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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

WOYWW - Lots of Projects

Here  I am again with my latest WOYWW. Please go and see Julia's wonderful snoopy blog at Stampimg Ground, if you are wondering what I am on about!! Thanks for your great idea, Julia, I love the premise and glad to have found you!! So this first picture is from my bedroom window, over the conservatory roof... uhgg!!! I HATE snow, even though it looks pretty...

Ok... here we are at the VERY end of my desk... finally I don't have a scrap of room left, and MUST have a tidy at some time very soon!! But I have been busy. I have tried to keep going so as not to mope too much in the dismal, dark, cold days. I have been very creative and tried different things out. This book was inspired by one I found on YouTube - Followthepaperertrail... clever to use envelopes and a shape as a hinge - all will be clear in the inside pictures below. I find her work really inspiring and very easy to follow.. well worth you following the link!!

There are three roses here made from grunge paper and Christine Hellmuth sticky back canvas (the large one in the middle) introduced to me by the creative Jo at Jozarty. I sprayed them a la Tim with color wash and Glitz Spritz so they are deep in colour and wonderfully gleamy (ooo is that a word???) The others are Petaloos from my friend Cynthia aka RainbowLady, sent for my birthday - taa!!!

The sprays are beaded wires, and the background of the book is created with a technique showed me by Leandra at PaperArtsy. I used a piece of the sticky back canvas and spead sahara Terra in places, then stamped into it and coloured with Eco paints. Really interesting but must try it again to get it better...

 Here is an inside, with 2 blanks to add photos and journaling. You can see the tag centre which forms the hinge on each page - made from the C5 envelopes...

 This is the other side of a page. I used such yummy papers from Sir Tim and PaperArtsy. They are both double-sided so there will be plenty of space to decorate... the central tag hinge is only stuck at the centre so other tags can slot in there too...
 I then found a wonderful design for a Tree of Life pendent on YouTube... there are many interpretations of this and here is mine. I used chips of amazonite for the leaves and some little beads that sparkle as it moves.

 It is about 2 and a half inches across, so quite large. I will try another one a bit smaller and would like to make some earrings too... It only took about 2 hours to wrap, and was fun to do.

 Here is the card you saw a sneaky preview of last week... it was for the Stampman challenge, and you still have a week to go if you want to enter with a chance to win some fab goodies... Jill is always so generous with her prizes!!! The card below was made for a man who is a friend of mine with a birthday last week... he loved it. It is made from an image of the cover of Sir Tim's bits and pieces... I decoupaged some of the sections.

I have had a lovely crafty week, but it has not helped me be ready for crimble one bit!!!!Never mind, it will happen when it does!!! Mum is having a paddy and will prbably not come, but she is getting worse with her memory and might be ok when I ring her today!! Have a great week and a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year when it comes.
Thanks for looking and for your support this year


Minxy said...

Your garden looks like a right winter wonderland, very pretty indeed, still with having to stay in the warm you certainly have managed to keep busy, i especially love the tree pendant, its stunning.
Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas too
hugs Minxy #4

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooooh I just LOVE you work desk this week! So many pretty creations you've made.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

I'm #50 this week. Please stop by and take a look when you get a chance.

Anonymous said...

I love your garden in the snow Frankie, you might hate it but it's so magical! Love your projects this week, one good thing about the weather is that you can stay indoors and make beautiful things.

Have a wonderful Christmas,
Brenda 45

Twiglet said...

Such lovely projects on your desk today! Have a merry Christmas and a crafty and healthy New Year!

Chelle said...

With such creativity happening it is no surprise you have no room left on your desk. #58

lisa said...

You've certainly had more snow than us, Frankie. We've only got a sprinkle but it's been so cold. A daytime high of -9oC yesterday!!!
Your envelope book is absolutely gorgeous. It must have taken hours. You make such amazing things.
You've certainly been busy. I haven't touched a scrap of paper this week, apart from the wrapping sort of course!!!
If I don't get by again before the big day I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Hugs Lisax

Christine said...

Your garden looks fantastic in the snow. Gorgeous projects on your desk and your book is stunning.
Merry Christmas & Happy, Healthy New Year my friend.
Love & Hugs
Christine xx

Netty said...

Oh wow what wonderful creations, love them all. Thank you for showing such a pretty picture of your garden. Happy Christmas and enjoy yourself.....know all about mums with paddies.....lol Annette xx

sandra de said...

Wonderful snow photo of your yard it looks magical. Such gorgeous projects you have been working on the book is stunning.
Sandra #81

oneoff said...

Wow - so many pretty makes there that I can't even begin to choose a favourite. Love them all. The amazonite on the tree of life is a gorgeous colour; I've not seen that before.

Thanks for the breath of spring colours and showing us some lovely inspiring makes.

Bernie #59

Marjo said...

Wonderful projects, the roses are wonderful. The pic makes me really really cold...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs, Marjo #5

Katie said...

Beautiful! All your work is gorgeous!

Katie (47)

Carole Campanile said...

Your garden looks lovely covered in snow. I just finished looking at all your garden pictures and am blown away at how gorgeous it is without the snow. I will have to show these picture to my landscaper next spring with I begin doing something with my yard.

Love all your works, but especially the necklace; beautiful.
Merry Christmas
Carole #85

Nicky said...

Wow no wonder you are working at the end of your desk you have made so many wonderful creations brilliant thanks for sharing and have a happy Christmas ~ Nicky 52

Val said...

Wow - some lovely pieces of work. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Linda Brun said...

So many beautiful projects, specially love the card!
Thank you for sweet comment in my blog.