26 Jul 2011

WOYWW 112....Showing a little more!

Hello WOYWW'ers! I hope everyone has been enjoying the fine weather we have been having in the UK this past week! Its been great here in sunny old Manchester. Although yesterday was very humid it was still very sunny & the temp in my little sun trap garden was 80 degrees! Anyhow I digress....this week I though I would show you a bit more of my crafty space. As you can see the shelves are great for storage, and you can see my new crafty unit I showed you a few weeks back to the left of the pic on the back wall. Its a bit cramped when I get going & start pulling out this & that from here & their as the desks not that big, but its ok for now until more space becomes mine in the room....:)

Here on the desk I was having a mess with some Papermainia Daydream papers & some Cute pet die cuts. I was using some of the Hunkydory Angle Whispers Glitter on the images. Its very fine & great to use on images as its very iridescent. I have the usual crafty suspects ATG Tape gun (a must for me) X-Cut guillotine (my preference opposed to a paper trimmer) And of course where would us crafty souls be without Sticky Foam Pads!

Finally I have been delving on to my Kanban Chelsea Papers again this week, here I have embossed the backing paper with cosmic shimmers gold. The little white doily at the top of the card is Embossed Acetate used form the collection as is the Die cut Roses on the bottom right. I used Hunkdory glitter again on the Butterfly Image. I keep going back to this set for bits & bobs to go with other cardstock, its becoming a fave, I love the Shabbyness of it!

Well thanks for looking in on my little crafty desk on your travels around the Globe of crafty desks on offer. Thank you to everyone and my followers too for always leaving me wonderfully inspiring comments, I do enjoy reading them, they really help keep this blog going & spur me on! So now off to make a cup of tea & desk hop, have a great day everyone!

20 Jul 2011

WOYWW 111...and 111th Post!

Hello "Work Desk Wednesday'ers" I have been trying to get these cards finished. I like some I make so I keep them for me & then I select some to go in to the box for friends family ect. I tend to make a card then put it to one side to finish the inside, but then get side tracked with another idea & then before I know it I have a pile to finish inside & bag up....like this lot!

This is one I made last night with some of the elements from the Kanban "Chelsea" collection.

And these recent paper purchases have yet to be used. I really like "First Edition Papers" the quality is very good and the Glittered embossed paper in the is excellent! The top two A4 Paper pads are a new addition from Kanban to their range & are really pretty vintage papers, will I have the heart to use them? Or will I just get them out to look at every now & again???? :)

That's me for this week. I am now off to look at your wonderful workspaces & there probably more interesting then mine I expect. Have a good week everyone!

13 Jul 2011

WOYWW 110 & Full shelves!!!

Hello WOYWW'ers!....As you can see I have a ribbon issue going on at the moment! Up to now all this has been in a box on a shelf. However I find I dont seem to use ribbon much because of this. I like things to hand! It makes me use more of what I have as opposed to stuff being in boxes ect. Anyway I may have come up with an idea to hang them so they are easily accessible. I have looked at various methods of storage that are available but none seem to fit my needs, so hopefully that will be sorted soon! Also as you can see I have had a little Kanban shop fest from QVC. I used some Birthday cash to fund my Paper Obsession.

And after tell you last week about my super new storage unit I managed to get time this week to sort things out & fill it with my crafty wares! I am really suprized that it has been filled? Thought I might have a bit of room on it to add some new stuff perhaps!

All the little cubbys & nooks are full of glitters & embossing powders & stamp pads & rubber stamps. I liked the fact I can see everything & its easily to hand. Its also nice to see some of my wood stamp collection as they have been in a box for ages!

The lower half of the unit holds my 8x8 papers as well as A5 and Glitter pads as well as some A4 pads too. The middle bit is good for my tape box with all adhesives in it as well as my tin stamps and the plastic box holds all my Acrylic Cling stamps. Really happy with how it looks, but plan to have it painted eventually.

My last pic today is something I made using Cardstock from First Addition Papers " Love Letters" collection and a die cut sentiment & die cut flower & butterfly from Kanban using the "Chelsea" collection. The white doliey I used is stuck to a piece of white card using a double sided sheet of adhesive, cut around & then used "Martha Stewart" Verdilite Glitter to fill in with.
Right off to sort that ribbon! Take care everyone & thanks for all your comments I love to here your views & opinions they really cheer me up! "Hello" to my new follower Michelle ;)

6 Jul 2011

Whats On Your Work Wednesday 109......its been a while!!!

Well hello WOYWW'ers! I must say its been quite a few weeks if not months since I took part in the weekly super desk snoop. If anyone has stumbled on to my blog & is wondering what I am on about well! Its weekly blog hop were we all get to have a look around the web a various desks & crafty goings on. If you would like to join in or would like to know more about this weekly snoop-a-thon then get over to Julia's Blog http://stamping- ground.blogspot.com/

Last weekend Mr Lavinia & I decided to go "for a drive" and a have a Pub Lunch to celebrate my Birthday. The weather was Beautiful & we found a fantastic pub near Skipton. While eating lunch I realized that we must be near The Stampman craft shop. So I Googled it on my phone & found we were within a 10 minuet drive form the shop, so I informed Mr Lavinia "we should go as we are in the area"......well it would have been rude not to eh :-)

As we arrived I realized it was 3.45 & the shop closed at 4.00pm. So I asked was it ok to have a quick look around. As it happens the shop (that is on a small industrial estate ........look here for times & how to get there http://www.thestampman.co.uk/catalog/index.php ) was in the process of moving from one unit to another next door. The owners directed me to two great rooms full of crafty goodies!! At this point as all of us do I went in to craft haze & ooooo'd & aaaahhhh'd at all the wonderful stash on display! They have a really good choice of crafty stuff & do mail order too if you cant get there. So I purchased some items & went back next door to pay for them, as the till had not been moved yet. As I was paying for my goods I casually said to Mr Lavinia " Look at the amazing unit behind the till, go ask if you can have a look at it & see how its made? I could do with somthing like that that in my room at home" then the man at the till said "Do you like it......its for Sale" So craft haze descended again, " Really" was my reply! So we negotiated a price & next thing I remember we were loading it into the car & driving away! How chuffed am I & what an extra special unexpected birthday present!

So as you can see, my Ikea drawers have been moved & need to be emptied & all my stash needs to be put on the unit. I will need to have a change around & a re-organize of my space, but it fits a treat in to the room, love it & its really sturdy too, it will fit loads on!

Hope all you WOYWW'ers are well & I look forward to catching up with you & popping over to your desks this week! Take care all & pop back here to see my Unit filled with stuff soon :-)


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