Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WOYWW - Week 138 ... my sadly neglected space

Good Morning All

I trust you are all well and those who are not, I wish you a speedy recovery. Once again the days have rapidly rolled round (try saying that in a hurry) to the weekly organised snoop, namely What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. The brainchild of Julia, of Stamping Ground fame, it is the day we all post photographs of our desks/tables/lap-trays/floors, in short wherever we conduct our craftiness. If you haven't joined in before, you don't know what you're missing ... click on the WOYWW badge and let the fun begin :)


Healthwise, I've had a little bit of a set back this week so haven't been doing much in the way of crafting ... well, no crafting at all in fact. I could have taken this photo last Friday, nothing much has changed since then. There's a completed snippet card I intended for last week's challenge, and another still in the planning stage - should make it for this week's challenge. The ribbon used on the first it still out, as are the packets of stickers and chipboard tags used in the making of the card. I've been raiding my stash looking for items to use on the sunflower card, card candy, ribbon, and you can just see a packet of brown glittery butterflies lying at the back that might come in useful. Even pink toppers beside Gavin the gull (I have future plans for him) are there with a view to being used soon.

The pile of distress inks are there because I was working on the grungepaper and spool project. Some of you have asked what these are. The grungepaper is a development of Tim Holtz, and he uses it a lot, as does Wendy Vecchi, creator of the spool set. Grungepaper is described as a compressed, flexible, thinner sheet of dingy material that can be punched, painted, inked, sanded, die-cut or grunged. And the spool is modelled on a cotton reel, in three parts, a base and top and the central column. You can check out their blogs to see better what these are.

Beside the pile of DIs is my box of tools of the trade ... I find it keeps all the most often used items tidily handy, scissors, glues, pokey tool, small ruler, etc. The last item to mention is the black organiser box ... the EM spotted it on a shopping trip recently and thought I might find it useful ... a bargain at only a pound!

So that's it for another week. Apologies for not getting round as many of you as I would have liked ... hope to do better this week although it could take me a while.  I will be back again tomorrow with a new post ... bringing you something I think is kind of special. It's something I've been working on for a wee while now and I'm quite excited about it.

In the meantime, Happy WOYWW and Happy Crafting,

40 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

You are such a tease - but I will be back tomorrow to see what you've been working on.
My desk isn't that exciting this week either. We all have weeks like this, don't we?

XO
Kay

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks interesting, hope you have a good day and enjoy creating! Zo x

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear that you're still not well Elizabeth, sending cyber hugs.
Jackie xx

okienurse said...

Busy desk! Lots of fun things to see! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Oh I do hope you are on the mend. We have all been struck down with tummy upsets and colds- passing from one of us to the next. My blissful day of relief to craft got kaboshed by a poorly very needy toddler. Thankfully we all seem to be recovered (aside from a massive sleep deficit......)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Elizabeth,I am so sorry to hear you have been poorly hope you are on the mend now?
Ah do love the card you are working on and have the very same spotted brown ribbon and adore Gavin the gull just the way he is to be honest but will be interested to see how you attack him! :D thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #26

inkypinkycraft said...

I hope you are on the mend soon!!!happy woyww hugs trace x no16

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us nosey parkers today. It's always inspiring to see. Hope you have plenty of creative fun this coming week and hope you feel better soon.
Neil#55

Angie said...

Sorry you have had a set back with your health ..it sucks getting older.
That card is going to be stunning when you have some energy to finish it.
I bought one of those storage boxes in Lydl .. but the boys have it now for Playmobile accesories ...the tiny bits that tend to get lost.
Take care of your self ...and thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment.xx

jude said...

Will pop back tomorrow see what youve been upto.Hope your feeling better and normal self soon .Have fab wednesday and creative week
hugs judex17

Ann B said...

Sorry you have not been well - I hate January anyway but if I'm ill it seems twice as bad. Hope you are better now and feeling like crafting again. Will pop back tomorrow to see what you have been up to.
ann B
#46

Laura said...

What a great desk today, I love the flower on your card it has such a cheery face and your spool and grunge one sounds interesting. I hope you are feeling better soon. Have a great Wednesday, Laura

Helen said...

sorry you've been under the weather, hope you are ok now. Intrigued to see what you have got to show us so I'll be back!

Craftychris said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. The card you are working on looks cool and I can't wait to see your project tomorrow! Take care of yourself. xxx

May said...

