Wednesday 6 March 2013


Morning WOYWWers, Followers and Fellow Bloggers,

Happy Wednesday to you all. I have a shot of the two desks in my craft space for WOYWW today.

Desk No. 1 - where I usually craft but, as you can see, right now, with the exception of the two Kraft/white pieces of cardstock, it has been taken over for the cataloguing of stamps. So far, I've indexed about half the wood-mounted stamps - the Christmas themed is waiting in the wings - and a tiny fraction of the cling variety ... and that's progress :) The Kraft card is the result of me experimenting with my new white stamp (Colourbox Frost White) and a new Chevron mask. The piece to the front is just simply inking through the mask on to the card and the piece at back is what happens when you don't clean your mask but put it through the Cuttlebug and emboss it - it works a treat to give a different effect. Now I just have to decide what I'm going to do with the pieces. There's a pile of stamping blocks - they've been well-used this week - a couple of distress markers - my entire collection - a black marker, and a bottle of stamp cleaner. I won't itemise the stuff at the back - it's always there - but I have to draw your attention to the fab ATC that's propped up against the plaid accessories. Created by BJ, a frequent WOYWWer, the postie delivered it this morning - many thanks BJ, I love it :)

Desk No. 2 - actually the worktop that I use for guillotining (sounds gruesome) or Cuttlebugging but today it's been cleared so that I can get messy with shaving foam and shimmer mists. I'm working on something for a challenge ... great fun and it smells gorgeous - but my hands are a disgrace.

So that's me done! Short and sweet. Julia will be pleased :)

Happy WOYWW to you all - take care and happy crafting,


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

woo hoo inky fun, Elizabeth - how delightful and so glad to read of what you did with that chevron mask it is actually sitting up one end of my desk neglected - and yet to try it but like the idea of cuttlebugging it before cleaning and not waste the inky goodness..
I love the swirly foam too - great idea on organising your stamps too have bought a folder to do it too bu yet to start it..

Gunna though :D
love Shaz in oz. x no number yet!!

Kath Stewart said...

have fun with your shaving foam project and good luck with the cataloging...not sure that's how you spell it....happy WOYWW...hugs kath 28 xxx

Lynn Holland said...

I've done the shaving foam thing, it's great fun with good result but as you say messy.
Hope yours turns out well.
Lynn 38

Di said...

Hiya! I think you'll win the cataloguing race my girl!I keep hearing about this shaving foam lark - haven't tried it so need to investigate of course :)

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #42

Helen said...

love that chevron mask! I haven't done the shaving foam thing for years - but remember the mess! have a gret day. Helen 8

Annie said...

Cant wait to see the results with the shaving foam remember to show and tell please.
A x # 44

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for visting earlier. Can see why you have 2 workspace , lots of fun going on there. Great stash and that foam looks messy fun too - I must try that some time. Happy WOYWW Gill x #45

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for the peek into your world this week. Loads of fun with the foam I'm sure!
Neil # 23

fairy thoughts said...

lots of fun going on this week, although not sure cataloguing counts as fun, more a necessary evil! I thought you were showing a wonderful meringue before i read about the shaving foam, I jave seen this posted bu other people but not tried it ... maybe I shoul it looks interesting
have a good week
janet #43

Erika said...

Oh Elizabeth what are you doing with the shaving foam,! Looks like much fun!
Thanks for sharing, hugs Erika. 83

Claire said...

i love the feather stamps - just gorgeous! i did laugh - desk 2 for guillotining!! are you sure your middle name isn't marie antoinette??
have a great WOYWW and a wonderful week!
no. 2

ria gall said...

a great desk today I am really liking those fabby stamps on your desk. I look forward to seeing what you do with the Kraft card what a great background and in white it really stands out.
I am going to speak nicely to my son for some of his shaving foam have not used that technique for ages.
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Heathers Inspiration said...

The shaving foam looks such a fun technique, watched it on C&C being demonstrated and was so impressed.
Look forward to seeing what you create with it :0)
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

SusanLotus said...

Your foam project looks interesting!

Happy creative week!
Susan, nr 60 WOYWW

SueH said...

I’ve never tried this shaving foam technique but really should I think. Loving the colour combination that you’re using.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @86

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the look of your desk - that mask looks fab! Must try that shaving foam technique again! Thanks for your visit(Rita comes with the management fee we pay here at our flat!) Chris@95

Pallavi said...

love the craft stencil! never tried foam art! looks so much fun! tfs and happy woyww!

Sandra H said...

That's a pretty interesting desk!! Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

Ugh, cataloguing stamps, shudder! Never tried the shaving foam technique, looks cool though.

