If you've not joined in with the WOYWW phenomenon, check out Julia's Blog to see what you're missing. Each Wednesday you'll find an ever-growing list of links where you can go visit the workdesks of a whole lot of crafters who take a deep breath then take a snap of their desk to share - we get to see some wonderful stash, projects and great storage ideas and we come away knowing that gosh, someone actually makes more mess than we do. Or not! Can you believe it? Some people manage to create without needing every square centimetre of space covered with assorted stash and gubbins and cut off bits of scraps - yes, it was a shock to me, too! hehe
First though, this is the Anniversary card I needed to make to complete an order. Trust me, the aqua shade do match in real life, though on the photos the flowers look a bit more turquoise than they really are.
I've used Nesties to make the aperture and the sentiment piece which is suspended within it.The aqua flowers and the tiny mauve one are coiled flowers, made from Lokta and also mulberry paper - I was experimenting to see whether other papers would work for these. For the insert I used some matching gingham paper that I found hidden in my stash.
The large purple and pink flower and purple organza ribbon are from the beautiful "Parma Violets" March Flower Kit by Creative Treasures
I chose to add the aqua shades to the card to make it a little less "girlie-pink" - a token gesture as there's a man involved in the anniversary!
The flowers are so beautiful and there'll be more crafting to be done using this kit soon! I've just checked the shop to get the website link and I spied some lovely new lace in there, and as I'm in need of a little treat, guess what I'll be doing later!
So, on to my desk this morning.
I've taken the photo from a different angle today and you can see the stack of stuff perched at the end of my desk and on the book shelves beyond. You can also see the door that my Hubby spent hours stripping Lord knows how many layers of ancient paint off, sanding down and then treating to lots of beeswax - he's done such a great job. Only the rest to go now.....
On the desk are some of the Funky Hand papers I'm using for the current work in progress, along with the bind it all which is also involved ;-) apart from that it's the usual clutter you expect to find if you come by here on a Wednesday.
Right, I have something that needs finishing and. I just know that as soon as I settle down to doing that my groceries will arrive - maybe I should make a coffee first then? Or check out some of the other WOYWWer's links? NO! if I go that route I know I'll never get anything else done!
O'll get to that later,
Catch you soon