Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WOYWW - 25 April 2012

I'm not sure what happened to April but I can't believe that it is nearly over.  There has been very few lovely Spring like days - but plenty of April Showers! 

Well back in the cozy spare room you will find my little work space and as it is a Wednesday it is time for this weeks peak at the desk.  Once again joining Julia at Stamping Gound to look at the creative workdesks around the world.

This is what my desk looked like this morning - however here is a quick overview on how it got this way!

There is one big change this week... I emptied the bin on the desk (but it has started to fill again LOL)!!!! but it did not make it far... the rubbish is now in a bag sat on the floor by the desk LOL.

My desk is quite busy this week, I want to make a 'Moving House' type card for a friend and I had a few ideas.  One was to use a set of dies with a fence & birdhouse, I wanted to hand the birdhouse from the tree I had - but this looked naff - in the end you see that I used the fence & tree to create a Easel Card which is sat on the corner of the desk.

I then decided to cut another set of fences/birdhouse - this time using Colour Core card and after embossing the dies I sanded the raised area away - maybe these will work better - and I found 2 wooden doves in my stash.

In search of elements for the 'Moving House' card I then stamped and started to colour images that came with one of the magazines last year.  I plan to cut them out and mount them somehow on a card... I think... maybe... sort of!!!

I then decided to try and use some of my Mica pigments through a mask to create a background on black paper.  I was pleased with the results... but not really use if they will get used or not (do you feel a theme building here???)

By this time I got a bit fed up of trying things... and not really knowing what I wanted.  So I decided to re-organise my brads/eyelets (this is just one box of 5!) I found the best way to move things from on compartment to another was to use a plastic spoon (which was still on the desk).

All in all this week has been very creative - if not totally productive :)


  1. whilst your desk bears much loveliness and inspiring instruction I have to say I adore your sidebar calendar - it is Fab
    dx @ 108

  2. Lots of fab projects on your desk and you are certainly right about the April showers as I think we have had rain everyday, non stop!!

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

  3. The brads look just great............i also like your calendar, its really great!

  4. thank you for the look around your crafting space today

    vicky #104 woyww
    Ps I also have saturated canary candy on my blog

  5. Some great crafty things on your desk hugs trace x 97

  6. There was a level of avoidance going on there I think. Do you know what you were avoiding? Mind you I'm doing this instead of crafting or tidying. #55

  7. Fabulous work desk. Hugs Rita xx 67

  8. Love your space and sorry I cant give you any advice with the card, just do something else and it will all come together later. Oh and as for sorting the brads, you can have that one to yourself.

    I do like your sidebar calendar, very interesting.

    Eliza #26

  9. Cor! Look at all those brads and eyelets, yum!
    Laura #111

  10. Fabulous crafty desk, Love those stamps and brads... I too love your calendar.. Hugs May x x x No10

  11. I don't know about April Showers, more like April downpours that last all day!!! What a shocker it's been today.
    Your desk looks full of lovely things. Love all those brads and bits and the new house card is beautiful.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #74

  12. am sure that it will all fall into place and you will finish your card but dont drop the brads in the meantime :)

    have a crafty week and
    happy woyww
    kay #98

  13. I like how you show us how you got to the point you are at now. For one thing, I think a lot of us have similar thought patterns. I want to do this. No, this may work instead! Hey, this is cool! Oh look, stuff to sort! Maybe no one else will admit it, but that fits me to a "T." I like the card version I see on the left of your desk in the first photo.

  14. Yep, it all sounds very familiar. Love the idea of the moving house card though and that is one amazing collection of brats etc!

    Happy WOYWW #34

  15. Well it reads like your mind set is the same as mine, I'm sort of 'picking' at stuff here and there...I like the moving house card's turning into a lot of work, not that that was ever the issue with creating!

  16. Like the look of your moving house card - very 3D.

  17. Love the house and fences, I usually just draw mine-would be nice to have a die-cut! Thank you for my snoop! Happy WOYWW!
    Late this week! #102

  18. Super makes going on, love the look of your moving card. Take care, enjoy this WOYWW, am working my way through the list in shifts! Zo xx 77

  19. Thanks for sharing your desk and your ongoing project.
    Nice collection and storage of your brads!

    Susan nr 92 WOYWW :)

  20. I am sure all those tries are going to make some great cards sooner or later.
    Happy belated WOYWW