Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's on your Spring workdesk Wednesday??? Plus Giveaway!!!

Hello Again!
Welcome to my desk in action, inky ramblings and WOYWW? If you're up for a mid week flash of your crafty happenings and fancy joining in head over to our Fairy Blogmother Julia and link up! I am almost done with reinstating my crafty space to it's former glory and am back on home ground in this shot.
I did take a few pics of my room but the sun-rays were so uber-bright it looked more like a TV Ad for floor polish so I will try again next week...

I, like half the world and his wife it seems, am doing the on-line course from Mr. T. Holtz. I'm sure there are many fan crazed damsels that would sign up even if he was only showing you how to toast bread...
But hype and stalkers aside.... it really is a fabulous course with oodles of tips, techniques and very worthwhile product information.Today was all about heat embossing, different powders and stuff...
I learnt quite a bit really and so here is my trio of taggy homework...

Starting out with quite a Grungy blue take on Rusted Enamel.

Then onto the next...with the Nostalgic Batik Technique.

Oooh yes, there are posh names and all...

I really love this frame stamp but I like to turn it on it's side as it then reminds me of a mirror which is quite fitting for the sentiment.
Also a little bit more colour...and the birdies which I still lurve.
 A blend of Wild Honey, Broken China and Shabby Shutters Distress inks here...
Lastly this tag uses Distress Embossing Powder in Fired Brick for a sassy a pop of colour! Although I have a lot of new Tim stamps I do still really like this sewing themed set and the dress form always looks great.

I know you see a lot of tags around but I don't actually do that many and with my room in tatters they are the ideal project to just keep you going... and a good reference point for yourself or when teaching workshops...

I'm soooo glad to have my sewing machine back - all plugged in and ready to go. We have really missed each other...

Anyway - onto the giveaway! During the upheavals I have also had a good clear-out... There were bags and bags of absolute junk. How much packaging did I save? And why? I even found a new pair of sport-shoes and a bag of prunes. Both good for the body!

Here are a load of goodies up for grabs. It's quite a random mix. I know...don't ask. If you would like to adopt it, let me know and I will send it off to a new home next week. It needs loving...and I'd rather it be to a WOYWWer than eBay!
Righteo, I'm done for now, time to get desk hopping!  Sarah.

P.S. Some folk have asked how I manage to get the no.1 spot. I dunno...just click and link up. I couldn't possibly disclose that I am actually Julia's estranged twin sister, working under-cover for the FBI.

83 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure how you do it every week, but you are first again. I can't type that fast (grin). Love the tag with the heart. It's always good to have a clearout every now and again. Happy WOYWW from #3, which is easy to type, at least.

Minxy said...

You always take beautiful photo's & your desk always looks full of wonder, and oh my how awesome are your tags, i'm behind in class so hadn't even seen the latest ones.
Happy Woywwing
Minxy #11

Ohhh Snap said...

You must be so happy to be back in your craft room! The tags are lovely and look like you are learning quite a range of techniques! #10ish

May said...

Fabulous tags, everyone says it so worth while Sir Timmie's course I will join as the makes look great, I would love to give your unwanted crafty goodies a new home, Happy WOYWW Hugs May x x x x

Spyder said...

Love your Tags, and yes, you're sooo fast, one minute no one's there... (not even Julia) and then there's millions of you! great snoop...off to bed now, Happy WOYWW day
(Lyn) about...#18...(oho how nice)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Amazing tags! and also that you're no. 1 again! I'd love to adopt your goodies and hope they can fly into the Philippines! I love visiting your desk, wouldn't it be marvelous if we could really visit? But this is the next best thing! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Maria said...

Gday from down under, love all that inky madness on your workbench how many stamps do you have?
Is there a favorite of yours that you regularly use on your artwork.....
Okay Soo lovin those goodies, WOYWW I would so be willing to give your goodies a new home.....
Have a spare space somewhere under my cluttered table....

Maria - A real Housewife of the AC

Paula Gale said...

I've not even written my post yet and couldn't believe that Julia has already done the linky thing, and that there are some WOYWWers already linked up!

I Love your tags and your blending is fabulous.

Paula.xxx

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Gorgeous tags Sarah, glad you are enjoying the TH class. Happy Woyww!

Tracy said...

The tags are gorgeous! Trying to squeeze in some WOYWW cruising while I can. Warmly, Tracy #34

Neesie said...

I'm not sure who I am because I'm not doing the on-line course from Mr. T. Holtz! I must be the only one missing out by the sound of it.
Your tags are amazing.
Thanks for letting me take a peek....I suppose this post will self distruct in 5 seconds with you being an secret FBI agent and all ;D
Neesie #33

Scrapthat said...

Awesome job on the tags! I really love your 2nd color combo...the wild honey looks so warm!
Awesome goodies too! :D

Sophia said...

You made me chuckle with the TV commercial reference. LOL

Your tags are stunning. I really love the one with the heart. Very well done. :)

voodoo vixen said...

Love your tags, especially the rich lushness of the birdie/mirror one! I am with you on the packaging... and then when it all gets a bit much chuck it all in the recycle bin!! Annette #22

trisha too said...

Wow, Sarah, beautiful tags!!!

Looks like a lovely mix of goodies, too!

:)trisha
#43

Danielle said...

Your tags are beautiful! I am a bit behind because of a studio re-vamp, but only by a day or two.

Joynana said...

Love your tags and yes I want to take this class too. I love Tim...

sandysewin said...

Wow, that class looks like so much fun! And why did I not ever think to turn that frame stamp sideways?! Sheesh.

Love what you're doing and all the distress products on your desk make my heart go pitter-patter. :-)

Happy WOYWW,

Sandy #44

505whimsygirl said...

Ha. I just laughed when I saw you at number one yet again! You have the timing down!!

I love your tags. The first being my favorite. I've been collecting the hand protectors (?) that come with coffee and have used them for a mixed media painting. I love the corrugated look.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#50

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful! Lovely blog ~ I'm a new follower!
Best,
Anne ♥♥

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations for being #1! these are great tags, Sarah! all those varying shades look wonderful! a bag of prunes, huh? obviously no ants over there. well, i am always willing to adopt some goodies and the box of flowers, the ribbons, the clear stamps and the vintage heart are calling out to me.
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,#21
peggy aplSEEDS

jude said...

Gorgeous tags love the bright colours and your desk nice and inky hun.Have fab wenesday and creative week ahead hugs judex 67

Helen said...

Love your post - adore your goodies, I am sure I could find room for them somewhere... lol!!
Your tags are great - I haven't taken the course (I know, I know!) but.... I was no 3 till the refresh put me at 9 - not bad considering I'd woken in the night to link up (how sad is that!!) Have a great day.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Think the heart tag is my favourite, like the muted colours in it best.
*Cue Film Noire Detective Music*
It was just another ordinary sorta day when that Dunnit broad strolled into my office. I knew she was trouble the moment I laid eye on her.....
Your FBI diaries are fascinating reading :)
Hugs, LLJ #76 xx

Ann B said...

Beautiful tags and although they are from a course that so many are following you have put your unique style on them. I can't stay up late enough to try for a higher spot but al usually up around 6:00 am so link then - overslept this morning - 7:00 am so down to 75, still hey ho.

Ann B
#75

Suzanne said...

All of your tags are stunning, my favourite is the first but I LOVE the colours in the second and third very much. Is the frame in the second one white? Can you get white stamp pads? If so, I want one!!!
Have a great day, Suzanne@desk 90

Tracey Potter said...

Beautiful Tags, love the colours and the designs. Happy WOYWW Tracey #69.

April said...

Glad to hear you're back in your crafty space, bet your glad that's all over with :o) All these tags are lovely, loving the red dress form! More lovely goodies up for grabs, would love to be in with a chance to win those but I think I was lucky enough winning your last givaway :o) Hope you got my email with my addy last week I've been having major problems with my email so if you didn't please let me know and I'll try again using my other halfs email :o) x April #99

inkypinkycraft said...

Great tags, not sure how you got no 1, happy woyww hugs trace x no70

CraftygasheadZo said...

Don't know how you get to no. 1 each week, but good for you! Those tags are gorgeous, I must be in the minority as I'm not doing the TH on-line class. By the looks of things I'm missing out! Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

Annie said...

I'm just enjoying a coffee break while my little munchkins take their nap so thought I'd catch up with a few of my blogging friends and check out what you've been up to this week. So lovely to see the sunshine this week. Gorgeous tags.
Hope your little munchkin is growing well.
Hugs,
A x

Cardarian said...

Ha, ha I don't get why people are so worried about you being nr.1 - it is just a number - well maybe you get more visits that is true but I think it isn't that important! You just seem to be an early ( or late) bird! Anyways to get to the point your tags are lovely - I haven't signed up for TH CC but I might still do!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Helen said...

Hi Sarah - I ended up with number 111 - does that count?!! Your desk looks very industrious as your fabulous tags prove and very TH/Ranger right now. Have fun on your course. Happy WOYWW Helen 111

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Hi Sarah. Glad to hear your back in your own HQ. Hope to see more of it next week...I'm really inquisitive. :-) Love these brilliant tags and especially the one with the batik technique. Hope I can find out more about this. Happy WOYWW. xFranka

Oksana said...

