Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WOYW Wednesday & an Anniversary Card

If you've not joined in with the WOYWW phenomenon, check out Julia's Blog to see what you're missing.  Each Wednesday you'll find an ever-growing list of links where you can go visit the workdesks of a whole lot of crafters who take a deep breath then take a snap of their desk to share - we get to see some wonderful stash, projects and great storage ideas and we come away knowing that gosh, someone actually makes more mess than we do.  Or not!  Can you believe it?  Some people manage to create without needing every square centimetre of space covered with assorted stash and gubbins and cut off bits of scraps - yes, it was a shock to me, too! hehe
First though, this is the Anniversary card I needed to make to complete an order.  Trust me, the aqua shade do match in real life, though on the photos the flowers look a bit more turquoise than they really are.
I've used Nesties to make the aperture and the sentiment piece which is suspended within it.The aqua flowers and the tiny mauve one are coiled flowers, made from Lokta and also mulberry paper - I was experimenting to see whether other papers would work for these.  For the insert I used some matching gingham paper that I found hidden in my stash.   
The large purple and pink flower and  purple organza ribbon are from the beautiful "Parma Violets" March Flower Kit by Creative Treasures
I chose to add the aqua shades to the card to make it a little less "girlie-pink" - a token gesture as there's a man involved in the anniversary!

The flowers are so beautiful and  there'll be more crafting to be done using this kit soon!  I've just checked the shop to get the website link and I spied some lovely new lace in there, and as I'm in need of a little treat, guess what I'll be doing later!


 So, on to my desk this morning.  
I've taken the photo from a different angle today and you can see the stack of stuff perched at the end of my desk and on the book shelves beyond.  You can also see the door that my Hubby spent hours stripping Lord knows how many layers of ancient paint off, sanding down and then treating to lots of beeswax - he's done such a great job. Only the rest to go now.....

On the desk are some of the Funky Hand papers I'm using for the current work in progress, along with the bind it all which is also involved ;-)  apart from that it's the usual clutter you expect to find if you come by here on a Wednesday.

Right, I have something that needs finishing and. I just know that as soon as I settle down to doing that my groceries will arrive - maybe I should make a coffee first then?  Or check out some of the other WOYWWer's links?  NO! if I go that route I know I'll never get anything else done!
O'll get to that later,
Catch you soon

25 comments:

Karen said...

Firstly...stunning card Kathy!!!

Now then....its lovely to see you swinging haha I wish my shelves were in front of me like yours are. Yu just have to reach up whereas I have to twist...not that that twisting whittles the waistline hahahahaha!!! XXX

Linby said...

wow don't think I have seen above desk level before impressive stash.
Linbyx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely anniversary card, the aperture with the suspended bit looks great! The spelling makes me suspect that it's bound up this way? Nice to see productive clutter, too!

Kaz said...

Fab card and desk Kathy. Can you believe I had to go back as I had 'missed' the BIA, then saw it right in front of me !!

Cardarian said...

A stunning card! Mhmhmm so much fun nosing around!
Cardarian

Linda Elbourne said...

Now that is what I call a desk ... and look at that card ... delicious ... your flowers are always stunning X

Smita said...

Beautiful!! Your flowers are always amazing... lovely colors too.

Hugs,
Smita

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I know about that ...make a coffee and browse a bit - fatal!! Your desk looks interesting..funky hand and BiA, am intrigued. And to answer your question about flowers: not one. ButI did empty the jaronto the table at one point, as if to use at least one. Then I didn't!

Sarah said...

that card is fabulous. And how many flowers have you got on those shelves? so organised as well.

Lynda said...

Love your mini bouquets of mixed flowers always so pretty. The card is gorgeous and so fresh looking. Just had to show Mark you had more stash than me - I'll be able to buy more now on Saturday lol.

Love Lynda xxx

Wipso said...

That card is really fab. Love to have a rummage through all those flower storage boxes :-)
A x

Gez said...

FAB card Kathy.xx Your desk is looking very productive today. :)

Janice said...

Love the flower cluster on your card and your desk looks reasonably tidy, just busy.

Spyder said...

Fabulous card!! and your desk isn't tooo bad this wee!
(Lyn)

tracy said...

love the card kathy :)

doesn't your desk look so different from here LOL

Traceyr said...

Wonderful card and love the clutter. :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's nice to get a different view. The card is beautiful and the flowers look gorgeous ;)
Anne xx

Angie said...

what a fresh pretty card,...love your desk ...you can see there has been a lot of action

Vicki said...

wow that is a lovely card - the flowers are just gorgeous. have a great thursday xxx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

hope your groceries arrived so you got to sit down and play! I love your desk, so busy, bustling with creativity!

beautiful card!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

butlersabroad said...

You wouldn't be talking about me now would you missus???! Stunning card, love how the flowers turned out too. Obviously for a couple from Oop North!! Although your desk is a tad bit untidy I just love all your stash and boxes of pretty flowers. Great job on the door too, the hard work was worth it.

Hugs
Brenda

helen said...

Hi, I've just come over from Bubbly Funk and I could have sworn I left a comment here yesterday but it's not here, so obviously not!

I love the card, the flowers are stunning, and your desk looks great from that angle!

Wendy said...

lots of stuff to play with there kathy

Creative Treasures said...

Lovely card Kathy, the bouquet of flowers looks fab. I like how you have taken your desk photo :)

Tracy
x

Jackie said...

Love the card as always.

After seeing this picture of your desk I might just have the guts to photograph mine next week :))