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Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hi all,

well I am back nearly to normal having had a bit of a disaster with my back, hence I didn't manage to post at all for about 10 days! Sorry this is a bit photo heavy, as I haven't posted for a while.
So Whats on my Work desk? ( if you have no idea what I am on about, then please hop along to Julias Page, Here and all will become as clear as muck lol)
I have finally managed to pluck up enough courage to attack my Hunky Dory collection! That's what! Boy did that take some doing!!! So on display are all Hunky Dory... Rockin Snow globes, now I have found the domes I can finish these, and umpteen Toppers and card ribbons just waiting to be made into cards. I did the easy ones first, lol, now I am having to get creative, yippee!! I did have a very large green toy box full of Hunky Dory Christmas,
now all that is left is the Foiled card stock, and the backing papers!! And a couple of Packs I am saving as emergency stash, just in case I need to produce a Christmas card toot suite!
Oh Dear! You can see the state of my carpet! All those little white backing squares from the foam pads, the backing from the double sided sticky tape, and various slivers of off cuts! What a mess!! In my defence the larger bits are from my non recycle-able bin, which my Rottwieller pup likes to raid for bits to chew on, little blighter!!
So what was in the green box, is slowly becoming stuff like this:

 This is possibly, a new style of card, as I haven't seen it anywhere else. It just came to me as I was making the card up, this is the front cover....
And this is the inside, or card proper. I apologise for the glare, but its the new light. This is just one of the kits from Hunky Dory Christmas Contemporary selection.

 This is from their traditional range.

And this next one has cheap wired silver ribbon, promarkered with Indigo Blue. And I used the Large Spellbinders Lace Doily motif die on the Hunky Dory Blue foiled card stock to create the mat.
 All of these are using the matching Toppers and Backing papers card stock from Hunky Dory. The card stock from hunky Dory tends to be in the region of 350gsm, and the papers are generally 180gsm, so good weights for working with.

This one is a full A4 sized backing paper, backed onto some 300 gsm Silk Art Card. And very heavy on Yellow Gem Stars from my stash, nearly ran out!!

This one is using the Classic Bracket edgebilities Die from Spell Binders with the Hunky Dory Backing paper, and some green card stock from my stash.                                                                                      
And this one used the Go Kreate frame Frilly 10 XXL die, and my faithful Papermania snowfall embossing folder

 Hunky Dorys Acetate cards on their snowfall foiled acetate.

And finally one of the Small Toppers on their pre cut card base.

But as I was playing with the edegebilities on my Happy Cut today, and making a right mess of it I must say, my youngest asked if I would help him make a card for a friend of his who is ill. So he decided that Flowers, mums thrown away piece of card, a 6x6 backing paper, some cream ribbon, and some butterflies, were what he wanted to use, but how to get it all together? The problem is that at the moment I have Christmas stock only out to play with, so his choices were limited.
In the end this is what I managed to concoct for him using his selections.
Mums thrown away Pearlised 350 gsm card, where she messed up with the edgebilities, some flowers just arrived from the Glitter Girls Flower keepsake assorted and Ruby Crush boxes, Some My Craft Studio Crystal Illusions Butterflies, 3 cheap ball headed pins (3 wheels for £1 from Poundland), and some paper and ribbon from my stash. Yes I know the Butterfly Topper is wonky, but that's the way he wanted it lol.
But while I have been lying down, getting very bored I haven't been entirely lazy, heres the 3 remaining paper folded decorations, unfortunately the Rottie pup ran off with one while I wasn't paying attention!!

They all have 2 things in common............. 1. They are all from squares of paper folded into well squares obviously, using 16 smaller squares to reduce the size by half, so a 12x12 becomes a 6x6 when its finished. as demonstrated by Mel Heaton, on C&C. and 2. They all use some of the Glittered Letters that were in  my goody bag from Samuel Taylors.
The first one, has small pictures from the Classic Christmas CD's by My Craft Studio, the second, is using some 6x6 papers from my stash, with the Iron Works star die, and the Snowflake pendant dies, from Spell Binders, and some die cuts from my stash, also some lettering and shadow mats cut on the Craft Robo/Silhouette SD, ( Mines a weird one as it was manufactured during the re-branding, so its the Silhouette SD machine, but has the Craft Robo logo, lol) and the third using the Large Lace doily motif die and the Large Holly Motif die.
The one the Rottie ran off with was Peace, which isn't what he got when I found out what he was chewing on!!!

