Tuesday, 17 July 2012

WOYWW 163 - ink pads everywhere

Good Morning Everyone

It's another What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday ... time to pop over to see Julia, head desk-keeper, over at The Stamping Ground - click the WOYWW logo over in the left sidebar - for the not-to-be-missed opportunity to peek at other folk's workspaces.

Before I reveal the state of my desk, I must apologise to all my fellow WOYWWers for my lack of commenting last week. Because the EM and I share everything, he gave me his cold!

As a result, I really didn't get around to many desks - and I'm still one degree under but hope to do better this week.

On to the desk.

Another mess - the detritus from the ATCs I've been making - tons of ink pads, half of which I didn't use, but got them out just in case, several pieces of foam, a bottle of rock candy distress stickles, and a couple of gem wheels :)

Almost out of site on the left is a box of embossed card and behind everything is a pile of magazines waiting to be sorted out.

In front of that is the final ATC - there's an other one around somewhere, it just didn't make it into the shot. There was five inked backgrounds so there's five ATCs - I've never made so many before!

And right at the front is a packet of my preferred cold remedy tablets - caffeine free - caffeine makes me jittery! This week these have been a vital part of my crafting and non-crafting arsenal :))

A close up of the ATC. The stamp set is Sweet Dreams by Art Journey.

Right, I'm off ... need to get my head down for an hour or two but will be back later to visit as many of you as I can.

In the meantime, I wish you all a lovely WOYWW.

Happy Crafting,


  1. Hope you both feel better soon...The ATC's look like fun.

  2. Hope you feel better soon, love the ATC's x

  3. Love the colours of that ATC Elizabeth. Hope that cold goes soon.
    A x #76

  4. Even though it's not really summer, (ha ha) there is nothing worse than a cold in summer... hope you get better soon. Love the atc. Helen 22.

  5. Fab atc . I hope your both feeling better some . happy crafting jill #52

  6. Gorgeous ATC! Well done on completing so many! Hope you feel better really soon! Happy WOYWW! Victoria #87

  7. Those little boxes of(??) look like sweeties!!Great ATC's, but sorry about the cold.
    Judy #27

  8. Oh love that Shhhh! image on the ATC. Fab.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (1)

  9. Funny how a cold zaps all your enthusiasm isn't it. Hope it clears up soon. Your creativity was still flowing - love the ATC. x Jo

  10. Lovely ATC, we haven't made ATCs for ages.

    Desk # 99

  11. Lush atc hope your feeling better soon

    Happy WOYWW

    Kerry no 4

  12. So sorry to hear you have got the cold too, they can be so draining, hope you are on the mend soon! Beautiful ATC, love the colours. Thanks for your visit and making me laugh about the skull - lol. Anne x #9

  13. Love that ATC ...I think my mojo is trying to creep back, as I get stirings of wanting to make some every so often.
    Again I didn’t join in this week but thought I would visit a few blog friends …life is a little upside down still.
    Hope you are feeling better ...I love hot toddies for a cold. xx

  14. Hi Elizabeth thanks for popping by. Glad to hear you are on the mend - Yay to the cold remedy for helping us through! Seems we had a similar sewing career except I made boys sailors suits instead of girls dresses (my eldest doesn't like reminding of that! He looked so cute though!!) WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

  15. Lovely ATC...gorgeous colours!!! Trish #78

  16. Hi Elizabeth

    I really love the ATC you created - the colors are truly reminiscent of the dream state!

    And I like how all of your ink pads fit so neatly in your embossing tray!

    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    You should share some of your work with us at Inspire Me Monday!

    Create With Joy

  17. We'll all feel better when YOU feel better. Get well and make more lovely ATCs like this one. Happy WOYWW from #6.

  18. Blooming colds, hope you're feeling better soon. Take care, am not doing WOYWW this week, not been too good so there isn't anything on my desk to see! Zo xx

  19. Hi Eliazabeth, sorry to hear your still not okay and these colds are a pain hope your felling better soon:)x

  20. Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly, Elizabeth. I absolutely loathe having a cold... My hubby doses me up with Lemsips with added honey!

