Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WOYWW 235: the one where she starts thinking about Christmas


I'm once again joining a bevy of other Deskers showing off their messes, projects, or maybe even new toys or techniques.   All this is under the watchful guidance of our beloved Julia at Stamping Ground. Just click on her name and you'll be magically taken to her site.
After spending an entire month linking to "Art Every Day Month" (AEDM), I was ready to get serious about Christmas.  I even got out a Christmas rocking horse.
On my very dirty looking grungy work table are some papers I've just colored and allowed to dry.  I've picked them up and they'll be ready to turn into cards and tip-ins shortly.
I realize the reason some of you dropped by was to see the latest rocking horse, so here's another one, this time in a frame.
Now it's time to get to work, or Christmas is going to pass me by.

If you're playing in WOYWW with Julia, please leave your number.  I fear I'll never reciprocate if I have to spend time looking for you.

41 thoughtful remarks:

Denise said...

So much fun seeing all Our wonderful messes turning into artwork.If I don't talk to You again before Christmas.Let Me just give You a: Merry Christmas.Blessings I pray for You.Denise

Carol said...

Hello Elizabeth!!! My desk is a total meltdown right now. I said I was going to clean it today but that didn't happen :) and I haven't even thought about decorating yet... do you think anyone will notice if I don't ?

Eliza said...

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for starting your cards, you were starting to worry even me. Love the pink paint on the paper, I will have to watch this space and spy on what you are up to.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 2

Bridget Larsen said...

I love your table, it looks like your busy hahhaha. Do you ever tire of rocking horses lol
Bridget #19

Bridget Larsen said...

I love your table, it looks like your busy hahhaha. Do you ever tire of rocking horses lol
Bridget #19

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Elizabeth just love your rocking horses!

very Christmassy!
..and laughed when saw your post title today too..
.. happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #10

ike said...

That looks like it's going to be awesome fun - the stamps are lovely. I LUV seeing all your rocking horses and that stamp one is gorgeous :-D

HAPPY WOYWW #235

IKE in Greece #24

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peggy apl said...

Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth! Wonderful to have amessy table that you don't have to clean up right away. And that latest rocking horse is beautiful!
Hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS@9

Nan G said...

Love the framed rocking horse! Cool looking stamps you've got out to play with. Love your carefree way of painting papers! I too will keep eye out to see what becomes of them. :) My houses took turn and are now headed in a totally different direction. Had to completely change how they will be displayed. Maybe next week they'll be done. Thanks for the earlier visit! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #13

Helen said...

Your pile of paper looks great, have fun making it up into cards. it's good to see you back "desking" again! Helen, 37

Krisha said...

LOVE IT!!! This is a real crafters desk..LOL Adorable framed rocking horse.
Krisha #41 keeping it short, cause it is now my bed time.

Janet said...

I keep thinking I'm going to join in...one of these weeks! Glad you're making progress on Christmas...me? Not so much!

Neet said...

No room for me until I get home tomorrow night. I forgot to take it before I left. Am in Germany at the moment! all worn out but feeling Christmassy at last.
Thanks for showing your desk with it rocking horse and for the lovely card. Guess I should start on mine when I get home. Oh heck!
Hugs, Neet x.
Ps love to Bleubeard

JoZart said...

You are guaranteed a rocking good Christmas with all those RH's around. I'm just not bothering about cards as DH will write and post bought ones for me. Christmas is going to be a relax this year as the family cannot come this time. New baby in Germany will be visiting with the rest of the loved ones in January so I'll have another Christmas dinner to look forward to.
You are looking so organised and really festive and I love that it's recycled too.
Jo x (No55)

Annie said...

I'm making an early start today to get round the blogs I follow before my day gets busy.
So lovely to see all your festive horses.
Hugs,
Annie x # 56

Jackie said...

Looking at your stamps on your desk made me wonder...... How many rocking horse stamps do u have?
Jackie 45

House of Bears said...

We love the christmas rocking horse. I think we need to have a Christmas bear on our desk!

The bears@66

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Fab creative desk. Very inspirational. Ali x. #46

Glenda Brooks said...

Wow, so much going on here. Yes we must all begin to think Christmas...It will be here before we know it. Happy WOYWW
Glenda #67

Robyn Oliver said...

