Wednesday, 21 July 2010

WOYWW #59

Well, this week I have been waiting anxiously for Wednesday so that I could get back in my little room, make a mess and hopefully, some nice looking crafty things.
Yesterday was one of those ' it's all that bloomin' Heather's fault' days. Not only did she drive me mad with her 'parrot' card - so much so that I just had to make a big photocopy of it and stick it on the inside of my cupboard door - she is now driving me potty with her dragonflies. (have a look at page 48 in her book to find out what the lure is).


'Peg Leg' and I drove all round Preston and Thornton yesterday looking for beads and wire so I could make some special ones for a couple of extra special cards I need to make, and not only did we clock up around 70miles, but I came back over £30 poorer!!!


I did however, come home to a lovely surprise. There is a sneak peek at it above, but here it is in full glory together with some more pesky parrots.


A massive and very grateful thanks to our woyww leader, Julia, and her DH, for letting me have this lovely keepsake. I will treasure it always - although in time I may just 'alter' it!

Anyway, my little workdesk is unusually messy for me. Generally I have to keep tidy 'cos I don't have room to do anything if I don't, but this week is a 'let your hair down and go for it' week after having spent the last 5 Wednesdays away. The shelves above it are in a mess too 'cos they are full of my recent Tim and Martha Stewart stash buys.



I have been playing with gesso and then putting alcohol inks over the top, to make some ATC backgrounds. It seems to work so I'll keep on with this little trick.


The wonderful Tim Holtz has been tempting us once again with sneaky peeks at his new summer CHA releases. His new Sizzix dies are amazing, especially the tree, which is going to be another necessity, but he is also bringing out new distress stickles to match his last set of 12 ink pads. My stickles storage is full, so I now have another job on - finding some more crafty space................
Have a wonderful day folk.

19 comments:

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Oooo all those goodies i wanna play lol

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow, lots of lovely things to snoop at this week.

xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Blimey! Your desk looks a treasure trove of goodies I want to come and play at your house LOL!
Mary Anne

Kathy said...

oooj your desk looks very inviting!

Twiglet said...

You card makers always have such an amazing stash of gorgeous stuff to play with!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I have ONE Stickles. I can't believe how many colors you have. I'm guessing all of them.

Sounds like you had a big day yesterday and maybe not as thrifty as you might have hoped. Glad to see you have your easel, though. Happy WOYWW.

chrissy xx said...

Wow! Lots to look at, you are certainly in overload!!.
Chrissyxx

mckinkle said...

What a fab crafting space you have shown us, thanks for sharing!

Im loving all of your gorgeous MS punches!

Keryn x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, you have to make the journey worthwhile!! You didn't hold back though - will be very interested to see what all the beads and wires become. Like the parrot ACs and backgrounds very much.

Lynne said...

Everything looks very tidy and organised and look at all those charms.

minnie_mac said...

Thanks for a very interesting snoop.

Marilyn

Spyder said...

Everyone seems to have so much fun with
alcohol inks and distressing, I MUST have it!! Love the ATC's Have a good woyww
(Lyn)

Heather said...

Love your parrot ATCs, Joanne, looks like you've been having fun! Your work space always looks so well organised too, wish I could say the same for mine! Heather x
(PS: Enjoy the beads)

Alicia.R. said...

I have punch envy... your area looks so cool. Your ATC backgrounds sound great, and btw I love those parrots.

Alisonw30 said...

Still looks tidy to me ;-) Have a good week x

Alisonw30 said...

Still looks tidy to me ;-) Have a good week x

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks very tidy to me! Have a lovely play with the new stasth!

Sunshine Girl said...

forgot to say that I have used white ribbon in the end that has been inked with distress inks! had to do three lots but it was worth it - will post the new pictures later! thanks for commenting.

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrr...yummy stash to look at... aas for Mr H... he is driving me nuts with all the new stuff he is bringing out...I need to rob a bank ROFL