Wednesday 26 October 2016

Happy WOYWW 386

Good morning all.. Happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!

This week I've been uber busy making Christmas cards.. mostly at a workshop on Saturday, but then a few more on my own on home on Sunday too.

Of course, if you don't know what I'm talking about.. then hop on over to Julias at The Stamping Ground to see what its all about.

So, without further ado here is a picture of my desk  with things in a bit of disarray for me.. but hey ho... I'm still charging around like mad after Mum so I can't keep on top of everything! Sadly we had some bad news this week... her chance of recovery and survival is only 20% so I'm crafting like mad to take my mind off things. :0(

Here is the overall collection of cards and treat boxes I made at Sue McDonalds workshop .. check out her blog here later she's an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator and her classes are fab so if you're local to her (Orpington, Kent) I'm sure she'd love to see some new faces.

Then a close up of some of them- most are using the Cookie Cutter Stamp Set and punch from Stampin' Up, but there are other random stamps sets that were used but I'm afraid I don't know the names of them all. The papers in this one were also Stampin' Up.. (in this years catalogue too)

This one: Papers from Kaisercraft Silent Night collection from Merly Impressions

More Stampin' Up papers and stamps in this one
This one is using the new Sizzix by Stampin' Up- Cable Knit embossing folder.. I just had to buy that one.. cute isn't it?
This one is a spinner card..hence the odd angle of the penguin! lol
My personal favourite, using the Cookie Cutter stamp and punch.. (I had to make an envelope too as it's a big card)

and finally a card I made for The Paper Craft Crew weekly challenge. This week we were inspired to make a card representing here it is.. for a male friends birthday next week. I was also honoured to be chosen to be in their Top Five last week too.. chuffed!

Well, apart from chasing around after Mum we are also currently in the middle of decorating my kitchen too.. all the units are turning from Ash wood to a pale grey.. I am loving the look of it so far! I can't wait to see it finished. Here it is so far

Here it is before

I'll do 'finished' pictures next week.. God willing

No scrapbooking for me this week  because I'm off on retreat on Friday so I'm saving my LO's until then.. so I should have a bumper crop of LO's to share with you next week.

So that's it for now.. do let me know you've visited and please do tell me which cards are your favourite as I still have a lot to make so a few duplicates will be in order! Lol

Until then..have a fab week everyone and I'll see you all on your own blogs.



  1. Hi Elaine sorry to read about your mum. I too escape into crafting to help with the worries re my mum.
    Love the cards you made. I really love that cookie cutter set.
    Anne x #17

  2. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your mum, I went through a similar time earlier in the year with my dad. It's tough and there's no shame at all in escaping from all the emotion by doing a bit of crafting. I really do love your cards, the little houses in particular :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xxxx

  3. HI Elaine, I love that Cable Knit folder, It's lovely. Great stash of cards made there.Love the colour you've chosen for the kitchen too, really bright. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xxx #1

  4. Fun cards. I think I need that Cookie Cutter set for sure.

  5. Super collection of cards Elaine.
    Your kitchen is coming along well.
    Toni xx

  6. Sorry to hear about your mum.

    Your cards are really beautiful. Crafting certainly helps during times of worries.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #42

  7. Love those Christmas cards! I haven't even started mine yet! I'll have to come back to yours for inspiration! Your kitchen looks lovely, much brighter! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #49

  8. oh, what awful news to have to hear! I hope they are wrong and she pulls through, sending much healing love to you all. your new kitchen cupboards look gorgeous, love that pale grey!! your cards from the workshop look fantastic, what a production! Helen #5

  9. Hi Elaine, your kitchen looks fabulous, and what a wonderful collection of cards too! I've been going to some SU card classes with a friend, we're really enjoying them. HOpe your new kitchen's all sorted on schedule :o) Annie C #15

  10. What an amazing transformation to the kitchen!

  11. Gorgeous collection of Christmas cards. Sorry to hear about your mum but here's hoping you have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping your mind off things is probably for the best.
    I think your cards are really beautiful. Yes, that cable knit embossing folder is really fab. I'll have to keep an eye out for that one. Though, I have no idea how I'd use it. It is lovely.
    And, the transformation of your kitchen is so great. It looks modern and updated for sure. It'll be a pleasure to use once it's done I'm sure.
    Have a fabulously crafty week.
    Hope #43

  13. A lovely new kitchen just in time for all the Christmas baking.
    What lovely cards you've made & I do like the stampin up Christmas stamps & dies they make cool cards.

  14. Hello Eliane. I am sorry to hear about your mom. To the question you asked I love the card with the stocking and you have made a lot of beautiful cards. Oh and have to say I love how your kitchen looks so fresh and modern. Have a great week and thanks for visiting me earlier Hugs~ Anne L#9

  15. Sorry to hear about your mum, crafting is a great way to take your mind off things I find. The cards look great and the kitchen makeover is coming along nicely.
    Thanks for visiting my desk already

  16. So sorry to hear about your Mum. I'll keep everything crossed for her...

    That's an impressive collection of cards you churned out! Those are super-cute treat boxes too. Well done!

    Happy WOYWW for last week by the way - I'm late getting round.... as always.

    Morti @23