Sunday 20 January 2013


I know this post is headed as Sunday - how did that happen?
taken yesterday afternoon, Tuesday and scheduled for this morning but something went wrong. trie to amend it but i think i altered the date as well - oops.

Loads of brushes on my desk last week so what goes with brushes?  Paints of course - lots, and lots of paints.

I saw the 'suitcase' biscuit tin on Hettie's desk a couple of weeks ago and had to have it for my Distress inks.  It's now full (of inks) and empty (of biscuits).  No, I haven't eaten them all, even though they are scrummy, but decanted them so I can do a bit of organising.  Once the DIs were stored I had room to put all my various paints in two containers.  Only realised how many I had once I got them all out.  Combination of Lumieres, Dabbers, Freso Finish, DecoArt, fabric paints etc, etc and I still have a few tubes of artist's acrylics in the drawer with my coloured pencils, watercolours, pastels and chalks. Can you tell I'm a pigment-olic?

On the productive part of my table are two green journal pages for a monthly swap and two cards, a 'Winter' one for a challenge and a 'just-because' one - just because I could.

Ive shown you mine, so now show me your's and join in the fun over at Julia's Stamping Ground blog - the best place to spend your Wednesday.


Lynn Holland said...

I've just put five empty biscuit tins in the garage. Think I might have to drag them back out again. Only thing is I'm to bloated to move after eating all those biscuits haha

Tuire Flemming said...

I just bought a biscuit box from flee market - less calories... ;) have to alter it. Your boxes full of paints looks fabulous. And so are your cards. I love especially the green one! Pigment- olic, scrap-olic... :D
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #7

Claire said...

what a busy desk! we use biscuit tins for dear daughter's baking, but i might need to pinch one for my desk...
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 5

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh Ann, those cards are lovely. Pigment-olic..! Oh yeah, I think you qualify! I have a selection of assorted paints etc that would fill one tin..and rarely use them. I may need to take a leaf from your book! I spotted the new tin straight away, must say Hettie's dsicovery is gold, huh!

JoZart Designs said...

I was about to say "what a stash of paints" when I realised I had as many... it always looks more on another desk! I got one of those tins and love it.... great size and, watch out, the cookies are scrummy!
love jo x

Helen said...

Love the biscuit tin case, brilliant storage idea. Enjoy the biscuits...! Your pages and cards look gorgeous. Helen, 9

okienurse said...

great looking desk. Love the cards and I love all the color in the boxes. I have several tins I use to store various things and could use more. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

Roudi said...

I'm as bad as you when it comes to the amount of paints I own! lol
I love it when I make cards "just because I could", too!

Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
Roudi #76

Redanne said...

The cards you have made are gorgeous Ann, love the Paris themed one especially - and from what I have seen of the CHA Paris seems to be very 'in' at the moment. The biscuit tin is lovely too, not seen those anywhere but would like one! I like the way you have decorated your heat gun... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

sandra de said...

NOw that is a lovely collection of paints ... I might have a similar number I think they multiply in confined spaces. I have just finished altering my little biscuit tin. Yours is a great style.
Sandra @67

Jaki Morris said...

What beautiful cards and it is a lovely tin! Never thought of using them for craft stoarge, I fill mine with home made cakes!

Love your desk, thanks for sharing

Jakix #90

Karen said...

Wow that is some paint collection you have! Gorgeous cards too. Happy WOYWW! Karen 94 x

MrsC.x said...

i find its best not to take stock of what you have brought ....scary to realise how much you've spent!
Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45

Unknown said...

Lovely work Ann - particularly like the green journal pages. I love pretty and functional storage but with biscuits too .....perfect! I feel an attack of the munchies coming on ;-) Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

ria gall said...

Isn't it great when we start to tidy and we find things we didn't know we had or we find out just how much stuff we have. Keep up the good work
Ria# 92

Alison Scott said...

Great cards, great tin and desk. Love it.
Alison #100

Claudia N. said...

Looks awesomely inspiring!!! Love your workdesk!

Greetings from desk #70 in Vienna,

die amelie x

Almo said...

Hi Ann Lots of lovely paints on your desk and I like what you have done with the Paris stamp very much. I have seen these tins, I think it was Aldi It reminded me of a vagabond. Happy WOYWW hugs Mo x

Jenny Marples said...

Loving your organisation Ann. And who wouldn't want to play at yours with all those fabulous paints/colours. Yummy! Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #150

Anonymous said...

Ha I think a lot of us are pigment-olics, what a great new word! Lovely swaps and bits and pieces on your desk, and you're very good not eating all the biscuits up!

Brenda 105

PS. Did I miss the second sock reveal? I remember the first one. did you knit the second, or shouldn't I mention it, lol!

Craftychris said...

Your makes are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the one with the trees. I have lots of paints and have to confess I have hardly used them, maybe I should! Have a good week xx #118

fairy thoughts said...

another busy desk... you do seem to have a lot of paints, inks sprays etc, but hey they all do different things dont they, well that is the excuse I use. lovely card, see what you can do with lots of pigments
janet #31

lisa said...

How restrained of you to decant the biscuits and not eat them, that wouldn't have happened in this house!
You have such a lot of paints there, I think I need to come and play, lol.
Hugs Lisax #60

trisha too said...

Look at all those awesome inks, FUN stuff!

a little late
#164 this week!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I have a large drawer full of pencil crayons, pencils, charcoal pencils Oil pastels, pencil pastels, pencil pastels, mostly Derwent stock - shall I go on. Those are all extra to the two wooden boxes of Derwent watercolour pencils and Derwent Inktense pencil crayons, and three different Reeves and Daler Rowney paint boxes, and a set of acrylic inks and paints. Am I coming close to your stash? Have fun with your colouring, it is very therapeutic. xx Maggie

Ali said...

Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

Loving all the lovely paints and that tin is just too cute! :)

Ali #77