Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Midweek and it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday ..

Morning all,

Well, after a GORGEOUS Bank Holiday weekend, what a change yesterday was? Crikey, woke to dull and grey mind you, it was just typical of the day I had planned .. a trip to the tip, then to a charity shop ..... we'd been having a bit of a clear out! And our day of domesticity was rounded off with a trip to the grocery store, had to be done as we'd guests due to join us for dinner and it would have been rude not to have any food in! Thankfully, dinner went really well and food was tasty .. I don't cook so I really do have it cushy but, shh, don't tell my hubby!

Managed a little time at my ToC but this card was not without trauma, I thought I was going to be doing something clever with masking but .... it turned in to an absolute disaster when my mask moved. I tried to fix it but .... it was no good, the snow melted! har har! This was plan B instead and I hand drew the rolling hills and clump of trees (be nice people, I make no claims to being an artist) instead. How I LOVE this Raymond Briggs snowman

My card
And a closer view of my image
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 12.7cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of 300gsm white card cut to 12cm square
  • Crafters Companion snowman image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour snowman, snow and skyscape
  • MFT "Merry" and "Christmas" sentiments (from their hand lettered Holiday set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • MFT "snowflakes" stamped using Memento Paris dusk ink which I also used to edge the  panel
  • Stardust stickles

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Merry Monday - 2nd Annual link up - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Dream Valley Challenges - challenge No. 162 - USE A STAMP or DIGI
  3. Get Creative - challenge No. 61 - FAVE SONG or MUSIC - I went with the theme from THE SNOWMAN (Walking in the air)
  4. Shopping Our Stash - challenge No. 318 - YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON - I went with Winter/Christmas
  5. The Holly and the Ivy - challenge No. 13 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES - 3rd entry
Have a great day, in spite of the weather (it's raining here!). Given that I usually share a pic of my workdesk on a Wednesday ... here it is, mess and all!

Needs a bit of a tidy, as always!


SARN said...

Raining here too Kathy! AND a massive swing to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday! Not that I'm complaining. I'm happy to see some rain and be a little cooler!

GREAT Raymond Briggs Snowman image and nicely coloured. You'd never know you'd had problems with this card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This image tells you straight away that it is the Raymond Briggs' Snowman, and just so cute and beautifully coloured, and I love the background you have made to go with it and your sentiment at a nice jaunty angle. It was raining here earlier too but is much brighter now and hopefully the same for you. x

Lilian said...

You love this time of year so you can bring the snowman out again lol great card Kathy,

busy work desk as well


cotnob said...

A super card Kathy, your hills and trees look great.
Your desk doesn't look that messy - mine looks like that all the time!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Cara said...

I think the hand drawn background looks perfect. Brilliant card x

Mimi said...

Wonderful card+ envelope! I love that story-- your character is based on s children's book by Raymond Briggs, I believe-- sweet. Thank you for sharing at SOS this week.(Yay-- I see others above got that! Elementary teachers or librarians I guess!!!)