Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Two cards and Today's WOYWW

I've not been a very diligent blogger this week, but it would be such a shame to miss WOYWW day - so just the pointy stick I need to actually update my blog.
First up, here's my desk as it sits this morning
 I know my craft mat looks mucky - that's because it is mucky.  I actually have a brand new, still-in-it's-polythene one sitting beside my desk - but I don't want to dirty it......hahaha

What you see on my desk is the Funky Hand Word Book I'm busy with.  I've been busy with it for about a week now and I'm so far behind the rest of the Design Team - I should go and stand in the Naughty Corner because all the others have finished theirs.  We've all been working with the brand new "Retro Fun" download (see more HERE) - it's absolutely fab and we're all enthusing about the designs and colours.  I'm going to finish mine today, I'm determined to!
I've been pretty busy with the card-making over the last week or so.  Last week it was DCM Lynda's birthday.  I wasn't keen on the first card I made for her so I had another go and made this one

Supplies:  "Father Knows best" papers from Dream Street Papers, various Prima flowers, Butterfly charm, Card Candy, Neties Labels 9, MS Doily Lace border punch, Versamagic ink pads, Lokta paper in brown and aqua.
I added some aqua mulberry paper to the insert on the version I sent to Lynda so that it showed through the aperture, but I forgot to take another photo.

While I had those papers out, and because they are soooo delicious I made this one for Funky Hand Teamie Jules.  More lovely Primas and a little flower rub on from the sheet I made most recently using the transfer papers from Crafty Computer Paper.  I added a little Prima pearl to the middle of the flower.

I've got another set of cards to share, but I'll save those for next time!

Now I'm going to have some lunch before settling down to that word book project.  Then and only then will I allow myself a tour of all the other WOYWW links - if you don't have a clue what I'm talking about head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to discover all. Except I've just been over there and Julia's not updated yet today.....

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Net said...

Kathy Kathy Kathy.... That's quite tidy you know. I do proper messes! ;))

Treat yourself to a glass cutting mat - they're much better than those self healing ones (I think) Much much easier to 'clean' too.

Linda Elbourne said...

Leave it in the polythene ... that is my advice ... I got a new craft mat ... left it in the polythene for ages ... stayed lovely and clean it did ... got it out the other day and it is mucky already ... now I am thinking I need a new clean one :0)
I LOVE your flowers ... blooming beautiful X

Kaz said...

Fab desk Kathy, it's looking nice and busy.
I love those cards, especially loving the flowers!! xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh no, you can't use the mat until it's been sitting in the bag for a while, it's new clobber law! Preeeeetttyyyy cards again Kathy, and love the look of that word book, very cheerful.

Smita said...

Oh my God!!! These flowers and the cards are just awesome! Can't help drooling at the pictures... gorgeous colors too. One day... one day when I visit the US of A, I am going to do loaaaaaaaaads of craft shopping ;-))


Karen said...

hahaha I have a new mat in a bag too!!! I just keep scrubbing the old one!!! That word book looks fabby Kathy and those cards are gorgeous XXX

lisa said...

Such an interesting work space as always. I love being nosey. Your mat is nothing compared to mine. I have even buckled it heating up EP. How naughty is that. I really must get a new one.
Love Love Love your cards, those flowers are delicious.


Wipso said...

Your space looks a busy one this week. Really love your cards.
A x

kelly said...

Wow I love your flowers! Had a go at my first one this morning and it is so rubbish compared to your!!! The cards look fab Love them!


Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

gorgeous flowers! love the mini book on your desk!


Traceyr said...

Wonderfully creative work space there Kathy. lOve the word book and would so like to see the finished article - so can I? haha

Those cards are beautiful too loving all those flowers.


Angie said...

Gorgeous flowers the cards.

Vicki said...

WOW you think your mat is bad - mine is gross and it's reasonably new - paint and ink, and some stamped images on it!!! lol

your cards are simply beautiful, very inspirational xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card...tis sooo for the craft mat...I bought a new craft sheet the other week...and it is wrecked what is the point of muckying up a new one...keep it in the bag and if the Queen visits you can pretend then LOL

Jane said...

LOVE the flowers on your cards!

Helen said...

I put scrap paper on top of my craft mat until I want to cut, obviously, so it's quite clean. You can't see it on my desk (aka the living room floor) as it's under my craft sheet which IS mucky!!

Anonymous said...

Fab desk this week. Laughed at the thought that the only way you can keep something clean is not to take it out of the packet! Great cards too!


Paula Gale said...

wow Kathy - those flowers on your cards are fabtastic. loving your desk this week... I'm gonna ask a daft question... whats that tall whitish thing on your desk - i've seen it a few times but never fathomed it out. am i gonna feel daft when you tell me something really obvious?

Paula x x x

Angelnorth said...

Hope the word book has progressed some by now! Two fab cards, the papers are lovely!

Hazel said...

Lots of gorgeousness - love those flowers and the Dream Street papers. Lol! at the craft mat (I do the same sort of thing) x

Cardarian said...

Love your desk today, very interesting lots of stuff for snooping! Your cards are just soooo beautiful! Amazing flowers! Better have another look!

Cher~ said...

Your cards are fabulous. Love that your desk is busy busy and looks like you just stepped away. I keep wanting to pan over though and see more! :-)

Susie Sugar said...

Thank you darling glad you like my cakes
Sorry I didn't get over on Wednesday finding it hard to get round all the desks now there are so many joining
But I have had a right nosey round your desk now to see how many punches you are hiding there and I only spy 2 MS boarders and possibly a touch of another on the edge of the photo !! Lol
Your book looks fab and I love your beautiful card what great flowers
Happy Easter
Hugs susie xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

2 beautiful cards Kathy, particularly love the one with 3 flowers on :)
Anne xx