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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WOYWW Week 174

Hello Fellow Woywwers,

Wednesday does seem to be coming around awfully quickly at the moment!  Another chance to go around the world and have a snoop at other people's workspaces.........  If you would like to know more or become involved then visit our lovely Hostess Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk for all the details.

I have had quite a busy week in my craft room, making things for various challenges but yesterday I started on my Christmas cards!!

Here's my workspace:

I made the three cards with that Stampendous stamp in the background.  I saw it on a TV craft show and thought nothing of it but then a blog friend, the amazing Kath Stewart, a fellow WOYWWer, used the stamp to make some cards and I thought they were beautiful, but I felt that I had enough Christmas stamps.  In my local craft shop they had one of these stamps left and the address on the post card is British Columbia, Canada - so I just had to have it!  I have really enjoyed using it even though  I don't usually do vintage looking cards.  There is a close up of one of the cards below.


I also used my two latest crazes - Stampendous Fran-tage and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Abominable Snowman colour - it gives a really gentle sparkle and I love it!  Next week I am cracking out my Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint stamps, that I won.  I have dabbled already and they are fabulous to use.

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a message, I love to read them and I will always do my best to return the compliment.  Thanks for looking and have a happy WOYWW,  Crafty hugs, Anne x

66 comments:

  1. I don't usually do vintage Christmas cards either, but I do love the look of them, and your card is beautiful! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  2. You would think you did vintage cards all the time, Annie! These are really beautiful!!

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  3. Beautiful cards Anne, I don't have this stamp but it looks great. Alexandra x

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  4. Beautiful cards Anne! I love that stamp...old time feel to it! Have a great week. Vickie #22

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  5. Yes, I must get started too.... lol! Love that large stamp, the finished cards look fabulous. Helen 4

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  6. Super gorgeous cards Anne!! That stamp is awesome. Have a great WOYWW :0)

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  7. Anne it is lovely, wish I was as able with stamps. Thanks for stopping by BJ#6

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  8. Like everyone else I'm loving that super stamp Anne.
    I'm not playing this week so don't have a # haven't done any crafting, had a few family health issues and couldn't concentrate.
    The cards you made are awesome.
    Cheers for this week
    Elaine

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  9. The vintage cards look really good Anne. Bet your local craft shop love you haha
    Lynn 38 xxx

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  10. Your Christmas cards look gorgeous Anne. Love the vintage look.
    I said I wasn't buying any new Christmas stamps this year - still not used last year's (oops!) until I saw what Kath had done with some of this year's designs. That lady costs me a small fortune - I love her!
    Have a great day. xx

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  11. Im scared to death of these vintage collage style stamps, but I always love what others do with them - your cards are just gorgeous! I've filed Christmas for now. Merely a breather I know!

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  12. beautiful, beautiful cards... *sigh*
    i just love vintage :)
    HAPPY WOYWW!!
    no. 12

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  13. Beautiful stamp and I love the cards you made. I have a big box of Christmas stamps at the top of the wardrobe (my overflow area) but there is always room for another.
    Ann B
    #52

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  14. This Christmas bug is catching! Love how you've used this stamp. Must admit it is a wishlist item, even more so now I've seen your cards. Beautiful every one. Hugs, Buttons #57

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  15. Those are lovely cards, Anne. I have actually done most of my Christmas cards already, although the huge rise in the cost of postage means I shall be sending far less this year, but now need to get down to some Christmas presents. I have ideas but nothing even started yet. Thank you for your visit this morning, and the Splodge mat is really brilliant. Have a good week. xx Maggie #36

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  16. It's me again - and TV is on order for Strictly. Great minds think alike.

