Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Welcome to What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Morning all,
Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear meeeeeeee, etc!! Guess what? It's my birthday today so it's all about ME today!!! YAY. Mind you, it's also the birthday of craft buddy Katie (Retrokid) and Winifred so Happy Birthday to you two too.
Some crafting to share with you ...
A very masculine make today

And here is the co-ordinating insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Pearl Grey Peerless Water Colour swiped across the central panel with a broad brush
  • Stampers Anonymous image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
And there you have it, a very masculine and CAS (Clean And Simple) card, perfect for a male birthday. I happen to have several male pals this might suit and I'm only sorry that I have cards for them already!!! Sorry chaps! If I made this card again then I MIGHT dilute the strength of the pearl grey for a lighter background but I like this one exactly as it is!
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Lacy Sunshine - challenge No. 58 - MONOCHROME
  2. Cards and More - challenge No. 132 - ACTION
  3. Addicted to Stamps and More - PHOTO INSPIRATION - I used the monochrome colour inspiration.
Set off yesterday to get me a birthday present as hubby casually announced he'd bought ... NOTHING! Hmmf - you might imagine how that would have gone over this morning - tea in bed, where are my presents? "I haven't got you anything dear"!!! I think NOT!

Since he did such a great job and is also a bit of a plane-o-phile, we came home by way of the airport .. so he was happy too! Re-SULT!

And, since it IS WOYWDW, here's a peek at my room of craftiness - you're right, it's NO tidier than it was last week!!
Have a fab Wednesday


Lauren Hatwell said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Your Purple Craftiness. Have a truly FABULOUS day.

LOVE that train card. It is splendiferous! I think you NEED to make a couple more of those. They are just SO fab!

Good to see the Purple Desk of Craftiness is still primed and ready for action.


Anna said...

Hi Kathy, Happy Birthday to you and the other girls, I hope you have a great day, and I love your card!! Cheers Anna.

Di said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! Hope you have a great day.

Love your masculine card too.


Di xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, Kathy! I am sure that getting your own birthday present makes choosing it juat as fun. Like the casual swipes behind your engine.

Squirrel x said...


scrappyjacky said...

A very Happy Birthday to you....have fun.

SARN said...

Oh you are excused desk tidying duties seeing as it's your BIRTHDAY.


Have a great day.

LOVE the masculine train card. Just perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kylie said...

Was just over at HLS and saw your birthday announcement! Happy Birthday!!!! Over at the HLS Facebook page there is a shout out too :) Have a great day xx

Hettie said...

Happy Birthday Kathy. Loving that twain card.

LesLee said...

Happy Birthday to you.... Happy birthday to you... what a great card... and an awesome hubby you have!! enjoy your day
LesLee hugs to you

sandie said...

Happy Birthday Kathy and what a fab load of goodies! Love your masculine CAS card and pleased you shared with us at ATSM

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Kathy,hope you're having a lovely day.


Debs M said...

Happy Birthday - hope you had a fabulous day x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Happy birthday to you and many more crafty presents ;) - fab masculine card and envelope! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

First of all Happy Birthday Kathy ... sorry I'm a little late. Looks like you've got some fun goodies there - can't wait to see what you make with them. Love your card too although ... you've done a gents card on your own birthday!!! Great for the ATSM challenge and thanks for playing along. Sarah x

catherine said...

Happy Birthday Kathy and hope you had a wonderful day.
x catherine

Loll said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kathy!! Looks like you had a fun day ... and it's better for you to pick out your toys anyways ... that way you get EXACTLY what you want :) xx

Lisbeth K said...

Happy belated birthday! Love the masculine card you made! Thanks for joining Lacy Sunshine, good luck :)
Lisbeth, LS DT

Sara Sherlock said...

That train card is wonderful. I love how simple it is. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
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Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Love the simplicity of this special made Kathy. Love it! Happy Belated Birthday dear and thank you for sharing the pictures. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Have a nice day Kathy :)

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