Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOYWW 220 and more of the crafty retreat photos

Hi Everyone........well the weekend is fading away (but not the feeling of enjoyment and pleasure in meeting so many lovely people).  Apart from finishing off my Advent Christmas Tree I've been busy doing stuff in the garden today and I'm now just trying to sort everything out and put it away (neatly......!).  I took so much stuff with me - I suppose going in the car made that easy but it was a case of "well, I might just need that".............  anyway onto the subject in hand.  It's the lovely Julia Dunnit's What's on your Workdesk Wednesday and so I thought I'd post a picture (or two) of my desk today.

My desk loaded with goodies I need to put away - a total mixture of stash I purchased over the weekend and the goodie bag that Tracey & Graham gave us all.  Anna Marie's Christmas Tree stamp set, Wink of Stella brush pens, Distress Stains, Studio Multi-medium matte, Pack of Ice Resin, Fran.tage, Heartfelt Creations new Christmas stamps that match their absolutely GORGEOUS 12x12 pad (oh and the die to match.....!  hehe), some Spellbinders dies which were in the goodie bag, La-La Land stamp, another Heartfelt Creations Luscious Cherry Swirls (goodie bag), Dazzling Diamond self-adhesive Bling Bling.

 This is the card we made with Paul Church using Jayne Nestorenko's bauble stamp set.  In front is a paper folded Christmas tree that Anna Marie showed us how to make out of vellum........ I'd been playing with the new Inkadinkadoo stamp system and suddenly thought it might make a good tree so cut around the design and folded.........might do some more of these; they looked gorgeous in the vellum.

 This is the lovely Christmas card we made with Anna Marie using her new Christmas stamps and on the right of the card is the rolled and cut paper Christmas Tree and the loopy item you can see behind the stamped pine cones is made of jute.  On the top left under the embellishment we actually have real live moss - Anna Marie loves to use it and I can see why.  It is so soft and seemingly it never dies or loses it's colour.  She sells packs of it and I can see me buying some more.

 Here is a better picture of the mixed media canvas I did with the lovely Neet of Hickydorums - we gessoed the canvas, coloured it with Pan Pastels and then played!!!  If you pop over to her blog then you can see exactly what we did at the retreat including the Ice Resin pendants.  The bling underneath the canvas is this amazing HUGE sheet of bling which you can even die-cut as it's made out of some sort of resin.  You should see what Martine does with it.........especially her shoes!
 The little girl image at the back is one of the colouring projects we worked on and it's waiting to be made up into a card.  In front are some of the vellum flowers we made to go on Martine's gorgeous card (see yesterday's post for details).

 Sorry about the quality of this photo, the light was coming in from the window and bouncing off the sellophane wrappers.

Hopefully, by this time next week, my desk might be a tad tidier!!!!  Don't hold your breath though!!!!!  lol

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend - good fun, and lots of things made. That bauble card is beautiful - well done.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #55

  2. loving your work top and spying lots on there, love to see a crafting space that is so well used
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Karen you are welcome any time, it was a real pleasure to meet you on Friday evening and even better when you arrived in the class (twice).
    You really are one helluva lovely lady and a talented one at that. A real lady.
    Hugs, Neet xxxx

  4. Hi Karen
    You have made some gorgeous card.... Wish i was there with you... Sounds as if you had a fab time....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. I love happy accidents. It makes life more exciting. Good work.

  6. Wow some fab results from your crafty weekend Karen and more crafty goodies, surprise surprise :) More inspiration to follow!
    Val x

  7. wow Karen, such a lot of you just need time to play..

  8. I think your desk looks positively tidy! Great haul of goodies you have and some lovely projects.

  9. Hi Karen
    that is a great desk you have there with lots of lovely crafting stash for us to look at an then there is your very pretty cards so lovely
    Have a really great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #85

  10. Looks love you had a wonderful time and your projects and lovely...and such a lot of goodies to play with


  11. Love your desk, and all the light (especially all the light) and what amazing projects, the cards are all delightful and the mixed media canvas is just fabulous, what a lot of fun that looked.

    Lynda #94

  12. Oh Karen, I love your desk, and all these goodies, wow, love your projects, superb, especially the canvas...great work, hugs Avril#56

  13. Hi Karen. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend retreat of playing and learning new techniques ... so much fun!! Lovely projects and I'm sure you have a million ideas running through your mind as to what to make with all these fun new toys! :) Loll xx

  14. What a lovely place for a work space with a window to look out. I love it.


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