Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's on, under, around, on the side and teetering on the edge of your workdesk Wedenesday?

If you are sensitive to mess, stash and bright pink at dawn, then look away now... Confessions of a Crafty Table and Bloggers unite at the weekly shin-dig known as What's on your workdesk Wednesday? Hosted by Queen Bee Julia over at Stamping Ground, WOYWW? is fun, free, full of both our waffle and loveliness, open to all and the best remedy in town against the mid-week doldrums. From a blank Mojoless desk to the ultimate battle-field, everyone is welcome, so do feel free to hop on board! Plenty of room on this bus...
Well, my desk looks like it has been kidnapped by both Mr. Holtz and Gok Wan. The spread of stash is my latest DT package and the fuchsia tape gun is a B-day pressie from hubby. He ordered it on line and expected one of those mini throwaway things. So he had quite a shock when he realised we are talking military proportions. Still, it looks like a gadget, so he's more impressed with it than any inkpad or stamp...

 Despite the lurgy which is still hovering, I seem to be amazingly on schedule with my big projects and design work. So I enjoyed some easy-going crafty time making two cards for Less is More where it's one layer stamping and leaves. I say easy-going but Clean and Simple cards tend to cause the opposite of their name during creation. One smudge or wonky word and you're a gonner.
These are all Wendy Vecchi stamps and the lace is stamped in Ranger Saffron Archival ink which is rather lovely.
 I used masking to create a narrower lace border, added a little Distress Ink to the edges for definition and then just over stamped the flower and added a sentiment.
Just showing that Wendy's stamps can be taken down many routes. They're great sets and you don't have to do the Grungy, quirky stuff at all to enjoy them. I just happen to like both (see my previous post!)
I thought I'd also try one all in green which I like too. So that's the low down from my HQ.


Thanks for all the visits, get well and birthday wishes. I had a great day Sunday with hubby and the folks. Fabulous weather, a delicious Roast Dinner and chocolate...simples!
Thanks for calling by, I'm off for a mooch myself. Sarah.

68 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, Sarah, it looks like the "e" fell off the edge of your desk! what a lot of goodies you have and how wonderful that your hubby knows just what to get you! i know what you mean about "One smudge or wonky word and you're a gonner." i am such a messy stamper so i can't make those neat images like those in your pretty cards. thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

RosA said...

Well, it's not so early here, so I can cope with the bright pink etc! You've got some lovely yummy, scrummy supplies on your desk. Love that flowery lace stamp.

ScrappnBee said...

Lovely desk today! I am totally jealous of the DT stash! I have one of those ATG guns! Love it! (There is a bit of a learning curve for lefties though) Great Cards! Love them...and that they are masked and layered! Awesome! -Amanda #5

voodoo vixen said...

Loving all the stash across your desk and I have to say I agree about the size of the ATG... it is daunting when you first see them but they soon become so essential that the size really doesn't matter!! ;)

jude said...

Loving your DT package all the Tim holtz lush stuff,can't wait to see the creation.Lovinmg your cards too my you have been busy
Have fab wedensday
hugs judex6

Bubbles said...

Fabby desk! The cards are gorgeous - and now I am so going out to buy that saffron colour ink - it IS stunning!
Bubbles
#15

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Lots of stahs.. always welcome :)) and loving the card too! hat is one of my favourite stamps from WEndy
Happy belated birthday
Happy woywwing
Jennie #7

Chrissie said...

You quite a few new good there to play with Sarah. What fun! I wish my gun was pink... if anyone can tell me the cheapest place to find refills, I be glad to hear it.
Your LIM cards are fabulous... the green one wins by a whisker in my book!
Thanks so much for more fabulous inspiration.
Chrissie
"Less is More" & #20 WOYWW

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Oh nice stuff lovie .... lots to play with their. Love the pink ATG.

I've just started using my ATG in earnest recently, and have to say once you get over the learning curve they are fab.

Kay #21

Cath Wilson said...

Know what you mean about LIM cards, but these are beautiful. I really enjoy that challenge cos it IS so challenging. I always have inky fingers, too and inky fingermarks are the norm!

Bella said...

Happy Birthday to you! I had a good chuckle at the huge pink thing that your hubby got you, should last you a lifetime and never be thrown away! Great TH stash too.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a lovely pile of goodies to play with there! Nice cards too. Have a great week. Sunshine Girl - no 34

inkypinkycraft said...

Great desk with loads of Tim goodies...and wow what a tape gun!!! Now that really is something! Trace x happy woyww

Tracey Potter said...

pretty!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I keep thinking a dt would be a fun thing to try for but until the little fella goes to school it is not a realistic time wise thing. Hope that the cooling weather puts paid to the germs. I love my ATG gun(s - yes yes I know, I use 2 different sizes of tape see).

Ann B said...

That's quite a haul on your desk Sarah, all those great TH bits, someone has had a good spending session.
Love your one-layer cards but the yellow one has the edge for me. The last minute dot of ink, or fingerprint on a card is a killer - had to do my CAS entry this week three times because of smudges and rogue ink marks.
Have a good week

Marrigje said...

yesterday I cleaned my table. And now my husband and the cats took over my space (since it is in the living room, it is technically their space as well) but I still think I shouldn't clean up my space anymore :o)

I love both your cards. I can not choose which I love best. I really love the ton-sur-ton look, but the colours on the other one are so beautiful...

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how they look so different with a change of ink. Lovely DT goodies :D. I adore my ATG. Keep a weather eye open for replacement tapes on sale. So belated Happy Birthday and continued good (improved) health :D #23

Cardarian said...

Oh your desk is really full of lovely stuff - so much Tim Holtz! I like your LIM makes - I tried to think of something to make but one layer is just too hard!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Hazel said...

Beautiful cards and interesting workspace - I love the fuchsia tape gun - wish I had one that colour - I have one of the original yellow ones - one of the best things I ever bought - I use it all the time - Hazel WOYWW #43) x

Tuire Flemming said...

Wow, all those lovely things on your desk... Love your cards, too!
Have a nice day!
Tuire

Claire said...

Lovely goodies on your desk... how nice of them to send it all.... wow..
The cards are lovely..love the green one best
have a lovely week x
Claire #52

Bridget Larsen said...

We all think our desks are messier than someone elses but then when I look through all the desks I know what my mess is up to lol. That is a lovely pink tape gun, I own a tape gun too but sadly I cant find mine lol
Bridget #29

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of fun things to unpack and enjoy. Your cards are so pretty. Love the sentiment and simplicity is lovely, makes for great mailing.
Enjoy WOYWW and a wonderful week #47 Sylvia

Mandi said...

Your desk doesn;t ook messy it looks interesting! What FAB goodies
Am loving the pink gun!

Your cards are, as ever, fabulous! The green is sublte and wonderfuk

thank you, glad you are feeling better
Mandi LIM

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You're right..the simple stuff is definitely the hardest to achieve perfection. It applies to my fabric stuff as well, especially if the print is also quite subdued. Elegant cards though, just right.
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

Neil said...

Hi there; thank you for sharing your place of creativity with us this week, it was great to pop in and visit. Enjoy the Tim stuff and your C&S cards are fab too!
Neil #58

Annie said...

Those are both lovely cards....so different in the two colour schemes.
Hugs,
A x
#48 [well, I was when I left Julia's....sorry for any confusion last week but some little gremlin changed my number for me after I left :-) ]

Neet said...

Beautiful cards Sarah and what a fab intro to todays blog. Really enjoyed the read.
Thanks for sharing with us - Hugs, Neet #9

JoZart said...

Your desk is fab and I could see no mess whatsoever, just a desirable stash of TH products. My eye couldn't move from that area ... was it a ploy?
Love your cards and your previous Wendy V inspired 3D piece of art.
Thanks for your lovely comment and YES!! We Skype, it's wonderful and helps keeps my sanity!!! My little grandee knows me via cyber space so recognised me as soon as we met them.
Love JoZarty x

okienurse said...

Beautiful cards! Love all that DT stash you have there! AWesome. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #76

sandra de said...

Lovely cards you have created. I love the stash on your desk, could tinker away for hours. Now a pink ATG from your DH is very sweet.

Spyder said...

I want that clock thingy!! It looks sooo useful! I think I'll start putting up pictures of crafty things I want/need in time for Christmas! Thank you for my snoop!! Happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn)) #53

Cathy said...

Just doing a quick pass through today ... I am get everyone visited!!! OMG there's no space to craft for all those goodies!! Fab makes too
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx #19

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I know what you mean - clean and simple is not a natural place for me at all!!
So happy for you over the tape gun...my DH is the same, it looks gadgety and really could therefore be useful..how funny. Your DT pack is a blinder!

CraftyLoops said...

Hi Sarah, I love your beautiful cards. And as for your desk, well it looks like a little piece of heaven with all those scrummy Tim Holtz goodies. Glad you had a lovely birthday. Lee x

Polly Polkadot said...

The colour of the gadget is fabulous if you like to work in chaos, but I need all my tools that colour! Very jealous of all the goodies on the desk and I don't even papercraft (yet)

Laura said...

Wow what a desk you have such great stash, super cards. Laura

MvM-design said...

Love your desk !! hahaha all these nice TH goodies!!
Have a happy WOYWW!
Hugs Marleen ;-)

Gabrielle said...

Love your pink military glue thingie! Bet it works a treat! Loving the cards, but not loving the fact that you're still unwell - hope you shake it off soon! Much love x

Morti said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by...

In answer to your question, no, we don't have a copy of the attendance records on computer. The data on them is collated from a combination of holiday, sickness and overtime reeecords, and they get ticks or signatures every month when we run the payroll to confirm what we've either paid or deducted. As I have to keep them for a minimum of three years by law, I had to dig them out of the shredder bin and start the mammoth task of putting them back together! Oops indeed.

