Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Merry Monday challenge and what's on your work desk Wednesday

Ok ok I know it's not Monday ... But I stumbled upon this challenge and thought it a good idea so though I would join in with my offering!

So link to here to see the challenge and the rest of the lovely entries... merry Monday challenge

The idea is to start on Christmas cards throughout the year and follow a sketch so this is a good way of me not getting bored of the Xmas cards when I get round to autumn and have to make a lot. This simple card incorporated the Kate Knight paper I got with a magazine, some coredinations purple card, a die cut scalloped circle and a stamp from the Claritystamp club I got last year and hadn't used until today. It's stamped in rich razzleberry ink from stampin up. And then hunting through the Christmas stash box I came across some felt embellishments that I got with a mag and hadn't opened and was delighted to find a sheet in a turquoise that matches perfectly.

So I haven't followed the sketch completely but I think it is still visible enough to count for the challenge! Maybe next week I might complete it on a Monday!
WOYWW
It's Wednesday ... So thought I would also join in with this challenge again! Please go and visit everyone else's creative places ... WOYWW home
So what can you see ... Well the Christmas stash is the massive tub on the left hand side ... It's filled with Xmas papers and stamps and dies that are related to Xmas stuff. There are also the decoupage Humphreys corner sheets I got last year ... I can't believe quite how many are left so I guess it will be Humphreys corner again for this Christmas!

Next to that is the ink pad box and then the box with glitters and embossing powders and the acrylic blocks and the lovely Claritystamp handles. And then also the box with the card blanks.

On the craft sheet is the remains of the stuff used to make the card above.

And now I am exhausted again ... Can't believe I usually make several cards in a session and today have only just managed two. Admittedly I am really pleased with the two cards I have made. And pleased to have refound my love of blog hopping thanks to pinterest.
So I have about an hour to tidy up the dining table and hope that I can muster enough energy to do spellings and reading with princess m before putting her to bed.

Tesco delivery arrives later on too so as I can't go to bed until that arrives there will have to be some more slobbing on the sofa to be done.

Once again ... Thanks for dropping by!

33 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card using the freebie felt toppers - I found mine only yesterday and realised I hadn't used any of them - oh well, they will come in handy for Rudolph Cards! Thanks for sharing. Karen 131 x

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    1. It certainly was a good little find! Couldn't believe how perfectly it toned with the Kate Knight paper I'd used!

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  2. ...thats a lovely card you've made...i get the theory on making 'christmas' throughout the year but just not sure i could do it...be interesting to see how many you make by the time December gets here...Mel :)

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    1. I have already made quite a few from the scraps of last years cards which I did in January but the use of the sketches is hopefully going to inspire me to create some different cards this time.

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  3. It's the best feeling when your stash comes in useful and things fall into place like that. I should let Chris see this so when I buy random stuff, he knows that one day I WILL use it, so it's not a 'waste of money' :-)

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    1. Lol Diane ... Feel free! Whether it will work however is another matter!

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  4. A fabby creative, crafty space and a gorgeous Christmas card, its really lovely :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

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  5. Hello!

    Thank you for the link to the Monday Challenge - I never remember to start my Christmas cards early so this would be a good thing! I hope that you feel better soon! I am still coughing from that wicked virus that hit me mid January. Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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    1. Thanks ... Hope your cough gets better soon too!

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  6. I think it is great that you are getting a head start on you Christmas cards. i tell myself I should do that too but just can't seem to make myself do it. :) Linda #99

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    1. I just thought this was an excellent idea for a challenge and will stop my cards from feeling like a chore I think!

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  7. Great idea to start Christmas cards early! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Going to follow you - hope that's ok! Sarah #129

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    1. Of course it's ok! Enjoy my ramblings!

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  8. Great card! Love the colors and that pattern paper is just lovely. My tote that holds all my Christmas/Holiday papers looks just like yours.

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    1. Thanks! I love the unusual Christmas colours of the paper... Nice and modern and bright.

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  9. Hi Catherine,
    I can see the sketch and this card looks great!! That little snowflake is the perfect accent. Thank you for joining me at Merry Monday!
    Lesley

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    1. Phew! Glad it qualifies as meeting the challenge criteria as the first proper challenge I've entered. Looking forward to next weeks challenge already and considering doing the previous sketches of 2012 to get caught up!

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  10. Love the snowflake accent! I adore felt, especially on winter cards! Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous WOYWW! -Amanda 12x12 or 144! LOL!

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    1. Lol! I've only just worked out what these numbers mean so will have to remember when commenting on other blogs that are linked!

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  11. Thanks for your comment on my card and I'm glad that you are playing with us at Merry Monday -- I only found Lesley's site a few weeks ago but am loving the sketches! Good luck on getting your Christmas cards done ahead of time -- that's my goal!

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    1. No problem Betty... Thanks for the comment back.

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  12. Christmas cards already!! Wow you are very organised.

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  13. Lovely Christmas card!
    I make around 70 so this year I have decided that they all must be finished by fall...I plan to work on mine when we vacation at the RV up at the lake.

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  14. oh this is very pretty. great color combo and I really like that felt snowflake!!

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  15. Beautiful christmas card must join in that challenge FABULOUS idea! joined you as a follower, to visit again and see those lovely creations, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

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  16. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments! It's nice to get feedback from crafty peeps!

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  17. Fab card, I'm trying to make Christmas cards all year too, so far none have been made but I have stamped some images! Hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

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  18. Until I saw the ink pad on your desk, I didn't think the Christmas box was really very big. But I see what you mean now!!

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  19. I love these non traditional colors for your Christmas card! Very pretty with the felt snowflake.

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  20. Good luck in getting your Christmas cards done throughout the year - I had planned on making at least one Christmas card a week in 2012 and my total so far is a big fat zero!
    Great desk, I enjoyed my nosey!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  21. Great card, I like the touches of Rich Razzleberry and adore the felt snowflake.

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  22. Your card is so pretty and I love the colours you've used! Well done

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