Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WOYOCBAWHAWW?

And...do tell?
What's on your Oh, cor blimey, are we here again workdesk Wednesday? HQ is still relishing the sort-out even if the playground is back to old tricks. Lots of painty colouring stuff. Got tons of DT work to do before August and my hols, otherwise I'll be uploading folded napkins and altered sunglasses from the Motorway services.
Really into a bit of sewing again and made a whole 'thing' from scratch (sorry can't show until Monday) and I'm rather chuffed. I was very good, did it by the book. Measuring, gathering threads, pinning, tacking, ironing, neatening edges and top stitching. I think I just passed my O-level Needlework again. If you're not into sewing you're thinking "How very blah" but for the seamstresses out there, I'm just saying I didn't cheat.

Also been playing with more of my Wendy Vecchi stamps and made a piece for the EWV challenge held by Lori. I have to say these are stamps that really come to life once put to paper. This chap looks a bit austere in the plastic but ink him up and he's suddenly quite a dandy fellow tinkering away with his camera. I cut a frame from cardboard which really sets him off and gives grounding to the shoe and light bulbs. Mounted it on an old book page and envelope.

Added a chain scrap for a bit of male-ish metal interest and thought I'd put his cameo in the charm clip!
Whilst dabbling with the chain the challenge over at Happy Daze came back to me. Although putting both together results in this, "A Male card with Dangly Things". Really! That's my piece and that's their challenge theme.
Fill in your own story... you can't make it up can you??? I joined Facebook just this week (purely for my crafting). Well... that's a title with  potential for a few 'likes'.
Anyway, there he is, oblivious to it all and I do like him very much.

I must away my dears as the 'to do' list is looking more like a 'to die' one. Thanks for calling by, I'd love to hear from you and will be hopping around later today too. Over at My Mojo Monthly we have 12 entries which really is just fabulous and very encouraging. Thank you! You still have the rest of July if you fancy sharing too.

Join in the desk-hop over at Julia's. Wishing you plenty of what you want, miss, enjoy and need today...

Sarah.

51 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is just brilliant!

2amscrapper said...

amazing project!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like your paper project and can tell you didn't cheat on the sewing, either. Happy WOYWW.

Airing cupboard stamping said...

your desk looks very creative today. I love the project it's gorgeous x

Cathy said...

Very creative desk and love the tag. Sewing ... hmmm not done any of that for a while!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
very creative desk,
did laugh about showing us paper napkins! Gorgeos card, look forward to seeing you not cheated sewing project, happy WOYWW, sue,x

The Paper Princess said...

Great desk & project!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

NatashaMay said...

Love the sprays on your desk. Gorgeous card, too!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'd really quite like to see altered sunglasses, a la Dame Edna Everage, perhaps?? Way to go with the sewing, ooh, you're very good doing all tha stages, I cheat all the time! Looking forward to seeing the result soon :)

PS Really loved the simple elegance of the previous posts's butterfly card xx

Christine said...

Now I'm thinking altered sunglasses...maybe that could work! Great project and looking forward to seeing your 'reveal' on Monday :-)

Helen said...

Love the challenge title - it certainly grabs the attention - and you made a great card for it too!

papillon said...

love your piece! those layers and colors are so yummi, makes me want to dive in my Lady WV stash!

Angelfish said...

Love the piece you have made, but quite liking the thought of altered sunglasses!!

Wipso said...

Well done you with the sewing acheivement....I'm looking forward to seeing what you've made.
A x

uhooi said...

Uhooi,
Wow,, It works great and creative,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Spyder said...

Love the piece you've made, fabulous..I'm still inkless...must get some... love the desk, always inventive!! HaPpY WoYwW
((Lyn))

Carolyn Phillips said...

Wow, so creative and busy.

Julia Dunnit said...

I very much like your take on the male card with dangly bits. And the challenge title, of course!! Your desk looks fab - so mid-something...little beads of paint/ink on the craft mat. And hey - I wouldn't mind seeing what you can create at a motorway services...you can do most everything else!

Neet said...

Not into sewing for me to do it but like looking at what others do so roll on Monday.
Love your "man in a frame" - you do vintage so well and I always fall in love with what you have on your blog. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #3

Cardarian said...

