Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Relatively Tidy Desk and a Snowman

It's that time of the week again.  It's your time to see my desk!  Well, yes but it's been kinda tidied as I finish one project and prepare to start on another.  And this desk view is brought to you by Julia at the Stamping Ground in Wiltshire, England!    She has been sponsoring this weekly blog tour for 253 weeks.  That's almost 5 years!!  Be sure to click through to her blog when you've finished reading mine.


So.... my desk.  It's ready and waiting for me to make my 4 card samples for my May class.  I have the paper ready and waiting on the left.  It's the Sports collection by Graphic 45. Under the paper is a DVD case of stamps that I had out to use on the card on my mat.  There is also some glue dots in the upper left, and, working left to right, my bone folder, black ink pad, acrylic foam blocks, foam mounting tape, scissors, and ATG tape gun.  My poor Ott light base is absolutely loaded with stuff and I do need to clean it out but it holds glitter pens, journaling pens, scissors, rhinestones, and oh so much!  Would you like to see the completed card??


This card is in response to a sketch challenge on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  I am doing these off and on to be sure I have enough Christmas cards in November.  I have a good start!  The stamped text is from a set called Trendy Greetings by Red Rubber Designs. This set does get a lot of use and I've had it for a LONG time. But I focused on the paper itself for most of my design.


I tried to get a good pic of this little guy.  I used my Clear Wink of Stella brush on his body (all the snow anyway).  I also used the brush on the star, holly leaf, and snow beanie around the text.  Maybe by clicking on the picture and enlarging it you can see it. I used a couple hexagon punches to make the focal point but I cut down the larger one so that the layering would be more comparable.  If you would like to see more cards using this particular sketch just click on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.

So, I've given you few places to check out. Be sure and have your favorite beverage as you view so many desks with great projects to inspire you as you will be hopping all over the world!  Click on the Stamping Ground and head to England.

27 comments:

Nicky said...

Great card you have been making - love how all your handy goodies are in the OTT light base - thanks for sharing - Nicky 6

Robyn said...

Nice to know there is a desk under there holding things up!
thanks for visiting, your kind words and the snoop around.
robyn5

trisha too said...

Carol, your link on Julia's blog didn't work right--but it does at least come to your blog!

Aren't those Winks great? I love the clear, so sparkly! It's hard to photograph, isn't it?

:)trisha
#13 this week with
fairies, a please, and
a thank you!

Nikki C said...

I just love snowmen cards they always make me smile and I agree with trying to make a few xmas cards early I'm always trying to get ahead with it :) hugs Nikki 3

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Carol,and happy WOYWW. Tidy desk - tick, and cute snowman card - tick, and you've a good start on your Christmas cards too (I play the Christmas challenges and have 25 made). Cheers and have a great week RobynO#29

jill said...

A good crafting desk & lovely card. Happy woyww jill # 35

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Carol. Happy WOYWW. I'm a past WOYWW member just coming back after a six month plus break. Oh awesome you are making Christmas cards already...EVERY year I try and never do and end up with a hugs rush at the end. I think you have inspired me to get cracking though. Love the snow man card
hugs
Annette In Oz #23

Sandy said...

Must remember to make a few Christmas cards soon. It was so handy having just the few I made last year.. What a cute snowman..
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :) #44

Belinda Basson said...

mmmmm....not great with Christmas at any time of the year...perhaps I should do a few a month and then it won't seem so bad. #39

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I was just about to click and enlarge when you showed me anyway - neat desk and fab Christmas Card. In April. just so we're clear, I read your reason for it, I just can't quite absorb it! Love the hexagon punch - makes a super change from circles.

Julie Kirk said...

This might sound strange but I was surprised to see an ATG gun in a colour other than yellow! [I know ... sounds like I've lived a sheltered life doesn't it?!] ;-)

All my crafty friends have one an, on a recent crafting break away together there was a small army of identical yellow guns all lied up across the workspace! So your red one leapt out at me amongst all the creative things on your desk!

Julie :-) #68

Chrysalis said...

Love the card, and the fact that you manage to tidy between projects! Have a fab week, Chris # 35

Cathy L. Calamas said...

OMGoodness, Christmas cards. I can't even think about it. LOL! Love the layering of the hexagons. Very pretty.
Here from WOYWDW , Happy Wednesday!
Cathy #80

fairy thoughts said...

You are very organised and your card is great but I'm sorry I cannot 'do' Christmas at this time of year
Janet

April Story said...

What a cute snowman. What a good idea - get your cards done early. I work best under pressure myself. lol
April #22

Sandy Leigh said...

Your card samples will be so cute! I just recently discovered Graphic 45 stuff, and love it. Thanks for stopping by! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #1

Krisha said...

OI had a good start on Christmas cards, but I'm not sure what happened....lol Your snowman is precious.
Krisha #17

fabiola jaques said...

très mignonne carte et ingénieux emploi du sketch, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, a bientôt, biz

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

Adorable Christmas card! I absolutely love the hexagons - I'm seeing them all over the place today! people must be really tired of circles! hah!

Mynn xx said...

EEK! This is darling! LOVE that fun paper and I adore the layered hexagon shapes, too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

Kyla said...

It's great that you are making Christmas cards already. I'm always a procrastinator. The snowman card is very cute.
Thanks for letting us have a peek. Kyla#32

Ruth M said...

What a fun card, that paper is fab, I love the snowman and the beanie hat! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT, hope we see you again very soon! Ruth x

Pat Couder said...

Cute snowman and I like the way youve punched him from the patterned paper

Kelly said...

Love the card! Do you have to have made a card to be 'behind' on the project? I intend to start mine in Jan. Maybe more of a summer project when I need to hide in the cooler basement studio. I'm off to check out 52 for inspiration. Creative Blessings Kelly #82

Deborah Frings said...

I love your take on the sketch! the paper you've used is super and I like the hexagon shape to focus on the snowman. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Daniella said...

I love that paper on the left! And, of course, I love that snowman!!
xxDaniella~2

Louise van Vuren said...

Great take on the sketch, like the hexagon panel and of course your lovely snowman! That paper is very eye-catching. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT

Louise xx