Wednesday, 1 February 2012

WOYWW - Week 139 - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Morning All

Just when I thought I was up bright and early enough to be somewhere at the top of Julia's register of workdesks today, well, in the early numbers anyway, she nips in on Tuesday and scuppers me plan ... almost seventy of you have beaten me to it :) So what am I blethering on about ... it's Julia's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW - over on Stamping Ground ... the day a surprising number of blogging crafters bare our desks for the world to see ... to check it out click here.


What you see on my workdesk this morning is the makings of a flower using hearts ... patterned paper and card, several punches and punched shapes, self-adhesive pearls and that rather lethal looking syringe containing, you'll be relieved to know, nothing more hazardous than glue gel :)  Following a lot of interest shown this week after I embellished a card with the flower below, I'm putting together a photo tutorial showing how it was made.


 Assuming no interruptions, I should be able to post it later today.

Not a lot to say today ... it's been a busy old week and this coming week is looking to be much the same. I can hardly believe we are into a new month today ... February ... another month nearer spring and I can't wait. It's perishing here on the west coast of Scotland, has been for days ... I've been piling on layers of clothes and turning up the thermostat in an effort to keep warm, and staying indoors!!!

I hope that you are all keeping warm too, well, those of you who, like me, live in northern climes. Times like these, I wish I were somewhere, anywhere, warmer :))

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, I hope you have a wonderful WOYWW day and a good week ahead. As soon as I've drunk the cuppa here on my desk, I'm out of my PJs, showering (hot), and wrapping up warm again I'll be commencing hopping, hoping to visit as many of you as I can ... more than last week, even, although Julia's link list is getting ever longer as more of you join in the fun each week :)

In the meantime, Happy Crafting,

35 comments:

jude said...

Love your flowers i sense it is made from the punched hearts.there was one similar to that done in last months i think craftstamper using the stamp.They really do look lovely on a creation.Happy wednesday and have creative week hugs judex55

Bernie said...

I've got my little heart punch at the ready and will be happy to see your tutorial. Hope it warms up for you. We've gotten a bit warmer here. Still lots of snow on the ground but I'm happy to say it's raining, a lovely gentle rain. Keep warm.
Hugs & Blessings
Bernie

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh those papers look gorgeous. Love the flower made of hearts. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89 (I thought I was early too but got in at 89!)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Awww. Heart flowers. and love the look of that pretty paper pack.

And YAY! to comments in a new window so I can say HI!

Mary Anne (#1 this week)

Tuire said...

What a lovely flower for Valentine´s Day card!
I´m also waiting for warmer days. We have here a heavy coat of snow and -17°C!!! Fortunately we have warm houses, too :)
Have a nice week!
Tuire #62

JoZart said...

Hi Elizabeth
Love your little heart flowers and your desk looks so neat and tidy. Sounds so cold up there so I think you'd better make one of the ice sculptures I've shown on my blog! I'm going to do one just as soon as it's cold enough!!!!! Watch out it's threatened.
Please email me your address again as your blog candy is all packed up ready. I can't find it in my files but anyhow I want to make sure it's correct so this next parcel gets to you safely.
Love JoZarty x

lisa said...

Your heart flowers are beautiful, Elizabeth. I shall definitely have a go at those and I look forward to your tutorial with bated breath!!
Stay warm and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Karen said...

I love heart flowers Elizabeth, I did a tutorial last year on them and I still make them quite often, as they always look so different everytime they are put together :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Pretty little flower! I like the way it's made from heart shaped petals very much.
Think you'd better wrap up even warmer cos the weather for the weekend looks even worse :(
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Inspirational as always hun, xx
lovely creative area, xx Happy WOYWW hun, hoping to get to post on blogs this week, as it didnt let me last week!!

Lou P

Craftychris said...

I love the heart flower and am looking forward to the tutorial. Stay indoors and keep warm and cosy xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry to jigger the timing about - had to be on site at 7am and just knew it would be the week I stuff up the scheduling or something!! I think a tutorial is very generous and the flower looks so pretty...I have to go rummage for a heart punch now, I can't believe I won't have one. Somewhere. As for the cold..it's cold here, but not as cold as for you..but no doubt, sitting still at this computer makes it worse!!

