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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WOYWW - Christmas cards and a christening card!

Good morning my dear friends!

How are you this gloomy morning?? Well it is gloomy here - autumn has kicked in - not temperature wise but the dark gloomy days have come! Still I guess that does give us time to sit inside and make cards ( well maybe!). Anyway today is Wednesday and WOYWW - I have missed last weeks but I am back now with my desk which is not very interesting and my first lot of Christmas cards! I don't feel Christmassy at all but a crafter has to do what a crafter has to do! Huh!
So to kick off lets look at my ever so boring desk....there is so little room now that I really have to tidy up after every card I make otherwise I can't do anything - how did it get this way I just don't know !

What you can see is a few ink pads from Simon Says Stamp - I have been wanting Doll Pink and Mint for ages and I have them now - then there is some mirror card which I have used on a Christmas card and is still hanging around and there is a beginning of a new card which I have used a cover up die on and you can see here

You will have to wait till my next post to see what happens with it....he, he just like a TV series..a cliff hanger at the end! :-)
Well don't worry I have plenty of cards for you to get some inspiration...I hope...

So number one.....kraft, white and silver combo.... dies from Simon Says Stamp, a bit of stamping and pearls and an embossing folder for the background....

Next up red, silver and white combo - two dies - another Simon Says Stamp and the lovely poinsettia die is from our Slovene company Najlepši par....

Washi tape card up next...I have so much washi tape and I think a few cards like this might make me use up just a little bit....why did I buy so much washi tape anyway??? The word die is from the Frantic Stamper...

Yes and here is another one that follows the similar pattern but is made with a wash of watercolors...the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and it is covered in glitter glue....simple but I like it!

This last one is a "proper" Christmas one....I did a background with a TH stencil and TH DI Mustered Seed! Then I put vellum over it and then die cut the manger and sentiment in gold mirror card....

And here is my last card for today it was made for a friend who's little grandson TIM was christened last week . I used the same TH stencil for the background - vellum also and lots of bling - I must admit it is one of my favourite cards for a christening - the sentiment is also from Najlepši par ! The stamp for the baby cot is from France but I have no clue what make - it was a gift from my daughter! The cross is a Spellbinders die!

So there - that is all from me today! I will now hook up to the main office - Stamping Ground and you should too if you want to show the world what is on your desk and also want to have a snoop around other desks!
I wish you a lovely day and week! Keep crafting and enjoying it!
Lots of hugs to all,


  1. Lovely cards Dolores but i am in love with the first one especially.
    Yep, autumn has arrived and so has my central heating. LOL
    Hugs, Neet 29 xx

  2. Krasne so,
    vsaka po svoje pričara svojo zgodbo
    lp Tamara

  3. I love the first two of your Christmas cards, the tree one especially. Gorgeous!! And ooh, the suspense of the glittery shapes - what's it going to be?? You're such a tease!!
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  4. Oh Wow, oh wow, oh wow...loving all the cards. I agree, the days are too short now. I want spring back. Happy WOYWW Peg R #44

  5. Hi Dolores, gorgeous cards- love all your Christmas ideas. I too find it hard to do Christmas before Christmas, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #36 xx

  6. Raznolike tehnike, raznoliki izdelki. Lusno.

  7. Beautiful cards Dolores, they're all fantastic. Autumn is definitely here too, the temps have dropped dramatically, this weekend will have a low of 37F or 2C which is very cold for the time of year. This summer I have been tracing a friends family in Croatia, from a village close to Samobor, his GFather emigrated to the US in 1910. We also have a young Engineer at work for three weeks from one of our vendors in Europe and he is also from Croatia, so he helped me with the pronunciation of the Croatian places. He tried to get me to pronounce Ljubliana too but I failed miserably, lol!

    Brenda 48

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! and a very dramatic view of your desk with the light just hitting one spot.

    Krisha #16

  9. Nice cards. WOYWW is certainly reminding me that my Christmas cards should be under way by now!
    Kate #68

  10. Well I'm loving your cards such great designs. Yes it's getting gloomy here too, lights are going on much earlier. Take care Zo xx 57

  11. They are all so beautiful, Delores, but my favourite has to be the washi tape one. I must get some of that, and the sentiment is great, too - I love that font. Have a lovely week, Chris # 23

  12. Lovely cards, and happy WOYWW. I hope I will remember to come back and see the mystery one finished, it looks gorgeous.

    Cazzy x #70

  13. Great cards, love the first tag one especially. Lots to see on your desk. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #41x

  14. Wow Dolores! These cards are awesome! I love the first one (kraft & silver) and the color wash one particularly, but they are all lovely!
    Thanks for letting me peep over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.

  15. Hi Dolores
    yes its been a while .... how you doing?
    I am in total awe of your cards they are all so different, such a lot of work, I think the washi tape and the tag one are my favourites. the weather has been horrible here too Autumn has arrived with a bump.
    At least we have a good excuse to stay in and craft
    janet #15

  16. Love the cards! That word die is perfect - I have the font and have cut it on the Cricut/Craft Robo and it always looks good but is particularly pretty with just that phrase. And the washi tape background is great too - who DOESN'T have a ton of that stuff?? :)

    And I so wish I had snagged a WOYWW stand from Julia when they were on offer. Silly me....

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (4)

  17. Well done you - fabulous cards.. I need to get started too, maybe tomorrow! mustn't get distracted by anything else... Helen 3

  18. What gorgeous cards, and I love that sparkly tree. Beautiful.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #32

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