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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WOYWW 167

Hello hoppers...  It's Wednesday, and time to get nosy!  Join the party at the Stamping Ground where our generous hostess Julia Dunnit is assembling her weekly mega-bloghop of crafty workdesks.  So here's What's On My Workdesk this Wednesday... (Oh, and if you'd like to see the results of last week's Wedding preparation sneak peeks, then have a look here.)


Lots of bits and pieces ready to be assembled into cards here... a multiple commission, so I won't go in for any close-ups just in case the intended recipients drop in for a look!

You can see my lovely little shelf set from Ikea, cream metal with a nice lacy pattern in holes on the shelves.  They're actually intended as storage assistants - shelf dividers to go inside cupboards to provide additional space.  Just the right size for all the little bottles!







Looking in the other direction, you can see - next to my Converse shoe box (holding small glues, embossing powders, Re-Inkers, Glossy Accents) - the wood-mounted stamp I used for my One Layer cards Guest Design slot at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Next to that, slightly hidden, are two cards I absolutely love - a postcard of William Blake's "I want, I want" drawing, and a card from my wonderful friend Lorna which she sent at the point I was about to go freelance. I loved it so much, I bought the bookmark to match!




I find them both hugely inspirational, so just thought I would share them with any visitors today.

Thank you so much for stopping by, whether you've come on a WOYWW trawl or not - I'm really glad you came.  I'm off to the Stamping Ground to slake my apparently incurable thirst for looking at other people's craft spaces... 


If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
Laurence J. Peter


31 comments:

podgypanda said...

Your desk looks pretty busy. The shelves you bought are great, could do with some myself! Also love the poem and agree it.s very inspirational indeed.

Have a great week
X Julie (paperpathway)

Neet said...

You do such beautiful work (am still blown away by that wedding)and you are so good at shabby chic that I am sure it is spilling over into your room. As I unfurled the blogpost today I kept thinking "shabby chic" with every picture. If that is your inspiration (your room) I need a quick makeover of mine.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

sandra de said...

Both pic and bookmark are fab.
Sandra @32

House of Bears said...

Good morning our friend. We were just admiring the new shelves and wondering where they came from when we reached the bit where you explained. :)

Cestina said...

Oh the quote! That is clearly meant for me!

Lindsay Weirich said...

love the riser shelves, wish we had ikea around here! Happy woyww-Lindsay/frugalcrafter #25

famfa said...

That wedding looked amazing. You are a clever lady. Love the card and bookmark
Famfa 16

Sallyh said...

Ooh those Ikea shelves look fantastic, hmmm something else to add to my list for my next visit. Thanks for sharing your creative space :)
Sally 95

Redanne said...

Oh, a very busy desk this week, loving your new cream shelving, what ever would we do without IKEA in our lives. Also love the picture and the sentiment, definitely one to live by.....Happy WOYWW, Anne x #59

Sandy Leigh said...

I love inspirational cards. Your desk looks like a happy, busy place! --Sandy Leigh

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely projects in the works. That sentiment is really nice. Those brown vintagey pieces look interesting.
Karen #108

Lisa S. said...

You're a busy little butterfly Alison. ;) Hope all the preparations are going well for the wedding! Love the bookmark and quote-a fave of mine!
Have a terrific day,
Lisa

Lynn Holland said...

Lovely posting, really enjoyed looking round your space
Lynn -:)

Cardarian said...

I had a good snoop around your blog and found all your amazing work! Your desk is really interesting and the 2 cards are really inspiring!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Lindart said...

What a lovely workspace! Everything seems to be just in front of you, and ready to go! You certainly are busy!

Hwee said...

Your workspace certainly shows how busy you have been! I love the quote, and it is exactly what I need to hear at the moment! Thank you for visiting me earlier! :-)

Hwee
#71

okienurse said...

Two of my favorite says too...I kept telling my kids to reach for the moon but be willing to work to get the things they were wishing for! Love your very busy and creative desk! Thanks for visiting my desk and commenting on my rat trap. I had fun with it. Vickie #38

EELS said...

I do like your cute little shelves, they would sit very nicely on my desk too. Love the bookmark sentiment too.
Cheers, Elaine #29

Victoria said...

Busy bee busy bee! Lots of lovely things on your creative desk. love the bookmark. Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.55

catherine said...

This is a place full of creativity Alison. Your work is always so creative
x catherine

VonnyK said...

I love that bookmark and the picture of the moon is so good. I can see why you want it.
Have a great week.
Von #27

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh yes your new shelf is going to be very useful I can see all kinds of possiablilites fot that!!!
Love you blog, had a look around and had a ball will be back later whan I have more time to really check things out better..
Thank for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog too!!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there, Some great storage indeed and love the card 'I want, I want" too :D
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #64

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there, Some great storage indeed and love the card 'I want, I want" too :D
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #64

Lisa West said...

Another great sentiment. I think I needed these quotes today! Thanks for sharing and again, love the cards in your last post! Lisa

Brises said...

Wow! Your desk looks like a busy, but so happy place and the sentiment is fantastic!

Gabrielle said...

Love the hive of creativity this week! You have clearly some exciting commissions on the go!

You kindly asked to see my Chunky ATC when it was finished. Well it is! Details here: http://bit.ly/RmlyFm Happy (belated) Wednesday x

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the colour of your blog, given me ideas on card colours. love that bookmark.
Bridget #42

Tertia said...

Your desk looks like I could just sit down and start playing. I love it.
Love the two quotes too.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #116

SueH said...

Don’t you just love IKIA’s storage solutions!
Those shelves are absolutely perfect for all your paints and glimmer mists but it looks like it’s almost fall already so you’ll have to go get another one.

Love the card and bookmark too, I can see why you were inspired by them.
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#67

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your desk, i could jump right in and start playing! Happy belated WOYWW