Wednesday 21 November 2012

Stress! (WOYWW)

As usual Alex borrowed my desk before school yesterday morning to create a 3D robot with my help.
Here is the final product -we didn't have time for the arms!
I am feeling somewhat stressed today...I have to finalise all corrections for all the paperwork for the main work project I have been working on all year, and it has to be done by lunchtime!  No pressure then!  This is why my desk looked like this yesterday during the day, once Alex had finished with it...rather boring and covered with work stuff. Why am I showing you my desk you may ask?  It is to join in with a fascinating blog hop at Julia's entitled 'What's on your workdesk Wednesday'...pop over and check it out.
I did take a little time off yesterday evening, which is why it is now looking like this...somewhat more creative and interesting. My smash book is off to one side, and the two latest Christmas cards are sat in the centre with various Christmas stamps shoved to the back.  My mug is sadly nearly empty of tea, but as I am now at work (this post is on a timer - I hope) I will have a fresh mug in my hand by now!
The latest page of my faith smash book is quite simple...When I saw the background paper I thought of two verses from the Bible 'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens' from Ecclesiastes and 'Be still and know that I am God' from Psalm 46:10.  I decided to do type out each verse, with a little explanation as to its meaning, and then a prayer related to the explanation and verse.  I surrounded each of those with a mixture of 3 different leaf stamps, in three different colours, and finished it off with a gold leaf in the bottom righthand corner of each panel. 
I have also made some Christmas cards.  The first one used two pieces of white card, one embossed with a snowflake pattern, some bright red snow flake ribbon and pearls.  The sentiment is stamped onto white card, then layered onto red card and then stuck onto the background with foam pads so that it 'pops up' from the background.  I am entering this card into Speedy Fox 'Pop it up', PTW 'ribbons and pearls', and Creative craft crew 'anything goes'.
The second card used two Cosmo cricket papers, cut out with two different die cuts.  I then added the wooden snowman embellishment, three little pink star stamps in the corner, some stitching detail and the sentiment.  I am entering this into Less is More 'hardware' (I hope wood counts), Crafty cardmakers 'more than one punch/die cut' and stampin for the weekend 'stitching'. 
That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.


Neil said...

Morning, thanks for letting me peek into your creative world this morning. Robots don't need arms, they just use gravity to pull and push things.... Beautiful pages in your faith smash book.

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Caro, I bet you finished your work in time and that it was spot on. Sometimes a bit of pressure produces great results. Your book os going from strength to strength and it sounds like it's a good form of spiritual therapy for you.
You still managed to make a couple of lovely cards so you are getting there!
Have a good week..
Jo x
Great robot by A too!

Words and Pictures said...

Aww, the little wooden snowman is adorable - great cards! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Caro,

ah lovely card you have done but really love your wee book and the talking of two choice verses - so beautifully done and I magnified it to read what you said - so hard isn't it to be still!!
In this busy world, "be still and know I am God" - that is really what Christmas is all about, when you think of it!
... getting to know the gift of Christmas his son Jesus, and Who came the we might in turn know God through a personal relationship with Him, lovely thank you indeed! (cute other pickies too!)
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1

Jacqui Chimes said...

I love smash books/junk journals and have several that are almost full. Thanks for the desk peek Jacqui #96

Andrea said...

love the cute christmas cards hope tall went well and you got more tea! have a wonderful woyww and week with less stress .
ps your sons robot was ace... clever boy. x#26.

Unknown said...

Oh bless, loving the robot, your have to finish him and give him some arms - thanks for the snoop

judie NO-70 xx

Louise B said...

Love the cards and the snowman is cute. #75

Renee B. said...

What an awesome robot your son made! Great Christmas cards, I especially like the first one. Thanks for sharing your space.
Hugs, Renee

Helen said...

Hope you met your deadline! The beautiful pages in your faith journal are a fitting close to it. Helen, 9

Nan G said...

I hope robot man got arms later. :) Lovely cards. Happy WOYWW! Nan 93

Chrissie said...

Cute cards Caro!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Josephine said...

Fabulous cards!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Julia Dunnit said...

Great robot, if armless for are a patient mum! Pretty Christmas cards too, love the pages in your smash lovely to turn the page and know immediately what the background means to you!

Unknown said...

What A great card you have made and a cute image!

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


Unknown said...

Simple but beautiful!

Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


Jen Nelson said...

Hi caro hope you got everything finished
fab cards
thanks for joining us
Jen x
Less Is More

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That was a lovely page from your faith journal - I can see why the image prompted the text!
I like your snowflake card very much - simple and elegant!!
Hugs, LLJ #36 xx

Eliza said...

Hope you managed to get your work completed, lovely cards especially the embossed one, I like embossed cards the most I think LOL

Just popping in to say hi I have not posted this week to busy with work etc. Catch you next time.


Elle said...

Great Card. Love the armless robot...very cool. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


JoZart Designs said...

Hi Caro
I did send you details in an email but I just wanted you to know that I have put the chocolate wraps on my blog with instructions and also decent scans (now I've got the new printer/scanner in) and you'll be able to copy and print them now.
Have fun,
Jo x

Ani said...

Your cards are lovely! I love the simplicity and elegance of the first card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew!