Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WOYWW 135

A new year full of possibilities.  
Full of ideas.  
Full of various items on my desk!

This is a blog hop hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground.  Crafters open up their work desks for the world to see.  If you want to get inspired then hop your way through the links.  You will definitely see all sorts of creatives in their element!
First, a confession.  I didn't take my Cuttlebug out of the box.......  how could that be?  I finished my wreath and am happy with how it turned out.  The wreath was one of the projects from the  12 Artsy Ornaments  e-course that I participated in.   The paisley material made the flowers look very soft.  I'm still having a struggle with making the little buds but I'm getting the hang of it.
I also made some more of the heart shaped paper ornaments.  I cut various sizes of hearts and enjoyed painting them using watercolors.  My technique definitely improved from the first one that I made.  The friends that received their 2 x 2 canvas ornaments enjoyed them.  And no, I didn't confess to Stephanie that at first I misspelled her name! hee hee
No workdesk photo this week - really, nothing has changed....

48 comments:

Di said...

Beautiful wreath - and I adore those little hearts. Happy WOYWW my NM little friend :) Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi, the wreath turned out beautiful - love the little roses - and the hearts are gorgeous too. So when are you going to get the Cuttlebug out of the box then? :) All the best, Elizabeth x #60

Jingle said...

Oh, your wreath looks fabulous! Such a cozy and pretty piece!

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your wreath its gorgeous! The lap tray says Men! proof that god has a sense of humour!

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous ornaments. Thanks for your comment on my calendar.... you make a page for each month then complete them as the months go by.... I am just starting to think of my February page. Love Cynthia x

May said...

Love,Love The wreath it's Stunning, how was that done I soooooo Love it, the hearts are so sweet Beautiful work you gifted lady x x Hugs May x x

MaggieC said...

What a lovely wreath, Kay, something to treasure for the future. I usually try to do a different system to visit each week, but I usually wander off the system very soon. Have a good 2012. xx Maggie #73

Karen said...

WOW I love the finished wreath, its really beautiful and those hearts are gorgeous too :) I hope you get chance to have a play with your CB soon!
Luv Karen xx

SueH said...

Loving the soft colours of your wreath, it’s really pretty.

As for getting round to visit everyone, I don’t know has some manage to get round everyone each week.

I myself don’t even try, but I have a plan of action.
What I do is see what number Iam when I post and then visit those who post with the number ending the same as mine, so this week I was 91 and I visit everyone who ends with a 1.
There are also a few people I visit every week regardless and of course if someone visits me I return the visit and then if I have time I will stop by a few extra blogs if I can. It works for me and I still visit people I haven’t meet before, which is nice.

Happy Crafting!
And Happy New Year.
Sue
x

Tuire Flemming said...

Beautiful wreath and hearts!
I also read below the beautiful posting of your Mother... and I´m crying here. I lost my Mom last summer and now on 10th January is her birthday...

Happy 2012!
Tuire #44

May said...

Hi, the pens on my desk are promarkers, they are great for stamped images, hope this helps, Hugs May x x x

Ann B said...

Beautiful wreath and gorgeous colours. Just reading the post about your Mom and very touching. Lost my mother when I was only 21 (long time ago now) but I still miss her and only sorry I didn't have longer to fully appreciate her as a woman.
Ann B
#42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a beautiful wreath, the flowers are soft and luscious, so pretty! And those hearts are very sweet too. I read your previous post about your mum - she IS looking down on you and still cherishing you. They never truly leave...
Wishing you happiness and joy in 2012,
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

fairy thoughts said...

your wreathis gorgeous ..... very soft but frosty at the same time. the little hearts are cute .. are they made withkraft card. I made some similar from fabric (like kirsty allsops). might add yours to my 10 year plan (all the stuff I want to make ...NOW LOL)
janet #27

TangolikeRaindrop said...

That wreath is lovely - I think your little flowers are simply perfect. Love the heart decorations too. :) I've put up the recipe for that peppermint chocolate chip ice cream on my blog if you have an ice cream maker and fancy trying it. :)

Enfys said...

These are beautiful, I just love that wreath. Happy new year!
hugs
Enfys

Hazel said...

The wreath is gorgeous and so are the hearts (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

Lori said...

I'm in love with those little hearts. Thanks for visiting my blog and happy WOYWW!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Your wreath is beautiful. I saw one the other day that had small different coloured balls wound round it. I think I might have a go at one for next year. Happy New Year.

Sam said...

A nice bit of "piddling" around on your desk this week. Those wreaths are cute and I love the flowers!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Sorry for being so late getting round to you today. It has been one of those days. I love the wreath you made. It is lovely!

karen said...

Your wreath is lovely! I love all the soft colours you have used!
Oooh, have fun with your CuttleBug! Word of caution: once you start playing with it you may end up with many many dies and embossing folders :)
xoxo Karen

butlersabroad said...

