Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Show me yours and I'll show you mine...

The dawn of Wednesday's musings and mooching has broken! If you're up for a mid-week flash of desks then do join in at Julia's. My Simon Says DT goodies have just arrived. I am now awaiting inspiration and the will to clean my craft mat sometime this year.

 She does not look impressed with the grime and is definitely giving me the look. 

I scored a great Acey Deucy set on eBay for a bargain price! Can't resist a bit of artful quirkiness. Onto some tageology...
Frankie did us proud hosting a bird-cage swap and today is the official show and tell.THANKS FRANKIE! I blundered by revealing all last week. But the crafty gods granted me redemption. I jumped in for poorly Anneliese who is hopefully now tucked up in her own bed. Get well soon! If Mr.Posty is also being nice I hope that Alison has now received this fella. I did a modern take on vintage last week so I went old school with this one.
You never know what someone else will like or make for you but that's the fun part. Let's hope a bit of girlyness is good for everyone! I do quite like Mr. Birdy with a bit of resist technique.
By the way, I don't have this die at all.
I bought some great pre-cut ones off eBay for a pound which was enough to settle my curiosity...
My tag is coming from the States, so a little wait yet. Not as long as Peggy did for my WOYWW gift. I sent it in May and it arrived last week!!! Let's just hope it enjoyed the journey. Just ending with a picture for any Steampunk lovers. It's my new Design piece for Simon Says Stamp & Show so why not join in if it's your kind of thing! Now that's definitely a round up of all thinks inky and merry here. Thanks so much for being here, hope you had fun. Off to desk hop myself now!

Sarah.

My tag is joining in with:
The Pink Elephant-Vintage
Catered Crop-Die,lace,flowers,ribbon,shabby,stitching 
Papercraft Star-Anything Goes 
Anything Goes-Shabby Chic/vintage 
Shopping our stash-vintage

61 comments:

jude said...

Your tag looks stunning imsure your partner will love it !If you ever need die cuts T/holtz just shout happy to send ?
Love your dt for simon says absolutely stunning.Have happy wednesday
hugs judex

Dragon said...

OOOOO it's gorgeous, lucky Alison!! Thanks for stepping in for poor Annaliese, and we hope she's soon better... please link this on my blog,ta
Frankie
xx

Susan Flynn said...

Love your new stamps from e bay - lucky you x

Jen said...

Fabulous tag. Lovely vintage stuff.
jen x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love your atwork, and the new goodies :))
Happy woywwing
Jennie #11

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely stuff - enjoy playing with your new toys.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

So many goodies to play with; I bet you have inky fingers as we speak! Thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

Ooh, love those stamps! Your tag is wonderful, it's owner will love it.

Bella said...

I have not started on my Steampunk thing for Simon Says Stamp yet and talking of them, I ordered a few things from them a month ago and am eagerly watching my post box too. Hopefully they will come soon as we have had a postal "go slow" and things are taking FOREVER to get through to us. Very frustrating! Enjoy your new stamps.

RosA said...

I love that steampunky canvas! And you've got some lovely stamps! Thanks for help re glue. I will try that.

Kezzy said...

Ooooo your swap buddy is lucky to receive this its gorgeous, love the bits from simon says for your dt piece, and those stamps from ebay are beautiful. Loved your less is more and steampunk pieces from earlier posts, also your first tag was really elegant. Kezzy x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Pretty tag! All the elements tie up for a very elegant outcome :) Loving the steampunk grid, groovy cogs (that sounds a little bit rude!!). Was researching steampunk clothing yesterday as my son wants me to make him some - scary *knees knocking* Have a good week xx

Tuire Flemming said...

Love all your works - and your new stamps are great! Have fun with them!

nerllybird said...

Lovely, lovely stuff! I have absolutely noooo money at the moment but am nevertheless tempted to get back on ebay after a prolonged absence...your steampunk doodad is gorgeous! :D
Helen S

Juls said...

Hi Sarah

I am playing catch up in blog land at the mo, I have enjoyed having a good nosey round your blog, to check out everything I have missed, as always, such inspirational work!!

Love todays post, love the gorgeous sepia colours of your work, and the fabby mix of textures! Hugs Juls

Annie said...

What a fab show and tell this week.
A x

Ann B said...

Love your pieces this week Sarah and envy you the new stamps - how come I never find any EBay stuff like that?

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I really must get myself involved in a swap thingy at some point. It's always splendid to make things for others and receive things too. There are so many splendid different ways of doing things it's good to be open minded and have your mind opened :)

Sandy said...

Oh wow Sarah what for amazing things and projects on your desk. Unbelievable.
Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

CraftyLoops said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is truly stunning. I love the resist technique on the bird, its come out so well. Really lovely tag. By the way Sarah, if you want any more of those cuts, give me a shout on my contact button on my blog and I will gladly send you a load cut onto card stock. No point paying for them even if they are only £1. You may as well take advantage of a freebie. And if it means producing more stunning work like this it would be my pleasure to send you the cuts. Have a lovely crafty Wednesday. Lee xx

JoZart said...

I love your birdcage tag but I also especially love the steam punk piece too. Great composition and I saw grids used like that at CHA and it's such a great idea. Always meant to have a go!
Love JoZarty x

Angie said...

Great post ... fantastic artwork ...and I think those stamps are so you ...and a bargain too.

sandra de said...

Love all your artwork and the stamps are a great find. Can't wait to see what you create next.

NatashaMay said...

