Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WOYWW #195

Welcome to my desk.  Not much different then it was last Wednesday but I have been busy making cards and doing a few other things this week.  

I received a delivery from Stamps of Life of some new Easter dies and stamps.  I also bought a Sizzix die that makes a flip card that I am excited to start using.  I just bought the basic square but I can see so much potential and fun to be had with it.  

 I thought I would share a multi mat card I made for St. Patricks Day.  I know that St. Patrick's day isn't celebrated in the UK like it is here and I wonder if it isn't one of those holidays started by the immigrants from Ireland to the USA.    Anyway it is a lot of fun.  My grandfathers family are from Irish and German stock and he always enjoyed laying the blarney on thick. 
Anyway that's all for my desk today.  Hope to make it around to more desks this week.  I think I will go get my cup off the desk and make another cup of tea and hop around and take a good snoop of desks today.  If you would like to join in go to Stamping Ground and click on the little button in the upper left corner that says WOYWW!  Julia has all the deets about how to start having fun with us.  Have a great week everyone!

66 comments:

  1. Oh you will LOVE that flip it die, I can't stop using mine. Great little Easter bunny there too.

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  2. Hi Vickie!
    I´ve tried to find that flip card die from Finland, but I haven´t succeeded yet. It always takes a bit time to get new things here!
    St. Patricks Day is something we don´t have here in Finland - we are mostly Lutheran.
    You asked - a couple of weeks ago (ashamed)- about the Frantages to use on album covers. They are embossing enamels with glitter, so they can be used on covers. Only with the mica flakes you may have little problems.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #3

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  3. Hi Vickie, Loving the look of your new stash, the flip die,mmmnn....something I haven't bought....YET lol!! Love that Bunny card lazing there on the desk and a fab St Patrick's day card, bright and very cheery, love it. Carolxx

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  4. Hi Vickie! :)
    I always love visiting your desk - always something lovely to look at, and something sweet or funny to read.
    I love the bunny die - so cute!
    Have a wonderful WOYWW!
    Best wishes from Bubbles
    #14

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  5. Wow, that's a bright card for St Pats Day. Must have taken ages to do but so well worth it. Fun!
    We do celebrate over here in the UK but tends to be the Irish themselves who celebrate but I noticed, on m recent visit to America, the shops were full of it. Seems big over there.
    Look forward to seeing the flip die in action.
    Hugs, Neet xx 27

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  6. Love your fun card, Vickie. I wonder why we don't celebrate St Patricks day the same, funny that. I'm very envious of your Easter goodies, there seems to be a shortage here in the UK. I've looked everywhere as I managed to sell loads of Easter cards last year but am struggling for images this year.
    Can't wait to see what you create with it.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #70

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  7. What a lovely St Patricks card...have a good week and thanks for stopping by. Helen, 8

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  8. love the cards especially the bright colours used and those Easter dies look ace what cute bunny enjoy your new stash and have a great week and St Patrick day although not sure when it is I think its some time in middle of March !! so a bit early with my wishes !Andrea#45 x

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  9. interesting design! very beautiful colors! bright and cheerful

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  10. Beautiful Easter bunny-card and St Patricks-card!

    Have a wonderful day!

    SusanLotus, nr 16

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  11. some great new stuff to play with when you get the time and I love the card, lots of layers and texture
    Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
    Ria #48

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  12. Hi there, some lovely new goodies and a lovely card too.

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  13. Hullo there Vickie,
    Again back to WOYWW! Phew, one goes into withdrawals you know!
    Some crafty desk fun happening here.. love the layering on your card...
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #42

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  14. Love the bunnie dies, and yes I do think st patrick s day is not much celebrated here. Happy woyww
    Toni #82

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  15. Ah begorrah, but that is a fine St Paddy's card...to be sure!!! The Saints days aren't celebrated much in England but St David's Day is big in Wales. So the day after tomorrow, Wales will be full of people wearing daffodils and eating cawl, lamb and leek broth!! Oh and singing as well :)
    Hugs, LLJ 39 xxxx

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  16. Hi Vickie - loving that cute little bunny centre frame! And I think you're right about St Paddy's day being an immigrants holiday harking back to their roots _ we have friends inKansas and Arizona who party their socks off! My Mum was from Derry and we never celebrated :-)

    happy woyww

    debs #95

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  17. Great Paddy's Day card. Hope you have fun with your family. Your desk looks like a happy and busy place to play. MM x #97

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  18. Oh a fluffy bunny die what fun - Thanks for visiting me, BJ #58