Right off to see if I can get on the list early this time lol

Happy WOYWW everyone,


Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you.
Neil #31

Claire said...

Lovely projects there.. you have been very busy

Linda said...

OMG Lou you have been busy! You are not going to believe this but I have made up near enough the same projects as you from HD. Great minds think alike.

Hope you are feeling a lot better today.

Linda xxxx

jude said...

Absolutely stunning cards love the snow globes and all the other crimbo projects further down.Thanks for showing us they are stunning.
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have candy up for grabs hugs judex 18

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cards - you have been busy! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

Susan Flynn said...

Goodness me my head is spinning I think I have to go and lie down in a darkened room!! You have been so busy, like a whirling dirvish!! Please go and make yourself a nice cup of something hot (or glass of something cold) and take it easy for a while, you're putting me to shame xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow you have been busy! That's a great collection of Christmas cards, love the folded decorations too. Please post a pic of the pup as I absolutely adore dogs!

Brenda 82

lisa said...

Blimey, you have been a busy bee. There are some gorgeous cards here. Don't you just love Hunkdory, they are such good quality.
The card you made with your son's choices is great. I love his wonky butterfly!!
Sorry to hear you've been suffering with your back.
BTW a Lantana is a flower usually found in hot countries like Greece but is really pretty.
Thanks for your visit and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

famfa said...

Lots of lovely things to see today

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Goodness me, have you slept or eaten in the past month, cos you must have spent every minute of the day crafting!! You've got some great cards though!!
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Sarah said...

Wow - it's wonderwoman in craft costume. fabulous makes - all made with such love and care. Great crads that will be very well loved! Thanks for taking some time to share your desk...Sarah at 14.

Anonymous said...

You have been busy making lots of Christmas cards the reindeer one looks like a yummy chocolate button nose. Have a lovely day. Laura

Julia Dunnit said...

Goodness- how prolific are you when your back isn't playing you up! Well done on the Huny Dory stuff..you have a lot, for sure, but it feels so much better when it's actually being used, huh!

Shoshi said...

Unfortunately Blogger has decided to play silly bloggers with me again and I can only see half your photos despite numerous attempts at reloading! However, from what I can see, it looks as if you've been very busy with all these lovely cards. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

Elizabeth said...

Wow, you have been busy- that's a lot of Christmas cards done and dusted :) The card your son made is lovely - and not at all Christmassy. I do like the Mel Heaton inspired hangers too. Elizabeth x #81

Sam said...

Wow! What alot of cards and goodies you have done there. Good luck at your Church Fair! Thanks for your visit too. I am still trying to catch up with WOYWW!! Shhh! Hopefully Julia wont spot how late I am!

JoZart said...

Wel you have certainly made up for lost time and been really creative since your back problem! Pleased you are back on track,
JoZarty x

Spyder said...

Oh wow fantastic cards, no wonder your mojo sleeping you need a rest! Love your little thingies though, candles, napkins? they are very pretty, Have a great week! HaPPy WoYWw!

VonnyK said...

Your cards are fabulous, you have made so many.
Great mess on the floor.

voodoo vixen said...

Good grief... you have an abundance of C cards there... and very pretty ones at that!! Just bung a dozen in a envie and post of toot suite ok?? ;) Love the banner type things... they look like fun!!

Shoshi said...

Hi Lou, me again. thanks for the comment on my blog. I hope your fears of going down with the bug turn out to be groundless - believe me it's not a fun place to be!! On this second visit to your blog I can now see all the photos! Yayyy! Love those snow globes. I've seen them on Create&Craft on TV. Shoshi #70

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop lou...loving those rocking snowglobes...hugs kath xxx

The Crafty Elf said...

My you've been a busy girl! Your cards are just lovely and how sweet to make a card for an ill friend...too cute! Thanks for letting me have a peek and good luck with those bits on the floor!