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10 July, 2013

WOYWW No. 214. Finishing things.

Hello Wednesday desk-hoppers.

For new-comers, we are a group of desk addicted folk who share the friendly and often frazzled world of creative desks. It all starts at Mrs Dunnit's Stamping Ground so follow the link if curiosity takes hold of you.

This week I'm finishing some bits and pieces and spreading my work space a little more with small steps of better organisation. And a message for Deeyl - yes I certainly did see your dazzling report of my ATCs and card. Thank you for that. I had quite a few lovely comments which truly gladden my heart.

Better spacing for the iPad, drawers, and quick grab bottles. Close to the camera is a stamp storage folder, my project and gold leaf.  
A few peeps will recall that I taped two craft sheets together to make a larger work area. This didn't work so well because of the thickness of the join right where I apply stamps or use sponges. I re-arranged them with the new one in the centre, and the old one cut in half and taped either side. It's a great improvement.

Close-up of astrology wheel stamp shaded with Pan Pastels.
The sentiment label and little hearts are die-cut from Jac Paper. Multi-coloured gold leaf sticks to one side and then the hearts adhere to the card.


Mannikin leaps WOYWW and bow-maker in a single bound. Notice that hyperextension of the left knee.  Ouch!

Finishing a design from some time ago made with Pan Pastels. Bow-maker used here.
Well that's the Wednesday that was. Hope you have a good week by the time it finishes and enjoy the weekend.

Cheers,
Ros.

26 comments:

RosA said...

Hi Ros,
Your desk looks busy as usual. Good idea about the cutting mats. I have fallen for the Pan Pastels :)
Rosa # 23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Ros love the card at the bottom and must say some of your storage methods make me drool.. like the narrows drawers.. must get out more and look for some!
thanks so much for sharing and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #35

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ohhh, Ros cant remember if said I really loved your PP card too, really wodnerful colours...
.. if not I am saying it now! :D
Shaz.xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I'm glad that all the desk furtling has yielded positive results which you find workable! May you continue to produce such lovely work such as appeared in my post this week! It's featured on my desk today :-)
I like the card too, very clever indeed!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Had a good laugh at the hyperextended knee. Made me look at least.

Lovely card. That bow maker sure comes in handy. And I've never seen a craft sheet that big before, so that was very smartly done. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Helen said...

Mannekin makes me laugh jumping the badge! have a great day. Helen 17

Joanne said...

Your desk is busy. Love the coloured handles on the little drawers. It's no wonder that little man has to leap around with all that creativeness.
Happy woyww

Claire said...

just love your leaping man - he's desk-hopping around the globe!!
lots of arty goodness on your desk...
happy WOYWW and have a fun week :)
no. 31

Neil said...

Hi there.
Just popping my head around the door to say hi as I haven't been around for a while.
Hope you have a great week.
Neil #39

Annie said...

I could use just a little of your manequins energy here this morning. It's so warm and it's hard to get enthusiastic about getting started today.
Hugs,
A x # 61

Julia Dunnit said...

Was absolutely thrilled to get your gift last time I saw Jan - thank you so much..really beautiful..with the card as well, it sort of amounts to three - am very honoured. Love the solution to the bump in the craft mat...why don't these things come to us in the first place?!!

Krisha said...

Great space! I love the card with those beautiful flowers on it.
Krisha #5

glitterandglue said...

Ouch - manikin is going to suffer later in life overextending in that way!! Love the card with the ribbon on - a beautiful mix of colour.
Have a great week working on your newly extended space!
Margaret #66

Shaz Brooks said...

Great pic, love the mat solution. Also love that stamp- awesome! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #51

Caro said...

What a good idea for your desk and use of the craft mats. I may have to consider it for mine! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#71)

~Rasz~ said...

The card is beautiful...but poor mannikin, that's gotta hurt! Your work space is beautiful and so organized! Have a great WOYWW week. Rasz #111

Hettie said...

Wow! That mannequin will have a job to sit down for a fortnight now!!
I love it when I sort my desk out but it takes a while to remember where things have moved to! Looking good though!
xx

StampinCarol said...

Your desk looks very ready for some more fun crafting! I got a laugh from your leaping mannikin! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #101

Angela Coles said...

love I'm not the only one who likes playing with those little manikins. Nice stamp set and scissors. Pretty card you are working on there.

Robyn Oliver said...

It's amazing Roz how small a space we can work on, my caravan table was about 60x60cm but in saying that I do spread out on all the other surface around even the floor. Cool bow maker they work well nice pan pastel card

Spyder said...

I was playing with gold-leaf the other day, great fun, it got everywhere! Have a great crafty week! Happy WoYwW!?
((Lyn)) #11

Carole M. said...

you're certainly very industrious; your workplace shows that Ros; looks like a fun spot to indulge

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lovely desk, Ros! Genius to cut the second mat and put it on each side!! Your astrology wheel and summery Pan Pastel cards are so great!! (I'm afraid your vigorous leaping dude has leapt himself into needing knee surgery!)

Happy Belated WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Thank you for your visit to me!! Darnell #24

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Ros, its me again everyone is singing your praise on my post on Wed as showed off my desk, an your drawers - well, drawer set, you know what I mean :D

.. just curious just had another look at your drawer set.. do you have three or two drawers in your set?

... it looks like two.. that is all, could be angle of photo.. thanks again for your help. love Shaz in Oz.x

Shoshi said...

I'm really sorry I missed this first time around, Ros - what a great desk and what fabby stuff on it! Lol at the mannequin doing such a massive long jump that it caused hyperextension of the kneee!!! That card done with pan pastels is just gorgeous. I haven't used my new pan pastels yet but really looking forward to creating backgrounds like that...

Thanks for your lovely comment! Glad you're enjoying progress on our new house, and I'm really looking forward to the fast-approaching time when I can get my things into my new ARTHaven!

Yes, big bubba, isn't he, our new great-nephew!! But over 10 lb? That's a big no-no! Ouch indeed! You were a big one too - especially for then. I think in the last few years, babies have got bigger on average. I was only 7-something. My hubby and his twin were terribly premature and weighed only a couple of pounds each. They've both made up for it, though, big time lol lol!!

Shoshi

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh that card is so pretty. Wow you have alot going for you. I used to belong to a card site. We would trade but you have to be real dedicated and have the time. So I had to give it up as I myself seem to have many hobbies I like but time goes so fast.

Wow you sure are a crafty lady.