Wednesday, 22 December 2010


This is how my desk was left last night.
During the day Mr Postman brought me part of my latest Stampin' Up order, so I had to have a little play. The card on the left is what emerged. On the desk you can see a box of Stampin' Up clear buttons, which were a prize once, but I wasn't sure how best to use them.Then  I came up with the idea of using a piece of double sided tape underneath the button and adding some card or paper from those used on the card. I think it looks great.
These cards were also amongst the day's efforts.
I had made the split negative card on my previous post and the one on the right is what I made with the other pair of halved stamped images.
The card with the 30 on is for my daughter's 30th birthday which is on the 28th!
I think I managed to visit everyone last week and received lots of lovely comments from other WOYWWers. Jump over to Julia's to see what other people have on their desks.
Happy Christmas wherever you are!


  1. Very Creative desk this morning.Love the cards im seeing,30th birthday i just lovee.
    Wishing you and your a Very Merry Christmas and Happy ,Haealthy,Crafty New Year
    Hugs judex

  2. And I'm here this week to wish you a joyous, safe, and warm Christmas.

    As for the buttons, another thing you could do is use some of your markers to color them. You can make dots, swirls, and plaid designs. I've done that before using gel pens. Just a thought, since I like your idea, too.

  3. Merry Christmas Chrissie! Your card looks fab! Happy WOYWW!

  4. Great desk, love the new stash. Have a super Christmas and your daughter's birthday!

  5. Love that card you have just made - that grey spotty ribbon is gorgeous and compliments so beautifully.

    Merry Crimbo!

  6. More stunning cards as always Chrissie :-)
    Hope you and yours have a really wonderful Christmas and 2011 brings you all you wish yourselves.
    A x

  7. Hi Chrissie,

    Love the cards. I did the same thing with my clear buttons. Thanks for the peek and sharing your new goodies.

    Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year. Hugs, Marjo No number...wah waah wah.

  8. Love the negative split technique
    Fabulous as usual

    Quick hop today

    Merry Christmas

  9. great card for your daughter! and your santa animation is delightful! i love it! a blessed and joyful Christmas, Chrissie and may the coming year bring you all the best!

  10. Lovely card and a very tidy and bright desk, my lighting always looks like there's a thunder storm brewing!! Merry Christmas anda Happy New Year!!
    Happy WOYWW

  11. I love the new stamp - that card is lovely. Hope you have a brilliant Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

  12. Lovely work area, and beautiful neat cards. Just nice. Have a very merry Christmas.Blessings Hilde

  13. fab desk Chrissie and lovely to see you using your new stash straight away! Oddly enough I used that set yesterday to make a card I'll be blogging tomorrow!

    beautiful card for Libby too

  14. Thanks for coming stopping at my blog and taking a look see. A proportion wheel is a tool used by printers to quickly find out how much to enlarge or reduce something. If you wander back it's the large circle on the shelf that's all yellowed with time.

    Have a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful new year.

  15. Always a lot of inspiration on your blog! It was lovely following your posts all year and I hope I can learn from you more every day!
    Wishing you a merry and blessed Christmas and health and happiness in 2011!
    Love and hugs

  16. Beautiful birthday card. I am sure your daughter will love it.
    Sue xx 15

  17. love all of your cards and the neat and tidy desk you've got going on over there :)

    I'm #50 this week. Please stop by and take a look when you get a chance.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  18. The cards are so beautiful Chrissie, love the first one on your table.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

    Warm hugs

  19. so lucky to get a postie bearing parcels, lol.

    lovely cards

    hope you have a wonderful christmas and hope santa brings you lots of lovely stash :-)

    caroline #63

  20. Love the cards that you have created. Happy holidays. #58

  21. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    I love the card that's sitting on the lower LEFT hand corner of your desk -- looks like a sponged background in 3 colours and a leafy stamp?? Just beautiful -- I'd love to see a tutorial as I'm not good at doing that but LOVE the results :o)

  22. SO beautiful cards!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    And creative year 2011!

  23. Love the new goodies, the wildflower card is stunning! You can also stamp on clear buttons and colour them with alcohol inks too!

    Have a wonderful Christmas,
    Brenda 45

  24. I was wondering if you could do me a little favour as I notice you can get into Moy Yin's blog and comment. well, I haven't been able to get into her blog for well over eight weeks now, it just goes dark over the whole page and nothing is clickable. If I'm VERY quick I might be able to get one letter in the comment box before it goes dark, but then still can't type anything more or even go to her profile page. She must think I'm really mean!

  25. Beautiful cards Chrissie! What are the duplo blocks for? Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas!
    Susan xxox #9

  26. What lovely cards, and I do like that stamp.


  27. Back again! ROFLMAO! Very clever stamp-a-ma-jig! I wish I had thought of it before I paid out good money for one that I have NEVER used!
    Susan :o) xxox

  28. Thanks Chrissie for passing the message for spyder! I am so glad to know you ladies thru the blogging.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

    Moy Yin, #29

  29. Hello Chrissie! I stayed a bit at your blog waiting for Santa and his reindeer to pass several times! Lots of lovely cards on your desk today! A blessed Christmas! Patsy from

  30. Lovely card, stamps and other assorted goodies that you have on your desk. I like the idea of coloured/patterned paper under your buttons. Have you tried alcohol inks, they work a treat as well. Duplo?? reading back it might have something to do with stamping?
    Have a lovely christmas.
    Sandra #81

  31. Mystery solved thanks for getting back to me Chrissie. i think I will try the stamp-a-ma-jigy thing.
    Have a lovely christmas.

  32. Love your card and see through buttons are my favourite as you can do so much with them! I use glossy accents and then glue papers to bottom, dictionery paper or words look really cool too!
    Have a lovely Christmas and will be back in the New Year to see what you are up to!! Annette

  33. Love what u did with that flower soft and lovely and putting a backing on the clear button is perfect. I think I heard u can stamp on them with StazOn, too. Happy Holiday and thx for popping by!

  34. 3 very beautiful cards, and a nice change to see something other than christmas lol
    Wishing you Happy Christmas :D
    Minxy #4

  35. Great cards, love the colours on the Stampin up one and the handbag on the 30th Birthday one. Have a great Christmas!

    Alison x

  36. Love your cards - whats the lego bricks on your desk for? Have a happy Christmas ~ Nicky 52

  37. popping by for a late snoop and there's lots of lovely stuff to spy on too. hope you had a lovely Christmas. My best gift is that my little grandee came out of hospital today!
    JoZarty x


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