Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Welcome to WOYWDW

Morning all

Here we are half way through another week then, hope yours is working out well .... ours is, thank goodness.

A day without crafting is unusual and yesterday was no exception ...

My card
And a closer view, to show the sparkle
And my insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Scallop edged card in "fossil" by The Paper Cut
  • Snippets of white and black card
  • Penny Black "Irises" stamped using Ranger Archival ink in watering can
  • Fiskars sentiment (from the all year round sentiment set) stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Copic markers V04 and G24 and Marvy le Plume II #83 butterscotch used to add colour
  • Stardust stickles to highlight

When I finished this make I wasn't sure I liked it but, after it spent a few hours in my line of sight it's certainly grown on me! I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 85 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Craft Your Passion - challenge No. 287 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Craft It Up and Link It Up - November 8th challenge - MAKE IT SPARKLE
  4. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 281 - CAS

And then, whilst I had the Penny Black cling stamp on an acrylic block .....

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of white and black card
  • Distress Ink in twisted citron applied to the white card using a Tim Holtz mini blender and then again through the TCW mini mixed media stencil
  • DRS Designs splatter image stamped using Distress Ink in crushed olive
  • Penny Black Irises image stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Fiskars sentiment (from the all year round greetings set) stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to add sparkly highlights!

Came home and saw this little chap waiting for me ..

And a recent trip to Michaels resulted in these two smashers ... well, it WAS Buy One Get One Free - had to be done, didn't it?

And a trip to both Michaels and HobbyLobby netted this little lot ..

The wool? Well, with the aid of a youtube video and a pair of size 15 needles, I turned one of the above balls of yarn into this scarf over a couple of hours and a pair of episodes of NCIS. The cost? Less than two pounds!

I have to say that the video of the casting off
made NO SENSE to me at all but hey .......

The needles were slippery and the yarn tricky to keep straight as it looks like this

Image result for frilly yarn

But I'm no quitter!!

And now, since it IS WOYWDW, here's a peek at the mess that is my workspace ....


scrappyjacky said...

Love the background on the second card.

Sarn said...

Like the get well card, but LOVE the ATC splattiness (IS that a word? It is now!)

Aww . . . cute looking froggies.

Desk . . . running away . . . inner neat freak freaked!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Unknown said...

NIce to see you making a scarf, ready for when you return? Actually it isn't that cold at the moment, so we are quite lucky from that point of view. Love the little green Kermit, and the cards!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful card! FABULOUS scarf! WOW! Lx

Lilian said...

i thought it would be a purple scarf Kathy.

That little frog sure loves your place.
Great work desk as well.

Love the card Kathy, That sure is a nice stamp.


Debs M said...

Great makes Kathy, loving the bogof stamps and the scarves look great - not bad at all for the price! x

Barb said...

Great makes Kathy. I love the card and that stamp is a cracker. Well done with the new goodies. BOGOF just can't be missed. I like what you got. Lots of the girls at our club have been making those lovely scarves. A lovely messy workspace too. Barbxx

Viv said...

Ooh so many things to comment on here Kathy.Pretty card, love your scarf,I made a few too!aww such a cute frog, love the craft goodies and glad I am not the only one with a messy craft area lol ☺ Viv xx

My name is Wynneth said...

Fabby makes missus, such a shame that you had to pack your stash away, but at least it will be there waiting for you next trip.

Love your scarf, I know that type of yarn can be tricky to work with but you did a fabby job. Don't think you will have needed it when you got home as it's really quite mild at the moment. Don't pack it away though as it's forecast to get much chillier over the next few days.

Great last minute haul, well done.


Unknown said...

Beautiful get well card. I love the touch of sparkle. Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Fikreta said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck!

Helen x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous flowers and card! Thanks for joining the CDD Make It Sparkle Linky Party DT Jessica

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

Helen x