Tuesday 16 October 2012

WOYWW - Wk 176 - What's On Your Workdesk

Hi WOYWWers, Followers and All,

Last week I wasn't up to participating in WOYWW and missed the fun so I'm back this week to join in the massive weekly snoop around the world's crafty spaces courtesy of the estimable Julia Dunnit, our amazing keeper of the desks, over at the Stamping Ground. Don't know what this is all about - where have you been?!?! To join in click on the WOYWW icon on the left sidebar there - you'll enjoy the experience :)

This photo was taken late Tuesday evening but I can assure you it will look exactly the same in the morning. In the forefront, what you see is the beginnings of a Halloween tag! Now, I don't do Halloween but the EM suggested that I make an exception this year and create a card for our wee granddaughter because she does do it. She gets into costume and enjoys the whole witches, ghosties, spiders and scare-yourself-rigid thing. Instead of a card, I've opted to make her a tag to hang in her room - she'll love it :) I haven't really got a plan, I'm just playing around with a couple ideas and I've pulled out some supplies that I think might be useful - suitably spooky paper, coordinating cardstock, ribbons and trims, black ink pad, of course, a couple of punches, a roll of spider web-like stuff, and the Hougie (my trusty score board) - there's the beginning of a rosette lying on top. That bit of grey card at the front is my go-to tag template - I made it a couple of years ago and it's still going strong.

At the back, among all the usual bits of crafty stuff, you can see a few tubes of rub-n-buff in a dish, a bottle of really good adhesive, a box of baby wipes, oh, and my treasured WOYWW badge :)) There's also a couple of cards I've just completed - they are propped up on top of two packs of card bases from Craftwork Cards and Docrafts Papermania  papers and flowers, from the Chelsea Green Capsule Collection, used in the making, are still on top of the baby wipe box waiting to be put away. Here's a couple of close-ups:

Lovely paper and I just love red and green together :)

Finally, just in front of the chook cupboard is a card the postie delivered only this morning :)

It's a swap card from Julia S-W at Julia's Stuff - isn't it fabulous!

I love everything about it - the inked and embossed background is beautiful and the glossy inked flowers are gorgeous and who wouldn't love the cute rabbit and the goose. Another wonderful piece that will go up on my display shelf and be treasured. Julia's post on how she created this card is here.

Mrs D will probably not be one bit surprised that I've nattered on as usual ... hope she will forgive me, yet again :)

Hoping to get around to visiting a goodly number of you today, though I cannot promise to visit you all - wish I could but there are so many of you and so little time :) However, I do promise to do my best and if you leave a comment I will definitely return the visit and leave you a comment too as long as Mr Blogger isn't playing up ... he has already signed me out, with absolutely no by your leave, while I've been writing up this post!

In the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful week and a happy WOYWW.

Happy crafting,


Maria said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I love what's on your workdesk today such a lovely lot of goodies that your working with...
I just ordered a scoreboard today do you use your's alot? I hope they are easy to use....
Well have a great week crafting...


Sandy said...

I love the sparkly edge to your green card so pretty. The spiders on the web on your desk looks so cute. Sandy :)

jill said...

so cute are the spider tags & not scary at all which is just right for a small child. beautiful cards & a lovely busy crafting desk. Jill #51

Annie said...

Love the cards Elizabeth but I'm a little concerned at you having rub-n-buff on your desk :-)....sorry. Can you tell I just don't know what it is? A new cosmetic? Something to reduce signs of aging? maybe just something to remove hard skin from your feet?
My mind is doing overtime here hehehe
A x #62

Helen said...

What a lovely desk - I don't really "do" Halloween either but love some of the stuff for it.... Gorgeous cards, all of them. Helen 4

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cards there and I love the look of the halloween tag. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Elizabeth, green is my favourite colour so the first two are tops for me :o)
Jackie xx

Redanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, I love your post today, so full of interesting things! I love Hallowe'en and love the background colour of your tag and your red and green cards are stunning. Julia is one very talented lady and her swap card is fabulous (she sent me a tag once which I treasure). Have a happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

VonnyK said...

I love your cards, the flowers are gorgeous. The card you received is lovely, such a cute goose.
Have a great week.
Von #43

Angie said...

