Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WOYWW 151: Egyptian-theme gift tag

Just messing around with the figures on a Cricut cartridge this morning before my family woke up.  It's WOYWW and I snapped this quick picture:


If you are not familiar with WOYWW, it is What's On Your Work-desk Wednesday, a little snapshot of just that-- mess and all-- showing a hint of what was or what will be made... or nothing much.  You can link your own on the Stamping Ground blog and see lots of other crafters' desks and get acquainted with different blogs! Last week was my first WOYWW and it was so much fun to discover so many bloggers that were new to me!

If you are visiting me from Julia's blog:  Welcome to my little crafty space in Louisville, Kentucky!



So my work-desk.... you can see the figure's layers and a mini prototype of a pyramid box (that orange thing)-- it will need to be a lot larger.  My idea is a large pyramid gift box (that I will be filling with Lush bath bombs) and an Egyptian-inspired figure on a tag to go with it.  

Well, at least I got the tag completed this morning!





The finished tag is made from Cricut Paper Doll Teen Scene cut at 5" and then cropped (nose and mouth are hand-cut), Art Philosophy cut at 4-1/2" for the tag layers, and leaf shapes cut with a Cuttlebug die.  Tag and ribbon inked in brown.

I am off to wake up my daughter for school.  (The box will have to wait for another early morning craft session).  Thank you for checking my blog today!  So... what's going on in your crafty space?

50 comments:

JoZart said...

Well I thought you were going to make an alien from your die cut figures! Fooled when I spotted your lovely tag.thanks for your visit,
JoZarty x

Sue said...

I really like your very fabulous tag..it is both beautiful and unusual:)
xx

Jingle said...

Your desk is looking fun! Very cute tag!

Danielle said...

I also thought that you were going to make an alien, but what you did with that die cut is fantastic. Your egyptian girl is beautiful. dani138

Victoria said...

thank you for the look around your crafting space today
fantastic egyptian tag, thank you for your visit
vicky #104 woyww
http://angeldrummer.blogspot.co.uk/
Ps I also have saturated canary candy on my blog

505whimsygirl said...

Your desk looks nice and crafty! I can just see your creativity. The tag looks great!!

Thanks for visiting me earlier today! You should get your knitting out. I usually knit while watching t.v. in the evenings after a day at work.

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#144

butlersabroad said...

Lol, you fooled me too! I thought the beginning of the die cut looked very alien like too!! Love how it turned out though. My husband rolled his eyes and walked away when I stopped to photograph that SUV!!

Hugs
Brenda 118

craftymonki said...

I love your tag. I'm also insanely jealous of your cricut!

Zoe #49

Carmen said...

Ooh I'm intrigued what the books are just out of shot :)

Thanks for stopping by mine.

Carmen #105

The Weekend Artist said...

I did think as well that it was an alien form you were using! The tag looks great! Ill definitely be stopping by again! Can't wait for more of your posts =)

first-timer WOYWW
#54

JJewel said...

If only I had your talent and patience. That is gorgeous!

Red Kitty said...

Loving the tag, very unusual.
Happy WOYWW. x

Claire said...

what a busy creative space! pre-the-family-waking-up is a great time for creating, i reckon :)
LOVE the tag! and thanks for leaving a lovely comment :)

kay said...

totally loving that tag,really different,thanks for visiting my blog
have a crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #98

Daniella said...

Awesome tag! And the pyramid will be so fun!!
I love your workspace!!!
xxDaniella

Audrey Frelx said...

Nadia, this tag is absolutely fantastic!!! What a stunner!

Thank you so much for your visits; I haven't had time to lately to let everyone know how much your visits and kinds words have meant to me, and how much they've helped me get through some rough moments!

I've been given a "slight" break and I'm using the time to to drop in to say hi and that I've missed and thought of everyone!!!

I can't wait to be back "full-time", so I'm using the time I have as best I can, so I'll be back again as soon as I can!

Hugs, my friend!

Li'l Pidge said...

I thought it was an alien at first also!! But it turned into a great egyptian figure.

Thanks for visiting my desk also

kyla #137

Gina piazza said...

Nadia
She is awesome!!!
And I loved seeing a photo of your crafty space!!
Mine is just a disaster (but I know where everything is!)

Tracy said...

WOW that is going to be some gift box!! I love the tag! Thanks for visiting my desk today and a big warm Happy WOYWW to you! Warmly, Tracy #100

madebyKarla said...

So cute! I would have never guessed all those figures would have turned into this!

Caz said...

Jealous of anyone that can craft in the morning that early - it's all I can do to get up and ready to leave for work on time!!
Cute tag!
Happy WOYWW #174
Caz
x

Helen said...

