Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Deskers Lighthouse Sympathy Card

 Another Wednesday another desk view.  Yep, Deskers Wednesday or more formally known as WOYWW.  The lovely head desker Julia at the Stamping Ground is responsible for this fun blog tour.  I do enjoy the time I get to check out desks and fun projects from all over the world. When you're done reading here please pop over "the pond" and check out her blog.  There's lots of buttons across the top of her home page that will give you oodles of info on this fun tour.

So here is my desk.  What do we see.... a card on the far left that I need to finish.  Some paper by Pebbles that I'm using to make a card for my Friday's post. Stamps and the card base.  Paper trimmer, foam mounting tape, scissors.  Pretty busy.

Last week I got some comments on my sponge container and a couple about wanting to see my eyelet holder.  So here they are for your closer viewing. The eyelet holder is by CraftMates. Sometimes I forget about it as it doesn't fit on my desk but in a closet so... out of site, out of mind.  But I did need it for my card that I was working on.

This is another card I made for the scrapbook store and still want to get a bunch more done.  I used 2 stamp sets by Red Rubber Designs called "Light the Path" and "With Sympathy" along with a set by Inkadinkado called "Down By The Seaside" (great seagull on the cover of the card).

I colored the image with my watercolor pencils as I wanted a more subtle look than what I felt I'd get with Copics.

I wanted to use knots to add some embellishment to the card so I grabbed my jute and tied 3 knots to adhere to the red base.

I found this poem online and printed out a few to use.  I also got out the cards I received so that I can type out the inside sentiments to use in some cards.

Now that you're at the end of my post please remember to hop or click over to the Stamping Ground to see what's happening today!  Lately there has been about 80 - 90 who take part these days.  I manage to visit about 20 - 25 and thoroughly enjoy myself!


Monica said...

Interesting way to color the card with pencils. it makes it very personal and caring.
Monica 54

glitterandglue said...

I really like that idea for your foam pads, Carol. Good thinking! The card with the lighthouse is great. Well done.
Thanks for visiting - yes, life is quite busy at present - things will all get done in the end.... I may even get around to the Thomas Kinkade images - who knows!!!
Have a great week.
Margaret #9

Evalila said...

Fun Workspace - and a beautiful card! Happy WOYWW! Evelyn # 58

Gillian Pearce said...

Lovely card and fun looking desk. i particularly like your knotted Jute and the torn edges on your paper.
Have a great week
Gillian #28

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The lighthouse card is lovely and the desk has so many interesting things on there.
Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x # 48

Kelly said...

Beautiful cards. I think I need to look at my craftmate holder a little differently. It's still empty :-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #55

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Carol copied the foam in the box system and all went well till dropped the box with lid undone :D thanks for sharing your great work and popping over too Shaz in oz.x #4

Diana Taylor said...

The card is beautiful - I love the subject matter and I think the jute just adds the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week.
Diana #29

Neet said...

The card is lovely and so different from the usual flowers for a sympathy card.
The sponge holder is a great idea.
Hugs and Thanks for visiting me - Neet 10 xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Carol,

Beautiful sympathy card. I love the poem that you found. Sometimes it's difficult to find the right words and this definitely says it right.

Your desk is quite impressive. Hmm, are there any brads in that eyelit holder? If so, you might want to hide it from Nikki.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (60)

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice card Carol, and I really like the knots, plain but embellished..good idea. Your desk looks like a haven..are you making up a special 4th July post I wonder...

~ Connie said...

What a beautiful sympathy card; I'll be CASEing it with my church card making group! Love the poem and the storage ideas, too. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs