Wednesday, 24 November 2010

It’s that day again!

For everyone that’s in the know, they’ll understand exactly what I mean by that, but for those that don’t have a clue what I’m going on about, it’s What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday, the day we all converge on Julia’s Blog, grab a cup of coffee and join in the biggest and fastest growing weekly blog hop on the web.

Unfortunately I missed last weeks round of visits because I came down with germs, a really nasty chest infection that needed the help of antibiotics to shift it and I didn’t really feel like spending hours sitting in my craft room on the computer, which is what it now takes to get round to see everyone each week. But this week I’m feeling a little better, even thought it’s not gone completely and I intend to make a big effort to visit as many people as I can.

My photo shows the way I left my desk last night after a mammoth crafting secession………….I think it’s going to take me forever to get tided up after that lot!

As you can see, there’s a big muddle of inks, rubber stamps, papers and also evidence of my latest attempt to get some order into the way I store my unmounted stamps. I didn’t realize that I had so many Christmas stamps until I started to put them all together in an A5 ring binder……..and that’s without the big box of wood backed stamps.

There's a little pile of various cards on the back of the table.

The first is one that I had real trouble with, a Retro 60th birthday card.

I seem to always struggle with retro but luckily I remembered some papers that I brought ages ago for a Daring Cardmakers dare and came up with this.

Bright of what?

The next two cards are made using the new stash that I brought at Imagine That’s Forth birthday party on Saturday.

The gorgeous papers, die cut image, flowers and card candy on this 80th birthday card are all from Craftworks Cards new ‘Ooh La La!’ collection.
In addition I've added some stamping around the side edges of the card and flower using a new set of Artemio flourish stamps and a computer generated greeting.
The only other thing is that I decided to add a little colour to the image which was originally all sepia with my Promarker pens.

Next is a New Home card for my friend Tracey who lives along the road from me. She’s moving out tomorrow and I’m going to miss her loads. So will BoJangles because he goes to visit her and sleeps on her chair when I’m not around. Hope the new people like puddy cats because he's still sure to visit!

For this one I used one of the Craftworks templates for the first time, Bird ‘N’ Trees.

The last two card are Christmas ones.

I've used the beautiful Snowman Collection from Stamps Happen that I won earlier in the year.

I’ve chosen Light Blues and Lavenders to colour mine, using Promarkers and added a large Nesti snowflake and a Martha Stewart Snowflake border.

And finally, the last one is using a wonderful fun stamp from the Penny Black ‘Jolly Holly’ collection, again coloured with Promarkers.

Well, I guess it’s about time I made a start on clearing space on my table again so I can play some more today.

Oh yes, and there was one little bit of good news I have to share with you.

As some of you know, I’ve had problems with my eye sight over the last year due to a detached retina. The operation for that was a success but the outcome was that it caused a cataract to grow in my eye and ever since the op at the end of last year I’ve had very little vision in my right eye and have triple vision to go with it.
Anyway, I had to go to Moorfields hospital on Monday and I have an appointment to have the cataract removed in February, which should improve things immensely.

Right, I really am going this time and I’ll try and get round to as many as I can during the week.

Thanks for stopping by.



Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the Christmas stamps thing, I seem to have accumulated a lot more that I ever thought I had!! Love all the cards, and that's a great snowman stamp from Stamp Happens! Great news about your eye, must be hell for a crafter!! Hope you shake off the chest infection soon too.

Brenda 91

Sue said...

Hi ya
glad to hear your feeling better, gorgeous cards, lovely creative desk,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (16)

Joanne said...

Every single card is gorgeous. Going to be some lucky recipients there. (13)

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

Hope all goes well with your surgery - a coworker of mine recently had two removed and he can't believe the difference in his eyesight.

Sheena #84

Kirsty.A said...

Fabulous and gorgeous cards.

Chrissie said...

My goodness Sue you have been busy, these cards are all fabulous, I don't think I could pick a favourite... so the mess was obviously worth it... not that it's that messy!

Claire said...

Lovely cards.
C (74)

Julia Dunnit said...

Your desk looks great to me Sue - and oh my you are productive, considering how unwell you've been. Love all the cards - I have the Stamps Happen snowmen but rarely use them - they take so much 'doing' and you know how lazy I am! I didn't know that a cataract could result from other surgery - what bloomin bad luck, but I'm really glad to hear that you can have it corrected.

donnalouiserodgers said...

Sue fabulous cards, and with your sight issues it's remarkable that you are able to do such amazing work, really enjoyed your post,


Nicky said...

Brilliant cards and great space - hope you are feeling better soon ~127

oneoff said...

Those cards are gorgeous, and how you are managing to do such lovely crafting pre-surgery I can't begin to imagine. Hope the chest infection clears up soon.

Bernie #11

Kathy said...

wow Sue, so many gorgeous cards - I was trying to pick a favourite but I can't choose!

Glad to hear things are moving on with the eye problems, I'll keep my fingers crossed for February