Wednesday, 21 January 2015

WOYWW 294

Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope you are well this Wednesday morning and if you are in the UK, I hope you are keeping warm. We are not used to this chilly weather are we after such a mild 12 months?

I'm looking forward to hopping round the desks of those of you in warmer climes so that I can come and warm my fingers up a bit.

Right, here is my desk as of yesterday afternoon.



I am still sticking to my "using up stash" policy and am making cards out of the remnants of a very old card kit I discovered while clearing out. It's very satisfying to make something out of not much and my box of cards is building up nicely so there should be no last minute birthday card making this year.



Here are the finished cards I was making last week. I'm really pleased how these turned out and intend to try playing a bit further as I have ideas buzzing around. As I said last week, I found this idea on Pinterest and this is the link to the tutorial. Mine look completely different but I love how you get the reverse impression of the stencil printed out.

Just to show you how chilly it is here in Yorkshire, this is the view out of my craft room window.



Well, that's me today. If you want to share your desk with a lovely bunch of people, then pop over to see our Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

Enjoy whatever you are up to today and Happy Crafting.

25 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhhhh Lisa these are really really lovely!
I just pinned this idea onto my MUST try this board. great butterfly too ... couldn't see where you say how butterfly was made .. was it hand cut or a die??

happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #38

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

sandra de said...

Hi Lisa your cards have turned out beautifully. Thanks for linking the tutorial, I must give this a go as the technique is quite interesting. Yorkshire certainly does look chilly .... we are basking in a mild 25Celsius. I don't think I could cope with your weather. Well done for not buying and using your stash, I am trying to do this as well. Almost weakened and bought paints online and then I made myself take out all the paints I own and that was the end of my buying. Have a lovely week and stay warm.
sandra de @43

Annie said...

I'm just doing my blog dash round all my favourites while the twinnies are doing some cutting and sticking 😃
Brrrrr your pic looks soooooo cold. Really love your butterfly cards.
Hugs,
Annie x #23

Queenie Jeannie said...

Well, love, you won't be getting any warmer visiting me!! My craft room window looks much the same! And like you, I've been crafting using flowers and butterflies in bright, warm colors. Your cards are stunning and I love the colors and textures you've made!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #14

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Those butterfly cards look gorgeous! I really like the backgrounds and the dimensional butterflies! Happy WOYWW zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #52

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such pretty papers and makes, love the view from your craft room. Snow! None here where I live yet. Hope you're well. Take care Zo xx 32

Marit said...

Just looking at that warm, orange card should warm you up, but in case you're still cold: the sun is shining in the Netherlands and its approx. 10 above zero... get a boat and row overhere ;) Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #51

Sandy Leigh said...

Even in the winter you have such a lovely view! I am trying extra hard with using up my stash this year, and I think it is making me more creative! Thanks for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #59

Shel C said...

I do really love those butterfly cards. I simply must try that technique so thank you for the link to the tutorial :) It looks horribly cold outside..stay in and make pretty stuff! Shel#71

voodoo vixen said...

Hi Lisa, woah to the weather outside your window... we have rain here in Scotland... and it is much preferable to the white stuff! LOL Loving your butterfly cards, they are gorgeous and I am on a use up old stash stint too... think it is good for the soul!! Happy WOYWW from Annette #13

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, my mother has been keeping me informed about the weather while we are away and she lives in Yorkshire too but not quite as much snow as we have here Lol! Have a great week, Angela x 28

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, my mother has been keeping me informed about the weather while we are away and she lives in Yorkshire too but not quite as much snow as we have here Lol! Have a great week, Angela x 28

sandysewin said...

Those floral papers on your desk are beautiful, as are your butterfly cards.

It looks cooold where you are. We're at around 25°, but no snow on the ground and it's sunny.

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for the lovely comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #26

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh! That's a cold view looking out that window! It might be weak but at least you have some sunlight right at your desk. I'm impressed that you are using up stash and kits. I have an embarrassing amount of them in various places around my house. Your cards are awesome! I'm sure it is no coincidence that they exude warmth! Stay warm and happy crafting! Judy #76

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your beautiful Springlike cards are the perfect antidote to the chilly weather outside. Goodness me but it looks freezy cold your way....we haven't had the same down here in the soppy south! And double yay for using up your old stash as well - it makes you feel quite virtuous, doesn't it?! Lol
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

Vikki Ryan said...

Hi Lisa, I love those cards...thanks for including the link to the tutorial...looks like fun! Thanks also for visiting my desk.

Emma Made said...

Beautiful view from your window. No snow here in the South East but my parents in Perthshire have been snowed in for quite a few days. x

Ali H said...

Great cards - the colours of the one on the right are gorgeous !
thanks for visiting ! Ali# 20

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Lisa, firstly thanks for visiting my desk and happy WOYWW. Secondly I JUST LOVE your cards they're beautiful- I will be checking out that tute, and the papers on your desk are so pretty, will be back to see the results. Your cold snowy view is beautiful too. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#42

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Lisa
sorry but you wont get your hands warm here at all... although not as cold as Yorkshire and no snow it still chilly. but your gorgeous cards they remind me of spring so that has to be good .... right?
janet #19

Alexandra said...

Wonderful creative space you have. Loving the beautiful paper and your butterflies turned out lovely! :)

okienurse said...

I am cold now looking out your window! It is about 5c here and it has been raining so when you look out my window it is just as cold looking. Oklahoma is normally cold in January and part of Feb. but starts to warm up late in the month. Summers here are miserable. Beautiful cards. Love the look and I have pinned the tutorial. I hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Vickie #33

Kristiina Majuri said...

Love the view from your craft room, you can see so far! I would love to take such a pic all year long ( a bit like these desks, once a week maybe) just to see how the scene gradually changes as spring comes etc. Love your warm butterfly cards, and I love to find ways to use leftovers, it's so satisfying to get rid of them, and the person who recieves the make won't know it was leftovers :)

Hettie said...

Brrrrr! I feel quite cold now.
Lovely cards there.
Hugs
xx

sandra de said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by and saying hello even when you are not doing woyww. Love the little book you sent LLJ. Have a lovely weekend.... is it still chilly in Yorkshire? A bit nippy in Sydney 24degreesCelsius
sandra