Love the last piece and bird cage looks wonderful! I'm liking those stamps, too. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Sarah you got your goodies from SSS quickly, I spy some art parts and I love the stamp you got along with your stamps from eBay. I need to see your storage for all these stamps LOL. Love love your tag, you are the queen of layers. Tracy xv

RosC said...

Nice new stamps, and I see what you mean by getting 'the look' from the gal with the eyes.
Ros. (84)

Di said...

Gorgeous tag! And those eyes are fantastic - well done on those stamps! Di xx

butlersabroad said...

What a fantastic post! Great new goodies and that tag is just beautiful!

Hugs
Brenda 88

Ta Da! Crafts said...

I love your tag! I've just been staring at my Octopode tag thinking 'it needs something else, but what?' after seeing your tag I have come to the conclusion that mine needs more stuff on it. Which is more helpful than it sounds, so thank you! Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #51

The Crafty Elf said...

I love the eyes on that first stamp!!! Your tag is just stunning - you've really done an amazing job, honestly! Thanks for the snoop and a wonderful post as always!

Jingle said...

Beautiful projects!!! Those stamps are amazing! I'm officially jealous!

Joni Nickrent said...

Love! Love! Love in every single way! Awesome work! PopArtMinis

Twiglet said...

Stunning tag - so much gorgeous stuff around WOYWW today.

Cardgenie said...

Love the tag Sarah - you've got to get yourself that die - it cuts like a dream! Jean.xx

Tertia said...

Love the tag! Looks like you have been very busy creating.
Happy WOYWW

Amy E said...

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my mess!! This is my first WOYWW, and I'm having so much fun with it! And I don't feel quite as bad about my own desk!

Your birdcages are gorgeous!!

Amy E. #59

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

OMG - what great pictures of all things arty.

Brilliant.

Thank you for visiting me.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Sandra (no. 66)

Mrs A. said...

Love the vintage feel of your tag. I must look at ebay more often for stamping things. Never thought to look for ready made cuts of dies I don't already have. Hugs Mrs A.

June Houck said...

Oh my, what a lovely tag! Perfectly vintage and WONDERFUL!!!

Lisa-Jane said...

That tag is totally gorgeous! I'm not usually into steam punk but I really love that picture at the bottom - you should be really proud of that.

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a great tag! I love all the textures from the bits of ribbon to the rolled flowers! This is so eye catching! Thank you for joining us over at the Papercraft Star!

Elizabeth said...

Just a quick visit this week due to illness but hope to do better next week ... thanks for sharing your desk and I hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #121

Sam said...

There is sooo much lushiousness to look at here today!! I didn't remember about putting my tag on until I got to work! Ooops! Have put another posting on now!
The Scottish Dancing was fab - it has been ages since I was able to enjoy it so much becuase of my knee!
I think you should get your Monkey out of the suitcase. I rescued mine from a car boot sale!!

Carola Bartz said...

I like your tag a lot, it's beautiful!

madebyKarla said...

wonderful! love your style. I just got into steampunk recently. Working on an album right now. I'll show it when it's all finished :) also hoping to join your challenge this month.

Tracy said...

This combination of bits and pieces is just striking! The tag as a whole is marvelous. :-) Thank so much for sharing it with us at Papercraft Star!

Crystal said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful and perfectly vintage! I love the birdcage! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS this week :)

Debbie said...

LOVE your creativity Sarah! Gorgeous bird cage tag! I actually just purchased that die cut. So much to look at. Fabulous attention to details! Awesome Steampunk art! Love the boys with the hats! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow! I love the steampunk piece. It's something I haven't tried yet, but you make it look like so much fun. Happy belated WOYWW.

Danni said...

Oh my goodness!! So much vintage goodness!! Love the birdcage! Thank you for playing along with Shopping Our Stash!

Doone said...

I could respond about cats skewered on hot dremels, because I have worked four twelve hour shifts and my mind is starting to go strange, so i'll just say your desk is super fab, and see you next week,

dx

Kathleen said...

Love it! I just love this vintage look, all the little details are fab and you have used one of my favourite dies, the bird cage and bird are just fab. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge.
Hugs Kat
AGDT

Linda McClain said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your bird cage and all your projects. are stunning. I'm so glad you shared them with us at Catered Crop. Don't forget to come back and vote.

Sue from Oregon said...

Ahh Sarah...you have some great projects going on today! Happy WOYWW!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sasa thanks for popping over and some loveliness at your desk today - happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

Gillian .... said...

Hi Sarah, lots of eye candy to drool over, your DT Steampunk piece is wonderful, love all the elements pulling it together, especially the wire mesh ... very cool:) x

okienurse said...

Just wanted to pop by to visit your blog this week and say hello and see what you are up to! Didn't have the time to post(except about newest Doswell addition) or craft the past two weeks due to being in Virginia visiting with the son's family to see the newest granddaughter born. Definitely a fun time none the less. Hope you have a great week. Vickie aka okienurse

Lynne Forsythe said...

OMW girl...what a BEAUTIFUL...BEAUTIFUL piece and all your comments....WOW!!!

Deena said...

love that bird cage and the way you put the bird on the outside...and that stamp with just the eyes is awesome...can't wait to see what you do with that one...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week!

Neet said...

Fantastic Tag and Fantastic Steampunk. Love your work. Thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting on my blog. Hugs Neet x

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your tag is absolutely stunning! I love every detail! I hope you will come play along next week too for the sketch challenge at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer