Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday...and Sunday Stampers.

Going to start by mentioning that I'm not going to mention how amazingly quick the week has careered by yet again...

Hello everyone and hello Wednesday. Time for the weekly nosey round, gossip (got any???) and virtual meander through blogland. Welcome to my work-desk and for any bewildered new folk calling by...pop in at Julia's at Stamping Ground to find out what this Wednesday wonder is. Last week I visited almost everyone! Will do my best again - thanks to all for popping over to me.
 As you can see my desk seems to have acquired a few siblings. Saturday I was at The Artisan Show having a mooch and rummage. I was about to say that I was a wee bit disappointed but looking at my desk, you wouldn't know! I sadly didn't make the Ally Pally Show this year and I think I was in the mood for a full-on exhibition. Artisan was a lot smaller and also for beads and jewellery so maybe just a bit different than anticipated. On saying that - it was nice to have time, space and oxygen to totter around - and get to see things without hiking over twenty hobby trolleys...There were of course some super-duper stands and a few of my faves. Made a bee-line for Artist Trading Post, Crafty Individuals and Paper Artsy. They were all so lovely, lovely, and thrice lovely...

Workshops were all full, but at the end of the afternoon I was reeled into the Paper Artsy Make and Take and enjoyed a quick splurge of craftiness making a brooch. Three cheers for Jo Firth Young for being a Die-hard Demo Diva and providing a lift to my day (she may still be asking you for a pound...) I added the button at home instead of Stickles - because I just can't seem to agree with the stuff. Maybe it's just me and glitter...The green one, Forest moss methinks, just reminded me of a dollop of Mint Sauce on my Sunday Lamb...sorry folks.

And here is a little piece to end with. I am entering it into the Sunday Stampers Challenge over at Hel's...the theme is string! It started out as an ATC - which is I suppose it still is - although I could be arrested by the ATC squad for going large with the envelope. It might look like a tag but it is actually a little brown wages envelope that cost about 50p for a huge pack. Decided to go for some vibrant colours this week with alcohol inks, Stazon inks and CH paints. Something not too girly (see - still recovering from Sticklehitus). Used some eyelets, an old curtain ring and staples to boy it up a bit...and a wee bit of typing on a scrap of linen...
That is my low-down on life at the moment. Enjoyed having some quality time creating this week and also entered some challenges (see previous blog) Although sometimes there is just so much around, so many new trends, so much to see and learn - and so much amazing talent and art around, it can all be a bit daunting. Know that feeling??? Well, I am going to just breathe deeply, stay true to myself and my own passions and convictions...I want to enjoy, discover, share, savour and create!


Have a great week and look forward to seeing you all.

Sarah x

57 comments:

Carolynne said...

Glad you enjoyed your day at the show. Love the envelope/atc.
Have a good week

xx

Hels Sheridan said...

TOTALLY Gorgeous tag... thanks for joinin in with the SUnday Stamper x

Mandi said...

Super flower and you look very creative there on your work space!

First time of joining in this week,
will see you again

mandi xx

Helen said...

Love your make and take! Glad you enjoyed it the show.

Sue said...

Hi ya
sounds like a good day out, lovely goodies, your flower looks fabulous, great tag, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(2)

Wipso said...

Love your show and tells this week. Thanks for sharing them.
A x

Lizzybobs said...

thanks for sharing you space with us loving your flower- lv LIZ (68)

Sarah said...

That tag is stunning and I think the button is just perfect on the brooch

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh nice new pile of stash there - love the ATC too. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (28)

nerllybird said...

I'm kind of with you on the stickles thing, I rarely use glitter altho it's not for want of trying!
Helen (32)

Neet said...

Nice spending spree there - love that brooch by the way.

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I love this WORKDESK WEDNESDAY...great to see that others are busy with their creations!
Lovely blog!
HUGS
Char.x

The Taming of the Glue said...

Love the ATC bag...great idea using wage envelopes, might have to "borrow" it! Pam (21)

Linda Elbourne said...

Great spend up you have had there and a great flower too!
This week I am mostly link number 27

oneoff said...

That's a great idea with the wages envelopes - sort of suits an industrial look too... Will never look at great glitter again without a slight aroma of mint and vinegar passing my nostrils. Bernie 87

Kaz said...

Hi sarah
love you new stash great that you got to the artisan show, really wanted to go but hey ho ....always next time love the broach too just gorgeous xx

Sherry said...

Love your haul of new stash goodies!

Also love your ATC/tag - how did you get the text onto the linen - if you don't mind me asking.

Sherry (117)

Doone said...

lovely post Sarah - and often a deep breath and an "I'll stay home and use what I have at hand" philosophy can be as inspiring and creative as the overwhelming number of new lines and trends...

Dx (63)

Cheryl said...

wow you have some wonderful things going on here just love that flower and that is one stunning tag too hugs cheryl xxxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the email. Looks like you managed to grab yourself some gorgeous goodies....love the ribbons.
Love your project for Hels challenge, I must get organised I haven't entered for ages.

A.x (22)

peggy gatto said...

I say "la de dah" all the time and your blog is such fun, so many art projects(so little time)!
Thanks for the visit!

akilli melek said...

love that brooch, although i would end up putting it on a layout rather than a jacket. happy wednesday. caroline (82)

Sarah Youde said...

