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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

WOYWW 169

Oh boy, Wednesday it is then... so soon already?!  What's On Your Workdesk this Wednesday?  Well, here's what's on mine, and if you want to peek at what's on hundreds of other crafty workdesks this Wednesday, hop over to the Stamping Ground where you'll find Julia Dunnit's huge and brilliant linky list - and you can join in too!


Bits and pieces really... practice cards part way through some of the amazing Timeworn Techniques I'm learning on the Andy Skinner online course; gorgeous wax paper from a loaf of bread which I have an idea about for the Recycling challenge over at Our Creative Corner... not sure if there's going to be time though.

Whole pile of leftover paper scraps shoved to the right, and discarded acetate that I failed to create with successfully to the left, in case inspiration should re-strike.  In the back right corner is my Life is Good tag, trying to provide that inspiration...



On the left are the Darkroom Door metal boxes of the Prague stamps used for my Postcard from Prague.  They haven't really got a home yet, so still sitting there - but also partly because I think the boxes are sooo beautiful, so I like having them there at the moment!

Just got the tiny skull and bats as extras in a package from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and they're hovering to see if I want to rust'em up or use one of the other Timeworn techniques on them...

And then there's what lies beneath...

Hmm... gathering crumpled tissue paper just above the radiator - fine for the moment, but need to sort it out before the radiator needs switching on!

Thanks for stopping by, and if you're in today's fabulous nosy-parkers' bloghop, I'll hope to catch up with you before next WOYWW!!

Creative minds are rarely tidy.
John William Gardner


47 comments:

Redanne said...

Really love your DD stamps, I have the London set and adore the tin box too. It is lovely the way Funkie Junkie put little treasures in their packages. The top of your workspace looks great and very tidy, the underneath - looks just like mine! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

inkypinkycraft said...

Love your desk space, full of creativity as usual...ooh so many goodies I would love to hop across and play! Have agreat week! Happy rusting, I am loving it! Trace x.

Rita said...

Brilliant work-desk and your stamping looks interesting too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita 88

Neet said...

Hi Alison - well! Two lovely desk shots on that gorgeous mushroom background that you have on your blog with the lovely aqua writing on and then ... the underneath shot.
Did make me smile - glad to see you have a cluttered area in the craftroom. Where do you put your legs?
Off for another wander on your blog - love the Prague things.
Hugs, neet xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great craft space Alison. I did smile to myself when I saw your tissue paper under the desk. I do that pile things under the desk and then keep saying I need to sort that out. I go around in circles, piling stuff under the desk then reorganising and then cluttering it up again lol. Tracy x x

S said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your desk looks promising - ready to start on the next crafty thing. And I'm glad that there is someone else who has an occasional non-success with their crafting.

Jingle said...

Looks like you have some fun stuff going on!

Francesca said...

You seem to be coping ok with the Time Worn Tech. thanks for your comments. See you over @ the Forum. Francesca #77

lynne said...

I love the space you have to create and that cute little radiator, can I borrow it today as it is pretty cold up here!
I know what you mean about the DD tins, in fact in an ideal world I'd want all my supplies out on display for inspiration - oh perchance to dream lol.
Wishes
Lynne

Kim said...

First, I have to say; (and I don't know how I've missed you) I love the look of yor blog, and the blue walls in your studio, and the touches of blue on desk...so coordinated and peaceful! And I can't wait to see what your doing with those stamps!
Now, thanks for stopping by my spot, and no, not a cat, but my husky puppy, (well, she's 3) who is shedding her coat now...right before winter! (I'm saving it for a friend who want to spin it...)

Twiglet said...

What a lovely serene work space you have - I love the header on your blog too. x Jo

Cardarian said...

Lovely stuff on your desk - the dark room door stamps are amazing - I must buy them one day your postcard card is amazing - had a little snoop around your blog! Thank you for calling in!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Buttons said...

Your place looks great to craft in - totally getting that 'saving bits for use later' idea. It's just a question of controlling the ever-increasing piles of stuff:) Looking forward to seeing more creations soon, and these days they all seem to be award-winning! Thanks for stopping by at mine, hugs Buttons #66

Cath Davidson said...

Ooooh! I love/NEED those Darkroom Door stamps and boxes, they look fab. X What a lovely busy space.

Happy WOYWW
Cath

Karen McAlpine said...

You are so brave to show the "underneath"!! LOL. The stamps on the left are really packaged beautifully. That bread wrapper looks interesting. I always keep that brown paper that is used for packing orders shipped to me.

famfa said...

Great crafty space. Under e desk? You're brave, not showing mine this week!
Famfa #22

SueH said...

Looks like you’ve been very busy Alison!
For some reason I looked at the chipboard in your desk and thought the bats were holly…..just shows how wrong I can be, Lol!
I love those stamps that you’re using too.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#94

Sandy Leigh said...

