Tuesday 9 July 2013

A hot and sunny WOYWW!

Firstly an apology for missing last weeks WOYWW, but I was at a conference in Bristol with no internet (see previous post for photos of our post meal on SS Great Britain!). I did miss my weekly nose round the desks of the world, but am back now ready to play!  This is my desk as it was on Tuesday evening looking alarmingly empty and tidy...the stamps at the back are left over from Alex's crafting session on Tuesday morning, the bright yellow piece of paper is his milk order for next term(!) and the apple is there in case I get peckish between meals (trying to cut down on chocolate).  The astute among you will notice my trusty mug of tea is missing... that is because I have drunk several mugs today and the sweat has literally poured off my nose so I have opted for diet coke with lots of ice to cool me down.
Crafting wise I have had fun this week.. I had to make a travel journal for a yellow knitted crab that has been staying with us.. she is off on her travels again tomorrow so now has a journal to go with her!  I am entering this into Crafty cardmakers 'holiday' as this little crab (known as Great Aunt Crabatha - see the central photo for a portrait of her) is on her hols! I am also entering it into Aud Sentiments 'two words' challenge (Travel Journal!) and Delicious Doodles 'heavy metal' (silver peels offs).
I went to a wedding at the weekend  (photos will appear on here on Friday) and so I can now show you the card I made.  I am entering this into Cupcake Craft challenges 'anything but a square' as it is a rectangular card and PTW 'old, new, borrowed or blue' (blue card, old stamps, new digi image).
The next card I made was for my sister-in-law (she loves elephants) and features a digi stamp in the centre and then little corner stamps.  The background was coloured using dylusions ink sprays (having masked over the elephant to protect it and keep it black and white) and finished off with stitching drawn on in pen, and white edging round the elephant. I am therefore entering this into SSSS 'a little stamping' and MTTC 'masking' (I hope this type of masking is OK).  That is all from me for now... back on Friday with wedding photos.  Have a great week everyone.


Spyder said...

Lovely tidy desk, I'm still in a muddle, have been for weeks! Am trying to be tidy for this weeks WOYWW< but probably won't make it....Happy Early woyww!


~ginny said...

What a fun project! I send best wishes to Great Aunt Crabatha for a safe journey! Glad you are sharing your project and best of luck in the “Two Word” Sentiment Challenge!
~ginny g
Design Team – Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous selection of creations you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Virginia said...

Loving the cards and the journal! Tidy desks always scare me as I'm never quite sure where to start again!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the bright colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this fortnight, good luck!
Hugs Shell

Unknown said...

Fabulous cards Caro, love the wedding one, so very pretty, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck xxx

Annie said...

I love Aunt Crabatha's journal and hope she enjoys her travels. Have a great week.
A x #61

Sandra said...

Your Travel Journal is sweet.
All your cards are lovely
Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments

sandra de said...

A travel journal for a knitted crab is very unique. Hope it has lots of tales to recount. Love the card with the elephant great colours and you have managed to keep central image very clean. I always have leaks when I use sprays. Have a lovely week.
Sandra de @84

Jan said...

Great space and cards xx Jan (102)

Unknown said...

Great cards and journal, but have to say I just love the elephant.


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous makes, the colours are lovely!

Thank you for playing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.


shazsilverwolf said...

Love the elephant stamp, its ace. Cool that Aunt Crabatha can journal her holiday in style now.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #51

glitterandglue said...

An empty desk! Goodness, that can't be right, surely?? Enjoy the coke and ice - we, too, have gone for long cool drinks this last two weeks. The cards are lovely, I'm sure everyone who receives them will be thrilled with your hard work. Well done.
Have a great week.
Margaret #66

JoZart Designs said...

Suer tidy desk ... it must be catching! great Aunt Crabatha sounds like a friend of Flat Susan travelling around as she does.
Lovely cards you made and the elephant image is fabulous.
Thanks for dropping in on me and for your lovely comment. Neet's class really was good!
Jo x

JoZart Designs said...

Suer tidy desk ... it must be catching! great Aunt Crabatha sounds like a friend of Flat Susan travelling around as she does.
Lovely cards you made and the elephant image is fabulous.
Thanks for dropping in on me and for your lovely comment. Neet's class really was good!
Jo x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Aunt Crabatha!! Lol!! She looks to have been a happy guest :-) where is she going next??
I love that elephant card...it's so funky. The black and white is fab against the multi coloured background.
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Krisha said...

OH I LOVE the elephant card!! Now get to work on that very squeaky clean desk....LOL
Krisha #5

Hettie said...

Neat looking desk there Caro and your cards are great. Great Aunt Crabatha! V funny!

Lin said...

I do hope 'Great Aunt Crabatha' has a safe journey, wouldn't want her to unravel!

Cute project, thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Robin said...

Hi Caro! So nice to get to visit you and what a nice and tidy desk! The cards you made are absolutely beautiful and I hope your entries win! The elephant is my fav as I like elephants and love the pasley designs. Have a great WOYWW week and fun at the wedding too. Rasz #111

Jackie said...

Yes I noticed your cup is missing its been a bit hot so diet Coke would have been the better option!
I really like the card you have made with the elephant on and dylusions ink sprays
Thank you for visiting me already

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Some wonderful art. Your travel journal will be great to see when finished. Your friends will love the card made especially for them, I'm sure. Love the elephant card, so bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week

Josephine said...

What a fabulous collection of projects! Your Aunt Crabitha is sweet - hope she enjoys her holiday!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

tiggertastic said...

excellent selection of makes here


Anonymous said...

Lovely creations...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Sandra said...

What a stunning creations! the elephant of pattern paper is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Unknown said...

Your cards are wonderful. I LOVE the elephant. How did you manage an exact mask for that?? What do you usually use for masking?? I've seen a few ways, both a bit fussy for me. It's been very hot and humid in my neck of the woods too (thank god for AC), though we have had rain every day for the past 18 days. I enjoyed my visit. Have a great weekend. (((HUGS)))

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

A beautiful wedding card. Hope the event went well. I went to the SS Great Britain years ago, soon after it was brought back. I know it has changed dramatically since then and look forward to seeing your photos. Thank you for your visit this week. Flash is still fed up, but the roof is going well. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #10

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful layout Caro Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping over going to peek at Friday smile, Shaz in oz.x #35

trisha too said...

Well you've been a busy woywwer--I suppose we'll forgive you missing a week . . . ;) (That coming from someone who drops off the face of the blogosphere for weeks at a time, lol!!)

Thank you for stopping by this woyww, Caro, I appreciate your visit.


Cards By MI said...

What a fun crab project. Lovely idea. Thanks for playing with us over at CCM this week.
Love n hugs

Cazza said...

Such a beautiful wedding card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Cupcake Craft Challenges :o)