Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mid-Week Mumblings, WOYWW and Studio L3...

Dearest Ellas and Fellas,
Welcome to my blog and tales from the Wednesday workdesk. Join in at Julia's! The weekend kept up its training for the Olympic 100m sprint and was all done in 10 seconds. We all wake up today, a little excited at the desk-hop, but equally dumbfounded as yet another week hurtles by...
 Been busy, busy, busy...got lots to catch up on. Spent Saturday enjoying the talents and lovely company of Kaz and Sue at Crafty Bunch close to Telford. If you're in the area - do check it out. Lots and lots of goodies including Mr.T and Paper Artsy stamps! Sunday was of course spent with Mama. A great weekend, but also a chunk of crafting had to slide...so it's game on. Can you see some rather spiffing attributes on the left??? My first DT pack from Simon Says Stamp & Show arrived!!! I literally squealed, jumped around and applauded the postman. Just got to get past the stroking phase now and actually use it all. The messy desk eventually resulted in a new tag for Grungy Monday over at Studio L3.

 The challenge uses a mat medium stamped background. Not the easiest stuff to work with. I went for a Judikins stamp as it is quite a bold design. Then full on with Distress inks and stamping! Isn't the bird stamp just lovely.

 A close-up of the words - typed by my own hand on an old machine that still does red too! Thought long and hard as to what to say and how it would work with the piece. I'm sure a bit of soul-searching would do us all good!
So I think that's about it it for today. For once I'm going leap into my snug bed at a "reasonable" hour.


  If you're in need of some floral joy - check out my new DT piece here...I'm all done in - so now I'm dashing upstairs for some sleep therapy!

Enjoy the week and a big thank you to my followers and visitors. It makes my day when you call by...


Love Sarah.

67 comments:

Dragon said...

Woo I have started my rounds early in a forlorn attempt to get round lots more peeps!!! You desk looks great and I envy the rosette as I am STILL waiting for mine cos they are out of stock... See you around tee hee
Frankie
xx

HarmonySweetpea said...

Fab tags and what a funky bag!

Candy C said...

Love the tag Sarah!!! Great job of mastering the technique! <3 Candy

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great projects on show today. i really like the words you chose (especially for this Lenten season). and i have an old typewriter somewhere but i've never thought of using it for crafting. you've given me a great idea! thanks!

oneoff said...

Pretties! That's a lovely and unusual colour on the tag, and gorgeous birds. Loving that bag too.

Bx

jude said...

Gorgeous creations this morning and wow like the look opf your goodies from Simon says.Good luck with the DT and happy Creative Wednesday.My goodies arrived yesterday from my win and boy simon says do ship double quick so just gotta start creating!
hugs jude x9

Roban Studio said...

Lovely tag and fab bag! I like the sentiment on your tag too. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW #12

Neet said...

Great desk this morning and love the words on your tag - love the tag! The bag looks kinda cute and I love the flowers you have on it.
Have a good sleep - pleasant dreams. #18

Sue said...

Hi Sarah
lovely busy desk, gorgeous tag & bag,great image on the tag, fab flowers on ya bag, thanks for the snoop, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue x (27)

Helen said...

Love the tag, and have great fun with your DT goodies! Not surprised you squealed!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, Sasa! some lovely things going here so much crafty fun!! Thanks for sharing, popping over to my place and happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x

Virginia said...

Gorgeous post and an ultra busy desk which I love - lucky you getting a bagfull of DT items to play with!

Hope you have a great day!

Rebekah said...

Ooo love all that vintage stuff! Happy WOYWW hugs Rebekah xx (63)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag and a wonderful bag. I especially love the metal wings on your tag.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

What a gorgeous tag! Have fun with your goodies!

rach said...

the tag and bag are both lovely, can't wait to see what you you come up with from the DT pack.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great desk, Sarah. How is it possible to find something. But you do... I see your tag is lovely. Specially the words you've did with the type writer. Have a nice creative sleep.
xFranka

Cardarian said...

Another very enjoyable post...love all the goodies on your desk! The tag is really wonderful - I think the sentiment is great!
Also that altered bag - can I have it??? :-)
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

okienurse said...

Very busy desk. I like all the fun stuff you have there. Love your tag! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #88

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Hi Sarah,
Love the dt project -I would so love to become one but not sure how to go about it. I would be the same as you, stroking, for ages and trying to pluck up the courage to cut and actually USE the products. Loving the state of your desk, so much to play with!
Take care
Rebecca x

Scrapcollectr said...

Love love love the tag and the bag....(sounds like the start of a Dr Seuss story...) but I do! That stamp of the woman with the binoculars is too cool....*smile*

secret scrapbooker said...

I wish i has a desk that looked like yours, so much fab stuff to play with :0)Lots of lovely makes too.
Kate x

Susan said...

Hi Sarah,
You are teasing me with those flowers again! Love your cards for the Less is More challenge...with those scrummy flowers!! lol! Thanks for the response and the link. Will hopefully get to have a play on the weekend!
Susan xxox #71
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Victoria said...

stunnign tag and bag beautiful work
thank you for your visit vicky x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a great tag, and a charming bag! I love your long table- am about to go shopping for one. Mine is too small! I am too cramped!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

Amy said...

hi love your tag.
i have that image of the binocular woman too - but i haven't done crap with it. hehe.
you send me yours, sound good?
Xx,
amy

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - there's a creative desk for you! FAB! Thanks for visitng me.

