Wednesday 18 August 2010

A Pesty little mess for WOYWW

Good morning to all of you WOYWW snoopers out there in blog land.

Thank you to all of you who visited last week, I really enjoyed visiting you back from your comments and as I was on holiday last week, I actually got around some more too - really enjoyed the blog hopping.  
I hope you are not squeamish as this post you may not like one of the images. Well it's not that bad (honest)

I start today's post by saying hello to my two new followers Carolynne and Heidi, hi ladies :) I hope you like little critters!!

I also would like to thank the ladies at Just Inspirational Challenge for choosing me as a winner of Challenge 6 for my son and his fiance's engagement card.  Cannot wait to play with my winning gift.
So onto the post, for those of you who have joined the new craze of snooping around the crafting sites in blog land.  We can thank our Julia for this, what a brilliant idea it is.  If you want to join in and have a snoop pop over to The Stamping Ground for this weeks WOYWW.  This is some mess I made creating the Beary Nice Anniversary card on the earlier post.  There you can see those lovely GCD Studio Paris Nights paper stack and the trusty finger lift tap and the pliers, used to trim the flower heads of their stems.  Not very interesting really.
This is a close up of the top of my cupboard in the Beach Hut, the one with no doors on it.  I collect all old cartons, and jars etc for future altered pieces.  I really enjoyed eating the Cadbury chocolate Easter egg that came in that delish purple carton.
mmmmmmmm now this is a tub of spilt pegs.  I use the pegs to hold papers together when creating.  However you are now wondering why they are spilt on the work top.  Well............................
This is the pesky little critter that caused it.  We appear to have a wasp nest under the eaves and although I cannot find a hole anywhere in my Beach Hut they keep getting in.  So whilst trying to swat it, I knocked the peg tub off it's perch and the pegs went all over.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  I know they will evacuate the nest soon and will be gone and then I will fill in their access/egress hole :)

Now last week I was asked if there was an official list for the messiest crafter.  
so  for those of you who graded yourselves (1 being tidy - 10 being utter mess)

1/10 - no current takers
2/10 - no current takers
3/10 myself (all though last week one said I should be a 2/10 and another 4/10 so believe that leaves me at a 3/10 
4/10 - no current takers
5/10 - no current takers
6/10 Tina B
7/10 - no current takers
8/10 - no current takers
9/10 - no current takers
10/10 Kate  (I think Kate's blog name is perfect for WOYWW)

If you would like to rate yourself please leave the comment of where you feel you fit and I will add you for next week, all in the name of fun of course, can't wait for your reactions and thanks for the suggestion (you know who you are and hope this is what you meant)  

Julia I hope you don't mind this and if you would prefer to add this to your post please let me know and I will give this scale to you the originator of the fabulous WOYWW.

Today I am also posting a card I made Monday evening and finished Tuesday morning.  
The papers are GCD Studios, called Joyful Peace.  It is a 12 x 12 48 page double sided paper stack, with a lovely vintage feel and again a lovely linen feel and look.  I got these from Denise at Tilly's again when I went shopping the other day.  The image is one of my favorites Edwin and Tilda skating from the Magnolia range (don't think I needed to tell you that)

I followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers and really enjoyed using this 
here is a close up the image partially coloured by copics the preferred media, paper pieced and decoupaged - this was a challenge and a half.
There are two layers on the hat but one everywhere else. 

I am also entering this card into the following challenges

Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine, I have used one of my newer holly stamps and a glue stamp pad to add the glue areas for the fab green glitter to stick too, I also used the burgundy stickles to add the berries to the white areas of the stamp which are meant to be the holly berries.  Felt that this picked up the foil red berries on the base paper.

Cards for Men - Decoupage  I think that this could be a male side of the family card.

Magnolia Down Under - Edwin and Tilda together (I could not resist entering this one)

Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Designer Papers  how could I resist entering this challenge when my teamie Marianne is a Guest Designer this challenge

think that this is it for today

other than to say as I am back at work, so Mr Blogger will very kindly post this for me, I will link the challenges as and when I get time via mobile blogging and if I do not get time, when I get home.

Once again I thank you for taking the time to visit me and ask that you do please leave me a comment so I know you have been and can return the visit.  Look forward to visiting you all

Happy WOYWW day to you all

Kate xx


Helen said...

Love all your cards! I think I would have to be 9/10.

Annie said...

Well done on the win. Good luck in finding the wasps nest.
A x

Jona Panesa said...

congrats on the win and its a lovely card.

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous card Kate. I love the paper piecing and I also loved snooping around at your desk, hehehe.
Thanks for playing at MDUC this week,

Ellen said...

Your card is so so beautiful, love this tila and Edwin image very much.
Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.

Hugs, Ellen

Sue said...

Hi Kate
great post luv all the pics, oh we had three large wasp nest under the floorboards in me brothers bedroom years ago!! Gorgeous card hun, i would be about number 4 on the messy scale!! maybe! lol.thanks for the snoop,have a great WOYWW, sue,x

Bluefairy4U said...

Your card is beautiful and I just love that paper stack you have on your chair it looks gorgeous. Have a lovely day Jo,xx Glad you got rid of that wasp he looks awful eek.

LORi said... are talented!! Fabulous paper piecing!!

Thanks for sharing with TPE!!
Pink Hugs - LORi

Peta's Blog said...

