Wednesday, 12 November 2014

WOYWW & Card Deck Swap

First up is my desk...

Hmm.  Perhaps the less said the better!  I really should have a sort out but I fancy desking instead!

Next I want to share my card deck swaps (deskers don't have to stay for this bit but I reckon you'd enjoy joining in with us, which is why I'm including it in this post)

You can read about the swap here on Jessica's blog and sign up here.  Basically, we take a deck of cards, add paint and/or paper, then add a positive sentiment to each card.  Post them to Jessica who shuffles them and sends back 52 different cards from different artists (yes, you are an artist!) from all over the world.

These few are ones I have picked out to display first.  I'll swap them round after a few weeks.  Do you like my domino pegs?  :)

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll at least consider joining us for the card swap - it's like a super sized ATC swap, and all WOYWWer's know they are fun!

See you at your desk


  1. Oh what a fun idea. I've really enjoyed the WOYWW ATC swaps. Love the results.
    Annie x # 26

  2. Well, 'ello, 'ello, 'ello! Fancy meeting you here :P

    LOVE your desk this week. I am supposed to be swapping an entire inspiration deck with someone this Christmas and I, er, haven't started yet! Yours are fabulous and have inspired ME!

    And yes - I love your domino clips :)

    Carmen x #45

  3. That looks a busy desk. Happy WOYWW!

  4. You've received some lovely cards! I like the idea of altering playing cards this way and I really like your altered dominoes as well! Have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #33

  5. These are just beautiful and inspiring! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #57

  6. Love the domino pegs and this looks like a really fun swap- just not this time of year! time or time.
    thanks for visiting
    robyn 6

  7. What a fab idea to use the playing cards.

    The various quotes are lovely, but the Anne Frank one has to be my favourite.

    Hope you are having a lovely WOYWW.

    Sue #76

  8. With such different, lovely cards I'm not surprised your desk looks a little 'lived in'. Enjoy! Chris # 7

  9. Hi there - like your desk - interesting. The swap is such a great idea. Will pop and have a look. Anne x #38

  10. Hi Laura....looks like you've been busy at your desk...I too think the swap is an excellent idea - passing on the friendship in a creative way....I love your peg dominoes, I noticed them straight away. Thanks for visiting my desk, happy WOYWW RobynO#30

  11. Hey Laura, thanks for visiting me earlier. I love your busy desk. Love that gorgeous wood tool block. Cx #19

  12. Hi Laura, I am late also, thanks for visiting! I love your cards and domino pegs, very cool!
    Gabriele 28

  13. What a lovely collection of cards and a great idea using playing cards - never heard of that before. Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #44

  14. Love those cards and the domino pegs - that's a great idea! But what caught my eye most of all was the pile of yellowy orange ribbons in the first photo :-) Lovely colours, what have you been doing with those then?
    Hugs, LLJ 32 xxx

    1. Oh yeah, I made a chicken! :) unfortunately I can't share it until half way through December

  15. Hi Laura, I guess I'm late too but better late than never as they say. I try to visit as many desks as I can and I know others do the same so trying to do them all in one day is almost impossible anyway, so I shouldn't worry Lol! It's also fun to think that when you are commenting on the blogs some of the deskers will be fast a sleep in bed and when you are going to bed they will be getting up to start their comments, it's a small world. Happy crafting, Angela x 39
    PS I will be back later to have a better look at the card swap x

    1. I'd love it if you joined us for the deck swap :)

  16. Love the deck of card you have altered, they look fab and the swap looks like such a fun thing to do. You are never too late to visit a desk... sometimes you find stuff that others don't get to see by being late!! LOL Annette #31

  17. What a collection of creative happenings! I just don't know where to start looking. I love desk shots where I get to really peek at what people have and are doing. I'm crafty nosey I guess! Thanks for the visit!
    Angie #53

  18. You have a lovely desk! I love the tool stand. Did you have that specially made?
    The 'deck of cards' is a jolly good idea, and I've spotted some really good quotes and seen some really nice artwork. Well done you!
    Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder,
    Have a good week,
    Sorry I'm late but I take my time going through them all. (I enjoy reading all the blogs and look at the photos)

  19. oh how fun, I have not seen a playing card swap before yikes 52 of them though. ( almost reminds me of ATC's) ~Thanks for the visit! ~Stacy #67

  20. What a brilliant idea to do a deck swap, sounds like lots of fun and I would definitely think about it next time, must be amazing to get the whole deck of different colours and styles wow! :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #82

  21. Your desk looks just fiiiine! In my world it would be pretty clean! :) Leslie #85

  22. Love the cards. What a cool idea. Your desk looks lovely and productive and full of activity!

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Glad you like the album. We had a great time with our friends coming for tea - we had a cream tea!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #41

  23. Love those ATC cards - also a great idea for trying out new techniques. TFS and thanks for stopping by.

    Karon #54

  24. The card swap is a great idea! And I like your domino stands! Very creative :)
    Have a good week.

  25. Great project! love the idea of a set of positivity cards! Love your desk as well. thanks for stopping by. (#81)

  26. Your desk made me smile, with those bright pops of color all around, and the swap looks great, it's always fun to swap!

    Thank you for stopping by this week, Laura--I'm WAY late visiting!

    :)trisha (a little late)
    #63 this week with
    not much!

  27. What a fantastic idea, the swap looks brilliant, I havent heard of anything like this before. I love your desk, it looks very busy and productive. Sorry I am late, I get so waylaid visiting all the blogs....Tracey No. 20

  28. Hi Laura, still on catch-up after Blogger stopped play. Judging by your desk I would say you are busy with lots going on at the moment but then decorating 52 cards means an awful lot of creating. They are fabulous and I do like your domino pegs - a great way of displaying them. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Elizabeth x #70

  29. great looking desk. I can't understand how people can create when it is so neat and tidy. Love all the ATC! I love swaps too! Currently part of one making cards on Facebook and another we are making calendars so I have to make 12 of the month of July and December. Fun! Thanks for coming and visiting my desk this week. I am so late getting around but it seems something always gets in my way of desk hopping! Have a great rest of the week. Vickie #43

  30. As an ex Domino Diva I love your pegs! The cards are a lovely idea and if I wasn't so busy I would join in, maybe later.
    Today I had to tidy my room a little (read a lot here) and I ended up producing some cards so it worked. Thanks.
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me. Sorry I am so very very late - Neet xx

  31. Laura, what a smashing idea for card swaps, but oh it seems like a lot of work, I love the sentiment on the card in the middle of the bottom pic, 'Either you run the day or the day runs you' I need that somewhere that I can see it regularly.
    Thanks for visiting my page and your praise for my cards,
    Chris #8

  32. Love all the ATCs and since I am so late I got to see a bunch of your cards too! Love the one with the teeny tiny presents along the edge. Just so cute!
    Number only verification has returned so I'm jumping on it!

    Happy (late but determined to finish) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

  33. the card swap looks great fun - how inspiring sharing the quotes and artwork, thank you for your visit to my desk.

    Best wishes
    KraftyKaren #72

  34. Oh wowzah... I wish I had the time to participate in some card (or ATC) swap again because it is a beautiful and rewarding project to work on... LOVE what you show!!! Sorry that I did not stop by last week... time just slipped through my hands. Did I make it up to you by commenting now? Hope so! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #44


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