Thursday, 12 January 2012

What(was) On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Using my Counterfeit kit.

Hi there all you WOYWDWers. It's Thursday! But I was working all day yesterday so I will show you what I got up to when I finally got the kids to bed after school and karate.  
The messy pile of stash on my desk is my January Counterfeit Kit, which I had out to make birthday cards for my nephew and his mum.

The Harry Potter cards which the lovely Melissa kindly sent me before Christmas make perfect toppers for boys' cards. (I don't really do stamping, as you know.) I layered it with some of the small scraps I'd pulled for my kit. The yellow foam letters brighten it up and suit a 6 year old.

My sister-in-law needed something more grown up (although she's also a Harry Potter fan). I cut the daisies from the last scrap of a particularly lovely sheet of patterned paper, which I'd been saving even though it was too small to do anything else with. The drawings were cut from a very old English composition text book which had been shoved to the back of  our teaching resources cupboard. When you see the final picture inside the card you'll know why we don't use the book anymore!

11 comments:

Margie said...

Lovely cards!

Helen said...

Great cards - I love the use of the old book and the last scraps of paper (I may possibly hang on to small scraps myself - possibly ...)

vanlikethecar said...

Gorgeous cards! And love the idea of posting pictures of your work desk!!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Love it!! Killing myself laughing!! My middlests training to be a Gamekeeper, PMSL, sorry too good!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ho ho! That last picture made me laugh. It was not at all what I was expecting. Great cards and thanks for sharing even if it was late. I'm still popping around and visiting folks.

Melissa said...

Great cards - I'm so excited you were able to use the Harry Potter cards! That turned out perfect!

buggalcrafts said...

lovely cards! i am a cut & paste kind of gal too! don't stamp much. never got into it! cutting books apart! oh, my! oh, wait I just did that too!

Sian said...

I love those drawings - what a great find. Or is that a "save". Maybe you grabbed it before it was binned like any good crafter would :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha! brilliant card Kirsty, I could do with another just like it - that could be my beloved father as the character in the now inappropriate book!!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Nice use of stash.

bohemiannie! art said...

Good looking cards you got there!