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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

WOYWW #171 - Cards and Tiny Tin!!

Hi Wyggers... s'me again, with a flying leap to catch up to the week, dashing by!! Leaping for what, you may ask... well, my dear readers, leaping on to the magic carpet that is the Stamping Ground, run by our intrepid leader, Julia, so we can all blog peacefully together - well that's the theory if it!! snooping more to the point!! ha ha...
 So here is my "money shot" this week, in the middle of designing and making a couple of cards and altering a wee ickle tin. I have not had chance for much crafting... it is simply work in progress this week, actually - yes, but you should see the REST of the room!! OMG!!!
 Firstly, a ickle tobacco tin that Pete left in his cupboards... Well, they are MINE now and I can use whatever I want... As you can see from the numbers on the cutting mat on my screen, it is actually only  a very small tin but has been transformed ... eh, voici...
Some patterned paper, distressed and smeared with the dreaded Rub n' Buff!!! and it looks so different, eh?? The charm is a delightful one, made of brass, but slightly altered and enhanced... I want it to take a bit of my makeup in and it will do the job nicely, going to Turkey!! - huh!! show off!!! Anyone would think it's your birthday too...pah!!
Then, I have been making a couple of cards... one is a commission from my great friend, Peta, and the other is a congrats card for and her new hubby!! Good stuff - well THAT news shook you didn't it dear??!! This one is for said hubby, whose birthday is a week after mine, and I DO hope he likes it. The bloke looks a lot like him I think!!!
 This shot is from the back of the card, behind the raised cogs and main image. Most of the pieces I used are from the Kanban steampunk range, which is REALLY fab to use. Wendie's great influences here no doubt, but she seems to have gone from the scene again... shame!! - oh do get on!!
The beauty of these easel style cards is that they are so dimensional but they fold nice and flat!!!
Lots of the cogs move and especially this large one, which swizzles round when given a helping hand!!! - brrr... you need to get your nails done before that holiday, mrs. woman!!! 
And this is a HUGE card I made for their wedding congrats, only a week late, the card that is, not the wedding!!! - well THAT could be said to be years late, but it would be rude, so shut up Gaywood!!! I have used the same bloke - oh yes, very subtle!!!  I had great fun using my TH distressing tool all around the edge to give this piece it's aged look. The base patterned paper is from the Timeless collection by DCWV ... I LOVE LOVE this set of papers...
And true to form, I have decorated the back too. It really came out well. Peta does look at my blog, so I hope I deliver these before she sees... still, in real life, the colours are much more vivid and the cogs are nice and shiny!! and anyway, she likes seeing what I do...

So, next 2 weeks, I will be off and away to beautiful Turkey for rest and rest and rest and play!!! I may be able to read and comment but won't be able to show my desk - obviously NOT, drip!!! but I shall be thinking of you all and wishing you were here/there, well you know what I mean... so goodbye, party people!! Have a great couple of weeks (one on the beach and one cruising up the Aegean Sea to Istanbul... always wanted to go to Byzantium/Constaninople... yippee!!)
Love and light
Frankie
xx

34 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like the perfect vacation and perhaps a bit of birthday fun if I read the small print right (grin).

Your friend must like steampunk. I think these are fantastic, personally. Both cards are incredible. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Danielle said...

You made such beautiful cards! I hope you enjoy your trip. dani #18

scrappymo! said...

Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday...Your cards are lovely, by the way!

laurie said...

such beautiful work, have a wonderful time away,

505whimsygirl said...

Vacations are so nice - enjoy your break. Love the cards!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #33

sandee said...

I love reading your posts although I'm always confused at half of what you write, but you write so cute and funny it's still fun to read. Have a great birthday and a fabulous vacation! Take lot's of pictures to share with us! Your cards are fabulous! waving the #50 from the hills of North Carolina :)

Maxam Made said...

The cards I hope will end up in a frame or shadow box, Beautiful,!!! HAve a great vacation,
Ginny #25

Krisha said...

Petra will love these, so nicely done. Enjoy your trip and stay safe
Krisha#50

kyla said...

Wow such a lovely card and and a diddy tin. The holiday sounds fantastic, some sun and relaxing....lovely.
Kyla

Annie said...

wow what fabulous cards. Very inspirational. TFS and happy WOYWW

Annie x

Helen said...

Love the altered tin, and as for the cards ---- wow!! Enjoy your well deserved holiday, Helen 20

Julia Dunnit said...

You may well have not had a lot of time to craft, but my word you make use of any time don't you! Love the cards and the tin, how clever you are, such foresight with these things. Have a fabulous fabulous break, look forward to hearing all about it.

Cathy said...

Fab creativity going on here, and have a great holiday. Thank you for sharing your space.
Cathy #52

Angie said...

Looks like you are having great fun creating.. ..love your cards.
Have a great holiday.xx#86

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of lovely crafty goodness here Frankie. Have the most wonderful holiday and plenty of R&R.
Happy WOYWW and have a fun week.
hugs {brenda} xox #91

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Frankie, that looks like a very creative place - great pieces :) Wish you a wonderful holiday.

Helen said...

Fabulous cards Frankie. I like easel cards for impact too. Hope you have a lovely time in Turkey. I think you will find lots of crafting goodies over there. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 5

Francesca said...

Great cards, i like that set Kanban did, but never bought. Happy hols. Francesca #96

Francesca said...

Great cards, I liked that set Kanban did, but never bought. Happy hols. Francesca #96

mamapez5 said...

Your desk looks pretty busy to me. I love the little transformed tin, and the butterflies. Have a wonderful holiday in Turkey.
Kate x#128

Katie said...

Love the buttons and the wedding card! Fabulous!

Katie 40

sandysewin said...

Your steampunk card is AWESOME, I love it, wow.

And the tin cover is fantastic. Hope you have a great vacation!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #28

Tertia said...

The cards are fantastic! Enjoy the trip and the birthday.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #48

Monica said...

No time just what would you make with time simply gorgeous darling That sort of pop up card is mind boggling.

butterfly said...

Fantastic dimensional cards, which I'm sure will be treasured... they're just fabulous! Love the look of your little tin too... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#95

JoZart said...

Hi Frankie!
Your cards are really exceptional... love them and i'm sure the recipients will too.
Have a wonderful holiday but I'm sure it will be perfect for you in every way,
Love Jo x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Frankie, terrific cards - you do steampunk so very well.

Enjoy your holiday, the rest and play will do you the world of good.

Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #12

trisha too said...

AMAZING transformation, and gorgeous cards!!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #144

RosC said...

Handsome card for a handsome feller, eh Frankie? This is so well done, and so is the little tin. Love the tin size and shape so I imagine you have some fun ahead if there are a number of them.
Enjoy the trip to Turkey.
Ros. #157

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Frankie - well all those details are quite amazing - love the first transformation too. Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #23

Sue from Oregon said...

Super creation...that is one cool birthday creation!

Eliza said...

Brilliant creations and the desk don't worry be happy it will still be there tomorrow. It is the depth that varies with the desk. LOL

Happy WOYWW
Eliza #88

Jojorenee said...

Beautiful altered tin and amazing easel card!

monique said...

Beautiful cards on your desk. I think they are all gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday