Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What's on your workdesk Wednesday and GIVEAWAY!

WOYWW? Well, that would be anything I can get on it... It's a bit of mine-field in my crafty den at the mo as the week is just running away with me and several deadlines are looming... the floor, chairs and other bedrooms are feeling the brunt of it too with little piles of stuff popping up like mole-hills. I am running out of "just putting it there for now" options - fast!

DT work and Novembers My Mojo Monthly have me in their grip so my Lynne Perrella Lady from last week will have to sit pretty for now. However, I'm now the owner of a new Big Shot. Hubby found it, untouched, in the QVC outlet store. Just £40 for the starter kit as opposed to £75 so a shrewd buy. Dabbling with the new tool ended up in some uber-quick Less is More cards!
This weeks it's polka dots so I went for the textural type. Here I was testing out the free heart die...
Getting into all the new recipe and sandwich jargon. Until now I used an Epic Six from Quickutz but the need to upgrade was upon me, so a welcome bargain indeed! There was also free flower die but I figured it could also pass for a snowflake! A quick Chrimbo card just doesn't get much simpler than this!
Love creating with dots and wish I could have played longer but seeing as those deadlines are nipping at my ankles...
Short and sweet cards it just had to be. It was still a welcome change of scene yesterday from the complex stuff.
Whilst I was creating those new mole-hills of stuff I came across two simple but pretty printed canvas bags I had bought back in April. Still in the plastic bag doing zilch. So I thought I'd give them away and let someone else use them. Fill 'em with junk, love or crafty stash - just use them!!! If you can give them a home, just leave a comment and I'll post them off next week!
Well, that's all folks as Bugs would say so I'm signing off. Head over to Julia's if you're up to sharing your crafty memoirs and gossip. Thanks a lot for calling by! See you soon...Sarah.

58 comments:

Barb said...

Sarah! YAY! I visit your blog with every post you make, but today is the first time I've been able to comment. I love your blog and these CAS cards are great! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Bubbles said...

Desks like yours make my fingers itch... just to get in and have a good rummage *lol*
I love your cards... so elegant and chic... but fun too! Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Bubbles aka Sheleen at PatchworkApples
http://patchworkapples.blogspot.com

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

ooh love the piles of stuff, makes me feel at home!
Love the bags too :))
Happy woywwing
Jennie #2

peggy aplSEEDS said...

me, me, i can give the bags a home! i can't believe it's almost the end of the month and i still haven't made my post about creative surfaces for mojo monthly!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sarah you are busy little Vegemite with those cards - very lovely there are, as are the bags thanks for sahring, Shaz in Oz.x

Carla said...

like it all, espaecially the bag with the bird, wee t allready filled up with a lot of paper thats now everywhere in the room

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Lovey cards were inspired by your new bargin priced "toy". Love 'em! Jan #13

Gabrielle said...

Mole hills!!! Hilarious! Stuff does just appear without an invitation! Good luck with your deadlines!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there - I too have little molehills of craft stuff all around my house!! Good find on the bigshot - there will be no stopping you now as it opens up a whole new world of diecutting!

voodoo vixen said...

Love a bargain and the polka dots look fabulous on your cards!!

Helen said...

Love your desk - so much to see - I too ant a good rummage! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Annie said...

What a busy girl you are. Love the thought of you being like a little mole leaving piles everywhere :-)
A x

Neil said...

Great looking creative space this week. Hope the rest of the week is creative and fun for you. Bargain buy indeed and you CAS cards are lovely. I've a daughter who would love your bird bag! Thanks for offering a giveaway.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So glad you're enjoying your Big Shot - I always think they should be called big boys, but that's a whole different crafting... :)
The cards are simple and elegant, right up my street!!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your photograph, you must have an awesome camera, goodluck with your bigshot mine broke this morning and its less than 6 months old grrr
Bridget #37

famfa said...

Great desk, really full of crafty loveliness. Love those bags.
Famfa #30

Spyder said...

I have a few 'just putting it there for now' p[laces...all around the house and not just in my craft room! Great desk though, look very busy! Happy WOYWW!
(Lyn)) #46

Ann B said...

How come I never find a bargain like that? Your textured cards are fab.

Angie said...

I am so a 'just put it there for a moment' person ...and then the moment becomes days ...and even weeks lol. Love the simplicity of the cards .....and I adore your piece on the previous post.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Congratulations with your new BS. Hope you'll find some time to play with it. Love the red and green cards with these polka dots. They are plain and simple but so perfect!!! Thanks for sharing.
xFranka

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I am utterly reassured and loving your crowded desk and the thought of your house filled with trails of creative spots 'just drying' 'just waiting till I've got room ' - I know!! Love the polka dot cards, a shrewd buy indeed, great price.

Hels Sheridan said...

Ah... a true crafter never just has a craft room, nope, they have craft chairs, tables, desks, bedrooms, loo's... rofl Yes, I am with you with the heaps of stuff hanging about... I really should sort them out but... i can't be wasting time doing that lol LOVE those bags... so cute!

Karen said...

Some great CAS cards Sarah - what an absolute bargain your husband found in the QVC outlet store....... wish we had one of those here in Somerset!!! lol Must admit that your desk looks rather like mine - keep leaving messages for the tidy fairy but nothing happens!

butlersabroad said...

Such a bargain on the Big Shot, and at a perfect time it sounds like. Love the cards, very simple but very effective. Great bags too, count me in, can't believe you wouldn't have used them!!

