Wednesday, June 13, 2012

O, ye crafters. Pray, do tell of thy Wednesday Wares...

Behold, another What's on your work-desk Wednesday?! The mid week moment that has seemingly altered the course of the entire planetary system for many a Blogger, when we once again wonder where the bit in between tootled off to. Fancy revealing a little of your creative, chaotic or crafty antics? Join in at Host Julia's HQ here.
As Mother Nature is granting me and bump a little just pottering around time, I've enjoyed some more 'just because I can' stuff. Working on some journalled tags for a swap...more another time.
Two ATCS I made for the WOYWW 3rd year bash! I wasn't sure if I'd be around so the right one was made a while ago and the left one is a newbie. On their way to or hopefully in the hands of Sandee!
Look at the wonderful concertina ATC I received all the way from down under from Roslyn. I love it - it's full of wonderful scenes and vintage images! Thank you!!!
A wee dabble for Less is More where it's a one layer, flourish thing...
I used a Mr. Tim heart die cut to ink and stamp through. Ranger Vermilion Archival ink on my Judikins flourish, followed by a little Distress ink.

It's the same technique as Chrissie used. Funny enough, I was just doing something very similar for another project, so this is a skinny variation on the same theme!
Red and black, and good old blue and brown! "Appreciate what is..." A wise few words to end with. Hopefully I can do a a bit more blog-hopping. I enjoyed having the time to visit a few more folk last week. I'll do my best and keep you all updated on life from the bumpy side!
Sarah.

55 comments:

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

...super makes Sarah...loVe your crafty ATC's there are superb & what a splendid one to receive...gosh anytime now you'll be a trio, next weeks posting could be rather exciting!...Mel :)

Ivanka said...

Love your heart cards, so elegant and so pretty.

Bridget Larsen said...

Awesome atcs you made and the one from Australia is gorgeous
Bridget Woyww mystery number

Neesie said...

Now I can see what all the fuss was about with the ATC swap...just amazing artwork! No wonder everyone was getting so excited.
I was wondering how you were getting on but you mention that you're still baking you're little precious bundle. It must be getting nearly ready to appear....so good luck!
Have fun desk hopping ~ Happy WOYWW ;D
Neesie no number (lol)

Redanne said...

Wow Sarah, I love your ATCs that you made, lucky Sandee! I got one of those from Oz too, aren't they fantastic? I love your heart cards, sometimes less is more and yours are just gorgeous. Still no Mr Linky but have a Happy WOYWW, Anne x

RosA said...

Hi Sarah,

I'm SOOOOO pleased you like my folded ATC! Hehehe, I LOVE your "Do not write in the dust" one! I've got a few rooms where that could be applied. After all, there's only so much spare time, and very little of it is ever going to be spent dusting, I can tell you. Happy WOYWW.

Bella said...

What a lovely gift you received! dying to hear more about the bump too!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love all the cardy goodness on your desk today but ESPECIALLY the vintage sentiment 'Do No Write in the Dust'!! You've been peeking again, haven't you?? LOL. Well, like Quentin Crisp, I work on the basis that no-one notices the difference after the first half inch :)
Hugs, LLJ N0 1!! Woohoo xx

kay said...

your CAS cards are perfect and what super mini masterpieces are your atcs
have a fab crafty week
kay #25

EELS said...

Loving all the crafty thingies on your desk and those heart cards are adorable.

Helen said...

Gorgeous ATC's (and cards)! I am sure you are at the stage now where you just want bump to become baby, but enjoy the peace until then!!! Hugs, Helen #3

Cardarian said...

Hi Sarah!

I look at your blog every morning expecting the BIG news but I see your baby is taking its sweet time - good for her/him. You make lovely stuff wether it is simple or complicated! Wishing you all the best!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Julia Dunnit said...

I was fairly convinced that you wouldn't get to today - am happy to see you and hope you are enjoying the wait rather than being uncomfortable and/or frustrated. Beautiful cards as usual, loving the ATCs, they'll make Sandra very happy. Ros sent me a booklet ATC too, genius idea, quite lovely!

Helen said...

Hi Sarah love the card designs and the fabulously painty desk. I can see the fun you've been having. The tags look gorgeous. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

Tertia said...

Those cards are seriously cool. I am battling with the whole less is more thing. Things like flowers and ribbon keep jumping onto my cards, very rude of them I say.
Happy WOYWW

Spyder said...

Love your folding ATC, I made one but it got all stuck up and ended up in the bin, Lovely heart cards too.
Have a great crafty week! Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn)) now #31

okienurse said...

Awesome ATC and cards. Isn't it fun to have some just because I can time! I love retirement for that reason. You and the bump have a great week. Vickie #42

Annie said...

Enjoy your pottering around time...it will all change very soon :-)
Take care and hope 'little bump' arrives safely very soon for you.
Hugs,
A x #38

Twiglet said...

I love reading your posts - always so much craftiness to enjoy. the red ATCs are gorgeous. Yes I chuckled at little Annie peeping over my BIG machine - that's how she likes it - lol. x Jo

Chrissie said...

I can't believe you're still in one piece... I hope all goes well in the very near future, enjoy this time to yourself.
I thought your LIM cards looked familiar... super stuff Sarah!
All the best and thanks so much!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Joanne said...

fabulous ATCs there. I never got mine, boohoo. Busy desk so lots to spy. Enjoy.
Hugs Joanne xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super makes, glad to read you and bump are ok, kind of exciting reading your posts to see how you're doing knowing soon bump will be out in the world! Take care & have a good time snooping the WOYWW desks of the world ! Zo xx 55

craftymonki.com said...

Utterly stunning cards, so simple yet so effective.

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #12

Ann B said...

Love your ATCs - so Sarah. I was lucky enough to get one of Roslyn's as well - cute idea.
Hope all goes well with the birth, not long now, and I hope to see a photo next week.
Ann B
#21

Trish Latimer said...

Oi..aren't you overdue now missus??!! put your feet up and sleep whilst you still can!! Love the ATCs though! Lots of love Trish xxxxx#32

lisa said...

Where has the time gone, I can't believe little bump will soon be making an appearance, how exciting. Enjoy your "me" time, there won't be so much soon!!!
Love your LIM cards.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #74

Doone said...

i do like the concertina atc, your envelope is still on my desk - now under a shed load of other stuff so expect ink blots... will post later... hope nature qives you an easy ride...

dxxxx

Laura said...

Looks like you have a lovely couple of tags on the go on your desk. Take care of yourself and Bump!
Laura 78
Oh, love the LIM cards too, get it all in on one comment to save popping back later!!

Emily said...

Love the Less is More card. It's one concept I struggle with but have decided I'm going to give it a go this week.

Hugs
Emily #52

Joynana said...

The heart cards are fabulous. I am looking for something that is very simple, I need to make a lot of thank you cards. #90

April said...

Your ATC's are great! loving the less is more cards too! x April #80

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love the two ATC's. The colours are so 'from the good old times'. The LIM cards are really great. I think I give it a try too. Hope the bumpy one wants to know what's happening outside soon :-) xFranka.

nerllybird said...

Love those ATCs - the recieved and the sent ones. The concertina one is awesome, must try and get a closer look at that one.
Helen S #23

Darla said...

I am one of the ones that is sorry for not participating in the swap, sigh.

Glenda said...

Just some gorgeous creations here. Your desk is wonderful...thanks for sharing.
Glenda #96

RosC said...

Great desk, especially like the Dylusion inks - I've been enjoying my few and will invest in some more. Your hear9.t cards are lovely and the concertina ATCs are really wonderful.
Ros #

inkypinkycraft said...

Some great makes , glad you are having some time to potter! Take care hugs trace x

butlersabroad said...

Nice to see you're still here but I think that won't be for long! Love the cards and the atc's but I'm really struck by your patriotic cards for SSS in the post below.

Hugs
Brenda 107

Monica said...

The desk of a true crafter
Monica #127

SueH said...

Loving the collection of ATC’s you’ve received and sent, they are beautiful. We definitely have a bunch of very talented crafters in our (not so) little group don’t we.

I’ve never tried the Less is More challenge but you’ve done a fab job with your cards.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#72

sandee said...

(((clapping hands)))...oh I can't wait to get my ATC's, which means I have more mail coming, I love it! hee hee....you and the bump take it easy, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Shobana said...

Fab LIM cards! Love them! Your ATCs are super too! :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

What gorgeous ATCs you've created and I am not surprised as all of your art is fab! You sure received some lovelies too. I'm glad you and your delightful bump have some pottering around time. Happy WOYWW!

Samantha Elliott said...

Hi Sarah. I keep telling you - 18th is a good date! :-)!! Love your cards and your ATCs are fabulous.
Keep well and enjoy the silence while you have it! xxx

Mandi said...

Superb cards as always Sarah
Love the thread deatail
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Scrappydiva said...

Hi Sarah, this is my first time on your blog courtesy of WOYWW. I've never been into ATC's but seeing a few as I'm hopping around I'm starting to understand why people like them so much. The ones you made are lovely and very very 'on trend' right now.

Congrats on the bump by the way! I hope he/she is not giving you too much trouble!

Thanks for sharing.
Scrappydiva (#125)

LuLu said...

Howdy Sarah,
Happy WOYWW! Fun desk Lovely ATCs!!!

Would love for you to stop by my blog - and take the poll while you're visiting.

Pace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/lou_avatar

Deanna said...

Love the design on your ATC'S

PsyPenguin said...

Ooh your less is more cards are really beautiful! Fab ATCs too.
Good luck when little bump decides to make his/her appearance :-) I'm expecting my own little one in september and can't wait xx

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous cards, I likey a lot x
Sophie #68

Kathyk said...

All fab makes, particularly loving your LIM cards

Kathyk

Valerie said...

So much creative goodness on your workdesk! Beautiful ATC's and your cards are too! Valerie #26

Barb King said...

I love the retro look of the gals on your atcs, very appealing! The flourish card came out great, I tried a few things, but none worked out for me, never thought about masking!

SusanLotus said...

Gooorgeous ATC´s!

Queen Of Toys said...

I so love your atc's that you made they are great, also love your cards.Your desk just perfect and in full crafting mode. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great crafting week
Eliza #65
www.queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au

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