Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW - 137

OK, so who stole this past week huh, huh?! Own up right now!! Yikes, it's Wednesday again and time to show and tell!

This was my desk yesterday early afternoon. It's too dark early mornings at this time of year to take a photo so I kind of cheated and took the photo as I left the room to go and start some chores:) Recently a friend said in an email that they do their chores in the mornings before they do their crafting in the afternoon. That's commendable and probably the way it should be, but this room faces (waves finger in the air whilst calculating) South East so my best chance of decent natural light in the darker months is during the morning - good excuse eh?!

So, what's going on here? Well, I'm all poised to begin colouring an image today - had the stamp since last Summer and it's well overdue for an initial outing. It's called Secret Garden Peeker, by Elisabeth Bell and I totally love it. Sometimes I do get very jumpy about using a special stamp for the first time lest I spoil the stamping or colouring - how stoooopid is that, it can be used over and over again, the whole point of stamping!

The stamped image has also been stamped onto Magi-film, then a mask made to protect the main image before doing the clouds using TH Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, a duster brush and a 'cloud template' - previous postings cover how to do this here and here.

The rest of the stash lying there comprises papers and trimmings to use plus a selection of flowers so there's at least a fighting chance of matching the Pro Markers for colouring the image to everything else. At that point I walked away and left things until today - although I took the cup of coffee with me :)

And to the right - drum roll please - you can actually see a patch of uncluttered desk. Still got the green basket of unused stash at the back but even that is less packed :))

To see what everyone else is up to on WOYWW and for some good old nosing at  workspaces - go here to Julia's. It could be even more fun this week - she's looking for a new WOYWW logo! I've already stated that I don't care if the logo is a pair of old knickers fluttering from a flagpole, so long as WOYWW continues - although I do have a favourite from the new logos on offer :)) Oh no, the shame of it, I just went to get the link from Julia's blog and she picked up on my knickers comment - detention for me if not careful - grin!!

Go and see - and have fun! I'll be doing a mix of blog hopping and working on that card today. Cracks knuckles and vows not to get into too much mischief today!

Di
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40 comments:

  1. I remember when you rushed to get that stamp. It is adorable and I look forward to seeing your card using it. Have a great day!
    Hugs
    Bernie

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  2. Hmmm tidy desk, tidy mind, isn't that what they say? I obviously don't have a tidy mind then....

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  3. Wahoooooo I used my Pro Markers yesterday :-) :-) :-).....on fabric.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  4. Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week.
    Neil # 34

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  5. Wow!! What a tidy desk, you put me to shame so have had a tidy up. Looking forward to seeing the stamped card.
    Thanks for the comment about doing crafts in the afternoon. I like the excuse why you craft in the morning I did smile!!!

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  6. Woot woot . . . super tidy desk. Top marks Mrs!

    That'd be a first if you don't get into TOO much mischief today you little rascal!

    Happy WOYWW xxxxx

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  7. Lovely tidy desk, love the cute image, looking foward to seeing your creation, Hugs May x x x x

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  8. Hi Di

    Where did you get your promarkers storage unit??? My homemade version is full...I need something bigger!

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  9. Pretty picture! Will check out the clouds post, they look great! Always looking for new ideas for using distress inks, so thanks!

    And your desk is sooooooo tidy, please be kind when you see the crapalanche that is my workspace :-)

    Debs x

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  10. WOW what a lovely tidy and organisied desk Di, I wish mine was as neat as yours. I just do not seem to get the time ATM to get it really tidied up properly :(

    I know what you mean about the week disappearing, I also don't know what happened to the last 7 days?? LOL!!

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #86

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  11. Di your desk is lovely and clear tidy space .Puts mine to shame alright,Have fab creative week
    Happy woyww
    judex 14

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  12. Your desk looks lovely and organised today, Di and you put me to shame getting your embellies out to match the colouring. I always do it the other way round and then spend hours rooting through stuff looking for things to match!!!!! I need to take note!!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #101

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  13. I wish my desk had a patch of unclutteredness. I guess I will need to clean it tomorrow night! I always worry when I color a new stamp for the first time too, silly isn't it?

    Happy WOYWW! Katie #16

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  14. I'll second the vote for knickers floating on the breeze!

    Here's my thought... crafting makes a mess so why pick up before doing it because you'll just have to pick up again after it.

    Housework will wait until the mood strikes. Trust me on this one!

    Happy WOYWW. I mentioned your snippets on my post today.

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  15. Look at all those markers!!! Your coloring is looking pretty nice, there, Di.

    And a very nice, clear desk, indeed.

