Wednesday, 31 October 2012



Another week over already doesn't time fly; I can’t believe its only 55 days till Christmas. Wednesday also means its time for WOYWW if you don’t know what its all about hop over to the grand hostess Julia and check it out, Christmas card making continues to be my main focus and the production line continues to work well, Alas I've not done much of anything since the weekend due too work other than collect various bits an bobs for the current cards ’on the go’ and moving various papers and cards around!... I'm not sure yet which ones to use on the cute little precious moments nativity scene!...keep changing my mind! .I know these are meant for children but the images are so cute I couldn't resist. I've made 4 cards since last week though (a record), In the meantime my desk remains a site of “work in progress” My latest finished card is this cute Tilda card,,,the details of what I used are below. Must dash now as the boss Julia likes it kept short and sweet, I do like to try and comply, also I've important work to do…need to go a snooping….why don’t you go over and take a look for yourself, See what everyone has been up to this week. It’s not often we get invited into the crafty spaces and lives of our like minded friends and followers, .I plan to have a good snoop around, Have a great week…hugs x 

p.s sorry the photo's are a bit dark its a dull wet morning !

full desk view 

front view

work in progress

 current card that I'm working on

finished card - Tilda with ornaments 
close up 
I used the following
White scalloped  card base
Blue check paper- Merry and Bright- Nitwit papers (Magazine freebie) 
Bauble paper-ultimate Christmas paper pack -magazine freebie
blue card for layering             
Tilda hanging ornaments - coloured with promarkers/flexi markers and Stickles
Sentiment- from Polka Doodles stamp set- memento ink
From stash
Die cut flourish, roses and leaves –with added glitter
Die cut circles – top and base card
Die cut sentiment tag
Organza ribbon
Silver snowflake charm
Deep pink candi
Tiny blue brads

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  1. what a gorgeous tilda card and i agree those nativity images are cute,happy crafting
    have a fab woyww
    kay #75

  2. Wonderful card, so cute!
    Thank you for stopping by last week and leaving this nice comment.
    BarbaraBee '83

  3. Lovelt Christmas cards - more inspiration Thanks BJ#35

  4. Hi Andrea - Beautiful Tilda card. Love the sweet image and all the glitter makes it so Christmassy! Thanks for sharing your card (and your very organised desk!) at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Christmas is Coming" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  5. wie süss, deine Tildakarte ist wunderschön, gefällt mir sehr. schön, dass du bei EmeraldFaeries mitmachst.. liebe Grüsse BArbara

  6. Very Beautiful card and colours. Spotted this on MIM. Faye

  7. Your works in progress are lovely, as is your finished Tilda card. Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

  8. Gorgeous! I love sneak peeks into how people work, organize, etc! Love it! Thank you for joining us at MIM this week! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  9. I love seeing all of your projects. The cards are awesome!!

    Happy Halloween and WOYWW!
    Katie #114

  10. Your work desk does look merry and bright this week. Beautiful cards, thanks ofr visiting my blog.
    Krisha #56

  11. Great work space and love all you have going on with the cards ready to put together! Brigita #117

  12. Wow your desk space is so tidy! Love the colours of your Tilda card so pretty, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

  13. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at One stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

  14. Gorgeous card, I like the sweet Tilda,the papers and the flowers. Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  15. Oooh your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for popping by earlier - I've enjoyed visiting back. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @98)

  16. SO very sweet images there. I'm well behind with Christmas card making even though I tried to start early this year.....
    Have a good week

  17. Lovely card thanks for joining 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  18. This is such a pretty card. Love the image and the colours look gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  19. Love the holiday colours on your desk! Sweet Tilda! I have collected a few Magnolia stamps and done nothing with them :( Yes do come by for trick or treating, I will save a chocolate pumpkin special for you LOL Sandi #27

  20. I love it! Thanks for playing in the Christmas Is Coming Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  21. The photos are very nice, Andrea! And your cards are so sweet! Thanks for coming by to visit me already! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #63

