Wednesday, June 02, 2010

WOYWW and some Funky Hand

Back with my What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday photo after missing last week's.  I do love wandering around as many of the blogs linked to Julia's Stamping Ground (see HERE for all the info) as I can get to - but I know I'll never manage to visit them all now as there are so many lovely crafters joining in.  So I've decided that I'll try to pop in to all the links, but I'm really sorry if I don't leave a comment everywhere I visit every week.

I love blogging and I love visiting blogs too, it's such an inspiring thing to do.  Seeing great ideas, wonderful gadgets and new techniques makes it a really valuable and educational way to spend a little while.  Thanks to everyone who open up their craft space and shares them with us.

My desk, is as usual a bit of a tip - it's as I left it yesterday after and card-making session.  
What do you do with the cards and other projects you're not keen on after you've either finished or got halfway through? That browny one in the middle of my desk is a reject and I'm not sure whether it can be salvaged. I got this far with it a couple of months back and have just found it at the bottom of a pile of stuff while I was looking for something else.
Much of what's on my desk this time has just been tarted up or finished off.  I need to get some of them in the post today (mustn't forget...).  Once I've cleared some space I'll be moving on to the next thing on my to-do list; pages for a fat book which actually should be finished by now (don't tell anyone, will you? hehe)

I've a new sketch ready to share on the Sketch File Blog, and a card I've made using it.  I'll update that one just as soon as I've finished here, and tomorrow I'll add all the info about the card I made on this blog - oh my, it's all go....yeah yeah yeah
Yesterday the June challenge went up on Get Funky! which is the challenge blog for the Funky Hand shop.  Allison set us the theme this time and is asking for projects using a Pink, Cream and Brown colour combo.  Funky Hand offer a £20 prize every month for one lucky winner so it's definitely worth taking a look.  You do need to include at least one Funky Hand product to qualify for entry, but as Anice's CDs and downloads are so lovely (and easy to use) the only hard bit is choosing which to go for.  
I made this "desk caddy" for my Pink, Cream and Brown project.  Actually I haven't a clue what to use it for (suggestions - clean ones, of course are welcome!) - filling it with chocolates is my favourite so far.....

I used papers from the Dreams Come True CD.
I made the basic caddy from brown Bazzill and used a 9 x9" square
All the flowers are hand made from scraps of the papers.  I learned how to make the paper roses from Linda's Blog - I love doing them, actually I don't seem able to stop making them!  These four are tiny - the original 6 petalled flower shape is just 2.5 cms across.
The coiled flowers are another of my fave makes - these are tiny too.  I guess I started with rough circles of about 2cms max for these.
The idea came from Hazel who found the instructions for this caddy and shared them with us when we did a mini crop over on Bubbly Funk.  So thanks Hazel for a great project.
I think it's time I stopped "scribbling" now and got down to those fat book pages, don't you?
Later I can reward myself with a little WOYWW wandering!
Thanks for visiting, I hope you like what you see.

37 comments:

Darcy said...

great little caddy, those colours ake me think of neopolitan ice cream lol how about filling it with sponges for inking and maybe cotton buds etc

tracy said...

i love your deskkathy :) it always looks so busy :)
liking the pen holder too :)

Gez said...

Great caddy Kathy. I do love your hand-made flowers. :) Your desk looks interesting too. Thanks for letting us have a peep.xx

jude said...

Busy desk the caddy i adore and the gorgeous d/P's youve used are lush have great day!
hugs judex

Karen said...

ooo that desk caddy is gorgeous Kathy!!!!

Your desk looks very productive today!!! As for what to do wiith stuff you don't like...give them to MIL hahahahahahahhaha!!!! XXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, I have one of those brown thingys on my desk right now - which is why I;ve come back to browsing the desks!! Love the caddy, turned out really well....whatcha gonna put innit?

The Crafty Chick said...

Loving the desk caddy concept! Great idea! Leandra

Anne said...

I know exactly what you mean about the ever overwhelming task of trying to visit everyone!

I vote chocolates for the desk caddy.

Paper and Ribbons said...

