Wednesday, 28 November 2012

WOYWW 182

Thought I would join in a trip around the world noseying at other desks again this week.  Here is mine:


I am having a play with texture pastes and puff paint at the moment so those are the two backgrounds you can see (one tag and one attempt at another art journal page!).  The snowflake tags are on the desk as I had a friend round yesterday and we had a play and made some (they were from a workshop I ran a few weeks ago).  Material on the bottom left with the blue mini on are a little pile of mug rugs that I am practising how to quilt on, the Dr Suess bright piece of material is a finished mug rug I made ages ago and the black and white one is one I won a few months ago in a blog hop.  Very tidy desk here for me! I am nipping out this morning for a coffee and a bit of Christmas shopping but then hopefully will be back playing later on - still no sign of Christmas card making mojo on the horizon though - oh well.

If you would like to visit other desks around the world then pop over to Julias and join in the fun - be warned though its very addictive but you do get to make lots of lovely new friends and get some great inspiration on the way.

Thanks for looking - Getting messy from Solihull

36 comments:

Spyder said...

oh I use those wipes, they are really good value (cheep!) love that little bit..I'd fill it with bits to good to through away...I have a lot of boxes filled with bits! hope it's not too wet where you are,Have a great week, HaPPy WoYwW! ((Lyn)) #28

Spyder said...

I always muddle words... 'mini dustbin' I meant to type,not 'bit'...honestly, my brain gallops on and my fingers just type anything!! I typed orange the other day...and I meant to type 'order'! "Please can I orange your die-cuts...." Just as well I checked first!
(Lyn)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Mug rugs? Great name for them!! And clever you for practising your quilting..I wouldn't know where to start! I didn't even know there was such a thing as Dr Seuss fabric!

Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

How funny! I just dragged out my puff paint the other day - haven't used it yet, but it's sitting on my desk out of shot, waiting. Interested to see what happens with the texture places. I was thinking stencils, but always looking for new ideas....

Happy WOYWW

MA (9)

Neet said...

Nice to see I am not the only one without a "C" card made. Need one to give to a friend on Friday though - the price of postage is ridiculous!
What is the green wheelie bin - it looks adorable?
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 29 xx

Eliza said...

You are doing great getting the Christmas Shopping done, I have not even started mine but the cards I started ages ago, to sell and give away, so all good there.

I love that little wheelie bin so cute.

Eliza 39

BJ said...

Thanks for visiting me today. The altered book cover got another layer of paint wash this morning! SNAP to the wheelie bin, and texture paint is cool isn't it? BJ#7

Andrea said...

love the snowflake tags look so cute I haven't a clue what puff paint is so will be back for progress and learn more. I'm impressed christmas shopping...I haven't started yet ...this weekend definitely... have a fab week... hugs #63 x

MiniOwner said...

Good morning! I'm interested to know how you get on with the texture paste - I've been thinking I might have a go with it. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@41)

RosA said...

Texture paste is great! I use it for all sorts of things. And then Glimmermist it, of course :)
Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting.

JoZart said...

Nice and bright and craftyful there. Thanks for popping in on me... off to airport in a few mins...
Love jo x

Annie said...

I've had a good snoop and would just like to say I love your little wheelie bin :-)
Hugs,
A x #42
ps I'm hoping you will 'like' us and share us with your friends. [check out my blog for more info]

House of Bears said...

That looks like a very busy desk. I see the obligatory baby wipes in the pic, so handy for cleaning everything.

MvM-design said...

Hello,

A quick visit. Busy desk!
Love the red background.
Have a great Wednesday.

Thanks visiting my blog
Hugs Marleen #4

scrappymo! said...

Lots of fun, interesting bits and bobs on your desk today. Love those snowflake tags...they are so very pretty!
Have fun shopping. I am amazed that you will have energy to create after Christmas shopping. Our stores are bursting with shoppers. Huge line up to pay and 20 minutes at least to find a parking spot!

scrappymo! said...

Forgot to mention I do have a homemade "ester" at home. But it sort of Stretches with time as the cardboard gets soft from risisting the too wide envelopes. When a pearl or other blig hits it, it sort of softenins or dents the edge of the tester and then it is measuring wrong.
Also the cardboard is flexible and that makes a differnce to what slide through.

In other words, the cardboard one allows things that fail at the PO
Scrappymo #18

Rita said...

A lovely creative desk. Hugs Rita xx 50

Laura said...

Hope that cheeky Christmas card mojo arives soon!
Happy Wednesday,
Laura
73

lisa said...

You have some very interesting things on your desk there but the most important are definitely the wipes. What would we do without them??
Hope the shopping went well.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

butlersabroad said...

You've got a bit of everything there Nicola, love the mini fabric, I've heard of mug hugs but not mug rugs before! Puff paint would look good on Christmas cards.

Hugs
Brenda 94

Buttons said...

Oooh, sounds like your having fun there. Hope the trip out was fruitful. Hugs, Buttons #43

Twiglet said...

I think my C card mojo must be off having fun with yours. I just can't get going on them! Thanks for "liking" us. x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

lovely busy desk for you this week. know what you mean about card mojo, hope he comes back soon
janet #26

okienurse said...

Great looking desk! Haven't played much with the puff stuff but may give it a try. Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment. Have a great week! Vickie #3

okienurse said...

Great looking desk! Haven't played much with the puff stuff but may give it a try. Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment. Have a great week! Vickie #3

Apryl said...

Lots of fun things to look at on that desk of yours! It's great :). Good luck with that Xmas card mojo....

Have a happy week!

#17 Apryl

Ali H said...

thanks for stopping by earlier - mug rugs made me laugh out loud - hadn't heard the expression before !! Sound like a fun idea - do you use something insulated - or just some wadding ? Have a fun crafty week Ali #24

Samantha Elliott said...

Lots of nik naks on your desk today Miss. Are you a Gemini by any chance?
My big question is why do you have martians in a pot? and Where did you get them from? Love those! OK 2 questions but who is counting?
xx

Helen said...

Hope you had a fab shop. I have been looking for your mini but the wrong kind!!! I was thinking mini album and you meant mini car!!!! Thanks for visiting me. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 37

Darnell J Knauss said...

Looks like a wonderful crafting area and I hope Christmas Moe Joe visits you soon! We want card-making to be fun, not stressful! At least you are getting some shopping done, which is what I haven't started. Yikes!

Have a great week! Darnell #54

Di said...

Like Darnell - I haven't started shopping yet - so you're ahead of me :))

Belated Happy WOYWW and hugs, Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sunshine ah some lovely crafty fun going on here..
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1

Missus Wookie said...

I've started thinking about cards - just slightly thrown what to do about the photo as the first couple of ideas didn't come out :sigh:

Love that pop of colour from the Dr Suess mug rug. Seriously gonna have to learn to sew stuff :sigh:

Morti said...

Don't you just love those snowflake dies? I'm going to be making a mobile with mine, when I'm fitter, to hang in the stair well for Christmas and the rest of the winter....

Thanks for stopping by!

Laurart said...

I'll join your 'Haven't made any cards yet' Club! ;o) I should...but I might not manage it this year! Happy WOYWW Laura xxxx

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, not tried puffy paint...will watch with interest to see how you get on.
Sorry I'm late for WOYWW this week!

Kyla