Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Morning all

Hope your week is going along well ... it's downhill all the way to the weekend.

I'd like to welcome my latest follower, Henriette, I'm sorry - I couldn't track down a blog to link but ... if I do then I'll add it. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again sometime

Here's a card I made yesterday .... I just love this little image and should really use it more often than I do - saw a challenge theme of weather and just knew it was perfect!

My card
And a close up
Front and back of my card plus the envelope
Inside of  my card
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 9 x 13cm
  • Two pieces of navy card cut with a 1.6mm border
  • One piece of yellow/orange card cut with a 1.6mm border
  • Jillibean "Dance in the rain" image stamped using Memento tuxedo black and the sentiment with London fog ink
  • Alcohol markers used to colour
  • TCW stencil (mini circles) sponged using Distress Ink in tumbled glass - to simulate rain!
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CASology - challenge No. 190 - WEATHER
  2. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 104 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Paper Players - challenge No. 287 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
  4. Use your Stuff - challenge No. 215 - INSPIRED BY A QUOTE
  5. Craft your passion - challenge No. 304 - ANYTHING GOES

I was treated to a view of the final flypast of SIX Sea King helicopters on Monday, not that they came all that close but ... I'm no quitter and me and my trusty camera did our best!

The TV helo arrived a smidge early and was seen hanging about for its mates!
Last chance to see these Sea Kings, not that (from this distance) I would have
been able to identify them! Bet hubs would though
If you enjoyed Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" but like your music a bit more ROCK-y .... then you MIGHT want to listen and watch this video by DISTURBED!!! It's a little different but astonishing ... IMHO - I am LOVING IT

And now, since it IS What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - here's my workspace

Messy, as ever!
And I also found out that I was picked as a TOP 3 Winner over at Cardz4Guyz yesterday for challenge #111 - SPEED, with the card below right - there's no prize, just the kudos of being picked - thanks peeps


Virginia said...

Kathy that version of Sound of Silence - is utterly amazing, I've been sharing it for some time on facebook, it makes my skin tingle when I hear it - amazing!

Loving the cards and how you created the rain - genius and the fact you persevered and got your photos

Virginia 16

lilian said...

I love the little bird image Kathy,
Great video but have to say I still prefer Simon and Garfunkel/

Lauren Hatwell said...

I love that little chickie and I love what you did with her. Congrats on your win over at Cards4Guys too. Lx

Angela Jones said...

Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenge.
I can’t wait to see what you create for our next Challenge.
Angie DT
Craft Your Passion Challenge

sandra de said...

A very cute car... always nice when you can find an image for the right moment.
sandra de @27

Vicky Fisher said...

such a quirky image. 6 seakings, I think we used to have one, but it's retired.Being picked 3rd even if there is no price associated must feel great. Happy WOYWW Vicky #9

Angela Radford said...

Great card for a man, no wonder you got top 3. I hadn't heard that version of the song before but it's very moving. Have a great woyww and happy Easter, Angela x 23

Shirl said...

OMG that is just the cutest little birdie EVER! Love your take on our "inspired by a quote" challenge over at Use Your Stuff. Super cute and super stunning too! Hugs DT Shirl

SARN said...

Cor I LOVE that version of the song!
Not really keen on Simon & Garfunkel . . . but DISTURBED are one of my fave HEAVY rock bands and I hadn't heard this one of theirs, so THANK YOU for that. I much prefer it to S&G, although my husband will despair of me for saying that - but then he's not into Disturbed, so clearly has terrible taste! LOL! Disturbed also did a good version of the Tears For Fears song "SHOUT". Check it out!

Right . . . onto your card now . . . fab little image and perfect for the challenge.

Workspace isn't looking too bad either! Happy WOYWW!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Cara said...

What a cute card, love the way you added the rain! Your workdesk looks far too tidy, unlike my table of shame. Congratulations on your challenge win, well deserved. Cara x

Sharon said...

OMG that is a powerful song. Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful picture of the helicopters. What a wonderful sight and sound. The chick card is very cute.

Sharon K #51

Diane Futrell said...

Cute chick and congrats on your win!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #32

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kathy, great to hear you like Disturbeds version of Sound of Silence- I've been a huge fan of theirs from the day they started out.
Great card, love the chick image. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#29 xxx

Anne L said...

Good morning Kathy. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing the video I so loved it and enjoyed watching it that song has so much meaning to each word song. What a cute chick card, love your coloring job. Have a great WOYWW and a fabulous Easter.Hugs~Anne L#7

Loll said...

Sweet card Kathy!! Love that stencil for your falling rain, and adorable paper pieced image. :) Congrats on the win at Cards4Guyz. xx

karrie sweet said...

Well that is the cutest little bird in rubber boots I ever did see! Love it along with the quote for our UYS challenge this week, thanks for sharing with us.

Khristina Sorge said...

I love the cute little bird and the colors you selected for this card! Thanks for playing along with the Use Your Stuff quote challenge! I hope to see more work from you for upcoming challenges!!

Khristina. UYS DT

stampwithsandy said...

Kathy this is adorable! I love that fun little bird and the stenciled background is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

Barb said...

Congragtulations on your Top Three Kathy. The little chick card is a real cutie.

The video is great. Thanks for sharing. I've not heard of them before. His voice is fantastic and I loved the visuals too. Not so sure about the chin piercings though! Lots of interesting stuff on your desk today. Barbxx

Colleen Begley said...

Super cute image and card, Kathy. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week. said...

Well I've heard of puss in boots but never bird in boots and what boots, such a fun card love the matching umbrella, your bird is so stylish.


Janice said...

Super card, love the stamp and the CAS design. And what you doing hinting about a Rudolph Day, go on, tell me more? Guess I could squeeze out another Christmas card as I have a new rudolph stamp sitting looking at me! Jx

Peg Robinson said...

Nice cards and super busy work space. Peg 70

Beth McCullough said...

What a darling card! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog. Hope you can join us again soon!

Tammy L said...

That is a really cute card! I love that you co-ordinated it with the envelope and the inside.
Thanks for joining my quote challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.

Tammy DT co-ordinator
use your stuff

Ardyth said...

What a sweet image and a great reminder to just keep going, no matter what! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Kathy!

scrappymo! said...

So sweet! Was it one stamp set or a combo that created this adorable image?

The helicopters look great. When I was last in England I saw the Red Devils (I think that was their name) flying across Filey Bay. They were actually flying to or from somewhere else, but we say them there. I had not heard of your helicopter team but it must have been awesome.

Thanks for providing such great inspiration for the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

missgailly said...

Totally cute card! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Carla Brooke said...

Cute card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Pamela said...

Such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Pam x

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Such a fun card! That image is just too cool for school! Absolutely love it! Thank you too for sharing Disturbed's version of S&G's awesome song. I LOVE S&G, but think that this is an awesome version too - that lead singer's voice has such a haunting quality. Very powerful! Thanks for sharing your sweet card at CASology this week!

Ashwini Rao said...

Adorable chick, isn't it! Using the stencil to denote rain is a great idea!

Claire said...

What a great way to use that stencil - so clever! Love the bird and that sentiment/saying has always been a favourite of mine!