Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What's on your Workesk Wednesday?????

Hello to everyone looking in - wherever you may be. If you are on the wintery side of the planet I hope you are keeping yourself well-toasted. Next week it could be real snow on my work-desk.
Cor blimey, me loves, is it cold ?! I am waddling around like a Sumo wrestler with all these clothes on... and I still feel cold ! Looking forward to it being zero again! I admitted last week to being a right old Christmas lover and now I have the true weather for the season too. Also very glad to say I made the top three again at Simon Says Stamp and Show with last weeks tag!!! (see my previous post...)

I also confessed to the urge to become a crafty-couch-potato and buy some Christmas cards. Well, after lots of lovely encouragements and a wrist slap from Doone I have decided to be a good girl and do my loyal duty to the realms of paper...


I felt a bit over-whelmed as I will have to make at least sixty and I also want them to be something special and not just churn them out like old  tin cans...also a bit tired after all the shenanigans in Paris!
The colours, trends and Tim Tagmania are all great stuff, don't get me wrong, but I really felt the need for something simple and pure and something that is me. Tones of white and brown have been tapping at my window for a while and after a spontaneous half hour of dabbling and musing, my little star of joy came to be...and I just adore her.

I have used some cardboard from cup-holder strips collected from various cafes! I added some gesso, distress ink, made a mini-tag from old Bible-scraps and layered it up with some old string, added joy with my stamps and some vintage lace. Can't stamp much there - so the choice was simple! The card base is made using a plain old manilla office envelope which I decided to liven up with a bit of stitching on my machine...and a little gold bling with my ever-faithful thread. Just playing with slight variations now.

So there you go sweet, simple and snowy-white... just how I would like my Christmas to be. I hope you all have a good week and enjoy the holiday season - whichever way you are preparing or celebrating. Make it yours...and enjoy!
My motto is ..."Plenty of what you long for, and lots and lots of what you need!"
Thank you all so much for the visits, kind words, new followers and the pleasure found in kindred folk.

The winner of the goodies is Elizabeth! All the way up in snowy Ayr...hopefully it will get there for Christmas!

Farewell for now,

Sarah


Leaving you with a winter scene of Cruckton, near Shrewsbury, taken by new camera buff hubby...


30 comments:

Moy Yin said...

HI the card you created is so pretty with the star and lace. I love it.

XOXO Moy Yin#2

Neet said...

Love your star of Joy - no wonder you settled on this design - it is so pretty.
You could make a lovely Christmas card with hubbies photo too. #21

Debs said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, I lurves it xx

Sheila said...

Pretty card. Sweet and simple is the best this time of year, I find. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissie said...

That card is simply beautiful, to make 60 however would be a real labour of love, I hope you've drunk lots of coffee to get all the corrugated card!
Chrissie #7

Pam said...

Good for Doone and good for you to not give in! Your cards are beautiful and you should be quite proud of yourself.
Tell your hubs that his photo is a stunner - those trees look like they are made of feathers and that sun was quite cooperative.

Terry said...

It's a very pretty and sweet card. Thanks for sharing!

Terry (17)

P.S. I'd love to be in Paris experiencing shenanigans!

Jo Davies said...

Good morning, simply divine card..... and wow another 60 to make, I know what you mean about churn them out like old tin cans and wanting to make something special, but it's just having enough time I should make all year round lol! Jo (24) xxx

Helen said...

What a great photo - and your card is lovely. Now you have to do 60???

Wipso said...

Love the card you've made. Good luck with the rest.
A x

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious!

Hugs, Marjo #45

Doone said...

see - worth the effort - and the are a lovely representation of You and mean so much more because of it - well done for digging deep and making that effort - YAY go SASA go...love the panaroanma shot - would look good as a card tooo

Dx

Julia Dunnit said...

You adore her? I ADORE HER! Gorgeous gorgeous card; Doone was quite right to erm, motivate you. Love your DHs photography too, I am not happy about the cold and snow, but it does make for some fab photos!

Susan said...

Beautiful card!
Susan xxox #13

joey said...

WOW What a gorgeous winter piccy! love the card.
Joey #29 x

Susan Allan said...

Hi Sasa
Your Christmas cards are really fab. I love the recycling aspect of them...very desirable and clever you.
Have a lovely day
Sue x 70

oneoff said...

I love that beautiful delicate card with all the textural interest. Since I started doing more crafting, our recycling bin is getting smaller and smaller; there seems to be so much to use. Beautiful snowy picture too - is that Ludlow? Hoping to head over your way soon - just waiting for the drive to be a little less fraught over Clee...

Bernie #81

Morti said...

Brave lass - but they will be gorgeous when done! Where is the fabby snow scene taken?

Violets Corner said...

It's a gorgeous card, so beautiful! The receivers will be overwhelmed. But 60? You'll be busy a few days!

Hugs
Maarit #37

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is an over the top Christmas card. Lucky people are on your C list. Just think. Only 59 to go! And I agree about the Tim tags. Fun to see, but too over the top for being a TAG.

Scrapcollectr said...

Love your card result ....wow, your muse put it in high gear! And tell hubby that his photo rocks!
*smile*
#23

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh my, I wish I was on your Christmas List!! This card is so elegant! Your husband certainly was able to capture a beautiful evening scene.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sara, I'm thrilled to be the winner of your goodies and have sent pm with details. Your card is lovely and it's great that you are being frugal and recycling but you're going to have to drink an awful lot of coffee to have enough material to make 60 cards! Your husband's photograph is wonderful - it would make a great Christmas card too. Elizabeth #95

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop...what a busy desk...love your corrugated stars...hugs kath xxx

Dragon said...

Elegant and simply gorgeous...
Frankie
xx

butlersabroad said...

Love that arty first shot on this post, could easily have come from the pages of a magazine. And those cards are beautiful, so stunning in their simplicity. Well done you, they're absolutely perfect.

Hugs
Brenda 83

karen said...

Your card is so lovely! That is definitely not a cookie-cutter card, there will be no others quite like that one!
Your hubby's picture is amazing!
xoxo karen #118

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a great post and lovely photos. i have a very low tolerance for cold so i can't imagine "Looking forward to it being zero again!" whaaat!? i'm freezing just reading about the cold!

i really, really like the card you made! everything about it is just lovely! and that photo your hubby took is great. artistry runs in the family!

Ali said...

Oh wow, your cards are just *gorgeous*!! Really vintagey and soft yet striking. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Ali #96

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you decided to make some cards because they are beyond fabulous. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm inspired!

cheers, rachel #40