I would love to make it to Ally Pally one day. I had never heard of the Artisan show until last week but it sounds like a nice place to have a look around. Love your flower :)

JoZart said...

Lots of great stuff on that desk of yours and it looks like you had fun at Artisan. Thanks for sharing a snoop and for visiting me !
JoZarty x

madebyKarla said...

Love your brooch! Have a great wednesday!

Fiona said...

Hi Sarah - that tag is just stunning :)

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, I love your ATC! I haven't done one in ages! Great colors!

Chrissie said...

Glad you had a good time... the brooch is fab!
Chrissie

Shirl said...

Hi Sara thank you for your lovely comments and soooo jealous of all the goodies on your desk, that brooch is gorgeous and your ATC is so clever. The dress is a stamp and I stamped and embossed it onto some Cosmo Cricket paper, you will be able to see it on my project on Sunday if you would like to pop back would love to hear from you again.
Hugs Shirley x x

Glen said...

Hi Sarah. It's my first visit to your blog and I am impressed with your crafty creativeness. Ü Love the brooch and envelope/ATC. TFS. ~Glen~

Cath said...

Looks like you had a good time at the show, love your make and take.

Cathx 95

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Very nice ATC- I love that you typed on a piece of cloth! So many interesting things to see on your blog! Patsy #39 from
HeARTworks

secret scrapbooker said...

Lovely photos thanks for sharing :0)
Kate x

Dee said...

Nice lot of new goodies to play with.

Dee (38)

Susan Allan said...

That broosh is really beautiful and different.
Like the entry for Hels' challenge. String is a great theme...
sue xx 88

Susan Allan said...

sorry for the typing error...obviously that should be brooch
sue xx

Cardarian said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! I think you have a lovely style of writing and I really enjoyed reading your blog, also your crafty makings are lovely - I am so happy I am not the only person who likes clean stamps ha, ha... :-)
Yeh stickles can be stickly, I mean tricky...
Hugs,
Cardarian

Anneliese said...

Glad you enjoyed Artisan, ( & liked Artist Trading Post) it is a small show, but there's time to play and chat so I like it :D .. great pile of stash on your desk .. could happily come play with that lol :D x

Elliephant said...

Busy Desk! Glad you found some good things at Artisan. It is hard to shop if you are in the mood for something else (hard, not impossible tho!) Happy WOYWW, Love Elliefantasy xx (129)

Shari said...

I love all your new pretties! I spied the chipboard, which I love. I would like to get enough courage to use to TH Distress Inks, will love to see what you create. Thanks for the snoop! ~Shari

Craftgirl said...

Awesome tag.
Happy WOYWW

Jingle said...

Both your flower and your tag are wonderful!!! What a fun space!

Terry & Kim said...

Neat stuff - the new product and the craft items!

Terry #125

Alicia said...

Hi...love your blog and your profile pic...I try not to worry too much about what others are making...I just enjoy the pics and then get crafting myself. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Alicia xx

lisa said...

It sounds like you've had a fun week. Love the paperartsy flower and I agree with you about some of the stickles. I only ever use the crystal!!!
Your ATC is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Lisax (122)

Daniele said...

I went to Artisan I like it because you can get around....trouble is you end up spending more, lovely tag
hugs

butlersabroad said...

Have to admit I never thought of Stickles in that manner! But I think your button is the right choice for that piece anyway. Thanks for the knitting tip too, might get to try it out this weekend! Lovely new goodies you didn't do too bad.

Hugs
Brenda

Katie said...

Lovely tag! Good luck with the competition :) I've always wanted to try alcohol inks..maybe for Christmas :)

Katie

Kathryn said...

lovely desk peek, thanks for showing your new stash to us. I know what you mean about it all being daunting sometimes, but I can see you have found your lovely style. Love the ATC/envelope! K #107

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Isn't Jo the sweetest? Love the piece you are entering for Hel's challenge and the brooch you made, too. Thanks for stopping by early in the week (#1).

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted. Beautiful tag!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful desk.
Martina #114

Sue from Oregon said...

Lots of fun loot you have on your desk! Probably a good thing that this show was smaller. I just went to a smaller show too and managed to spend plenty! LOL Thanks for stopping in!

Kay said...

Gorgeous tag! I know what you mean about getting overwhelmed with all the fantastic work out there, but like you say, just stay true to yourself and do your own thing, which is beautiful

Julia Dunnit said...

I know that feeling well Sasa - it makes me hunker down and ignore - I let it filter in very slowly...then I don't get a sensory overload with new stuff and I can sort of learn it before I waste money on it. Sounds strong but actually, it's a defence mecahnism! LOVE the pieces you've worked on this week - great stuff.

Creative Boutique said...

How was Claudines class? I was VERY tempted, but as always the registration deadline creeps upon you too soon! Will take a look at Green Paper,

Claire
WOYWW #78
http://www.your-creativemoments.co.uk/blog

Morti said...

Fab work as always Sarah, glad you enjoyed the show! Thanks for stopping by my blog #5

Holly said...

Sorry I'm a bit late getting here ..

The brooch you made is gorgeous? I love how those colors go so well together! And it can be used for many occasions!