Wednesday, 15 September 2010

WOYWW 67

Thanks for all the brilliant comments from last week. My card has gone and is in the lap of the Quick Card judges - unfortunately never to be seen again. I figured that it was about time to stop showing cards and actually get down to the point of the bloghop and show my workdesk. I'm proud of managing to get round all of the desks over this last week and am in awe and envy of more than a few. So for your delight my desk of indeterminate purpose - in this case craft table :) On my craft space is the start of my christmas effort, we are off on our summer hols the end of this week (beautiful island of Arran) and there may be 'gulp' no internet access - it doesn't bare thinking about so I may go a little quiet. Anyway being away does not equal no crafting so I'm getting my craft store ready :) You can nose around at your leisure it is all a work in progress. I guess most people have a source of caffine, the poisons of my choice is always in easy reach!
Thought I'd also give you one of my competition entries (so many of my babies are being judged) the competition closed yesterday - so more of thoe lovely owls. I know that iris folding is a little out of fashion at the moment, but when I first saw these I knew I could make my mum a happy lady, it is only my 3rd or 4th one and I had to do the template for this myself so a little bit of a work in progress. The embossing folders are Tim Holtz (one of those got to have things love the wood and brick textures) inked using versafine for added depth. All card is from the papermania colossal pad - my stock cardstock. The duo of cards came about as the cutout was used for one and the imprint for the other. Lamp-post was pierced from black card. Right I'm off to do packing 'see' you all in a week or 2. If you want to join in click on the WOYWW link on the right bar for the low down.





67 comments:

Carmen said...

Ooooh lovely to see your actual desk this week. Lots to nosy at. What's the big fat thing on your windowsill?

Thanks for what you said - I should be alright then as am in a permanent state of chaos ;)

Ooh and to schedule a pot, when you have the compose a post screen open click 'post options' at the bottom and you can change the time and date in there :)

Bluefairy4U said...

Wonderful owls and what a lovely creation you have made with TH embossing folder I have them too so thanks for the ideas, may use them if you don't mind. Looks like quite a tidy desk. Hope you have a nice holiday. Big Hugs JOxxxx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A busy desk but organised! Love your owls and it doesnt matter if iris folding is not "fashionable", as long as you like it! Suzanne (no.27)

Helen said...

Great desk, good to see it. Love the brick texture.... oh heck, may need that too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love the desk of indeterminate purpose this week. Also love the owl cards, even though I'm not an owl fan. These are really lovely. I had no idea iris folding was out of fashion. Guess that shows what I know. Have a fun and safe holiday. Come back with lots of photos. Happy WOYWW.

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Love the view of your desk, and the project is lovely.

Hugs
Kay

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Very well organised workspace. I know how you feel about missing the internet on holiday - hope you have a great time anyway!
Sylvia x

Pam said...

Lovely workspace. the owls are very cute. Hugs Pam x

Susan Allan said...

Fantastically tidy workspace! Christmas can be a busy time, do you think you will still be tidy when you get stuck into all the Christmas crafting projects?
Sue xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, im a teaaholic, luv the owl image, lovely creation, good luck with your card entry, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

joey said...

Hi

fabulous desk, lots going on, I love the owl I have a thing about owls but hardly own any lol

Joey,x

Serendipity (Christine) said...

I love the owls and great to get a peek at your desk :-)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love your creations. The one with the embossing is just fab

Sarah said...

Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your actual desk it looks like a hive of activity

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely view of your desk. Love the card, love the owl - it's nice to re-visit old techniques :-)
Anne xx

butlersabroad said...

Love the owls and I don't really think crafting techniques go out of style. I describe my own style as "Happy", as in If it makes me happy I do it!

Hugs
Brenda (93)

Nicks said...

thats how a desk should be!

Doone said...

yay we both have the same ruler - yay

Dx

(49)

Wishcraft said...

Great desk & love the owls. Hope you have a fab holiday :o) Lisa x

voodoo vixen said...

Another one who wants to know what the HP fat thing on the sill is.... a printer? And bottles of fizzy stuff on your craft desk and next to your cool purple lappy??? Nooooooo! LOL

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love your owl pieces and the Iris folding is gorgeous. I think its good to visit old techniques. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Tertia said...

OK so I am not the only one wondering what that is on the windowsill! Looks very interesting. Enjoy your holiday.

Carolynne said...

Your desk is so tidy and organised, I am so jealous
xx

Cath said...

Great desk, love the owls my mum loves them as well.

Cathx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great workspace and looks like you work up a thirst when your busy creating!

A.xx

Ciara said...

Crafting is very thirsty work!!

Have a fab holiday - and good luck with the lack of internet

Ciara
xx

Chrissie said...

Love those owls!
Chrissie

Claireliz said...

great desk thanks for sharing
C
xx
(linky 25)

Sarpreet said...

love the box on your desk, with your bits in, I have a collection for my cards, fab workspace,Happy WOYWW! Thank you for sharing your workspace (Linky number 19)

Carola Bartz said...

Those owls are adorable! I like the iris folding. Happy WOYWW, Carola - 112

Sheena said...

Great to see your desk this week.
Let me know how you get on at the promarker class
Sheena x

Phree said...

