Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WOYWW? That'd be Flowers!

I missed WOYWW last week.   Wednesday ...well actually the whole week went by in a bit of a blur.  It wasn't that I was particularly busy it was just one of those weeks.  We all have them, don't we?

Anyway, back this week with my desk as it looks this morning.  I spent my crafting time yesterday playing with new goodies so at the end of the day I had a quick tidy up - which really means sorting the wheat from the chaff and sweeping said chaff into the bin.  So it's not actually tidy but it is tidier than it was!

You can see the still-to-finish pages for a fat book project propped up between the little purple box and the wire box that holds useful card scraps - I'm sure there's other stuff in there too - I should have a look, there may be treasures! On the craft mat are the results of yesterday's "play" session, straight out of the boxes as soon as the postie brought them were a couple of sets of the new quilling dies  from Cutting Edge Crafts (v. quick service and free P&P - my fave place for dies and suchlike)
I was only going to get one of the sets, but in the end two dropped into my basket.  Shall I go back and get the other one, though?
Anyway.  Here's a close-up of the flowers I made
The first one I did I just used DS paper and I didn't read the instructions properly so it turned out disappointing and is in the bin.  I then decided to try more of my lovely Lokta/handmade paper, and I stuck the strips together (as told) before doing the twiddling  so that the petals were properly spaced. the results were much better.  Never one to leave things be, I then spritzed with a bit of Glimmer Mist, and also added some Glamour Dust or Stickles.
I also mixed up the sets to get some different "looks" which is one of the reasons I think set 3 may be worth getting, but I'm not sure....
I will try some different papers next.  I'm thinking that some of the more textures ones like Crate, or Black Market Paper Society might work nicely....oh, and what about newsprint or paper from old books?  Or plain brown paper bag type stuff?
I will get round as many of the WOYWW desks as I possibly can - usually this means I arrive at several of the workspaces on Sundays but, I do get there!
Just in case you're still not familiar with WOYWW, and wondering what it's all about - well, hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and all will be revealed
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28 comments:

Candace said...

I do like your flowers, clear you! They are really pretty

Enjoy your day

Hugs Can x

Paper and Ribbons said...

Kathy, those flowers really are gorgeous, but then you do make some fabulous flowers on your own anyway!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Cutting Edge crafts - great value and not P+P! gorgeous flowers :-)
Anne xx

She said...

Great workspace. Love your Flowers! S x

Sid said...

Ohh those flowers are fantastic, look so full and gorgeous !

kelly said...

Kathy the flowers look fab and i know what you mean about the tidying thing!! Have fun with your new stash x

Kaz said...

Oh those are gorgeous Kathy, I think you need to show us how this works so I can see if it need it! xx

Karen said...

oooo loving those flowers...very you XXX

Jules said...

Loving those flowers Kathy - bet you go back for set 3!! LOL!!!

Like the sound of the newspaper/book page flowers.

Love Jules xx

Cheryl said...

oh lots of great things on your desk,love hugs cheryl xxxx

Sarah said...

Those flowers are gorgeous

Bettythebaglady said...

Wish I lived near you Kathy so that I could pop round for a quick lesson on flower making-they are just lovely. Would make anything look special. Love BettyXXX

kes said...

I am loving the flowers. I have no patience for fiddly (sigh!) shame as i love ccec for their quick turnaround on orders,maybe i might just pop over to say hello to them now hee hee x

Julia Dunnit said...

There's something about the light in your room. It makes me want to be there. Flowers are fab, you are very good at these things.

Diane Marsh said...

Love the flowers, have been looking at these dies trying to decide if they were worth buying....I like the look of the flowers you made, perhaps I will have to get them after all....

Darcy said...

gorgeous flowers, the glimmer mists work so well on them.

Traceyr said...

Might of known the machine was for your favourites Kathy - flowers! They're grrrrrrrrrreat as Tony the Tiger would say.

:)

Heather x said...

love the flowers hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Hazel said...

Such pretty flowers (but you always make such pretty flowers) - not seen those dies - must have a look see! x

Angelnorth said...

Great flowers Kathy - another sort to add to your ever expanding repertoire!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Beautiful flowers!

xx

Sunshine Girl said...

What great flowers you have made - I am having a flower making phase too! lovely desk too.

Allison said...

lovely flowers and believe me , my desk is way more untidy than yours
AllisonX

danemi1 said...

gorgeous gorgeous flowers

Chrissie said...

Such beautiful flowers, oh dear, not something else I 'need' there's just no end to it all LOL!

DoubleClick Connections said...

I love seeing all the work spaces!

Beautiful flowers!!

Spyder said...

I'm here, and it's Friday, It does take time, and then I forget where I've been, love those flowers, I must get me some of that Glimmer Mist!
(Lyn)

Mel X said...

Wow Cathy this are to die for - blumming lovely don't cover it!!!!

Gorgeous

Mel X