Tuesday, 5 March 2013

WOYWW #196

Yipeeeee it’s Wednesday again…. Happy WOYWW to you…
Unless you are visiting via Stamping ground blog you may be wondering what on earth is WOYWW – well, it means "What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday" and it's the weekly blog hopping adventure which is kindly organised by Julia over at Stamping ground for us to have a nose at each other’s workspaces. Pop over to Stamping Ground for the details and to join in the fun.

Craft space 1.- not quite a desk - as its the top of a cupboard but when short of space anything will suffice. Had a few treats this week including some little alphabet stamps, chronology tri-boss folder, Urban bird print stamps and some X-cut nesting dies… plus some Galeria structure gel which I’ve never used before – but it looks interesting.

Craft space 2. – also not quite a desk, just something my husband knocked together but I can sit at this and it does have some shelves underneath too. I’ve made do with this for a few years but having seen all your lovely craft spaces/rooms DH doesn’t know we are in for a major change pretty soon LOL.
So..on the desk I have a yellow grungy card made from some bits that were on my desk last week and using that acetate I printed out a few weeks ago.
Also made my mums card for Mothers day, but not sure about it, as not my usual style.

Not certain where the Mum stamp came from – probably free in a magazine. Coloured little flower with Gel pens and added some glitter glue. Made flower and painted it with Twinkling H20s put brad in centre. Also painted bird on the branch die.

The acetate and bits I started with

The finished card

The A5 piece of yellow card already had red and black ink splodged over it and the acetate seemed to look nice over the top of that without any alterations. Just had to decide on a design that wouldn’t cover my granddad(as a boy) up completely.
I cut up the yellow card and stuck it onto a another card, the bits left over I put through a 'ribbler' and used black permanent marker pen to accent the edges, then added some glitter glue randomly in the creases.

The small flower stamped square I already had; I added some glitter glue to and layered it to some black card with a Martha Stewart punch used on one side and some ribbled black card stuck on opposite side. Again added some glitter glue.

Butterfly was coloured black and yellow and then added some red rub-on over top and glitter glue around edge of wings.

Well that's my lot for now - I will be trying to get around to as many blogs as possible today and during week, to see what you have been up to.
Thank you for visiting, and for any comments left. Have a good week, Happy Crafting...  Gill x


  1. Hi Gill, yur two cards are so completly different but both really nice. I like the mums card but I love your grunge card. Have a great day Hugs Mo (41)x

  2. LOVED everything on your desk or cupboard top, whatever works is always great :-). My desk is actually the counter top from a furniture store that I used work at and when it closed down the owner was going to throw the top away...well I said 'hang on can I have it?' and he said fine as he would rather see it go somewhere then have to throw it out! It is very heavy and in the last 3 moves, my friends have said NEVER again are they moving it for me hehehe. But it is a fantastic desk! I loved the yellow card in all it wonderful grungeness, just beautiful, and I think you Mum will treasure the card. Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #47

  3. Hi Gill, we're both showing two 'desks' this week :) One of mine is a length of kitchen worktop that my husband knocked up for me too - because it is at standing height, I get to stretch my legs instead of sitting all the time. Your cards are so different in style - both terrific though. I love the 'Mum' font, and you are so lucky to have that photo of your grandfather as a boy. Have a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #26

  4. Ooh scrumptious goodies Gill, love your Crafty Treasure :0)
    I Love both your cards the colours and design of Mums with the bird and foliage looks super.
    Your second turned out Fab, with wonderful detail and design.
    Loved the Yipee as its Wednesday x
    Have a Great week WOYWW Heather #59

  5. Gorgeous cards, love your crafty spaces - and the haul!! I love alphabets too - think we all do! Thanks for the visit. Helen 8

  6. Well I think BOTH your cards are super. We need different styles for different things and you Mum will certainly love her card and the yellow one is brilliant too. BJ #69

  7. Well I love your Mother's Day card, it's gorgeous and just shows what a flexible style set you have. I also love the veiled threat over the re-shaping of the craft area - I promise he'll not understand why, as you've had the desk you're using for years without cause for change. It's OK, if you blame WOYWW..collectively we have very broad shoulders!!

  8. Your cards are gorgeous Gill! I especially love the second one!
    Thanks for visiting me already. xx

    Waving hi from the Pyramids in Egypt!
    Roudi # 58

  9. Your Mothers day card is so pretty, I bet your mum will be so pleased with that. We really like your second creation too, it reminds us of art journal pages, which we love.

    Waving hello from the bears @#80 this week.

  10. So tidy!
    Your Mum will love the card as it was made by you with love

    Jakix #85

  11. Happy WOYWW. Love both cards - so different in style, but both really 'work. Ali x #22, with candy

  12. look at all your lovely goodies how nice, I love your cards and the mum stamp was free with a magazine I have just stamped in on my stamp index. The card you made for your mum is really pretty and yes out of your comfort zone but it does us good to do that from time to time.
    The one you have done with the picture of your dad in is totally amazing I loooove it
    Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
    Ria #39

  13. Hi Gill - You're right my fingers are itching to use those pens - especially as I'm doing a cute Molly Blooms card for Mum and could really use them! - oh well - MUST be good! I absolutely love your acetate card - great colours and gorgeous images. Got to go - must get Mum's card finished before school run... MM x