Lovely busy desk. I really love your iris folded owl - got to say I find myself bored when Craft TV channels try to tell me what is in fashion or on trend... pfffft, if you like what you made then it's bang on trend:)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, busy crafty space, feel right at home here, pull up a chair and start, love it:)Your owls are great!
Hope you have a lovely time away, you will probably come back all fired up and ready to create again, have fun:0)xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the cards - I have those embossing folders they are great arent they - have a great holiday. I will be at Artisan on the Friday and Saturday - hoping to do lots of classes!

craftimamma said...

Love your owl cards and the texture you've added with those fab TH folders. Lovely busy desk and looks as though you're still going to be having a nice crafty time even if you are internetless!

Have a lovely holiday.

Lesley Xx (#87)

TinaB said...

Great desk this week hun, so tidy! xx Happy WOYWW, Sorry I'm a bit late xx Hugs Tina (#9) xx

Morti said...

Well, I zoomed in on your pic, and I'm thinking the big fat thing everyone is wondering about is a printer - I definitely caught the letters "HP" and it looks like it says "photosmart" on the bottom right. Am I right? Tell me... tell me!

Wipso said...

Really enjoyed the snoop round your desk. Thanks for sharing it.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Great to actually see your desk! You have great light there, your printer thingy looks like a dumpy dalek sitting up there watching over you. See you're into a mass production thing - I am so bad at that!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Have a great holiday. I agree with everyone else...doesn't matter if techniques are "fashionable" it's what makes you (and more importantly the recipient) happy.

Pauline said...

Love the owls, and what a busy multifunctional desk you have! Enjoy your hols, xx

lisa said...

What gorgeous owls and I love how you've used the TH folders, they're a real must have aren't they.
Hugs Lisax

madebyKarla said...

Love the owls! Iris folding is coming back, I just saw a video about it the other day. I've been wanting to give it a try but haven't been able to. I really like your owl and I'm very impressed that you made your own pattern. I think that's the most difficult part.

By the way, my desk is really a messy desk, I just realized you can't see my scraps and papers all over the rest of the desk. LOL. I guess the part of the desk in the picture looks really tidy! I wanted to focus on the new stash, so I took a close up pic. Thanks for visiting ;)

Dragon said...

A really productive looking desk and interesting stuff... Woo judged cards eh... Wonder how you will get on??
Frankie
xx

Anne said...

The embossing folder is really effective - I never know what to do with the embossing folders, in fact I got rid of mine because I never used them. But yours looks really effective!

Spyder said...

Love the owl card, with the moon behind him, very tidy desk!! (unlike mine!) have a good weekend
Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

kristie said...

lovely workspace! its nice of you to visit me!

Helen said...

Lovely to see your desk, and those owls are great!

Wipso said...

Coke and Orangina? Think I'd end up spilling it :-)
Love your cards.
A x

Neet said...

Good luck with the card. Thanks for sharing - memo to self - need one of those craftlights. #44

Lorraine Robertson said...

WOW.... can you fit any more into that crafty zone... lol.... love it.... TFS

Lorraine #67
xxx

Mummylade said...

I loved snooping around your place today!

cauliflower cupcake said...

Thanks for the snoop - Just love the owl card - it's really effective. Have a nice Holiday.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca #61

Ohhh Snap said...

Your card is lovely :D. If you like woodgrain, you should check out the woodgrain impression plate at Papertrey Ink (www.papertreyink.com). They also have a lovely set of woodgrain stamps. ... Hello my name is Ohhh Snap, I'm a woodgrain-o-holic... and Eiffel towers and ...

TFS! #2

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

you are super busy, looks like you have loads of creative things on the go and the coke for fuel too! thanks for the snoop, have a lovely week, hugs mandyxx

Sarah Youde said...

I love the owl, fashionable or not it looks amazing!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful work and great WOYWW space, thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi (#32) xxx

Daniele said...

thanks for the peek
hugs

Dragon said...

Busy desk and great work... Love the owls
Frankie
xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Owls are my fave, good luck with the comp hun :O)) Hels (52)

Scrapcollectr said...

Love that owl piecing on the lamp post and the iris folded one is adorable. TFS Happy WOYWW
Linky #124

nerllybird said...

Perhaps iris folding isn't grungy enough? Lol! I love your cards and it's wonderful that you did the template yourself too. Great use of the brick embossing folder. Helen (16)

butlersabroad said...

Love the creations and a great desk too. Have a wonderful holiday, I backpacked over the Northern section of Arran many moons ago, beautiful place, especially when you sit outside your tent of an evening and watch an entire herd of red deer come down from the mountains to drink in the stream you're camped next too!

Hugs
Brenda

Candace said...

lovely owl

Thanks for sharing your crafty work space with us all

Enjoy your week

Candace #86

BethanyR said...

Love the card...I like those embossing plates...something else to add to my wish list... I hear ya about the hoilday...I went to a B&B last year that had no internet, cell phone service or cable TV....ahhh it was so nice and relaxing....too bad our world has got this "got to be in touch attitude"...

Terry & Kim said...

I love your owl cards, and thanks for showing your desk!

Terry
#127

Deezines Art said...

Love the owls - Jacqueline xx