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Wednesday, 4 December 2013


How can it be a week already!  Don't blog for months and then suddenly here I am again having even managed to blog in between all this WOYWW'ing.  

For anyone new to my blog then WOYWW stands for What's on your workdesk Wednesday and is the brainchild of the wonderful Julia Dunnit who, each week, gives us the chance to pop over to peek at the workdesks of fellow crafters.  Want to join in?  All those other workdesks can be found here at Julia's STAMPING GROUND

Mr Postman from my previous post let me down BIG TIME (guess it's not really his fault!) and I am STILL waiting for the card blanks to arrive for our Christmas cards BUT the fab - u - lous IndigoBlu stamp did arrive yesterday so I was able to crack open the pots of embossing powder and make a start on the cards ... never, ever, EVER been as late as this but won't repeat myself as to why because last week's WOYWW covered all that sorry tale!

So was up at stupid o'clock in order to Carry On Crafting (hey, that should be a film!!!) and then remembered it is Wednesday so here is my workspace to share ... just the dining room table today as I was SOooooo cold recently and need to be by the radiator.

OK ... first two are a sort of left side / right side of table kinda shot ... I can craft but am a dreadful photographer so bear with me please.

After much experimenting I decided to go with silver for the message ... half the cards will be a dark navy blue with pale blue ribbon and gems and the other half will be black with red ribbon and gems ... will try and add a photo' later today if I ever get as far as the black ones!

And finally a close up shot of the shine on the embossing ... a technique I continue to love to do even though it is time-consuming.  Was going to leave the stamping un-embossed but ... well, did one as a "let's see what it looks like embossed" ... and that was it really ... no contest!

Right, now I have to go and do that linky thing again and then back to the coal face or these cards simply won't ever get made.

Happy Crafting ... Happy WOYWW'ing 


  1. It is a beautiful stamp Debbie, I do agree...and some things just have to be embossed if you ask me! I'm going to assume the bowl and spoon are the embossing powder....I think the photo gives it proportion that makes it look HUGE!

  2. Very elegant looking cards using the stamp & the embossing . Happy woyww jill #40

  3. Oh I agree - that is such an elegant stamp. Beautiful :-)

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  4. Hi Debbie- you fell for the same Christmas stamp I did. Did you see it at the NEC? I saw the sample on their stand, and that was it, I was hooked. Despite vowing not to buy another Christmas stamp, lol. I heat embossed mine too- theres a post on my blog from a couple of weeks ago. Nice to see you back, btw! Running late this week, playing catch-up now. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #57 xx

  5. Wow..absolutely stunning..beautiful..fabulous work..so special and magical..very striking!!
    Happy Creating!
    Victoria #92