I haven’t woyww this week but thought I would drop by a few friends. What a busy desk ...I still have not invested in a score board ...maybe if I get back to more crafting I just might. Great cards xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooo your Halloween papers look fab. Great makes too. Take care Zo xx 78

Craftychris said...

ooh your desk looks lovely and busy today. Loving the Halloween papers, the tag will be fab! Your cards are gorgeous I really like the colours. The one you have received is cool too. xx

Anonymous said...

look at all the wonderful supplies out and ready! I love the spring card, very retro looking! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #7

Anonymous said...

Lovely colourful desk Elizabeth, I don't really do Halloween either but love to see all the makes at this time of year. My MIL has her birthday on Halloween, perhaps I'll make her a spooky themed card this year!! Love the Scottish photos in the earlier post, I'd love to live somewhere as beautiful as that, perhaps not in that odd little house though!! Do you have the wild bilberries in Scotland? We had loads of them growing up as a kid in Durham, nicer than blueberries I think!

Brenda 3

Karen McAlpine said...

Tag is looking pretty spooky already! LOL I like that card with the duck too.
Karen 115

famfa said...

Lovely cards. Tag is a nice idea, she will love it
Famfa (12)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm usually not big on Halloween, but I made a few cards this year, even though I haven't made a card for two years. Love your tag. I see all kinds of possibilities with it, too. Have a great week and happy WOYWW from # 2.

BJ said...

Hey the card goes nice with your Chuck cupboard. BJ#30

lisa said...

Your Grand daughter will love her tag, Elizabeth. I like the look of those spiders!!! I don't do Halloween either so all these spooky makes pass me by but it's great to see what everyone else is creating at the minute.
Love your cards too.
Hugs Lisax #84

Danielle said...

Lovely cards. dani #132

scrappymo! said...

We are very big on halloween over here. I am expecting about 150 kids...all hoping for a small chocolate bar!!!

I love to answer the door and see all the costumes. Dh does bathroom duty and tea break duty and then holes up in the family room watching TV.
This will be the first year since we lived in this house that we will not be decorating. My scrappy neighbour, Lisa and i both decorated our front gardens with skeletons, spooks, tombstones etc.

i am sure your wee grandaughter is going to love her tag.

The green and red cards are lovely...2 more for the stash!

Bernie said...

Brilliant cards Elizabeth, each one fabulous in a different way.

Anne said...

Sorry you have not been well - I've had some bug for about 2 weeks now - such a nuisance. Trying to visit a few more desks this week as you say it's so difficult as there are so many and I get carried away reading other bits of people's blogs as well. Your desk looks so lovely, mine very dull. The cards are gorgeous. happy WOYWW Anne x #136

Erika said...

Hi Elizabeth I hope you are feeling better now? Great desk. Oh I think I have those Halloween papers some where too. Great cards, thanks for sharing, hugs Erika. 59

Twiglet said...

Such lovely cards. Just read Annie's comment - honestly - my sister - what is she like!!! x Jo

Nicky said...

Love the cards the are stunning and your space looks very creative - thanks for sharing have a good week - Nicky ~49

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I love the beginnings of your Halloween tag. The little spiders are so dang cute. Your cards are wonderful, as always.

Thanks for visiting me already - you are so sweet!

Hugs, Kay #18

Bonnie said...

You've been very busy, Elizabeth! Such lovely green and white flowers with that red ribbon! And that little bunny and goose are adorable in the garden of the last card!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the detail! Happy WOYWW!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of fun things here! Your cards are beautiful, love all the layers.
Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful weekend. #101

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I don't know - Rub n' Buff could be what we'd all like to do to Brad Pitt or George Clooney!!! LOL
I meant to catch up with you yesterday, but this week has been so busy at school that I hardly got around anybody.. :( This working lark is playing havoc with my crafting life!!
And I LOVE those green and red cards, completely gorgeous!
Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

butterfly said...

Love the makings of your Halloween tag - shaping up beautifully. Great cards - love the dark green, and lucky you with a Julia S-W original! Her work is delicious, and this is no exception... definitely a happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Darnell said...

Beautiful cards, Elizabeth, including the one from JS-W! I like the start you've made on your grand-d's spidery tag! She will love it!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me already and for your sweet comments! Good luck with the new color-coded storage idea. I've been living with my new system for over two years now and have never once regretted it. Everything is right where it should be - to me, anyway!

I'm still WOYWWing my way around ... hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell #35

LuLu said...

Howdy Elizabeth,

Looking very productive!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!


Hettie said...

Some lovely pieces on your card today and that card at the top of the post below looks gorgeous too!
A bit late as I have had a topsy turvey week since THE Crop! But my it was fun!