Wednesday 2 May 2012


Happy Wednesday everyone.  It's the day of the week when we share and stare courtesy of the lovely Julia over at The Stamping Ground. so grab a seat and have a nosey around my desk this week.

Bottom right is deco book I am making with pages sent by members of my Yahoo group.  I have three sets of pages already and the swap goes on for another three months so I thought I had better pull up my socks and get on with making the cover.  You can see a close-up of the page here - link.

The book is sitting on a pile of washi papers from my (very large) stash as I have also been making a book to store my ribbons in - the red and black on on the left.

I am following the tutorial made by Jenniebellie on YouTube and the book is made out of an old cardboard box.  I have had some of the washi for years and save every last tiny piece but am also lucky to have been given a load recently.  My favourite is the piece of claret and gold sitting underneath the deco book, this paper is fabulous, soft just like fabric and so rich in gold, I have been saving it up for a 'special' project for about 6 years now

Hiding at the top are a couple of sheets of German scrap birds and butterfies that will be going in my altered book (don't tell Elizabeth but I'm a bit behind with my homework on that one).

Top left is a card I made this week, PaperArtsy stamps on a sprayed background and my favourite 'splodges' stamp embossed in gold.  I love the colours on this one and here is a closer look.

Not sure how many desks I will be able to get round today as I am off on a jaunt to meet Neet and Jozarty and a couple more ladies.  We are having lunch and a bit of a shop in Manchester - crafty of course and I'm looking forward to it.


Karen said...

Lots of lovely colours on your desk today Ann and I adore your book! A gorgeous card, I love the stamps :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

BJ said...

What a lovely colourful stash. Butterflies are so delicate, book looks amazing BJ#18

Eliza said...

Loads of creative stuff on your desk this week, love your die cut butterflys.

Eliza #19

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely card and what a lovely way to spend the day! enjoy. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 29

Annie said...

Have a fab day out today....wish we could join you :-)
A x #60

Anonymous said...

Wish I could join you for lunch!!Love all that colour on your desk.Love your card too.
Judy #24

Helen said...

Wonderfully bright busy desk! Have a lovely time today... nothing better than meeting crafty friends.
Helen 7

Neet said...

Ooh, getting excited about the meet up. We will wait if your bus is a bit late, don't worry.
Love all the papers and things on your desk today and that is such a pretty card - love the background!
Now, have I time to go to your link - that ribbon tidy sounds awfully good to me.
Hugs (see ya later), Neet xx 27

lisa said...

You have some gorgeous things on your desk there. I haven't played with Washi paper yet, but they look beautiful.
I love your splodged bugs, sorry, that doesn't sound very flattering does it. I mean the embossed gold ones!! The colours of the background are lovely.
Have fun in Manchester.
Hugs Lisax #79

sandra de said...

Beautiful papers and books on your desk. I find it hard to use such lovely things at times. The card is wonderful and I do like the splodges. Sandra @96

Inkypinkycraft said...

The papers are beautiful, and I love the piece you have made the colours are gorgeous and love the butterflies!, have a great week hugs trace x 40

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A beautiful collection of Washi papers and no wonder you save every little piece.
The dragonflies are stunning against that amazing background.

Redanne said...

Your card is gorgeous Ann, loving the colours and I like your stash of washi papers too. I have just got some washi tape and that is very nice. Hope you have a lovely lunch out with your crafty pals - how lovely. Crafty hugs, Anne x #42

famfa said...

Wow, so much loveliness on one desk. Great things going on
Famfa 116

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those are some gorgeous papers, and that card is adorable. Happy WOYWW from #4 this week.

BumbleVee said...

I'm only up to 23 desks and it is takkking ...foooreevveer......


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Ann ah do so love the splodgy card amazing colours that and hope that your lunch was really super! ;D Shaz in Oz.x

May said...

Gorgeous papers on your desk... your card is beautiful! Have a great time with your WOYWW friends.... Hugs May x x x#32

Glenda said...

Lots of pretties on your desk today! I love seeing a creative space. Thanks for sharing!

Hazel said...

Love the blended colours in that card. Lots of interest in your workspace - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

Unknown said...

You have sure been busy with some beautiful projects. Have fun shopping!

Unknown said...

what a fabulous card Ann. I love the moths and dragonflies and the colours you have created are great well done.
Hugs Elaine

VonnyK said...

Wow, you have so much on your desk. I really love that card, insects make the best pictures for cards.
Have a great week and enjoy you lunch.
Von #3

Helen T said...

I love the stamps and colours on your card - Enjoy your shopping day. Helen T #91

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Ann, love those colours. Hope you had a great time at the meet up and took lots of photos to show us!

Brenda 114