Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What? 7 years? Huh! We have done well! Congrats to everybody on WOYWW!!!!!

My dear WOYWW friends! 

What a lovely anniversary! Thank you a million times to Julia who started this lovely thing - it initially started as just a desk surfing nosing around thing but turned into this amazing friendship and supportive gathering! Yes we still show our desks, yes we still nose around, look and admire each others work but we also listen to each others problems and support each other! Lets send a lot of positive energy to Julia our Queen who needs our support now! And lets say a big thank you to our stand in lovely host Jan! 
It seems appropriate  that my new craft room was finished just around the 7 year WOYWW festival! I have added new things since my last post - I keep on improving and tweeking trying to make the room as practical as possible...
So here is my desk......

I have been making ATCs to mark this occasion but I am not showing them as I did on the last post but it seems lots of other ladies kept them secret so I am doing that this time too! I will show you a card I made for my 82 year old auntie!



My new IKEA cupboard - it doesn't look big but it certainly takes a lot of stuff - all my cling and clear stamps have a new home in there.....


Buttons and washi tape in my jars.....

Here are my sprays, and all sorts of coloring mediums....

I will show more of the organisation of my stash in my next post - I don't want to keep you busy nosing too long as it is a special day and we need to visit each other on a massive scale!
My last photo is my little mate - it is a stray cat - she comes and goes but seems to have taken to our garden and as she had her meal I left out for her, I took a picture - she happily posed! Unfortunately you can't get close to her as she runs away......



Have a happy WOYWW 7 anniversary, keep on crafting, keep on posting when you can and thank you to everyone who visits my blog and comments - I try to get back to you but many times fail to do so...sorry I will try to get better! Many thanks again to our lovely Julia who started this madness - oh what fun it is!
Lots of love and hugs to all of you
CARDARIAN 
P.S. If you want an ATC leave a comment on my blog and I will contact you to ask you where you want it sent! I have made many extra ones so there is a lot to go around!



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WOYWW, I am back with a new craft room and a pension! YIPEE!

Hello my lovely friends!

Sorry I have been away for such a long time - I have been at home in Slovenia to sort out my pension and from yesterday onwards I am a pensioner! YIPEEE! The other thing was we were doing up this room that used to be my DBFs office which he doesn't use anymore and it is now changed into my lovely new craftroom! The painting was done by my DBF, his daughter and her boyfriend where as the old cupboards which I wanted to use as they had good storage space, was painted by my DBF - ha, ha I just did the knobs - as you can see they are a pink and carribean blue color - one of my favourites! It took me a long time to sort out my stash as I got a lot of it from my friend Jo (Jozart) and also when you don't have a proper craft room stuff is all over the place in boxes and bags, so I had to sort everything out! 
I have now put it all in order and I am really happy with my new room! I am most happy as it is so light! It makes such a difference when your eyes are aging! I never thought of it before but it does make a difference!
So I will first show my desk - it is the first order of business on WOYWW so here we go!

What you can see there is all the most useful crafters tools and a few ATCs - I haven't been doing much crafting what with all the work kitting out the room, so I thought I should start small and what better to start with then an ATC! Here is a close up....

It is funny how things inspire you - the space ATC was inspired by something I heard on the radio about Tim Peake ( the UK space man) - I used the new Infusions from Paperartsy to make the background - they are very similar to Brushos just that the colors are not as vibrant, as they supposedly have some walnut oil in them and that makes them have a brown tinge. The houses are an Artistic Stamper stamp set which I love and sadly the fires in Canada inspired that one! For the other two the backgrounds where what started me off and then I just looked for things to go with them!
Oh yes here is another rather practical thing....

The people out there that wear glasses for reading must know how many times you put your glasses on the desk and you cover them with something and then spend ages looking for them although they are somewhere right in front of you! Well let me introduce you to the "nose glass holder" soooo practical! You can buy them in Tiger (3 pounds) and they are worth every penny!
That was my desk....and now let me show you my new room! Some of you have seen it on Facebook but the ones who didn't here it is.....


It is not perfect yet there will be a few new items after I have been to Ikea but not much change! I am very happy with it - it is spacious and light and all my bits and pieces are where I want them to be! I will open the the cupboards next week and show you what is behind those colorful knobs! :-)
Have a lovely week and thank you for stopping by!
Lots of hugs to all
CARDARIAN





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WOYWW 355, A few cards and better health !

Hello my dear friends!

How are you today? I hope you are well and happy! I am finally over the cold but still fighting the cough! It is weird - I might not cough for a whole day but then I burst into this killer cough that leaves me well exhausted!Oh well what can you do?
Yesterdays horrible things going on in Belgium have made me really sad! Is this really what we will have to face every few months?? Is this the way of our life now? Will we ever have peaceful life and our Christian culture back? Sometimes I think that is gone forever! I can't imagine how our children and grand children and all the generations after will live! Lets hope there will be some change. Something that will eradicate this evil!
Anyway back to normal life - I have not done much but I have made a few last cards for Easter which I will show but first here is my desk!