Brenda 104

Chrysalis said...

Hi Elizabeth - thanks for popping over to my blog for a WOYWW visit today. I'm very impressed with your uber-tidy desks! Hope you have a great week with lots of successful crafting. Hugs, Chris x

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Looks as though your having fun with the shaving foam. Haven't played with this tech. in years, but it is so amazing to see the backgrounds it makes. Love those fearther stamps.
Krisha #126

Erika said...

Back again Elizabeth, thanks for the information, I will have to check that out, it looks like fun!
Hugs Erika.

lisa said...

You have two more distress markers than me, Elizabeth!!!
Love the look of those chevrons, what will you use them for?
Mmmm shaving foam, I have that on my shopping list after seeing Sue Wilson demoing with it this week. All we have in the cupboard is shaving gel and that doesn't work as well!!
Hugs Lisax #55

BJ said...

Aww thanks for the mention Elizabeth, great to see you hard at work with the shaving foam, those colours are fab. Definitely think flowers on the cheverons, some bright colours perhaps. Didn't realise you'd embossed with the stencil as well, excellent, looks like lines of ric-rac ribbon to me. Thanks for visiting me this week BJ #69

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like like the zig zags, both positive and negative ways! Hmm, mi trying to envisage what you're going to use them'll have to show us when you do use them :)
And you're the third person I've seen using shaving foam today! Why?? Have you become very hirsute all of a sudden? .......grin..... No, even I, a lowly non inky person, know what you're doing there. I've done with with bubble printing in school!
Hugs, LLJ 32 xxxx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Keep up the good work - it WILL be worth it in the end! Love those feathers. MM x #99

Cass said...

Like the shaving foam stuff, love the colours. Haven't tried the alcohol inks yet, but am planning to tomorrow. Good luck with the indexing... sounds a bit like a bit of a Forth Bridge job.

Cassidy xx

Unknown said...

Looks as if there are some fun techniques happening on your work desk. I would love to see what your doing with the shaving cream. Regina #141

Alison Scott said...

Will be waiting (im)patiently for the shaving foam results. There's going to be a run on it now after Sue Wilson's demos.
I'm late visiting for WOYWW as was offline yesterday,
Have a good week

Caro said...

Shaving foam and glimmer that sounds fun! I can't wait to see the results. Thanks for sharing. Happy Belated WOYWW. Caro #56

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oooh you are being creative. Loving the chevrons, I love playing with new stencils/masks. And your shaving foam looks pretty cool! I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night. We (Bristol Rovers) won! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

You have more distress markers than I do, as I have none - another item on my wish list. I also saw the demo of the shaving foam technique and can't wait to have a go. Hope your weather is better than ours today, and we are forecast to have snow at the weekend, Grrrr. Have a good week. xx Maggie #37

Kelly said...

Great work space. Hadn't thought of running my masks through the cuddlebug for an alternate effect. Thanks! I love the shaving cream technique. Such a versatile way to play with colors and patterns. Creative Blessings! Kelly #156

Hettie said...

Hmmm! Intrigued by the shaving foam and glimmer mist! I wonder if my Hubby would like that look! Tee Hee!
Liking the embossed sheet!

akilli melek said...

i always think messy crafters are happy crafters. Love both those chevron pieces. Are all your inks glimmer mists or do you use others?
thinking of getting some at SECC this weekend.

April said...

Love the white on the kraft cardstock. I can't wait until you share what you did with the shaving cream. April #145

okienurse said...

great looking desks this week Elizabeth! Love the looks of that chevron white/kraft cardstock. I think I am going to have to try that. Did you use pigment ink so it didn't dry really quickly? Haven't tried the shaving foam technique either so might have to give that a go too! Little late getting around this week but better a little late then never! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #11

Craftychris said...

Loving the chevrons and you have some very cool stamps on your desk too! I have just bought some shaving foam so I can try the marbling with shimmer mists too - I saw it on the telly and need to play! xx

Twiglet said...

I am hopeless at getting round the WOYWW desks these days! Had a full day with Annie and the twins and it threw me out completely!! I love your latest projects - especially your the card on your last post - perfect sentiment too. Have a good weekend. x Jo

sara j said...

Hi Elizabeth - I'm so very glad there are 7 days in the week...let's me still look around after Wednesday! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog...I did indeed have snow outside by window in Alaska. Yesterday we were getting all cocky, thinking wow it's about 32 degrees , the snow is melting, and then woke up to another 3 inches this morning. LOL. Not all that surprising, spring for us doesn't really come until May. But still - that's closer all the time! Love the feather stamps...hope the cataloging is going well. Stay warm and Enjoy!
Sara #29