Wednesday, 16 November 2011

WOYWW 128? I think we're turning - Asian?

Hi, all welcome along for another mega-ride round the world's strange crafting spaces. (well, mine is!) .. hosted by Julia here.

My workspace today finally shows signs of Christmas - yes, at last! I made a start at the weekend - clambered behind the first row of boxes to get to the Christmas stash - dug out some of my favourites - Christmas = Penny Black here!! It's the only time I do "cute" .....  so my space has out some of the stamps I'll be using this year

and the first few off the run! I got the chance to use the new winter limited edition distress inks - oh, I LOVE that evergreen bough - the 3 trees and the background behind the hedgehogs.  Love it, think it is my fave fave DI...  Trouble is, I haven't done any more since... oops!
And at DragonsDream Tag it On, we are dreaming with an Asian theme this week and the film that inspired my teamie Silvia, is Chinatown.
I nearly ran out of time with this one so it's a very basic one layer tag - used distress stains in scattered straw and bundled sage and the fans are on a Judikins cube stamp.  The Asian script is from a Paperartsy plate.  Found the oval picture in a book of ephemera bits and bobs. Check out the rest when the challenge posts around noon. We enjoyed seeing your romance last week!

45 comments:

jude said...

Your christmas cards are gorgeous love the aray of colours.Seems theres many of us this week in the Crimbo mood shall i say ,think it's creeping up behind us too quickly.Love your tasg!Have fab creative week
hugs judex 6

Sarah said...

Great stuff on the Chrimbo front and lovely cards - that ink is indeed oh so lovely... I'm still contemplating the big make or supporting a charity! A really great tag and the perfect image for that stamp. Thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 2.

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Lovely cards

Kay #21

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab fab Asian tag, love it and oh my gosh..how many Christmas cards... I think I will be wimping out and buying mine!again! Happy woyww trace x

Cardarian said...

Lovely Christmas cards - so many cute stamps! And the Asian tag - very pretty!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

eeek! Christmas cards! Think I better get a move on... not even given them a thought yet!
Happy woywwing
Jennie #7

Bridget Larsen said...

It's funny how we stroll through different techniques and save some for other times. I do cute when I need to do a lot, your cards are looking great and will be appreciated whereever they go
Bridget #29

Hazel said...

Love the Asian tag and great choice of Christmas stamps - I have some of those including that lovely snowman - Hazel WOYWW #43 x

Claire said...

Very nice Christmas cards.. I have to admit I have finished all of mine..and just making for something to do now..
happy WOYWW
Claire#52

Annie said...

Fab Christmas cards. Well done you.
Hugs,
A x
#48 [well, I was when I left Julia's....sorry for any confusion last week but some little gremlin changed my number for me after I left :-) ]

Tuire Flemming said...

Sweet Xmas cards and the Asian tag is really beautiful!
Have a nice week!

Neil said...

Hi there; thank you for sharing your place of creativity with us this week, it was great to pop in and visit. I love evergreen bough too!
Neil #58

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like those three elegant trees on the stamp - those are the cards I'd go for if they were on sale in a shop. Very smart :)
Your Chinese tag is lush as well, I'm getting more into Oriental stuff recently. The only fabric I've found tends to be quite garish though, like cheong sam dress fabric...ah well, I'll keep looking!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the cards - I have the new inks too arent they lovely - my favourite is the iced spruce at the moment! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 34

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen so agree with you on the Penny Black and how I love the ones that you have there and yes cute is good - mind you I make Christmas cards all year around - only way I can cope could not stand it to begin now! thanks so much for popping over for a chat! Happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

Cathy said...

Just doing a quick pass through today ... I am get everyone visited!!! fab cards and I love the limited edition winter set more so than the autumn one.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx #19

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous cards and I love your Asian tag, lovely xx

Laura said...

What great cards you have on your desk I love the penny black stamps too they are so cute. Have a great day, Laura

Julia Dunnit said...

Well damn me, you do cute and traditional for Christmas. Colour me spruce! Love the idea of you rummaging for Christmas stuff behind the first row of boxes..takes an act of will..!

