Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Curious how my desk looks today

On the right you see a painting my son made last night, before he went off to bed he wanted to create something (and who am I to deny such a request J)

While he was doing that I was sketching and planning the arrangement for our new craft room, which is coming together nicely as you can see here

Tomorrow the rest of the flooring will be laid and on Monday the painters are going to finish their work. And then I can finally move everything from the basement to the attic. Looking forward to that, not to the actual move off course but I am looking forward to creating in my new space.
On the back of the table you can see the Christmas cards I made thus far, a couple of new ones were made this weekend

Next follows a description of the process I followed for making them, if you were only interested in seeing my desk you can go now, but you are most welcome to read further.
I started by making a masterboard by brayering some metallic colors on a large piece of paper and some hot pink accents.

Then I took some stamps and ink pads in the same colors

And stamped away

Cut them in pieces of 9x14cm

and glued them to my cardbase
I cut 2 silhouettes with the cameo and glued that on the cards, the third one was a stamp of a reindeer.
I especially like the silhouette ones, they stand out more, I might color the reindeer to make it more of a feature.
But I do not have to rush or panic anymore for making Christmas cards in time, as my son came home on Monday from school with a whole bunch of cards he made and sells to support his school.
I will of course be buying and sending them because I find them fab (but I am bias off course J)


  1. love your son's artwork! your new craft room will be fabulous - bet you can't wait to get in there. Helen 3

  2. Awe your sons card is fantastic and I'm sure those who get them will love them. Great colours for your Christmas cards with not the usual colours so they will stand out amongst the others
    Hugs Nikki 5

  3. I can see your son is talented like his mummy . Happy woyww Jill #14

  4. Your silhouette cards are beautiful, but I can see why you are proud of your son's cards. They are fabulous. Thanks for visiting already. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  5. I must have a go at making a masterboard one day. Lovely colours in yours.

    Fiona #4

  6. I love the fact that children don't have any worries about creating something, they just go for it! Well done your son :-). That room will be amazing when it's finished...
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

  7. I used to be quite intimidated by lettering too, but Joanne's classes have bits of lettering in them, and they are very do-able projects.I enrolled in Lettering 101 2 years ago, and am only just getting to it now.I am feeling good about the practise and all. As I say- if I can do it anyone can!!

  8. I love that masterboard, so glad you share how you made it. I learn so much from this group. That Christmas tree card is wonderful.

  9. Your dismissal made me chuckle. Enjoy your new room. I've left a reply on my blog about my desk
    Lynn #15

  10. Such sweet artwork from your son! Your cards are lovely and I love, love, love your space! You are going to so enjoy the area! Glenda #25

  11. I think your son is the star of your post this week even though I like seeing your working process x Jackie 20

  12. Loving your son's artwork. Your new space is going to look fabulous. Hope you share pics once you are all in!! Take care Zo xx 28

  13. Lovely to see your cards and even better to see your son has inherited your talent and is making his own. Well done young man!
    Loving the new craftroom.
    Hugs, Neet 13 xx

  14. The cards your son made is awesome! Love yours too. Good luck with the move.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #21

  15. Congrats on getting a new space. hOPE you get everything moved with out injury !~ Some great Artwork here, by mother and son. Have a super day and thanks for the visit.

  16. The new craft-space looks lovely, you will enjoy it so much, I'm sure! I love the card your son made... I wish mine did that too still (but he's 23 and not coming home from school with these kind of things anymore. I do, however, still have the 'light/candle' (little jar that he painted with glass-paint) to put on the table at Christmas... Thanks for stopping by my blog, happy woyww and a big hug, Marit #19

  17. Oh, you've bought the Cameo! Wasn't that supposed to be a Christmas present, LOL? Great cards and lovely creations by your son. I wish mine was more into crafting rather than video games. Your new craft room will be amazing! Can't wait to see it all populated with your crafty stuff. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #30

  18. PS. I've got those circle stamps too! They're dirt cheap from China - great bargain and pretty good quality!

  19. Wow, your son is both talented and entrepreneurial - well done him for selling them! You must be so proud :-). Happy crafting, Max #34

  20. Lots going on here! love the kid creations!
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around!
    Robyn 2

  21. I love crafting with the kids. My son loved to help me brayer on masterboards. He picked colours and brayered them. He helped with the stamping too... Problem is, he was absolutely shocked anout my plan to chop the board to pieces, so haven't done that yet :)
    Happy woyww!
    Kristiina #31

  22. Ooh...If I knew I had a new craft coming I'd be so excited! I love how you encourage beautiful creativity in your son--thanks for the visit! Sandy Leigh #thirtysomething

  23. Wow! What a great craft space! How exciting!
    The pixie cards look wonderful, but your son's Christmas tree card tops it all. I'm sure everybody will love it!
    Thank you for visiting earlier,
    Have a good week,

  24. You really are going up in the world with your craft room :-) I bet you can't wait. It's so lovely to see little ones wanting to be creative.....encourage it :-)
    Thanks for calling by at mine.
    Annie x # 17

  25. The craft space looks amazing and lovely to see the crafting talent being expressed by your little one.
    sandra de @27