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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW 136 and an apology

hi wednesday peepers.
How's your desk this week?. . .  busy I hope, pop over to see Julia at stamping-ground   to see what's happening on desks all over the world, but beware it is addictive.

I have to apologise for my desk at the weekend, I hope you don't find it too traumatic, it's not for the faint hearted LOL
I got a bit carried away,  it became a little over loaded with 'stuff'. 


Yes I know, they look a bit like Christmas cards, 'coz they are Christmas cards.

I decided to get ahead start for next year!
 Actually I really enjoyed making them, I think because there was no pressure,......just playing . .   I made 36.


I wanted to use some stuff up before I put all the Christmas crafty stuff away for the summer, especially the raffia as it is very messy.


I love these little gingerbread people, they were free from simply homemade. I coloured them with aqua promarkers. I am going to pack everything away now, so no more Christmas yay!




Anyway back today's desk.  This was taken at the end of 'play' yesterday.
I have not taken part in Grungy Monday for a while (Christmas got in the way), so now it's catch-up time.
LInda at  studiol3  asked us to make our favourite tag from this years 12 tags of Christmas.

 I didnt get time to play along (although I did watch the first one) so I'm going to start with that.
 I brought the pinecone die  with some Christmas money (lucky me).

I said earlier no more Christmas so here is my Spring tag. See how it is done by  Tim Holtz


 
The roses (made with the pinecone die) are fab, although, it took me a while to get the hang of the technique and when Tim says' use CARD stock'. . .  he means use CARD stock..... NOT thick paper. Also, I didn't have  a glue gun so I used glossy accents and waited ages for it to set!







Anyway I will try to get to everyone who visits this week.... promise and to see as many of you as I can manage
janet

40 comments:

  1. Gosh those roses look so real I'm sure I can smell them!! I am starting to panic now looking at your Christmas cards as I have packed all my Christmas stuff away maybe I should get it out again?? The cards are all brilliant Janet.Hugs Susan x
    PS I have candy if you are interested xx

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  2. If I had my Christmas cards sorted for next time, I think I'd be feeling quietly satisfied with myself!! Your tag is beautiful, the flowers are so delicate and pretty :)
    Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

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  3. Wow, that is alot of Christmas Cards! I bet come November you will be happy (unless you are like me and misplace them by June and then remake and find them in Jan 2013! LOL). Love your spring tag! Those roses rock! Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW!-Amanda 34

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  4. Hi there I so know what you mean about making Christmas cards - funny how we all have certain colours we lean towards and yours are definitely on display there! , thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #30

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  5. im making crimbo cards as well !! whats the matter with us all, we hate making them in nov and dec, but give us january and we are all like, right crimbo cards !!! I adore your spring tag, i used the cut method as i dont own the die, and like you waited for hours for the glossy to dry

    thanks for the snoop
    hugs
    Judie xx

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  6. Your cards are great very productive, I just LOVE your spring tag, great job with the roses, Hugs May x x x x

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  7. Your roses are beautiful! Love your pink
    Spring-y tag!

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  8. Christmas!!! Scare bleu!! What are you up to for goodness sake...putting the rest of us to shame...but lovely design, and brilliant idea I'll give you that! Regardless, you win the prize for most organised...
    Leandra (#55ish)

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  9. Holy cow! I am very impressed with those Christmas tags. Of course, that SPRING tag is unbelievably gorgeous and makes me wish for warm weather. It's been fun checking out your work space this week. I'm thrilled to be back online and look forward to many more visits.

    Happy WOYWW (#3).

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  10. Super tag, love the flowers.

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  11. Holy heck, Janet, those pinecone roses are the most gorgeous things!! I am hopping over to my local scrapbook store ASAP to buy Tim's pinecone die so I can make some!! Beautiful job, and I love the spring theme!

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  12. love the desk. I too am thinking of just making Christmas cards right now, just to get a jump on it since I'm in the mood!
    Aeryn (25)

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  13. The desk with the Christmas cards on it looks great! That's wonderful that you felt like making them - and with no pressure of deadlines. That's how it should be.

    The tag is lovely. I honestly don't know if I could use the pine cone die and wait for it to dry.....

    Happy WOYWW #45

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  14. Fab christmas cards and I just adore your tag!

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  15. Oh those are great little cards, talk about being ahead of the game! Love the sentiment you've used and I love your tag too, beautiful zingy colours.

    Hugs
    Brenda 101

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  16. Those roses are AMAZING! You are so clever. Though I do despair of you introducing Christmas already, really, the January sales aren't over yet!

    However as you're so organised can I earmark one with gingerbread people for me next year?!

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  17. Very creative desk indeed! Thanks for your comments on my blog.....I may join you some day when I get around to it...but I am a hopeless photographer!
    Best Wishes from across the small pond!!!

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  18. Very creative desk indeed! Thanks for your comments on my blog.....I may join you some day when I get around to it...but I am a hopeless photographer!
    Best Wishes from across the small pond!!!

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  19. Oh, just LOOK at all that fun stuff! I love it all!

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  20. Thanks for becoming a follower. What a great project to have completed. Your spring tag is so pretty, love all the colors. Enjoy WOYWW and have a great week

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  21. SOOOO Jealous about you making Christmas cards already!!! That is how you get things done! Your tag is beautiful by the way...love those flowers!!!

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  22. I love all your Christmas cards I make mine all year round saves all that rushing around lol. Your tag is so beautiful lovely colours

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  23. That spring tag is beautiful and your roses perfect. I resisted buying the pinecone die but if you can get results like that I'm tempted to flash the cash.
    Thanks for dropping by and I agree, Sorrel is the cuter. Bit behind on my journey round the desks this week, took my sis to the fracture clinic - good news is that they took off the collar and cuff so she feels much better.
    Ann B
    #38

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  24. Wow, good for you for making all those xmas cards! I know I really should do that too so there is not the panic next December 23rd but ....
    Love love love your roses! I recently got the pinecone die too once I found out about the roses but I haven't tried it yet but you are inspiring me with that gorgeous tag you have made!
    xoxo Karen

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  25. wow look at all those you will have hundreds made for next xmas maybe thousands at that rate lol
    thanks for showing it over at woyww, hugs sandra (81)

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  26. Well, you are one organized lady and you'll enjoy the feeling of calm next Christmas - a good plan to create without pressure! Fabulous GM tag - great colours and scrumptious roses! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

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  27. Beautiful tag - I seriously need to try making some roses with that die. Yours are gorgeous!!

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  28. Well I am overwhelmed... but you've done so well so now you can put them away and forget about them. WARNING! Don't lose them... write on November in your calendar where you've stored them. I put a box away, all written and addressed and felt so smug and 4 years later I still haven't found them!
    JoZarty x

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  29. Well Janet, I can't pretend I'm not impressed, and a little scared!! Lovely cards though, and isn't it amazing how the ideas flow once the pressure is off! Your Pinecone roses are exquisite, I just love the tag...instead of glue gun, I use thick glue dots...drying time is such an issue for me!!
    Had an e,ail from craft stamper today, thanks to you, looks like I'm going to be in the mag...thank you, how kind of you to nominate.

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  30. That spring tag is just gorgeous!!

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  31. I just love every one of those christmas ditties - AWESOME! Super tag too by the way and not a bad looking desk! Quite tidy after all that work - WOW! Thanks for the visit today, Happy WOYWW

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  32. The roses are fab - and way to go with the Christmas cards - you might be interested to know about my CHNC challenge blog (link on my blog - would love to see you there) - thanks for the peep at your workspace(Hazel, WOYWW 67) x

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  33. Well first off, those roses are spectacular and the tag is beautiful, really. I also think you had a good idea there to make loads of Xmas cards while the spirit remained.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  34. A fantastic tag and the roses are stunning! I love your spring colours.

    PS well done with the christmas cards for next year!

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  35. Your roses are just... gorgeous isn't an expressive enough word! Love them, and the embossed rays, and the colors. Well done!

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  36. Sorry I'm late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk! Your flowers are gorgeous
    hugs
    Enfys

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  37. Gorgeous artwork Janet, love your tag! x

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  38. Smart lady to get those cards done while Christmas was still in the air! And the roses...how very beautiful!

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  39. Wow, I'm dead impressed! Christmas cards!

    Love the roses, yours look very sweet on that tag. I bought the pinecone die too, but I still haven't got it out of the packet.... oops....

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  40. I love those yellow roses with coating.
    Your job sounds like a job from heaven!

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