Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What's on your workdesk Wednesday?

Hello Wednesday, do give us a twirl... Looking sunny from here and we Brits will take all we can get. Tis the mid week moment of showing your crafty zone thanks to Dame Stamping Ground Julia. Veteran or rookie, OCD or disaaaahster, splodger or seamstress, feel free to join in and let many a damsel and gent (Neil!) have a peek...
Not quite as frantic as usual in this shot as I was working on cards and had to keep the contamination to a minimum... Behind me is another story. I'm a stickler for clearing up each night but a very bad girly when it comes to stamp cleaning and filing. Sigh.
Art journal play time is in full flow and so are blue hands. This page is just a bit of fun unless I decide to write a few off key female lines...
From inky splatters to mellow yellow. This week at Less is More it's a yellow thing so I went all summery and girly and enjoyed rustling up two cards. Snip, stick and stamp. Sometimes you don't need anything more. Bunting is always cheery...
and even more so in such a yummy colour.
I hand stitched the line and added the words with my old typewriter.
l found some dare I say it, cute, 99p stamps at Hobbycraft ages ago. Studio G i-Cling methinks. I suddenly remembered them and thought this would work. Love Ranger Saffron Archival ink! I punched the centres from design paper and machine stitched the stems.
A bright sunny flower can really cheer up your desk and day and I quite enjoyed tinkering with these two girly creations! Thank you so much to everyone who called by last week and congrats to Vickie aka Okienurse in Ooooooh Oklahoma, who wins the Craft Stamper magazine!
Now that's enough waffle so I'm signing off...

Until another desk and day. Sarah.

51 comments:

Jen said...

Hi there, just found your bloggy home from a random link somewhere and have had a great time browsing your fabulous creative works! Love the saffron - it really pops.

SusanLotus said...

I love the journalpage! :)

The cards are lovely too.
Thanks for sharing your desk this week. You are welcome to visit mine too.

I wish you a creative and joyous day!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sarah,

Yellow is my favorite color! When I was in high school I managed to convince my parents that I needed yellow shag carpet in my bedroom!! Walls of course were yellow too. That being said -- I LOVE your cards.

That journal page is pretty spectacular too.

I'm sure I'll be in the triple digits by the time I link up to Julia.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Mynnette said...

All of these are fabulous!!!!! LOVE the journal page--your colors are amazing! LOVE the yellow cards, too! Gorgeous! :)

sandee said...

Love your bright sunny cards, fantastic! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina :) #6

Dragon said...

Lovely work as always... glad the blue hands did not get near the pretty yellow cards
Frankie
xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Great journal page, just love it!!! The colours and textures are just fab! Hugs trace x 25

Chrissie said...

Wonderful yellow creativeness Sarah... those cards really do look cheery and bright!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVe your inky space, fabby cards full of cheer, thanks for sharing...Mel :) #30

Helen said...

Love your journal and also your bunting card, it looks so sunny and happy!! Have a great day. Helen #9

Astrid Maclean said...

Great looking journal page and am loving the yellow bunting one specially!
Happy Wednesday hopping!
#20

Annie said...

Such fab makes this week. Hope you're keeping well.
Hugs,
A x #47

Marrigje said...

Lovely cards. I really like the line you made. Beautiful, cheerfull.
The flowers are beautiful too.

Your art journal page is beautiful too.


Marrigje

Redanne said...

Your less is more cards are stunning, love that bunting and the yellow has really brightened up my day! Thanks for sharing. Anne #2

kath said...

Hi Sarah...thanks for today's crafty snoop...lots of gorgeous makes...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (44) xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah where to start, lov eth ejournal page, it's all delicate and ethereal...and then bam! lovely solid yellows...gorgeous. You're so damn versatile!

Karen said...

I love your AJ page its gorgeous, lovely colours and textures used, plus your cards are beautiful :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Spyder said...

Love the bright journal page, lovely card too. Hope you get some well earned sleep! Thank you for my crafty snoop! Have a great crafty week.
HapPy WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #47

lisa said...

Lots of lovely creativeness going on as usual, Sarah. I have to clean my stamps as I go along but don't always tidy up at the end of a session, we are all so funny in our little ways aren't we?
Love your journalling and the yellow is so sunny, just like the weather this morning.
Hope all is well with bump.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #86

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Well Miss Sarah, love your space. Such wonderful shades of yellow!

April said...