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  19. ooh, lots of lovely new goodies, love your Easter and St Patricks day cards, I think you are right, probably the Irish immigrants wanting to retain their heritage! I am part Irish but my ancestors moved to England and never acknowledged St Pats day at least my family didn't keep it up!
    Debxx #124

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  20. Nice looking goodies! Really cute card. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

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  21. Love the idea of the flip card die and what a great St Patrick's Day card. Hugs, Jenny #131

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  22. Love your St Patrick's card - I like the colour and party feel without having to have so much of the old green in evidence! You seem to have acquired more than one die that I'd like...please try not to tempt me!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by earlier! Enjoyed your visit...Ohhh, your desk looks so fun today. Love the bright and cheery St Paddy's day card!

    The dies with the matching stamps look just great...I have written down the name of the company so I can check them out...I have a Christmas stamp/die that is like that. I find it really helps with the assembly part of card making...especially for the grandchildren!

    Maureen aka Scrappymo #64 that had to become #126 teehee

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  24. Hi Vickie,
    No matter what you have on your desk, the picture is always so colorful with your Copics in the background!! What a nice new stash. Absolutley LOVE the Irish card!! I am 4 generations out of Ireland and I like to use a lot of blarney too....LOL
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, have a great week with your new stash!
    Krisha #32

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  25. That is the cutest St. Pat's card I have ever seen!! So glad the big dump of snow missed you. I have a good friend who lives in Kansas City, and they are completely snowed in, with no TV or internet. But at least they have power. We just got 3 inches in Springfield...not too bad! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52

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  26. St Patrick's Day is celebrated in some parts of the UK, apart from Northern Ireland, mainly places where there is a high concentration of Irish living there. I think you are right, it is a holiday that comes from Irish immigration in the past, which is why you get it over there, as a result of the potato famine amongst other reasons. This is a quiet time of the year for me, with no St Patrick to celebrate, I don't do Easter cards either and both our mothers died a few years ago. So it gives me a chance to get ahead for the rest of the year. Thank you for your visit and kind comments. Hope you have a good week playing with all your new stash. xx Maggie #15

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  27. Thanks for visiting me earlier! I have a strong Irish heritage as my Grandad came from County Wexford and he had the most lovely lilting accent! Your card is fab... lots of fun. Happy St patricks day!
    Lynda B #37

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  28. We celebrate it in a smaller way I think, we send cards, go to mass and wear shamrock, but don't have the big parades that you do, is it a holiday for you? Happy WOYWW!
    Carol.x #59

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  29. I LOVE the St. Patricks day card!!! It is awesome! So many layers and the papers really pop. The 3D embellishment is super sweet!!
    Your desk is neat as a pin, like it always is!!
    xxDaniella#91

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  30. Howdy,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW!

    I’m following yours now!

    Peace,
    LuLu
    www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com

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  31. Top O' the mornin missy... Love the St. Patrick's card. Ohhh lots of toys on your desk....can I come and play? To answer your question about Easter paper. The one on the first card I've had for a few years. I looked on line and didn't see it anywhere. If I find it, I'll let you know. The napkins were purchased by a friend, but I think at Tuesday Morning Store or a Party store. If you want to know how to turn napkins to paper, shoot me an email and I'll be most happy to share the how to. Have a great week, you sure have the makings for it...

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  32. I love that Easter bunny and I see there is a coordinating die. Your St. Patty's card is really cute! Brigita #136

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  33. I love coming to see your desk. Always something cute to see.
    The easter bunny die looks fab.
    Happy WOYWW
    Alison
    #80

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  34. Wow Vickie, looks like you have a lot of new fun things to play with!! I'm jealous! Send me some! lol Love the card, so bright and pretty! Thanks so much for visiting my desk today!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  35. Your new stash sounds exciting. Look forward to seeing what you do with it all.
    Hugs,
    A x # 56

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  36. Looking forward to seeing what you make with your new stash. I just love that irish inspired card. Thanks for visiting earlier. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Mr Linky has disappeared from Julia's blog, but I was somewhere around #65! Caro x

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  37. Ohhh always nice to get new stash and that card is fab huggles hun Sue J xxx

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  38. How lovely to see a colourful St Patrick's Day card! Have a great week!

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  39. Hi Vickie, I like the bunny card on your desk and the little monster sat comfortably on the ink pad at the back. I spy your WOYWW badge also, I havent got one yet, I am going to ask Julia if she will send me one. Colourful St Pats card full of the luck of the Irish. Thanks for your visit. Hugs Mo x

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  40. What an explosion of colour! Fantastic! Loving your work area and creativity! It all look so much fun!

