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09 January, 2013

WOYWW No. 188. A birthday Card

Edit: Thank you so much to everyone who gave me html advice. As you can see, it's worked.

Greetings fellow WOYWWers. It's hot one day and cool the next around here but I won't complain since I'm relieved to have some respite from the heat. People inland are not having such luck. Our lovely island State of Tasmania has been alight this week and so are our neighbours in New South Wales. Thinking of you all.

The business of this post is about desks - what's on mine, what's on yours if you've connected with the team at Julia's Stamping Ground.

Today - this week really, has been a design week with lots of trial and error. I have been wanting to try some Kraft card that I bought at Picture to Page late last year. Every sort of ink behaved differently from its usual fashion. Here's the desk...



You can see.... at long last, thanks to the advice of many friends of WOYWW the card in the centre surrounded with various inks, tools and stamps used in the card.



And here's the final result. I'm not sure that it's the most final outcome, as I can see many more iterations to experiment with, but it will do for a start.  I used the Mica stamp pad for one fern leaf and Marvy for the other leaf in a stronger green. The dragonfly is stamped in Encore silver and embossed with Liquid Platinum. I used a die for the greeting label and attached with jute string. The card for the panel comes from a series of colours called Outback. They all have a mottled look. The little die-cut dragonfly is cut twice to select two different colours for the wings. The card stock is an acid free chip board which is quite heavy, probably more than 300gsm. I stamped twigs and ferns off the card.

News is that I'm off to the Daylesford Singers Festival this weekend which will be great fun. My choir is in the Saturday night concert, and there will be lots of workshop to attend. More on that early next week.

Feeling very prickly with this post, dear desk-hoppers. Please bear with me.

Ros with hugs.

23 comments:

Shazsilverwolf said...

You're the third poster I have seen today having Blogger problems. I had exactly the same thing back last year, didn't get any decent answers from either Mozilla( Firefox) or Google. I switched to Windows Livewriter(free), which another WOYWWer suggested. It is actually great! Eventually, Blogger seemed to sort itself out, and now I use both.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #73 xx

BJ said...

I had the same problem with Internet Explorer and have changed to Google Chrome for uploading photos whilst they address the issue.

Redanne said...

Hi Ros, it is simply terrible to see how devastating the fires are, I feel so very sorry for those in the midst of it all - thank goodness you are safely away from it.

This problem with Blogger is a world-wide thing, I had hoped it would be sorted by now - but no.... I have been using the HTML button on the page where you do your blog post and that seems to work, although still VERY annoying indeed........ Hugs, Anne x #47

Twiglet said...

Blogger is a pain at times but usually rights itself. x Jo #49
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

StampinCarol said...

Blogger can definitely screw up things! Will check back later and hope you get your pictures uploaded!
Carol N #98

Lori said...

Good luck with blogger. I seem to have problems if I try and use Chrome, but no issues today using Firefox.

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

JoZart said...

We'll catch up with the pics asap! Sounds like you are really craft busy there. It is dreadful to hear on TV and radio and papers of the dreadful fires over there. Some really scary pics and I really feel for those involved.
wonderful to hear you sing in a choir. I used to sing and loved it but we stopped when we both had throat problems a few years ago.
Jo x

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.
Ria

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those poor,people made homeless by the fires, some dreadful stories.... There doesn't seem to be any end in sight either.....
I hope your choir concert and workshops go well, enjoy them!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

sandee said...

You either have to switch your browser, switch to Goggle Chrome..or like me, upload my pictures from Picassa. It sucks that Blogger has done this to us :( waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Apryl said...

Bummer about blogger :( Not the only one it seems! Happy WOYWW anyway...

Apryl #9

Claire said...

so sorry you can't upload pics - i know blogger can be soooo contrary! i upload to picasa, then into blogger, this seems to work...
thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment - i agree re. a nature philosophy - we would get so many more things right and in balance if we followed nature's lead...
Happy WOYWW and have a great week :o)
no. 10

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Ros... ah Blogger rather like the girl with curl in middle of forehead - when good is very very good, when bad is horrid!!

Perhaps try Chrome or Firefox if IE is your web-rownser.. have heard that others have done this successfully when having issues. Re craft card - not sure if it work with what you have done but I save boxes of cereal and such for card and turn them inside out and use them on cards .. often cant see them but they would work as well as bought craft card for most things ... just thought.
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #6
Will pop back for pickies...

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Feeling your Blogger pain - which is why I blog on Wordpress. Still, I join you in the stamping of the feet. Grrr. Love that you have a (picture) rather than a PICTURE on your blog. Too funny, in a totally aggravating way.

But solider on. They fix it eventually, I bet. Fingers crossed....

MA (4)

Queenie Jeannie said...

I have Firefox and haven't had any issues! IE doesn't seem to work well anymore, anywhere, so you might want to switch! Good Luck!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

RosA said...

Hi Ros,
Just a quick hi! And Happy New Year! I tried to do a WOYWW post the other day but had the same problem not being able to upload pics, so just gave up. Hope you are nowhere near the fires. We have serious bush at the end of the street, about 20 houses away. There's a creek at the bottom and it's a lovely walking area (in winter) but at the moment I am just glad that we are no closer.
Catch you next WOYWW ... maybe?

Caz said...

As others have already said - I switched to Chrome from Firefox and have had no problems at all fort the least 8-9 weeks so maybe it's worth a try for you....... hope you get sorted soon!
Happy (late) WOYWW
Caz #68

Sue said...

This is now Saturday, a few days later and I am having trouble with Blogger. I can't upload in the usual way. But, recently I got Picassa on my laptop and found I can upload a photo to Picassa and from there Blogger will load it up to my blog. Quite long-winded but it works.
Did I say happy New Year, if not I am saying it now. Don't let Blogger grind you down....he has his moments, does Blogger.
Much love and best wishes
Xxxx
Sue

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so sorry about the fires and glad you are out of it, Ros. I was so pissed at Blogger last week and wrote a whole snit about it. I think they are forcing us into Chrome, which I resent. We switched to Firefox and now I can load my pics w/o going through Picasa (which I think is a pain, even tho I love Picasa).

We do get in a lather about free stuff, do we not! I was fit to be tied!

If you don't want to switch to Firefox, just click on HTML up in the left-corner tab next to "compose" on your post page, like Anne has suggested. There you'll get a browse button and once you've downloaded your photo, you can switch back to Compose to write. Hope that helps and you get it sorted out!

I'm late hopping along WOYWW. I hope you had a fun weekend at the Festival.

Darnell #30

Tertia said...

I sometimes have problems with Blogger too, found that if I use Firefox I seem to be able to upload my pics.
Sounds like really cool project.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia 17

KatzElbows said...

I now blog from my iPad and use Blogsy. This means no problems (so far!). Thank you so much for stopping by. Your idea for the skull shaped vodka bottle sounds amazing. I'd give it a go use myself, but I don't drink!

Hope Blogger stops being such a bugger,
Rachel

April Story said...

I hope you're able to post pictures soon - I can imagine how frustrating that is. At least you know you're not alone. I imagine your card is lovely.
April #136

Sue said...

Very clever to do the dragonfly's wings like that. The whole creation is so lovely.
Stay cool and stay busy and happy singing:)
xx