Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WOYWW, Crafty Templates and an Anniversary

I'll be brave and show the state of my desk in a minute but first up is the wedding anniversary card I made to send to Hubby's Bro and SiL.
It's really simple because things are hectic (again) The glittery heart is hand cut then topped with burgundy Stickles and Glossy Accents, The fancy heart is a Rub-On from Cosmo Cricket and they are then mounted onto squares of embossed (Cuttlebug tiny hearts) burgundy and dull silver cardstock. The greeting is also matted on silver then fixed to the burgundy grosgrain ribbon.

Do you think I'm getting better at white space? lol lol
The October Crafty Templates have a Autumn-meets-Monsters theme.For those who are into all the Hallowe'en stuff there's plenty to inspire, but those same templates would be fab for kid's cards - and I'm sure I'll be bringing them out again when I need cards for my younger nephews. The other templates in the set are lovely Autumnal ones, and I'll show what I made with those next time, but here's my Spooky Stuff card for starters:
The card blank is shimmery midnight blue stardream card from PDA Woodward - lovely stuff.
I've used lots of things from Leo's wonderful Goodies Kit on my cards this time - I must say that this kit is fab - the papers are wonderful and I need to source more of them to add to my shopping list!
I cut a big aperture in the front of my card so that I could use the owl paper behind it and have one of the spiders hanging on a thread in the aperture (it was going to be on shirring elastic but I couldn't find any). I used more of the templates for the ghosties and the pumpkins, and added some googly eyes for the spiders.
If you'd like to know more about Crafty Templates and the Crafty Goodies click HERE

Now on to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and I'm being very brave here as there are TWO pictures for you to say "Oh my goodness, how can anyone work in THAT mess" about! I don't mind - it's something I say to myself too, every time I look at it!
If you want to find out more about WOYWW, click HERE - you'll find lots of links to other crafters' work areas and it's always fun to have a good mooch about in there!

Okay, take a deep breath!

If you're wondering what I'm busy working on, it's one of the display albums that I've had orders for - they are for Christmas presents and I'm trying to get them made nice and early so I can send them to my customer and cross that item off my "to-do" list. I have a very bad, lifelong habit of leaving everything to the last minute......

Anyway, I need to get on with something else I've left to the last minute now, so must get on with that and catch up with the blog-hopping and general "nosey-parkering" later! lol

Thanks for popping in to the Waffle-zone

17 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely Anniversary card Kathy...very stylish honey. hee hee at your desk today!!! There is no way mine is going up today tho as its worse than worse XXX

airing cupboard crafts said...

Beautiful annivesary card Kathy. I love the halloween card it's fantastic.

Your desk looks fine to me...you still have a bit of room to work lol

Laura x

Linda Elbourne said...

Loving the anniversary card and the little book you are making looks fabulous ... a really productive work space ... always a pleasure to see :0)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it looks glorious in your room! I don't think your desk is particulalry messy at all. And guess what...if allyour storage boxes weren't see through, nobody would bat an eyelid at the busy scene. I should know, mine's all behind sliding doors..it's only ever the desk that draws gasps!!

NormaJean said...

I love your work area,looks like you have things you need in reach Im trying to figure how to do that for my workarea. and that project on your desk looks really neat cant wait to see it when your done
I love WOYWW get to see others stuff
hugs Normajean

Lynda said...

That is one elegant anniversary card Kathy and I'm loving the Halloween one too. Your work desk looks an Hive of Activity - I'm having another one of those can't produce anything days. So will get back to mine tomorrow.

Love Lynda xxx

Angelnorth said...

Love the dangly spider and yes, you're getting better at white space (you certainly seem to be doing it more often!). Great workspace pic! What's the tall white thing with the handle at the top?

Traceyr said...

Wonderful cards Kathy. Love the spooky one with the monsters on.

Yes your desk is a mess but I bet you know where everything is. hahaha.

:)

Net said...

Actually your desk looks rather tidy to me....

Carmen said...

I love your work area :D It's so bright and cheerful and the shelves are so organised - you can see everything at a glance.

Ann said...

Wow! What a lot of stash! I can see it extends onto the floor as well. And all stored away neatly within reach. I don't think your desk looks too messy, and the little book looks fun. Thanks for letting me see.

Janice said...

You definitely have to try harder for messiest desk ha ha! Love your anniversary card and the halloween one is really fun, will make the recipient smile.

tracy said...

lovely anniversary card,and i'm loving the halloween card :)
i have a question about your desk.....how on earth do you create such lovely wok on such a small desk!!!

LadyBug said...

Masses of beautiful Yummy stash! but how do you find everything ? ;) although i bet you know excatly where each item is don't you?

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful anniversary card and the spider is such fun. What a wonderful workdesk!

Kaz said...

Fab cards Kathy, you're definately getting better at white space!!

I love your desk and stash, but it's still quite tidy. I'm spying MME papers there!!

Angie said...

Love your interesting desk ...everything on it looks so much fun. By the way ..what is the white thing standing up??? or am I being thick lol ...maybe I'm looking at it from a different angle ...reminds me of a soda stream thingy lol

LOVE the cards ...one elegant ...the other fun