Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WOYWW and Culture Day!

Hello and a very good day to everybody!

We are having a cold -12 deg C morning but the sun is coming out and we will probably get up to -5 deg C during the day! My poor mom had - 20 deg C !!!! It is Cultural Day in Slovenia - I think none of the European countries celebrates culture as we do - actually having a holiday! I guess the fact that we are such a small nation (only 2 million of us) makes us very protective of our culture! There is a big up rise at the moment because the cultural ministry has been incorporated in some other ministry but I think that as long as they still support culture it doesn't matter if there is a minister there or not! What is Cultural Day? On this day our biggest poet France Prešeren died and to honor him and all the people who work and contribute to our culture we celebrate this day with free concerts, theater plays, museum and art galleries are all open free to the public today, there are lots of literature evenings with various authors and poets! So a fun holiday! And here is the man we owe it all to - France Prešeren!


So I thought I would say something about that but now we are back to the usual WOYWW business.... I think this past week should have a speeding ticket! It went so fast I just can't believe we are back on Wednesday again! Huh! I was working a lot at work but also squeezed a bit of crafting in! 
So lets start with the big mess on my desk which didn't come from me doing crafting but it came from me trying to find something that was in the deep depths of a corner on my shelf.....



All I wanted was to get that box out where I have some little ink pads which I wanted for my LIM card....


That is the desk bit now I have a few things to show....This week I have been making a sort of "liquorice allsorts"..... I have been  dabbling with different styles.....first up is my LIM card....very simple....I stamped with my small ink pad, then quickly covered the ink with clear embossing powder so I don't just have the color aqua but also the effect of aqua.....







Then I made a card for Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the challenge is Make it a guy thing! I must admit this is not much stamping - most of it is collaged from a Graphic 45 paper pad but still I like this guy....
And as last something I have put a lot of effort in .....a Valentines card for my DBF...
 I started off with the background, gessoed, painted over with red and gold GOLDEN paint...then I stamped the cages with a Prima stamp. I die cut the TH Birdcage heat embosssed with gold embossing powder - did all the jewelry bits - I also die cut a heart which you can see in the cage - I covered that with clear embossing powder to give it a bit of a shine! I added the die cut locket and a bit of bling! The sentiment is computer generated....huh - even writing about it took a while....anyway here it is....( I went out on the terrace on -12 deg C to take this picture)

  here is some detail.....


So now I am finished - I hope you all have a good snoop and be sure I will be snooping around too!
Lots of hugs to everybody
Cardarian

41 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards as always. Brrrrrr I thought it was cold here this morning at -3!
    Stay warm and creative.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  2. Looks like you have been really busy Dolores... your LIM card looks fabulous!
    Those squares are a great idea,
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Wonderful cards, love the simple embossed panels on your LIM, and glad to see I am not the only one who pulls everything out to find something (trouble is putting it all back!!!)
    Diane
    Thanks for sharing your Cultural Day info, it was very interesting.

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  4. Fabulous production of cards.... you've really been busy. Love the mess too. Just waiting to leave for the airport. Will Skype when I get home.
    Love JoZarty x

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  5. You have been busy, even if some of it was just looking for stuff! I do that ALL the time. Love all the detail on the Valentine's Day card. Happy WOYWW!

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  6. Hi Hun
    im sure the weeks go quicker each year! beautiful cards, luv your LIM one, Thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x (56)

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  7. Brrrr is right. We have a really cold wind today, it's bitter outside. Absolutely love your cards, all of them! have a great day.

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  8. Gorgeous cards, they are all lovely. Its pretty cold here too, well below freezing!! I don't know if you realize but your original link on Julia's blog takes you to an October WOYWW post on your blog? I found you from my favourites :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #90

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  9. thanks for sharing the Cultural Day info and your cards have a great WOYWW

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  10. ...lovely cards and love your wooden WOYWW stand...have a fab week...Mel :) #63

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  11. Wow - busy times...love the red colours! Celebrate your culture with pride and in style before we get told we are all just European!!! Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

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  12. Thanks for the peak of your desk on this WOYWW.

    Now there’s me thinking it’s cold here at -1. I hope you manage to say inside and warm and have fun with your craft stash, which it looks like you’re already doing.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  13. What an intersting post
    Super card Cardarian

    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  14. Great cards, love the LIM one esp., well done :) Viv xx

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  15. Love your cards, especially the first one - very elegant and a beautiful colour of blue. I like the culture day, very civilised to celebrate your national poet.
    Ann B
    #50

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  16. Super cards, great colours. Brrrgh sounds very cold where you are! Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to be nosey, & peek at some more desks! Zo x 83, well I was when last looked, it keeps changing!

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  17. Wonderful cards, love the embossed heart in the birdcage fab!!! I have been visiting you on WOYWW and i cant believe I had not joined your blog, so I have joined today, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x x

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  18. Thanks for a great snoop ... so much work on those cards ...loads of wonderful details. xx
    We really could do with a culture day too

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  19. Such lovely projects - clever you. x Jo

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  20. A lovely collage card for a man, thankyou for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Meggymay

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  21. Sweet card with the blue flower - very simple and pretty :) We've seen how low your temperatures have been, your poor mum must have been freezing...
    Hugs, LLJ #56 xx

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  22. You've been very creative, your pieces are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  23. Wow, those are great cards. Your friend is going to be delighted to receive such a beautiful card.
    Hope you have warmed up now!

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  24. I like the guy card. Very hard to ever cut into that G45 paper.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Aeryn (#37)

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  25. Hi,
    your Cultural Day sounds amazing, your work space looks crammed full of goodies, and I really love your cards!
    Happy WOYWW
    emilyx

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  26. Amazing work love your workspace!

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  27. wow that is too cold for me, you may keep it. love your cards and your desk is very busy
    Bridget #51

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  28. Desk envy...... your cards are great.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay
    #129

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  29. What a gorgeous collage!!! I love this for a guy. For me, I stuggle with collages, so I really love the effort you have put into this one!
    Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

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  30. Hi again,
    Glad those water soluble oil pastels caught your attention. I am really pleased with the way they are working.

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  31. Wow you have been busy love the valentines card.Hoping all this inspiration im seeing will bring my mojo back,but have to say burried under the snow we had here at the weekend.Snow flurries yesterday and today forecast more snow here in uk -12 we have recorded here thats cold for us!!
    Have a creative week Happy woyww
    judex4

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  32. Lovely projects especially in such chilly weather - love your LIM card

    Kathyk

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  33. Oh I love the valentine, and your dedication at minus 12 to let us see it!! Your story about emptying the shelf to get at an ink pad is all too familiar, I do it a lot with clear stamps! Argh! Hope you enjoyed some culture for your day off, what a marvellous way to celebrate cultural roots.

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  34. arrgghh I'm in sheffield,

    but Jo will be back soon and we can plan the trip to see you...

    dxxxx

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  35. Great cards, nasty weather! I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing my snooping today,
    Hope you have a great week x Lou x @#103

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  36. Lovely cards... and the Valentine is gorgeous... please can I steal your design for my DH?

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  37. hiya gorgeous, yes of course, join in with the postcards whenever you want. You will love Les Mis, we saw it 2 years ago. last night we saw 'we will rock you' it was all kinds of amazing. x

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  38. Lots of goodies for us to see this week and I do love your collage. Everything is lovely but that is somehow my favourite.
    It's cold here in the UK today but not as cold as where you are. Brrr..
    Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet 195 (very late this week)xx

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  39. great looking desk. Love all the cards and stuff. Enjoy the concerts etc. Sorry I am so late getting around but it was such a busy week in my life!
    Just a reminder about the blog candy...I have had such a favorable response that I have decided to increase the number of possible winners of prizes! Everyone is eligible cause I will ship overseas too! Vickie #50

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  40. Your cards are super awesome! Especially love the one with the bird cage.

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  41. Thank you so much for allowing me to lift your card design!! My version is on my blog here if you would like to see it. http://scraphappenshere.blogspot.com/2012/02/canvas-and-valentine-card.html
    hugs from Annette

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