Cute card, love the paper piecing and the swirls. Thanks for joining the fun at MDUC xoxo Peta

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a charming card. I love the vintage feel of it and those papers are totally yummy. Beautiful job with that image too! Terrific job on the sparkle and shine challenge. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at the Creative Card Crew.

Juls said...

lovely to see your crafty is so light and bright, love it!!! I have those g.h.d studio papers, arnt they just LUSH!!!!! love your creations! TFS hugs Juls

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing your work desk with me this Wednesday. I love your Tilda card.

Crafty Creations by AJ

donnalouiserodgers said...

don't worry about return visit if you are busy, thanks for all the info and your cards are gorgeous, if I have rate myself I fear I would be off your scale!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely card and congrats on your win - hope you sort the wasp nest out - we think we had one a couple of weeks ago but couldnt find any in the house only outside - looks like they have gone now anyway.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kate, sorry to hear about your wasps nest, Id have to run a mile as Im allergic to them. Fabulous card and yes we will agree its the male side of this family card, this Tilda and Edwin couple are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sew This N That said...

We had a wasps nest in the loft last year...urgh, hate them :( Hope they leave you soon.
Beautiful card babe, love the colours you have used.
*hugs* Heather x

Alisonw30 said...

Great desk and cards. I was going to rate myself as a 5, but actually having seen some of the desks round here I think I may be a 7, lol!

Alison x

Joanne said...

I reckon I would be around 5/10 most of the time. I love your card but hate your wasp.
Luv Joanne xx

Chrissie said...

Lovely card and great paper piecing!

Julia Dunnit said...

Where are all the little foam pad peelings and the dusty bits from erasers or spare scissors? How can you work so tidily? I am almost stamping my feet!! Today Kate, I'm smug at 5 on your scale. But I promise, week in and week out, I will wobble. Oh yeah, the untidy wobbler!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Kate, my word I don't know how you have time to type such long and interesting posts. Now I ahve to say I don't like Tilda, shock horror I know, but I can still admire a well made card and I love all the rest of it. The paper piecing looks great and love the papers and swirls. Marianne x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Oh I'm so glad that little critter is on your desk and not mine!! Love the card and I would rate me a 8/10 on a good day!!


Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on your win. Your desk looks lovely and long, a great space to work on. Love your card too, gorgeous colouring. Tracy Evans x

Darcy Marshall said...

I think I am a 7, lol Love the xmas card with the glittery holly.

G Peplow said...

Hello there, it's a pleasure to meet you, lots on your page for me to see today, very tidy desk. I'm loving your card all that really detailed work, brilliant, good luck with your challenges:D
Shame about the wasps, they are a nuisance we had them in the loft last summer, drove my son nuts:{
I think on a scale from 1/ 10 I must rate an 8 for untidiness, good fun though:D Thanks for letting me peek:Dxx

Sid said...

All great stuff & great desk !!

Claire said...

wasps ***shudder*** great workspace, thanks for rhe snoop, lovely christmas card too

Neet said...

Lovely card - hope you get rid of the nest. Thanks for sharing your desk area.

Morti said...

Fab space and such a shame about the wasps... put me down as a 6/10 eh? I'm not normally that tidy!

Spyder said...

I hate wasps!!! WE had a nest last Summer, in the garden, my dad was a bee keeper, so soon got rid of it, it was tooo dangerous to have so near 'other people' may have been attacked as they were VERY aggressive. Of course...they can have their funny side, guy once came into the shop and asked, 'How much is the wasp in the window...' quickly I answered, 'free with every £10 spent.' he came back with, 'I've only got a fiver, can I have the dead fly instead!

Have a great woyww

Kiki said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! Love every little detail!

Thanks for joining us at SAM this week.

Hugs, Kiki

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous magnolia card especially since it was made with such difficult circumstances, cardmaking while being attack by wasps no fun at all.

Cherie said...

Oh wow this is really lovely, one of my favourites too, love the paper piecing and the glittery bits,thanks for joining creative card crew,
Hugs cherie

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely papers; gorgeous Christmas card. Hmm I think I'm going for 8/10 for myself though at times it gets to 9 and half
Anne x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Pretty spiffy looking desk. Love the Magnolia card!

Carola Bartz said...

Wasps - ugh! I wouldn't like them to interfere with MY work space!

Fran said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, I love the swirls and te holly leaves and this couple are totally adorable! Now... if you are rating out of 10 I am definitly a 1/10 on the neatness scale, which is why I will probably never post a pic of my workdesk, well... actually you can't really see the desk under all my stuff, lol!! Thanks for playing alog with us at MDUC!!

Jodi said...

Adorable and sweet holiday card!!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!
Jodi =)

Maria said...

Hi Kate!! Your card is gorgeous! Love the mix of designer papers and cute Magnolia images! You did a fabulous job with the designer paper challenge! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long! Hope you'll play along with us again in this week's challenge!


Caroline said...

Gorgeous sparkly card!!! Love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew. Caroline x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fab busy desk with lots of interesting things! Lovely card!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got a porn site pop up when I tried to leave you a comment the first time. Animated, even. Sorry I'm late, but I have contracted a computer virus. Probably not from your porn pop-up. though. My virus is still not fixed, but I had to make sure I wasn't infecting anyone else.

issy said...

Fantastic job Kate,

Thanks for playing along with cards for men and good luck in the challenge.


Alison said...

Gorgeous paper pieced decoupage. Thanks for playing along with our decoupage challenge at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

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