Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WOYWW, ATC contemplating!

Hello my dear friends!

I am back for another snoop around desks called WOYWW - if you haven't heard about it  please fly over to the Stamping Ground where all the info on this subject is available - a very kind lady Julia will explain everything to you!
I am recovering from Easter holidays - huh too much food - ham, eggs, potica (a famous Slovene walnut cake) and of course chocolate! Cholesterol levels can go very high with this sort of diet and if you add spring tiredness you have a lovely combination for lazing around and turning into a sack of potatoes!
Even on the crafty side there is a bit of a lul after all those Easter cards! Huh!
But no worry I have found a new goal - ATCs for our anniversary of WOYWW! I saw Julia has started on them and probably a few others too - I am not sure - stilll contemplating what to make but what is in my head at the moment is what you will see on my desk!
So here is a straight forward look at my desk....

Yes I have made backgrounds with my new Lindsy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and now I am thinking of using various die cuts as focal points but I am not sure what else to add...
I have taken photos also of the very messy left side of my desk....

And of course the less messy right side of my desk...

and to top it up my couch that is still covered in stuff I used for my Easter cards - no will to tidy that up yet!

Oh yes I think I haven't showed this card yet....


This die is called Floral Fusion Cover Up (obviously because it covers up the whole front of a card) and I find that you can use it in many ways - this is a birthday card I made with it!
So now you know what I have been doing and what is new in my craft room!
I will love you and leave you now as I have to cook diner! Ooh well!
Have a lovely WOYWW evening - lots of snooping around and I will come to see you soon!
Lots of hugs to all of you
CARDARIAN


Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello my dear friends !

I am back again, didn't do WOYWW because I had a long day and wanted to finish off all my cards for Easter - I will show you my cards and also some little Easter baskets I have made for my friends at work...
Today is Good Friday - most of you people in England and Europe are starting your Easter holidays - we are not off today - will start our holidays tomorrow - actually just a prolonged weekend! The sun is out but I must say we are having a proper April this year with weather going from very warm and sunny to bitterly cold and windy and lots of showers! Still I am hoping that means I will have a lovely May in England :-) .
Okay lets get up to business then....
Here are my cards.....They are all photos from my phone....I have used various techniques, mostly coloring and die cutting - I still can't get myself to do the stenciling with modelling and embossing paste - it is quite messy and I have so little space on my desk - as I move my "workspace" to the terrace I guess I will start on that sort of technique...

I am having a bit of a love affair with dies and die cutting as you can see on this card....



Next up is die cutting and coloring....ohhh these cute bunnies....


This card is a bit of a modern approach - I like Debbie Hughs cards so sometimes I try to go a bit into a more CAS way but still - it is so hard not to put an embelishment on....

These 2 cards are one of my favourite - The background on one of them is embossed and then lightly tapped with various TH DI, the other is just watercolor painting and both have added die cuts...The hollyhocks die is one of my favorites at the moment!!!







This chic is really cheeky!!!Makes you happy just to look at it!


These 2 cards are made with Graphic 45 papers - it was a tough call cutting into them but totally worth it as they are just sooo beautiful!





All of these cards will be entered into a challenge at MAVELU internet craft shop - their challenge is Easter so I think my post totally suits the challenge!
As last I would like to show you my little Easter baskets - they were my first - I am not really a paper crafter but I think I did well....





Yes of coarse there are chocolate eggs in them!


Thats all folks - see you next week - have a lovely Easter - enjoy time with your family and friends!
Lots of love, hugs and Easter blessings to all,
CARDARIAN

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WOYWW, I am back with cards!

Hello my dear bloggy friends!

I have been away from WOYWW for a very long time...I think it is the longest I have been away from blogging since I started! There have been many reasons I was away - between work, trying to sort out my pension, my mom being ill, and a tragedy that has struck our family recently - my moms brothers house burned down and my auntie died in the fire - my uncle has now been left without a wife, a home and everything really at the age of 88! How sad is that? On top of all these things my health hasn't been very well and my DBF has been suffering with bad pains in his knee! I will be honest I could some Wednesdays write the WOYWW post but I know I couldn't come back to any of you kind people that comment because I am just so busy so week after week it was the same! I hope that after all these bad times things can now just go to better - I am still an optimist! I hope I will be able to resume my regular blogging!
So what have I been making all this time I have been away you ask??? Lots and lots of cards! Actually sometimes I think that is what keeps me going.....My desk at the moment is very clean - I mean clear as I cleaned it yesterday after I made a card for my friend Donna from Doings of Doone. She won't be looking at my blog because she will be away this week so I can show the card!

 It is made with all the "elements" of  "modern cards" - bits of paper - some was from a paper pad some I made myself, then there is vellum, sequins and die cuts! It is hard to decide when to stop adding things - maybe I went to far with the embellishments but I wanted it to be a happy card! 
These are photos from my phone so not very good but I have a few taken with my proper camera you will get to see them too...
So this is something I made for my boss who has celebrated her 10th anniversary working in our library -  I made this wall hanging for her to remember .....we are librarians so books in piles are a must! :-)



Here is a card I made for somebodies 50th birthday...a friend of mine asked me to make it....



My boss also got married this spring so I made a card for her wedding - I used a Julie Nutting doll stamp and then "dressed" her up as a bride - I really liked that card - one of the nicest I have made this year....





The picture isn't very good here is a close up.....


and the dress.....



So that was the wedding card and now I will just show you 2 more....one I made for my nephew - he is into trains and it was his birthday......



 And here is one of my Easter cards.... I will show more of them every day this week....

This is not a card but it is a photo I took today in our faculty garden and I just love that sun shining on those bright yellow flowers.....

Have a lovely week and I will try to get to as much of you as possible! I better sign up soon  at Queen Julias headquarters now otherwise the clock will strike midnight and I will turn in to a mouse.....
Love and hugs to all of you...
Cardarian