Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WOYWW #63

I  know everyone thinks these Wednesday's come around every day, this week is no exception. Where did the other days go? The wonderful leader of woyww, Julia, may just have the answer I wonder.

I tried to get around all the desks last week but failed miserably. Will have to try harder this week, even if that's how long it takes. It's great having a peek at what everyone is up to, how they organise their craft or what goodies they have just acquired. I like it in the winter when folk leave their curtains open and their light on!! Oh! shouldn't have said that should I?  just so you can see inside.

Anyway, apart from growing a new chin this week, I have a skin infection which has made my chin twice the size, red, sore and flaking!  I've managed to make a few ATCs. Firstly though, here's that faux porcelain flower from last week.


I made the mistake of assembling the flower then trying to UTEE it. Wrong. I couldn't get the utee on most of it so ended up trying to pour it on. the flower was covered in bubbles and 'strings' of the stuff. Not to be beaten, I waited for it to dry then splodged loads of distress stickles over the horrid bits. It's not too bad now.

Today's desk looks like a bomb has dropped. I took my photos yesterday, not knowing what the light was going to be like today.


You may just notice my lovely Wendy Vecchi stamps. No idea where they came from!!!!!! The lovely postie just left them the other day.


I have played to my heart's content with these stamps taking some inspiration from the amazing sample sheet which came with them.




Sorry about the picture quality on this heart ATC. Sometimes my camera takes amazing photos and sometimes it's 'pants'. This is a full blown 'knicker' photo. The top card was inspired by the samples but the heart one is all mine. I used Tim's 'postage on the edge die'  for the mount board just to give some shape for a change to the usual oblong. Worked well me thinks.


This was fun but not for the little bird. He is the grungeboard bird I cut out last week together with the cage, again using Tim's dies. However, I cut his little legs off to make this card. He didn't notice, honest.



Another rubbish pic., but you get the idea. All the cards have been made using distressing over papers or stamped images, grungepaper which has been die cut or stamped and then cut out, over stamped and distressed. My little stash of cards for swapping is growing now ready for the 18 Sept. and the workshop with Lindsay, when several of us gather together for a day of fun.

Enjoy your Wednesday. I'm off to rush around a few work desks for a good 'ol nosey, I mean peek. xx

43 comments:

SDCrafts said...

That's it then - growing a new chin is a national pandemic outbreak! Yours truly has caught it too - and some! About to used concealer stick - again...

Love the work you are doing now- makes me wonder - have £30 to spend on craft - shall I get the Tim TSV, wat says you, Joanne?

SDCrafts said...

even - what says you?

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW i love the flower. There is a fabby demo of doing that in this months craft stamper. (U probably knew that though)
Thanks for sharing all the atcs. Hope your chin issues are sorted out soon, Love N Huggys Hazelxoxo

Wipso said...

Lovely cards. Hope your chin prob settles down very soon.
A x

Stressed Stamper said...

How busy have you been - wish my postie would leave me a parcel like that. Happy WOYWW

Artyjen said...

Chin up!! LOL (sorry could not resist!) Hope it's better real soon.
I'll have to get working on my ATC's..trying to do a couple as I do each chunky book page but it does not all go to plan!
xoxo Sioux

Neet said...

Must get around to trying one of those roses. Fab cards - thanks for the sharing. Happy WOYWW.

Spyder said...

ohoo how nice having crafty stuff turn up, and you don't know whee it came from, I guess you must have won it! Love those ATC's really smart! And your flower turned out fabulous! Have a good woyww!!

((Lyn))

Doreen said...

You have been busy,great space.xxx

angeleef said...

That flower just looks gorgeous!
You've been one busy lady this week, seeing all those beautifull ATC's. Great job on those!
Happy WOYWW
** Evi **
I have a little blogcandy over at my blog, would love for you to enter!

Sue said...

Hi ya
gorgeous flowers, lovely ATC, hope your hands are soon better,thanks for the snoop, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

Piddawinkle said...

that looks a great place to work, and your flower is great I would never have noticed there was anything wrong!! with it, but have just made opticians appt, LOL. Love your ATC's, would love to do swap in the future, like the die cut bottoms, now I oomed and aahed over which on the edge to buy yesterday and bought the scrollwork, but now i want the postage one too, grrr, this WOYWW is not good for me I end up with a huge I want list (aka by hook or by crook list) :)

Darcy said...

you did really well to rescue the porcelain flower, some great work you've been doing. hope the skin irritation settles down soon.

Theresa said...

Really love the porcelain flower and don't think your desk looks messy at all.
Hope you feel better soon:)

Doone said...

oooh - double chin - nasty - do hope it heals soon - take care of yourself,

love your porcelaine flower

am nearly half way through but am baing fed an watered by youngest son so am not taking a brek - there is so much good stuff and If I dont look today it kinda backlogs, and then I feel oblidged to comemnt rather than just look


but then I am, as I keep, saying today - absolutely barking ( and blind, and stupid...)

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, the ideas sheets that come with Wendy's stamps ARE great, aren't they?!

Bluefairy4U said...

Oh I do hope your infection gets better. Love your flower and all your lovely cards. Just adore your new stamps must get them too. Have a lovely evening JO.xxxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the ATC's and really wish I had the same postman as you...I could do with those Wendy Vecchi stamps!!

xx

Chrissie said...

Well done on the flower rescue.It looks great.Hope your chin is back to normal soon!
Chrissie

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love the flower. Hope you feel better soon.

kath said...

thanks for sharing your fabby workspace today joanne and gorgeous cards...hugs kath xxx

ikki said...

Great cards and lovely flower. Hope you'll be feeling better soon. immi

Kay said...

What a kind postman you have :) Love the way the flower turned out in the end. Hope your chin gets better soon.

Maz said...

What a kind postie, leaving those stamps for you! I wish some would just "appear" on my doorstep! x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Joanne
thanks for the visit and I agree after the snoop you are a rounded 5/10. Love your work and that flower is gorgeous
hugs Kate xx

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely pieces of art on your desk this week. Snap I have used those Wendy Vecchi stamps today for a challenge. Enjoy your new goodies. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Heather x said...

Beautiful atc's babe and I hope your chin gets better soon :)
*hugs* Heather x

Julie M said...

Joanne your stamps are so beautiful, I love the Wendy Vecchi ones, sigh - more on the wish-list!!! Love the faux porcelain flower - the colours are fab. Hope your chin returns to normal soon - that sounds very sore.

Julie :o)

Angie said...

Your desk really does not look as though a bomb had hit it ...love the ATC's especially the last one.

Candace said...

Love your work, thanks for sharing Hugs Candace

Sheila said...

Pretty flower & awesome ATCs. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

I havent had chance to get my melt pot out yet to try the flowers in it but hope to soon! Love all of those ATCs you have made again I havent made an ATC for years now but after seeing all these I am thinking about restarting that little addiction! And how lovely to have some Wendy Vecchi stamps too - I dont have any :( might also have to remedy that in November if they have any at Hobbycrafts! (am already planning what I need - sorry want!)

Anne said...

All beautiful - but my favourite is the little blue bird. Gorgeous!

Sid said...

Great ATC's and desk !!

Claireliz said...

great workspace, thanks for sharing
C
xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Joanne, Like your tidy desk (well it's tidy by my standards!) is that a home made carousel for your blenders? I've not seen one like that before, very swish:D
Great ATC's very Tim,ish:D
Thank you for popping by my desk, a lovely warm welcome but I was perplexed by your message, how did you know I was a first timer just because there was a small bit of idea-ology sitting there? I really am a newbie, did I break any unwritten rule?ROFL
Sorry to hear about your chin, I do hope you are better soon:Dxx

Linda said...

Your ATC's are lovely and so is the flower. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Carola Bartz said...

Your ATCs are beautiful.
I hope your skin infection disappears real soon and you'll feel better.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Just by looking at the pic you would never know there had been a problem. Good job.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late visiting, but I contracted a computer virus. It's still not fixed, but I had to make sure I wasn't infecting anyone. I really love those "eyes" and the bird, too. Happy belated WOYWW.

Julia Dunnit said...

Don't be stressing about getting around if you can't - here I am on Saturday morning, you just have to do when you can! Your new stamps have really inspired you - the ATCs are gorgeous - looks like you're really in the zone. Are you gonna enter the Simon Says challenge - that ned WVecchi style this week...I think you should!

Violets Corner said...

He he, poor bird to get his legs cut! Oh and poor you, hope you're feeling better today. Love your ATCs!


Hugs
Maarit

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh, I love your cards. Wonderful! Love seeing what's on everyone's desk!