Angie said...

As I wont be staring the troll through the list til tonight other wise I wont know where is endish is, I thought I'd pop by visitors and a few regulars first. Love seeing your Xmas desk with all the stamps ...and then your gorgeous cards ...but that tag almost defies superlatives ...I'll just say WOW.xx

Elizabeth said...

Great stamps and fab cards - the DI colours are gorgeous. Your tag is lovely - love the combination of stamps used. Elizabeth x #78

Spyder said...

Those Christmas cards look lovely and I MUST start doing mine! Have a great week!
Happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn)) #53

Ann B said...

I'm a bit late today on my journey round the desks (shopping day - new handbag) but am trying to get round as many as I can.
Love those distress inks but haven't succumbed to the winter ones yet. Aren't you a good girl doing so many C cards - and it's only November.
Ann B #39

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic stuff and cards on your desk, you've been very creative. Your tag looks wonderful, love the background.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow you have been busy on the Christmas card front, love those trees and that new distress colour is fab, they all are. Lovely one layer tag too. Tracy x

ElizabethR said...

Fab Christmas cards and a great tag!! This weeks theme has made me hungry lol. Elizabeth x

ScrappnBee said...

Great start on the christmas cards! Loving the TH DIs! The Asian tag turned out totally fabulous! Very chic! Makes me want to go out for chinese! LOL! -Amanda #5

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious tag, and wonderful Christmas card production! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
xoxo Marjo #109

Viv said...

Lovely cards and tag so nice to see your desk too, looks tidy :O) Viv xx

Fuchsia said...

Dont you just love those seasonal inks !

I made a tag with them a couple of posts back they are really lush

Love your cards

have a great week !
Fuchsia @ 87

Carmen said...

You always impress me with your Christmas card making! "I've just started... and made 50!" And they all look fabulous! :D

Sarah Anderson said...

I am always so so late with my Christmas card making! Love the snowman one of yours in particular :)

VonnyK said...

Those cards are fantastic, can't believe they are made from stamps. Love your desk, a mess to my own heart.

Robin Panzer Art said...

What beautiful Holiday cards! Happy WOYWW #18 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Bridget Larsen said...

Stamps look great
Bridget #29

Alison said...

Your cards & tag look fab Helen! I got those winter DIs this week, but haven't played yet, colours look lovely though! xx

brenda said...

Some great inspiration here Helen and you have reminded me of a few stamps I've not see for a while and need to dig out.

Hope you are OK.

What will Sunday bring I wonder, not sure if I dare watch. And I don't like the sound of what's going on with Stevie, all sounds very add to me.

B x

Sam said...

I am feeling so underprivilaged at the moment. Am I the only one who doesnt have the new seasonal inks?
Lovely cards and who can resist Penny Black at Christmas!
Thanks for your visit!

Neet said...

Lovely pastel Christmas cards you have on there but I must say I love the Tag you have done - rather steals the show. I think the idea of the round part at the top is spectacular.
Hugs, Neet '#9

Ohhh Snap said...

Those are some good looking cards! I love Penny Black at Christmas, okay I love Penny Black full stop lol. I used to eschew all cuteness until I had my Daughter and I found House Mouse stamps. So I love House Mouse and Penny Black, but I'm still Grumpy :D.

Faye said...

So gorgeous, Helen.

Jacqui said...

Nice work Helen - Thanks for sticking with me - maybe I can get around to an Asian tag this week

Wanda said...

Wow. You have been busy! I think I will be buying most of my Christmas cards this year, the rate I'm going. Fab tag.
Wanda xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For being number 1 this week, I'm awfully late visiting. I'm so sorry I'm late, but, after a computer crash I had to stop by and get a bit of inspiration from your lovely Christmas cards. They are all super, but of course, I love the trees the best.

blackdragon said...

Love your one layer tag Helen.... mine nearly always are just one layer!
All the crimbo cards.... well done you!
Hope you are feeling ok.
love lynx