Wednesday, 4 April 2012

April snow (WOYWW)

Can you believe that it is April and I woke up to this?  What is more it is STILL snowing!  Alex is most excited and wants to be out in it having a snowball fight, which I have promised him later, but the wind means that it is rather cold so we may not be out for long. For Alex it feels like a special birthday treat as he missed out on much of the snow earlier in the year.  I just hope it is cleared enough for us to go out on his birthday trip tomorrow.
For WOYWW I thought I would show you my desk as it looked yesterday afternoon when I was part way through marking Master's students exam papers.  I had to tidy the crafting things away (shoved in piles on the shelves) to clear the desk for the exam papers, the course book and my laptop.  Fortunately I got the marking done yesterday and now my desk is free for crafting.
This is how it looks now...not quite so tidy, but still not too bad! Note that there are a few things in common between the two photos - my laptop and my mug of tea.  Those who know me well will be able to tell you that I am never far from a mug of tea and a dainty cup just wont do! As it stands it is almost empty so time for a refill.  In this photo you can see a tag I am working on, my extremely grubby versamark pad and some gold metal magic embossing powder ontop of scrap paper. To the left of my desk is my crop-a-dile and my battered and bent craft mat, resting on a pile of scrap papers and card. You can also see a little pack of buttons, craft knife, rubber and DST (I don't do anything crafting wise without DST!).
Here is the completed tag which was made using Tim Holtz background paper and Studio 490 stamps (I had to stamp them, scan them in, resize them, print them and cut them out to get them the right size - I wont be doing that again in a hurry!). I also added gold embossing round the edge, lace, buttons and diamond glaze to some of the buttons in the background. I am therefore entering this into SSSS 'Studio 490/Wendi Vecchi', CCC 'sewing box', OLL 'Vintage', and PTW 'Anything goes' challenges. That is all from me for now.  I wont be back until Monday now as I am off to my parents for Easter.  Have a very Happy Easter everyone,
Love & God Bless,
Caro
x

23 comments:

Doone said...

the tag is magnificent, we are in a blizzard at the moment - I am so glad I don't have to leave the house first thing this morning...
DDx @ 80

Helen said...

Love your tag, it is gorgeous! Hope Alex gets out and enjoys the snow - I haven't got any thank goodness! Snow in April isn't that unusual, but it is a pain!!!
Have a good Easter with your parents. Helen, 18

Spyder said...

Snow!! everyone's getting snow! well, it was sunny here yesterday, and still is, but it's suddenly getting colder!
Love your tag and of course your crafty desk! Have a lovely Easter, HaPpY wOyWw!

((Lyn)) #22

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag, I love the lace across the bottom, works perfectly with Wendy's bodice image. Lovely background too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

Candy C said...

Lovely tag Caro. Nicely done! Oh my goodness! We're having record high temps and you're getting SNOW! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

May said...

Love the tag Fabulous!!! Not keen on the snow.... I hope it clears so Alex can enjoy his day!! Happy Easter, Hugs May x x x No11

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a pretty tag!! :)
And I can't believe you have snow. We were in the 90's on Monday. But more normal temps today.
My son would love the snow though :)

Mary Jo #120

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a pretty tag, ooh snow, none here thankfully. Take care, & enjoy peeking at the WOYWW desks this week. Zo xx 78

Lizzybobs said...

Your desk looks lovely and crafty today and I love that tag - thanks for sharing - love Liz #45

Rita said...

Magnificent tag. you've made it sointeresting too. Have a lovely Easter. Hugs Rita xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor well done Caro, that's some heavy weight marking you had to do!! You and your mugs of tea make me smile...I can't drink more than one a day! Hope Alex got a chance in the snow, it makes me happy that someone is enjoying it!!

Miriam said...

fabulous tag.

#107

Caz said...

Love the tag - ditto the mug of tea....I am so crabby before the first cup of the day!
I had to drive through some of that white stuff today M1 from Leicester up to Drax - not very pleasant especially through the Sheffield area - it looked a bit like your garden!!
Happy WOYWW!!
Caz
xxx
#164

My name is Cindy said...

Yuk, Snow!! Although I admit it looks pretty in a picture but its as close as I like to get! Great tag, Happy WOYWW Cindy #67

Judy said...

That snow looks wonderful, but we don't get snow here.
Love that tag.i love making tags too.

Ribbon Girl said...

Very nice tag - our snow has gone now and I hope it doesn't come back in a hurry - thanks for joining in with Papertake Weekly Challenge. Mary G x

MaggieC said...

Now that looks more fun than marking. Don't get lost in the snow, and I hope you get your proposed trip in spite of the snow. xx Maggie #9

having a {me} day said...

Oh I love your sewing themed tag, it is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Delphine said...

Gorgeous tag! I love the colours and sewing elements! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Fun peeking at your desk, and I do love your Wendy tag.

SophieNewton said...

Sorry I'm a bit late this week! Fabulous tag, happy easter x
Sophie no.71

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is brilliant that tag is beautifully designed and so vintage, this looks amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB.
Hugs
Lorraine x

craftykitten said...

Great tag! Love the lace. Thanks for joining us at OLL for our Vintage challenge this time.
hugs
Dawn xx