Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #294


Good morning, Crafters! It's still fully dark over here in Germany (not that it gets much lighter during the "day", lol!), and I'm on my first cup of tea. I just got my order in from England yesterday, so I'm happier than a pig in mud!!!! Turkish Apple.....soooo yummy!! If you are confused by "WOYWW", do check out Ms. Julia's blog at Stamping Ground and get up to speed. For the rest of you, welcome and I hope you have a good look around!

My desk this morning:
I didn't "cheat" or arrange anything....this is truly the mess I left my desk in when I had to stop for the day yesterday. I was in the middle of a card that wasn't coming together easily for me, so I was still putzing around with it, trying a little of this and a little of that, and generally not liking any of it! When my husband came home with pizza for dinner, I threw my hands up and called it a day! You will notice different stamp sets and dies on my desk, and a lovely stack of Magnolia papers on the left hand corner. A mish-mash of tools and adhesives, some ink pads, and two blocks with stamps on them that I may, or may not, use. A mess, but a card-in-progress kind of mess!!!

However, it was a banner week of crafting!!! I haven't done this much in a week in a long time - thanks very much to the awful insomnia I deal with. I got all three of my winter cards you saw me working on last week finished!! If you would like to see them, I blogged about it on Sunday HERE. Then I saw THIS VIDEO on Facebook and was inspired to make these:
A garden on my desk!!!

Most are colored with Spectrum Noir pencils and Gamsol, and the ones on the right were water colored with Distress Ink and a paint brush as shown in the video above. It was SOOOO EASY to paint them! Just have a quick look at the video and know you can have great results too!


The cards I've made with my flowers so far:





I have enough flowers and butterflies left to make 2-3 more cards and then it will be on to something else. I'm not sure what, but it WILL involve more coloring because I most certainly have not had my fill yet!!!! Perhaps more pencils? Perhaps some Perfect Pearls? We shall see.......Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is the bestest ever!!!

54 comments:

Helen said...

Sounds like you are having a great time with all those flowers, they look fab! Hope the pizza was good too. Helen 4

MrsC.x said...

gorgeous cards my lovely x


Happy WOYWW
love Mrs C.xx #29

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Diana Taylor said...

You've made some gorgeous cards - I like that peachy/orange theme - very summery! Hope you have a great week,
Diana #39

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Very cute cards, but really, this word "mess" you use? I don't think it means what you think it means, to paraphrase The Princess Bride :) Looks pretty tidy to ME!
Have a Happy WOYWW day!
Mary Anne (6)

My name is Cindy said...

The flowers look great, I especially like the white edged ones. Have a happy Wednesday! Cindy #48

Vikki Ryan said...

Hi Jeannie, I love your garden on your desk...very colourful. Thanks for visiting my desk.

Marit said...

I love the colour combo of your cards... it´s a lovely, organized mess on your desk. Hope it inspires you to finish the card today, have fun! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #51

House of Bears said...

What lovely cards. Insomnia is awful but the up side is that extra productivity.

Horace @ no. 45

Nannie4 said...

Well, I have to agree that your desk is far from messy! Oh, boy -- I think I invented the word ! I could give you some information about that pain that you are suffering. If you would like you can email me by visiting my blog-- there is a contact form at the bottom.
Nice work on those cards!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your desk is very pretty and quite springlike today, it makes me feel happy especially when it's so cold outside today! And your desk is creative, not messy lol!
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

Deanna said...

Love the cards. I'm still stuck on figuring out which of the memory box dies I can afford. Love so many of htem! Have a great rest of the week.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jeannie, lovely cards. You really have been busy there. I agree its frustrating when something won't come together properly. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17xxx

lisa said...

These are definitely warm and cheerful colours you are working with Jeannie, they've certainly warmed me up. I love my Spectrum Noir pencils too, they seem much more therapeutic than pens. Your colouring is gorgeous.
Thanks for popping by earlier.
Hugs Lisax #31

Create With Joy said...

Oh, what a HAPPY card you've shared!
Have a wonderful week Jeannie - and I'd love for you to consider sharing your joy at our Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! :-)

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely flowers and the cards you made from them are so pretty, well done indeed! Your card will suddenly come together and you will wonder what the problem was... LOL Happy WOYWW from Annette #13

Angela Radford said...

So many flowers and gorgeous cards. Thanks for the visit, Angela x 28

jan spencer said...

Very pretty cards you've made with all those flowers,

Jan s. No 62

Shel C said...

The flowers look lovely spread all over your mat like that :) I love coloring too and have been doing it quite a bit since I got a new task light at my desk. Happy crafting and happy WOYWW :) Shel#71

Krisha said...

The sound of a pizza box being opened would surely draw me out of the craft room!
Lovely makes on your desk and your cards turned out beautiful.
Thanks for the earlier visit.
Krisha #11

Sandy Leigh said...

These are so fresh and pretty and bright! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #59

sandysewin said...

Your cards are beautiful and your mess is actually quite tidy!

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for the lovely comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #26

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Great cards - the flowers are beautiful! I will have to check out the video! Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara DIane

Sue said...

Fabby cards. So bright and cheerful.

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #40

StampinCarol said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love all the flowers! I looked at your cards on Sunday and they are just too cute!!! Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #58

Shoshi said...