Oh I love how your wreath turned out, I think it's really cool! Pretty paper hearts too and you're going to have such fun when you get that Bug out of it's box! I would love to know some people to turn to if I get stuck with my knitting, but I'm a silent knitter I'm afraid, it doesn't come easy and I have to really concentrate otherwise I drop stitches or forget the pattern! Shame really, I can't even have the tv or radio on when I'm trying to knit!! I've heard of the knitting of two pairs of socks at once, but this single pair is about all my sanity can bear right now!!

Hugs
Brenda

Ursula Smith said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This is my first WOYWW, and I can see how it can be addicting!! I am adoring your wreath, BTW!! That looks awesome!!

Angie said...

Love the wreath ...so different ...and a lot of fun. Re your comment about sugar free stuff ....I tend to buy low sugar and sugar free and use a sugar substitute in coffee anyway...fooling myself that it might help me not to put on too much weight ...goodness knows how high my sugar level would have been if I didn't ...but I wonder what the nurse will say on friday when i tell her this.

KAT said...

very pretty wrreath and the hearts are sweet !

Thanks for visiting my post too
Hugs

- KAT -

Sue from Oregon said...

Yes, you are definitely grounded...finish one project before you get out the new toy...Oh my so disciplined!

Shoshi said...

Kay, your creations are so pretty! Really lovely!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I like polka dots too - my little caddy cost me £3 at our village fete in the summer - it was brand new and still had the label on it, and it's ideal for keeping all my constantly used tools in. It stands on my Martha Stewart Circle Cutter which is exactly the same size and serves as a lazy susan base for it.

Yes, the cutter is called the Black Cat Cougar. The Cougar is the top of the range of Black Cat cutter/plotter machines and they are all lean, mean, fierce black kitties With Teeth and Claws lol!! So far Sheba (my name for her!) hasn't been put through her paces because I haven't been well enough to spend much time in my ARTHaven since Christmas - I've been making a video today which is being uploaded to Youtube as I type this, and will be on my blog tomorrow, all being well.

Happy New Year and happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #60

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Oh! I love those heart ornaments! Looking forward to visiting again!

Happy New Year! ~Jen

sandra de said...

Such a gorgeous wreath and it looks so soft in those colours. Nice to see a break from the trad colours.

jude said...

Love the wreath and the hearts.Happy new year hope it's a creative one!
judex 10

Craftgirl said...

I really love those paper ornaments. Have a great day. I am trying to visit more people.

Carol

Neet said...

That is so pretty, love your flowers - and the hearts are cute. Hope you got as much pleasure making as we got viewing. Hugs, Neet #1

Morti said...

Hola! I didn't manage to get back to your desk last week, so I've put you as a priority this week instead! Fab wreath on your desk, but how can you not have got your Cuttlebug out of its box yet? I challenge you to make something that requires the use of it, to show us next week!

Gorgeous photos of you and your mum, by the way!

Morti said...

Forgot to say - you asked what Geocaching is... It's a worldwide treasure hunt for little tubs with log books in, that you just sign to say you've been there. Bit like visitor books really! At least, that's the simplest response! For more details go to www.geocaching.com and marvel at just how many caches there are, how many people do it, and then have a look to see if there are any near you - fascinating stuff! I found out there was a cache only 30 feet from my front door!

Victoria said...

these are lovely xxx

Anne said...

Hi there the wreath is gorgeous and love the hearts. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy New year. Anne x

Debs said...

oh those wreaths and hearts are so sweet xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ooh! Your wreath is really coming along nicely. I do enjoy seeing your work in progress. I like the little heart sachets too. Keep on keeping on.

Lisa-Jane said...

Cuttlebugs get lonely if you keep them in their box! Pretty little hearts there and I didn't know you could make them in paper.

Craftychris said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! and the hearts are so sweet. Thank you for visiting my desk and happy crafting!! xx

April said...

LOVE the wreath, the colours you have chosen are so soft, just lovely! love those heart ornaments too, very creative! x

Carmen said...

Gorgeous wreath, love the balls on it.

I had to get my partner to pull Barbies head off, I'm such a woos and felt so guilty! Haha!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Carmen x
#63

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there, thanks so much for popping over, for sharing, just love the hearts - and poor little neglected bug are you getting him out of his box or what? Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Your wreath is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by this week.

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm so late, but I love your warm photos from Santa fe, the little palm leaf angels are evident in Spain at this time of year too, so clever. Love how the wreath turned out, it really is so pretty...are you going to make more?

Katie said...

I'm very very late this week, but I love the wreath that you made! It is just beautiful!

Nicky said...

Running late as normal love the wreath you have made this is stunning so pretty and lovely colours