Wednesday, 11 December 2013

WOYWW 236 The Ahaa! Moment

I thought I'd try some crafting, but my desk was buried under a mountain of stuff, so I migrated to the dining room table, within minutes that managed to resemble my desk. I forged ahead....brave aren't I?  Some time ago, I'd seen a technique using masks, distress inks and stamps to create a snow scene. Of course, mine looked nothing like the original... in the bin it went, tried a second and third. By this stage, ready to throw in the towel... I thought for a minute..  Here it comes.... AHAAA!!!!  Of course it's not going to look the same, they've probably made it a hundred times...  
I think it turned out OK..

Hung out with Eliza. What a cracker, I walked into her craft room, wouldn't you know those Ikea purchases from our safari had magically multiplied. Hmmm! Not one but two desks, not one set of drawers but three. Of course Eliza stands there with a cheeky grin on her face shrugging her shoulders, trying desperately to act innocent. In your dreams GF.
We were on yet another mission, functional craft room by that night... First dismantle, WOW! I've never seen so many cables, power boards, double adapters. Just between you and the gatepost, I think GF has a fetish for anything associated with electricity....LOL. But we had a fabulous day, laughing, mostly at each other...that's what friends are for...right. 
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Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great week. Happy Crafting and WOYWW.



  1. Hi DeDe, well first i have to say I love the stamps on your desk.. I have been waiting on my new leaves to come in for the last 3 days... lol making me nuts waiting on them. Plus I got some Dylusions stuff coming too.. Any Way Thanks for the peek and bright blessings to you and yours. Roberta #6

  2. I'm SUPER impressed with this card. It may only be card 3, but it is fantastic. And I'm glad you gals got to hang out and work on Eliza's new craft space. I'm sure she'll give us a tour, too.

    Have a great WOYWW from #1.

  3. Your snow scene is beautiful. I must learn that technique. Is there a tutorial some where. #12

  4. Sounds like you and your GF had a great day...I'm smiling just from your description. Trying to keep our desks clean, or at least so there is a workable space is always such a challenge. Sometimes it is just better to move to another location...tee hee. Very clever.
    Hope you have a great week. Sara j #20

  5. Oh, my, DeDe, I think your snow scene is extraordinary! Well done!! I enjoyed your post about that cracker, Eliza! I've no doubt you two had a blast and your sides ached from laughing for days! Happy WOYWW and have a great week!! Hugs, Darnell #22

  6. P.S. After I clicked to publish, I noticed you are new to the Land of Blog! I just wanted to say Welcome! You will love this caring and supportive community!! I am not your follower and would love it if you would like to follow me. I'll see you again soon. Hugs, Darnell

  7. The snow scene looks great! Sounds like you had another great day with Eliza! Have a good week. Helen 24

  8. That snow scene looks terrific! Well done you for persevering! Sounds like Eliza is a great friend - I felt like laughing just thinking about all the fun you had together. Happy WoYWW! Julie Ann xx #45

  9. LOL! Both at your expectation that your version would look like the original when you used totally unique to you masks to begin with and at the multiplying Ikea items. Re: your MUST play with the Gelli pate more. but I warn you, if you do you may get addicted :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (15)

  10. That snow scene is really beautiful, De De. How was it done? Have a great week.
    Margaret #65

  11. Let me begin by saying the snow scene is amazing! Your hills are absolutely beautiful! Also love the leaves stamps on the desk. Hope your week is a good one.
    Glenda #64

  12. Well, the snow scene is brilliant, rest assured! You got the perspective just right :-)
    I'm so glad that you and Eliza had a good time! Laughing is just the best thing between mates...usually over the daftest things too!!
    Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

  13. love the stamps on your desk. I love the masking technique as well, great for your first attemps, Donna #42

  14. Hey GF, yep I have a power problem, you know what they say about sparky's! but honestly those Ikea items have been breeding, I think we need to talk to them about that, honestly another trip there is a must, but I get to use the camera OK. No photos of your behind on the blog this week although I was reaaaaalllllllllllyyyyyyy tempted, I know a bashing was on the cards if I did LOL. You really do need to bring the jeep, honest the ikea stuff is breeding...... We are getting there, even with sore blistered hands and chewed on furniture.

    Love that card, excellent creation, see you can do it regardless which surface to play on.

    Hugs beautiful lady

    Eliza & Yoda who finally made it to post because you made me do it........


  15. Thanks for the kind words.
    Love your snow scene- It's your original!
    Thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
    Robyn 18

  16. Gosh that's a beautiful card. I think sometimes that the "experts" are so expert at what they do they put us mere mortals off having a go, cause our attempts look nothing like theirs! I wish they wouldn't make it look so easy. Your GF told me she's been drinking cocoa, obviously sitting on her behind waiting for you to come and fix her room up, lol! Hope she offers you some cocoa at least!

    Brenda 4

  17. Your snow scene looks lovely! I too, tried a snow scene I saw on You Tube. Two disasters later and I decided to go with something else. At least you stuck with it!

    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting. You certainly have a lot going on, lovely card and I like the idea of using phone books as scrap paper, guess I have to make some room for the old phone books now LOL...Have a great week and happy crafting.. DeDe

  18. Great looking work there. I think making a masked project it always comes out different then the one before..hope you dug those others out of the bin to use on something else. BTW...I read on Eliza blog you are GF...I am also gluten free and have a blog I put recipes on from time to time. Check it out....

  19. Your trees are absolutely beautiful! I love them and can't wait to see more. :)

  20. Love those leaf stamps on the actual desk. :) Cool snow scene! Must of seen Heather's tut huh? She's so dang good at that masking and making hills stuff...sickening isn't it?! giggle snicker What a riot you and Eliza are! Have me karacking up, you do. Take care of them blisters and I'm afeared you're in for some more. Thanks for the earlier visit! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #69

  21. That is so beautiful!! It doesn't matter where you move your desk to, just keep creating!!
    So sorry I'm late!