    Ann B
    #52

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  17. Wow Anne loving your Christmas cards...ho, ho, ho....have a super Wednesday, crafty hugs,
    Erika. #70

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  18. Love it Anne! We made a box using this stamp at a retailer workshop day I went to a couple of weeks ago, like you we used lots of frantage!! Very snowy (and blizzards for those who used a little too much powder and obliterated the house!!) Off now to find that mist...with a name like that, I NEED to have it!! Trish xxx#3

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  19. Beautiful cards and the frantage is another new item I will have to check out. I can't believe I might also have to try another g/mist.
    Sandra @73

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  20. Whilst i usually wince when I see Christmas evidence pre November, I just couldn't wince at your beautiful cards. They almost inspire me to make some and that's really saying something!!!
    Hope you are doing ok, love Jo x

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  21. I love your postcard card, it is very very beautiful,

    thanks for popping to my desk already,

    dx 76

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  22. Your cards are lovely . & a fab creative desk . jill #29

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  23. Totally beautiful Anne. Loving all those goodies on your desk too. Thank you for the lovely comment youleft me - that added to my Happy today!

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  24. You make some beautiful cards and this one is just too gorgeous. What a lovely card and what a lovely image.
    Hope you are doing well, feeling much better each day and soon back to normal.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Neet 31 xx (headache gone now)

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  25. Gorgeous cards. Very vintage looking and will make a wonderful holiday addition!

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  26. Oh I really love that postcard stamp - it certainly makes a great C card. x Jo

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  27. oh Anne - these cards look amazing - so stunning - like works of art - they're just beautiful! You're such a clever lady! Hugs rachel xx

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  28. I don't normally make cards, much less Christmas cards, but I love, love, love the vintage feel to these. Guess I love anything old fashioned. Thanks for stopping by already and have a super WOYWW.

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  29. Beautiful cards - and well done on starting so early - I'm always very 'last minute!'
    Bernice #16

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  30. Love that stamp
    yours cards are great, you have done a lovely job with them
    Jackie 15
    http;//scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

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  31. I would have fallen for that stamp with BC on it. I loved living in Vancouver - it was a three year period that changed my life. You've done some lovely work with it, Anne.
    Thank you for your comment about my alley cats, and yes, Melbourne is a great city, even though I'm glad to be out of the traffic snarls. There was a humdinger today when the computers that control the main tunnel traffic crashed.
    Yours as ever,
    Ros. #35

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  32. I love the vintage Christmas look you've achieved - gorgeous layering of the Postcard and image, and the frantage looks fab! I'm missing from WOYWW this week (only because I'm not at my W) but still enjoying snooping...
    Alison x

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  33. Hi Anne
    That stamp appears to have a beautiful nostalgic appearance. Your cards will be so special.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  34. I've been really tempted by that stamp too but have resisted until now. After seeing your gorgeous cards I'm even more tempted.
    I have some frantage stuff on my "must have" list and this may just have to join it too!!
    Hope you are still making steady progress after your op. It's great to see you back in your craft room again.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #40

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  35. Ohh its the first time I have seen that stamp and its beautiful. I love the cards that you have created. Tracey R ±93

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  36. That card is gorgeous!! I haven't heard of that color of Glimmer Mist, now I must find it!!
    xxDaniella#11

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  37. Very nice. I think I am the only one left that doesn't have glimmer mist..sheesh. #94

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  38. What a gorgeous stamp ...and your cards from it are stunning ...love the vintage look.xx#38

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  39. Gorgeous Ann! I did a workshop led by Fran a few weeks ago and she showed us a box decorated with this stamp that the people coming the next day were going to be doing, I was so jealous! Carole Z X

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  40. Hi Anne! You sussed me out, yes my desk is a bit messy underneath - but it's not really that bad!! Love your vintage card, haven't trried the frantage myself yet but doubtless will get there at some point. Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy #46

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  41. Your stamping is amazing! I never get great images like that with bigger stamps!! :)

    Mary Jo #93

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  42. I might have missed something but what is your connection with British Columbia?? Did you live there before?
    Anyway. I really like the postcard theme of the stamp = it's quite a different image for a festive cad, isn't it?
    Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

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  43. This is gorgeous the iamge is beautiful as is the design. Caroline xxx

