Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Streaming!

Well I still haven't got rid of my cold and my nose is permanently streaming.  I thought the cold was on the mend over the weekend, but it seems to have come back with a vengance over the past couple of days.  Sitting in a freezing cold office (17oC) at work probably doesn't help - I have brought a heater in with me today to try and get the room temperature up to something approaching normal.  Anyway, enough about colds, it is Wednesday and time to show you my crafting desk as part of WOYWW. This photo was taken yesterday evening when I had a fresh mug of tea and had just finished making two Christmas cards.  The stamp set you can see are a Just Rite Christmas sentiment set, and were a present from Tim to replace a stamp which had been lost. The toilet roll is substituting for tissues for my streaming nose; not quite a soft as tissues, but anything will do in an emergency!  The piece of paper with random writing on is a list of books that both Tim and I want to read. The other things on my desk are glitter glue, sakura stardust pen, and ink pads.
This is the first of the Christmas cards which both use free stamps from magazines and cuttlebug embossing folders. I have added glitter glue to the hats, stocking and corners of this card and so am entering it into Ooh La La 'lots of sparkle' as well as Kaboodle Doodles 'bundle up for winter', Delightful challenges 'red and green' and Stamptacular Sunday's 'anything Christmas' challenges.
The second card has glitter glue on the snow flakes in the main image and I have stamped HeroArts snow flakes in the corner of the card.  As a result I am entering this card into The crazy challenge 'stars or snowflakes', Crazy4challenges 'snow', Delicious doodles 'hairy legs' (last time I looked cats had hairy legs!), and Pollycraft 'Christmas fun' challenges.  That is all from me for now. I am off to see if I can get my office warmed up to a sensible temperature.  Have a great week.
Love,
Caro
x

24 comments:

Neil said...

Hi there and thanks for the peek into your creative zone. It looks like there is loads going on so thanks for sharing. Hope you have a brilliant week and have plenty of creative time!
Neil #24

Judie aka Craftymess said...

hope your feeling better soon, colds pull you down dont they. lovely cards xx

Laura said...

What a great desk hope your sniffles are banished soon. The cards look great and free stamps too. Have a great Wednesday. Laura

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love both of the cards - simple but effective! Good luck in the challenges and hope you are feeling better soon. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 4

Joanne said...

I love the first card and I've got the stamp on the 2nd one. Hope your cold gets better really quickly.
Hugs Joanne xx

Tinemor said...

How gorgeous is this!! Lov it! And love the frame!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge at the "Anything Christmas - Challenge" Hope to see you again!

Hugs from Tine

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Good Luck with the Cold..try some Ginger...any form candy, tea, ale
Love the ornaments on your desk and cute cards. Enjoy WOYWW #40.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Isn't the embossing effective? It's so simple but really makes a difference to the card!
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Helen said...

Ooh, hope your cold goes soon! I love your cards, they are so cute.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Caro

Sorry to read that you have a streaming cold - wish you better soon.

Lovely cards those Robins are so cute!

Thanks so much for sharing them with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

Susan Flynn said...

Gosh everyone in blog and seems to have a bad cold today! Your cards are lovely very CAS! hope you feel better soon.

Joey said...

Caro these cards are gorgeous and so elegant. Hope your cold goes soon, mine has been here for 3 weeks, thought it was gone then bam back again sigh! thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the embossing and the fab coloring, Caro!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Bundle Up for Winter Outside Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

JoZart said...

Lovely cards Caro! So sorry to hear you are still streaming and I do hope you get better soon.
Loove joZarty x

Jane said...

Fantastic cards thankyou for sharing them with us at Delicious Doodles hope to see you back again.

Luv Jane xxx

butlersabroad said...

Yukky colds, why can they never cure them! Hope you see the back of it soon. Lovely cards, lets hope all you manage to spread with them is good cheer!!

Hugs
Brenda 77

Michelle B. said...

Wonderful combo of embossing and adorable images! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Anne said...

Hope that cold soon clears up Caro. The two cards are very cute. Anne x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, I see you're a Canavan fan...a must read in this house, but not me..wrong genre for me. Your desk is busy...things to do, things done..lovely cards. I hope your cold dries up soon..I've got the opposite one -so bunged up I've gone deaf!

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear you're suffering with a streaming cold. It's so miserable, isn't it. I tend to use Kleenex balsam tissues rather than loo paper because they stop your nose getting sore! I'm glad you're able to keep creating, despite the cold, though - I had to give up for a fortnight because I just wasn't up to it. Get well soon! Shoshi #62

Spyder said...

ohoo these cards are just tooooo cute!! Have a crafty weekend, Happy very late WOYWW

((Lyn))

Jane said...

Love both your cards thanks for sharing them with us at Delicious Doodles
Luv Jane xxx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for taking the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles!

Anne said...

Brilliant designs and perfect for our Lots of Sparkle challenge at OLL. Hugs x