Wednesday, 4 January 2012

WOYWW 135 - Johan's card - Sunday Stamper

Good Morning Peeps! 

Wednesday already and only Day 2 in work.  Boy I could quite get used to these 4 day weeks! 

So what is so special about Wednesday I hear you cry?  Well it is known as several things - Hump Day, Half way through the week day, Nearly Friday day, but in the crafting world it is known as WOYWW Day.  For those of us (silly enough to) who take part, we all take a photo of our desks, warts and mess and all, and link them up to the lovely Julia and we blog hop around the world looking at other peoples' desks, floors, laps, dining room tables and having desk envy or drawer envy or stamp envy or anything else envy!!

Here is mine this week.......

For those of you who have been to my desk previously, you will note that it is pretty much tidier than it has been for a fair while.  No big piles of paper in the top left corner, that cup of herbal tea is actually still warm and the inks are out because I have just finished a card for my lovely dancing teacher Johan (aka Obi Wan!) on Thursday. 

Here is a closer look at the card.....

I used Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Fired Brick DIs and a Paperartsy stamp.  It is a little bit out of my normal comfort zone and I like it!  A lot!!  I did try making a second one but I managed to bodge it!  Oh Dear!  I think was the exclamation.....not!!

If you are wondering what that sheet of orange stuff is on top of the Cadburys tins is, it is felt.  I was trying to get a good crisp stamp image and tried the glass mat, then the funky foam and then felt.  I got the best result on the felt.

I remember seeing something like this in Craft Stamper but this is the first time I have tried it.   One layer!!  Phewf!  I need a lie down now.  As the lovely Hels' theme is "Anything Goes" I shall enter it for her Sunday Stamper Challenge too!

Well, don't forget to leave me a message to let me know what you think of what I am doing.  It gives me a good excuse to come and nosey at your desk too!!  And don't forget to call by the lovely Julia's blog too!!

TTFN

Hettie

P.S.  The Cadbury's Finger tins are very old and I inherited them.  I DID NOT eat all those fingers!! Honest.  And what do I use them for?  They are PERFICK for holding DI ink pads in!

34 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sam so agree with you one layer is a real challenge - but love what you have done truly awesome - great colour combo 10 out of 10, in my best teachers voice. :D thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy New year, mate!! You've got off to a good start with the blogging this year and have made some gorgeous cards. Love the one with the quilted background!
As for choccy fingers - I think there is an eating etiquette! Are you a sucker, dunker or nibbler?? I am a nibbly sucker :D Say no more!!
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

ScrappnBee said...

What a fabulous looking card! I have never used felt under my images bafore, only foam. However, I may have to try in the future! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda 28

Annie said...

A gorgeous card but I am leaving your blog disappointed....was gonna pinch a biscuit but you tell me they are empty tins. Doh!
Hugs,
A x

jude said...

What beautiful colourful card ,just love it makes change from all the christmassy ones weve had up in our houses.Happy woyww and have fab new year
hugs judex 10

Helen said...

What a gorgeous card! Your desk looks very inviting and crafty and you have some space to work, lol!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely LOVELY card. Brilliant technique.

Happy WOYWW/Hump Day etc hon.

Back at work today . . .

May said...

mmmmmmm are you sure about the chocolate fingers x x (lol) Beautiful card, your desk looks so inviting, Hugs May x x x x

Cathy said...

Great creative space and fab crafting going on there. Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

really believe you about the fingers..........erm not!! lol, love the image, assume the background was brayered?

xx

Lou WOYWW

Di said...

Beautiful card - although I'm also doubtful about the choccie fingers. I've just made a card a teensy bit like yours BUT, it's all layered - one layer is sooooo brave!! Happy WOYWW! Di xx

karen said...

This card is gorgeous! Definitely not your usual style but it looks like you are a natural at one layer! Well done you!
I will be back later for more snooping as I have been sick all week and not visited you til now!
Happy 2012!!
xoxo Karen

SueH said...

Out of your comfort zone you may have been Sam but the card you’ve made is stunning.
I really love that silhouette look and the colours you’ve used for the background really make the flower stand out.