Beautiful tags, loving the batik one with the mirror and sentiment, just lovely. Your desk looks ok to me, just like mine!x

Sheilagh said...

Fabulous Tags, love the colours.

Sheilagh 112

Peggy said...

I absolutely love your tags. I have soem mica I'm going to have to pull it out and use it Guess I've been hoarding it LOL Have a great day

maria f. said...

Arrived here from SSSAS to see your tags. Loved the colorful combo but am overwhelmed by this trio. You have convinced me to get that red embossing powder - is it really Fired Brick - it looks so red red? Love your work.

VonnyK said...

Your tags are beautiful, just love the the mix of colours.
That course sounds fabulous.
Have a great week.
Von #49

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - fabby tags.

Happy WOYWW Sarah.

Hugs, Sarn #79 ish!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Beautiful tags! I seem to be always cleaning in this craft room! Where does it all come from?

Karen said...

WOW your tags are really stunning, I am so glad that you are enjoying your new TH class, your work is gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #91

JoZart said...

Hello Numero Uno!! Love your tags ... really striking and effective and good interpretations with your own slant.
Hoping all's well with you and little bumP and thanks for your lovely comment,
joZarty x

Claudine C. said...

Wow, your just awesome, love all your work and your tags are amazingly beautiful!! YOur work space is always so interesting each week, It's like a game of eye spy!! haha!!

Gabrielle said...

I am loving seeing all these tags! I have signed up for the course but have yet to find five minutes t start it! Loving what you've created though... may be I should put my foot down at home and carve out some 'Tim' time! Much love on a Wednesday x

Lesley Edmonds said...

I love all the layers and vibrancy of your tags Sarah :)
Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway - there are always strange things appearing from under the boxes when you move lol! Enjoy your prunes.

jan said...

Your samples from Tim's class caught my eye!! Beautiful! Enjoyed your post of cleaning the art room and becoming reacquainted with your sewing machine. I too am deep cleaning the craft room and am anxious to use the sewing machine as well! Cheers!

Rita said...

Lovely artistic mess Sarah, I love it when I'm busy crafting with all the things I love around me. Hugs Rita xx

okienurse said...

WOW hadn't realized that you had been #1 for four weeks until I went back and counted. You go girl! Love the tags. I too am enrolled and watching the videos but have been busy doing other stuff and haven't done much in the way of tags...today hopefully. Have a great week and look forward to seeing you next week. Vickie #138

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Lovely tags! So glad you're back "home" again. It must feel great!

I'm doing the class also and equally wary of the fanatics. *sigh* I'm only back at Day 3 but I've already learnt about stuff I have hanging around. It's refreshing!

Cheers,
Susan

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh am loving the tags, especially the batik inspired one, it still leaves wonderful detail, huh. I don't know how you get to Number one each week either, but being the less-estranged aunt of your baby will more than make me continue to pretend to give you the nod.(!)

Craftychris said...

Your tags are amazing! Each one so different but each one so cool! I love the dressform stamp, might have to get that set. I would love to adopt your stash (me and everyone else!) but who knows, I may be lucky! Thank you for the chance and good luck to everyone too xx

Jumbleberries said...

What lovely things you have on your desk this week - you are clever.

Count me for a chance to adopt your stash of goodies.

Jumbleberries xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, I'm impressed that you've managed to make these tags despite being in a state of craftroom turmoil, especially as I've just gone through similar and so know what it's like. I discovered an inordinate amount of packaging too - why do we hang on to it, it's not as if there is going to be a world shortage any time soon :) You must have thought you would use the candy contents sometime, they do look good but count me out of the grab ... I've been very lucky recently anyway so don't want to be greedy :)) Belated happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #145

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Absolutely beautiful tags!! :)

laurie said...

oh my gosh your work is stunning beautiful!

Jaki Morris said...

Love that sewing themed stamp. I just bought one and haven't used it yet so you've inspired me.

I would love to win anything, don't mind how random!
Jaki #149

MvM-design said...

Lovely tags sarah!!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen;-)

Anne Kristine said...

Wow!! Your tags are just gorgeous ♥

Ellie said...

o, your tags are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing that with us! And I wouldn't mind adopting the goodies from you... I'll give it a lot of LOVE!

kay said...

what fabby tags,dress form one is my fave,well done on what seems to be the coveted number 1 spot,have a vision of you just hitting the refresh button on julias blog all night and then the publish button :)
have a great week and i would love to go into your draw for adopting those goodies
#64

Miriam said...