This is my desk from another angle....in the front here you can see a little pile of Clearly besotted and Artistic Stamper stamps which I have recently used - washi tapes little jars with various crafty stuff a mug with water for water coloring  and lots of pens, markers,brushes, double sided tapes, scissors and my mobile....that is my not very interesting desk for today....
And here are my cards....This one is just a distress ink background and some reverse confetti dies - the sentiment is from the Slovene company that makes dies and stamps NAJLEPŠI PAR!

This next one is made with brushos...I love the richness of them and how they burst out...really fascinating...The dies I used are Memory box and Lil' inker.....

And then this last one I have stamped this Clearly Besotted stamp in black for the background and then I colored the stamp image as my focal point! I also used the egg die and sentiment from Lil' Inker...

So there 3 different cards with 3 different techniques! I never make two cards exactly the same! 
So there my dear friends! That is my contribution to the Stamping Ground WOYWW!
Have a lovely Easter 
Love and hugs to all of you!
CARDARIAN



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WOYWW 354, A cold, Easter cards and a birthday card!

My dear friends!

How are you? I hope you are all ok, we all heard about Julia - our Queen and we wish her all well. May she soon have the operation and a quick and good recovery! Julia I am thinking of you!
I myself must apologise to everybody who has commented on my blog last week - I have been fighting a really bad cold which I just can't shake off! I thought this time I will take a photo of my awful self!

Of course there isn't much to show this week - my desk is more or less a dumping place for everything!
Here are a few photos....



Luckily I have a few Easter cards I made last week that I haven't shown yet so here is some for you...



I really like this one - just a little bit of water coloring and a nice die cut egg from Memory Box...a layered a few die cuts so it looks thicker...

Here is a spring -ish one....


and another one....

 
 And here is a birthday card I made for my DBFs granddaughter.....

That's all folks for today - I will be going back to bed now and try to get rid of this awful cold and hopefully next week get back to you on a happier note! I will also get back to all of you that have commented as soon as I feel up to it!
Love and hugs to everybody! Lets share a lot of kindness! I heard this week on the radio someone said KINDNESS TO EACH OTHER MAKES US HUMAN!
Have a lovely week!
CARDARIAN

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WOYWW 353 A makeover, an Art book, Easter cards and everything distress!

My dear friends! As you can see my blog has a makeover! I am back after more then 2 months. I don't want to apologise much it was just me - I think I was just in a bit of a crisis - even though moving over here seemed to have been easy it wasn't and sometimes it does bring me down being away from family and friends! As I don't know any people here where I live and being used to always having lots of company it sometimes feels a bit lonely! Also my health problems don't make me happy! Anyway I won't go on about it I will just show you some of the stuff I have been doing in the last 2 months! After we came back from Slovenia I started working on an art book which I was going to send to Donna - a WOYWWer from previous times who has now moved to France - it took me so long to make it but it is now finally in France! Here are a few pages...
I also made a little bag or should I say pouch for the book - it was a quilted one which I am very proud of!
I have made loads of Easter cards - I will show a few today and the rest in my next posts - ha, ha I am hoping to return to my regular posting! Anyway here are a few Easter cards...
And last but not least - on Saturday I went to a lovely workshop Jennie from the Artistic Stamper held for us! It was all about DISTRESS! We used every distress product there is on the market - ink pads, distress markers, stains, sprays,paints and we even tried the new distress crayons! We made a little reference book of all the techniques and here is what I made! Thank you Jennie for the lovely time! So here is our teacher...
the table was full of distress products....
and here is what I made....
Oh dear I forgot to show my desk....I am sure there isn't a messier desk around....
So that's me done...have a lovely week and don't forget to nose around and hook up to our HQ - the Stamping Ground! Love and hugs to all of you CARDARIAN

Thursday, January 7, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! WOYWW!

My dear bloggy WOYWW  friends!

I have been away for a long time because many things have been happening and I couldn't get up to writing my blog! I also want to change my blog - give it a bit of a makeover in the new year ! I am working on the changes and hopefully I will soon get back to normal service! ;-)

So for now I will just wish you all a very happy new year 2016! Stay healthy and safe and live in peace and love!!!! And make lots of art!!!!!

 Sorry the picture of my card is not very good - I forgot my camera in England so all my photos are taken with my phone! :-(
Lots of hugs to all of you,
CARDARIAN

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday smiles!

Hello my dear bloggy friends! 

Today I am joining in with the blog event that Wipso from A stitch in time has set up called Friday Smiles! I think I haven't participated yet - this will be my first time.....
Anyway I was looking through some photos of the past month. As some of you know me and my DBF went to visit my friend Jo from Jozart in Liverpool! We also went to a quilt shop where I had my quilt quilted . Of course they have a lovely shop there and girls wouldn't be girls if we wouldn't go and have a bit of look around the shop!
 The boys were very good - patiently waiting for us to come out (actually I think they had a little snooze he, he) Still ladies I don't recommend you leave your boys waiting too long because as you can see, one of the guys who had to wait a bit too long isn't looking very good! :-)!



Have a smile and a lovely day! 
Lots of hugs to all of you,
CARDARIAN