Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WOYWW #278 and Halloween Post Card swap

It seems like forever since I last posted to WOYWW.  First off I am doing fine and haven't been majorly ill just a little flare up and that was because I went over board and did a bit more then what I should have done.  We have had company from Spain the past 17 days and I was enjoying visiting and running around a bit with him and my husband. 

What's WOYWW you ask?  What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday to be exact and it is a group of artists/crafters that get together from around the world to share their work and desks!  Go visit Julia at Stamping Ground and click on the little link at the top of her page to find out the details on how to join us hopping around the world. 

First off a picture of my desk today...
Not a lot going on.  Just finishing up working on another swap for another Yahoo group called Altered Tattered and Timeworn.  It is a bunch of artists/crafters that create awesome works of art that has a natural tattered and timeworn look.   This swap was for a post card using only Tim Holtz dies and stamps which I did.   
 I created the front of the card using Tim Holtz Rickety House, Branch Tree, and On the Fence dies.  The house was stenciled with a large brick stencil and the windows were cut from alternate papers.  I then glued it all down to a 4"x6" piece of card stock that I had distressed with Faded Denim Distress ink and glued a 1 3/4" yellow moon on.  The windows and doors are glazed with Crackle Accents glaze and then distressed with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  The ticket tag was made using a stamp from the Odds and Ends Tim Holtz stamp set.  Bat, kettle, witches hat, cat and bird are from Michael's Recollection line of Halloween stickers.  All cardstock is Stampin'Up!
Back of the card is stamped and inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  Post Card stamp from the stamp set by the same name!

I am posting another post today with the craft room changes so check out what I have done with the craftroom switch over that I promised would get done this year.  It needs some fine tuning and paring down but it is on the end run for sure.

Have a great week.  


  1. Oooh great card there - have just spotted your birdcage on the right hand side bar - I have one of those covered in tags too! great minds eh. Sunshine Girl #6

  2. I so want to come and visit you and your desk it looks so inviting and creative. Take it easy and try to get your required rest

    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
    Happy WOYWW #2

  3. Sounds like you have been busy, Vickie. So glad you have managed such a great time with your guest - and are not suffering too much from all you have done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  4. I'm glad you're ok Vickie...was wondering how you were.
    I love the Haunted House you've created, but really like the back of that postcard. you've cracked the Vintage look, that's for sure!
    Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

  5. I see ya on FB, so am reassured by any presence that you haven't run away! I don't know how you make time to do all the swaps and things, am hoping to get my a into g next year and get involved a bit. But only becuase I'm giving up other stuff! Your craft room shake up is amazing...I wouldn't want to do anything but sit and admire my work for a few weeks now!!

  6. LOL! I am so sure I have that post card back as a digital image ("stamp" if you prefer) cause I know I've used it when making post cards for DD to mail back to use from school trips. Love your more vintage inked version - just printing it doesn't look the same!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  7. Hi Vickie, long time no see! Love the artwork- gorgeous piece. Will pop back later and have a look at whats happening in your craft room. . Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #43 xxx

  8. Its been ages since I joined in WOYWW and I still haven't managed it! Your desk is full of cool stuff and your postcard is spookily cool! Have a good day and look after yourself! xxx

  9. WOW! What a post card! So interesting with all the embellies and love the crackle windows! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #41

  10. Hello Vickie, hope you are taking it more easy now. Your swap postcard is absolutely fabulous, as is your new craft room ... I really enjoyed reading the preceding post and taking the tour. I especially loved your old Singer sewing machine :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #51

  11. That's an awesome card, Vickie! Really well done!! I'm sorry you had a flare-up. Happy WOYWW! Do take care and have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell #23

  12. What a fun card, Vickie. I must go over to that group and have a nosey. 17 days with a house-guest? You deserve a medal! Have a great week, Chris # 16

  13. Love the postcard. Bet you're ready for a rest now. It's great having guests but 17 days is a long time.
    Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

  14. Lovely organised space with lots of interest. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

  15. Cute card. I love your hanging storage on the desk.
    thanks for stopping by and your kind words.
    Robyn 4

  16. That's a cool desk you have I haven't seen it in ages. I was also wondering about your new room, how it was working out and then I scrolled down and saw your earlier post on that exact topic! Could have been made for me, lol! Love the tag too, the holiday season is upon us it would seem!

    Brenda 54

  17. Awesome Desk, looks like everything you could need is right at your fingertips!!Thank you for sharing, Have a great week Ginny M #63

  18. Hi Vickie, glad to hear you are more or less OK, and it was only a minor flare. It's all too easy to overdo things before you realise it's too late, isn't it! Glad you were able to enjoy having visitors. Your desk always looks so lovely - interesting and inviting!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #37


I would really love to hear what you think about my art and my posts. Please leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie aka Okienurse