Hugs, Sandra #66

MvM-design said...

Wauwww a very creative desk this week !!

Happy Wednesday ;-)

Lulabelle said...

Wow your desk is fab!

Jane said...

Loving your tag! And all those lovely goodies on your desk!
Thanks for visiting me x

JoZart said...

I love your space and all it has produced. Those tags are fab and the bag too. I know what you mean about stroking craft stuff!
love JoZarty x

karen said...

Your desk is busy busy busy! Lots of fab TH and Wendy V stash too! Yum!
That tag is awesome! Well done you! And I am in love with your paper circle flowers!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen #115

Caroline Hallett said...

What a lovely tag really effective with the darker backgrou - love it - the flowers are pretty too. have a wonderful WOYWW thanks for sharing. Caroline (No 31) xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Such a snazzy tag! Love the Flower Power Bag also. You have lovely busy hands.

Pam said...

Fab projects you have there, love the lace you have used. Hugs Pam x

Shelly Hickox said...

Really gorgeous tag...and I totally want to dive into that table of stuff, lol!

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Fab tag! Hope to be able to play for Grungy Mondays this week, too!

Happy WOYWW!

Angi (#129)

Doone said...

ooh yep squeel packs are the best, fun for free - can't beat it...

Dx

Terry and Shirley SU said...

Congrats on your awards! I love your tag and bag... very cool. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Terry #38
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

Carola Bartz said...

I wish I had an old typewriter! It looks so good. Love the tag!

Minxy said...

Cool tag, and I love the DT piece, seeing your full desk is making me miss mine already
stay inky
hugs Minxy

Sally said...

Beautiful work! Love all the colours and layers. I am glad to see that I am not the only one with a very cramped work space, full of goddies to use and not much space left to create!

Mrs A. said...

Love your altered bag. Might just rustle something up for the challenge too as you have wet my appetite. Will see if I can scan a wedding pic for next week. Hugs Mrs A. #67

Airing cupboard stamping said...

wowo your desk looks busy I love the card and tag x

nnalorac said...

Oooo lovely creative desk, just how I like it! Love your creations too. Thanks for dropping in by albiet last weeks post, forgot to link to this weeks post lol. And I so wanted to show off my visitors! Carolxx

Clare /aka/ Mummushka said...

Sarah, As always the fruits of your 'muse' are deliciously ripe! I have enjoyed the peep.

RosA said...

What a fabulous, fabulous desk! Love those stamps and your tags are gorgeous too! Thanks for dropping by too.

voodoo vixen said...

That's one long table you have managed to completely take up!! LOL Love the tag and how cool is that bag!!

Tuire Flemming said...

Love your busy desk! Great tag - and the bag is so sweet!

Kezzy said...

Oooooo so loving your inky, stampy desk, loads to look at and the tag is fab. Enjoy the stroking stage of new stash i think thats a must for all crafters lol. Xx

SueH said...

Looks like you still have a tiny bit of space left to work on there Sarah. Lol!

You have a real Aladdin’s Cave of inks, stamps and tools and I would love to come and rummage for a while to see what I can find.

Love your crafty creations too, especially the recycled bag.

Have a great crafting week!

Sue
X

April said...

Loving the tag and bag they're great! great crafty space too! Thanks for sharing

minnie_mac said...

Great tag, and love that bag too.

Marilyn

S said...

Nice tag and bag! (that has a nice ring to it.) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sam said...

I spy a desk of loveliness there. Big desk little actual workspace - why do we all do it?
Love your tag for the Grungy Monday! Loving this challenge!
Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. Cant wait to be able to go upstairs to my craftroom without supervision - maybe day after tomorrow!! Shhh. Don't tell anyone!!

Angelfish said...

What a wonderfully large workbench you have:)

Fiona x

Julie Forest said...

Love your fabulous flower power bag!! And your tag is grungalicious!!! Love the rich colors on your background. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Absolutely love your Gaze sentiment!

Faye said...

Ooooh, I loved visiting your desk and seeing your beautiful creations! x

Lorraine A said...

oohh what a fabulous busy desk and your artwork is fantastic !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x (97)

Tertia said...

Love your desk and that tag and bag is awesome!
Happy belated WOYWW

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sarah, your Grungy Monday tag is spectacular! What a clever combination of imagery and sentiment, and the resist looks fabulous. It's a beautiful design, and I'm so glad you shared it at Grungy Monday.

Your Flower Power bag is stunning, too!

Scrap Vamp said...

Beautiful tag! Love the stamping and inking!

Morti said...

*sigh* always a visual treat to visit your desk!

Nicky said...

Love your tag and bag - very busy desk you have there

Spyder said...

oh yes this is just my kind of busy desk I love all the inky things, and your tags are fabulous!
Happy very late WOYWW ((Lyn))

Gio said...

Sarah, i definitely love your blog and your pieces! Thanks for sharing with us!