WOYWW #235

I've missed the past few weeks so I thought I would make an effort today to drop in on all the WOYWW fun as I probably won't get a chance to in the coming weeks as we head towards Christmas.

Don't have a clue what I am on about head here to Julia our WOYWW hosts blog.



My Christmas Spirit is yet to arrive, so I'm desperately trying to get some last minute cards made, and have managed to make a couple using my gelli prints or papers that aren't traditional Christmas papers teamed with some beautiful vintage collage images from Altered Pages.




On my desk are stamps from two of my newest stamp set purchases (Darkroom Door and Unity) along with an unfinished Canvas (you can see the bottom half at the back of my desk).  All that I have done so far with it is the background which is lots of layers of color, stenciling, stamping, misting and torn paper and washi tape.  You may also notice a couple of new Art Stamps to the right of my craft mat which Altered Pages has just released (the clock and basket weave texture stamp)  These were sent to me along with a few others recently to try.  There is also some Left over Angels from one of the collage sheets and speaking of angels there are a couple of art doll shapes which I recently gesso'd  towards the back resting against my Gelatos.  I am planning on using this doll shape to make more angels like this.



As I type this post, I have inky fingers due to my morning play at making my own papers and using them with some stamping for colorful one layer card designs.  The photo below unfortunately doesn't show the shimmer of the marbled foil which is randomly scattered across the page.


Coming back to my workspace in general, last week I managed to get some more reorganizing done, as I purchased 50 DVD Cases to store my Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Sets in.  I rearranged my larger sets too which are housed in A4 document cases to another shelf to make room and tidy up a bit.  I still have the job of labeling each set so I know at a glance what is inside each case.  And probably need about another 50 DVD cases to finish the job as I still have a few rubber sets and a tonne of clear sets to re-home.  My weakness is stamps and even though I had a big cull a while back (mostly of my wood mounted stamps) I own way to many......lol.  I think I may have to make it my creative goal next year to use every stamp set at least once.



Happy Mail arrived last week too, as seen here on my other work-desk.



There was 2 x '40 for 40' Birthday Cards from Claire (a fellow WOYWWer) and some ATC returns for a couple of recent swaps over at AFA I was in.

Anyhow that's about it for me today!  If you pop over to Altered Pages a bit later today (Wednesday) you will see a Christmas ATC I made using another pair of angels from the beautiful Vintage Collage Sheet shown above which totally captured my heart.  

I hope you all have a wonderful week and a Happy WOYWW!

29 comments:

RosA said...

Love the Christmas stamping with the colourful, foil backgrounds! Just gorgeous!
Have a good week,
RosA # 14

Janene McAnally said...

Oh I know what you mean Danie as I am so not in the Xmas spirit at this moment..hopefully I will over the next few weeks! Your card looks beautiful and your desk is full of wonderful creations on the go! Love the stamps..I am going to try and make some of my own..hehe that will be interesting!! Wow..LOVING your papers!! Hmmm now you have me going and I might just get the Gelli plate out!! Hope you have a wonderful week and if we don't see you before Xmas have a fantastic one :-). Happy WOYWW.
Janene #26

Belinda Basson said...

Can a girl EVER have TOO many stamps? Not in my room!I have 24 drawers of them and dip into them all in a month! #35

Julie Short said...

When you find that Christmas Spirit send it this way too Danie preferably in a screw top bottle.
Seriously though I am loving what you are doing with your one layer cards- all that colour is gorgeous.
So glad that all the stamps are getting organised - that will work a treat.
Hope you got your images from me Ok today!

Jackie said...

You cannt own too many rubber stamps!!!! Can u ?
Please say No.....
Lovely pile of red rubber all piled up on your desk
Jackie 45

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely to see you here Danie May! I adore that Christmas angel and your own papers are just great! What a good idea to have your new year goal to use every one of your rubber stamps! I don't have millions yet, but I am beginning to forget what I do have, so I'm going to make sure I use each one at least once in the New Year too!Thanks for that idea! Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann #52

House of Bears said...

We love your Christmas card. Why is it that no matter how much organising we do, there's still more to be done?

The bears@66

Bridget Larsen said...

Its funny how we have a years notice and we still can't get ready for christmas lol
Bridget #19

Bridget Larsen said...

Its funny how we have a years notice and we still can't get ready for christmas lol
Bridget #19

Lizzyc said...

It is such a busy time of the year.. So glad you have had some time to create.. and they look wonderful too.. take care..I hope you find your Christmas spirit!!

trisha too said...

Lots of fun Christmas things, Danie--you're Christmasing like crazy too, yes? That collage image on the first card, I use it every year--it's on one of my favorite sheets from Altered Pages!

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha
#28 this week, Christmasing like crazy
and a free Christmas digi magazine

Lynn McAuley said...

Love all these amazing Christmas creations, Danie! Such remarkable work!!

My year is allowing only some very clean and simple designs which I must be started on today.

Regina Hamilton said...

Your work is stunning. I love that Christmas card. #4

Hammers said...

Hey Danie! Nice to see my cards arrived safely. Love how your stamp organisation is going. I did mine a few months back. Love your Christmas cards ideas, they are very funky. Cx

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW, thanks for sharing. xx Jan (95)

sandysewin said...

I love the colors in your reindeer card designs! You've got so much going on, your organizing is great. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy creating and Happy Woyww,

Sandy #3

Robyn said...

love your last minute cards and green with envy on your organization !
thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
Robyn 15

Sandy Leigh said...

Well with beautiful work like that, we will take you inky fingers and all! Love the angel doll tag so much! And your beautiful card is truly inspired by using non-traditional papers and yet it looks so festive. Hugs and happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #7

Nan G said...

Lots gong on on your desk. I like the cards you're making. Enjoy the holidays and we'll see you in the new year! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #13

Eliza said...

You have seriously been busy girl, love those cards, especially the gelli ones, but I am a bit partial to the gelli plate. I so want to get stuck into playing with it more next year, after my office is re-vamped. Great post this week thanks for sharing and for stopping in to say hi.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 2

Nancy said...

"Your Christmas card is gorgeous. I like the background papers you made with the reindeer image.

Happy WOYWW!

VonnyK said...

Love your Christmas cards and the angel. Making your own paper, now that's really clever. It looks fabulous.
Have a great week,
Von #32

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Danielle you are very very busy aren't you good idea on stamps ..mm maybe one day!! Shaz in oz.x #10

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow. You have been busy, even though you and I are just starting our card making. Yours looks SO much better than mine, though. In fact, I don't even have one finished, yet.

Love the gelli plate prints. They are fantastic. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy WOYWW from #6.

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely lovely angels. Am horrified at the thought of getting rid of my wood mounts, would rather go without the clears!!

Tammy said...

Love the reindeer and their colorful backgrounds! Good luck using each stamp next year!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Danie - sorry I'm so late visiting - been a bit busy! Gorgeous cards on your desk today and WOW that is quite some re-organisation! Thanks for your visit - have a great week. MMx #48

Patsy Paterno said...

What beautiful cards. My favorite of your projects is your angel with the gold wings! I can imagine many fluttering in a Christmas tree! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm not really a stamper but even I have way too many stamps and many that I never use. I like your idea to use them all at least once next year. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2014! #41