Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday

Morning everyone and what on earth has happened to summer......nothing but grey skies and rain here since the weekend....fingers crossed it's only a minor blip and we are soon back to warm summery days.....and all this piddly weather has kept me in the lots to share this week and today I am joining in the fun again over at WOYWW.   I think that Mr Mojo may eventually be on his way home and 2 days of just having crafty fun  instead of stressing about work stuff has worked wonders for the creative juices.    I am still in Stampin Up mode having fun with the latest goodies that arrived from my lovely bloggy bud....Carol at Crescent Stamping  Why don't you pop over and pay Carol a visit....she is one mega talented crafty will find lots of gorgeous inspiration for using all the Stampin Up products.

I adore this gorgeous Vintage Vogue stamp set and also the yummy new ink pads....Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede but I have a question for you all......I find no problem whatsoever opening the ink pads but when it comes to closing them....oh dearie drives me to distraction...lots of pulling and pushing backwards and forwards...nails broken and bald patches where my hair used to it just me because I am definitely challenged at this type of thing....if a shop door says PULL....I usually try to PUSH.....and my sis and I still wet our pants when we remember me trying to get through the turnstile at a very busy New York Subway Station....please tell me that I am not the only one who finds it difficult or what am I doing wrong.
And after all that struggling I usually have to sit down and de-stress with what sits on my desk 24/7...a nice cheery cuppa alongside alcohol free (very important) baby wipes for stamp cleaning and my trusty can't live without rubber scrubber upper to finish the job.  edited to add: just for tina....the black thing is the rubber scrubber.....wipe your stamp with the baby wipe and then place it face down on the rubber scrubber...move it around and it takes all the ink out of the grooves of the stamp.

and yes I did manage to get another card finished.....but must admit...old habits die hard and I couldn't resist throwing in a little bit of Hero Arts and His Lordship Tim....and yet another dilemma.....why does this gorgeous ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons appear to be a perfect match on the actual card but in the photo it looks way off...they say the camera never lies....don't you believe it folks.

I wanted to add some larger polka dots to this paper from the Stamping Up Cottage Wall collection and was too lazy to look out my Hero Arts Big Dots Cling stamp and ink it here is a little crafty cheat if you are lazy like me or don't own a big dot stamp......use a pencil with a rubber on the end....

press the rubber onto your inkpad and stamp away....simples as the meerkat says

Well you probably need to go and have a cuppa after all that I am off to get stuck into the list of never ending work stuff....wish me luck and I will see you all tomorrow....fingers crossed..  .for sneaky peek Thursday.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: apologies to all those who tried to visit Carol....put the wrong link up but it's fixed now if you want to pop across and say hello


Jamie said...

Gorgeous card! I too had problems getting to grips with the SU ink pads when I first started, hands were constantly covered in ink. There is a knack to it though! x

Anesha said...

Another wonderful card Kath, love the use of the erase!! Hi to Buddy. Hugs Anesha

Lorraine said...

This card is really amazing, I like the flower in the stampin up set and of course you do wonders with it.

scrappyjacky said...

Beautiful card,Kath.
I used to get in a right muddle with opening and closing the SU inks....but you just need to remember to push the end where the colour bar is shown.

manicstamper said...

Love the colour combination.

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing :) Lovely card.
xoxo Sioux

Toucan Scraps said...

great technique with the dots - thanks for sharing

Tracy said...

Hi Kath,
I love todays creation, the colours are fresh and the paper looks gorgeous. I have always wanted a polka dot background stamp, but haven't been able to get one as yet, so thank you for the tip of the day using a pencil rubber, I will definately be using that one, and I will give you the credit for it. Any more money saving tips for us that craft on a very tight budget?
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mummylade said...

what a clever way to make dots!

I've never understood why they even have baby wipes with alcohol, who wants to rub alcohol on a bum - baby or other?

Unfading Spring said...

Another Ab fab card Kath. I love it, I love it.the colours are so fresh and sultle,
don't forget to show me your TH flowers, I got the Diamond Dust at the NEC in march, just knew it would come in handy one day.

Big Hugs Carol xx

Thistleblue said...

great looking new stamps and inks.... And I adore your card! Love the colours and the flowers! and what a great idea to alter the DP.. :-)
thanks for sharing

Darcy said...

ooo gorgeous new ink pads. i tend to push when I should pull etc great card.x

Kat said...

Great card Kath. I love how you did the bigger dots lol! I'm with you that the camera does lie, especially with ribbon and flowers.

As for push instead of pull! My worst moment was trying to put diesel in my VW Golf at Asda at Bridge of Don. I couldn't get the fuel cap off for anything. I was coming out in a cold sweat while being absolutely red-faced and mortified. I would have liked to slink off but I was running on fumes. Eventually for some reason I turned the cap the opposite direction and off it came. So now when I to to put in diesel I have to remind myself to turn it anti-clockwise lol! Oh for the days when someone put the fuel in for you and all you had to do was pay.

Kat xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I love that card! Keep meaning to say also - yeah, that Buddy, he does look like a right hooligan!! I like the SU set but am experiencing some pain over the F first sight, really if you put it on a card would the recipient think you'd forgotten their real initial??

Suzana said...

This is a very elegant card. You chose a very beautiful colors!

Helen said...

I love those stamps. The card is lovely, I think the ribbon looks fine.

Rosietoes said...

Love this card Kath. Great idea for the pencil end too.
I did pop over to Carol's but was barred entry. Now I'm dead curious as to all the gorgeous stuff that's hiding from my gaze. LOL
That stamp set is definitely on my 'will have soon' list. :)

Edna x

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally gorgeous card hun x

Cheryl said...

wow hun love love that card,and see you too have a full cup of coffee to yeah,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Enfys said...

Super card Kath.
En xx

Wipso said...

What a fab card.
A x

Debsg said...

Love that card. Great way to make dots.

Macpurp said...

great idea on the ink dots!

what is an rubber scrubber upper ?

beautiful new stamps.
love teen x

Carol said...

Hi Kath,
Thank you so much for the lovely words in your post,you've made my day!!
Glad to know that you are loving your SU goodies.....the tip with pencil is fab, i have to try that one out :)
Enjoy the rest of the week and i hope Saturday goes really well for you...

Hugs lovely lady,
Carol xxx

LadyBug said...

what a fantastic card!!! and I love the dot stamping tip thank you :)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Oooh...lots of lovely new stamps and ink pads to play with. Your card is gorgeous and great "dotty" stamping tip...thanks


Heather x said...

Beautiful card hun, I use my SU pads for fingers sometimes stay clean ;)
*hugs* Heather x

Rosie said...

Lovely new stash to play with there - I've got that set too and it's my current favourite, you can do so much with it.

Chrissie said...

I'm trying to avoid starting with SU as I seem to spend way too much already without becoming addicted to another range lol!
Love your card!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

Great card, and great tip for spotty background paper - who would have thought the humble rubber tipped pencil could be that little bit crafty! But I will have to remember once it has been inked not to place it in my mouth -as we sometimes do with pencils and pens (don't know why though LOL).

As for the probs with the SU stamps I can't help I don't own any (boo hoo).......


Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely stamps, gorgeous card :)
Thanks for the tip about using the pencil eraser
Anne xx

Angie said...

Love the card ....I have noticed this colour thing on LO's ...bugs me as I then think I can notice it in real life.
Thanks for the pencil/dot tip

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kath

i am speechless how do you come up with all these card ideas ...i must admit i have pinched a few of them fabulous as ever


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