    Hugs,
    Kay
    Triple digit this week -- #117

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  16. I too wonder who stole the week :) -dianneo #123

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  17. Ha! Pixies and trouble go together don't they? As for detention, you can join me, which is really funny if you stop to think about it, seeing as you're the one who put me here! Nice to see a clean desk but I'd need a bigger basket than that for my unused stash!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 104

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  18. Hello Di, very organised - love the uncluttered look. Like your thinking too, get everything out, lined up ready for action, then colour your image. The contents of that basket must be going down for sure - how many untried stamps have you inked now :)) Look forward to seeing the completed card. Elizabeth x #99

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  19. Di, nice to see a tidy desk and great space to work in, like the look of the stamped image are we going to see the finishing creation?:) Sandra H

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  20. tis a lovely tidy place and yeah housework is under rated anyway lol

    Thanks for the snoop
    Hugs
    Judie xx

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  21. You are one organised crafter lady, I do mean to be but I just get so much stash out that I'm too tired to tidy it all away once I've finished. Love the look of the mask you use for your clouds, is it something you've purchased or did you create it yourself? Love those results!.x

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  22. I'd love to have seen you, finger pointing, working out which way your room faced, lol!! Of course, for the knickers to blow properly, we have to know the correct wind speed and direction *grin*
    Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

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  23. I have some Magi Film but do not know what to do with it.Please tell.I got it in a kit and no destructions.

    Great workspace there.

    Carol

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  24. What is that mahoosive contraption at the back of your desk? Looks like a lighting technicans control launch pad!! Where is your snippets box hiding? Can't see it anywhere. I even tipped the green basket out looking for it!! Card is looking good. hope we get to see it in all its glory. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. What awesome marker storage! Love your tidy workspace!

    katie (112)

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  26. What a tidy desk I like the idea of using little baskets to store stuff nice and neat :)

    Becky #45

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  27. I read this earlier today and I've watched the cloud video. I shall have a go at that tomorrow. It does make a very effective background for a stamped image.
    I try to work in the mornings and craft in the afternoons but it doesn't always turn out that way.
    By the way, I loved your Tuesday tale this week. keep them coming. Kate x

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  28. The card is going along well! I am the same way sometimes. Must save it for that special occasion! Meanwhile, 17 stamps later, it is forgotten! Must use my stash! Good luck crafting today! Happy WOYWW- Amanda 40

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  29. Hi Di not been here for a while and thought would add to your list of Followers after that knickers comment (extra big grin) - no, must confess it was the wood-ware film comment that drew me and went to have look at the posts you refer too think I saw the cloud card as remember if but dont remember the film, yep just put it on my wish list 9mm word doc with one so I remember you see and keep it on desktop). and have some candy over at my blog if you ant to pop over there for a peek, thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #67

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  30. neat looking desk tonight! I love all the light and the flowers shining in it. I need to move my desk to a window cause my natural light lamps still don't do the job! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

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  31. ok...firstly, WHERE did you get your storage for those pens???? I WANT ONE....secondly, you're desk is WAY too tidy hon, and thirdly, you make me HOWL with laughter, seriously, have you ever considered doing stand up?? You would go down a storm....hugs hon...xxxx

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  32. I wish my desk was as tidy as yours when I'm working....hence the name of my blog. They are finger prints and I had never noticed them before!! I am now about to attack it with Pledge :)) x

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  33. Neat little work space all nice and tidy - that image looks fab now you have finished it. x Jo

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  34. Love the promarker storage!!
    Laura xx

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  35. All looks very neat and tidy to me. Like the look of the card hope get to see it finished. Thanks for sharing Anne x

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  36. Wow! You have some desk there!! Nice to come back today as I have seen the finished result! Lovely!

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  37. Just once....JUST ONCE my little Pixie friend I wanna see a REAL MESS on your desk - PLEASE! I'm a very organized person (just ask my family, they hate it) however I still have a messy desk now and then. Can you make me happy and just post something messy, on your desk....just to keep me quiet? I don't mean a couple of things outta place either Miss Pixie...I'm talking MESSY! Will ya do that for me and for everyone else coz I'd really like to see it - just asking? Oh ya...I wanna see more than 5 things on your desk too.

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  38. I don't think there is an Elisabeth Bell stamp/image i don't like, what a fab pro-marker stand/storage, I love the way you have done your clouds so of to read the previous posts about them - oh all that new stash i have itchy fingers wanting to look through it, - the knickers on a flagpole made me chuckle. Have a good week Lou #94

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  39. Hi Di! The pen store looks great & yes whimsey was chuffed :) her blogs lovely & she takes Really great pictures! Your cards are looking fab, I am still at the practice stage with my Pro-markers, they dont like me much!...have a good week!
    Lavinia
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