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  44. It certainly is a lovely stamp and your cards look fantastic! It was clearly waiting for you! Chrisx

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  45. I love that stamp and your cards are gorgeous! I love the sound of that glimmer mist! xx

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  46. Hi Anne, Didn't link today so busy at work... I have this stamp (still in the packet) I adore what you have done with it... Please do more vintage cards... as these are Gorgeous... Hugs May x x x

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  47. Such fantastic cards Anne, just love them. I really need to get a wiggle on and make some myself.
    Thanks for your visit today.
    Happy WOYWW.
    hugs {brenda} xox #134

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  48. Oh my gosh! You just reminded me that I have the mini blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz. I will totally have to dig them out of wherever I hid them. That's a gorgeous Christmas stamp. I'm with you, I tell myself that I don't need more Christmas stamps, or Halloween ones either. Except for the company I see I have been doing pretty good with that.

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  49. Hi Anne, love those stamps and the cards you've made. I've been resisting the Frantage goodies, thinking I could make something similar up myself, but I may have to treat myself after seeing your card. I think you will like the technique I've been trying. I've completed a card with the one on my desk today and finished another in quite different colours ... I'll post them later for folks to see. Hope you have a good week and happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #49

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  50. Hi Anne this stamp is one of my most recent purchases and i love it. The card you have done with it is truly beautiful. You have inspired me to get started with my Christmas cards. Mo x

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  51. What a great desk and lovely holiday cards. I'm SO far behind in getting my started! :)

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  52. I love that vintage look, I think that card design really works. Now I will have to try that Fran-tage and the white glimmer mist, oh, Anne, we are all such enablers!

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  53. Such beautiful cards, Anne.

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  54. Beautiful work. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog :) x

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  55. I was amazed to see that beautiful stampendous stamp here as I've been working on exactly the same stamp today! It's a stunning stamp & you have used it beautifully-love the vintage feel and the way you have coloured the cards. Beautiful work Anne. Sx

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  56. Your work desk looks so interesting as does that post card card. Don't post cards remind you of the past - they do me! I sure do love visiting you!!
    Sandy

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  57. Great looking desk, Those cards are lovely that looks like a really nice stamp and I love the way you've used it. I'm also loving your vintage mincemeat tin, I've got a few old tins I'll have to strategically place them on one of my WOYWW posts so that you can see them ! I like the sound of 'the abominable snowman mist x toni

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  58. Jealous...you are doing Christmas cards already! It's gorgeous! Love that it's a postcard, and the lightest blue...cold and perfect!

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  59. Oh yes, I'm sure the weeks are going on quicker than before... Love your Christmas cards! I have not started yet...
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tuire #80

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  60. I have just popped back to let you know that Super Star can and indeed will pick you up from Lismore Airport in the morning. It is then but a short and picturesque drive to the Time To Create studio. Class starts at 9:30 am and I have already offered to Buttons sleepover facilities - not generally available to two wonderful crafters as you both are :)

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  61. That stamp is going to very popular this Christmas! I've just been playing about with it using lots of glitter but haven't actually completed a card as yet.I have a list of basic stuff I need to stock up with at Harrogate and Christmas stamps are not on it !Your card looks fab

    Joan

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  62. Soooo pretty! I think your cards turned out amazing! BRAVO!!! Thank you for sharing your desk with us!

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  63. Well congrats Anne, you made me feel all festive with this beautiful card...I was trying to dig my heels in over the Christmas is coming milarky but I'm beginning to see the light! ;D
    I'm sorry I didn't get here sooner...thanks for sharing xoxo

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  64. I am very late commenting, just wanted to say your Christmas cards are lovely and you are sooo good making them already - I can't even think about that yet!
    Hugs
    Cardarian

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  65. I love these post card stamps-so antiquey! Also love your pretty snowflake cards you have been posting! Happy late WOYWW!

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  66. I adore these vintage postcards, fabulous Hugs Elaine

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