Wednesday, 2 February 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 87

Good Morning to you all,


It's still morning, but only just. I'm late to the party this week, my only excuse being that I've had rather a lot to do on the domestic front keeping me back from my craft space. If you are saying 'what party' pop over to Stampin Ground where our delightful hostess, Julia, displays the guest list. From there you will be able to blog hop your way around the crafty desks of fellow WOYWWers - you'll enjoy the experience and might even be tempted to join in :)

Firstly, taking due notice of Ciara's comment about the dismal quality of my photo last week, I tried taking the photographs with the Logitech camera I use for taking piccies of cards and they were terrible, so it was back to my little digital camera again. These photos were taken with the overhead light on and the blind pulled right up in an attempt to get as much light as possible - these are the conditions I have to work in. However, it is dull and rainy outside which does not help.

So what's actually on my desk then. There's the current project which is based on a 'One Sheet Wonder for 10 Cards' demo I saw recently on YouTube. You can see three of the the completed cards just in front of the chicken cupboard. To the front is some of the freebie magazine papers with my favourite glue tape on top that I'm using for this experiment together with the next card I'm working on. (Recently Wilkinson opened a branch here in Ayr and it has a craft section stocking these glue tapes which is terrific - I can just pop down whenever I need to stock up instead of waiting weeks for the postman to deliver.) To the right is the instruction sheet for the project and to the left are the remaining 6 cards waiting to be put together.

On the easel to the right of the chicken cupboard is Funny Sunflower - a new digi stamp from The Paper Shelter - coloured with Promarkers. I think she is so cute and reminds me of 'Weed' and the 'Flowerpot Men' - aah, takes me back a few hundred years!

There's numerous other items littered around, all being used for projects, a pot of gesso, a tube of white acrylic paint, dimensional squares, a greeting stamp with 'Thank You' on it, cream card embossed with the polka dots I love so much and a wee pile of oval shaped stamped greetings and matting ready to stick on the cards.

And especially for RosC in Australia here is a peek inside the 'chook' cupboard:



This wee cupboard started off life as egg storage in the kitchen but when my Estate Manager (aka DH) deemed it redundant I had to save it and find another use for it. I have to thank you Ros because when your comment popped up it made me look inside and it was full all sorts of bits and pieces but wasn't really serving a useful purpose. Now, as you can see, I've re-purposed it as storage for some of my ink pads - all neat and tidy and I can see what colours are there - and I'm really chuffed with it :)

I will be posting more about the 'One Sheet Wonder' project later in the week and will give full details of where I saw the demo and where I got the instruction sheet for those of you who are interested. And I'm certain the 'Weed' will also be featured at a later date.

Finally, have you noticed my new signature - I got it from the lovely Lynne at Sentiments for you - isn't it brill :)

Now. late as I am, I'm off to take a peek at your workrooms.


31 comments:

Karen said...

Looks like you have lots going on on your desk, I love the sunflower image that you have coloured :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #88

nnalorac said...

Busy busy!, great desk Elizabeth, love your inky storage, I look at everything to see if I can recycle in my craft room, have to be sensible about it or things could get out of hand!. Have a lovely day. Carol

akilli melek said...

I seen that card production template too, cant wait to see what you manage to produce from the one sheet.

I do like the sunflower, they are such happy flowers. cant wait to get home and lay my hands on the sets of promarkers that i have waiting.

caroline #112

Angie said...

Love that mini cupboard ....great idea ...how could anyone get rid of it . I also am intrgued by the 'one sheet' idea ...I think it may help me produce next years Xmas cards ...thanks

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your desk, and a BIG hug to the Boss!!Have a great WOYWW

Sarpreet said...

will come back to see your finished work, I was going away to get married in October, so was saying bye for a short while, but I am glad you are back with me. have joined your blog too, great workspace, happy woyww, thank you for sharing, #9

Andria said...

happy woyww, thanks for sharing :)
crafty hugs - Andria (42).

Christine said...

I've spotted 'the boss' - she's lovely. Great little cupboard for storing your stamps. I know about the endless battle with light for taking photos - I think we should be allowed permanent summer! :-)

Charlene said...

Nice neat workdesk! TFS! #105

Neet said...

Hope she doesn't come to my blog as my photos are not that great.
Love your chook cupboard and how nice to have a peek inside.
Thanks for sharing.

Starla said...

OH! I like your little ink cabinet! Star 125

Rhonda said...

Hi Elizabeth! I think that little mini cupboard is very cute. It must look so darling with eggs inside of it. Anyway, I'm glad you found a good home for it. Your photos look fine. Thanks for stopping by my desk. Hugs~ #15

Chrissie said...

I just love that chicken cupboard... you're absolutely right, there's no way that could have been relegated to obscurity!Serves a great purpose now and its great to look at!
Chrissie #22

RosC said...

Thanks for commenting about the chook cupboard. I think it's very sweet and you might be stuck with the 'chook' name. Such a relief to have no casualties so far from the big Blow last night. Sounds as though your family members are spread out and not affected. Lovely colours in your project.
Ros :-)

okienurse said...

Very busy! I love your stamp storage cabinet. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #80

Katie_Bolinger said...

love the little cupboard full of ink. Great save.

oneoff said...

Pretty little cupboard there, and what a great job in reusing it. I'm with you on those polka dots - love them - and it was the first thing I noticed on your desk! A cheerful sunflower is just what every grey morning needs.

Hope you get the chance to pop back to Edinburgh soon - we manage to sneak up occasionally on very cheap trains, and love it every time.

Bernie x

P.S. Nice siggy!

Jennifer said...

Love your workspace...makes me want to get 'stuck in'! xx Jenny xx

MaggieC said...

What a good use for the egg cupboard. I quite agree with the others, a sunflower always cheers you up.

butlersabroad said...

Very pretty papers Elizabeth and good use of the little Chook House too! I hate the light in winter, very hard for indoor photography.

Hugs
Brenda 91

Julia Dunnit said...

See, WOYWW is good for that - pushing you into using stuff differently or trying something new..love that! And love your cupboard too -perfect desktop size...and full of colured treasure!

Shaz in Oz. said...

Oh Elizabeth do love the cook cupboards uses.... so brilliant and also encourages me when I see others dont have miles and miles of stamp pads.. I have more than you but not by much at a guess, do have chocolate Versafine on my wish list or an archival not sure which. Have both in black so will check them over to make my mind up they both have good features. Thanks for comments on acetate and I definitely will try again. The stamping on it is not he problem it is the adhering the colour to back but saw some colouring with glue pen + glitter or as Maggie said Sakura pens..or may try that..have to buy some though as nicked it off a stamp set which is not a good idea really, can get it at Joanna Sheen I noticed so will try there,
must go thanks for peek!
Shaz in Oz.x

madebyKarla said...

That little cupboard is so cute! I love the colors on your papers too. thanks for the peek :)

Pam said...

I like all your storage too, and that One sheet wonder has my curiosity up. Fun post and thanks for the peek.

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Estate Manager !!! ha ha ha ha ha love it !
One sheet wonder ...I need to do that again it's a fun way to use up scraps.
And your new siggy is great...
I have a siggy and always forget to attach it

Sue from Oregon said...

Great peek and loved the comment about the Estate Manager...too cute!

Marjo said...

Lots of creativity..Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo lucky #1

Nicky said...

Love the use of the cupboard and how organied your inks are. Thanks for you comment on my blog - funny thing with having a baby on valentines is having kids parties when everyone else is being romantic lol - ~ Nicky no.12

Ciara said...

Love your little cupboard, it's cute & functional too! Sorry I'm late this week, x

Terry Blais said...

You have been busy! Love the little cupboard, and am looking forward to seeing the one-sheet wonder cards.

Terry #16

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Love the cupboard. Never heard of an 'egg cupboard' though! I am late getting around again! Happy {LATE} WOYWW!

Susan xxox #13
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