Tuesday, January 5, 2016

WOYWW 344: Gifts, gifts, and more gifts

I'm joining Julia at Stamping Ground, where we show what's on our desk each week.  I apologize that this post is so long, but I had to share my gifts I received for Christmas from my art and Desker friends.

Here are a few of the gifts I received from my art and WOYWW friends over Christmas.  At the top left is Chris's (pearshapedcrafing) card and package.  At the bottom left is a gift and card from Annette (Voodoo Vixen).  In the far back is a card and gift from Nan of Froggy Designs.

I realize Linda is not a desker, like the deskers I mentioned above, but I couldn't help but show this tip-in created by Linda Findley.  It should read tip-in, not card.  Since I know so many of you appreciate a new way to make cards and mixed media art, I had to share this.  I thought it might be inspiration for some.  Although it was well padded, it sat in my mailbox for two days while I wasn't around and the package got wet.  Once I dried the package and opened it, I wasn't able to fluff it any better.  It's still stunning and I love it.  I'm going to frame it and use it as part of my Christmas decorations next year.

A close up of Annette's card

and a close-up of Nan's card back.

Here's the beautiful card I got from Nan,

and the gift she sent to Bleubeard and Squiggles.  Thank you Nan from the boys and me.

Not just an obligatory rocking horse today, this beautiful stamp from Annette is perfect.  And don't you just LOVE the bagpipe pin she sent.  She must know I don't wear jewelry next to my body (even my 24K gold class ring gave my finger a rash), but I can wear this on a dress or top.  Thank you Annette.

And look at this bounty I got from Chris (pearshapedcrafting).  I swear my European friends are going to drag me kicking and screaming into the world of stamping!  And to think it all started with Julia.
This is a close-up of Genevieve, my very own art angel.  Isn't she gorgeous?

She even jingles on the back!  Thank you Chris.

Sorry this is so long, Julia.  I thought everyone might enjoy the gifts I received from art friends I met through YOU, the Queen of Deskers and WOYWW!

46 thoughtful remarks:

Jo Murray said...

An absolute cornucopia of delights ! Wonderful way to start the year.

Nikki C said...

Look at all those presents they all look so great and yep looks like your going to be a stamper soon with all those fun ones to play with hugs Nikki? ?

Helen said...

what a wonderful pile of Christmas goodies. hope to see you use them soon. happy stamping! Helen #?

Helen said...

I only changed the blog by accident! I was trying to do something (learning on the new computer) and couldn't get it back to how it was.... so until I mess again it's staying! I can't remember what I did...

Judys Lace Creations said...

Oh I do love looking at people's Christmas goodies.Love them all, but my very fav is the little, sweet Christmas angel.

butterfliecrafter said...

I love Genevieve. I also have 2 of those stamp sheets, they are great and very versatile. Vicky #9

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun with your wonderful gifts, so many lovely goodies - enjoy! The blogger world is full of kindness, and I am happy for you that so much of it landed on your desk. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

voodoo vixen said...

Oh good haul and I love that angel and the little Christmas tree tip-in is fab!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful gifts Elizabeth! ♥♥♥
Have a great day !
oxo
Susi

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing all your pretty treasures. Amazing delights with the variety. Thought of you thru all the storms hitting the U.S. We are so fortunate. Snow hasn't been so bad and only 1/2 Jan..Feb and March to endure yet. Winds are what can be bad as if we lose electric we have no water. In my mind nothing worse than the water mess. Tornado's are usually covered by insurance, unexpected water areas are not. So hard for most to rebuild and it is a long drawn out mess to get settlements and so many states were hit hard.
Best wishes for a great New Year. I am hoping I can clear away more storage items and do more crafting. Enjoy a WOYWW kind of day.

Annie said...

What fab gifts you've had. There's a lot of talent out there isn't there?
Really hope we can all have lots of creative fun time in 2016.
Hugs,
Annie x #20

Barb said...

Wow Elizabeth what a lucky girl you are. Such beautiful cards and gifts you have some very talented friends. Have a wonderful 2016. Barbxx

Angela Radford said...

Fantastic gifts Elizabeth for a lovely lady. Look forward to seeing what you do with the stamps. Happy New year and have a great woyww, Angela x 32

Anne said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful gifts. Happy New Year and have fun with your goodies. Anne x #34

Diane Baker-Williams said...

So glad you shared them! So much love went into each one. And I love that angel. I think we should request a tutorial from Linda on how to create that card (tip-in). Stunning! Diane #35

Twiglet said...

What clever folk there are out there! Such beautiful work from everyone. Happy New Year! x Jo

My name is Erika. said...

