Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WOYWW, More confirmation cards, another lovely ATC and some new stuff!

Hello lovely friends!

Back for another WOYWW and this time it is WITH our Queen Julia! Boy was that a shock when there was no where to link to and the news that our lovely leader is stuck in a foreign hospital! Ah we were lost!
But she is back now hopefully improving and yes already talking about a Christmas card marathon???? Really!!??? So, so happy to have our lovely queen Julia back you were really missed!!!!!! Lots of hugs to you and get well wishes!
My back is still the same no improvement, but I am struggling and trying to live a fairly normal life - yesterday I actually went on a trip with our faculty to Austria....but I will talk about that in a minute - first I should show you what I have been making and my desk!
I have been making confirmation cards! I made a really nice one which I didn't take a picture of - dahhh!!!
And here are the other 2.....again using my watercolor background techniques....







Then I made another one with the same color combo, blue, white and silver....


and here is my desk with a lovely ATC I just recieved from Zoe from Craftygasheadzo.....thank you so much for sending that lovely ATC - it was so nice to recieve a surprise letter!!!

and also on my desk is something new....stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps!


So that is the crafty bit of my post today and here is just an interesting thing from my trip to Austria yesterday - we went to see this thing called Pyramidenkogel - the highest wooden contruction in the world....



Here is what you see from the top...

and this is proof I have been up there....it was a bit scary I admit......



Ok that is it for today....oh no not yet!
A very lovely friend of mine Jo is celebrating her birthday today and I would like to wish her all the best! Have a lovely day and eat cake! :-) Lots of hugs are being sent to you from Slovenia!
And of course hugs to all of you bloggy friends out there from
CARDARIAN

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WOYWW, Watercolor madness and a lovely ATC from Debbie!

Hello and Good evening my dear friends!

I am a bit late posting - I was working till late and then rushed off to a craft shop to get some watercolor pans! Why you ask? Because I have gone watercolor mad! I signed up for this online watercolor class and I think I really like these techniques so I needed to gear up for them! I have been deciding which ones to buy - there are so many watercolor mediums you can buy pencils, pans, tubes, distress inks...but somehow I always liked the pans so I went for that - ages ago I bought a set of Van Gogh watercolors but I didn't have all the colors I would want so I went and bought new colors but also went a notch up and but the most professional ones called Rembrandt from Talens - ah the pigments are just amazing - you just have to give the pan the tinyest touch with the brush  and you get this amazing rich color which you can spread out so easily and still have that rich color - really enjoying this! In the next few days I will be playing with my new stuff and will show you what I have been doing but for now just have a look at all my watercolors...Those tiny pans are my new ones - love, love, love the colors!


I also found this new die for a dove - I need one for my confirmation cards - people keep asking for them so I had to get another die so the cards are not all the same - as you know I do not make 2 cards identical!
Next I would like to show you a lovely tag and atc with a lovely note from DEBBIE from Tattered Rocks,
Thank you so much Debbie I was so surprised and happy to recieve this lovely gift.....





So that is all from me at the moment I will come back later in the week and show you what I made but as I am quite late I will make this short and sweet.

I have just found out that Julia has been taken ill in Spain on holidays so there is no WOYWW today! So sorry to hear the bad news and I guess if all the WOYWWers wish her well she will soon be feeling better!
My dear Julia thinking of you and I hope you get well soon!
Lots and lots of hugs to all my dear friends .
Cardarian

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WOYWW, Starting another year with a messy desk and a card!

Hello my dear friends!

I am so sorry I haven't been around desks this week - since I came back to Slovenia I have been so busy and also suffering with really bad backache! So fed up with this pain all the time! I guess it is old age but still you just think enough is enough! Ok no more moaning!
First of all I would like to thank everyone who gave an ATC to Julia for me - a big thank you - unfortunatly I haven't recieved them because I left for Slovenia before they arrived to my DBFs! So they are now probably in his house but nobody is there to pick up the mail! I will get them eventually - no worry!
Thank you to Julia who has sent them - the Royal Mail didn't deliver in time! Huh!
I sent off the ATCs, to a few who haven't attended the crop - I should have sent them from England but I ran out of time so I have sent them all from Slovenia - they will arrive soon I hope!
That is all of the WOYWW5 business so now lets move on to the next year! Here is my really messy desk!
I have been dabbling with watercoloring lately - I signed up for an online course for cardmakers which is really helpful but I am not really a very talented watercolorist ( is that even a word???) - hence the water and paint brushes on my desk ......







Here is a card I made for one of my cousins kids for their confirmation!
With this card I am playing along with two Slovene challenges:
Craftalnica - they want you to use Slovene words on your card - either a stamp or other - I used a die by Najlepši par and I will show this in their gallery too..
and MAVELU june challenge they want you to do something out of the box - out of your comfort zone and the watercoloring for me is definitly out of my comfort zone....







The background is watercoloring and so is the die cut flower - it is a Memory box die but I cut it out with watercolor paper and then colored it! The other die cuts are Spellbinders! I die cut a few of those words and then stacked them one on top of the other so it looks thicker.
I hope to be able to get round to you WOYWWers this week - I think I might finally have a few hours of free time so I can hop around! Thank you to all of you girls who commented last week - I will try to get back to you too!
Have a lovely week and enjoy your crafting!
Lots of hugs to all of you,
CARDARIAN