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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

WOYWW #133

              Merry Christmas Everyone!

 Sorry to have been missing for a few weeks- between car breaking down, and extra work, trying to make cards- I've been chasing my own tail all the time. I hope everyone is ready (or almost) for Christmas, and want to wish everyone a very Happy, Peaceful and enjoyable Christmas, wherever you are. So, back to the Wednesday Wander around the Workdesks of the World, courtesy of Santas Little Helper, Julia Dunnit at The Stamping Ground.



























These are some of the cards I have been working on, using a Dreamweavers Bauble stencil, embossing paste, and adding some glitter to the paste before it dries. I also tried out the Tim Holtz Rosette die I bought at the NEC last month. I  found that by trimming the paper down slightly, I could make different sizes of rosette- then I had to get a couple of small scalloped punches to make the centres, as the original was out of proportion. I did try cutting them down with deckle-edged scissors, but didn't really like the finished look. Punches are quicker too, :)
I also did them using my original Cuttlebug plates, rather than the extended ones, after I looked at the price of them. OMG! HOW MUCH???! I really cannot justify buying them, no matter how often I used them.  I will post the pictures of how I did them on my Cuttlebug page over Christmas, but as you can see, it does work, and is not really difficult. I actually found it much trickier getting the rosettes into shape. That is so fiddly!!!
 These were some made-to-order cards utilising few images I have stamped up previously. I hope you all have a great day, I shall be visiting over the next couple of days- yes, I STILL have some cards to make- and I haven't bought a turkey yet- the tree & decorations only went up on Monday-I am so going to change my ways next year!

















30 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Shaz yes have really missed you over there and did wonder how you were going - wow do I love these cards and love that Dreamweaver bauble on too with the glitter what a great idea can see am going to have to try that out too!
Al the blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of the dear Lord Jesus and the greatest gift of all, love Shaz in oz.x

Cathy said...

Fab cards Shaz, and I love the glittered baubles. I found those rosettes fiddly at first , getting the hang of them now!!
Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas.
Cathy @23 xx

kath said...

gorgeous makes...thanks for the 4 days to christmas peek of your workdesk...wishing you and yours a wonderful christmas...hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

Glad you're ok and just busy!! Love all your cards on display, and the rosettes. Well done you on using the normal plates (having just bought some extended ones for my SIL!) Happy Christmas to you & yours.

Bridget Larsen said...

have you tried using edge punches, they work really well. your cards are to die for
Bridget #21

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cards - I love fiddling around with those rosettes - have you seen his Christmas Trees on his blog? might have a bash at some of those (be ready in time for next year then!). Have a wonderful Christmas. Sunshine Girl – No 38

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Busy ness keeps us out of trouble!! Great selection of cards. May you and yours enjoy the holiday and Happy WOYWW

sandra de said...

Gorgeous cards, as I have come to expect. Love the way you have used the pendant stamp to get so many different effects. I still haven't bought the turkey ... thanks for the reminder!!! I am so going to change my ways!!! LOL

okienurse said...

Awesome cards Shaz! Glad to see you posting! Hope you and your family enjoy a Merry Christmas holiday. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

BetteK said...

LoVe those Christmas cards ... the bauble stencil is just gorgeous and I love making those rosettes too ...just make the cards so expensive to post and I must - must - MUST - aim for flat cards this year! Merry Christmas Shaz and look forward to another happy year of crafting and blogging with you in 2012. Debbie #61 (I think - forgot to look!) xXx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love your cards! Those rosettes are pleasing too though I wouldn't have the patience to do them myself - I don't do 'fiddly' so always admire those who can!!
Wishing you joy and happiness this Christmas,
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Ann B said...

Gorgeous cards and those rosettes are very pretty but all my (all four of them I posted) have been flat this year as I need my pennies for yet more stash.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Ann B
#28

Annie said...

I'm just popping in to wish you a really wonderful Christmas and hope that 2012 is a great year for you.
Hugs,
A x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I know what you mean about the extended plates it was at that point that I flogged my bug on ebay and got a big shot. Their plates being a third of the price. Hope everything settles down for you. I'm sure everything will get done - it has to doesn't it! Merry Christmas to you and yours Wendyx

butlersabroad said...

Sounds like you've been desperately busy Shaz, I really hope you get to put your feet up a bit over Christmas. Lovely cards too, particularly like the ones with the baubles on them. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Hugs
Brenda 71

Sheree said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!! Incredible! Love the rosettes but.. those glittered ornaments are outstanding! I must find that stencil and try that technique!
Hugs,
Sheree

Mrs A. said...

Those rossettes might be tricky but your results are worthwhile. Your cards are all stunning. hope you have a lovely Christmas and wish you much Craftyness for the New Year. Hugs Mrs A. & Two Monkeys.

505whimsygirl said...

The rosettes look so very nice and love your cards.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

WOYWW #82

May said...

Fantastic cards, you have been busy, love the rosettes, Merry Christmas, Hugs May, ps I just Love Wolves your header is fab x x x

Julia Dunnit said...

No wonder you've been missing in action, look at all the work on those cards - lovely!! All the fiddling with the rosettes is always worth it but tell me, what'd day stick em down with? I've tried loads but not got a great solution just yet...

TangolikeRaindrop said...

What beautiful cards! Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012! x

MaggieC said...

No, you won't be any different next year. You will still be running late and have too much to do, just like the rest of us. If you are too organised, I will send Merlin up to rearrange things for you. Love the cards, though (I still have to make yours, hopefully before Christmas this year)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Just dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season! The rosettes really add something special to your cards! Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow...have you been busy! Such great cards Shaz as always. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ..all the best for 2012!

Sarah said...

looking good - fabulous rosettes and cards! Well done you...
Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, a great set of cards and I like what you did with the bauble template. Love the rosettes and have thought about getting that die but after what you said about the Cuttlebug plates I think I'll stick to making them on using my Hougie board - more time consuming but less costly :) I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday. Elizabeth x #46

MaggieC said...

You might like to pop over to my blog and read about yet another scam which seems to be doing the rounds (we have just been called from them), just when we are up to our eyes in last minute preparations. Have a lovely Christmas.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Those cards are really beautiful and I wish I could make such loveliness... have a wonderful holiday season...xx

Neet said...

Lovely cards you have made would not have thought of the rosette but it looks great. Merry Christmas - Hugs Neet #4 xx

MaggieC said...

I bet you are not peckish now, Shaz. Hope you had a good dinner with the family. All being well, we shall be there tomorrow. Have a great Christmas. xx

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