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13 September, 2012

WOYWW No 171.

Greetings to all my WOYWW friends. I'm late this week and was pretty sparse with my comments because of all the busy work happening last week. Glad to say that my major project is now done, and perhaps there will be an opportunity to use it again down the track. Thank you for your comments last week and looking forward to seeing you later.

My desk this week uses a couple of the things I bought at Paperific and just some fanciful play with bits that came to hand or came out of a long period 'lost' in the cupboard.
Working late today - note that the tea cup is now a scotch glass.
On the left is my new storage box for blending sponges, coping with expansion. Clockwise from there is a collection of glue, reinkers, clock, cleaners, spray bottles and so on. Closer to me is the (empty) scotch glass, the distress inks, little tapestry stamps, tape, scissors, tweezers - I use tweezers a lot, being an old stamp collector. It comes very easily to me and helps me to place things accurately with my eye not to mention preventing burnt fingers or buckled surfaces when heat embossing.

The little panel is chicken wire stamped with silver ink and embossed with Judikins pastel EP which is effectively a resist technique. Enjoying a little rediscovery with the pastel powder. The little bird house is from Marianne I think and the bird is a Memory Box die. I stamped and stencilled leaves and berries then sprayed with Perfect Pearl. Will put up the finished card tomorrow. 

Happy WOYWW travelling. Start over at Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground if you'd like to see more desks around the world. 
Miles of smiles,


RosA said...

Hi Ros, I rather like that chicken wire effect. And I spy some Stamp Tapestry stamps. I've also got a few sets of these, but like so much other stuff I have, they have not got much use. Just not enough hours in the day!
RosA # 33

EELS said...

Good afternoon Ros, well I have to say you're braver than me drinking scotch, I'm scared it would burn like the dickens as I swallowed lol. Me, I prefer a daiquiri.

Love your desk today, such a busy place and yours is the second chicken wire I've seen today.
Hugs for a great crafty rest of the week.
Cheers, Elaine #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Bet you're left with a great deal of satisfaction after your U3A work - you deserve the Scotch!
It's fun rediscovering long lost friends from the cupboard, you get to enjoy them a second time around!
Hugs, LLJ ~73 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh interesting Ros.. your sponge collection is quite big..mine's still on one A4 sheet but about to expand! I've been fiddling with lng unused stuff too, it's nice to be really familiar with a product isn't it/ The birdhouse card is lovely..and so many techniques! Gorgeous colours.

Sue said...

Glad the scotch glass is empty...sounds like you neeeded it as it seems you have been very busy lately.
I also love to use tweezers, but after 4 years they are all stuck up with glue and wax:)
Love your little panel, the chicken wire is a favourite look of mine. Have a great end of week. You will be glad to hear that my moaning has stopped...nice and cool here at last.
Have fun, Ros

Francesca said...

Love the card using chicken wire, did catch my eye. Also like your nice long and thin scissors, re twizzers I inheirited mine from my Father in Law, he was an electronic engineer. Fraqncesca #94

Cath Davidson said...

Wow, how organised are you? a box with blending sponges, I'm afraid I just pick up the first sponge that comes to had and hope fore the best :D

Redanne said...

Hi Ros, when you popped up in my reader I thought that I had forgotten you! Glad I didn't and nice to see you. I have that little bird house die, it looks great on the chicken wire background. Lovely colour of background too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x (think I am now #77 or thereabouts)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your desk looks like fun and the card with the birdhouse is looking awesome ! Love the colours :) Shirleyxx

Elizabeth said...

Great shot of your desk this week - love the birdhouse and chicken wire panel - gorgeous colours and the wee birdhouse is cute. Your box of blending sponges reminds me that I really ought to organise mine - at the moment they are just collected in a basket which is absolutely no good at all. Hope you are having a great weekend. Elizabeth x #11

Eliza said...

Hey Ros,

Glad to see the Scotch glass is empty now you need a refil. I am a tweezer user too and I noticed Pritt Glue on your desk as well, one of my favourite glues. Love the birdhouse really cute. Sorry I am running late this week with WOYWW now it is Sunday.

Happy Crafting
Eliza #88

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love your card makings, Ros and your neat and tidy area! Have a great what's-left-of-it week! Darnell #74

Jan Hennings said...

Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!