Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday?

Back in the olden days, before Blogdom, this mid-week day would pass without a smidgen of furore. But now, thanks to Julia, Wednesday has received almost divine status, the power to oust fair maidens from slumber and has brought new street-cred to many a shambolic desk...
Today, it's more of the usual, lesser of the clean, plenty of dust and AWOL stamps (clean, but still loitering with intent). I'm working really hard to finish DT projects as I'm going to enjoy the rare phenomenon of a Social  Saturday as my bloggy, crafty mate Kaz is hopefully coming to Ludlow! Hooray!
The DT job turned out to be a right, old inky mess, so I was très jolie to deviate into my Less is More playtime! This week it's a 'Cut it Out' theme. No, not a crash diet, but a call for apertures in posh card talk!

Hearts, an old French map and my vintage typewriter did the job! Just a little inking around the inside, distressed edges...et c'est fini!
Just one more for fun to use up the die cuts that were flying about. This time the hearts are mounted on card and again edged with ink.

So simple and also versatile. I think this could card be for a lover or family across the miles! 
Don't forget, there's just one more week left to join in the ATC challenge at My Mojo Monthly. Do join in! There are seven lovely entries so far and all so different. 

Here's my Retro Diva (who is looking slightly more glamorous than I do right now...!)
 
On that note, I'll say Farewell, a big thank you for calling by and wish you all a very good week, wherever it may take you...Sarah.

42 comments:

bohemiannie! art said...

These are awesome!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sarah,

Very cool cards. So simple yet full of style!! I've been looking for maps at thrift stores and have come up empty.... so far. Maybe I should google maps and print them out?!? Hmmm.

Happy WOYWW
Kay
(I'm probably towards the bottom!!)

Deb said...

I absolutely love using maps to mae hearts. Genius!

I've found discarded maps in libraries. After they're out of date, they need to recycle them.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, love maps, have a wee collection that I cling to and may yet be used in crafting, so these cards appeal to me a lot. Those dies are fabulous and so useful too. Have a great week and have a great time on Saturday. Elizabeth x #47

ScrappnBee said...

Love that card! I may just need to scraplift that idea from you! LOL! It really rocks! The ATC is FAB too! Love the pop of the red! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW- Amanda 36

Chrissie said...

Great LIM cards Sarah... what a brilliant notion to use the map for the hearts!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Annie said...

Love the cards you've made with the maps. How clever.
Hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

Great post! Boy your desk looks so creative and the cards, atc's, chunky atc too are awesome. Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

Candace said...

Lots of creative work going on here. Love your heart map cards

Thanks for sharing

Candace

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us nosey parkers today. It's always inspiring to see. Hope you have plenty of creative fun this coming week. Lovely cards, I tend to get carried away so end up with more is more cards rather than less is more; still I will persevere and perhaps one day I'll manage to stop in time!
Neil#55

inkypinkycraft said...

Never managed the less is more, but your cards are fab...love the atc, happy woyww hugs trace x no16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is absolutely the best Valentines card I've seen this year, I adore it. I've got a passion for maps anyway, can sit for ages reading one (I know, weird) but the graphic lends itself so well to the heart shape. Which is odd really because they're not necessarily two thing that you'd put together. Genius....
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx
PS Enjoy your crafty weekend!

Angie said...

Love those heart/map cards ...very effective ...made me think of other possibilites.

May said...

Love those cards the hearts are fab, your ATC is lovely, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

Lou said...

Love those cards - Hope you have a great week Lou #84

Morti said...

Gorgeous cards Missy!

And as for your comment "oust fair maidens from slumber ", you're not far wrong. I kind of have to get up around six for work anyway, but I have an extra alarm for Wednesday on my phone, to make sure I get up to add my name to Mr Linky.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment....

SueH said...

What a busy desk!
I love the simplicity of your Valentines cards Sarah and the sentiments are so true.

I’ve never got into making ATC’s but I do admire the work that goes into them. Yours is stunning!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Hazel said...

Love the fab idea of the maps on the hearts and that vintage card is ace! Thanks for a peep into your crafty space (Hazel, WOYWW #28) x

JoZart said...

Your map hearts idea is fantastic and so effective. Love them!
JoZarty x

Julia Dunnit said...

I reckon that you are drawn to red and black without even knowing it..liking the Diva. I have that stamp, it has been over used....and now I may have to look her out agaiN! Tell me..piled on top of the lidded bins of stamps...are you only using the top ten percent of your collection do you think?!!

Beckyt said...

Such unusual cards I love them, the way you have used the maps is ace :) Thanks for sharing

Becky #56

Karen said...

Lots of gorgeous creative work going on and I just love those heart map cards, they are lovely :)

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #80

Twiglet said...

Love those little hearts. We are coming to Ludlow - treating hubby to birthday lunch on Sunday. Hope the sun shines so we can have a brisk walk too.

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that card and the sentiment
Bridget #32

lisa said...

Gorgeous desk as always, Sarah and those map hearts are just gorgeous.
Enjoy your crafty weekend with your friend.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #128

Debs Willis said...

what a great way to use apertures/maps! Thanks for theinspiration

Happy woyww

debs #117

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that your stamps are loitering with intent. I would totally come visit your desk. It looks like lots of fun times are to be had there. Love your ATC and your cards are to die for, simple yet awesome.

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo lovely Sarah, I always like seeing what is on your desk! Have a good rest of the week. Kim

fairy thoughts said...

love the heart maps. Enjoy your wekend, bet you fit in some craftyness.
happy woyww
janet #35

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Cool cards and I love using map in my artwork so I was very drawn to them... happy woyww

Cheryl said...

Love how you used the maps...Super sentiments too.

sandra de said...

Loving the old map use for cards and the ATC is wonderful. Such a gorgeous retro image. I must check out your mojo monthly before I get distracted yet again.

Neet said...

Love the way you have done your hearts - very inspirational. Have a good time with your 'mate' when she arrives - lots of crafting?
Thanks for commenting on my blog - sorry I am so late but lots of friends keep coming to see me and then tonight I did an English Dinner. Hugs, Neet #6

CraftyLoops said...

These cards are so unique, I just love them Sarah. Lee xx

Annie Smith said...

You have a really unique style! Definitely loving the mapped hearts and sayings. I like the red around the edges. Happy WOYWW!

Annie

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Sarah! I wish I kept my old typewriter! Love your glamorous ATC! Too true about how Julia has changed Wednesdays for us! I was in the hospital one Wednesday last year, in the emergency room no less, when I called my sister Peggy to link me up to WOYWW. She laughed and laughed and laughed. "I thought it was serious!" she said. Patsy from
HeARTworks

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your opening paragraph had me nodding and laughing. so, so, true! my post about ATCs is almost done for my monthly mojo! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

kissinia said...

Just Love the way you incorporated map into these pretty cards! Well done!

BumbleVee said...

Well at least there is "stuff" happening on your desk...that's the important thing isn't it? I'm thinking littered with intent.... no loitering going on here.... ahahhah.....

Mandi said...

Superb cards as ever Sarah
Terrific idea to use the map pront, brilliant sentiment

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

butlersabroad said...

Great cards Sarah, very striking. Have a wonderful crafty weekend.

Hugs
Brenda 99