Wednesday, 1 September 2010

WOYWW 65

I missed WOYWW last week, had a rather shocking visit to the optician for an eye test - geeze the price of varifocals!!! Who ever said old age does not come on it's own must have been thinking about the massive bills for things like that that come with it!  Anyhow after some help from other crafters online I found a better deal on new glasses, which I sorely need, at Tesco..... just a case of getting them made up now.

First pic up today is for Julia - the evil genius behind this regular Wednesday madness and if you want to know how to join in the fun, well all you have to do is visit Julia's Blog.  Thank you Julia for my lovely WOYWW easel that arrived safely last week.  The card was made using a stamp I have been playing with for a forum swap where the theme was "Old Freinds or Latest Purchase"  The "Floral Spray" was one of my first ever Elusive Images stamps and is indeed an old and trusted freind - a lovely image for so many occasions.  While I was making my swap card another idea for using the stamp was kinda bubbling away underneath and this is what happened.... seemed that turning it into a "thank you" card was the right thing to do.  I matted it onto some orange card and thought I would then stamp sort of background on a card blank, but when I went digging in my stash I found that silvery green card that I had forgotten I had, and it just seemed to colour match so well with the leaves in the main image that I decided that leaving it plain was best.

And here's my workspace as I left it at bedtime - sorry the bit of white card on my cutting mat is something I cannot show as it's a Design Team project so I turned it over - but I spend last night colouring the stamped image on the other side with Derwent Inktense Pencils.... mmmm I lurve those pencils. The bottles in the plastic bag are Tinkabella Inks from Graphicus, got an idea for that red colour that's lying on it's side. Behind that some attempts at a brayerd card with a halloween theme... not happy with any of them so not sure that idea will mature into anything worthwhile, but they are there cuz I will probably have another crack at it some time this week.

This is the space to the left of my work area - see I am still being good - no return of the huge piles of stash - I can even have my box of pencils open with both trays available for me to pick colours from! The box of stamps contains the stamps the sets of stamps that I am currently working with, there is more in there than just those house stamps.

33 comments:

  1. Love the flower card and the brayered cards look really good. Let's see a close-up?

    ** Kate **

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  2. Your space is so tidy and organised today. Love the 3 cards you have standing up on there too.
    A x

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  3. The brayered cards actually look gorgeous from here! The flower spray card is lovely, too, you're right about the green matching. It makes such a difference when colours are coordinated, doesn't it. I'm intrigued by all your little plastic boxes, too, that looks like a well-used workspace!

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  4. Your card is fab I love the colouring and shades of card that you have used. It also has a lovely sparkle to it.
    Elaine

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  5. Gorgeous cards and a fab tidy workspace this week. I'm due for an eye test......I'd better start saving!!

    A.xx

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  6. Lovley card and love yr storage solutions

    Love Dawn xx

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  7. A very tidy and creative space this week. The card looks great and especially great in that easel!

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  8. Hi Phree
    lovely tidy desk, gorgeous card, i have that image somewhere!! lol,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  9. I've read so many good things about those Inktense Pencils. I really must try to find them in the states.

    Now that you've teased us, you'll have to show the completed card when you're allowed to. Happy WOYWW.

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  10. LOTS of pencils there, so lots of colours to choose from - yummy. Your desk is incredibly tidy - wish I'd catch that bug. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

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  11. I think those 3 cards look just great.

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  12. Your desk is tidily creative ... well done. There's been a lots of tidiness about today amongst WOYWWers. Love the 3 halloween cards and so should YOU!
    JoZarty x

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  13. ooo you have the wooden box set, my inktense are in a tin, wish i had got the wooden box instead.

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  14. oh fab storage and love the brayered card love cheryl xxx

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  15. You have a lovely work space, lots of goodies but all very well organised. The card is very pretty too

    Ciara
    xx

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  16. Why don't you like the brayered cards? They look beautiful. I first thought it's some Asian theme.

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  17. Hi Phree,

    so nice to meet another nutter who is crazy about her pencils - I too am deeply attached to my polychromics - who live in my Best Tin and I am too scared to add up their value as I might have to confess to Niall that they need to go on as a named item on the insurance policy..of the shame....of it...

    Dx

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  18. themessycraftroom1 September 2010 at 23:00

    Hi Phree Love your card the colours are beautiful. Your brayered card looked nice. Pity we haven't had a closer look. Hope you got your glasses sorted. Your work space looks so tidy and organised. Hugs ChrisB x

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  19. Hiya

    oooh I love those creations on your desk, the pencils look lovely. I know the feeling with glasses, my daughter is only 9 and already hers are costing (fashion aware) I dread what it will be in another few years eeeek

    Joey.x

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  20. Great space there - I really like those brayered halloween cards.

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  21. Love the flower card, and you're totally correct, nothing extra is needed. I like how the Halloween cards have turned out, hopefully you can use them for something? And those pencils are to die for! Look how many you've got! Hhm, sounds like I have pencil envy now!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  22. wow look at all those delish Derwent colours envious of you

    thanks for the belated return snoop
    Kate xx

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  23. Lovely card - bit late with my comment - I have been bilberry picking in the sunshine today and gardened for M. yesterday!!

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  24. Those brayered designs look delish! So know how you feel about the specs!! Was looking at having to have 3 pairs of glasses until my optician came up with a solution :) Now I only have to cope with two pairs!! That's a good deal?!!!
    xoxo Sioux

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  25. Hi - I like many others here think your brayered cards look lovely - the colours are gorgeous..sorry I'm late takes me a while to get round (work gets in the way!!)..Happy WOYWW, Esther xx

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  26. I love the way those Hallowe'en cards are, don't stop!! Lovely thank you card too - thanks! Glad you like the easel. Your new leaf pile-less tidy desk is a bit unnerving for me - I'm going the other way. I've resorted to pund dhop glasses for now..varifocals badly needed..not vanity that's putting me off..cost, as usual. You are not alone!

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  27. Hiya, Sorry I am so late, Love the desk and boy do you have loads of Adirondack inks, Yummy, I love them, Thanks for popping by my blog, Hazelxox

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  28. I'm gradually getting round the desks! Nowt wrong with those brayered cards hun - they look lovely! Put them away and come back to them in a week if you can, and you might find a different way of looking at them....

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  29. Sorry I'm sooo late (not at home) crafty desk looks full to brim with craftiness! really like those cards I can spy, Derwent Inktense Pencils!! Oh oh I think I have two! (but another box of something else, not so good) have a good woyyw, and see you ...umm.. if I can make it, tomorrow!!
    (Lyn)

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  30. Hi Phree, how are you today? I'm very late this week - busy doing.....????you know what! Love how your card turned out, I have to agree with you about this stamp, so useful and just lovely to work with. ikki x

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