  22. Wow gorgeous card love those embellishments
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  23. Great looking desk and WOW those are gorgeous cards you made this week. Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing and dropping by my blog! Have a great week! Vickie #37

  24. Lovely card and that work area of your is lovely as well. My work area is so crowed and messy. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  25. Just beautiful, this card is awesome. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

  26. I love lots of photos... good to see things in detail! Very sweet cards x Chloe 106

  27. Your cards are adorable. And I love the bits that you have collected for the next round of cards too. (I don't do Christmas cards, isn't that horrible?) The plastic containers in the left corner of your desk looks like the perfect storage for little bits.

  28. I haven't even started on Christmas cards yet. I do know I need to get cracking. Those of you who are well on your way are making me jealous. You might be busy cranking out the cards but at least your desk hasn't turned into a disaster area. I'm impressed! I couldn't do that myself. Love what you are working on and you've got some fabulous finished cards!

  29. Fantastic cards! I love your workspace! jenx

  30. Absolutely amazing work! LOVE your darling blue card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  31. What a lovely card!! Love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  32. Andrea, what beautiful cards. I'm looking at your coloring and you have it down to a science. Beautiful. Your desk looks very organized and very busy....55 days until sure know how to send chills down my spine! I'd best step it up a bit. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog. See you at WOYWW next week...can't wait to see what you've been up to!

  33. I love all this blue on your card. It's gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog. Hope to see you back again :)
    Hugs, Eret

  34. Lots of Christmas WIP I see, seems everyone has hit the festive cards big time.
    Thanks for your WOYWW visit this week.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  35. Very precious! THanks for joining us at Die Cuttin DIvas.


  36. Such pretty cards, your colouring is wonderful. Thankyou so much for taking the time to visit my Monday post as well and your kind words for both children xx
    Fiona@Staring at the Sea

  37. Loved all the photos! Beautiful card, wow. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, CG

  38. Like to see lots of photos. Great cards
    Famfa (10)

  39. Andrea this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  40. You have such a lovely bright desk there and sooooo organised!!!
    There looks like there are some lovely cards in progress. I love the little nativity scene.
    Sorry to be such a late visitor and thanks for coming to see me.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #95

  41. My kinda desk Andrea, love the chaos. Gorgeous Tilda card, love the pretty blues. Came from MIM. Thanks for dropping by earlier. Carolx

  42. Lovely card Andrea, so cute and Tilda is beuatiful...I do love the nativity scene you are working on. Please can you tell me what stamp is that as I am searching for one for my religous Christmas cards...thanks kindly if you can...luv anniexxxx

  43. Thank you so much for the link Andrea. Gosh so many lovely images there and I am paying for mine...may have do do google searches in future...thanks have a lovely weekend too, mine is almost over....luv annie

  44. Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Hugs Nataliya


  46. With my sparkly glitter I used gel pens with glitter in them. I shaded over the tulip with white soft pencil and spread with gamsol, that gave it a 'shaded' effect then I did dabs with silver gel pen and the same with the 'stars' but used white gel pen there once again with glitter and keep doing it until you get that effect. Have many gel pens with glitter that I use but have to also add stickles sometimes to give a sparkle effect and 'rub' it around. Doesn't always work unfortunately and can make a mess of things....xx

  47. Your desk has a really ‘festive’ feel to it this week Andrea. I think you’re right on not limit the images to children only, they are so sweet, especially that nativity one. You’ve done a fab job of the colouring too. I really do need to perfect my skills because they certainly don’t look anywhere near as beautiful as yours.

    Thanks for stopping by the week.

    Happy Crafting!

  48. Your work area is so very nice! Love your Tilda and her little snowflake charm. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight. Hope to see you again soon!

  49. Lovely card. I soo like this icy blue christmascards. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La, hope you'll be back soon. Hugs from Lisbeth


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