GO!! Elizabeth...You've been busy and I can see some interesting works coming up, Christmas sure is coming fast. RobynO#72

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey there, Elizabeth - thanks for dropping by. Good to see you on the desks again after your mammoth November gig. I love the RH in the frame, very Victorian looking. You can just imagine seeing that in Buckingham Palace :-)
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

butlersabroad said...

Nice to see you back again your Elizabeth, your November must have been so busy with Art Every Day going on. So you're only just thinking about Christmas now, I've been thinking about it since January 1st lol! R rated socks indeed, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 5

trisha too said...

Your desk looks busy and creative, not dirty or grungy at all--glad to see the Christmas horse out to give you some Christmasy inspiration!

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha
#28 this week with Christmas like crazy
and a free Christmas digi magazine

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth ... Yes definately looking like Christmas this week ... I think I finally in ' the zone' now oh why didn't I start earlier
Thanks for the visit already
Janet @33

Regina Hamilton said...

That's some fun happening on your desk. I just love your rocking horses. #4

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW, thanks for sharing. xx Jan (95)

Jo Murray said...

Enjoy the making...but most of all enjoy your Christmas. Have a particularly happy one.

Caro said...

I love the different angle on your desk and I am intrigued by the term 'tip ins' it isn't one I have heard before. What does it mean? Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#75)

Danie May said...

I am pleased I am not the only one only now starting on Christmas. Can't wait to see your cards, I too love using my own papers and I am spying some fabulous stamps on your workspace to be used with them. Loving your framed rocking horse its so sweet and I hope you have a great week! Danie #25

Kyla said...

December is a much more appropriate time to start thinking about Christmas :-)

Hurrah to the Christmas Rocking horse!

Happy WOYWW

kyla #65

Julia Dunnit said...

Happy to have you back, but AedM was good wasn't it. Loving the pin, on those pages. And after a busy thanksgiving, I'm hoping you've had a bit of rest before dragging out the Christmas mojo!

Cazzy said...

Hi Elizabeth and Bleubeard and Happy WOYWW!
I am so missing T for Tuesday but just don't have the time at the moment. So I couldn't pass you by without saying Hi, and I love all that I see here, I am so behind on Christmas and I wasn't going to be, but as usual I am! I just hope I don't get a bug now like last year that totally stops me doing a thing!

Cazzy x #73

Gourdess said...

Gah.... Christmas will be here before I know it! I'm glad to see someone's on the ball. Love the rocking horses! I had to make sure I received your posts via e-mail so I could keep up with you after AEDM. :)

Vicki Miller said...

I'm thinking about it, but not getting very far. Too many appointments this last week, but now they are over for a bit, I'll have to get on with it. Love your creative mess.. and the rocking horses too

Vicki Miller said...

Of course you can add my blog. Thanks for the advice on WOYWW. I certainly don't need any stress in my life right now. I do appreciate your friendship and visits to my blog

Marilyn J. Rock said...

A sign of a true artist at work - wonderful! Love the rocking horse, too! xo

Shoshi said...

I LOVE your coloured papers with the printing showing through, Elizabeth, and the dinky little rocking horses - the little Christmas one is so dear. Gorgeous colours on your blog post this time, and lots of activity!

Thanks for your lovely comment - and absolutely no need to apologise for not visiting lately - I know better than most atm the problem of "life getting in the way" - big time, with Dad being so poorly.

So glad you liked my card. With the video, you should be able to click on the Youtube logo and see it there. If not, go to my Youtube channel (Shoshiplatypus) and you will see it in my videos list. Happy viewing!

Blogger can be such a pain sometimes. I'm having problems with not being able to leave comments if I use Firefox, but it works fine in Chrome, so I have both browsers open!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #71

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Oh, I definitely need to get in the Christmas spirit. Lighting my candles in the evenings has certainly helped. Not to mention dying the red clothes pins!

Your rocking horse on your sewing machine is beautiful. THAT definitely made me think of Christmas.

Thank you for visiting me already!
Happy WOYWW
peace, Kay (12)

NatashaMay said...

That's awesome! Great ideas! :)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth,good to see you on a roll with the Christmas cards. Love your painted pages. Hugs to Bleubeard! Running late this week, playing catch-up now. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #57 xx

BJ said...

Nice to see your Christmas stuff out and at the ready, I expect you have done loads in the past few days. Yes the Thorntons = Chocolates. Glad you like the screen cleaners, i hope my boys will too. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, been knocked sideways yet again and have been struggling this week. BJ#81