Wednesday 13 February 2013


Another, week, another Wednesday and another mucky desk on show.

 Please snoop round as much as you like - no peeping under my table as that is where an even bigger mess is hiding - and then head over to Julia's place to continue  round the desks of other WOYWWers.

Lots and lots of stamps this week as I have been working on yet another sample of a WORD book.  This one uses heavier card and was a bit of a *****! to cut out.  The outside of the letters were OK but I tried to cut the apertures as well - wont be doing that again in a hurry.

It's a very grungy version as I used scrapbook papers and some very, very old pages from a catalogue on the spine edges, so old they were crumbling as I tore them but they look good.  I finished stamping the pages but they need a few embellishments (nibs etc) before I bind it.

The big 'M' to the right of the Really Useful box is ready to be decorated for my big sister's birthday next week.  So do I paint and stamp, or cover with scrapbook paper (I have some very pretty Graphic 45 put by) - will depend on the time available once I make up my mind and get down to it.

The stamps are just a selection of my 'background and misc' box, words and phrases (in the folder) and various newish one on the right - I just love rubber.

Will share the WORD book when finished.


Redanne said...

Wow Ann, you really do love rubber! Your latest word book may have been a pain but it is looking fabulous, love the papers you used to create it. It will be interesting to see what you do with the big 'M' too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

Lynn Holland said...

Lovely to meet up last week and so funny too how we did. Glad you liked my bag Ann.
Lynn x x

Claire said...

loving your word book! and all those stamps - wow!! so, so busy...
thanks for dropping by already - we don't have a paperchase near us at all - and peterboro is over 40 miles away, so i was quite a shopping trip :)
happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
no. 7

Roudi said...

Oh, what a marvelous job you've done on that book! It looks great already!

I think you should decoupage the "M" with some pretty scrapbooking paper and mod podge. Your sister will love it, I'm sure!

Happy WOYWW and Valentine's. xx
Roudi #61

Helen said...

Thanks for stopping by already! Yes, I watched the video - I watch all Leandra's videos over and over!! It's like being in a class with her... I love that word book and am impressed at your strength (mental and physical!) to cut it yourself. Helen, 2

Annie said...

I do so love to see crafty projects in the making :-)
A x #55

Tuire Flemming said...

What a stamp-heaven! It took me a while to find the "big M" :)
Love your Japan-book, too.
Have a nice Wednesday!
Tuire #10

ria gall said...

A lovely word book they are such fun to make and I love the distressed look of your one. Good luck with your sisters box I will be back to take a look
Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
Ria #47

Heathers Inspiration said...

Lots of work on this great project, really Inspiring x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

Neet said...

Oh Ann, what a lot of work you are putting in on this project. Those books are wonderful and I can't wait to see this grungy one.
Is it snowing where you are?
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow stamps! Am sure that word book will be fab! Enjoy your week, take care Zo xx 93

Marit said...

Oooh, coming across another 'Word-lover' is such a bliss! LOVE your grungy looking letters. Curious to see your word-book when it's finished! Love from Holland, Marit #89

Unknown said...

Word book looking good! love love all of your rubber stamps!

MvM-design said...

Wow I see some awesome stamps!!
Have a creative week!

Hugs Marleen #11

Spyder said...

Fabulous desk, I love all your rubber stamps, I hope they're not all naked! Like them with wood...I do gringe when people take off the wood but I spoes they are hard to store! Your word book looks interesting!! Thank you for my crafty snoop!! HaPpY WoYww!?


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I love photo polymer like you love rubber, I like to see exactly where my images will land. It looks as though your Word book is coming along well. Thank you for your visit and if I find the Tidy Fairies, I will send them over after they have done mine. Have a good week. xx Maggie #8

Almo said...

Hi Ann, wow theres a lora lora rubber here! I love these word books you are doing at the moment, I have never done one before and you have inspired me to have a go. Looking forward to seeing this one finished Thank you for following my blog. Happy WOYWW Mo x

Daniella said...

Love the word books you are making! And all of those stamps make me want to jump in and ink them up!!

scrappymo! said...

Your word books are fabulous. I loved this one so much a rolled back throught your other posts and just drooled ove the Japan one!
You have such a talent for these!

Wow...the rubber is awesome! It really does stamp beautifully, doesn't it!

Monica said...

The books look wonderful and your stamping great. When you train Sorrel let me share your technique and transfer the learning to a cat situation.
Monica 103

Ginny Maxam said...

What an interesting desk!! can't wait to see the finished word!!
Have a great week!

Alison Scott said...

Your word book looks like another smasher.
Will be back to see what you do with the M. Sounds like a great gift idea.
Alison #76

JoZart Designs said...

I am getting more and more irked that I can't make your class and I'm looking forward to see this latest grungy one finished. You are sounding very busy but well ahead for the VS workshop.
love Jo x
BTW...Shame but I did miss those feathers at Manchester Show!

lisa said...

Now that's what I call a serious number of stamps, Ann. Well done you for cutting out the Word book too, bet that took some doing.
Have fun with the box whatever you decide to decorate it with.
~Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #66

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your word books are looking good! Love all that rubber laying around! It was a good show last week and it was great to meet you! Chris94

Julia Dunnit said...

It was worth it Ann, this and the other book is fabulous, love the papers and the binding edge, so nice. And you aren't alone..loving the rubber. Oh me too!

fairy thoughts said...

I haven't read them but i bet you have had some interesting comments after declaring you love rubber he he! good luck with the book the last one was fab
janet #15

okienurse said...

busy looking desk this week. I look forward to seeing the finished word book! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #17

Caro said...

What a lovely busy looking desk...amazing stamps and that word book will be incredible. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #65

famfa said...

Lovely stuff to see. I have letters to decorate too. Oh what to do?
Famfahall 117

Twiglet said...

The WORD looks good on your latest post! So late doing the rounds this week - had a craft workshop Weds, day with daughter Max on Thurs and day with twins Fri!