroom!!! YIPEEEEEEE!!!!! 
I was suppose to show pictures before I left for the holiday but I was under such stress those days what with the bathroom just being done - the whole flat needed to be cleaned from top to bottom as there was dust everywhere - my building is made of concrete so you can imagine I had a building site right there in my flat! Luckily my friend Vesna helped me with the cleaning so that it was all clean and ready when my guests arrived! I didn't have time for blogging as there was so much going on but now I am back to normal so my dear friends and followers you will hear from me more often!
On the crafty side I haven't done much - I did start a new journal - just prepared a few pages and this week I intend to make a few cards, get back in the crafty mode! 
Let me start with my bathroom......shower...



toilet....


radiator....

and basin.....there will be a proper miror and some cupboards soon but at the moment it is as it is......


So there - that is the bathroom.....here are some journal pages I have been preparing....


close up - I played with a bit of gold....

for this page I bought some weird paper in Italy it has great texture....I am not sure what I will do with it yet but this is a start....

And at last here is my desk - pretty boring .....bought a new distress ink faded jeans - I didn't have that one yet - I should probably be buying the new stains but they seem to disapear from our shops as soon as they appear! My craft room is a big mess at the moment I am thinking of some changes but I don't know what to do - honestly I have so much stuff I must make a change!Will report on that in the near future!


Have a lovely day, enjoy the snoop - I will be around your desk too!
Hugs to all of you,
Cardarian