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WOYWW no 551

A very merry Christmas to you all. This is my desk today, my grand daughter has been using it.    Today is WOYWW, a weekly event where we show what is on our work desk.  Our host is Julia over at The Stamping Ground.

This is my grand daughter’s creation and below is her inspiration.  Dolly was on her back and looking as cute as can be
This is my latest fur baby, Dolly, she is 16 weeks old and gorgeous.    She is a real delight and I am sure you will be seeing more pictures of her.  Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the Christmas holiday and see you soon, love Angela.     

WOYWW 550

My computer is still at the workshop, so I am doing this on my IPad which is acting up and won’t let me see further down.  the preview tells me it is all there, so I am finishing at the top.  Absolutely crazy I know, love Angela x


Today it is Wednesday, so it’s time for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday!   Our host is Julia over at the Stamping Ground.  The picture is taken with my IPad, which I never think takes brilliant photographs.  I have had a little reorganise of my desk, which is in keeping with what I have been doing all over the house, namely sort and get rid of!  I do like to keep things and once they are safely tucked away, that’s it!  I used to collect little jugs, but never had anywhere to display them, so I have been going through those and getting rid of one or two.  Everything that can be sold goes to my local Salvation Army, so it is a win win situation. They get to make a little money and my husband likes to see it going out the door:). I gave the grandchildren a bag…

WOYWW 548

Welcome to WOYWW, a group of crafters get together every Wednesday to show what they are working on.  Learn more at The Stamping Ground where our host is Julia.

Today I have been sitting in the lounge and this is my view:

My husband decided to get the tree out, so Christmas decorating is in full swing.   This takes several days as I can only do so much at a time.
This is what I have been working on.  I bought 2 sheets of good quality wrapping paper, Penguins and Polar bears.  I decided to use DL cards as I could get more of the design on.  So far I have just been trimming the paper.  I have a blanket on my lap and also Annie.
I am still deciding whether to trim more off so I can mat and layer.


Face colouring

Ike's Art has a challenge every month and gives away a freebie as well!  Using the free image I tried very hard to get skin tones correct.


I am not sure I succeeded.  I looked up how to get skin tones to look real and followed the advice for colouring pencils, but it doesn't look very even - more practise I think.  Having been out for most of the day I was late in starting it as it ends today :)  Possible be back later as I am working on a cat :)  Love Angela x


25 Days of Christmas Tags - Bonus Day

Now I know I said yesterday that the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion was over, but apparently not :)  I was surprised to see there was a bonus day today!  So many great tags were on display that I couldn't resist making these penguin tags, they were inspired by Suzy's tags on today's bonus post.



My grand daughter, Kathryn, who is with me at the moment, says they are adorable!  I used the back of a packet of Christmas tags for the tag itself.  Then I added the ovals, the penguins, snowflakes and thread.  I am off to a Christmas evening at the local School tonight, so I am hoping I will see something nice to buy :)  See you soon and have a great weekend x Angela.

25 Days of Christmas Tags - day 25

Today is the last day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion.  I have really enjoyed this challenge and I have a whole heap of tags to stick on Christmas presents and a few will go onto Christmas cards.  

The inspiration for these tags came from the tag made by Ardyth on day 20


The inspiration for these tags came from the tag made by Carly on day 18.

So that's all from me today, hope you all have a great weekend, love Angela x

WOYWW 547 and 25 Days of Christmas Tags - day 24

It is time for another WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) our host is Julia over at The Stamping Ground, where you can check out the other desks.  It is also day 24 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion.



You will notice straight away, this is not my normal work desk.  I have been working in the lounge today.  I drew one of my ornaments as I wanted a gnome for a tag.  Maura made a delightful tag on day 10 and it was my inspiration for the tag below.

I drew a male and female version.
I am hoping to colour in the rest later, meantime, I hope your day has gone well and see you soon x Angela


25 Days of Christmas Tags - day 23

This is a really quick post fro the 23rd day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion.  I have had printer problems this evening and tomorrow I shall be looking for a new one.  It was a cheap one and I have been quite satisfied in relation to the cost. Perhaps I will be lucky with a Black Friday deal, although on the news the report was that there are very few real deals about!
Anyway, this is today's tag inspired by Joyce on day 23.

I thought my Christmas trees were a little small for the tag, so I added the skater above them.  I hope to get more time tomorrow to make a few.  See you tomorrow, Angela x


25 Days of Christmas Tags day 22 c

My last post for day 22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion, this tag was inspired by Jeanne's tag on day 22.