You are a lucky lady to have so many wonderful friends! Lov seeing all that great art!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

So many wonderful gifts. I know you are so happy to have received these goodies!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Some lovely gifts Elizabeth - that tip in is fabulous! All so well deserved though, you are so generous in sharing your art techniques! Hugs, Chrisx

Julia Dunnit said...

Cant choose between them. I would do the same with the tip in. I didn't notice the water damage, so it certainly isn't damaging the art! Most of all though, it says so much about you and your friendships that so many people reach out to you with little gifts. Am utterly delighted that Europe is going to get you stamping more!

Robyn Oliver said...

Great post Elizabeth, super cards from friends and love your blue angel. Enjoy your week RobynO#21

StampinCarol said...

You are most certainly blessed with fabulous friends! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Carol N #43

Nan G said...

Fab gifts E! Love those stamps. They'll be perfect for mixed media work (perfect stamping not required)! Have a wonderful day. Hugs from me and the Girls

glitterandglue said...

My goodness, Elizabeth. What an amazing number of lovely gifts and cards - the tree from a book is just great.
Thanks for the visit and the best wishes.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Divers and Sundry said...

woo hoo, treasures! :) I enjoyed looking at what people did. Thx for sharing the photos.

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a wonderful arry of crafty delights! Take care Zo xx 42

Clair said...

Oh, wow! Don't your friends treat you well? How lovely! I love a nice bit of 'happy mail' :)

I'm a European Stamper as well (there's a secret society, I swear) so I'll also urge you to try some stamping. Inky fingers are fun!

Clair, WOYWW #25

Sharon said...

What wonderful gifts you received! Lucky you. Warning - stamping can be addictive.

Sharon
#64

Sharon Madson said...

Wonderful goodies! So nice of you to share! Love those kitties. And what, you don't stamp??? Nice to see you this week. I haven't been for several weeks.#58

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, and hugs to Bleubeard. Great gifts and cards, they really are. Lucky you! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

~*~Patty S said...

What a fun mailbox you have E!
That is a lot of lovely creativity that went to a very good home!
Thanks for sharing.
oxo

Neet said...

What a lot of lovely gifts you got and so nice of Nan to not miss out Bleubeard and Squiggles. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and sending my Best Wishes to you for a Great 2015.
Better send Squiggles a tickle as well as Bleubeard - hope he does not get jealous but I can't miss Squiggles out.
Hugs to you, Neet xx

Carol said...

This is certainly a great selection of yummiest delights ♡♡♡♡♡

Rita said...

Awesome! Sweet gifts! :)

Peg Robinson said...

What lovely holiday gifts! Peg 66

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Happy New Year, Elizabeth! What wonderful gifts you got! Yes, it looks like you will end up doing some stamping! Happy WOYWW!

Patsy Paterno said...

WOW! I love them! Especially the glittery Christmas tree and the angel! I love posts about Christmas gifts! Thanks and happy new year! patsy

Lynn Holland said...

Wow don't apologise for showing is such fabulous stuff. You must've over the moon with it all.
The folded tree card is like the Christmas trees my ladies did with magazines. They were a roaring success and when viral (as they say)
Happy new year to you
Lynn xx 17

Laura said...

Lovely goodies! That tree is rather fantastic!
Thanks for stopping by x

Sue said...

What beautiful cards and gifts. The Christmas Tree is really lovely.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #33

Shel C said...

Wow such gorgeous gifts from your art friends! I am a bit envious of them really LOL. Sorry to hear about your power outage. I too am late getting around desks but my natural disaster I fondly call a Momnado or maybe a Momapolooza. It is when I have a list of things I plan to do and it gets over ridden by my Mom who thinks her list is way more important and all of it requires my assitance. So Happy WOYWT :) Shel/PaperOcotilloStudio #14

catiecuddles said...

What wonderful gifts and cards you received. Very spoilt, but I am sure deservingly so!
Thanks for the visit earlier, and hope you got power back and remains on.
Take care, & have a good week.
Catherine xxx
#38

Jane Willis said...

Such wonderful gifts from such talented people - you'll really treasure those!
Jane

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

What wodnerful bounty shared all over the world dear Elizabeth.... :) thanks for sharing, and had a chuckle at your smiles post naughty pussy he was miffed he was not wiht you and Bluebeard.
Happy WOYWW
Shaz in Oz.x #19

sue jones said...

Sorry I am so late getting here thios week! those are just gorgeous gifts- what lovely friends you have - Have a great week xx Soojay

lisa said...

I'm so late catching up this week but thanks for visiting me earlier. You really have some beautiful gifts there from some very talented people. It's always such a treat to receive happy post isn't it.
Hugs Lisax #18