Sarah said...

Of course I need and love to hear from you! That's what makes WOYWW what is...sharing 'our stuff' through the ether! Thanks so much for the kind wishes - I will keep just the WOWWers posted with a bit of ante-natal blurb. Lurve your flower...you are a mind reader with that blossom methinks (see MMM later tonight!) Tis chilly indeed here, so thinking of you way up there... Brrrrrr! Sarah (at a respectful 14 - but only because I'm sad enough to be blog surfing at night too!)

Lou said...

Love the little flower and will be back to see if you manage to do the tutorial, i have heard of hearts being used as petals before but never had a go myself, but yours looks lovely so i might give it ago. Hope you have a great week, keep warm Lou @#26

May said...

Thank you Elizabeth will pop back later for this tutorial if you have time, as these flowers are stunning, Bless you, Hugs May x x x

Brenda B said...

Beautiful flowers and I look forward to the tutorial. I made flowers this week too, tissue ones, easy but fiddly but with lovely results. If I had nowhere to go I'd keep my pj's on! I have the warmest dressing gown in the history of the world!

Hugs
Brenda 115

Neil said...

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your creative space with us WOYWWers this week! I'm sure your flower tutorial will be very popular!
Neil #48

okienurse said...

great looking flower. I will pop back later to view the tutorial. I am starting to make more of my flowers since joining in WOYWW! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Anne-marie said...

what a pretty flower and the paper pad looks yummy
Anne-marie x no 136

Di said...

Hi Elizabeth - I've looked at your tutorial just now and it's great - I'd tried the overlapping idea before but never thought about setting two heart petals opposite first of all to make the positioning of the other four easier :( Brilliant - watch this space :) Di xx

scrappymo! said...

That flower is so pretty!

Sam said...

Gorgeous these heart flowers are and I have been able to get a 2 in 1 today by seeing your later post too!

dianneo said...

I know what you mean. I live in the USA and I'm always in the 100's! Have a super week!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great flower! I never thought to make a flower with a heart punch, but seeing yours makes me wonder why not. I love, love, love that pad of paper you have on your desk. I'm quite the paper addict and that is one I would snatch up in a moment if I saw it for sale somewhere.

sandee said...

Laughing at you for thinking you were late at 78...I came in at 154, just happy I wasn't last was my only goal! HA! Stay warm and toasty!waving hi from the hills of NC :)

voodoo vixen said...

Love the flower made from hearts, I can see many uses for them as they don't sit too high for inside pages of a mini book!! Thanks for the tut.. will be giving them a go... just need to find my heart punch now!!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the little flower, I shall be back for the tutorial. Have a great week( whats left of it, lol) Shaz

fairy thoughts said...

great flower I think I have seen them made before, the paper is very pretty. have a fun week
janet #6 I saw julia's early post!!!

RosC said...

Hi Elizabeth. Nice to be back. I really do like your new look blog page. It might not be so new but it's a while since I visited, sadly.
I notice a few people saying how cold it is in your part of the world. Well, let me mention that it was hot as hell in the garden today. I made a large heap of mulch which means pruning and feeding it through the machine. Fair dripping, I was. After a cold shower, now drinking cold bubbly while I barbecue cornish sausages.
The rose of hearts is sweet - looking forward to seeing the tutorial.
Smiles,
Ros.

Chrizette said...

Thank you for visiting my WOYWW this week. So glad I discovered your blog - I have a flower making craze at the moment. Am definately going to try your heart flower :)
Celestial Things

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Elizabeth running late of course and in more ways than one - great tut on the heart flowers maybe one day when get that punch might have a go! but also love you two cards above this post too -see there are advantages in being so late! thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

Sheena said...

Your heart flower looks amazing!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - not even half way through yet! So I'll pop back later to see the tutorial.

Sheena
xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Those flower hearts are amazing! I might have a go at that and if I manage a decent one then I will link back to you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late getting here. Thanks so much for stopping by earlier this week. I love the idea of making my own embellishments. This flower is truly a winner!

Morti said...

we-ell - you could always move, but that would be a silly suggestion, wouldn't it?

Love the flower you've done.

Thanks for stopping by!