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I am a Primary school teacher teaching Year Five and Six (5th & 6th Grades). I have a wonderful husband and 2 gorgeous children in their teens. I love card making and have a bit of a crafting/stamping obsession! Just ask my DH!


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

What's on your Workdesk? (Wednesday #80)

For those who visited my last WOYWW (thank you!)... you will see that I did make my Clean and Simple Christmas Card and popped a photo of my children on it! Voila! It is still a bit hard to take for my hubby and my sister (Hi Rach!) who are used to lots of layers and embellishments from my card creations. I think there is too much white showing for their liking but I am quite happy with the result! What do you think? (See below for a closer look) 
What else can you see on my desk today...hmmm! The Graduation card I made for my niece (see my previous post for details). Photos  ready to be cut and attached to the card bases. A half finished card with two images from CC Designs ready to go. My previous post also has a completed Santa Emma card. Plus there are lots of images waiting to be coloured in with my precious copics that you can see in the top left. Well bloggers that is me done. Thank you again to all those who found the time to leave me a comment last week. I really love hearing what you have to say. I managed to visit over 80 blogs and left some love at each one!

This is a close up of the Christmas card that I am sending out this year. No my daughter does not have a strange facial tattoo... she'd had her face painted at the Christmas party we were at on the day! A very plain and simple card...no layering, no ribbon, no patterned paper but I did add some glitter and some bling! The sketched rectangle is a Hero Arts stamp, the sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I used Martha's Holly Punch.

Link up your desk here at the Stamping Ground so others can check out what you are up to.

Thanks for looking...have a great day!
~ Susan xxox


jude said...

Wow creative dsk this week just love it!Those cards look absolutely lovely and with the piccy something different.I did that when girls where younger but now coming up to teenage years not the in thing!So ive been told ..lol.
Have fasb wednesday hugs judex

Chrissie said...

I love clean and simple as anyone familiar with my blog might surmise and I think your card looks great!
Your desk is also very tidy and organised!
Chrissie #1

Rhonda said...

Lovely desk. Happy WOYWW Susan. #5

oneoff said...

Phew, you're busy. Like those little pots of pens and you're very organised. As Chrissie says, there's nowt wrong with clean and simple - I agree that the card looks great.

Bernie #29

Marjo said...

Hi Susan,

Love all your projects! What a wonderful busy desk.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #25

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Girl.. you are going to love the Owl Punch, I have had so much fun with it. cute outfits and hats and so on... and I have some good idea's I am going to post soon.

thanks for the comment

Shirley Pumpkin #2

Helen said...

Love your cards, and your desk is showing signs of busyness indeed. have a good day.

Minxy said...

Great photo christmas cards
happy woyww
hugs Minxy #28

Doone said...

I am a big fan of white space, so your card gets a yes vote from me,


airing cupboard crafts said...

your desk looks great I love the card xx

laura 61 x

Elizabeth said...

I love how the cards eventually evolved - brilliant! I've spotted Grad Anya, she's a favourite image of mine too. Elizabeth #71

yvonne said...

Hi susan,
Could you email me please regarding AFA DT

Scrapcollectr said...

Your card came out great! I was intrigued by the widget on your sidebar... had to visit the site. All those adorable animals! I may just break down...
Thx for visiting me!

Sarah said...

That card looks lovely I think clean and simple is always best when using a photo and that is a great photo

yvonne said...

Hi Susan
Could you email me please: yvonneafa@btinternet.com regarding the AFA DT
Yvonne x

Amanda said...

Lovely desk, lovely cards, the baskets with copics look great and really easy to use.

Cardmaking Galore said...

That is really sweet. I'm sure they will like it

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the simple card is great, it emphasizes the picture of your kids nicely. your cards ( in the previous post are wonderful too! happy WOYWW!

Jennie said...

love the show of your desk :))
Happy Woywwing
Jennie #9

sandra de said...

Your desk always looks so productive and the card is sweet. Have a great week.
Sandra #57

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had trouble last week, so it's good I can leave a comment today. I like this kind of card. Simple is my mantra, and it has just enough bling to catch the eye (#4).

Susan Allan said...

Nice to send out photos as Christmas cards....that sort will never be recycled, but treasured!
Sue xx 86

Serendipity Stamping said...

L love the look ofsimple, clean, and classy looking cards (I am not good at embellishments as yet), and yours are wonderful and fram the pic nicely. Very busy looking desk! #79

JoZart said...

Sometimes it's good to get back to basics and clean lines no mess! Great card as a result,
JoZarty x

Neet said...

Love clean - but I think of it as "elegant" and that is a lovely card you have done. Love the graduation one!
Thanks for visiting me - just back hence so late. Merry Crimbo!

Toucan Scraps said...

Hi Susan, I'm a firm believer in clean and simple, especially when you need lots and time is short. Your card is fabulous. It they really don't like the white, then use a coloured cardstock next year (grin)

Be blessed
from Angela #77

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm delighted you stuck with your design, it shows how flexible and openly creative your mind is. (That's to tell your sissy and hubby.!!) It's just gorgeous and you have to go with what pleases you for sure!

Nicky said...

Love your Christmas cards they are stunning - I also love the idea of your doorbell to call your DH from the shed lol - Nicky 15

Spyder said...

Sorry I'm sooo late, having blogger trouble! Really wish my desk....dinning table....kitchen table, hallway...oh and bedroom could be as tidy as your! Love that Santa card. Have a Lovely Christmas
(Happy WOYWW!!)

Nan said...

I'm a little late in commenting this week but so glad to have made it here. love your blog..the cards are beautiful and your desk inspiring! Nan #20