Wednesday, 8 November 2017

WOYWW 440 - Christmas has started!

wow, Wednesday again!!  Time to hit some desks - Julia's waiting!
I didn't go to Kew last Saturday (it was forecast heavy rain - although in the end it was nowhere near as heavy as that...could have gone after all)  but instead pottered around.. went shopping

called into the Works.. as you do.  been keeping an eye out for those wooden tulips for months, some Works version of Enamel Accents - 3d pearl paint, and some Christmas curling ribbons which will either make it to embellish some gift wrapping or may go on some cards or even a mixed media project or other!

Sunday I finally started some Christmas cards...
 using some Paperartsy stamps by Jo Firth Young and Elena's Zinski ranges






I also started a couple of sheets of tissue with some brayered Pebeo iridescent paints...


 on the way home from work tonight I had an idea to use a Memory Box die of some fir trees...










so I have a sheet full of trees die cut... my first idea to add snow (in the form of a slightly glittery texture paste) is drying on the card base top right...




My next idea was to spray some of the trees with a white Lindy's Stampgang spray to add the snow...

we'll see how that turns out!

Thanks for the comments about stamping the skulls - I have and indeed had thought of using, the long cutting platform as the mount.  will give it a go

Watch this space!   Till then, happy desk hopping - see you at the Stamping-Ground

32 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Somehow I missed that you bought a die cutting machine. I didn't think you owned one. How fortunate for you. Now I can see you getting every die ever made (OK, maybe not THAT many). Not playing in WOYWW because I'm doing AEDM, but had to stop by and tell you I think it's too early to start thinking about Christmas, but I know it really isn't.

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Those trees are re great fun - and the cards look good. Well done. Amazing what happens when we pop into The Works, isn't it? They have started having some really good stuff.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

brenda said...

So Christmas is well underway on your craft desk Helen, shall look forward to the finished projects.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant Helen ... love your new collection of crafty goodies esp pearly paint.. yummo! and Christmas collection of cards look great those trees have me ruminating that i need to make some too!
Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh well done, I'm impressed you've started the Christmas cards! I've just realised that I have no idea where all my cards are, as we moved last January, they're probably still in a box somewhere .....I'll have to go searching!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx

Annie said...

So many of you are now making Christmas cards.....I’ve not given mine a thought as yet....wonder if I will get time to make mine?
Keep up the good work my friend...I love seeing how they go together.
Hugs,
Annie x 11

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, it always surprises me how similar our tastes are though for why I don't know as I should have realised this long ago but you are using the same Christmas stamps as me, love them and will keep an eye on your progress. Promise to show my samples too. Love how you're using them. Have a great and crafty WOYWW, Angela x14x

Ellie said...

I really like the brayered pages, beautiful colour choice. The stamped Christmas cards are adorable and look so fun to colour in. Have a good day!
Ellie #7

Marit said...

I love the wooden tulips, will have to look overhere in the Netherlands to get those too (I'm sure they sell those somewhere...!) Your Christmas cards look bright and happy, good luck 'testing' the snow. Happy woyww, big hug from Holland, Marit #19

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!
Love your Christmas cards! And also the new stuff you have bought! I like the memory box die! Haven't seen that one but it is quite useful for a winter landscape!
Lots of Hugs,
Cardarian

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, some great stamps on your Christmas cards. Great ideas with the die cutting too. Look forward to seeing how they turn out. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #10 XxX

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, surprising how often the met office gets it wrong. Just as well The Works is there ... it's just the place to get out of the rain. I like the look of the tulips too. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the trees. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #22

Shoshi said...

Those wooden tulips look amazing, Helen, and I love the background you've cut those lovely trees from. You've got a real eye for picking up unusual new stash. Thank you for your visit - my hubby took both kitties back to the vet this a.m. as Lily had pulled at her stitches too - Ruby was glued closed again but it's opened right up again and Lily's undone her stitches, so he's got to take them back again la8ter this p.m. I think they are both going to end up in cat suits to make them behave themselves! What a nightmare this is. We've never had such trouble with kittens before!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #8

Sarah Brennan said...

Love those tress so far. You'll have to share your snow experiments. I have managed to find a source for the skulls stamp at a reasonable price, but I'm waiting for them to come back in stock! Happy WOYWW Sarah #27

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen,
I love the colors of your treelines you have cut and those cards look fabulous :)
~Stacy# 35

Robyn said...

Not till after thanksgiving at my place. Love all your creative activity!
robyn 6

Neet said...

Love the "C" cards, you are way ahead of my (zilch) attempt as yet. Look forward to seeing the tree experiments.
The Works shopping sounds good - might have to investigate myself.
Hugs, Neet xx

StampinCarol said...

Your fir trees are really cool! Love the stamps. I've been making Christmas cards since June (had a July class and another in a week). Looks like a nice stash of purchased goodies! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Carol N #29

Diana Taylor said...

I love your Christmas cards Helen, what great stamps, I love the baubles one. The fir trees look interesting and I look forward to seeing how they end up - I have a long running love/hate relationship with snow effects!
Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my desk,
Diana xx #13

Anne said...

Hi Helen. Thanks for popping by. Love your cards and the trees are super. have bought some texture/embossing stuff :-) hoping to get a play with it next week. We thought weather would be awful on saturday for our trip but it was very good. Have a great week. Anne x #26

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen. What cute stamps on the Christmas cards. I especially like the Christmas tree one. Thanks for stopping by ... I must remember to keep my cards flat for posting, and just embellish the ones I will hand deliver - that caught me out last Christmas! Have a lovely week Heather #5

craftytrog said...

Love the cards Helen!

pearshapedcrafting said...

You're setting a good example here Helen!I have my Christmas things out but so far zilch!!! Love those tulips! Chrisx

Bernice said...

You've made a good start on Christmas - well done! The Works have a lot of very well priced craft supplies in stock these days.
Bernice #24

Sue said...

Hi Helen, You have been busy. The Works are good for crafting stuff now.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #12

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen, those are the cutest cards! Love Jo Firth Young's stamps, I do want some and they are on my "wish list," along with everything else! LOL Can't wait to see how the other card turns out! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Blessings to you!: )

craftyani said...

Back on number 1 spot haha. Love the Christmas cards. You don't know how lucky you are to be able to just drop into craft shops. Anickoana

Lindart said...

I love your Christmas cards! Such cute stamps! Now that I have all my Christmas stamps in one place I am tempted to toss them all and start over! I don't like most of them. But for someone who doesn't really like cardmaking, you're doing great! Sorry I'm so late this week! Thank you for your earlier visit, Lindart #34

butterfly said...

The Christmas cards are looking great - fab colours with those fab stamps (and I see some other fab stamps in the background!!)... and the tissue paper trees are just wonderful.
Alison x

AliWade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. I have been trying to find some time to sit down and get comments typed all week, but hubby has been using my laptop a lot (he is looking to get me a tablet for Christmas now!). Lots of lovely stash and crafty stuff on your desk. Ali x #28

Cara said...

The Works is always good for a crafty bargain or two. Love the look of those tulips. You've obviously been busy creating this week, wonderful to see your works in progress. Finally catching up on my WOYWW visits. Cara #33

Kelly said...

looks as if that Christmas music you didn't want to hear yet has inspired you. LOL Looking forward to finished pieces. Thanks for stopping by my place. Creative Blessings! Kelly #30