Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Christmas is coming!………….WOYWW (#119)
A very Good Morning to my What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday pals out there and what a beautiful morning it is.
It’s still a little breezy here but the sun is shining and that makes a big difference in my book.
I can’t really say that I’ve had a very productive week to be honest and the heritage LO that I had hoped to make a start on hasn’t happened but I have made a start on the dreaded Christmas cards.
I like to get my own ones done and dusted before my friend start asking me to do theirs for them so an early start is essential if I don’t want to be chasing my tail come the start of December. And would you believe, I’ve even made a start on buying my Christmas presents so I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself.
My desk today is actually my desk yesterday and it shows the makings of my Christmas cards.
Just for speed I usually try to stick just a couple of designs for my own cards, so yesterday I was stamping and embossing with my new Penny Black stamp and getting in a right old mess with the Gold embossing powder.
Is it just me who ends up with it sprinkled all over the table and myself despite having a craft sheet down and one of those plastic trays to catch everything in?
So my first photo gives you a shot of my computer desk and some of the stamped images drying after I had coloured the berry’s and covered them with Glossy Accents.
The idea was that once it dried I would ink over the image with Distress Ink which I did on some of them and others I coloured with my Promarkers. As it goes I like the finish of those ones better but in reality when I need to make more than fifty the Distress Ink is going to be the quicker option.
My next photo shows the mess I was talking about previously.
Here I’ve cut out some of the tags from the images with the intension of layering them onto the card after coloring them with more Distress Ink and then I decided that instead of leaving it with the stamped snowflake I thought I would emboss some chipboard ones to stick on the top.
The other part of this card that’s time consuming is that I’m doing a spot of ‘fussy cutting’ (I only heard the term last week and Oh how I love it) by cutting around the images before putting them on the card so it’s just as well I’ve made an early start.
So that’s my desk this week.
Don’t forget to visit our ‘Queen of Snoop’ Julia for all you need to know to join in, but beware, it’s very addictive so don’t expect to get anything else done on Wednesdays. Lol!
And just before I go can say Thank You to anyone who had a look at the crafty bits I’m selling on eBay and made a bid on any of them. I’m pleased to say it’s gone really well and I’ve made around £40 to be split between the two charities, so Thanks again for your support.
I still have a few bits up for grabs Here here but they are not on eBay at the moment, so if you’re interested in anything just let me know.
Thanks for stopping by.