Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Cats

Hello WOYWWers, nice to "see" you!

I hope you're all having a good week and enjoy this Wednesday's snoop around the world onto other people's workspaces. If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, hop on over to the lovely Julia of Stamping Ground to get the whole picture.


My work table is - empty! Can you believe it? I had to cancel my "Halloween Cats" card class at the Center, but after the cancellation I offered it at my home and I had four people sign up and it was a go. Of course I had to clear my table for that, which actually is a good thing to do every now and then. After each class I tell myself that I should never get the table messy again, but it only takes a very short time until we're back to the same old mess. I guess you know this circle...

These are the cards we made - fast and easy, clean and simple; the big tag was a bonus project:


I've also started working on one of the papermache pumpkins that were sitting on my table last Wednesday. I wanted to decoupage both, but after I had started with the first one I've decided to do something else with number two. What a pain!!! Currently the pumpkin looks like this:


I seem to run around with constantly sticky fingers...

That's it, girls! Have a happy WOYWW and I will "see" some of you today!

38 comments:

Sue said...

Hi ya
fab cards & tags, your pumpkin looks fabulous,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (13)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I really think you pumpkin is beautiful. On my work table right now I have more on-lays for the family room project; a ball of thread for new crocheted edgings for my china cabinet; and a new dress, that is almost finished!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, i love that patchwork pumpkin. looks like that took a long time to glue all those paper pieces. but it looks really great!

Jingle said...

Loving that pumpkin so far and your cards and tags are looking pretty fabulous!

Helen said...

Great cards, and how fab does that pumpkin look!!

Sherry said...

Love your patchwork pumpkin - it's brilliant as it is!

From those cards, it looks as though your class was a success! Love the one with cats in hats!

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week.

Sherry (103)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like the clean table look, and those cards (and tag) are really great. Nice and each looks completely different. That pumpkin looks like it took you forever and ever to cut and glue those various papers onto it. Good LUCK with finishing it. I suspect the worst/most time consuming is over, though. Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

Scrapcollectr said...

Your last sentence sounds like a good name for a blog! Hee hee. Love your cards and ur pumpkin. Thanks for posting to my blog. I added a postscript if u have time to check back.
Happy WOYWW!
Linky#88

Neet said...

That pumpkin is looking very interesting - will it be finished by next weeks WOYWW? Lovely cards - what a nice workshop you did.

see you there! said...

Having constantly sticky fingers isn't a bad thing. The cards are great and that pumpkin looks very nice. Now I'm waiting to see pumpkin #2.

Darla

Aisling said...

Wow, your empty table took me by surprise! I sure know the circle, I'm now in the "clean and tidy" phase... but I'm already wondering if that'll still be the case when I'll share my workdesk next Wednesday! Thanks for visiting! #82

Twiglet said...

Fab pumpkin and I bet your card group enjoyed the activities.

Craftgirl said...

Work table empty means a good start to something new. Have a great day.
Carol (65)

Morti said...

Sticky fingers sound like a good idea - the pumpkin is turning out just fine! Thanks for stopping by!

Roban Studio - Rhonda said...

I LOVE that pumpkin!!! I want one. :)

Paula Gale said...

Hi Carola - the pumpkin is coming along - the colours are so ward that you chose.

Glad to hear you didn't cancel the card class altogether - and that you went back to yours and made some amazing cards! Well done to all

Thanx for the visit to my blog - welcome as always.

Paula x x x

Molly said...

I absolutely LOVE the patchwork pumpkin! Is it difficult to do? Would you consider posting directions? I have always shied away from sticky hands or painted fingers - but I am learning to embrace the messy in order to develop my creativity.

Linda C said...

That patchwork pumpkin is marvelous. Do you just use squares of paper and modgepodge or is in glue? Wonderful! Linda C #86

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello again Carola! Your pumpkin is turning out so nicely! And your cat cards look like so much fun! Thanks for stopping in to say hello!

Shari said...

I love the kitty cards and the pumpkin is really cool. I love especially the colors. Is it to give away? If you are going to keep it, you wond't have to do it again next year! Also couldn't help notice the lovely desk in the background. Beautiful piece of furniture! Thanks for sharing!
~Shari #123

Jane said...

Hi Carola,
What beautiful images, artwork, and writing!! I love your blog. It makes me feel like settling in with a cup of tea, and spending the evening.
I'll click below to subscribe by email.
Take good care,
~ Jane

gina said...

You are so creative--I love that pumpkin, and your artwork is lovely! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today--I appreciate your supportive comments!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow fabulous pumpkin! Loving your blog posts! And thank you for your lovely comments on my blog!

akilli melek said...

carola that pumpkin is amazing. are you going to sell it or put it pride of place somewhere? The colours are just fab. I really like your halloween cards too, lots of inspiration here. thanks for popping by earlier. i do love my heritage photos - lucky to have lots of them. caroline #36

oneoff said...

That pumpkin is gorgeous. I know the feeling of being constantly covered with glue - dunno why, but it always seems to stick to my nails as though they are peeling. Looks as though the group will have had lots of fun with those cards. Bernie #126

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Du hast ja einen herrlich großen Arbeitstisch. Der Kürbis sieht ja schon mal klasse aus, Patchwork, eine super Idee.

Marcie said...

Oh..how I'd love to take a class with you. Looks like such fun!!! And - thanks for sharing your 'empty' desk. What a wonderful concept!!!

Mandi said...

Super cat projects
The pumkin is FABULOUS

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

Jules said...

That pumpkin's looking fabulous! Thanks for visiting :D Jules #63

Ciara said...

Loving the patchwork pumpkin :-)

Ciara
xx

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, your pumpkin is looking really lovely - worth the effort and the gluey fingers!! Annette #33

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cards and I love that pumpkin - my pumpkin has been a work in progress for about 3 weeks now! Thanks for sharing (no. 46)

Christine said...

Wow I love your pumpkin! Cat cards very cute, but then I'm biased - all cards should feature cats in my opinion! :-) Christine #14

Janetlynne said...

Love your Halloween cards.....just adorable. Thank you for sharing.... Janetlynne

JoZart said...

Are you just showing off with that empty work desk? Amazing and well done!
The pumpkin is fantastic and love the cards too.
JoZarty x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Some lovely artwork here and that pumpkin is looking fab. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Terry & Kim said...

I laughed when you said you had to clear off your table for your four guests. I used to host events in my dining room and told my hubby that it was good to have classes here so I'd keep the house cleaner! I like your cards. That pumpkin looks like a lot of work. Thanks for sharing!

Terry #4

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that pumpkin! You even decoupage in an orderly fashion - wonderful colour balance! Well done on saving the class, bet your takers were really pleased with their fab creations.