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  41. Hi Vicky
    I always love your colourful desk, great cards and that bunny is to die for (pun intended). I dont remember seeing the eyes and butterfly thing at the back before, is it new?
    have a good week
    janet #31 i think as Mr Linky has gone AWOL
    I have just re visited to look for the eyes I see they aren't new but haven't noticed them before

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  42. Great bunny dies, Vicky. We get the day off school here in N. Ireland for St Patricks - so that's always something to celebrate!
    Bernice #72

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  43. Love what's on your desk, new goodies to be envious of too! Your card is fantastic - brilliant colours! Chris#82

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  44. Hi Vicki great card. There is an Irish man named Jim who does various gardens around here. He lives in a house around the corner. It's a big 3 story old house and he is on second floor. He puts out lots and lots of decoration on St Pat's day. Love to go and have a look. He's a lovely chap but if your in a hurry it's best not to stop and say Hi :-) Great goodies you've got to play with. Anne x now @ 87 was 88 earlier :-) x

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  45. Great desk, Vicki! You are going to be having fun with those new Easter goodies before long. Your St. Pat's card is wonderful. My Mister is half Irish (half German) and so we always celebrate with the corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread. This year I'll by flying back from my sister's on the 17th, so we'll have to celebrate the day after.

    Anyhoodles, thanks for coming by to see me earlier and I wish you a wonderful week! Darnell #34

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  46. Your desk is so colorful... and the rabbit die is so cute...
    Happy crafting
    Riya

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  47. A colorful card, love those papers. But, I really have my eye on those crafty goodies you got. Thanks for stopping by my blog. #107

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  48. Lovely goodies on your desk, I love the happy spring rabbit.
    We have St Pat's day here in Aus, I think it's just an excuse to have a booze up!!
    Have a great week.
    Von #75

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  49. I just love your desk!! And now it is loaded with goodies to play with it, so it's even better. And I think you must be right about St. Patrick's Day being a connection to the "old" country...in the UK it just is. None the less, I say any cause for celebration is good! Have a great week.
    sara j #45

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  50. Thanks for visiting my blog Vickie, love your storage too and fabulous looking bunny die.
    Elaine #51

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  51. Great card there, very nice and bright! St Patricks Day is huge in Ireland and also celebrated in England but not so much. Thanks for visiting me :)

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  52. Your desk is so colorful today! I love the bunny - I would need that one for my easter cards but I am too late for ordering - he, he it might come after easter! Also your St. Patrick's Day card is really nice and bright!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  53. you sound like you have a nice bunch of goodies on your desk this week. Thanks for visiting me.

    Gill x #123

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  54. Your St Patrick's day card is fabulous! I love the bright colours. The bunny card on your desk is cool too. Enjoy playing with your new goodies and have a fab week xx #138

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  55. oooh lots of petty things on show, love the card.
    Thanks for sharing Tracy #72

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  56. Hi Vickie, Your desk looks like lots going on with some lovely stash...great card too..happy WOYWW Gill x #103

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  57. Love the card Vickie and your desk always looks so productive. Sorry I'm late returning your visit, managed to get out with Sorrel yesterday and enjoy the British sunshine. Back is much better today but I'm taking care not to overdo it - can't craft sitting down and then I suffer. Just think I'm lucky not to be Michaelangelo painting the ceiling of the Systine Chapel - and I have more paints and inks than he had as well.

    Ann B
    83

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  58. Hi Vickie,

    I see you have a lot of new things to play with! Your St. Patrick's Day card if great!! I a bit o' the irish in me blood too.

    Thanks for visiting me already!
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #60

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  59. Hi Vickie, love your choice of bright colours, I'm a nurse working in the UK, with a specialist role, and after the recent Francis report we are doing some major works on raising awareness regarding patient safety and reassuring our local community that our Hospital is Safe.

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  60. Hi Vickie
    Thanks for stopping by - your Paddy's Day card is great fun ! Have a great week ! Ali x #28

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  61. always such a busy, exciting desk! you are always a busy bunny :)
    sorry it's taken me so long to reply... but i'm here now :)
    happy belated WOYWW and have a great week!
    no. 6

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  62. Sorry I am so late returning your visit not normal for me just be sooo busy.... Love your st Patrick's day card
    Jackie 13

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  63. Wow....Vickie, I love your work space soooo much especially those colorful markers there. Your card is fantastic!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  64. Look forward to seeing what you make with your new dies
    Thanks for visiting my desk
    Kyla #22

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