19 Jun 2012

WOYWW 159.....Last time from my old desk!


Hello Everyone! Thanks for popping by to have a snoop at what could be the last ever pic of my Big Old Desk for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!
I have decided its time to get rid of it to the Garage & have a worktop along the length of the wall. I am as we speak filling out my Ikea Shopping list! Hopefully the work will be done in the next two weeks!....(mmmm maybe blind optimism) but cant be without my crafty space for long :( makes me feel anxious the thought of no desk!


I took the pictures while I was making the card in the next pic.
I Have a feel for the busy Vintage style at the moment. Seems my past few cards have been that kind of look. Think maybe some of it is down to the past two lots of Anna Griffin stamps sets I have bought. I love what she creates & the elegance of her designs. Its fired my Inspiration & got me enthused :) I have used on of Astrid's Freebie Friday Tags again as they are so lovely & easy to incorporate for a great Vintage look! Theres a link on my sidebar to her Blog, she does some really wonderful work!



I have now sent out all my ATC's from the 3rd WOYWW Anniversary swap, thank you to all my swappers! I will show them all when I have received them, as I still have two from the USA on there way. Hope you all have a great week & off to desk snoop!

Lavinia
x

45 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yep, that's definitely one super busy vintage style card. Very impressive, I admit. The recipient will be very pleased and honored, I'm sure. Have a great WoYWW from # 10.

Joynana said...

Very pretty cards and can't wait to see the new work space. #14

Danielle said...

Lovely card - I hope you get a desk soon! dani22

Spyder said...

good idea, I have a 'bench' (hubby made it) And then on the other side... an old kitchen work top, a long length...where mostly I scribble, as I usually stand at my beach to craft..it's higher...and holds loads of 'stuff' under it too. Looking forward to seeing your 'new' work top! Thank you for my snoop, have a great week. HaPpY WoYwW!
(((Lyn))) #20

sandee said...

maybe you should set your desk up in a temporary spot so you don't have to go cold turkey during the renovation! beautiful tag!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a luscious tag! Love the candy colors! Love the cards and tags in an older post too! Patsy from
HeARTworks

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what lovely vintage creations you have been making! and how exciting to have a new craft desk!
happy WOYWW!
blessings and hugs from #15
peggy aplSEEDS

RosC said...

Hi Lavinia,
It's a while since I visited you. How terrific to be setting up a new work space. Hope you enjoy it. Ikea stuff is pretty quick to assemble - are you having other things done as well? Sounds good.
Card is sweet, vintage is fun and often have interesting photos like this.
Cheers,
Ros. #51

jill said...

Beautiful card & colours. happy crafting Jill #52

okienurse said...

Went to Ikea last week myself and came home almost broke. Bought two sizes of Expedit and a few other things. My daughter bought a new desk top so not to be undone I bought a IKEA 6' right angle desk from a friend. So moving in the near future...after I get back from vacation. Have a great week. I love the ATC! Did we swap? ;-) Vickie #23

Valerie said...

How exciting to be getting a new workdesk! I understand the anxiousness of being without until the transition is complete...not to mention moving from one to the other! Gorgeous card. Valerie #36

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhh, that vintage card is just lovely!!! I hope your counters get fitted quickly and that your new creating area is to your liking!

Helen said...

your new desk sounds as though it will be great! your vintage style is gorgeous! Helen, 33

kissinia said...

Best of luck with your plans! Hope you will get sorted everything. Meanwhile popped in to say hi! Love the neat appearance of your working desk. Happy WOYWW! kissinia

Claire said...

what a busy desk and what a scrummy card! as are your others in a previous post - gorgeous :)
happy WOYWW and have a great week, and i hope you're not without a desk for too long :)

Claire said...

every time i forget *duh*
i'm no. 64 :)

Annie said...

Good luck with the Ikea shop :-)
Love the card.
Hugs,
A x #76

Hazel said...

Your card is utterly gorgeous. How exciting to be getting a new workbench thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

SophieNewton said...