Your desk looks so beautifully tidy and organised, and the flowers are gorgeous. What beautiful cards you are making with them! I love painting with distress inks.

Thank you for such a lovely warm and encouraging comment on my blog. Your prayers are very much appreciated, and your kind words - you have my hubby in one! You are right, my feelings are pretty changeable at the moment but I am determined to remain as upbeat as possible, because a positive attitude not only makes you feel better, but has health benefits too!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #44

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, Jeannie. Those cards are gorgeous. I like them all, especially because they are so elegant. I hope your latest one comes together, too.

Had to laugh at your comment on my blog post. That is NOT bedroom furniture, but the sideboard in my dining room. Good guess, though. Guess it DOES look a bit like a dresser.

Happy WOYWW from #1 and thanks for visiting me while I slept.

Artatag said...

Hm, your desk is rather tidy and organized than messy! Your cards are really beautiful. I like the variations.
Thank you for your earlier visit!
Hugs
Gabriele 36

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jeannie you have a nice desk space and like you for some cards I just need you to walk away, then it comes together. Lovey lot of flowers you've made and coloured - you cards are very special. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting RobynO#42

Rita said...

Busy! Busy! I was struck by the friends card with the orange background because it brought out all the oranges I didn't realize were in your butterfly and flowers. Pizza sounds so good. ;)

Emma Made said...

The flowers are gorgeous! I too love apple tea. I like apple and camomile. x

Ali H said...

Your cards are looking brilliant & so cheerful on these wet cold nights ! Thanks for visiting ! Ali x 20

Judys Fabrications said...

Love your lovely desk.So gorgeous!I do so envy people who can work tidily.I'm not one of them though I love to tidy at the end of projects.
Thos flowers are gorgeous.
Thanks for your kind comments
Judy xx #21

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Loving the flowers. They are all so pretty - and so easy to make a fab card when you have embellies like that. Ali x #64

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Jeannie! Thanks for stopping by earlier! All those cards are so lovely and colourful! Love them all! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #52

catiecuddles said...

What gorgeous cheerful cards.
Thanks for sharing.
Catiecuddles #86

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry about the insomnia, but love all the beautiful garden cards you made. I especially like the 3rd one with the orange flower print background. Thanks for the visit and Happy WOYWW!

peggy lin said...

gorgeous cards !!
Thanks for the visit and Happy WOYWW!

xxoo Peggy #16

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Mess? Well, your mess is what I would call neat! The flowers are lovely and how nice to make a lot and then to use them for different cards. Happy WOYWW and thank you for visiting!

Neet said...

Well, I did as you instructed and I shopped until I dropped. Now I cannot fit everything into the suitcases - oh well, I can leave a few clothes here for next year. Note, no craft stuff will be left!
Love your flowery cards and your neat desk.
Hugs, Neet 3 xxx

Annie said...

Good morning. Thanks for calling by at mine this week.
It looks like you've been having lots of fun with your flowers...they're fab.
Hugs,
Annie x # 23

sandra de said...

Gorgeous flowers, I just love how you have painted them and got such different effects using your stash.
sandra de @43

Annie Claxton said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the cards you've made with them! I can relate to your insomnia problems, but good for you doing something worthwhile with the time - I will think of you next time I@m in my craft room and it feels like the rest of the world is sleeping - there are probably little lights on in craft rooms all over the world :o)

itsamistry said...

Beautiful cards love the bright colours. Thanks for your visit Anita #66

Laura said...

Oh those garden theme cards are gorgeous!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Beautiful flowers on lovely cards. I have to ask about the Turkish Apple - what is it? Not heard of that before. thank you for your visit this week and for you comments. i love using inks and generally colouring things. I could do that all day very happily. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #27

Kelly said...

Very pretty cards. Spring-like. I'm going to watch her video. I've already decided TH distress inks are going to become my new 'collection' - sigh. Creative Blessings! Kelly #70

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely cards! Great when we can be inspired to be creative.The flowers are gorgeous

okienurse said...

great looking cards! I watched a video about an animator/comic book illustrator that uses distress inks as his medium to color those items. I tried to find the video on Tim Holtz blog but since he has changed his format it is impossible to find anything! Essentially what he did is stamped the pad on a craft mat and sprayed water to activate it and painted it on with a brush...but his effects were so dramatic. I think it is the amount of water you use. I hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Vickie #33

Julia Dunnit said...

Well Queenie, I love the flowers and the cards that came from them, but am really pissed for you that the price is insomnia..how dreadful. You're giving me the itches for being spring like in my card making...inspiritation! thank you!!

RosA said...

Hi Jeannie,
I love your colourful cards with those pretty flowers! Hope the one you are struggling with comes together for you. (Just leave it alone for a while.)
You asked about the blue cover on my handmade book. I will do a post about that shortly, if you are interested.
Thanks for visiting earlier, much appreciated.

AliceKay said...

Nice looking cards. :)

Stacy Sheldon said...

OOooh I like how vibrant all the blooms are on your table. Pretty cards :) thanks for the earlier visit. ~Stacy #75

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

They all look gorgeous. I love colouring with Distress Inks and SU inks. Such a quick result. Thanks for stopping by. I'm very late this week!

Fiona x

Eliza said...

Your cards look great, so bright and cheery. I don't think your desk is a mess it looks like it is in an orderly state. Thanks for visiting already and sharing your desk.


Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda