Wednesday, 18 May 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 102 + Tempus Fugit Card

Hello WOYWWers, Followers & All,

Not much to be seen on my desk this Wednesday morning. I tidied up after the card I made yesterday and started on another. Sorry, but apart from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse papers and the yellow card base, can't let you see it as it is just possible the intended recipient might be looking. Hence the strategically placed magazine, the latest issue of Scrapbook Magazine. It's open at an article entitled 'Making Your Own Hardware' by Helen Salthouse which I've found particularly interesting. Helen shows how to make metallic effect hardware embellishments like the clock you can see together with a variety of other useful effects. The box which once held diabetic ice cream (yes, not exactly Haagen Daz, but when needs must ... sigh) now holds all my small punches including the very hand corner rounder which is lying out. So that's my desk this morning.

Here's the card I completed yesterday, just in time to go out in the post today.

It's for my little brother's 60th birthday - I can hardly believe it. I can still remember the day he was brought home from the hospital. I climbed up onto the sofa to get a peek at this baby in his pram, I was only 3 at the time, and it was love at first sight - he was gorgeous! And now here he is hurtling toward retirement age - how did that happen : )

As you can see the card is an easel and I went for clocks, more clocks and even more clocks. Not a subtle reminder of time flying but if he hasn't started on his 'bucket list' yet this might give him the nudge he needs.

Most of the materials were computer generated, there's some stamping, embossing. distressing and a lot of matting and layering. Hopefully, Colin will like it.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Card base from docrafts Premium Textured Cardstock A4 size; matting & layering with gold mirror card, 200gsm (Create & Craft) & black leather effect card, 300gsm (Hougie); white A4 card 200gsm for printing out toppers & greeting.
  • Paper: Super Smooth A4 matt paper, for printing design paper.
  • Digital: CD-Rom, Cardz 4 Men from Jem’s Designs; My Craft Studio Professional.
  • Stamping: Tempus Fugit & Watch – a freebie from Craft Stamper; VersaMark; Sheena’s WOW embossing powder in Bark Regular.
  • Other materials: Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads in old paper & brushed corduroy; bakers twine, The Ribbon Girl; gold brad & gold chain from stash.
Wondering what this WOYWW thing is. Then pop over to the Queen of Desks, Julia's Stamping Ground - link here - and take a tootle round the links to dozens of crafty desks, (or tables, kitchen worktops, floor spaces) from all around the world. Be careful though, it's addictive and you may find yourself joining in.

Hopefully we are all back to normal after last weeks Blogger disaster. We were promised that we would get our postings and comments back, the ones that were lost on the fateful day, but mine certainly didn't reappear so apologies to my commenters if I didn't get back to you.

That's it folks for now. Hope you all have a great week ahead and I will, as ever, endeavour to visit as many of you as I can just to see what you are all up to today.

Take care and happy crafting,


Anonymous said...

My baby brother turn 60 on the 4th of this month, Elizabeth but I can't remember him coming home. Mum says I was always telling her he was crying when he was out in the garden in the pram. ( Though were the days when babies spent hours out in the fresh air. LOL).
Love the card you did for him.
x Tricia

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card your brother is going to love it.

akilli melek said...

Elizabeth you are awful! that bucket list made me laugh out loud!!!

I love the card by the way, so unusual.

Just back to the computer today after spending a couple of weeks sorting my house, had to get my crafty fix by visiting and saying hello. Thanks for the thoughtful message you left on my last post too.

Hope you have a great week

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

What an awesome card! It shows you put a lot of effort into it. Happy WOYWW! :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

My big brother turns 60 on the 7th of next month must be catching I think...he was the one who throguh I was cute when I came home or I hope he did.. not totally how did turning 60 happen tempus fugit, Elizabeth! :D
I have clock with that on it actually and love and adore the card... very clever... and he will be thrilled and start on the bucket list at once... happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Andria said...

Happy birthday to your "little" brother! Beautiful much detail. Thanks for sharing how you made it. Happy WOYWW!

Sarn said...

Hee hee! LOVE that wooden box with the chickens on the front (being a chicken keeper!).

Great desk.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY DESK here

Neet said...

Oh Elizabth - that card is amazing. I love it and am sure your baby brother will too. What a lovely card for a special birthday. Thanks for sharing. #10

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

What a beautiful card - I bet it will be much appreciated.
Rebecca (51)

Unknown said...

That card is just lovely!

JoZart Designs said...

Your special card for your bro is gorgeous and I'm sure he'll be thrilled. A real keepsake. Happy 60th to Colin and well done to you!
JoZarty xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love that card - lovely tidy desk too. Enjoy your read! Sunshine Girl no. 40

Helen said...

What a great card!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

He will LOVE it... how could he not? Like youe take on an easel card too... had not seen one made like that.
Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Great card, sure he'll love it.

Brenda 84

Carrie said...

I just posted a comment and it went absent in cyber space!! Naughty blogger!!! What I had posted will probably reappear at some point but I just wanted to say how awesome this project is!! I love clocks and steampunk and chains and.....oooooooh, this project has really blown me away! Hope you are keeping well.

Julia Dunnit said...

Your card for Colin is totally fab Elizabeth, am sure he'll be really chuffed at your labour of love. Helen Salthouse is an on and off WOYWWer - you can find her at - she writes a great blog as well as crafts up a storm. Hard to like!!!!!

Louise said...

Your card is great, I love it and I'm sure your brother will too :)

Hope you had a great Wednesday.


uhooi said...

The cards are very creative and nice,,

RosC said...

Hi Elizabeth,
My little brother turned 60 last November. I recall he had us thinking he'd arrived and then he hadn't. Dad and I went back & forth to the hospital baby! He stayed on in comfort. Then when I finally saw him, he was a great disappointment - couldn't talk, no teeth!
Love the card. Must say we're both onto the bucket lists too.
Yours as ever,
Ros. (140)

lisa said...

I've been reading that very same article today. It's really interesting isn't it. I shall definitely be having a go at some of the ideas.
Your card for your brother is stunning, he'll love it. That watch stamp is one of my favourites.
Hugs Lisax

Di said...

Fabulous card for your brother Elizabeth! Life is manic here so am late trying to catch up my WOYWW hop around. BTW, those scones looked yummy too!! Di xx

Crafting Gill said...

this is fantastic its so hardto make cards for men i think and this one just fits the bill love it
GIll xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is magnificent really amazing well done Elizabeth so much detail and very manly.