WOYWW & A New Home

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

I may just make this on time - by the skin of my teeth!
I'm back to saying that I can't believe another week has passed!  Time is starting to fly again.  I suppose it's because I went back to work on Monday after my lovely Christmas holidays and I was trying to get back into a routine before I went back.  I don't know why but I always get my routine way off when I'm on holidays - I usually end up sitting up all night and sleeping all day.  It's not good.
But anyway, at the rate I'm typing this post I'll be back on my holiday routine and I'll have to find a blog that does "What's on your workdesk....Thursday"!  (This, of course, is meant for Julia's "What's on your workdesk Wednesday")
So the desk is a little tidier than last week as I still haven't made a card in 2012.  It's that old excuse of trying to get other things done before I start new ones.


I've moved the laptop back to it's spot so I do actually have somewhere to do some work - should the notion grab me.  I just have a couple of bits of jewellery I was repairing and a cuppa to keep me company.

My other desk looks a little more different though...


I've now got my new printer in situ, but it hasn't been installed yet and that's the printhead thingy sitting on top waiting to be plugged in.  I've also moved my beloved markers out into the open.  They used to be where the printer is now but I much prefer them where they are now.  Where I can see them.  And hopefully one day, use them!

I have used them, though this card is one I made ages ago and I thought it was about time I blogged about it.
It was for my cousin who had just moved house.


The image is by the lovely Spyder and I coloured it with copics (I think, it was a while back so I'm not totally sure now)  I think the paper is a Stampin' Up! one, but again, I'm not totally sure.


I used an MS punch and some ribbon from my stash and made the ribbon flowers by twisting and sticking ribbon onto a circle of card.  I finished off the centre with a wee diamante flower from my stash.  The sentiment was computer generated.


The sentiment on the inside is from Waltzing Mouse as are the wee shamrocks stamps.  I just cut the image and inside randomly with my knife and metal ruler.  I added another flower to the inside which helped to stop the card from falling over as the front was quite heavy.


So I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes; Anything Goes
Bling It On; New beginnings
By The Cute & Girly; New beginnings
CES Challenges; Anything Goes
Colour Create; Red, cream & sage green
Craft Your Days Away; New beginnings
Crafty Boots; New beginnings
Crafty Catz; A new beginning
Crafty Ribbons; New beginnings
Cupcake Craft Challenges; Something new
Diva's By Design; New beginnings
Dream Valley Challenges; Anything goes
Oh la la Challenges; New beginnings

Thanks for looking!


Uta said...

Wow, what a great card. It is so colourful and I like the image.

Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.

Hugs, Uta

Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a lovely new home card, I love your rosettes.

Thanks for joining in with the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Mynnette said...

What a pretty card! Your desk looks so organized compared to mine... *sigh* I think I'm doomed to be a disorganized crafter for life! ;)

Jules said...

Hi Sheena

A fabby new home card .. .. love it.

Great colours and those flowers are lush!!!

I bet your cousin loved it.

I know what you mean about the holidays throwing your body clock into chaos .. .. by the time it is right again it will be Easter LOL!!!

Just look at all of those gorgeous pens so neatly organised!

Love Jules xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

empty and tidy, only stash to drool over, love the card
I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW


Lisa-Jane said...

That's a great card with a wonderful image and colours. These grown up colouring pens are strangely addictive aren't they?!

Faye said...

Oh this card is completely gorgeous. Love the image, the colours and that fabby flower! Thanks for playing along with our Something New Challenge at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

May said...

Stunning card, just love it, the image is so cute x x Hugs May x x x x

Crafty Daffy said...

Everything about this card is gorgeous. The image is adorable and so well colored, the ribbon flowers embellishments are lush, and the layout it perfect! Thanks for joining Crafty Boots Challenges for our New Beginnings theme! xx Denise

Anne said...

Great card Sheena your workspace is very,very tidy. Love the look of all your markers there a lovely splash of colour! I've rehoused mine but you can't see them as well.Wondering if I haave made the right decision. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

melsanford said...

Lovely card! The image is gorgeous - love how you've coloured it and the fab shape :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

CheerDown said...

I love the quirky shape you have used for the image and the lovely colour combination made me smile. Thank you for joining in with our 'new beginnings' challenge at Ooh La La creations this week and good luck
Alli D

Janette said...

Hi Sheena a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous new home card, cute image and love those flowers...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz New Beginnings Challenge and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

pinky said...

Hi Sheena, lovely to see someone else from NI. I adore your gorgeous card and knew right away you were from here when I saw the Irish blessing lol. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Crafty Ribbons, hope you enter the blog hop too:) I am now a follower:0

karen said...

Oh this is a really fabulous card, I really love the shaping and gorgeous colours, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

Joyce across the Pond said...

Hello Sheena - thanks for your comments on my blog via Shaz...she seems to be my publicity agent!! LOL! Where in this green island are you my dear? Love your colouring and envy (though I shouldn't) you all those copics...where on earth do you get those, hopefully at a good price. Belfast no longer has them. Bradbury Graphics have closed half their store and only do basics...anyhow they never re-ordered in time and every time I went the choice was pathetic. Greetings to you from Cookstown, County Tyrone. May 2012 bring you more time to blog and be more creative....and more wedding stuff....got an order for calligraphy for invitations already - for July no less....and today a repeat order for a long piece of calligraphy...made a card for Darren Clarke (golfer) when he got his OBE and another for a birthday and 2 more cards for march so it is hotting up - but hey I started back to work on Boxing Day last year...couldn't go anywhere anyhow with the frost and snow....completely the opposite this year....sorry for rambling on...I'll give your head peace now! LOL!

Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, what a wonderful card! Gorgeous colouring and love your layout. Those flowers are to die for as well.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

The Paper Princess said...

Happy WOYWW to you! Your card is cute - but I almost didn't get to it - I had a hard time prying my eyes away from all of those glorious markers!


Delphine said...

Fantastic card! Lovely image and I love your embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Rebekah said...

What a funky card and fab sentiment. Thanks for playing at Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Sheena thanks so much for popping over to my blog and then onto Joyce blog and joining here's that is such a blessing to her - and really love your desk layout and all those luscious colours and the card is lovely using one of our Spyder's images too - well done you, Shaz in oz.x

Liza said...

A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

Liza x

Sylvia said...

A beautiful card!! Love your colouring and design!!
Thanks for joining in over at CCCB.


Julia Dunnit said...

AH Sheena, that is a lovely card - the colouring is ACE.. i have to keep looking at the gable to see if you've done it in 3d! Amazing. Now, there I was thinking the new print head was a pressie, all shiny and lovely. No doubt you'll load the printer about 2 minutes before you NEEEEED it. Good luck with that!

bohemiannie! art said...

I love your card and I'd LOVE to have a laptop in my play room!!!

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous new home card Sheena,Those ribbon flowers are fantastic.
Thanx for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Trish (-:

Katie said...

What a cute card! They are going to love it!

Katie (159)

sioux said...

Gorgeous, love those ribbon roses, thanks for joining us at Bling it on and good luck
Sue x

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love your ribbon flowers. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL and good luck! Hugs x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Sheena, love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes this fortnight. Lynne x

Mina said...

fantastic card Sheena, I love the flowers, your desk is so tidy, well compared to mine it is anyway lol...thanks for joining in with our Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Eva Marie said...

Beautiful card! I just love those ribbon flowers, greate work.
Thanks for joining us at DVC

Lesley said...

Great card Sheena, I love the house! Tidy desk too! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's 'New Beginnings' challenge xx

Kate said...

Great card, love that image. Thanks for playing along at By The Cute And Girly, hope to see you again next month.

** Kate **