Wednesday, 26 January 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 86

Good Morning to you all,

Messy, messy, messy desk this morning - it looks like a bomb has hit it : (  There's some serious tidying up to be done later but not until after my first cup of tea!

So what can you see today, Well, there's a couple of cards I've been making using the shaving foam marbled card I made earlier this week. For those who haven't yet seen what I've been up with shaving foam you can see it here on Sunday's post. My sister, Margaret, who used to help out at a playgroup many years ago, tells me that she used to let the children puddle about in shaving foam so it's a fact, I've entered my second childhood!!!

Seems I've developed the 'shove to the side' technique used by many crafters because there is a pile of paper, marbled card and cut out decoupage to the right. and that isn't even showing what's underneath. You can also see the Versamark, white embossing powder, stamp on acrylic block with greeting still attached (cleaned, just not put away yet in the pack of freebie stamps it came from.)

Under the pack of stamps is my bargain find for the week - a 6 canvas board pack bought locally for £1.99! They are already double gesso primed so ready for action. Beside them is a cute Stamptivity stamp I got at the bargain price of £1.50 from eBay. It's an elf carrying a pile of books and as a bit of a bibliophile myself, read thwarted lady librarian, I just could not resist it.

To the left is my box of bling (not used, but thought I might add some to the card in process at the front.) On top of that is a box of chipboard pieces, again not used. Stacked up beside that is a pile of rubber stamps waiting to be put away, notebooks waiting to be altered and a pack of calendars waiting to be used up before it's 2012  - it's all waiting, waiting, waiting : (  And just behind there's my mug holder of sticky tapes - yes, I saw it on someone else's blog and thought it was a great idea so picked the holder up in a bargain store for a couple of pounds.

Finally, there's a disc of digital stuff which came free with a magazine - it's out for a reason. My sister, Margaret, has just asked me to make a wedding card for her - you could say this was my first (unpaid) commission : ) Margaret has MS and is now confined to a wheelchair. Her physiotherapist is marrying her ambulance driver on Sunday - really short notice. So the disc is there because it has some wedding paper on it which might be suitable for the card.

Keeping going with the work space reveal thing I've been featuring on WOYWW over the last few weeks, here is a picture of the first drawer in a lovely wee chest Margaret gave me some time ago to keep my crafty stuff in.

Sorry about the light but the chest is underneath my worktop where it is quite dark. In this drawer I keep my collection of stamp pads, stickles, glitter, embossing powder, sponges, and oil cloths which I use to protect my worktop when I'm doing messy, inky stuff.

Right, now for that cup of tea, and then I'll be back to try to make my way round the workdesks of all you WOYWWers. I did try very hard to get round you all last week but failed miserably - life just got in the way. However, with 160 plus on the link I think I did really well visiting the number I did. If you somehow stumbled on this post and haven't a clue what I'm blethering on about please take a trip over to our noble leader Julia's blog, Stampin Ground, and discover for yourself the world of workdesks, dining tables, cubby holes, studios, etc., revealed for our vicarious pleasure and delectation.

Bye for now


nnalorac said...

Great bargains Margaret. Love how you store your sticky tape, might just have to try this. Thanks for a snoop round your creative desk today. Carolxx.....75

Glenda said...

I love your area! What a great idea for storing your tape!

kayc said...

Sounds like you got some good bargains. Thanks for the nosey. Have a good day. Kathleen x

Annie said...

What fab bargains you've bought this week. Love the storage drawer on show today. There seems lots of purple in there :-)
A x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I knew I would come across the place I found out about using a mug tree for rolls of tape again (that sounds very complicated but you know what I mean). I thought it was such a good idea that I used it too, and everyone commented on it on my blog. As for the shaving foam, I once saw the lady from Flowersoft using it in a plastic cd wallet. She added ink to it for colour and then sealed it and used it somehow to simulate water in a flower vase.

Ciara said...

Do you need some 10p's for the electricity meter?!! It's kinda dark on your desk missus!

I had a look at your shaving foam marble technique - wow, that's really cool!

Enjoyed the sneaky peak inside the drawer :-)

Sarah said...

Lots of lovely crafty goodies. I'm sure I work better in lots of mess...good luck with the card and enjoy the tea.

shazsilverwolf said...

Love the desk, and The Boss is gorgeous!!!

Andria said...

Wow what a FANTASTIC workspace, busy and creative :)

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Love your desk and your creative tape storage unit. I loose mine on my desk all the time!!

Sam # 26

Anonymous said...

like your 'messy ' desk demnotes a busy active mind.
x Tricia (120)

Anonymous said...

Yummie goodies and the beauty of a crammed desk is lots to look at :)

Marlene [71]

Minxy said...

I seem to have caught the 'shove to the side' bug too, must be catching lol
Thanks for visiting me,
Happy Wednesday
Minxy #1

okienurse said...

I don't think your desk is messy at all! Love all the bargins! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #59

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I missed you last week. I was shoving more than to the side, though. I would love to have all my glittery stuff as well organized. You have a real handle on it. Happy WOYWW from #10.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

A mug holder for sticky tape - brilliant of you to share this wonderful idea. It will make my life a bit less messy!
Vicki - a litle inkling 108

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

thanks for popping by and lovely comments, I agree with Maggie and think the tree for tape is brilliant not a tree in sight to put mine on but might hunt around the op shops you never know! trouble is my table is moveanble ie not a permantant fixture ao it maybe better where i tis..happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing should send you our sunshine!
Shaz on oz.x

Chrissie said...

It looks a lovely crafty space... and your drawer is very neat!
Chrissie #5

olive said...

thanks for sharing with us 'nosey parkers'..... great to see whats on other crafters desks. Shove to the side is a technical term???!!!! loving it. Hugs xxxx

Susanne said...

My kids used to do shaving cream painting in school, I've yet to try it on my cards.

donnalouiserodgers said...

By my standard that desk is tidy tidy tidy

Spyder said...

Love your 'messy' craft desk, it's all sooo neat!
Happy WOYWW! ((Lyn))
ps There's a little Award on my blog for you!

Marjo said...

Shove to the side is one of my fav make some space to craft

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #7

BrossArtAddiction said...

Lots of great stuff, very busy desk!

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for the peek! :D


RosC said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for calling by. I think the mug holder idea might be going feral. I'm next! Love your desk, and would love to know about the little cupboard with the chooks on the front.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love bargains! the pack of gessoed canvas boards sound great. i checked out the shaving cream post and it sounds like a lot of fun, with very interesting effects. i wonder how my husband will feel if i try it out with his shaving cream!

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Your desk looks very busy this week (or is that last week because I am late?). There are always repairs on my desk of Fairy wands, necklaces etc. Today I had a truck and a Barbie dress! Thanks for visiting and happy [LATE} WOYWW!
Susan xxox 29

LuLu said...

Howdy Elizabeth,
Nice desk! Not messy at all - to me...

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2.