Wednesday 7 March 2012

Whats On Your Workspace Wednesday 144

It's been a busy  7 days since last Wednesday so not a lot of creativity to see although I have been indulging in crafty things.  Stamp club last Saturday with the lovely Jozarty, craft fair on Sunday where I was parted with quite a bit of my hard earned cash and a bit of a play yesterday while Sorrel was at the groomer's.
Still time to take a photo of my desk so that I can join in on Julia's massive desk hop over at the Stamping Ground.

One of the many things I treated myself to on Sunday was Picket Fence Distress stain so I have been playing with that, making tags, and a mess of my fingers as well.  Ended up with a couple of lovely ones and an 'altered' paper towel - have dried that and it's going in my altered Book stash. Also there - new owl stamp, (I love this one and can't wait to use it) couple of templates and moulds and some scrapbook paper.  Not new this one but it's out because I have been making a birthday card - can't show it yet as there may be spies about.  I bought the book by the late Sarah Lawrence, at a local wool shop - itching to get going with art doll brooches, and last but not least at the top right is the project from Saturday's class at which Jozarty was tutor and all round good egg - here's a closer look of mine and there are lots more examples on Jo's blog here.

The pink cards peeping out of the top are the calendar pages which I haven't finished yet - like I said, I'd been busy and just to prove it here are my inky/painty fingers in front of the tags I made.

I have enough work in progress bits to keep me going for at least 3 years but then that's what it's all about, having fun and creating.

See you over at Julia's.

(Blog Candy - still not heard anything from one of the winners - Janet of Fairy Thoughts.  If you are reading Janet could you let me have your address please - email via my Profile page.  If I haven't heard by Saturday it will go to the reserve winner.)  UPDATE - thanks for getting in touch Janet.


Unknown said...

What a fantastic project never seen one like this before what a neat idea. Bet you had a fab time at the craft fair.
Lovely work
Hugs Elaine

Karen said...

I love your project, its really pretty and beautiful colours. A fab desk this week, I especially love the gorgeous Owl stamp that I spy sitting on it :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh Ann your desk looks a marvellous sight! the paper towl paper is sooooo perfect for the AB!
Ive deleted your earlier link..not through lack of interest, but because I would hate you to be left a rude message about not linking a WOYWW post!

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, the project is really pretty and looks useful too. I am still covetting the owl stamp, it will be great in your AB. I love getting inky fingers.... #86

Sarah said...

I am loving the colours of your pages there - the project looks just fabulous and I love the shape and how it stands...! Sounds like a great time was had by all. Thanks for sharing with WOYWW? Sarah at 1.

May said...

You busy bee Ann, love the project from Jo's class!! and your lovely crafty buys, love that owl stamp and your wonderful inky fingers, Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x x

jude said...

Lovely project ,gret desk and fab inky fingers!
Have fab wednesday and creative week hugs judex 9

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Ann
Great snoop on your desk and it's good to see how well your project turned out. Love the effects you've achieved with the stains too,
love joZarty x

Anne-marie said...

Lovely project and the paper towel loks fab you have a very busy desk
Anne-marie no 17

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that calendar file, Jo is so talented isnt she
Bridget #57

yoursartfully said...

Your project turned out fabulous Anne. Glad that you got a copy of Sarah's book's really good.

fairy thoughts said...

hi anne I am thrilled to win you candy, I have tried to e mail you but outlook is not set up on my computer. please could you e mail me at so I can e mail you back.
thanks again
janet aka fairy thoughts

fairy thoughts said...

happy woyww great work on your desk, love the calendar, will checkout her blog.
look forward to hearing from you
janet . . again

Elizabeth said...

Your desk is a joy to behold and I do like what you've done to transform the paper towel. The owl stamp is gorgeous - IndigoBlu have produced some very nice flora and fauna stamps recently. You seem to be making great progress with your AB ... I'm still reading up on Lesson 2 :( Hope you've had a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #21

Spyder said...

Thank you for your visit! Love the colours you've used on your creation! Lovely papers, and what a lovely idea! and !! I was up by 7! (made a cup of tea and then... couldn't move, I sort of seized up!) I often meet myself getting up as I go to bed! happy WOYWW

Ps Missed looking at Jo Blog so will look now!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I do love that paper. What a very cool project! I had to laugh about having WIP that would keep you busy for three years! hee hee


karen said...

Your calendar file is gorgeous! Lucky you to be in Jo's class!
And also, lucky you, to have all that fab new stash on your desk! How fun!
Love that owl stamp and I look forward to seeing what you make with it!
xoxo Karen #179

kay said...

what a fabby project,loved the inky fingers,happy crafting,x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, I am finally here. Lots of problems staying connected to the internet, which caused me to have to shut my computer down and reboot. Needless to say, I'm not a really happy camper about it.

I was really surprised when I read that you and Jo made the same card. To me, they look SO MUCH different. What can I say? I am not much of a card maker. However, I LOVE the paper towel you "made."

Now I'm off to see your previous post. Looks like my name is in it (grin).

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Ann, I can't find a comment ANYWHERE in the last six days about a horse in Trafalgar Square. So, I guess the answer is NO, I didn't see it (grin).

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab projects, picket fence distress stain! I think I need it! Take care, enjoy this WOYWW, it's now Thursday afternoon & I'm still doing the snooping bit, all but in shifts! Zo xx 60

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

You certainly seem to have a lot of projects on the go at once. good way to keep the mojo working when you have all those different things to choose from. Have a good week. xx Maggie #8

Diane said...

Wonderful work, Ann! I was pretty sure I 'needed' some Distress Stains after the Trade Show last month but after seeing your samples I'm now CONVINCED I need them!!
Diane x

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully busy week but in a nice way, ie, you got some crafting done and spent some pennies too! I see you got some of the Memory Box dies on your shopping trip, love those, I'm currently drooling after their new releases. Love the project you made with Jo. Have a great weekend.

Brenda 6

SandeeNC said...

Hi there, sorry I didn't make it to your blog on WOYWW, but my eyes were crossing and my head was killing me after reading as many as I did! Was checking in to see how your progress is going with your AB book! Fun isn't it? waving high from the windy hills of North Carolina :)

scrappymo! said...

That owl stamp is so nice. I recognize some lovely Memory Box Dies! You are going to have fun with those.

your desk looks great! Lots going on there.

Neet said...

Now I will need a special lesson on how to make one of those as I missed the workshop.
Great desk and lovely inky fingers.
Hugs, Neet x