Will be back tommorow i'm intrigued!! hope you are feeling better, love what's going on at your desk, I spotted the little seagull on your desk tell him his brothers & sisters have visted my garden today after putting some bread out for them, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x x

Lou said...

Sorry to hear you had a setback with your health and hope that you are recovering quickly, Hope your feeling much better today Lou x

Karen said...

Sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly, I hope you feel better soon. Sending you lots of get well [[[hugs]]]

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #80

Twiglet said...

Thanks for the ideas for my leather scraps - I think I will try some embroidered cuffs and maybe a brooch or two first! Hope you feel better soon. x Jo

Beckyt said...

hope your feeling better. I love your craft space looks like lots of fun things going on there.

Thanks for sharing :)
Becky #56

Twiglet said...

Thanks for that Elizabeth - its fab - I think I could try something similar and we actually have the tattered flower die too. x Jo

ScrappnBee said...

Love the colors of the project on your table. I hope that you are felling better and craftier soon! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda 36

Di said...

I'll be back for a snoop tomorrow too :) The roses wot I made will be on a card on Saturday - how far ahead am I there then huh!? Enjoy your haggis etc. and I do so hope you feel better soon my friend. Hugs, Di xx

Stephanie said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well and hope you'll soon be on the mend. Looks like you have a fun space to work with!

JoZart said...

I love surprises but now cannot wait to find out what you are hatching. Hope all is well and should get to the post office tomorrow to check on your missing parcel.
Have a good week.
Love JoZarty x
ps love your winged Valentine.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love that daisy on the yellow and that ribbon is so funky!! How fantastic you're coming to Wiltshire - I'd really love to meet up if you fancy it (and can spare the time!) See what Julia's up to as well!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

lisa said...

So sorry to hear you've been under the weather Elizabeth. I hope you soon feel like crafting again.
You are teasing us by making us wait until tomorrow. I shall be back!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Brenda B said...

Hello Elizabeth, I hope your health improves soon and you can get back to crafting again. You desk could never be boring though, I always like looking at the things along the back, I like those tins you have over on the right. I have all my brads in a box like that organiser, very useful.

Hugs
Brenda 99

MaggieC said...

I hope you will soon be fit and back to crafting as you would wish. Thank you for your visit today, and your lovely comments. You will be glad to know that I have had my hay gathered in, and I can see through my fringe again. By the way, they are not new stamps. I have had them for some time but just not had the time to use them (UIU - don't forget). xx Maggie #91

Craftgirl said...

I'm loving your sunflower card. Post a photo when you finish it.Hope your health improves soon.
These Wednesdays come around quickly. LOL
Carolx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your snippet card looks like a real gem. I too tend to get this and that out to see what will go best. In that process I often find things to spark the next project. Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly. The creeping crud has come 'round my away now.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely crafty place and hope you will be able to get crafty again soon! Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Joanna

Sam said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well, but hopefully after a helping of Haggis tonight you will be feelig a bit better.
See you in the playground soon I hope!

sandra de said...

Hoping things improve with your health. Even the start of a project looks good on your desk.

Neet said...

Sorry I have not been able to spend as much time as at home on the computer - kind of difficult when you are staying with friends. So many of the family are now our family too and they are popping in all the time to see us, take us out etc.
I am so sorry you are not feeling at all well Elizabeth, I will put you in my prayers tonight and hope that you start to feel much better.
Thanks for the explanation of the 'spools' as I had not a clue what they were - maybe next week when I see Wendy I will be able to see them in action.
Thanks for commenting on my blog - sorry I am so late in getting to you but lots of friends keep coming to see me and then tonight I did an English Dinner. Sendidng healing hugs - Hugs, Neet #6

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hope you are better now. hmm i'm off to see if you've posted that mystery project! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Morti said...

I hope you're feeling a little better now - the crafting will still be there when you're fit again! Thanks for the explanation of the spools - pretty much what I thought they'd be in fact, but I look forward to seeing the end product. Keep well! Morti @ 10

jo said...

Hi, your desk looks full of lovely things, love the spotted card you're working on.Hope you're feeling bit better!
Jo x
#86

Katie said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I love the colors of the papers on your desk! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie

Chrizette said...

Thank you for visiting my WOYWW this week! I just love the little flower face on your desk - too cute.
Celestial Things

Pauline said...

Hope your feeling better soon. thanks for the peek have a good week xxx