Oh I just love your posts and the way you explain your cards in detail! Love it, love it, love it!!! Before I leave for my hols I will be posting MMM! I am a bit slow with things but I get there in the end!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Twiglet said...

Well done with the sewing -Will love to see it!!

Kathleen said...

What a great project so much detail. Hope you show your sewing project too.
Kathleen x

Rebekah said...

Completely stunning thanks for sharing hugs Rebekah #60 xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

nerllybird said...

That's a great card, beautifully put together.
Helen S

Neil said...

Fab creative desk this week, Thanks for sharing it!

Juls said...

such lovely inkiness on your desk!!! Love your project, great images, love the stitching and the torn edge!!! great work as always! Hugs Juls

okienurse said...

Awesome desk and boy have you been busy. Love the details you put into this card. Sewing! I can't wait to see what you made. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Ik ben heel benieuwd wat je allemaal in elkaar aan het naaien bent. Can't wait to see it. Love your fotograph man. Looks real vintage.
Enjoy your WOYWW and don't die for a list :-)
xFranka

MaggieC said...

Well done for not cheating with your sewing. I have to admit cheating with everything except velvet, which I used to pin and tack very thoroughly.

Jingle said...

Your desk full of inky sprays and paints looks so inviting! I love the piece you shared!

Scrapcollectr said...

Oooh, love the dangly thing and with a cameo in it, to boot! Great male card. Can always use inspiration in that regard, thanks! And thanks for joining in at WOTT this week, as well. *smile*
#62

Vicky said...

Wonderful tag! Happy WOYWW!

ScrappnBee said...

Oh, I hate it when a deadline looms! Good luck with beating the clock...and getting on holiday guilt free! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card too!- Amanda #45

Sam said...

Love that tag - it is BRILLIANT!!!
Loved your acronym too!! Made me chuckle!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creative desk and an even more creative card. Cannot wait tobsee your creation on Monday. Hope the to do list does not get any longer. Tracy x

Dragon said...

Yoo hoo, sorry to be late, but loving your desk and projects again this week... fabulous work, as always
Frankie
xx

JoZart said...

Superb card.. .looking forward to popping by more often now I've added my name.
Love JoZarty x

The Crafty Elf said...

I always love to visit you! Inspiration, well written posts and just down right enjoyable here. Trying to get around to comment has been difficult as our hydro has been so fussy with the heat wave. We've lost power several times today which is very frustrating but I'm more concerned as tomorrow will reach over 36 and they are warning us now about the excessive power required to handle a day like we are in for. Anyways, your desk screams talent lives here and you can tell great work is created on it....weird I know but I'm right.

Li'l Pidge said...

oooh.....what have you been sewing then? I'll pop back to see, love the crafty desk.

kyla

April said...

The card is great. Your sewing project sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful desk! Looking forward to seeing your sewing project. I have home economics trauma as I was forced to wear my sewing project to school. I'm not sure how it happened, but I couldn't straighten my left arm, and as I was left handed, well there was mocking involved. I don't sew clothes. I'm seriously pining for those stamps, and you are right about the gentleman looking austere in the package, I passed it over for that reason. But now, must have him and the lightbulbs lol. TFS :D

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sasa, loving the tag and all its beautiful elements great job! thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW.! Shaz in Oz.x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your male card with dangly things (what a theme, huh?) is wonderful! i love all the layers and the dangly thing. happy WOYWW!

Kezzy said...

Lol I can't stop laughing and thinking about seeing a craft at the motorway services eating while sticking napkins together lol. Love your desk, its always full of lots to look at. Love the fabric flowers lurking there as well. Kezzy x

Kezzy said...

Oops meant to say love the card and the less is more circle card in the previous post, both are brill. Kezzy x

Ginger said...

This is so cool, thanks for joining in the Happy Daze challenge. G x

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous piece. Love the colours and all the elements.

Marilym

Moira said...

Smashing dangly work

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool. Love the layered light bulbs and your dangling piece too.

Marita Soutar said...

Really love it! Great stamp! Love Wendy Vecchi too!