Wednesday, 10 November 2010


In my understanding, WOYWW translates into What's on Your Worksdesk Wednesday.
Having had a really good look at my year planner, Wednesday is supposed to be the 10th November this week, am I correct? That makes last Friday the 5th - bonfire night - yes? Well, as fireworks went off round here on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, that would make Monday the 6th, Tuesday the 7th and Wednesday the 8th. So, is it really Wednesday or just Monday??????? or have I actually found the reason why these woyww's come round so quickly!!
Having completely smudged my brain - which isn't hard! - I took some photos whilst the light permitted.

Ok, this isn't my little work space, it's the dining table, or to give it it's true description, 'peg leg's' computer space - see it on the left! - where I set up my Copics ready to colour a stamped Magnolia image. Can't believe it, but the sun was shining!

This is some of the mess in my room. I wanted to make a black, white and red Xmas card so I had a rummage through my 'posh' paper drawer and found some Magenta papers and the gorgeous embossed one you see in the picture.
I'd seen  some card samples where round punched backings were used and really liked the effect. However, I don't have any punches that would create a circle punched design, so I bought a really cheap bag of doilies. Cost 79p!!!!! for 45 in 3 sizes - total bargain.

I also went on the search for some - get this - white, spirally, flower-like, spiky things to go on my 'cute' Xmas cards. Not a chance, been everywhere. Thought - make some. I have some white flower soft, wire, glue, glitter etc., so set to and made 3. One was complete rubbish, but the other 2 weren't bad. I used them on the finished card.

Can you see them on the right?
I edged the doilies with some fired brick DI to take the creaminess off 'cos I wanted to maintain white. The card is another given to me by Sonia last week - goodness, last week already - and is about 7.5" sq. The wire bead on the left is miles long in it's packet and only cost £1.50! What a bargain eh?

Well, the cute is over for a while, I'm making grungy now before the boring stuff of matting and layering toppers for multi output.
I tried hard to get round as many of you as I could last week, but time was so against me. I'll do my best again this week. On a little personal note, 'peg leg' has a date of 23rd Nov for his knee operation. Just hope his blood pressure has gone down enough by then.


jude said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous love your white creations too.OMG all those copics i think i need to add to mine !Have great wednesday
hugs jude#20

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the colour combination, clever you with your twirly bits too! Have a lovely inky day, Chrisx

Janetlynne said...

your card is your desk...and the must be great to work at..Janetlynne 89

Artyjen said...

Great white spikey thing! LOL
Super pretty card too...the sun is shining today skies but a bit cold out of the sun in my office!
xoxo Sioux

Maria (inkymits) said...

Loads of copics! and posh paper too,love your card.
Maria inkymits x
#84 i think

Wipso said...

Gorgeous card. Good luck to peg leg on 25th. Hope op goes as well as mine did :-)
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the processes involved in getting to this lovely card - those spirally twirly bits are really gorgeous, genius idea! I think you may be right about the Wednesday's all about the time warp continuum. Apparently!

butlersabroad said...

I think you've accidentally stumbled on the WOYWW time secret, but like Dr Who really! Beautiful card and good luck to PL for the op.

Brenda 90

Mandi said...

You have cracked the vanishign days iof the week lol
Super card, love the layout and colour combo

happy WOYWW
mandi xx

She said...

Hi Joanne......all those pens....WOW. Love, love, love your card. Greta idea about the Doilies, they look great! Be in touch soon. Much love S xxx

Neet said...

Not sure about those spiky things but have you looked in a cake decorating shop for stamens? I am sure I had some that were like spikes once.
Lovely card, like the check ribbon on it - set the red off perfectly.
Those doilies are a real bargain - think I must investigate.

Nicky said...

love your card and your spikey bits are really effect - never thought of using doilies great idea x

Susan Allan said...

I like your finished card. Doilies are so useful and really add something.
Sue xx 60

Spyder said...

Love seeing the making of this card it's fabulous! Lovehe colours great snoop, Thank you Happy WOYWW

Chrissie said...

Great card and not too messy!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Fab card and a lovely set of Copics there. What a lovely work to craft in you have. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love your workspace and those doily papers are just fab!

nnalorac said...

Lovely workspace, keep thinking I'll buy some doylees but always forget. Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and love the twirly piece. nnalorac.xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. Those copics are so lovely and colorful sitting there together. And that card with the ribbon detail is wonderful.