Alison, your crafty corner is deliciously stocked with goodies! I think you could give me a stamping lesson for sure! Thanks for sharing. Sandy Leigh #39

Frances said...

Your desk is fantastic. Full of great tools and supplies on display. Wow! I took a look at the Prague card and it is so beautiful. I love the shadowy nature of the card and the words ring true. I also enjoyed the history you included. What an amazing artist you are. Thank you for the inspiration. Frances #69

Debra said...

I stash stuff under my desk too! lol! Looks like you are in the works for lots of great creativity.

Hugs,
Debra #182

lisa said...

What a lovely calm and serene space you have. I love the colour coordination. Those DD stamps look yummy.
I hope we don't have to turn the radiators on any time soon but judging by this Summer it could be next week!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #93

BJ said...

Thanks for stopping by Alison. I met Andy the other week again at the Craft Barn and his Timeworn techniques look great, perhaps I ought to do one of his courses too. BJ#35

Hazel said...

I love the stamp you've used for the Prague postcard (I've had my eye on that and might just have to get it) - thanks for sharing your craft space with us and for visiting me and leaving a comment - hope you have a good week, Hazel WOYWW #129 x

okienurse said...

great looking desk. Very crafty and creative! Looks like a Halloweenish project in the making...Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #67

Lisa-Jane said...

Some interesting techniques going on there - its good to play isn't it?! Thanks for the snoop into your art world.

Minxy said...

Lots of interesting things on and around your desk, I see we are fellow Delegates, only i had forgotten it had started again lol.. playing catch up now lol
Thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #5

Victoria said...

A lovely hive of activity!

Ali said...

Your desk - and under your desk! :) - looks fabulously creative. Love those Darkroom Door stamps and the online course sounds really intruiging.

Thanks for sharing and hope you have a good week! :)

Ali #98

Erika said...

Hi Alison thanks for popping by my blog....your desk looks nice and busy. I love Andy's painting techniques, enjoy the on-line course.
Hugs Erika.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

That's fun, cause so looks a place with a very creative person!
Hugs Anja

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Hi, Alison, I can see why you like having the Prague tins on the table -- the "package" is almost like a decor item when they make it so nice. The waxed paper looks intriguing, almost like the Tim Holtz glassine paper. Will be interested to see what your imagination comes up with. Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting my blog. ~ Laura #122

laura said...

You have a very messy :) but productive desk. Good for you! Yes, you better move the tissue.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that we got to see the dirty secrets that lie beneath! I know we all have them--that pile of stuff! I like the tins those stamps came in. Very nifty! Have fun playing!

Lindsay Weirich said...

great space! happy woyww!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You are brave, showing us your nether regions...of your desk area, of course *grin*
The skull and bats are fab - really, they made laugh out loud. Hope you have fun using them :)
Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

Karin said...

What a wonderful workstation, it looks like there is a lot going on.

VonnyK said...

I love your photos. The one that shows under the desk made me feel right at home. Mine looks like that, I just don't show it :)
Have a great week.
Von #44

trisha too said...

It's a wonderful space, and lots of fun to hear what you've been playing with/working on!

:)Happy WOYWW!
trisha, #148 this week

Sandy said...

Oh love those stamps you have there on your desk. That skull and bats look awesome. Sandy :) #59

Annie said...

What a fab crafty space you've got.
Hugs,
A x #68

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of lovely crafty goodies around you Alison and great pieces emerging.
My first woyww week this week.
Hugs Brenda xox 141

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by. I will help you out a little the other dumfing dragonflies will have been Twiglet's....she's my 'much older' sister :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Anne Kristine said...

Love your creative work space...

The postcard is gorgeous...lovely color.
Thank you so much for your nice comment in my blog.
Hugs to you
Anne

Morti said...

I think we all might have an embarrassing secret lurking beneath our desks! Mine is no exception...LOL.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments....

Queen Lightwell said...

Thanks for stopping by my "desk" and leaving me a sweet comment. :)
Your desk looks like you have plenty of space to craft on, how nice! But where do your legs go?! lol I'm thinking you could use some of the 3 drawer carts like I have under my desk, ooh they are so handy. They have pretty big and deep drawers, you can really pack the stuff in there, I'm telling you! :)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

You have a great space!! I love your blog and looked at some of your tags and cards so Beautiful!! I am going to start following you. Thanks for coming by my desk and saying Hi!!
Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #75

Tertia said...

Sounds like you are having a whole lot of fun. That is why I never show whats under my desk. I am pretty sure Julia will ban me from ever taking part in WOYWW again. I might even be arrested for public indecency (yes, it really is that bad! LOL) Your look positively neat compared to mine.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #49