Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW - better late than never....

I made it!....been in bed with a migraine all day so nearly didn't get here , but I missed last week and couldn't accept having to miss another. Not much been going on at my desk this week what with work being so busy (OFSTED inspection aarrgghh!!!) so I though I would show you this pic in sympathy with Julia's admission about her pile of yet to be cleaned are my YTBC stamps...
and they are not even in their usual tidy box as I'm using that for something else right now!!
I don't know about you but I'm really glad the whole spooky thing is over...I was getting right fed up with challenges I couldn't enter because I don't do Halloween! I have been concentrating on my Christmas Cards and think it has now got to the time when I can mention it freely without being yelled at.  I made this card with a new stamp I bought from Stamp Addicts at a papercraft show on Sunday...I went with my mum and we had a great time - did a make and take and  spent too much money!!
So anyway - this card, I just loved this tree stamp and after stamping it twice in Brown Stazon I was really pleased with the way the Distress inks blended in the background. I added a subtle touch of glitter and the little cut out figure which I had painted with DI. Going to enter this over at Lets Ink It Up where the challenge is 'make a scene', and also ABC - G is for Glitter and Sir Stampalot - 'Christmas'

And speaking of challenges I was very excited to discover that I made it into the top three at Lets Ink It Up last week, as well as being a Ginger Gem at Gingersnaps Creations for two weeks running (26/10 and today!)..I've not had much time to blog recently and this really cheered me up after a hectic couple of weeks.

Well...thanks for stopping by, hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more WOYWW marvels,
Esther xx 


  1. oh hun hope you are feeling better,love that card its really beautiful looks like you had a great day ,love all the stamps on your desk,too take care,hugs cheryl xxx

  2. I saw what it said in your profile. I just got my life back too after doing an MBA-crafting is so much nicer! Also know what you mean about the Halloween challenges! Hope the migraine is all gone, although it leaves me a bit groggy and not with it for a while.Take care.

  3. Migraines are horrible, hope the worst is passed now Esther. Love your card and congratulations for both achievements. Thank you for playing at LIIU. Annette x

  4. Oooo Bloomin Migraines! How orrid sorry your suffering. They always happen when lifes busy too dont they! Loving your Christmas card with the new stamp, and theres nothing wrong spending too much at craft shows! "You deserve it" Just keep telling yourself that, its what I do when my credit card statement falls through the letterbox! Take care Esther!

  5. ohh lovely card! and congrats as well! thanks for letting me peek.

  6. Hope your migraine has totally gone now Esther. Your desk looks busy and I love your Christmas card - great placement of the trees. Congratulations on your top spots too!

    Sherry (110)

  7. I hope you are feeling better!
    Your card is beautiful! The background blending is so smooth and perfect!
    Well done on your top spot and Ginger Gem!

  8. oh yuk, migraine and ofsted! thats how a desk should be, thanks for sharing x

  9. Cute, cute card!! Me too, I'm not a Halloween person, so I passed all the spooky challenges. Christmas is my thing!!

  10. Beautiful card, the blending is fab. Thanks for the peek. S #84

  11. What a beautiful winter scene, beautiful stamping and such a subtle colour palette...gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at the LIIU and good luck! xx

  12. Hi Esther

    Those inks certainly have blended beautifully, you shold be pleased with that result.

    A really super card, thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x
    I have Stampalot candy here

  13. Love your card! And nice peek at your creative area!

    Sheena #134

  14. well done on your achievements, that christmas card is fab. love the script stamp at the back of your desk too. caroline #16

  15. I know exactly what you mean about Hallowe'en, don't do it either:) Love your trees stamp and the scene is great. Elizabeth #98

  16. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Gorgeous scene Esther, i love the delicate colours you've used for that background!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  18. YTBC stamps.... hmm guilty as charged your honour! lol

  19. Esther hope your feeling better and another stunner of a card, love your scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  20. A lovely card! I can't get over you folk with your piles of YTBC stamps - I have to do mine immediately.... LOL

  21. Hope you are feeling better now. Migraines can be a so-and-so. Thankfully I was recommended some tablets by a friend, got my GP to prescribe and when it starts to rumble I take one and normally it doesn't come to anything - thank goodness. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

  22. A fabulous Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  23. What an adorable card , I love that sweet image
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


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