    I love your ATC, and all those gorgeous little ink pads. Nice colourful desk this week!

    Thanks for your visit. Lol at your comment about Black Cat Cougar!! Must remember to tell them about that on the Black Cat forum! Yes, I'm really having fun with the inks!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #3

  21. Mr LLJ has had a doozy of a chest infection too :( We still managed to get away on holiday however, had a brilliant cottage with the best bathroom ever!!
    Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

  22. Your ATC is fabulous; great colours and beautiful composition. But on my blog you said your desk wasn't tidy. I'm sorry, but to me it looks amazing. I'm trying to be tidy, but I'll always be messy at heart, and I mean pile it a foot high messy!

    Thank you for stopping by and being lovely.
    cheers, rachel #7

  23. Hope you feel better soon, until then I'd be happy to hold onto that gem wheel for you, I hear glittery blingy things aren't good for a cold..::innocent look::...lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #50

  24. I know what you man, Elizabeth, although it was me with the cold last week that shared it so I'm keeping quiet. These Summer colds are worse than the Winter ones I think. I hope you feel better really soon. How's the feet???
    You have lots of inks in action there and so organised. When mine are in use they are all over the place. Those gem wheels are great aren't they and so economical. I've had mine for ages and although some of the colours are now getting a bit low they just seem to keep on giving.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #97

  25. Well done for making 5 ATC's especially as you had a cold.love the background colouring.
    have a better week this week
    janet #68

  26. I do hopeyou feel better today, sorry I havne't got back to you sooner, been on the road again. I have heaps of those little inkers and they are fantastic, use mine all the time, they have a special container and an hidy hole just under my desk. Love the colours in your atc, very nice.

    TTYS Eliza #11 again

  27. Wonderful ATC! I love your collection of inks. Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks so much for visiting my desk this week. You're a WOYWW trouper!

  28. Oh what a shame Elizabeth...don't you just love them being so generous!
    My hubby's colds only last 48 hours but mine last 48 days!
    What a colourful desk and that ATC looks great!
    Thanks for visiting Melbourne this week even with your cold...you're amazing.
    I hope you both feel better soon.
    Neesie #13

  29. Having a cold is definitely no fun Elizabeth although I must admit I haven't had one for yonks, must be our glorious weather here on the Gold Coast ha ha.

    I've only ever made 3 ATC's which I swapped and quite enjoyed making them so if you'd like to swap with me at any time just holler.
    Cheers, Elaine #23

  30. Fabulous ATC there - and hope you soon feel loads better Elizabeth!

    Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx #10

  31. I didn't manage WOYWW this week. Loving your ATC, the image is very cool. I hope you both feel better soon. Take care xx

  32. If you called me Jqane I didn't even notice...off for a day of shopping and checking the scrapbook aisles...
    can't wait!

  33. You weren't joking Elizabeth, you do have a lot of inkpads on your desk! Hope your cold is easing up, nice of your husband to share! Thanks very much for your kind words re the ribbon holders, so much for him to think about! His problem is he likes to make the stuff but doesn't want to put the effort in to sell them!! We have some ideas and will see how it goes.

    Brenda 8

  34. That's quite the collection of ink pads. I had to go back and look at the photo several times before I satisfied myself that I had spotted them all. What a fun stamp on your dreams ATC. I hope you feel all the way better soon!

  35. hope you're feeling better soon. love the ATC and might pick your brains about all those different inks. I just cant get my head around what to use when and for what effect.

  36. Get well soon, Elizabeth--lovely atc, and your ink pads, yum!

    :)trisha #153 this week, showing two desks!

  37. ooh you have a rainbow on your desk...beautiful

    dx ( return visit)

  38. hope you are feeling better. I love so many of your creations

  39. Lovely riot on the desk. I love bright colours. I had a cold myself and will take to my bed when the bread is mixed for baking in the morning.
    I like the colours in your ATC. Aren't they nice little things? I feel as though I've just woken up to them. Takes some of us a while!
    Ros. #80


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