Wednesday 17 July 2019

What's on your workdesk? Wednesday #528

Hello Creative Friends,

It's midweek meet up time again.. yup it came around that fast!
Another Wednesday where we share What's on (y)our Workdesks.. 

I'm sure it's WoywW #528??

Well my creative workspace is virtually untouched. 
Shoshi wondered what the wooden block tied with string 
was all about on last weeks desk, well this week it's multiplied.

I came across an ice-cream tub full of them during my clear out,
I made these must be 15 or more years ago for a pre-school group 
using spindle spacers and string. Mark making tools for little hands 
they are well loved as was the glitter that's stuck to them solid. 

I must give them a soak and see if they still work.. 
Something else to add to my weekend To-do list ..

I've had a fabulous week, full of family time starting with Lunch out
last Wednesday with Mom. Family get together's over the weekend 
followed by my sweet Daughter's 21st Birthday yesterday...😊

Here's the card I made for her

Sadly this photograph was taken on a very dreary day so here's a 
close up. Love that rainbow of colour given from the D'OX's. 
I'm sharing this with the ladies over at Try it on Tuesday
 and joining in with their ~ Colours of the Rainbow Challenge.

I can also share this with you today.. 
Another make for my Daughter's Birthday.

A Gift card created using my latest favourite stamp 
distressed wallpaper by Andy Skinner, how lovely is that print..!

The gift card is held closed with organza ribbon and a pin stamped 
with 21 embellished with a single wrapped opaque red ruby.

Inside the gift card holds a handmade keyring. A bronze wire wrapped cabochon 
bearing her star sign Cancer decorated with an elaborate ruby birthstone tassel. 
I'm pleased to say my little precious loved it..

I'm sharing today with A Vintage Journey ~ Precious Metal Challenge. 

I've some errands to run today so scheduling this post early.
After all the fine food and cake this past week I'm in need of the exercise.

Look forward to catching up with you all.

Take care everyone
Creative Hugs
Tracey xx


Claire said...

Oooh, what treasures! Our daughter turned 21 last December - special times, aren't they?
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 4

Valerie-Jael said...

You've made some wonderful cards. Love the AS stamp, it's gorgeous. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

oh Tracey, love the card and gift you made your daughter. Glad you had a special family time with the family celebrating. Helen #6

Redanne said...

Your daughter's card is gorgeous, as is the wonderful gift card (yes, the AS stamp is beautiful indeed). The charm is an absolute delight with her birthstone emblem and the fabulous tassel, a gift to be treasured for sure. Special memories for a very special birthday. Hugs, Anne xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fabulous time you've had! Congrats to your gal, her card and gift tag were gorgeous. I've been away with brothers, nieces and great niece/nephew too, lovely to catch up!
Hugs LLJ 5 xx

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful, Tracey. I love the rainbow effects from Oxides and this captures them perfectly, with the wonderful tulip, so beautifully coloured, to top it off. Love it. Your birthday gift is gorgeous. I'm glad your daughter loves it. How soon they grow really do wonder where the years have gone, don't you? Fab work and a lovely post, filled with family love and smiles.
Cath x

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh what lovely makes for your daughter's special birthday - I love the gorgeous effects of the Oxides and I just adore the AS stamp - I have recently treated myself to it but not used it yet - you've got me itching to get stamping now! So lovely to spend special time with family, enjoy the rest of the week,
Hugs, Diana x #18

Lillianb said...

Lovely card and gift card, The center with the flower really pops out, love it.

Happy WOYWDW Lilian B #15

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I'm sure the mark-making tools would still work - no need to clean them. Any residue over the years will just give them more character! That is such a dreamy birthday card - truly unique! The gift card is lovely too with 21 on the pin - Happy birthday to your daughter - oh, to be 21! zsuzsa #23

Dorlene Durham said...

Gorgeous! The cards are amazing and that keyring is amazing. Happy birthday to your daughter! Dorlene #29

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous projects. Loving the card, some of my favourite stamps and the keyring is a great gift. I would try using the mark making tools without cleaning them at least first. You never know what might come off them, could be something you never imagined. Wishing you a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x13x

Mac Mable said...

No wonder your little precious loved her unique and thoughtful gift and gift card.....Clearly made with so much love x Her card is stunning and so very artsy and I love it x. So glad you've had a lovely time this week with family, which is so precious x.

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, fabulous card and gift, truly beautiful. So much love gone into them, plain to see. Eyes have cleared enough to be able to type now,lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #16 X

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful work desk and I love the stamped cards you made for your daughter's 21st birthday. And that tassel is gorgeous.

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Tracey, the colors on your dd card are just fabulous :) and the string tied blocks made me smile too. ~Stacy #30

Sarah Brennan said...

I don't doubt your daughter loved her gifts. A beautiful keyring Tracey and the card is spectacular. Hope you get the mark making tools in working order again, they have obviously been well used. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

Gibby Frogett said...

Hello Tracey - there's nothing more special than a handmade card and gift card is there - love the stamps you used.
hope your daughter had a lovely birthday.
Gill xx

Neet said...

What a lot of pleasure you must have got from making that beautiful card for your daughter. I love it! Rainbows mean such a lot and have so many meanings that they are special as is a 21st birthday - so very appropriate. Love the card and the keyring inside. I can just imagine the joy your daughter had on opening her card and gift card. Something she will treasure for always to remind her of her family.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday !This card for your daughter is simply gorgeous, as is the wonderful gift card. You never cease to amaze me with your art!
They grow up so fast - my daughter is already 18 meanwhile ..but wasn't it yesterday as they were babies? Hope you had a lovely celebration! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday dear friend!
Big hugs, Susi xxx

Caro said...

That card is absolutely stunning and I love the gift as well. Have a great week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#14)

Sue said...

Hi Tracey, Loving your card and the gift card, with the beautiful keyring.

Glad you have been enjoying your family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #9

Heather M said...

Hi Tracey, beautiful card and gift for your daughter - I'm not surprised she loved them. Have a lovely week, hugs Heather xx #11

pearshapedcrafting said...

I stopped finding treasures from my teaching days after we moved house, having had a massive sort out that took months before we moved!! I adore the card you made for your daughter and Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! I love that AS much has gone onto my list! Hugs, Chrisx

Shoshi said...

Congratulations to your lovely daughter for her 21st, Tracey! What absolutely gorgeous things you made for her, which I am sure she will treasure. I love the grungey wallpaper stamp and the beautiful card you made too. Thank you for enlightening me about the strange bit of wood with the string tied round it! It will be great if you can revive these and start using them again! Maybe the dried on glitter would add some interesting texture?

Thank you for your lovely comment which was so encouraging! Glad you enjoyed reading about my culinary adventures. I've made a couple of hearty salads over the last couple of days and they went down well with both us us, I'm glad to say. I am finding my new recipe app to be extremely helpful and a worthwhile investment. I'm always glad that bananas change so much as they ripen because everyone's taste is different. An unripe and a ripe banana are so different that they could almost be different fruits. I just love how I can't taste the unpleasantness of the over-ripe ones when I use them as a natural sweetener in recipes! So cool.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

My name is Erika. said...

Amazing card Tracey. I bet your daughter loved it. That is a great keyring too. You are very clever my friend. Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday with this beauty. hugs-Erika

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Both your cards are gorgeous. I'm sure your daughter will cherish her keyring, which is pretty enough to be displayed. Thanks for your visit to my blog and happy WOYWW!

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Tracey, you have had a busy time and such happy times with your family too. That's a very beautiful card you made for your Daughter, I bet she totally loves it. Thanks for this lovely post with all those creative tips, they're always appreciated. Big hugs xx

Marit said...

Oh my goodness Tracey... you are so busy and still managed to create such a wonderful card and gift-card... I am in ooh and awe! Thanks for your visit earlier, I am again a bit late with my visit this week but hey, at least it IS still in this week ;) Hope you have a lovely weekend, hug from Holland. Marit #20

Mrs.B said...

I'm a bit late to the party - but better late than never! Love your daughter's card, the rainbow background looks fabulous with the bold tulip. A gorgeous gift card, I love the stamp, and no wonder she was thrilled with the key ring, its fabulous and I'm sure she'll treasure it. Hope you've recovered from the Celebrations.
Avril xx
p.s. thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday x

sarascloset said...

Tracey, happy belated birthday to your sweet daughter! My the time flies when our little ones grow and mark the years! My two babies marked their 21st on the 11th! Where did the time go??? What a lovely gift for your daughter, and a beautiful presentation in the stamped card. I love that stamp and in red, it's so eye catching! And the colorful card you made for her is stunning, too!

I'm so happy you shared your artwork with us at A Vintage Journey! Sending big hugs!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what beautiful makes! Your rainbow card looks amazing, I love the texture of the background with your beautiful rainbow flower - stunning 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Cyndi L said...

What a special gift card for a really special day! I love that you make these for your beloved family members...making things for and with my children were some of my happiest times when they were growing up. And now I get to be the Grammy with PROJECTS!!! Happy birthday to your daughter <3

Astrid Maclean said...

Well your daughter is super lucky! The card looks amazing and as the gift card folder, wow, that little hanger is just stunning!!! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing gift! I love your cards and the handmade key ring is stunning, so beautiful 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! I hope you are having a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful card and gift for your daughter's 21st - the rainbow background is glorious and I love that pendant.
Alison x