Hugs
Brenda 84

Doone said...

a bargain - yeah, love a bargain,

and yes polka dots are timelessly fashionable,

count me in on the give away for I am The Bag Lady.

forgot to link up but I partially did the art doll thing as my pushing boundaries thing for your mojo monthly...as well as making use of Jo's lace gift and my swap challenge to Annette, I NEEEEED one of those bags to co-locate all my projects, really I do.

Dx

dx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You've been having fun with your new toy! And a giveaway too! Great visiting you today! Patsy from
HeARTworks

KatzElbows said...

Love your desk. And as far as I can see, there's still loads of room on it!

Thanks for visiting me.
cheers, rachel #21

fairyrocks said...

The way the light shines in on your desk gives it an auora of a busy artist, just off in the misty sections dreaming up new ideas...LOL
Lovely creative desk!! Sweet giveaway
Keep smiling and creating

Kelly Luckett said...

I know how you fell with mole hills popping up everywhere! lovely projects and what a thought ful hubby for finding a bigshot at that price! x

Shoshi said...

What a glorious, busy, messy desk! Just bursting with creativity! Happy WOYWW. Shoshi #85

Marlena M. said...

Lovely cards...what a deal on your machine! You'll love it. ;)

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Sarah, these cards are gorgeous. And what a great find by hubby, Im sure you will have hours of fun now...well....more hours of fun on top of the fun you already had with all your other crafty goodies! These bags look so gorgeous. They would be fantastic hung up on the wall or on a door handle to store lace in. I put all my lace on dolly pegs so they dont get tangled and they are in need of a "vessel" to keep them in. Lee x

Kate said...

Oh such a pretty card! I love that canvas bag with the branch and bird. Would live to give it a home!

Lesleym said...

Just caught up with the WOYWW, just live seeing what other peeps have on their work space and if it is messier than mine? Haven't plucked up courage to join in yet. But give it time.

Glad you are enjoying your Big Shot, I love mine. Those bags are well cute [as my DD would say]

The Crafty Elf said...

Congrats on being a new owner of a Big Shot and what a great price too! You'll enjoy many hours playing with it but I'm not sure how you'll fit all that into your busy schedule! Great cards for the LIM challenge...they're lovely! Have a great week!

Marjo said...

Awesome looking stacks of goodies...I have way to much stuff myself...lol Wonderful CAS cards.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, have a great WOYWW

xoxo Marjo

sarahp said...

Hi
Busy bee you are and what a fab find I love a bargain.. I just had to buy new platform for my big shot as I had new snowflake dies...beautiful cards , simple and elegant.
Love the busy desk , thanks for sharing xx

Twiglet said...

Mole hills of stuff pops up all over my house too. I love those cards - very classy. The bags are great and I am sure I could find a use for one. x Jo

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Love the polka dot cards and the shot of your desk, busy and productive

Siobhan Brignull said...

your cards are lovely, it makes me feel guilty that I dont use my big shot more often . .

Tertia said...

OOOH I love new toys! If it involves a tool, so much better. Enjoy playing with your new toy, your cards are great!
Happy WOYWW

Chrissie said...

WOw, what a bargain... and a fabulous card...as ever.
Thanks so much Sarah.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sam said...

You are going to have a great time with your Big Shot - I lurve mine!
Those cards are pretty.
Pretty bags too and maybe you should keep them as it wont be long before England bring in the carrier bag charge!! Not a bad thing tho!!

kyla said...

ooh, I have tried SO many times to leave a comment but have never been successful....at last!! Well done to your hubby, a very clever purchase...a bargain. Love the clean and simple cards and love the branch/bird bag also.
kyla

My name is Cindy said...

Love all those piles of stuff - and your cards are great too. Thanks for popping by to see me earlier.

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is such a busy looking desk. The cards are great, the heart one is gorgeous. Love the bags - I have rather a thing about bags and they always come in useful.

Anne said...

Hello love your desk so busy and creative and very much like the cards thanks for sharing Anne x

SueH said...

Wow, that was a fab saving on the Big Shot Sarah, there’ll be no stopping you now girl!
I love the bold colours that you’ve used on your cards.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Lovely Cards and a well loved desk! Happy WOYWW ~#105 Robin Panzer Art

Carola Bartz said...

Your less is more cards always amaze me. These are no exception.

karen said...

Wow, what a great bargain on your Big Shot! And you are already getting your money's worth from it that's for sure! Love the cards you made with it!
Those bags are cute but don't enter me in your draw as I have too many things waiting to be made already :)
I haven't done your Mojo Monthly again this month as I had family visiting and then was sick with flu and haven't done much of anything. So sorry, I will do it one of these months! Honest!
xoxo Karen

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is my first visit to your amazing blog... I have spent way too much time looking through it and came via WOYWW... can't wait for my next visit xx

Electra said...

I love the simplicity of these cards, Sarah!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Simple and elegant! well done those cards are gorgeous, and the bigger machines do open up the possibilities,
Happy Woyww
Lou #63

MaggieC said...

You are so lucky to have a husband who hunts bargains out for you, and so lucky to have such a store near you. By the look of it you are going to have a whale of a time with it. Those cards are really lovely.

akilli melek said...

lol, those bags were meant to be used to replace the plastic bags...not kept in them. love the tree & bird one - think that would look good on a card too.
thanks for popping by earlier
caroline #58

Jenny said...

The big shot was a great find!
Brilliant cards, love your CAS style :)
Jenny x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the bags, and to see so much 'stuff',lol. Thanks for your visit,sorry I am late this week, Blogger has been a complete pain!