Wednesday, 26 August 2015

WOYWW #325


Good Morning Deskers.

Wednesday morning again when we get a chance to link up with Julia's Stamping Ground and visit work desks around the world.

I've been unable to join in for the past couple of weeks but did manage to have a little look round at some desks.

On Monday I made a card for a friend who is a keen gardener.  I posted the card on my blog on Monday then decided I would  make four similar, but slightly different cards for my charity box.

I used pages from an old gardening book, Paper Artsy stamps and a set of dies from Sizzix which arrived last Friday.  They are three gardening tools, a trowel, fork & hoe.  I cut them out from black card, added metallic rub ons to give a metallic effect and added kraft card handles.

I'm off to make a cuppa then start my visits to see what everyone else has been up to.

31 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the colours! Off for a look! Chrisx 31

Annie said...

Hi Barb. Thanks for visiting me already this morning. Really love your latest cards.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x # 17

Cardarian said...

I like your garden card, I am sure the gardening friend will like it! Thank you for visiting my blog!
Have a lovely week!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

Love the little gardening tools, I'm sure they will love it

Kathyk said...

FAB looking desk, lots of creativity going on there ...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning and .... in answer to your question. Spray starch has been deployed with cling film and brushos (or mica powders) previously .... to nice effect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oXEFp_Gprg

The lady presenting the video also runs a craft forum .....http://happylittlestampers.com/forum/

if you are interested

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

Oops, just realised that you are a member of HLS - sorry mate! See you around there then! You ever use the live chat option?

Kathy

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

No way would I take a photo of my desks...got two...one in my office in the house and the other in my cabin in the garden.....both look like a mess....bits every where....is it me or all us crafters are like it....lol...Joolsx

Marit said...

I love the garden-cards, they look very 'brittish' to me... we Dutchies have the feeling all Brittish people are gardeners and plant roses all the time, ha! (I guess that is as much an unreal image as the idea that all Dutchies wear wooden shoes and the country is filled with windmills...) Anyway, the cards are awesome! Thanks for your comment and compliment on my blog today! Happy woyww and a hug from windy Holland, Marit #33

Kristiina Majuri said...

Your card elements are looking great, book paper is always a good start...
Happy woyww! Kristiina #13

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Barb, what a great idea. Love those dies. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

StampinCarol said...

Very pretty cards! And to make some for charity, wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #40

Lisca Meijer said...

What a lovely card! (I just looked at the Monday blog too) Your friend will be sooo pleased.
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Have a good week,
Lisca#29

Neet said...

Great little forks you have made for your cards. That is a really good idea to make copiers for charity cards - something I must adopt one of these days. Where does time go?
Hugs, Neet xx 15
ps what beautiful dogs you had, must miss them.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fun to look at your desk and see what you've been making!

Diana Taylor said...

I love those Paper Artsy rubber stamps, especially against the text background - and the little gardening forks are so cute - what a great set of dies. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, hope you have a great week,
Diana #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh Barb, I LOVE that sentiment. Gosh, that's really struck a chord. I'm busy trying to make as many memories as I can at the moment, I feel that time is just whooshing away from me. I love the background as well. Clever you!
Hugs, LLJ 11 xx

Greta said...

Fun, artistic cards you're making, Barb!

Sue said...

I love the old book papers for the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

happy WOYWW
Sue #26

Ali H said...

Those dies look great - I make a lot of garden themed cards & pages - may need to investigate ! Love your card Ali #10

Shoshi said...

Beautiful pages, Barb, and the garden tools are really fun! Your scratch paper, where the outlines are from the inking, could be made into a nice background too, so I hope you won't throw it out!

Thank you for your lovely comment. I'm feeling a bit better now, and hopefully will have a few days during which I can do things before the next treatment.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #42

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I saw your finished card in the last post, and love it. The gardening page background gave it a lot of interest, and the tool came out fabulous. Blessings!

Angela Radford said...

Those dies are brilliant, love them and will have to search them out. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 28

Sandy Leigh said...

Thank you for your sweet visit--maybe they were tears of joy! I love, love, love, text pages with stamping on them like you've done. Such a cool technique. I'll have to check out those gardening dies. Have a great week. Sandy Leigh #44

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahh Barb the card down below is really lovley ...grea tcurious flowe stamp really like it.. And clever sue of a book to be thrown out. Thank for popping over, no idea why F8 would bring my blog,up, or were you just joking? Shaz in Ozx 34

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Barb, thanks for your visit! Love the book pages you used for your gardening cards. They look fantastic! zsuzsa #19

Debbie Rock said...

I love your card where you have stamped onto the page from the book ... so, so effective! Thanks for popping by my blog earlier ... was lovely having you visit! I'm afraid I'm a bit of a cog & clock face girl & enjoy having a good rummage each time I make something. Happy Crafting and Happy WOYWw'ing Barb! Love Debbie #25

sandra de said...

Pretty card and always good to make a few extra when you have all the products on your table. Thank you for the lovely comment on my flower.
sandra de @39

Artatag said...

I love stamping on book pages. Yours looks wonderful!
Thanks for your earlier visit!
Hugs
Ganriele 20

Tilly Tea Dance said...

I love old book pages. I enjoy wondering who has read the book before you got hold of it. Thanks for stopping by my desk! :-)

Beverley Baird said...

Love your cards! A busy desk for sure. (Thanks for stopping by!)

Twiglet said...

A perfect sentiment and lovely idea for a card. x Jo