Wow, stunning card. Very jealous at the thought of a work desk across the length of the wall, think how much you can spread out on that!
Sophie no.93

AnnieC said...

Beautiful vintage style - enjoy your new desk! Annie :)

Ann B said...

Hope you don't have too long to wait for your new workspace - it will be worth it if it gives you more room, something I'm short of. Love the colours on your card and tag, very vintage, very pretty.
Ann B
#67

craftymonki.com said...

Beautiful card!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #57

Laura said...

Lovely card, love the colours.
Laura 94

Angie said...

Oh what fun ...an IKEA shop ...I am sure your old desk will sulk in the garage lol.#9

Glenda said...

Lovely shot of your desk...moving? I don't know if I could be without a place to play for 2-3 weeks...I'm afraid I'd go into shock!
Glenda 101

Miriam said...

fabulous desk. Loving the art work.
#101

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh lovely stuff Lavinia, proof indeed that vintage doesn't have to be in seven shades of wee wee!
I think a 6ft length of worktop will be just the ticket, good luck with installation, I'm sure you will find it worth any wait!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Good luck with the sort & new desk, look forward to seeing it once done. Take care & enjoy the snooping! Zo xx 74

Bella said...

Good luck with your optimistic desk replacement...nice card too.

butlersabroad said...

Sounds like an exciting time Lavinia, I always like to re-org my craft area and find new homes for everything. The goose was really cute, I would have taken it home as a pet if I could have! I don't think you'd like the hot temps, there's hot and then there's extreme! Too stinking hot to go outside and do anything when I get home from work, but you're right, get up early and go to the lakes, that's such a great plan!

Happy Summer Solstice too!
Hugs
Brenda

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous vintage cards. Good luck with the work space transformation. x Jo

KatzElbows said...

Great desk, but I can't wait to be jealous of your new one! Your cards are stunning. Happy WOYWW.

cheers, rachel #19

Debs said...

Hi Lavinia, as usual your cards are stunning, I love 'em! Please keep me inspired :-)

Love Debs x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lavinia,

I really love all your cards (pinned them with the name of your blog)! They are that shabby chic look that I so love.

Time got away from me so don't have a WOYWW post today. I just wanted to pop in to visit and see what you've been up to.

Hugs,
Kay

May said...

WOW!! A new desk looking good.. good luck with the ikea shopping!! I adore your card.. Simply Gorgeous.. Hugs May x x x#62

Sandy Trefger said...

Congratulations on the new soon to have work area!! And your card is beautiful! ~ Sandy #145

Bernice said...

I hope you get your new desk up and running quickly - you'll be having withdrawal symptoms if you end up with nowhere to craft for too long!
Bernice

Helen said...

Hi Lavinia I too have a craft room a la Ikea! They are so fab at storage ideas. I wonder if they know how many crafters use their stuff! Your card is beautiful. The delicate turquoise trim is perfect. I am going to check your link out. Hugs from Helen 107

Amy E said...

Oh how exciting that you get a new craftroom design!! I hope you post pics when it's all finished!!

Happy WOYWW!

Amy E. #17
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Gourdess said...

Still making my way around the WOYWW desks! Absolutely adore the colors you chose. That is beautiful! I look forward to seeing your new work desk! Sounds like it will be much roomier for you. Warmly, Tracy #105

Michelle Webb said...

Love your blog Lavinia and your cards are exquisete, really pleased I hopped over today. Michelle xx

Becky said...

I understand why you would feel anxious, you can't very well craft in your hands and lap! Haha! Your card turned out beautiful. I love that style too and experiment with it from time to time :)

Lisa said...

Wow beautiful card stunning. Hope your not without your countertop too long.

Caz said...

I had 4wks of being boxed up while our garage was converted into my den - it nearly drove me NUTS!!! I had the space of an A3 cutting mat on the dining room table and that was about it for that time! Hope your workspace update goes a lot quicker than mine did!!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#156

mommyle said...

Good luck with your new space. I can't wait to see it!!!
Your vintage style is fantastic!!!

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