Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WOYWW and Izzy's Card

Having a quick break from my current project to add my photos for today's Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday - if you haven't a clue what I'm talking about look in the sidebar you'll find the WOYWW link to Julia's blog and all will be revealed.  It would be great if you'd join in.
So here's what my desk looked like first thing this morning

A couple of almost-finished cards for a commission - I'm still considering whether they need a bit more added before they're ready to bag up and send, then there's some other bits for the project I'm working on today.  The little "pizza" box at the front contains flowers from the latest Creative Treasures flower kit which arrived yesterday - I knew I'd find a use for that box if I kept it long enough!  It's just the right size for the large size blooms, which of course means it's good for other sizes too!  The bag you can see holds other things from the kit; ribbons, charms, buttons and pins.  I've already been using some of the kit - one of the almost finished cards has pink and purple flowers and ribbons on it - give me a day or two and I'll share proper pics of those cards.  There might just be a few squares of chocolate there too. ;-)

I thought I'd add a couple of extra photos today, so here are the top two drawers of my desk - with the little ink pads, Stickles, ribbons etc that I need close to hand.

I mentioned a couple of days ago that it was my niece's birthday on Sunday so today I'm adding photos of the card I made for her - I'll save the book and the cheque holder I made for another day as it's all getting a bit photo-heavy here today!
I added pretty papers to the inside too, so that it can stand up an alternative way
The papers are the fabby MME "Breaking Free" which I go back to time and time again as the colours and designs are so delicious.  In fact I'm already on my second set and running low on those!

I made these flowers using Lokta paper - one day I'll get round to putting a tutorial on here to show how to make them
Right, my tummy is screaming "lunchtime" at me so I'd best go and make some toast!
Will be around later to see the contents of all the desks today and to see what projects are on the go this week.
Thanks for visiting - please don't move on without letting me know you called by!

28 comments:

Smita said...

Ooooh! I love this card... You must share the tutorial for this really fun card too!! :-)

Hugs,
Smita

Wipso said...

Oh wow. I love all your stash in the drawers. I see ribbons :-) :-)
Love the card you've made too. Thanks for sharing it all.
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

Beeeeeeautiful card ... totally love it and how tidy are your drawers ... ooerr missus ... you put mine to shame :0)

Karen said...

mmm...now why don't I have my ribbons in my drawer next to me instead of behind me...it would make far too much sense!!! There is something about a drawer full of ribbon that makes you just want to dive in...or is that me? hahahaha XXX

airing cupboard crafts said...

Kathy I love your desk it's so colourful and pretty!!! You are so organised with your ribbons!!!

Card is fab xx

Sarah said...

That is a gorgeous card. And your drawers look so organised I only have 2 drawers in my craft space and no one is getting a look - ever!

Pam said...

Such a busy desk and look at all that ribbon. Love Izzys card. Hugs Pam

Paula Gale said...

scrummy drawers full of inks and ribbons Kathy, me likes a lot!!!

I love the card too with the boingy flowers - its fab!!!

Paula x x x

Twiglet said...

Your blog was the first card makers blog I followed - I pop back a lot because I just love the way you work. My goodness what a wonderful array of stuff you have to play with. Thanks for sharing!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab desk...and loving that card, tis very very yummy :O)) If you fancy sorting out some fibres...mine are a mess in a tin...love your idea of popping them around card x

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant desk, I love everything on it, and in it and beside it! Where can I get some drawers like that? Can you make me some and send them to me? Complete with contents of course! Beautiful cards too.

Brenda

Helen said...

the card is truly lovely. And how do you keep your drawers so tidy?

Angelnorth said...

Look at your with your "must have close at hand" stash! Good idea to have all those weeny inkpads in that case - more colours in a small space! Love Izzy's card, hope the camera fund swelled nicely on the day!

Kaz said...

Oh please do a tute Kathy I'd love to make some. Lucy and I have been drooling over your drawers and she can't believe you have more ribbon than me! She also asked if perhaps she could have one of those lovely cards ha ha ha xxx

Vicki said...

wow are your ribbons colour co-ordinated?? cool!!! hope you get your cards sent away soon xxx

Janice said...

I love Izzy's card, it's full of 'Spring' lol!

Julia Dunnit said...

I love that you NEED so much next to you! Fabulous cards again, I really am going to take a leaf, well, petal from you and actively try to incorporate some flowers!

Traceyr said...

Great card there Kathy - love the wobbly springy flowers.

The crafty stuff looks so organised. :)

Hazel said...

What a fabaroo card that is - love the springy flowers. Love the drawers. x

Angie said...

That card is such fun and the flowers are fab .......intstructions please

craftytrog said...

What a busy desk, love your little 'rubbish' tin. Your niece's card is amazing, love the design!

Deanne said...

ooooh i'm inspired tons just by visiting :) great craft space x

Cardarian said...

What an interesting desk and TIDY drawers - I commented before about Martha Stewart being the only women with tidy ribbons - boy was I wrong! Look at those ribbons - all sorted by color! Really nice and practical ideas!
Thank you for sharing!
Cardarian

Flowers said...

Beautiful cards! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh lots and lots of lovely ribbons ;) Gorgeous card Kaz and I love the papers :)
Anne xx

SueH said...

I bet that chocolate isn’t still sitting there Kathy so how can you say you’re hungry lol!

Izzy’s card is beautiful and I know that she would have been over the moon with it when she opened it up.

Sue
x

The Inky Minx said...

What a clever card, love the duel display option.
And i though i had alot of ribbons.. seems i'm not the only one that likes to keep um neat like this :p

tracy said...

what a fab card kathy :)