  14. Love your cards! The Mother's Day one is so sweet, and the second one is just so cool. I had to figure out what a "ribbler" was, but now I think it is a crimper here. I am a bit slow this early in the am. Enjoy the day! Thanks for the kind visit! Winnie

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog, You have lots of wonderful goodies to play with, and I adore that grungy yellow card.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #76

  16. Happy WOYWW, that mother's day card is really pretty but the butterfly one is just gorgeous.
    Have a great week
    Rosie x

  17. Hi Gill, I love the look of all your new goodies, especially those little alpha letters. Both cards are beautiful, you have a very versatile style! Could not join in this week, the builders chopped through my internet wiring and I have felt totally lost for 24 hours, but happy WOYWW anyway. Hugs, Anne x

  18. What a difference in styles! Love both your cards. I'm still "thinking" about Easter. Mother's Day isn't even a thought yet! LOL! Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #101

  19. Thanks for popping over Gill. I love both of your cards, so different but we have to be versatile don't we. Have a good week.
    Carol. #49

  20. Great blog, I love the mum card. Lots of lovely goodies you've got thereXX

  21. Interesting stuff on your "desk"... Lovely cards. The yellow one is more my kind ;) but both beautiful!
    Have a nice day!
    Tuire #18

  22. Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW to you. Oh what fun on those work tops!! Love your Mum's card when do you celebrate that? We have it here in MAY so have some time. Enjoy all the goodies. We are having a lovely day here, Sunshine and melting, I am so ready for spring.

  23. What beautiful cards, both very different but wonderful!

    Happy WOYWW & thank you for visiting my work desk,

    Amy #71

  24. Beautiful cards Gill! I used some acetate not long ago on a card and the ink (alcohol) really smeared badly even after sitting a week or so with nothing on or by it. Must be the acetate was oily or something. Made a mess none the less. Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking yours! Have a great week. Vickie #11

  25. Both cards are wonderful, Gill! And hey, any space can be a workspace, right?

    #132 this week

  26. …Some lovely work going on here, Gil love your inky yellow card, and must remember to use acetate again soon!! maybe with some oriental stamps - brain ticking over here :D
    .. and you know just cos the mum card is different from your usual style doesn't matter one little bit - it is a lovely one.. and am sure mum will love it...!
    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

  27. WOW what a contrast in styles I wish i had that much talent fab desks with lots to look at just what I love being nosey !.. and love those cute alphabet stamps have a fab week Andrea#14

  28. Crumbs - as others have said, very versatile styles there girl - and such beautiful work as well.Pleased to see your H2O results, gorgeous, must play with mine more!!

    Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #42

  29. Although very different love both the cards
    Jackie 10

  30. What a lot you have shown us this week so interesting to see the different places you craft (although not atop a cupboard I guess). Love your MUM card, and what gorgeous lettering. Your other card is so different but I do like it love the vibrant colours
    Thanks for the earlier visit, just got back from my trip.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  31. Great styles in your cards and such different effects ...lovely.
    Sandra @61

  32. Totally beautiful...I love that enchanting butterfly...your creations are charming and super gorgeous!Both cards are inspiring...love the color palette of mum.. Fantastic!
    Thanks so much for your kind visit!
    Happy WOYWW

  33. It is always good to try something different in style, it stretches your mind, and keeps the mojo operating at full stretch. Both your cards are lovely in such different ways. Thank you for your visit this week and your kind comments. Have a good week. xx Maggie #37

  34. Really enjoyed your blog today Gil, showing such an extreme diffrence instyle is an amazing talent. Loved seeing all your goodies, have fun this week playing with them!

  35. Wow love your cards specially the yellow one, they are so diverse from each other.

    Happy belated WOYWW

  36. Gorgeous Cards!! Love all the goodies!

    Have a great day!

  37. Hi there great 'desks' and love both your cards. Sorry to belate visiting. Anne x @65

  38. oh I love your workspace and all your goodies!!!!! wonderful creations!!!!

  39. Fun stamps and the alphabitty letters. Your mum card is wonderful! Love painting with H2O's. the shimmer!! Thanks for visiting. Brigita #121

  40. What an awesome card - I love how included a photo of your Grandfather. And the flower and butterfly is just lovely. April #145

  41. Love the grunge card! Colors are fab. Mum's card is pretty cool, too. Thanks for the early visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

  42. i just love your creations, but the grungy butterfly is my favourite!! just gorgeous :)
    thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment - it means a lot!
    happy belated WOYWW and have a wonderful week x

  43. Hi Gibby - better late than never this week! I had never thought about using twinkling H2O's on a flower - I guess I am thinking you used tissue paper but that would be pretty much impossible so....I really need to play with those paints; I pretty much have only used them for 2 dimensional pieces, but your flower has inspired me. And your card is wonderful...so many layers with great contrast. Hope you're having a good week!
    sara J #29

  44. You've made some stunning projects!!! Well done, you!

    You might want to consider a WorkBox like I have. Holds a ton and can close up too if you have limited space. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny to me!!!

  45. Gibby, what a wonderful site you have and what super cards you make. to encourage others to look at your blog, I have given you the Liebster award and you see on my blog http://cardsandbits.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. aww thanks Chris... (I have posted message on your blog too) but many congratulations for receiving this award and thank you so much for nominating me, however I was lucky to have received this already in February and rather than dupelicate it, perhaps you would like to give it to another instead. It was a really kind thought and much appreciated.
      thanks again... Gill x


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