Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WOYWW, 3 cards

Hello my dear friends!

I am a bit late today - it is now a bit hectic here at the Cardarian house especially as I started physio this week! It is quite intense so I get really tired but at least I have a bit of the morning when I do my crafting! This time photos from my actual desk - I was crafting inside as we had a bit of rain last night! Sunny and warm now though! I guess all you girls and boys in England are happy to finally have some sunshine! ;-)
So to keep this to the point....here is my desk....
Left side pretty tidy ...not...... I must get a new pot for those pens and pencils - I can't possibly jam anymore in there...you can see some of Lawn Fawn string - embossing powder I used for cards I have been making and leftover paper I have colores with Dylusions.....


and here is the right side....stuff just piled up.....card, stamps, beads and other very useful junk.......


to show off that I have not been lazy even though my knee hurts here are some cards I have made recently...
This one is for my DBFs daughter - it is her birthday soon so this one is traveling to England....I used Hero Arts stamps and my new lovely summer Distress Inks.....


This one is for my mom - it will be her name day end of the month ( Martha) so this one is for her.... I have used a Crafty individuals stamp, various DPs and  some Flower Soft for the flower - I put some crystal beads on there just for the fun of it.....




And this one is for my daughter - her name day is tomorrow ( Anna) - she says I use too much pink on my cards so I made one for her with no pink......that butterfly is orange - it is the one I took off the latest Craft Stamper...the background was made with Dylusions I used 2 different embossing powders - the stamps are Hero Arts, a bit of raffia ( I am not sure that is the English word but that is the thing with the bow that looks like straw) and some Lawn Fawn twine...

So there - that is my "desk" for today - have a good snoop - I will be coming to see you later!
Lots of hugs to all of you
Cardarian

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WOYWW and a Disc -o - doll

Hello my dear friends!

First big apologies for not coming round to much of you - the reason is my knee is still hurting so I try to be good and stay away from the computer! I hope this pain goes away soon  I was hoping for a quicker healing but obviosly it takes longer or am I just very impatient?????
Anyway thank you for all the lovely get well wishes - they all help and make me happy! 
So what have I been doing whilst my leg is sitting on a pillow or a chair??? I didn't do much crafting but I can show off a disc - o - doll I have made! I was looking at the lovely doll Donna made and wondering if I could make something like a doll myself!  I was reading a very old 2002 Stampers Sampler and I found these disco - dolls in there - made with a CD! I thought to myself " oh that will be easy I can make that! " Yeh well I could make it but it wasn't easy - took me all day and you will see what a mess I made on my terrace - just to make a doll ( my DBF says it isn't even a doll it is a humpty dumpty - huh that boost my confidence!) 
Ok then prepare your snooping machines (eyes) and wizz around my desk which is not my desk really but my terrace table! Lunch Lady Jan do you see where your bunting is proudly displayed???? 
So my "desk".....


my desk when the doll was in the making....

more mess to be seen......

and finally my disc - o - doll.....

I used elements from Dylusions stamps but also a stamp from Alpha stamps - says ART for her hair - used some Bo Bunny DP and copics and stickles to glam her up.....this is the disc side but I made another side too....on this side I covered the cd and added some buttons  - also stickles!


Another look at my WOYWW....


If you want more of a snoop - if you haven't worn out your "snooping machine" get over to our HQ where Queen Julia will show you to more snoopy sites.....
Lots of hugs to all 
Cardarian
PS.: Donna and Jo as you can see there are 2 chairs free waiting for you to come and craft with me....it is just 29 deg C today so ideal for crafting...:-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WOYWW, a lovely week with friends and an op!

Hello my dear friends!

I haven't been active much as I had my knee operated on Sunday, just a day after my visitors left! I am doing ok - knee still hurts and it is swollen but if I will be a good girl, put ice on my knee and keep it up on a pillow I hope it will be better soon! 
Here is a post op photo of my knee


and another one - they drill two holes in your knee and clean out all the stuff that has broken off - looks simple but I don't think it is....



 
So to be honest I haven't done any crafting although I have been reading crafty books I got from Donna and Jo!

I loved the time I spent with Jo and Donna - it was the first time I sat down with crafters and had a right good chinwag about crafty things - also they have brought me so much lovely crafty stuff and taught me sooo much I am really grateful for everything - I had a lovely time and I hope they enjoyed the time here even though it was "stoncking" hot ha, ha.....we also had a good talk about personal things in our lives and I think our bonds are firm and nothing can break them! My love to both you girls!!
I will show you stuff I have done last week and my gifts.....

Here is a book we started making I haven't finished mine yet but as soon as this knee gets better I will be crafting away....we learned how to do backgrounds with starch spray and cling film....


As you can see I got the lovely new summer seasonal distress inks....YIPEEEEEEE!!!!!!! Thank you Jo!!!


Donna made me this gorgeous elephant - I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! It is right in front of my desk when I craft so Donna I will be looking at it all the time....



Look at this butterfly - one Jo gave me - beautiful.....



Here are is just a box full of various things I now have for my crafting - soooo happy....





Here is a page in my altered book that I have started I made under Donnas supervision....I don't know if the lovely layers of color and modelling paste will show but it is amazing I am telling you.....


 and as last a photo of all three of us .....

 Have a lovely week and a good snoop around the desks of the world - I will try to join you as much as I can but doctors orders is not much time on the computer!!!
Love and hugs to all of you...
Cardarian

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WOYWW, Greetings from Slovenia

Hello dear Bloggers!

Dolores, Jo and Donna are sharing this blogpost to show you that we are all in Ljubljana, having fun in Cardarians happy place where it is stonking hot (temperatures between 35 and 40 deg C) but it hasn't stopped us traveling and crafting!
Here is our workdesk, situated on the terrace and as you can see we are making 3X a mess.....and enjoying every minute! This is just a taster for you - more info soon....
If you want to join in on the snooping fun, please call in at our HQ at Julias stamping ground! 
Workdesk....
 Projects in the making......

Projects done......



FOOD......Donna cooked dinner.....

and the 3 looney crafters......



Love and hugs to all

Cardarian, Jozart, Donna.