I used another stencil for this tag and coloured with my Docraft Whisper pens.  Surprisingly these pens are still going strong after being left in a cupboard for 10 years, although some have faded in colour!  Well that's all from me today.  See you tomorrow x Angela


25 Days of Christmas Tags day 22 b

This is my second post for day 22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion, this tag was inspired by Desiree's tag on day 22.


I used a stencil for the flower pattern, I wasn't happy with the result so I made each segment bigger.  I added snowflakes and Christmas flag.  One more post coming up, Angela x



25 Days of Christmas Tags day 22

Welcome to day 22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion, these tags were inspired by Carols tags on day 22.



I coloured the mandalas with sharpies and used other bits from my stash.  Back in a minute with a second post, Angela x

25 days of Christmas Tags day 21 b

This is my second post on day 21 of the 25 days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion and my inspiration is also from day 18, from Joyce's tag.  Joyce used the same stamp as my previous post, these are large tags and I wrote the sentiment larger and used snowflake stickers to decorate.


Well that's it for today see you tomorrow xx Angela

25 days of Christmas Tags day 21

We are on day 21 of the 25 days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion and I am getting a lovely pile of tags for my gift wrapping.  My inspiration is from Lindsey's tag on day 18.  Lindsey used a stamp for her sentiment, I decided to write mine out.  I made several different copies until I was happy.  I used washi tape and gold stickers to finish.



Back in a short while x Angela

25 Days Christmas Tags Day 20

Today has been dark and wet .  We decided to go out Christmas shopping and managed to get everything so I think we are done :)  Although I haven't yet done my Christmas cards.  I did buy a sheet of gorgeous polar bear wrapping paper for cutting out.


Today's inspiration for my tags for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags at In My Creative Opinion came from Mindy's poinsettia tag.  Mindy used a paper with gold writing on for her background, so I substituted gold stickers on the Kraft tag.  I probably should have drawn lines as some of them are not very straight :)

Going to try for one more tonight, so see you later, Angela x


25 Days of Christmas Tags 19 ..2

This is my second post for day 19 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion.  The inspiration for these tags came from Carol's tags on day 16.


Well that's all for me today, see you tomorrow x Angela

25 Days of Christmas Tags 19

Today is day 19 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion.  These tags are inspired by Carol's tags on day 17, I embossed the card first and used outline stickers that I first coloured in.



Back soon x


25 Days of Christmas Tags day 18

Having tidied my desk this morning I was ready to start again.  All my Christmas bits and bobs are out and I am amazed at how many pieces I have been able to find to use with my tags.  My inspiration for these tags was from Koren's tag on day 18 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags at In My Creative Opinion.

My daughter in law has been here today helping me wrap Christmas presents.  We discovered that I have overbought for my youngest grandchild and not enough for the others :(  Since his birthday is in February we shall just keep some things back!  Luckily we have a few weeks left to sort things out.  I start buying presents as early as January sometimes, but it looks like I need to write things down :) See you tomorrow. Angela x


WOYWW and 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Today is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and our host is Julia over at The Stamping Ground.  A group of really lovely people get together every Wednesday to show off their workdesks - whatever they look like!  I am a newbie to the group, but I am happy to be part of it.


My workdesk is a total mess,  so is my corner of the lounge because I have been crafting in here!  I have had all the Christmas stock out, looking for stuff for my grandchildren to make Christmas cards with and because I have been making lots of tags.  
Today is day 17 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion.  Today's inspiration comes from Joyce's tags on day 16.  I didn't have a mouse stamp and I decided to look for a mouse digi.  What I did find was a simple how to draw a mouse page.  So this is what I based my mouse on:

And here are my mouse tags:


The first one I sketched on the tag itself, coloured him and added glitter.

The second one I sketched on drawing paper, coloured him,…

25 Days of Christmas Tags

This today's last tag for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at In My Creative Opinion.  Inspired by Maria Fischer's tag which had the word Noel.

That's me done for today!  I'm looking for some mice to colour in tomorrow, so see you then xx  Angela



25 Days of Christmas Tags

These tags were inspired by Maria Fischer who did a crib scene on her tag on day 12 over at 25 Days of Christmas Tags at In My Creative Opinion.


Just one more to come for today x


25 Days of Christmas Tags

It is now day 16 at 25 Days of Christmas over at In My Creative Opinion.  I have been trying my handwriting for the verse.  This tag inspired by Laurie Wilson on day 15.


Back with another couple tags in a few minutes. xx