Wednesday, 1 November 2017

WOYWW 439

The year is flying by!  Another week gone and time to show off my desk to the world... ok maybe not the world, but to Julia and all the other lovely ladies at WOYWW.

My crafting week has involved a leisurely trip to my local craft shop to spend some birthday money.  Amongst other things I bought a brayer ... not sure if I need one, but what the heck, live dangerously.

My desk is a tad messier than usual. On the left I had a go at creating the northern lights to make a card for my daughter who is off to Iceland in a couple of weeks.  Maybe I'll wait and see what the second attempt turns out like.  I also made a few Christmas cards.  Had to leave them on my desk to dry.  Not sure I like them but they may grow on me.  I used the die cutters I bought from China - worked a treat!

I managed another few pages of my wedding album too, so that should be complete by the time we next meet.

Have a lovely week, and please say hello and leave a comment so j know you stopped by! Heather x

20 comments:

  1. Morning Heather. Oh my - another busy person this week! Well done on the cards - hope you get to like them - 'cos they are gorgeous.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

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  2. What gorgeous cards! I love the Northern lights effect, think it works really well and the Let it Snow card is the one I'd have bought in the shops!
    Hugs LLJ 13 xxxx

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  3. I for one love the Christmas cards Heather, especially the dark blue one with the snowflakes exploding out of the middle area. Happy WOYWW Sarah #23

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  4. Well I like your cards, must look into these dies from China. Anickoana#8

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  5. Fun reflections!. Pretty cards, too!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Rose #31

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  6. Hi Heather, love the Northern lights card-very atmospheric. The Christmas cards are lovely, I'm a big fan of the China cutting dies, if you pop back tomorrow, I'll have a post about my latest batch via Aliexpress. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

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  7. Love your cards. The Northern lights one is stunning. I've seen this on Pinterest but never tried it out. You certainly look very industrious.
    Have a good week
    Hugs Lisax #18

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  8. Of course you need a brayer! love your Christmas cards. Helen #4

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  9. Heather, glad you were able to treat yourself with your birthday money! I love when I get to do that! LOL Love your Northern Lights picture! I would love to one day actually see the Northern Lights!! And...I think your Christmas cards are fabulous! Have a great rest of the week! Blessings, Felicia #30

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  10. Hello, its lovely to meet you. Your crafting space is so tidy! Oh I thought the northern lights card looked fantastic. May I ask how you made it? Have a lovely week.
    Ellie #35

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  11. Hi Heather, so much gorgeousness on your desk today. Loving your cards. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x11x

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  12. Love your creations. I've often thought of buying a brayer but never got one. Take care Zo xx 26

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  13. Pretty card! Brayers are very useful items, I have 2, and need another one. . .one of the things I use it the most for is just brayering down things I've glued to make sure they are well stuck, but be sure to put a piece of scrap between your work and the brayer! I'm sure you will discover lots more uses as well! Thanks for sharing, have a great week! Lindart #36

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  14. Your northern lights picture is stunning, Heather - a beautiful winter scene, and I love both snowflake cards too. I do love a winter theme with its crisp blue-whiteness. Shame we get so few truly crisp winter days in the UK these days - really bracing and beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comment. So sorry to hear about your SCA - amazing you survived!! I'm glad you're able to be back at work but try to pace yourself! (Fine advice from someone who should be taking it herself but isn't!) Having another rough day today so just resting, and hoping my hospital appointment comes through soon!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #5

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  15. Super snowflake cards, love the ones with the wavy lines especially. Dies from China, not got into that yet, I'd be lethal if I did..... I bought a brayer for inking backgrounds but don't do that anymore, BUT I do use it to make sure my diecuts are attached properly, very useful for that. Thanks for the visit BJ#1

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  16. I LOVE your norther lights card! Great blending of the colours! I think your Christmas cards are lovely as well - I'm sure they will grow on you too, just give them a chance. Oh, and you MOST definitely do need a brayer LOL! Thanks so much for visiting yesterday and sorry it took me this long to get back! Happy belated birthday - enjoy your pressies. zsuzsa #22

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  17. Not sure about the Northern Lights! Are you kidding? It is fabulous! Love how you have done it and I think it is gorgeous - cards too.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx

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  18. I'm late, sorry! Such lovely cards - please be very sure about them! Did you use the Breyer for the Northern Lights? You got the hang real fast! All that work and your desk seems pretty tidy to me, top marks all round then!

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  19. Brayers are great to use for many things and on large stamps I use them to press down evenly. Most of all use them with my gelli plates. Beautiful cards.
    Monica #2 and very late in the week.

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  20. Hi Heather, all your cards are lovely. We are all own worst critics, are we not. I think you have captured how amazing the Icelandic sky can look during the Northern Lights. I'm sure you'll find the brayer very useful - it can be used in a number of ways. Elizabeth x #37

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