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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW

Good morning my WOYWW friends from a very bright and sunny North Staffs, hope you are all well and enjoying life.  When I walked into my craftroom this morning and looked at my desk ....
I was surprised by the lack of anything to show you but the remains of a very busy time crafting yesterday.  I made two new DT cards which are under wraps, and so because of this I thought you might like to see....

this illustration from the set of EI stamps that my Pie (on Monday) was from, which many of you liked and thanks for your lovely comments.  Stamping is a relatively new adventure for me, and having a colour guide is really helpful. 

This is my take on the boot from the same set.

I've used the Nestie squares for layering the paper from HOTP over gold card and a patterned vellum. Although the shaped labels are lovely, the basic shapes are really useful, so don't leave them gathering dust. The boot I coloured with Promarkers, cut out, triple embossed.  A few gems on the tassels, twisted wire, ribbon, foam pads - job done.  Oh, not quite - the lines were achieved by using a score board - this matched up nicely with the diamond pattern on the boot! 

Enjoy your day visiting - this week I hope to be with you earlier! 

35 comments:

Helen said...

Great cards, no-one would think you are new to stamping.

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Lovely card.

Hugs
Kay

Neet said...

What a fabulous desk - looks like real furniture. Love your Christmas boot.

Twiglet said...

Great card Ikki - I can't think about Christmas till December!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the card Ikki, the boot is fab ;-)
Anne x

Sue said...

Hi Ikki
lovely creative desk, lovely stamps, gorgeous card, luv the boot, have a great day, sue,x

Minxy said...

Bah humbug to you, i'm pretending there is no christmas this year lol
but well done u for makin a start

Julia Dunnit said...

Whaddya mean nothing to see? I about fainted at the sight of your nestie collection and your desk is always an exercise in what stamps I should next be coveting.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a great pile of nesties you have there! love the card too.

BethanyR said...

Beautiful Card!

Linda Elbourne said...

Oh my word lady ... there is plenty to see :0) And that boot card is just lovely ... can I order ... erm ... about 80 in time for last posting before Christmas :0)

mrs ann said...

Love the desk and card, both unique and tradional.x

Cheryl said...

wondeful desk,love the collection of stamps too love cheryl xxxx

Darcy said...

great xmas card, i really must get some nesties, i see them everywhere and they look so useful.

Heather x said...

ooohhh you naughty girl....you haven't put your blade away lol.
I would love a rummage through that drawer/box under your desk hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Spyder said...

Love the Christmas stocking, given me an idea for one of my digi's! Have a Great WOYWW!!
((Lyn))

Wipso said...

Really love the card with the boot on Ikki.
A x

Violets Corner said...

Brilliant cards! No one would think you are a new stamper :)

Hugs
Maarit

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You8 may be new to stamping, but I would say you are doing an excellent job. Far better than I can do. Let's talk Christmas cards when the weather cools a bit in my part of the world. It's just too hot to think about the C word. Happy WOYWW.

craftimamma said...

Love the card Ikki and the desk still looks interesting, especially as I know what you're working with, Lol!

I haven't time to join in again this week which is a shame because my desk has lots of punched shapes that my two year old granddaughter has been sticking to a sheet of paper to make me a picture, Lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

JoZart said...

I love your desk and I enjoyed my visit until I saw EEEK! CH******as stuff. can't cope with all that till November, sorry!
JoZarty

Phree said...

Great space ikki, I couldn't help noticing your part open draw full of dies... wouldn't mind a better peek in there. Still love the stocking card, it's gorgeous.

Paula Gale said...

well I think to say that you took up stamping recently (i remember you 'experimenting' with your first dabble with TH DI's too) - and i must say - you are very talented at it which must be natural - and to make one of the most presige (in my opinion) DT's, is most impressive... Well done you.

Anyway, its nice to pop by - hope you are well.

Paula x x x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Very cute boot!! If you are new to card making I had better find something else to do. Glad you go right ahead and tackle things that put me off somewhat.

*Jennie* said...

very neeat desk:)) great cards too! Thanks for showing.. always like a nosy! :))

Sid said...

Great cards, love the boot !!

kath said...

thanks for sharing your crafty space today ikki....love the christmas boot...hugs kath xxx

angeleef said...

All those crafting delights in your drawer! Makes me feel very nosey!
Have a nice day
** Evi **

Claireliz said...

Great looking desk & lovely cards :0)
C
xx

Claireliz said...

Great looking desk & lovely cards :0)
C
xx

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful desk as usual Ikki, I do love your card too, off to have a look at the earlier posts.

Hugs
Brenda

Lizzybobs said...

sorry I am late this week thanks for sharing your fab space - love the card :o)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very tidy desk Eileen, and thank you for sharing the beautiful EI card - I love the diamond embossed background behind the Boot, and the regal trim on the boot itself - fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Alisonw30 said...

Lovely boot, I love the curl of wire in the corner too. I've got reels of the stuff but always forget to use it, lol!

Thanks for sharing

Alison x

Daniele said...

great card love the tassels
hugs