Tuesday, July 10, 2012

woyww - cards

Cleaning up my desk after making a couple of cards and finishing a project.  
 Close up of the cards, I usually leave them blank and stamp on a sentiment as needed.
The one on the left is a simple kaiser craft stamp on cardstock and on the right a glimmermist background with flowers, lace and bling.  A bit over the top but after doing one of Finnabair's inspired projects I thought I showed restrain.
The front and back cover of a new book using recycled bits and pieces including bottle tops, broken jewelry, hair clip, bolts, washes and lots of stash.  The project was inspired by Finnabair and held at a workshop by Sue from Fantasia.  Lots of fun and definitely worth trying again.

WOYWW is why I am showing what is on my desk this beautiful sunny wednesday.


45 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra,
    That is SOOOO good! I love it! Please bring when we have lunch. I must see it in real life :) !

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  2. hi sandra,your cards are beautiful,love the inkiness :)
    thanks for visiting me
    have a fabby crafting week
    kay #52

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  3. Wow is all I can say. I can see much work in that all the glittering and sparkling. Love it. Sandy :) #39

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  4. I have featured my beautiful anniversary gift from you on my desk today - so I know these cards are one hundred times more beautiful in real life, thank you for your generosity to me, I have made you a new batch of makings and will mail asap.

    dxxxxx 66

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  5. Fabulous cards, beautiful compositions, and all coming from such a tidy desk too.
    JoZarty x

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  6. Forgot to say just in case you don't get my reply on my blog. I used gold embossing powder on my card. I have not used gold ink and clear embossing powder before, I wonder how it would look? Will have to try it. Sandy :)

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  7. It all looks lovely on your desk today

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  8. Finnabair's work is certainly inspiring and obviously made a great impression on you, your cards and book are truly gorgeous. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #54

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  9. Gorgeous cards. I really like the elegance and composition of the pink one. And having them blank ready for a sentiment is a great idea. I just don't bother with a sentiment at all!

    Thanks for stopping by. Happy WOYWW, from rachel #11

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  10. Your cards are gorgeous, Sandra. I love that Kaisercraft stamp, I've got a thing about birdcages at the minute.
    What a stunner your book cover is. The colours and detail are amazing. I've tried and tried to do a scrapbook layout on this style but failed miserably!!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #84

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my desk today. Your cards and covers are delightful, such wonderful colours and all the "found" things too. Love them all BJ#80

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  12. I love the pinks and greens and layers and textures on that last piece you showed us - completely gorgeous. You definitely should do more!!
    I will raise a long stemmed glass of something rose and toast you later on today!!
    Iachu Dda (Welsh for Cheers, Bottoms Up, Skol etc etc!)
    Hugs, LLJ ~57 xx

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  13. Great cards and very smart to wait with the sentiment. Now you can choose always the best card for every situation. Love the pink one with the Kaiser Kraft stamps most. The book covers are brilliant with all these recycled bits. Well done!. Bye, Franka #44

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  14. What gorgeous makes today :-)
    I'm doing a quick blog hop while the twins nap :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #58

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  15. Love those cards and the book cover is absolutely gorgeous. So much detail on there and the colours are beautiful.
    Have a great week.
    Von #51

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  16. Gorgeous cards... love the designs.. and jaw dropping beautiful book cover pages.. AmAzing work.. the colours & textures are simply perfect... Love them!!! Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#8

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  17. I can't pick a favourite! Love them all but the orange and blue combo is really luscious. and the book cover is so sweetly feminine. Great desk!

    MA (2)

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  18. Love your Finnabair inspired pieces, she is just so amazing isn't she?

    I am doing a live course with her early September, lucky me! Your cards and book look super!!
    Happy WOYWW #42

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  19. absolutely love the book covers the colors rock and all the bling WOW! have a great day!

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  20. Such beautiful little works of art Sandra. Have a great week. x Jo

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  21. Sandra, what absolutely beautiful cards! I particularly love the glimmer mist background one. As for the book cover, that is positively mouth watering!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Perfect Pearls are so cool! I'm hoping for great things from Shoshi's Blog Shop lol!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #4

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  22. Those cards are delightful, but I want to make one of those book covers. Now that's my kind of art. Way to go, dear. Happy WOYWW from #1

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  23. Thundering and Lightening here! So whizzing round quickly! Might Have to shut down!!
    Love your cards a really lovely slodge of colour! Have a great week! Happy WOYWW
    ((Lyn)) was #25

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  24. Good Afternoon Sandra - Thank you for popping in to see me Fab work on display. I love your workshop book covers - the colours are fab - With the writing resist. Then all that luscious layering of pretties. What will you put in it I wonder?
    WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

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  25. Gorgeous book covers! I really like the colors blended together and all of the old bits are fantastic. Dani31

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  26. love the book covers , it's amazing what we can find to recycle in our art projects , happy crafting jill #73

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  27. Fab book covers and pretty cards, I do the same too, leave a sentiment off cos you just know it'll be the wrong one! Take care, enjoy desk hopping. Zo xx 62

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  28. Your book covers are fabulous, so much on them ans still very pretty.
    Thanks for visiting earlier - much appreciated.
    Ann B
    #56

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  29. Your book cover is gorgeous. I like how you got to use lots of different bits and pieces (stash) on it. It's also nice when that thing you've been saving forever finds its right place to be. I love your cards too. I've been playing with papers, die cuts, and other things that aren't stamps lately so I was like, "Look! Stamps!" when I got here. Apparently give me 3 days away from stamps and I forget they exist.

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  30. The cards and book covers are gorgeous. Thanks for a peep at your workspace. Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

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  31. Love your projects!! Gorgeous!!
    Happy WOYWW!
    xxDaniella#27

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  32. I am just embarking on my first round of visits to WOYWW - if they are all as lovely as this I will enjoy my evening. Max #66

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  33. wow sandra...gorgeous card and your book is stunning..thanks for sharing...happy Woyww kath xxx

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  34. BEAUTIFUL, Sandra! So very pretty, gorgeous colors.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    :)trisha
    #36

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  35. I love you layout with all the trimmings and findings how awesome and it looks like your art not hers as everyone else seems to be doing, go on you for having yur own look.

    Eliza

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  36. Stunning cards Sandra...and amazingly beautiful book cover. I love the colours and detailing.
    Thanks for sharing. Have fun and enjoy desk hopping...I have :D
    Neesie #14

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  37. Playing catch up, love your photos from Sidney..WOYWW you've got some great designs here. Workshop fun!! Love all the bits and pieces you have used. Have a great week, I'm 98 this time Happy WOYWW

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  38. Your book covers are so gorgeous! Love the bright colors and all the eye candy. :-) Thanks for popping over to my blog already for a WOYWW visit. Wishing you a happy day. ~ Laura #114

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  39. Lovely desk shot and great cards but that book cover - that is something special.
    Sorry I am late this week and thanks for the good wishes. Hugs, Neet #47 xx

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  40. Some lovely cards and I do like that book cover.... really fun to do, I bet!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  41. Your book cover is stunning.Love it

    Carol

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  42. Happy late woyww, sorry it's so late its been a busy week.love that book cover, the colours are beautiful and just the right amount of bling. mark

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  43. That's a *brilliant* idea...Make the card and add the sentiment later...now I can build up a stash of standby cards wisely! Thanks! :)
    Deeyll #141

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  44. I do my cards the same way I love making them but they don't always have a place to go so I wiat until I need them to put the sentiment have a great day and lovely cards

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  45. Love your book covers and such a clever idea for using ll the little bits and pieces we accumulate, and if inky fingers are character building then I must be full of it.
    Thanks for visiting yesterday - I'm a bit late getting round this week,

    Ann B
    #85

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