Wednesday, 15 December 2010

WOYWW - Week 80 + the V & W cards in the Alphabet Series

Good Morning everyone,

Another What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday is here and once again I don't know where the week has gone. I did try to get round as many of you as possible this last week but, unfortunately, I didn't make it to all - this Christmas thing has just taken over my life completely! So apologies to those I missed and I will try to visit you all this week.

Not much to show morning - last night completed a card and tidied everything away ready for the next project. However, there is a couple of goodies from Sir Stampalot there- yeah, the postman got through : ) - the Christmas edition of the Magnolia magazine to browse through and draw inspiration from - a bit late for this season but, as I intend to get ahead of the game for next year and produce one Christmas card a week in 2011, it won't be wasted. And a Penny Black Stamp, Winter Bow - it's beautiful and I can't wait to do something with it!

I'm almost at the end of the Alphabet series now - just two more to do. I was almost stumped for what to do for V until I received the Hinny Bop CD, Santa's Christmas Treasures. I originally got this for the inserts - I'd admired them when I saw them on some cards of Ginny's - you can see an example here on her blog, AsIDoRodos. The contents are vintagy and from that the theme for the card emerged - V for Vintage Christmas:

Materials Used: papers & image from Santa's Christmas Treasures CD; gold and lilac cardstock for matting; paper lace borders by Siesta; purple Prima flowers; white rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts; lilac/silver ribbon; silver stickles; glittery brads; glitter; inside greeting copied from an old Christmas card!

And here's the insert I used:

The W card was much easier as I'd had the stamp and the idea for quite sometime - Walking in a Winter Wonderland. And, with my friend, Ruthie, in mind I knew I wanted to use her favourite colour combination - brown and turquoise - if at all possible.

Materials used: Salt coloured double Swiss dot cardstock for base and turquoise/brown satin ribbon from Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn; design paper from Paper Cellar; Ladybug Crafts Ink Nikki stamp coloured with Promarkers; Docrafts Winter Wonderland stamp; G Studio turquoise ink pad; iridescent glitter; inside stamp from Sentiments 4 You.
Love this stamp of Nikki, more running with her dog than walking but definitely enjoying the snow. Ruthie has a rather boisterous spaniel, Charlie, so this stamp is so apt. Charlie could not walk anywhere - he's got to run and jump!  
The ribbon was a find - perfect for this card . Hayley at Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn shares my enthusiasm for ribbon. She's also a talented designer and you can see some of her work on her blogspot here.  Apart from this I didn't use much in the way of embellishments - quite restrained for me. The Winter Wonderland stamp is not clear in the above photograph so here's a close up.

Of course I did decorated the inside as usual - loved that design paper from Paper Cellar. 

And after looking at all the above you want to know more of what WOYWW is all about, and go on the biggest blog hop ever to snoop on even more interesting crafty spaces and inspirational blogs, then please pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and maybe even join in What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. I'm sure you will be welcome.

I have another card to post, hopefully later today, if the light improves and I get some decent photographs - roll on the lighter days! In the meantime, I'm off for a cup of tea.

Bye for now,


Christa said...

Hi Elizabeth. I think everybody is very busy at this time of too. I like those two cards , especially the vintage one. The other one is beautifully coloured in such nice colours. Compliment ! Love from Holland , Christa.

Annie said...

Love your cards. We are all really busy at this time of year so please don't stress.
If you fancy being in with a chance to win a little knitted Christmas bear and haven't already put your name down then pop over to my blog to be in with a chance :-)
A x

Zue said...

You have done some really nice cards. I have not come across that magazine before, where did you get it, if you don't mind me asking?
Sue xx 86

Helen said...

Love the cards. I agree, don't worry about how many people you can get round.

akilli melek said...

Hi Elizabeth

not playing this week, various reasons, but wanted to pop over to say hi now that i have a second to myself.

your cards are just lovely. I like the Winter wonderland one especially, but that is cos I'm a sucker for christmas & snow.

glad the postie got through, I have been waiting for my mum to tell me that stuff has arrived for weeks.

i know what you mean about christmas taking over. good idea about a card a week in 2011.

bye just now

Chrissie said...

Cute cards Elizabeth!
Thanks for the snoop!
Chrissie #1

Lavinia said...

The magazine look good! And I like the scroll stamp. One card a week till next year, good for you sure they will all be great ones too. The V for Vintage is a Beauty love the image you have used!
Lavina 103

Marjo said...

Fantastic cards! Magnolialicious mag

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #25

jude said...

Your cards are beauitful adore the V=Vintage christmas card.I am also starting in jan to get ready for xmas 2011 .With ill health m9ost of December and still not ready i am going to start to do all christmas challenges in jan!By December wow i be finished well hopefully.
Have fab day and wishing you and yours a very happy christmas and happy healthy New Year
hugs judex

Anonymous said...

I like the two cards as well. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by my desk during this busy time of the year. :-) #5

Scrapcollectr said...

Love that card of the little girl running. Great coloring! Hope you got your pkg!
Thx for visiting...

Scrapcollectr said...

Sorry...sometimes I slip and "smile" comes out "smoke"! lol.
I meant "smile"!

Lou Mac said...

I love that image on the brown and turquoise card. That Magnolia magazine looks fun! :) I would love a flick through that!!

Thanks for letting us peak. I'm glad I'm not the only crafter who likes a tidy up before starting a new project!

Lou. xo #112

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, congratulations on doing so well with your alphabet series! the cards look great!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Thanks for sharing this week. I think we are all being run a little ragged right about now. Happy Holidays. #79

Julia Dunnit said...

A Magnolia magazine huh? Well I never did! Well done on the alphabetty challenge, I really like the vintage V card!

voodoo vixen said...

Love the idea of the alphabet cards and my fav is the vintage Christmas one, fab colours! Annette #7

Hayley @ said...

Beautiful cards Elizabeth, the turquoise and brown combination always works so well.
I've barely had time to sit and think recently let alone make cards, I've really struggled this year but I'm hoping next year will be slightly less stressful and we have less illness!
I wanted to send you a quick message, on my blog I've posted a current offer (I couldn't remember whether you get the newsletter?) and didn't want you to miss out if you were planning a little shop soon whilst the offer is on).
I hope you're well and preapred for Christmas?

Nicky said...

Lol glad its not just me struggleing to visit everyone at the moment - I think we all need more hours in the day - love your vintage cards great colours ~ Nicky 15

Susan said...

Happy Late WOYWW! Thanks for popping past my blog to check out my desk!
Beautiful cards Elizabeth. My BFF and I have decided to start making our 2011 Christmas cards in June!
Susan xxox #16

Sanna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Merry Christmas!