Fabulous tags - gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

#163

Caz said...

There's no way I'd ever beat you to the No 1 spot!!! I'm #163 - a little later than I have been before but always the 100+ numbers!!
Love your tags - I'm a "non-course" person - just couldn't find the time to fit it in and trying to keep to a craft budget :-(
There's plenty of space on my workdesk if your goodies would like a new home - amazing what you find when you have a clear out!
Happy Crafting
x

sandee said...

Loved your post, you are so much fun to read, especially about how you wrangled the #1 spot! I'm suspecting some sort of bribery, will know if Julia wins your give away! lol Adore the tags, wonderful job on them! waving hi from my balcony in the hills of North Carolina :)

Li'l Pidge said...

Well done on No1 spot.....FBI eh? More like the bat phone...does it flash when Julia is posting on a Wednesday?! LOL!

Loving your tags (and your photos, the WOYWW one always looks so nicely presented....any tips?). I am also stalking....I meant participating in the course, about to have a watch of todays videos.

Thanks for sharing
Kyla #174

RosC said...

Hey Numero Uno! Love those tags. Interesting how they are grungy and yet the colours are clear and lively. Sounds as though the TH course is worthwhile, fibrillating and fainting aside ;-) ...as you say.
Ros #127

Barb King said...

Those tags are great. I've got to sign up for that class. That Tim is unbelievable! I would love to be considered for your goody give away, looks like lots of fun stuff.

Barb King said...

Opps forgot to say Barb #170.

Tarnished Rose said...

Great tags! I love all the different colors.

I'll be more than willing to adopt your goodies! Please enter me.

Smiles~
Marilyn

LuLu said...

Howdy and Happy WOYWW!

Beautiful tags - and neat desk. Sign me up for those odds and ends giveaway!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a momnet or 2!


Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/03/woyww-03-28-12-mad-scientist.html

karen said...

Your tags are gorgeous! You have taken the TH technique and mixed in a bit of your own style too! Fabulous!
Love the picture of your desk, I was looking at all the stash out and trying to imagine what you might be making. And then the next pic was the tag itself!
xoxo Karen #180 (no one asks how I get to be last on the list, ha ha!)

Becky said...

I like the frame turned sideways...never thought of that! and Monday's post featured such gorgeous tags! I especially like the eyes on the last one, I can kinda see her whole face (even though I know it's not really there...) ultra groovy. Becky 153

PiHi said...

Lovely tags! My favorite is last one with red mannequin doll. Yummy candy also!

Ginny K. said...

Hi, I just love your tags, they are wonderful. I envy all of you who are taking t!m's class, wish I was able to, but its just not in the cards right now. You are so wonderful to give your extra items away, who wouldn't want some nice stuff to play with, I know I sure wouldn't turn down anything someone offered me for free! Thanks for sharing , your work is very inspirational to me! ~gin~

Laura said...

I like your tags! I was very tempted to take the TH class, but I'm already taking one at BPC right now and knew I didn't have time for both. Happy Thursday from #151.

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous tags, Sarah - mouthwatering colours!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #12

Bridget Larsen said...

I gave up trying to get the No 1 spot, am always at work when it goes up. Love your busy desk and the tags are adorable
Bridget #79

lisa said...

Your desk photo is a piece of beautiful art all by itself, Sarah. You take fantastic shots.
Love the tags, especially the middle one, what amazing colours, I must try that combination.
I would be very happy to adopt your goodies, I would give them an extremely loving home, lol.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #109

Robin Panzer Art said...

Your tags are stunning! Happy WOYWW!

SophieNewton said...

Your tags are just amazing, truly stunning. I'm quite behind on my CC101...but from this it looks like the best is yet to come. Sorry I'm a bit late with the old WOYWW...been a bit ill and playing catchup x
Sophie no.183

fairyrocks said...

Very entertaining post. Stalker you say? and FBI agent....hmmm
Well, I would be able to keep your excess supplies in a witness protection program LOL
Keep smiling and creating, hope you get your room back soon.

Sherry Edwards said...

I'm late, I'm late ... but better late than never! Your Tim Tags are brilliant. I have so far resisted from joining the class thinking will I really learn anything new... wonder if there's still time to sign up!

I saw the lovely article about you in this month's Craft Stamper - very interesting.

I'd love to join in with your generous giveaway if it's still going.

Have a great week x

Sherry (number 3)

Kate said...

Your tags are always fabulous! I love the bright colors mixed in with dark ones and I love the textures! Beautiful.