Wednesday, 30 November 2022

WOYWW 704

 Welcome deskers for another WOYWW . Yet another week has flown by and it's the end of November.. Not sure how that happened!  

I've still been trying to batch make Christmas cards for speed.. 

I dug out some old favourites last weekend - grumpy penguins,  and a snowman for a bit of festive fun.





I decided most of the cards needed a bit of bling..




so dug out some sparkly glitter glue.  I found 3 different bottles, 2 of which actually let me release some of the contents onto cards.  
and then had to find flat surfaces to let them dry....


you know they say you shouldn't touch it to check it's dry...  

I've still got loads to glitter.  (and loads more to make)

We'll finish as always, at Kew.  


there was blue sky
and colourful salvias


Thanks for dropping by,  I will catch you and your crafty spaces as soon as I can.  


21 comments:

Neet said...

I had a similar problem with glue - Glossy Accents - but managed to salvage the card.
Right, only got up because I remembered it's Wednesday and I hadn't done my blog so off back to bed now for a bit more "shut eye".
Hugs, Neet (right behind you) xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Looks like you are getting on well with the batch making Helen. Hope the glue dries quickly. Thanks for the visit. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

Crafting With Jack said...

Fabulous Christmas cards, I particularly like the half swirly ones, nice to see the sparkle. What is the sphere you are holding? Those salvias are a lovely shade of purple. Happy WOYWW. Angela #7

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I'm with you on the batch making for Christmas cards it just has to be done. I was lookingh at the penguins only the other day they are so sweet. I like using stickles glitter glue but you do have to find somewhere for everything to stay safely while they dry and I have been known to touch it by mistake Hee! Hee! Have a fun woyww whatever you are up to, hugs Angela x10x

Tracy said...

Oh my Helen ⭐️ I am loooving your photo at Kew captured in a bubble ... truly stunning it is ❤ would love to know how you achieved it ๐Ÿ˜Š MAGICAL!
Toooo your gorgeous Christmas cards ... gorgeous they all are ... saying hellooo to penguins and snowmen ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿง⛄️ along with your gorgeous swirls ... love them all ⭐️ most definitely tricky getting somewhere for them all to dry safely. Wishing ⭐️ you a gorgeous week ahead with love and hugs Tracy #12 xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think we’re all making cards madly and getting glitter glue frustrations as well! Now the challenge is to get the cards posted early because there’s about 7 days of strikes! Lovely pics from Kew especially the sphere!
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

brenda said...

A bit of bling always helps Helen, love a touch of sparkle mysefd. Our boy Jordan chivvied them up a bit last night, he's a great leader.

B x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Glad to hear it's not just me with the bling being hard to use. Time flies by and some things just don't get used. Cute cards, have fun finishing them .
Pretty color for the salvias, we had snow so things are pretty much gone outdoors. ENJOY

My name is Cindy said...

Oh I love those grumpy penguins, don't think I've seen them before!! I share your frustration with the glitter glue and then having to festoon the whole place with drying cards. I have learnt to go and leave them on my bed as if I put them down in the craft room 99:1 I will immediately proceed to dump something on top. Kew beautiful as always but I suspect it's starting to get a bit chillier!! Have a good week, love n hugs Cindyxx #14

Twiglet said...

We crafters like to spread our work around don't we. Ben and I were silk paining on Monday and my room was covered with pieces waiting to dry. I love your cards.Must get cracking on mine now the exhibition is done. xx Jo

Annie said...

Another manically busy day for me and tomorrow will be no better. I think the word has gone out that I like to be kept busy :-)
Well done you with your card making....doesn't glitter just get everywhere? ;-)
Hugs,
Annie x #9

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oh yes, Christmas cards definitely need some bling! Tell me about touching things to see if they are dry LOL - I can never help myself! Nice to see that there are still some flowers in bloom at Kews - a reminder of summer! Enjoy your December, Helen and see you next time! xx

craftyani said...

No card making for me this year, too expensive to post to the UK and find people here aren't buying them because of the cost. So no glitter anywhere to be seen. Love the grumpy penguins. Ani

butterfly said...

Wow, it's all systems go round at yours! Great cards in process. I do love those grumpy penguins.

That salvia is gorgeous (I've got lavender still flowering - not to mention bacopa and million bells in the window boxes - despite snow and nighttime temperatures of -5C and dropping!). Hope to catch up with Kew shortly... that crystal ball will definitely tempt me over.
Alison x

BJ said...

Nothing like a bit of glitter on your cards is there. I got out my Tim Holtz Distress Picket Fence Glitter the other day and it is decidedly crunchy now! Love your ball photo. Hugs BJ#18

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh the drying time and the need to not touch and the need to keep them spread out, it all drives this untidy person a bit nutty! I note too that we are both ‘digging out’ old favourites this year, it seems that I finally have stamps to cover every Christmas theme and don’t feel the need to look at any more variants! Blue sky at Kew looks good in that glass orb, how clever a thing that is!

Mary Anne said...

Oh I love the snowman and the slightly disgruntled penguins! What great cards. And is that you holding the orb? Beautiful photo. Purple is my fave so thanks for the bright flowers too :)
Ridiculously late for WOYWW but here I am…
Mary Anne (6)

Robyn said...

christmas cards? I thought i was ahead just having this years valentines in their envies! robyn 19

BJ said...

Oh my goodness Christmas cards, well done you and finding placers to let them dry as well. I hang some of mine on my towel rail if I remember! Love the ball photo at Kew amazing and the purple in the the grey of January. My bulbs are coming up but not quite there yet.... Hugs BJ#4

Marit said...

Aaayyyaaaa.. glitter! I hate the stuff, you will find it everywhere years from now ;) But I do like the cards and the grumpy pinguins! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, is't good to see you! Have a great weekend, hug from Holland. Marit #15

Kelly said...

Hi Helen. Thanks for the visit! Great to see you. What a unique view of Kew. I watched an Oak Island episode recently where they guys paid a visit to Kew and I'm like - I know where that's at! LOL. Thank you for taking us along. Creative Blessings! Kelly #20