Wednesday, 26 December 2012


Welcome to the last WOYWW of 2012! :) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas?
Ours has been busy - with two little ones, one of whose birthday is Christmas Eve, it was bound to be! :lol: They had a quite silly amount of presents between the two of them and we had a fun day opening them all up, playing with them, eating Christmas dinner, etc etc.
Consequently, I've not been doing much in the way of crafting lately! Not only because of the pre-Christmas chaos but also because the craft room is in disarray once again... because DH decided to buy this behemoth:
It's a rather fabulous colour laser printer, which is going to be useful, but he decided it had to go in my office/craft room, rather than his study, and the only place it could reasonably go was on top of the filing cabinet. Which I *was* using for storing things like my drawers of embellies and my files of scrap paper. So I've had to move all those and they are currently cluttering up the spare desk, waiting for me to find the time to have a reorganise and find them a new home.
So the desk is back to being chaotic:
I did manage to clear a teensy bit of space in the work area, enough to make this card for the Sweet Pea Stamps blog:
I used a beautiful Meredith Dillman digi stamp called Steampunk Fairy. I love Meredith's detailed images and I love steampunk stuff too so this was perfect for me! :) I started colouring her in shades of gold and green, using my Promarkers, but then I added some red too and found that my image had turned out quite festive in colour scheme, appropriately enough! :) I also dug out my Flexmarkers to add a bit of a pale pink colourwash to the background.
I kept with the steampunk theme and used a steampuk stencil for the card background and spritzed over it with golden Smooch Spray and then rubbed Inka Gold over it.
I attached the image with foam tape and added some leafy flourishes and a filigree butterfly, cut from textured gold card, and finished things off with some wooden doilies coloured with Inka Gold and some Stickles in red and green.
A rather festive-looking, not-exactly-Christmas card! :)
That's it from me. Hope you're having a nice - and relaxing, if at all possible! - boxing day and not suffering too much from the after-effects of yesterday's festivities.


butterfly said...

Lovely card - and what a cute pic of the two little ones! Have my small niece and nephew arriving shortly, and then our "official" Christmas Day will begin... Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Hettie said...

Lovely card there and you don't even want to see my "proper" craft desk as it looks like a bombsite!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

MiniOwner said...

Hi Ali! What a gorgeous card! That looks to be a super printer even if it has caused havoc in your craft room. Happy Boxing Day and Happy Wednesday, too. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

House of Bears said...

Lovely card. Maybe you can store your embellies in your husband's study? ;)

Happy Boxing day from the bears @#42

fairy thoughts said...

Christmas with Little ones is the best time isn't it. they look so cute. your desk is nicely messy but ??? two monitors maybe you could put one in your DH study and make room for your stuff. LOve the card, the box of snowflakes are great and the empty box is great for altering.
happy crafting in 2013
janet #8

Krisha said...

Aaah, the little ones are cuties that is for sure! I have a DH that would pull the same stunt if I let him. Since we share a room I fight to keep him from spreading out any further as it is. Your cards is beautiful!!!
Krisha #48

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh wonderful stuff, a Christmas baby as well, good grief, the presents must be stacked's difficult to stop buying for them at this age! Lovin the sexy new printer,it would probably cost me more than a week of re-organising though!!

KatzElbows said...

That printer is well worth reorganising for. Does he understand how much you'll use it? Waterproof print outs. Image transfers, and in colour too. Wow!

Rachel, #26

okienurse said...

Awesome Christmas pics. I think my granddaughters are close to age with yours. 3 1/2 and 18 months. Such a glorious time of life. Love how they get into everything with such zeal. The laser printer is nice but like you say takes up room. It will take getting used to it but it will grow on you! Hope you are having a great holiday week and Happy New Year! It is busy time of year but like you I couldn't miss the last WOYWW of the year! Enjoy the rest of your holidays! Vickie #4

SandeeNC said...

Your grand duaghters are sp pretty, and I bett hey had so much fun with all those presents! LOVE your card, stunning! Waving hi from the rainy, but wishing it was snowing hills of North Carolina for the last WOYWW of 2012!!

Unknown said...

what beautiful your card too and i am sure you are going to love having the printer in your wishes for 2013

Nan G said...

Adorable little ones! Love the card, too. Happy New Year! Nan 44

Eliza said...

Hey I have a colour lazer printer and I wouldn't be without it anymore they are soooooo good and what better place to keep it than in your space, means you can use it more. LOL

Love the card and your little ones.

New Year Greetings
Eliza #63

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