Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday ........ downhill to the weekend!

Morning all,

Hope you are having a great week .... mine? Not quite so good .. broke the washing machine at the weekend, replacing it .. not without trauma and haven't yet got a delivery date. Meanwhile Mount Laundry is gaining height! Tried to close a bank account by phone - nope, online - nope, personal visit to branch - initially NOPE till we explained that we'd tried their other methods without success and keeping my money safe is one thing but so safe that I can't even get to it? RIDICULOUS! I'm now account less!! Under unit light in the kitchen - bulb blew, why do they only blow when it's DARK???? Go figure. Thank goodness I'm married to such a splendid fellow and so practical too. On the plus side two out of three issues resolved and the third will HOPEFULLY be resolved very soon.

Had to vent my spleen there, sorry peeps, then it was an unwinding session at the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness peeps .... who could fail to chill when you look at this very laid out little chap below!

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

Materials used:
  • White, 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one red) cut to 12.2cm square
  • One piece of white card cut to 11cm square
  • Katzelkraft (Holmesie Mini 083) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Santa hat from Stampers Anonymous (CMS237) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Hero Arts Christmas sentiment (CL343) and Craft Stamper free Image (from Visible Image) stamped using Memento tuxedo black and Versafine satin red inks
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blended using Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Faux crystal gemstone used as a waistcoat button
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the image
  • Anita's 3D gloss on Holmesies eyes
  • Tsukineko gelly roll white gel pen used to doodle a border on the red matting layer

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Sparkles Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 80 - CHRISTMAS ANIMALS
  2. Sweet Stampin' Christmas - September challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 351 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 15 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. A Snowflakes Promise - challenge No. 44 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
And then another ATC, I do love their scale .... and still on the stress relieving kick, I blended my Distress Inks to within an inch of their lives!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in neon green, black and white
  • Distress Inks: twisted citron and peeled paint applied to the white snippet using a Tim Holtz mini blender
  • Kaisercraft mini grid stamped using Memento bamboo leaves ink (I've had the image since August 2011)
  • Inkadinkado bird bath image (from the Utopiary set which I've had since August 2009) and Stamplorations sentiment (from the noteworthy set) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Black Sharpie used to go around the outer edge of the ATC
  • Crafters Companion spray and shine applied, to seal the water based inks

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Retro Rubber - challenge No. 71 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 50 - ANYTHING  GOES
  3. Through The Craft Room Door - September 19th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Take a word - September 17th challenge - This week's word is WINGS
  5. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 260 - PHOTO INSPIRATION

And now, since it IS What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, here's a sneaky peek at my desk


Lauren Hatwell said...

Ha Ha Ha! He's fabulous Kathy. Love him. I think you might be wanting some of Carabelles new Christmas stamps. They have a rather fab Santa Claus. Thought of you straight away. Lx

Jane Willis said...

Oh Kathy, that dog looks just how I feel by the time Christmas morning comes around and all the crafting, cooking, shopping and wrapping is done! Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas.
PS you have NO idea how many edits it took to write those few words properly, I tihk I must still be exhausted frmo yesterday's wasted trek into London.

SARN said...

Ooh, actually I think your desk is pretty neat there Kathy! I haven't fainted this week! LOL!

I went and figured (as requested) and I reckon I know the answer to the question you posed about bulbs only blowing in the dark. It's because you don't switch them on when it's LIGHT! Ta daaaaa! (No-one likes a smart-arse!).

Oh, and your card and ATC? Both are fab. Cute dog image and super ATC stamping and background blending.

Happy Wednesday!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

You made me chuckle with your comment, Sarn, thanks so much!


Amanda said...

Always good to have a handy chap, I don't know what I would do without my personal IT help desk lol. That stamp is certainly useful, live how you can turn anything into a Christmas card. Hope now that you have had your three things it calms down, me I'm on two so I've another thing to go wrong yet lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Janis Lewis said...

Cute. Thanks for sharing at Holly and Ivy.
Janis, DT

Pat said...

This is a really fun image Kathy and love the glossy glasses and sparkly fur, and also the ATC with all the pretty shades of green and love the birdbath stamp. x

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas Animals" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love this silhouette image, the blending on the background is so beautiful, it makes this image really stand out.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.

Debbie Mageed said...

Your pretty bird card is wonderful! Love the colors. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be able to join us again soon.

Cara said...

Two brilliant makes, that dog's expression is guaranteed to cheer anyone up and you've just reminded me that I forgot to buy a new bulb for the spare room!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Kathy what a lovely card and ATC you have made. That dog looks so saddddddddd.
Love his glossy eyes and sparkle on his hat. Your card fits in well for the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).

Tanja said...

such a pretty ATC - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

Judy Corner said...

Great fun design! It is lovely to see you sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stamping and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x