I thought Alien too!! But beautiful Egyptian goddess appeared. Very clever and full of character. Your lovely tag brought back memories of many happy hours dressing paper dolls as a child. WOYWW Hugs to you Nadia - thanks for popping by to visit me - Helen 125

Diana Evans said...

I love your workspace and your super amazing tags!!! your work made me so happy today!!! thank you for the inspiration!!!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Love your title and the quotation above! Yes we do have to be observant to be more creative! Cute tag! So clever! I'm going to take a look around your space, seems to be a lot more to see! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Cynthia Eloise said...

love the tag. didn't get my woyww post this week but thought i'd check out a few that did.

Ohhh Snap said...

Such a fantastic tag! Love seeing your crafty space :D. Between you and Sis the Teen cart is winding its way onto my wish list lol. Is the pyramid box a Cricut cut too? Happy WOYWW!! #134ish

Ohhh Snap said...

P.S. I've pinned wayyyyyyyyyyyyy more things than I've actually made lol. The laundry detergent was on my list for about 4 months while I collected the necessary tools and materials lol.

Shoshi said...

I thought they looked like aliens too, in the first picture lol lol!! However, the final tag is gorgeous - that Egyptian lass has a real conquettish look doesn't she!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and glad you like the knitting.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #90

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Sally- yes, the little pyramid is from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2. I am hoping to have a gift wrap post up in the next week or so-- if I can get that box big enough to use!

Sis Patterson said...

Great tag and another fabulous gift set in the making. I love how you make your characters' noses! Totally original and so clever - and the little turn of the mouth - perfection. Can't wait to see the pyramidal-packaged bath bombs to go with your Cleopatra!

Lisa Richards said...

Welcome to WOYWW! Glad you're enjoying the snooping with the rest of us! You're doing some beautiful work at your desk. Enjoy those early morning art jaunts!
Lisa

Oh, and thanks for visiting my desk!

Becky said...

So cool!!! Love the finished tag!

Artie said...

Love your tag! Thanks for visiting mine. Artie #143

RosA said...

Hey, I love your Egyptian theme tag! (Must admit I thought the cut out figure was an alien at first, hehe!) Thanks for visiting my blog. RosA#16

BJ said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting me. Want you go through my drawers eh? What a thought!. Love your egyptian lady - undressed diecut looks like an alien to me - LOL BJ#51

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine and leaving a comment x

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Lori said...

Love the tag but I also cheated and looked back at some of your other posts. And, I LOVE those flowers that you made. LoriMoonStudio #124

DottyA Cards & Things said...

First thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my 3 wheel stool!! I too stand most of the time and that's why I want to try this stool... I'll let you know how it works out!
Your TAG is Lovely!! The purple gives it just enough color to make the whole thing stand out!!!
Love it!

Queen Of Toys said...

Hey really clever tag and the theme awesome. Please show pictures of the box when done you have peeked my curiosity now. Also you made a tag in the morning before you daughter got up, now that is impressive, I am usually going to bed at that time.

Eliza #26

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super tag, have fun playing. Take care, am still working my way through the list, doing so in stints and making sure I have snacks to munch! Zo xx 77

Elizabeth said...

Hello Nadia, great shot of your early morning desk. Those figures remind me of an old sci-fi film, that is until you put clothes and hair on them :) Hope you have a lovely creative week. Elizabeth x #113

SusanLotus said...

WOW! I love your small paperdolls, I browzed through your blog, and the tag you made this morning is lovely!

Have a great creative week!
Susan, nr 92 WOYWW

Kirsty.a said...

Great tag. well done

Judy said...

Love that tag, and those little figures could spark all sorts of creative endeavour
Judy #15s!

Lori said...

My goodness! This is just beautiful! I love the details you add that make it "Nadia." :)

Joynana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I need to take lessons from you on utilizing my cricut and cartridges. Love the concept and your tag. You are not that far from me. Tuscaloosa, AL #121

Amanda said...

I thought it was only me that gets up early to craft. Love the paper doll cart may av to get that one too. Thank you for visiting me. Hugs, Amanda 133

Sarah said...

getting up early paid off - a real fun tag there! Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12!

Neet said...

Very clever in turning that alien type figure into such a charming little Egyptian girl.
Sorry I am so late - you will see why in my next WOYWW posting. Thanks for visiting and for sharing. Hugs, Neet #3 xx
ps last call for my blog candy - closes tomorrow

Tertia said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one that thought you were making an alien. Love the tag!
Happy very belated WOYWW

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