Wednesday, 29 September 2010

WOYWW and Christmas Trees

Goodness, is it Wednesday already. That can only mean one thing, Happy WOYWW all fellow WOYWW's. If you haven't joined in yet, where have you been. It's great fun and a brilliant way of meeting new and very interesting people. Just pop over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground to find out all about it and get your workspace posted so that we can all come and have a look at what you are up too.

My actual work mats, yes both of them are pretty boring today. One has been tidied up after a Christmas card frenzy and the other has a scrapbook LO in progress which I shall post in a day or two.

I scratched my head and wondered what to show you that may be a bit different and this is what I came up with. It is still my workdesk but just the other end of it that contains some paper crafting but also my cake decorating stuff.


My craft room doubles as a cake room when needed. It's obviously tidied up and cleaned from top to bottom. You might be able to spy a bottle of disinfectant spray amongst the icing sugar and general debris standing on top of a set of drawers that holds lots of sugar flowers I've made so that I've always got something to hand if a cake is needed in a hurry.

My little bookcase holds all my 8x8 scrapbooks and magazine binders and the lovely ribbon holders my DH made sit proudly on top.

Just before I pop off and try and get round as many desks as I can this week I thought I'd share the finished Christmas Tree cards that were work in progress last week.


I tried to keep them fairly simple so just used unfussy BP from the EI Christmas CD and a computer greeting.


The trees were stamped with versamark onto glossy card and embossed with holographic sparkle which looks lovely in real life but is awful to try and photograph. I then rubbed all sorts of Distress inks over the top with cut n dry and the embossing resisted the ink. It's a really fun technique to do and is quite quick when you want to do lots.

Thanks for stopping by and if it's as wet in your neck of the woods as it is here today, I hope you're managing to keep dry.

28 comments:

Sue said...

Hi ya lisa
oh lots of gorgeous ribbons, lovely Christmas card the tree looks fab,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Wipso said...

How lovely to have a craft space to be used for two different crafts.
A x

Tracy Evans said...

Wonderfully organised craft space. Love the Christmas cards, very organised that you have managed to make so many. Have a great day, Tracy Evans (18).

Jill said...

I think I would have tidy my desk before taking a photo - I would be embarrassed about the mess!

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, that holographic sparkle is wonderful isn't it - just made for Christmas cards!

Was very wet this morning here but the sun came out this afternoon and its quite mild now.
Jill x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the ribbon holder Lisa and it's nice to see another part of your workspace - it's very well organised (just like your other workspace actually)!!!! The Xmas tree card is beautiful. Hope to meet up soon - Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Twiglet said...

Lucky you living in the Yorkshire Dales - several of my 20 minuter friends live there - it is beautiful. Hope we get to see any cakes you decorate!!

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Your workspace looks so lovely. I love the look of all those gorgeous ribbons!!

Your Christmas trees are beautiful .. a great look. Thanks for the inspiration.

My space needs a huge tidy up!!!!

Love Jules xx

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Yummy chrimbo trees! and what a tidy space! I am jealous!

Helen said...

Love the room! The finished card looks great. It was dry most of the day till I left work to go home - then I got soaked....

Ciara said...

Love the finished card, the colours are so calming & tranquil.

How cool is your ribbon holder? Clever DH you have there!

Ooo, can you show us one of your cakes sometime?

Ciara
xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Wow oh wow love - totally love the finished card...fab effect...love the ribbon holder - great idea
raining soooooo much here...will be nice and wet for dog walking in the morning - joy of joys!
Sarah#5

Linda Elbourne said...

Great looking desk Lisa and that card is lovely!

Sally H said...

Fabulous workspace, gorgoeus card and you did manage to capture the sparkle - perfectly!

Chrissie said...

What a lovely array of ribbons, you have some fabulous colours there!
Chrissie

Sarah said...

Love those christmas trees and I bet they are even lovelier in real life

sasa said...

great workspace and creations here - enjoy it! Christmas cards are fab...Thanks for sharing
Sarah (sasa 27)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

It is one of my favourite techniques to emboss and resist! what a great Xmas card.

Caro said...

Your workspace is so organised! I love the ribbon holder and the card is wonderful. Thanks for the snoop!

Hope Jacare said...

Really love this Christmas card- may well borrow that technique for some of mine this year! Fab craft space - turning green now! Cheers Claire x

Craftgirl said...

Great ribbon holder.
Happy WOYWW
Carol 82

Susan Allan said...

Lovely tidy workspace and I like your Christmas trees.
Sue xx 15

Kay Carley said...

The trees look great made up into a card now! Really lovely!! Am also envious of your lovely ribbon storage too!! xx

butlersabroad said...

Love all that yummy ribbon and the cards turned out beautifully. They have a Cake Cricut machine over here now (USA), you put sugar paste through it and it cuts out all the designs like it's sister machine does on paper! Google Cricut Cake and have a look, think I'd still prefer one of your home made creations though.

Hugs
Brenda

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, I did two years of great fun lessons in sugar craft but fell off the wagon as soon as the lessons stopped. I think it's a patience thing for me..great idea to 'stock' some flowers. Christmas card frenzy...something I could do with!

madebyKarla said...

Thanks for sharing your space! Lovely card! Thanks for your visit :)

oneoff said...

What beautiful snowy trees! It's great to see some different crafting stash too. Nice to think that you can use the space for a very different purpose so easily.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sugar flowers! Now that's a craft I haven't seen on WOYWW before. Love it when I see more than one craft in a room. That ribbon storage is awesome. I struggle with ribbon storage, so this is wonderful. Sorry I'm so late getting here to see the end result of the card you made last week. It turned out SUPER. Happy really belated WOYWW from #1.

nerllybird said...

Gorgeous card - I'm all for quick and effective! Your workspace looks lovely, too.
Helen (16)