Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WOYWW and other thingamajigs...

Wednesday Greetings,
The mid-week has landed, time to bare all and let your work desk go naked. (Thanks to all my visitors last week and the positive response to My Mojo Monthly - more news soon!) Thanks to Julia at Stamping Ground we can all have a good blog-hop, nose around and chit-chat. Last week we celebrated the two year anniversary. I hope all you party gals had a ball...(Saving my gift till last!) Feel free to join in, whatever your creative passion or desk etiquette may be. Here's mine. What you see is what you get, my organised chaos, which I call my 'work in progress' desk. Covers a multitude of sins...
But I am a good lass, always cleaning up before I hear birdsong. Been working on the fab collage course with Claudine Hellmuth, then onto a challenge piece for Everything Wendy Vecchi. Sounds like a lot of name dropping but that's just my menu for today.

The EWV challenge was a card with bling, hence the diamond brad stuck in her eye before you ask. Although always liking the vintage quirky style, I haven't been dabbling with Wendy Vecchi art that long but I'm really getting into it. I must admit to abstaining because I get a bit spooked when I think "Is everyone doing this? Will folk think I'm just trying to be trendy?" Well, Whatever! I took the plunge a month ago and I'm loving the new voyage of discovery.

I wanted to use vintage blues and browns which is kind of tricky with a female face but she is rather austere in gaze so it works for me. I used some silver sequin punch out and silver thread to add extra bling. I have a thing for this hand stamp at the moment so it appears in abundance. This one is nice and shiny but my camera didn't want to share the sparkles...

 I wanted to keep things fairly sober but in the end I did succumb to adding flowers which brings out a bit of the womanly side (used mainly Art Fit for a Queen set). Loving the big background stamps too, as I still suffer from the "Can't just use a ready made DP" syndrome. There's a lot of great designs and versatility to be found in Wendy's sets, so if this isn't quite your thing, you can soon make it your own. All the flower stamps are fantabulous.

 And lastly - BUT - not least, here is my wonderful Pay It Forward gift from Nicky. It is the most fabulous vintage d├ęcoupage box filled with a journal and two sweetly stamped mousey candles. How generous is that! Thank you so very much Nicky, it is just great. Look, the journal has a fabby WOYWW hanger! I won't post my own PIF gift yet as it's on the way to Peggy in The Philippines and I'd like it to be her surprise. It's coming Peggy!

So that's my gossip and antics for today. Thanks so much for calling by, and I'll be seeing you and your delightful desks very soon.
Sarah.

50 comments:

sandra de said...

Love the bling in her eye card and your PIF looks wonderful. Your desk is always such a creative hub. Looking forward to the mojo monthly. Have a lovely wednesday.

Carola Bartz said...

The card is fabulous, wow. I really really like it. I've heard about the Claudine Hellmuth class, I have to check into that again, perhaps one day I'll take it, too. I love online classes.
Happy WOYWW!

jude said...

Im loving your projects and the stamping backgrounds just fab!I have some ready to play with just awaitng my mojo.
Your PIF gift looks fabulous!
Have happy creative wednesday
hugs judex2

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah what a bountiful gift there Sasa,... thanks for sharing and love the elements in card above too Shaz in oz x. #21

Sarpreet said...

beautiful work, gorgeous goodies and stamps, Thank you for sharing your great workspace, happy WOYWW 105, #22

Sunshine Girl said...

What a lovely gift and all your artwork is great too - I might have a go at the Claudine workshop too (if its the online one on Big Picture Classes) - I only discovered that site yesterday and as my mojo needs a good kick start again I may sign up! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (no. 31)

Dawn said...

Fabby PIF and you can tell it's the WV style your doing love the colours and the stamp is cool Dxx

NatashaMay said...

That's some wonderful gift you've recieved. :) And you made a beautiful card. Love your stamping goodies on your table as well. :) Happy WOYWW!

Helen said...

Love the Wendy bling! I love that stamp of hers.... Your desk looks very busy, you are obviously in a creative streak. Finally, your PIF gift is wonderful - what a fabulous offering.

okienurse said...

very nice card with bling. I love Studio 490 and the stamps. Great PIF gift. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #50

Alicia Redshaw said...

Gorgeous Wendy Card and the Pif you received is so lovely.
Thanks for sharing
Alicia.R. (55)

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a wonderfully busy desk. I'm doing the Claudine Hellmuth course as well and am about the finish the changes to my first project.

Love the card.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

The EWV card is unique and interesting! And what a great gift Nicky made for you!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great PIF.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY PIF here

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful gift you must be thrilled with it.
Your card project looks great, love the Indigo type blue you've chosen one of my favourite colours.
Kathleen x

Tuire Flemming said...

Lovely card! Just the right dose of bling :)
Tuire #48

Dragon said...

Woo loving your blue lady... you are like me, I think, not much on bling, really, and so that eye is just a hoot!!! tee hee... You were very lucky with such a fab PiF too. As for me posting my plaster caster thingy, I heard from Alison and she showed all her's off cos Leandra told her we could as so much had been tweeted!! http://craftytrog.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/fabulous-fresco-at-artsycraft/
Have a great week
Frankie
xx

kissinia said...

I just LOVE this mess! Beautiful pieces are being made there!

jodpea said...

I've heard of Wendy Vecchi but I dont know anything about her or her style (or Claudine Hellmuth for that matter) but I do know I'm envious of pretty much everything you create and this is no exception!

RosA said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I love that blue/brown colour scheme. Your desk looks very creative and inspiring. My Pif is coming all the way from Slovenia (to Australia)!

Angie said...

Oh I so LOVE that card ...and i have had a good nose around your desk ...thank you xx

Morti said...

Just had a good look back over the week and you've some really lovely work there - the WV style card is great too - definitely a bit you too though so don't worry!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, gorgeous card you have done, luv your PIF, its nice to see what peeps got,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Lulabelle said...

What a great desk! Love the PIF. Thank you so much for all the info you left me, I will try them all!!!

April said...

The card is great! and what a lovely gift to receive! Looking forward to seeing what you created for the PiF but it's nice that you have saved it as a suprise for your recipient. Thanks for sharing.

MvM-design said...

Love your desk this week, lots of stamps!!
thanks for your sweet comment ;-)
Happy WOYWW 105.
Hugs Marleen ;-)

JoZart said...

I love the gift from Nicki and it is so lovely seeing all the handmade creations for PiFs.
That's a great WV inspired card. I'm not name dropping but I did meet Wendy at CHA and she is such a lovely person.
joZarty x

butlersabroad said...

Love the card, blue and brown always look so good together. Fabby gift from Nicky, right up your street I should think!

Hugs
Brenda 90

Serendipity Stamping said...

A fabulous Wendy creation. What a great PIF gift you received. #100

Chelle said...

gorgeous card and a great creative looking space
98

Ohhh Snap said...

Wow!!! That is a stunning card! That shade of brown and that shade of blue are one of my favorite color combinations. And what a fablous PiF you have!! #12

Sam said...

That card is gorgeous. You are certainly getting the WV look there! lovely PiF gift too.

triciasconfetti said...

Some interesting stuff on your desk and that was a gorgeous PIF you received.
Thanks for visiting me (39)
x Tricia

Doone said...

see, when i do your Journal course it's the SASA style and name that I will drop...

and I'm sure a range of products and techniques will be explored.

love your messy desk and I can tell by the light that the birds had been up for ages you little fibber.

why tidy anyway - you will only make more mess

Twiglet said...

Well La de dah!! That is the most perfect PiF - lucky you and clever Nicky!1

Spyder said...

Love your card with the three faces, Your crafty space is fab too and of course, your Pif gift how lovely!!
((Lyn))

Happy WOYWW

Marjie K said...

Well done! Those hands coming up the side are a really nice touch, and I adore the blue/brown scheme.

fairyrocks said...

Great projects, lovely PIF
Keep smiling and creating

Angie said...

GREAT card! Just love it...and the color scheme is just perfect!

Linda said...

I love your card, the queens are great. Your pif is also lovely

The Crafty Elf said...

The bling in the eye shows just how creative you are, brilliant! I think your card is wonderful, I adore the blue you used and there is so much to look at. Great pressie you've received....enjoy!

Debs said...

wow fabby PIF gift, I just adore your work and your style xx

SueH said...

What a fab desk for the start of the 3rd year of WOYWW. I’M LOVING butterflies at the moment and the stamp on your desk is just gorgeous……………I definitely need more butterflies….oh yes!
That’s such a fantastic project on your desk and what a wonderful PIF, it’s so useful to have a notebook for all your ideas.

Thanks for stopping by this week and………..
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Tertia said...

What a fab gift you got!
Love your card. Happy WOYWW!

lisa said...

What a fantastic desk, it looks looks so interesting and your artwork is amazing.
What a brilliant pif to receive, there are some really generous, talented and lovely people out there isn't there. It's been great to see what everyone received and sent.
Happy Crafting
hugs Lisax #115

MaggieC said...

What a lovely pif you have there, so thoughtful. Everyone has done something so different. I am still waiting for mine to arrive from the other side of the Atlantic. Likewise the one I sent also has to cross the Atlantic, so I shall wait to post those.

Wanda H said...

Love your Wendy piece!!! Fabulous!!!

Pam said...

Another fab PIF. All these talented peeps x

Ciara said...

You're such a talented lady Sarah! I was just noseying at those tags you've done in your more recent post and they are amazing.

Cool PIF from Nicky. In answer to your question about the Audrey canvas I got from Holly, it's 5" x 7".


Sorry I'm late popping over, but better late than never!

Neet said...

Great project and what a lovely Pif you got. I always enjoy your blog and because I am late I peeked at the next two entries - fabulous! Take care and keep happy.,