Happy Crafting !
And a Happy New Year.
Sue
x

butlersabroad said...

Such a beautiful card Sam, obviously getting out of your comfort zone was good for you, you should try it more often!! Ooh Cadbury's Finger, haven't had any for years though.

Hugs
Brenda 76

MaggieC said...

I am so disappointed, I was going to come over for a couple of Cadbury's fingers. Have not had any for ages - that is dreadful considering we live only a couple of miles from the factory. Now you have set me thinking about when we used to go round the factory in our youth, allowed to take chocolates direct from the production line, buying bags of mishapes,, and tins of sweets with the Queen on the front. Now I am hungry. Maggie #73

M said...

That card is beautiful! ANd I have exactly the same white Cadbury's tin - mine holds scraps of fabric from a quilting class I attended with my Mum when I was a child!! M x

Sharne Davies said...

I am loving the colours on your card - simple is best i find. happy crafting and thanks for the peek into your world. X Sharne (fresh as a daisy)

lisa said...

Ohh you spoiled my fun, Sam. I was just going to ask if you'd eaten all the biccies!!!
Your card is gorgeous and I never thought of using felt, I'd better go and rescue some from DD, she's obsessed with cutting it up at the minute, don't ask me why but I just get the bits that are left, no good for man nor beast!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #112

Craftgirl said...

Is that a cup of cold tea or something I spy as that is what always happens to me and I get told off by the DH.
Your card is great. I love the effect. I hope to try lots of things this year and use some stash.
Happy WOYWW
Carol

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - love the black against the rich colours (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the card, and am fascinated that you got a better image stamping on the felt...I would haves thought it would just infill when pressured,how amazing! Perfect WOYWW moment, you learn something new! Because we're friends, I'm gonna believe you about the biscuits. !!

Enfys said...

A great first crafty peek of the year - I LOVE your stunning card. Happy new year!
hugs
Enfys

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, lovely card-I tried it when it was in Craft Stamper also, I love the effect.

As for the tins....yeah right....the old 'honest guv I didnt eat them all' routine!!!! lol
Kyla

Jingle said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card!

JoZart said...

Your card is so lovely... simple and striking and I'm sure it will be appreciated by it's recipient, Obi Wan! I too have lots of those Cadburys tins and can vouch that they are rather ancient!
Happy Creative 2012,
love joZarty x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Time for me to appologise, lol, I give in I believe you about the biccies!! But I am really amazed by the fact that it was blended!!! it really is stunning, xx

Sheelagh said...

Lovely card and I too used it (remembering it from Craft Stamper) but for a Christmas card this year, simple but very elegant.
Thanks for your message, you jogged my memory re the atc booklet. Seems an age ago now. What fun though, fond memories eh!
Cheers
Sheelagh x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sam re the Monkey, just added this to my post: "To those asking about Monkey's top, he came with it - he is called Deer monkey, cos of his top. He came from the UK to Oz in April with family - he usually travels in the car with Tweetie Pie and Mechant (my little PT Tips monkey), but came into superintend proceedings over Christmas - totally approves of all the cards for next Christmas! :D
(see this post here)http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com/2011/05/woyww-whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday.html
love Shaz.x

Karen said...

Sam your card is gorgeous, I just love the rich colours you have used, its beautiful :)

Oh and I do believe you re not eating all the biccies LOL!!!

Katie said...

That card is beautiful! The colors are just amazing!

Katie #81

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Quite the striking card! And I did notice that your desk was tidier, but I had no idea about the warmth of the tea. :-)

Anne said...

fabulous card- love the colours. Hmmmm will have to get some tins of cadbury chocolate fingers and then eat them to test that my ink pads will fit in. Thanks for sharing- Happy New Year. Anne x

Hardwick Creations said...

Love the card...3 of my favourite colours...Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick...Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

I didn't think for one minute that you'd eaten all those fingers :) Busy looking desk and your card is lovely - I like the blend of inks and the stamp is gorgeous. Elizabeth x #60