Your desk always looks so creative, I just want to poke about in it! Loving the caddy!

Twiglet said...

What a fab design - just fill with Thornton's continental and I will be round!!

Kay said...

I vote for chocolate to fill that gorgeous desk caddy too

Dawn said...

keep all your glues in there or fabby flowers & ribbon it's really a great thinggy to make

Love Dawn xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Your desk isn't a "tip" is wonderful, it always looks so colourful!!

the caddy is beautiful!

xx

Hazel said...

Your caddy is very pretty - must go over and see the Funky challenge. And those flowers are delightful - so professional (not that I expect anything else from you) x

Wipso said...

Love your fab creation and would love it better still filled with chocs :-)
A x

Handmade with Love said...

Lovley caddy, its very pretty. I love all of the containers full of colourful things above your desk! Have a great week! Tracey x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am not a card maker, but when I have a project I don't care for, I cut it up, salvage what I can, and use it in my altered art. I know not everyone works in collage, but that's how I salvage my rejects. Happy WOYWW.

Nine said...

Love your room and your caddy. Thanks for sharing !

Suzie said...

Love the caddy Kathy! So pretty!! Your desk looks busy :D

Helen said...

I love your desk, every week!! The caddy is brilliant.
I've got lots of reject bits that "may be useful one day" too.....

Kirsty.a said...

LOve your stuff. Inpressed with how many takeaways you must have eaten! What's a 'fat book'?

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The desk caddy is wonderful :)
Your desk is only filled with creative clutter, so not really a tip.
Anne xx

Janice said...

It is lovely Kathy, the flowers really finish it off. But where are the chocolates? Did you eat them? hee hee

Linby said...

caddy is fab. filling with chocs sounds good to me!Linbyx

Tracy Evans said...

What a wonderful desk caddy, wonderful colours. You have some fab craft stash. Tracy Evans xn/

Spyder said...

Lovely desk caddy and and soooo much crafty stuff!! have a crafty day
(Lyn)

mckinkle said...

What an organised crafter you are! All of those storage boxes are just perfect for crafting.

Such a beautiful caddy, it looks fab!

Keryn x

Linda Elbourne said...

Hi Kathy ... I have been at your desk for the last 24 hours ... just poking about in all the yumminess ... actually that is a complete lie ... I just arrived and am still playing catch up ... LOVE your creations ... but then I always do and am well chuffed that you managed to create such beautiful roses from my tutorial ... they are addictive are n't they ... perhaps I should have included a health warning :0)
P.S ... your word verification just called me pegleg ... I shall of course be expecting a full apology :0)

Angie said...

What a beautiful caddy ...delicate ... so should hold something beautiful ....maybe lace

Paula Gale said...

ooohh Kathy - I made a few of those caddy's at easter and agree that they defo need to be filled with chocolate.

I will have a look at the funky hand challenge - I haven;t entered a challenge for ages... (either been in hospital or too busy)LOL...

Anyway - I love visiting your desk as there is sooo much to see - it always makes me want to sort all my flowers out into colour schemes - seeing as everything else i have is sorted out like that!!!

Hope you are well as I haven't caught up with you for a while... take care

Paula x x x

Sid said...

What a lot of fab stash there !

Traceyr said...

Love that caddy.

But what a messy desk hahaha

:)

Tracey said...

oh your desk is so full of lovely stash. Your caddy is wonderful.
Sorry for the late reply but phew...its hard work getting around everyones blog.
I also love your cards, the super mario one is fantastic.
Tracey

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I spied all your clear plastic boxes and said to myself I have to get some of those! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Crafty Chris said...

hi Kathy
love the creative space its not messy at all, i would put my different stamped images in it, although chocs sound good as well,
thanks for stopping by.
Christine x

Monika said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to leave me a comment on my laundry filled desk. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I have had a quick look on your blog and I think I need one of them there caddy thingamabobs are there any instructions anywhere. I am sure if I keep looking I will find some. Thanks for sharing.

IsaNorris said...

great caddy, and the little brown card looks great to me, it would be a shame not to do anything with it
isa