Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Desk and More Christmas Cards

Fall is finally arriving in southern Arizona if you go by the temperatures.  It's getting cooler and I have had the furnace checked to be sure it's ready for winter.  But today I'm going to share my desk and some cards from last week's desk for this What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  This fun tour of desks is put together but head desker Julia at the Stamping Ground.  When you head over there from here you can click on her What is WOYWW? button and find out more about the desk hop.

I saved my picture a bit bigger but if you click on it, it should open up quite a bit bigger.  This is yesterday afternoon's project - cards for my team (I'll share them at a later date but the completed one is right in front of the red Cricut).  My desk is a mess with another project on the far right - wooden boxes primed for painting (1 under my ATG adhesive roller and 1 on the base of my Amaze machine with a stamp set in it). I hope to have the cards done this morning then work on the boxes as I need to get that stamp set back to its owner.

Since last week I've completed 2 sets of a dozen Christmas cards to try and sell.  They are NOT cheap like the boxed cards one can purchase at the big box stores. There's a LOT of work involved which many just can't  understand as many think handmade should be cheap. NOT!

I used a snowflake embossing folder for the background and Fun Stampers Journey stamps, inks, embellishments.

I found some sparkly embossing powder in one of my drawers and it might have to be tossed (it's over 10 years old).  It barely sparkles or sticks.  But it works at this times and does look very pretty in real life.

Please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the links for the other desks on review.  There will be links added all day so you may want to check back.

And may all of you have a very blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!


Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving your embossed backgrounds and elements and the all white look of your cards with the little red accents. Very understated and stylish! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely cards Carol. You are so right how many people think hand made should be cheaper than shop bought! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, hope you sell lots! Helen #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I do love those snowflake cards, hope they sell really well. As crafters, I think we all know that we never charge enough for our makes!
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol, I think we all have the same idea as we had our boiler checked out last week though it's been more wet than cold here. Gorgeous cards and yes I agree that some people think we should let them go for next to nothing yet they are far better than anything you might buy in the shops unless you are willing to pay big money. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x18

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards. Love the snowflakes. Sometimes I don't think people appreciate the amount of time and energy that goes into handmade items.

Sharon K #37

Lindart said...

Beautiful cards! I hope they sell well - it's a lot of work! There are certain people who will pay the extra for quality and who recognize the work that goes into a card like this, hopefully you will find them all! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #41

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Beautiful cards. Definitely so much more special than shop-bought. Ali x #32

Anonymous said...

Those snowflakes are beautiful. I know how much work goes into the cardmaking. I make cards/invites for Thanksgiving every year and a lot of work goes into them. But we enjoy doing it too, don't we?
Gail from Michigan.