In my family they think I am the organized one...wait till they see my desk today. Oh my!!!
The week has flown by and I am still a sea of Christmas and don't really want to put anything away till I finish up the series of cards I am making at the moment. I tend to work on one type of Christmas card till I either use up all those designer papers and images that I have readied, or till I am well and truly tired of them. I then do a general "quick tidy and move on to the next "type".
If you are sondering why I am about to show you my messy desk, check out Julia at the Stamping Ground and take a look at all the creativity and mess going on around the world. Leave Julia some nice bloggy hugs while you are there.
So here it is in all it's glory...me in a big mess. That countertop you are looking at is 12 feet long and I have filled all of it with the bits and bobs I have dragged out. You are seeing about a 5 feet section, it looks the same all across it! I am working over on the left hand side of the room where the counter turns into a run of another 10 feet or so. All the computer, printer,
TV, cricut and cricut accessories are over on that side, so I am down to creating in an 18 inch by about 30 inch area!!!
In spite of the mess I have been managing to actually finish some cards. I took a break today from the winter birds, to try my hand at a snowman card. This is where my poor sister has to cover her eyes as she dislikes snowmen...Sorry Sis! She just thinks there are so many more images that are less corny to put on a card.
Luckily I am only making one of this image!
I struggled with the black again...I really need to take a shading course...Little Miss C want me to take her too, so perhaps I should sign up both of us! I resolved the problem by stickling the hat brim to make it stand out from the top portion. I also stickled the scarf, broomstick and broom ties. It is Xmas after all! One last little bit of stickles on the snow on his hat and I called it a day.
I am a bit undecided about 2 elements of this card. I originally placed clear diamond bling on the red snowflakes but it just sort of looked blah...like it blended in. I decided to put black glittered brads on instead and then after poked 2 of through, I discovered that I didn't have a 3rd! Yikes! I have placed a red diamond bling on the sentiment snowflake...I think I need to search a little harder or possible vacuum as I am sure I had 3 of those brads out. The teensy little red diamond bling scattered across the polka dots are supposed to represent falling snow...perhaps I am reaching too far with this one...
Here is a close up...let me know what you think...Perhaps I should scatter them randomly right across the
top of the card so they are above the snowman too...
Card Base - Michaels, Recollections kraft corrugated cards and envelopes
Designer Paper - Michaels MME
Cardstock - Kraft, red and copic paper from my stash
Diecuts - Spellbinders deckle edge from my diecut papers stash and Spellbinders mall ovals for the sentiment
Border - black glettered border is from my wedding stash bin
Brads - black glitterd brads from my stash
Bling - Red diamonds from my stash
Punches - Martha Stewart snowflake punch (the smaller sized flakes are the same punch but I gave them a hair cut
Stickles -Xmas red, black diamond, chrystal
Stamp - unknown rubber stamp
Sentiment - unknown rubber stamp
Large white snowflake is from the dollar store a few years ago, I have a bag full in my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - I used lots of snippets, Di.
2.Clear It Out Challenge Use something red from your stash - the red cardstock and the red diamonds were from my stash.
3.Craft Room Challenge - Punches and Diecuts - I used the Martha Stewart snowflake punch and the Spellbinders deckle edge die for the snowman cardstock.
4.Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge - Winter
5. Songbird Challenges Diamonds...See some sparkle and bling I have stickles, glitter and red diamonds.
6.Christmas Card Challenges - Snowman
7.Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog - layer it up and let it snow
8. Penny Black and More @ Allsorts- Any die will do - I used a Spellbinders deckle edge die for the snowman image sheet. I also used a Spellbinders small oval for the sentiment