Tuesday, 7 May 2013


It's WOYWW they do come around so quickly!  If you want to find out more click on the link and go check out Julia and her WOYWW page.  It's addictive, so you have been warned.

Here on my little "worktray" you can see some new ideas I've been trying out.  I had some plastic packaging I was going to throw in the recycle bin and then changed my mind!  Instead I cut it into A6 sized pieces and put them through my Cuttlebug.  I used some border edges and they are in the process of being made into cards.  I also had some more ideas with the embossed card which you will see made into cards soon.

Also as so many of you were interested in my "Weetabix card" (please note other breakfast cereals are available to use!). I decided to make a small photo tutorial for you which I will post after WOYWW so look out for that one. 

The UFO I saw yesterday (bright yellow circle in the sky, very strange!) has now disappeared and we're back to coats and a nice hot cup of coffee later (my one a day I'm allowed!).

Have fun and keep smiling!


Julia Dunnit said...

Well the emossing works a treat, huh! When you wanna get inky with it..use a brilliance or something that will dry inside the embossing folder, messy, but another way to 'stain' the image. Clever you. One cup of coffee..Oh my life...I need that just to get the sheet imprint off my face!!

Candace said...

that UFO has gone from here too but at least it isn't raining here (yet)

Great work space, thanks for sharing.

Have a great week and happy crafting

Candace #62

glitterandglue said...

Well done, these are coming on a treat!!
Have a great week.
Margaret (glitterandglue)

Ohhh Snap said...

My daughter accuses me of hoarding my plastic packaging, but it's just so useful lol. Looking forward to seeing your tutorial : D. Thanks for visiting my blog! #74

Twiglet said...

What a pretty little trayful - I love recycling stuff - there is so much lovely stuff out there! x Jo

Ria Gall said...

Hi Karen
we crafters don't throw anything away do we. I will be back to see your next post as I think I know what you were trying to do I need to know if it worked
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done you for recycling stuff!! I love it when a plan works like that! I'll have to get Julia to explain how you emboss packaging!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Gill Edwards said...

i saw that UFO too, how strange ;-D
Thanks for your visit and kind comment.

Gill x

Lynn Holland said...

I love that lace paper
Lynn x

Maisie Moonshine said...

I love a something from nothing project and your lace paper is gorgeous. MMx #72

Karen Ives said...

That has worked so well. Thank you for visiting
Karen #42

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well aren't you the clever one, Karen? I have not seen that done before and now I can't wait to try it out! Thank you ... I'm off smacking my forehead!! Not playing WOYWW this week, but wish you a good one! I hope the UFO returns!! Darnell

Maxam Made said...

so that is what that yellow thing was in the sky! A ufo!!Thanks for sharing and have a great week!! Ginny#120

Nan G said...

Nice recycling! Love the way they look. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #87

RosC said...

Good recycling idea, Karen.
I like the embossing you've done, and that UFO has escaped and come down here for a sojourn. We're still a bit dry and the farmers are all worried about how it's late in the season without enough rain to plant.
Thanks for leaving me a comment.
Ros. #38

Kath said...

Hi Karen looks like you've been having in the recycling department...Happy WOYWW...sorry I'm late this week...hugs kath xxx