Tuesday, 4 November 2014

WOYWW - Still Festive !

Well the trusty old work-desk is still looking Christmas-y today - with another batch of cards rustled up on Sunday !
All on the cute end of the spectrum & using toppers & papers.

Here are more Pippenwood which I have decoupaged

And these papers & toppers were free with a magazines .... I thought these were quite unusual & very non-traditional as Christmas colours but they did rather appeal to me !
Then on Saturday I set about my November project on Lynda & my ABC ATC challenge.

I had X this month - whoa this one was a bit brain taxing !
I had to sit down with the dictionary to get some inspiration !
So this ATC is called Xantho-Xylograph !!
Xantho meaning yellow - and a Xylograpgh being a woodcut !
This Clarity stamp struck me as having a woodcut look about it - and the background was 3 types of yellow ink. The ATC's are supposed to be the same but I expect you can see my "deliberate mistake" ! 
Well as the Moorish artists of the stunning palaces in Spain always said - every art work should have a mistake as only Allah is perfect !
Well that's my excuse - not a momentary lapse of attention !!!

Then I also created a couple of journal pages for my Journal 52.
Firstly the challenge was "Use Stencils" - I have had this page in my head for weeks - the photos printed out & the quote - which I had seen on a page on the Internet - was nagging at me to be made into a page !
This is my lovely sister who, as we live 5 hours apart, I miss & never get to see enough of ...
This quote was made for us as we are completely different in looks, character & our lives - but I love her dearly !

Then the next challenge was "The Sky" - and I spotted this quote which appealed to me !
I had my stencil folder out so used a combo of the clouds & moon.
I like the way the background came out but I completely messed up the sapcing of the words !
I was worried I would run out of space & then ending up with loads at the bottom & all the quote crammed at the top - whoops !
I was too out of energy to make it all again - so it will go in the Journal as a lesson to plan better !!!!

Have a great crafty week !
I have a carload of us girls from our craft club heading to the Hobbycrafts Show the NEC on Saturday - so maybe see you there ??
Love Ali x

PS Another lesson learnt - check that nothing has fallen on the floor by your desk before you go in with your big fat feet !! Whoops again !


  1. You always have so much to share - puts me to shame - but at least I've started my Christmas cards now! Had to stare at the atc for ages before I spotted it. They look great though. Helen

  2. Wow, a very busy weekend! Lovely cards and journal pages. See you saturday!
    Lynda B X

  3. Your Christmas cards and ATCs are beautiful. #8

  4. Havent done decoupage for ages, yours looks awesome
    Bridget #2

  5. I like your X factor ATCs!! I learned something new there :-). Bad luck about standing on that stamp though...sigh.....
    Hope you have a fab time at the NEC :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 25
    Ps. Did you see that next years WOYWW crop is 16th May?

  6. You have lots going on here! Love your cards each and every one a thing of beauty!
    Glenda 37

  7. I am amazed at the variety of cards you have created! I believe the sister card is my favorite. Diane #25

  8. Wow! Your cards are beautiful. I especially like the pastel colored ones. Love your journal pages and the ATC. Clever you to do what you did with an X.
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.

  9. A friend spoke to a customs officer yesterday and was told there is now a 5 month backlog...hope to get your parcel eventually. I will look at using a courier to get your box to you in the mean time. It sits on my desk by my PC and waits patiently! Your intentional mistake looks good to me and I love the sisters page you have done.

  10. So many wonderful things to look at!

    Katie #63

  11. Well done on getting so many Christmas cards out of the way (and very lovely they are, too!) before being able to let loose on the other projects. You are obviously on a roll at the moment - enjoy! Happy WOYWW, Chris # 7

  12. Gosh, lots of cards there, you have been busy.
    And I love the ATC's wonderful.
    Chris #27

  13. Ah Ali, I know it will sound like sacrilege but the sooner those stamps are on a flat block the better...storage is a nightmare with clarity. Now you're going to show me that it's not, I feel!! I love your ATc s and the reasonings behind them,my word you know how to make the most of your desk time!

  14. Awesome cards on your desk and I love all the atc and different projects you shared. Have a great week. Vickie #68