Loving those yellow themed cards! very striking! the journal page looks great, very creative x April #84

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful sunny cards, fab desk pics too. I'm going to inspect that shoe on your blog, it keeps grabbing my attention so I must go and look. Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

Miriam said...

Lots of lovely stuff going on!! Thanks for sharing.

#97

VonnyK said...

Your cards are gorgeous, love the bunting and the journal page is fab too.
Have a great week.
Von #18

Elaine said...

Both your yellow cards are great - so simple, yet very bright and cheerful!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Sarah, I was looking for your name in No.1! Cheerful cards, and I love how your journal is going! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jacqui said...

Love that you work in different styles and your journal pages are lovely Jacqui #101

May said...

Gorgeous journal page love the colours, and talking of colours your beautiful yellow card is just lovely... Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#31

Peggy said...

I love visiting your desk always awesome stuff to look at and it challenges me to give it a try thanks thanks thanks love the banner card, journal page ant eh inkable flutterbys!!! my favorite have a great day

Twiglet said...

I love that sunny yellow and the bunting is perfect and so cheery. x Jo

Gabrielle said...

Ooh, I love your creative space this week! Looks like there's lots of fun to be had! I now love Saffron Archival Ink (goes off to google suppliers...!) Gabrielle at #21

MvM-design said...

hi Sarah,
ThanXXX for your funny comment!!
Love your AJ page!!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday girl!
Hugs Marleen #8

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!!! LOVE the journal page, the colours are so subtle yet vibrant at the same time! Trish #60

fairyrocks said...

Inspiring work Sarah, I wish I had a bit of the gotta clean up in me LOL. I enjoyed your post to Ms Julia, didn't understand much of it, would love to see the translated version. You are an entertaining girl.
Keep smiling and creating

Annie said...

I've never made roman blinds but Jo has made lots so she is the best one to ask about them....she gets blind kits and say they are pretty easy to make but doesn't usually make for others cos you really need to be able to measure and work out fabric pattern repeats to get them to look right.
Hugs,
A x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your bright and cheerful (and girly?!) cards. I'm not so into yellow because to me it always washes out, but you've really made it pop and shown me that it can work. I have good intentions to tidy my desk more often than I do. Once I get a good clean in, I tend to upkeep it for a bit. Then it falls apart... ah well, it's all fun!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love the journal page, but I have to ask, what is this stamp cleaning you speak of?

CraftyLoops said...

Both cards are stunning, I love yellow and these are lovely ans sunny. Lee x

Samantha Elliott said...

Very pretty cards you have done today Sarah. Just what I need as I sit here with a chest infection! Drat!! Thought this boomerang cold had gone but it is back!

Bernice said...

Lovely bright and colourful cards - lets hope we get some weather to match soon!!
Bernice (#72)

butlersabroad said...

First of all I'm surprised you're still hanging on! Baby can't be long now surely! Love your journal page, lovely relaxing colours and very peaceful, polar opposites to those bright zingy cards! I have a few of those Studio G's i-cling, good value for money I think.

Hugs
Brenda 117

Shoshi said...

Love your journal page, Sarah! Gorgeous subtle colours. Great cards too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #84

Elizabeth said...

Entertaining post, as usual, Sarah. Your yellow cards are really striking and those cute flowers are fun. I'm way behind this month so going off to read the Mojo Monthly post now! Too late to wish you a happy day so have a happy and crafty week instead. Elizabeth x #68

Hazel said...

Lovely bright cards - love the bunting - and fab journal pages - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Barb King said...

Loving the sunny yellow cards, I played along with less is more, too. Barb #116

Tracy said...

I love all the sun shiney yellow! Beautiful!! Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #!^

Scrapmate said...

Lovely sunny yellow cards & your AJ page is such a contrast but equally fab.

Shar said...

Great journal page! Love all your great elements!

Those yellow cards are awesome! So sunny!

Doone said...

You were up late last night! returning the visit, and trying to get to some weds desk this evening, I hope you are keeping well,
your sunshine cards are indeed a tonic for any space they occupy, i do like the journal, and yes inappropriate words are going begging at the moment - I must remember to share some shots of this years calendar i have ,

an example?( and you need to see the images to really get the laugh)

- Lactose is not the only thing I do not tolerate.....

would you like toast to go with that smug smile?

is the floor the only thing that recently got laid here?

Bridget Larsen said...

I love less is more, it stretches most of us that layer too much, your yellow cards are beautiful
Bridget #12

Mandi said...

Terrific cards Sarah
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"