Love the clean and simple cards, I rofled at the "military proportions" remark, and wow, what a DT haul!

Deb said...

love all the TH stuff! happy belated birthday! your cards are just beautiful, fabulous stamping!
Happy WOYWW! have a great day Deb #100 xx

Fuchsia said...

Great techniques fabby work space hope you feel much better soon x
have a great week !
Fuchsia @ 87

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I sure hope that lurgy gets better soon. But I'm always inspired by your art. Have a great WOYWW from (don't ask how) #1 this week.

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

Pretty cards! I laughed re: your ATG and your hubby "being more impressed..." Love mine. ATG (& hubby, too!) Don't know what I'd do without it!

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

Btw...Happy WOYWW!

Angi
*69*

sarahp said...

Already I have stash envy at all those gorgeous Tim Holtz bits and bobs love his stuff and seem to be collecting it just to stroke not use... message to self,, Tim Holtz project needed. Loved the beautiful cards to .
Thanks forsharing xx sarahp *56

Twiglet said...

Lovely cards - and belated birthday grretings. x Jo #64

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous DT package - you'll have a great time making projects that incorporate those goodies. Your CAS stamps are lovely too - I like both colourways equally though I'm leaning more towards the one with my favourite colour, the green. Belated birthday wishes - that'll be another year older, another year wiser then :) Hope you're feeling better soon. Elizabeth x #78

Marjo said...

Lucky you! I wouldn't mind having them pay me a visit...lol Looks like you have loads of great stuff to play with.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
xoxo Marjo #109

Doone said...

it is an art/craft thing, 'stash frenzy' we call it: at class yesterday we were heard to cry ' what you have never dipped a whipple in your indian ink???, Dhalink you haven't lived...

so, Sarah, enjoy the items, on, off, side ways or upside down, life, particularly the creative life, is all about trying out the new...especially the big pink new things; they can bring unexpected pleasures....
dx

Robin Panzer Art said...

Ooh your desk is so full of lovely goodies and your cards are delightful! I had to hop over and check out the gorgeous grunge paper bracelet I saw on your side bar too. I'm now a follower. Happy WOYWW #18 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Marjie Kemper said...

Cracking up over hubby's reaction when he saw that massive tape gun! Love your clean cards and how you've shown how many ways there are to play with Wendy's stuff. Those are beauties!

butlersabroad said...

That's one amazing DT package, but I have to admit to having to Google Gok Wan! I love my ATG but can't find the refills at the mo for love nor money! Lovely card, my own LIM leaves card ended up with one tiny bit that was not single layer, due entirely to a sentiment stamping mishap!

Hugs
Brenda 86

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Lovely cards and it's always cool to see something used in different ways. How are you finding the ATG? I got one recently and wonder how I managed before! Fiona #67

My name is Cindy said...

Love the pink tape gun, and the cards ain't half bad either! TFS and for popping by to see me Cindy ~50

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Jenny said...

Both colourways are pretty Sarah, Love this fun post:)
Jenny x

Macpurp said...

oooh what lovely goodies, hope you had a lovely birthday, and feel better soon

Teen #117

Charlene said...

Fabulous CAS cards and lucky you to DT with Tim Holtz products!!

Victoria said...

Absolutely beautiful cards :)

Sam said...

You are going to love that ATG gun! I love mine!! Lovely lot of stash on your desk and now I know where my Clock die is - I tried ordering it last week and when I clicked on basket it said it was out of stock - grrrr - I then bought two different ones in my sulken state!! Oops! So much for not spending any money except on essentials!! LOL!
Thanks for your visit. Lovely card by the way.

SueH said...

I’ve not been brave enough to try anything for More is Less because my cards are always of a ‘fussy’ nature.

Your two card are fab. The masking looks great and the flower blends in perfectly.

Happy Crafting!
Sue (#65)
x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh, I would love to recive a DT package like that! Have fun! Your flower cards are very pretty.

Thanks for stopping by my WOYWW!

MsPlum #77

MaggieC said...

Those are such lovely cards. The simple approach is so effective even if you end up holding your breath until it is finished in fear of a smudge. Butterflies can be a good addition then.

Izzwizz said...

My craft desk is all wet now with *drool* LOL! Look at all those gorgeous Tim Holtz adornments!!

Shoshi said...

Lovely cards, Sarah, and cor look at all that lovely STASH!! Your desk looks great! Love the pink glue tape thing. Sorry to hear you've had a lurgy - unfortunately mine has developed into a full blown throat infection complete with fever and loss of voice, but God is good!! I managed to do the session with the group and we all had a really great time, and immediately afterwards I started with the shivers. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #61

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow! Look at your stash, prezzie, card, neat work space other than your stash showing it's lovliness...so much going on! Aren't you a lucky girl!!!! Do have fun playing with all your new toys and congrats on being relatively caught up! Have a great week and thanks for the peek! I believe there are birthday wishes for you as well!