Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WOYWW, Spring

Hello my bloggy friends!

I have been away for 2 WOYWWs - ha, ha it seems that time is now measured in WOYWWs! I was in England visiting my DBF - it was his birthday so lots of stuff was going on - a few parties, went to London to see David Hockneys exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts and also an enjoyable evening at the Queens Theatre with Les Miserables....one day went down to Hastings for the famous fish and chips and a few trips to crafty shops! Also went through a horrible cold! Huh!
I haven't managed to do much crafting since I came back as I had to jump into full time ( rather overtime) work plus I have physiotherapy every day for the next couple of weeks - soooooo painful! But I guess if I still want to be able to walk I better be good! 
Anyway let me show you a few things on my desk.....

Yes what you see there are the TH Distress Markers - by some luck I was able to purchase them and bring them back home with me - all sorts of crafty bits and bobs on show - I was quite happy with my shopping ha, ha....
Here is another closer look...

This is a shot of my desk this morning - a bit of a mess - I made a card for a friend who was celebrating becoming an honorary professor but of course I forgot to take a picture of the card! Huh!


And now a few photos from my galavanting around England....David Hockneys exhibition.... love, love, love the colors!!!!


Les Mis.....


Fortnum and Mason....bought a jubilee tea caddy - ha, ha very turisty! Boooo say the English! I can here you.....still the stuff they have in there - I could buy the whole shop!


Hastings....... love this little girl strutting down the beach....


and a view of the burnt down pier......


and as last two cards I made before I left.....one is a Valentines card my daughter wanted me to make for her boyfriend with NO pink or red! How hard is that to make?????? Valentines and nothing red or pink??? Madness....but I did it!




And a card for one of my friends in England......it is something I will enter into the Crafty Individuals challenge - Spring!




And yes spring has come we have lovely sunshine and quite warm too - not even any frost on the car this morning!
Have a lovely day - a lovely week - enjoy the snoop around the desks - that will be my only job today when I get home - desk hoping!
Lots of hugs to everybody,
Cardarian
PS: I went to Crafty Individuals blog for the challenge and the collection is already closed - ha, ha missed that one then - never mind I knew I was late but didn't realise I was too late!



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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WOYWW, a LIM Valentine

Hello and good morning to everybody!

We are having a very cold morning - still no snow but the temperatures are about  -8 deg C and we have a very strong wind blowing from the north so cold, cold, cold! I haven't been around  much of you last week as I was busy running around doctors as I finally had my MR scan and I needed to get some answers why I am still in so much pain....well they found out 2 things are pestering me - one is the injury from when I fell into that pot hole on the pavement and the other is a degenerative disease called Osteoarthritis....together they make a lovely combination of pain and suffering! And not much can be done about it! So I haven't had very good news this week! Still I will try to stay positive and at least do some things to prevent it getting worse! I won't go on about it today but I will write a post about it some other day! Today of course we have to show our busy or not so busy desks! Well mine hasn't been too busy this week still I do have a few things to show....
Here is my messy desk.....the right hand side of it.....


and here is the left hand side.......


In the middle you can see a card I have made for Less is more (LIM) - the challenge is a sketch - I really made it simple - used 2 different washi tapes, a mini ric rac ribbon and I stamped a heart cut it out and covered some of it with Glossy accents....added a sentiment and Bobs your uncle as you English say the card was done!

 


Here are my two boxes of  tapes ......





and as last I will show you my clean desk - this is as clean as it gets - after I have taken the pictures above I tidyed up and this is the result....


Ok then I hope you enjoyed the snoop, there is much more to see at our HQ where Queen Julia is in command! 
Have a lovely day and  I will be swinging by!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian