Wednesday, 14 July 2010

WOYWDW Week 58 and a few other things

This will probably be a long post so if you don't have a lot of time you might just want a quick look at the pictures, a comment (please I love reading them) and off to the next blog.

It's been a busy week on my desk as you will see I've made several Christmas cards, from a kit I was lucky enough to get from the QVC outlet shop for a fraction of the price on the telly. I really like them because they are a bit different so now when I finish the rest of them I will have my family and special friends cards all done and it's only July. I'm giving the choir card underneath this bit to my friend as she saw it today and really liked it so that's one done.

This fairy card is for my Mum's friend I just need to find a nice verse for the inside and that's another job jobbed. The image is from Digi Sparkle coloured with my pro markers and decorated with little gems, I cheated with the background and used a printed one.

This is the underneath part of my desk which my very clever hubby made for me to put things on to dry or to keep things safe from the general shambles that is my working area, it just rolls in and out like a keyboard shelf on a computer desk, very handy for stashing things. I've coloured the images I had ready from last week and cut them out ready to be made into some of the birthday cards I've agreed to make. I showed my friend today and she was very happy with them so that's a good start. I'm just waiting on my new punches to arrive so I can make up the cards.

These pictures are the debris and works in progress of the rest of the kit I really do take up as much space as I can fill when crafting which drives hubby to distraction but I always tell him I have to give him something to moan about.

This last picture is a card using the latest image from Designed to Delight I really like the image and felt it was just right for a Thank you card.
I am entering the choir card in the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland
Bah Humbug
The Santa card above I'm entering in Cards 4 Men and the thank you card I am entering in
Designed 2 Delight and Double Delight.
Thanks for looking and I will try not to have such a long post next time.


Irene said...

Hello Michelle

What can I say about your Christmas cards, they are beautiul and gorgeous. I love every single detail of them. They are just perfect for special friends. Can I be on your Christmas card list pretty please LoL...............

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!


Sherrie Conner said...

Wow!! You are one busy girl!! Love all the Christmas cards! You are WAY ahead of me! :) Thanks so much for joining the D2D Artist's Challenge!!

downrightcrafty said...

Hiya, firstly WOYWW fabulous mess I try to rate mine but I only make a 4/10 mess on average, yours is ace about a 9/10 love it.

Winter Wonderland - Great cards, and great interpretation of our theme for this weeks challenge
thanks for playing along and sharing your work with us. Hope to see you back on Friday for the next fun challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Heather said...

Christmas in July seems to be a theme in blogland at the moment! (I'm only jealous that I've only got about 5 cards done so far this year!) I'm liking the fairy card - and I don't think printing a background is cheating!

Thanks for sharing your work desk - I love seeing other people's work spaces, it always makes me feel better about my own! Lol! Thanks, Hev:)

Helen said...

What beautiful Christmas cards, well done!

Sue said...

wow you have been busy, luv all your Christmas cards, you will be well ahead, faby images coloured, great pics, have good eve, sue,x

Doone said...

if that is a christmas card I'm just not looking, the others I have gazed upon with relish - please - ITS not even August lwet alone December - I appreciate you may want to be prepared but cold the early birds outt here save them adn so a grand TA DAH nearer the time and impress us withteh shear volume accumuateled since (harldy even) half way through the year?

(bear with me I'm a grumpy old woman)



Kathy said...

Wonderful Christmas cards! Love your d2d thank you card, too. It looks so pretty in the yellows. Thanks for playing along at Delightful Inspiration this week.

Lynsey said...

Hi, love your Christmas card, its great for our theme this week. Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge.
Hugs Lynsey x

Spyder said...

fabulous christmas cards..I make mine too but haven't started yet!!Have a great woyww,

Patricia St Martin said...

You are a busy girl. Just love your card. How fun, Christmas in July! Wonderful layout. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Donna's Den of Crafts. Good luck on the challenge.

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief - your family cards already sorted - even with a bargain kit from anywhere I'd have jsut filed it for later, am so impressed thatyou got on and used it! Love that even with extra hubby-made space (fab idea, too) that you use your cuttlebug bed as an extra surface. Me too!

Wipso said...

What an organised crafter you are. Christmas cards in July!
A x

Copse said...

Great Christmas Cards Hunny, Ive started mine now too :-) good luck in the challenges :-)

Thistleblue said...

Hey up Tracy, you have been very busy! Looks like a great kit you got and always good to bag a bargain! Great idea for the drying drawer!
Good luck in your challenges!

Kathy Winter said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Double Delight.

Lizzybobs said...

wooooo love your christmas cards and you space (HUG) Liz

JoZart said...

Thanks for the peek at your desk. Don't know whether I admire you for being so organised or whether I'm scared rigid to think of the "C" word this early... Eeek!

Kristine said...

Very PRETTY! Love your light yellow card and the dry embossing folder is perfect! Great job sponging inside the Nestie too! Thanks so much for joining us at Double Delight this week! *Ü*

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great card kits! and what a smart hubby. that slide out underneath is really useful!

Ann said...

I've got these from Kanban too and they are just so useful. Great work.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT