Wednesday, 23 February 2011

WOYWW - Week 90 + A Gardener's Gift Set

Good Afternoon,

It's more like What's Not Going On My Workdesk this week and what a mess. If you are wondering what this WOYWW is all about then it is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - an occasion when a bunch of us bare all, and show the world the state of our work desks/spaces/floors/cubbyholes, etc., - in other words the place where we craft. The head workspace keeper is Julia and you will find an awesome list of links at her blog, Stamping Ground. If you've never tried it you are invited to pop over and take a peek.

This is how the desk was earlier this morning, just as I left it when I got poorly at the weekend, so there are a couple of unfinished projects there, the Hougie board is still out, as are the flowers, scissors and dimensional squares. I keep brads in the little red set of drawers but, as you can see, it was sitting on an open copy of the Scrapbook magazine. It's open at an item showing an altered set of drawers and I was debating with myself whether I could do something similar with my wee set. Still not decided.

A couple of hours later here's the project I had been working on now completed. It's a matching notecard, seed packet envelope and notepad set I've made for a gardening friend. Here are some close ups of the individual items:
seed packet envelope- front and back

notebook - front and back

 Materials used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip
Design Paper & Toppers: from Joanna Sheen's Cottage Garden Papercraft CD Rom
Insert: White copy paper
Toppers for notepad: Design House, One Find Day sticker set
Embellishments: Prima e.line flowers brown, gold brads, Velcro fastener for seed packet envelope

Acknowledgements: I found the template for the seed packet on Julie's blog, Stamped in his Image. I had to enlarge the template to make it big enough for the packet of seeds but otherwise it was easy enough to make. I also have to thank, once again, my blogging friend, Sarah at The Handmade Card for the notebook idea. As usual, I used My Craft Studio Professional to make the insert using the digital punch tool.

Time for my lunch I think, then it's a trip round as many of the workspaces of the world as I can manage. I really enjoy these weekly trips to the desks and seeing what you've been up to, whether it is card making, scrapbooking, writing, knitting, sewing, whatever, and I try to get round as many as possible. If I miss any of you out I apologise but circumstances can conspire to prevent me. That's all for today.


Hazeyj said...

What a lovely idea for your friend; beautifully designed and executed! If that's your desk messy.... in my world it's pristine and organised, lol! Have a good time hopping, Hazel x

Caroline Hallett said...

your desk is very tidy... and I love the little cabinet

Karen said...

I love the wooden cupboard at the back of your desk, it is so cute! What a gorgeous gift set, it is really beautiful with so much fine detail put into it :) I think your friend will be delighted with it.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #91

Anonymous said...

you desk always is very organised compared with mine. I love the Gardeners set - it is really pretty. I'm sure your friend will love it.
x Tricia #99

akilli melek said...

elizabeth that is a fab idea for a present, it must have taken you ages.

hope you are feeling better soon

caroline #53

gymjean said...

wow wow what a lovely gift set you have made such a lot of work has gone into it ,your friend will love it to bits. Hope you are feeling better lots of Hugs Jeanxx

gymjean said...

wow what a brillient idea love it you have put so much into it such detail hugs Jeanxx

lisa said...

It's great to see you back crafting, Elizabeth and what a gorgeous gift you have created. Any Gardener would be delighted with a packet of seeds, I know I would be.
Hope you give the altered drawers a go, it's amazing how you can change the look of something, go on be brave!!
Thanks so much for your lovely comments.
Hugs Lisax

Twiglet said...

That's a fab project - perfect pressie.

If you haven't been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter's apron.

Good luck.
Jo x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Elizabeth so much work has gone into this it's beautiful just love the images you have chosen. Marie

Spyder said...

yes me tooooo! Love the little chicken cupboard at the back, it's sooo chunky and cute! Have a happy WOYWW

Christa said...

Hi Elizabeth , what a very lovely project you have made ! What a work....3 gorgeous gifts. Compliment. Love from Holland , Christa.

Angie said...

Thought I'd been here already ...must be a senior moment lol ...Love your gardening cards ...and I want your little cupboard xx

RosC said...

Hello Elizabeth. Thanks for dropping in. Agree on the sugar content of jam which is why I give some away. Just don't get through it so sharing is the deal. I put up another photo is you have a minute.
As a gardener myself, I'm very taken with the card and seed packet set. I can think of friends who would like them. Sorry to hear you were poorly and hope you're on the mend now.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card and gifts,I would love to receive something as gorgeous as these..Your desk looks far tidier than mine ever is,I'll admit I'm one of the most messy crafters there
Mandy x

Susan said...

Love it Elizabeth. Great gift idea.
Susan xxox #16

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love it too Elizabeth, great job - it is so very very pretty; thanks so much for sharing - happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #8

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I love the way you have used those JS images - it is a favourite disc of mine. Your comment on my blog reminded me of when I was at college in Bingley in Yorkshire, many years ago. We were all keen on knitting and bought all our wool direct from the local mills in the town. Our hands were always soft as the wool always had the natural oils still in it. We loved it.

oneoff said...

That's a lovely gift for a gardener. I love it (even though I am so far from being a gardener, that I have actually killed a cactus through UNDER-watering).

Sorry to hear that you haven't been well. Hope you are now fully restored to full crafting-fitness. I am longing to see what you do with those drawers; I'm sure it will be gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful project Elizabeth, love the vintage images. Those drawers might be a good candidate for altering too!

Brenda 103

Wiccababe said...

what a fantastic wee gift set for your friend

Susanne said...

Lovely gift set, nicely done.

Nicky said...

Great gift set you have made - really good ideas ~ thanks for sharing ~ Nicky no.4 ~ running late this week lol

Di said...

How thoughtful and realy appropriate! Di x

okienurse said...

Very creative desk. Love the cards and seed packet holders. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but life happens. Vickie #148