**Waving** to all of you WOYWWer's - and to you non-WOYWWer's.
It's the early hours of Wednesday morning (sleeping pattern a tad awry at the moment) so popped over to Julia's (lead WOYWWer) and couldn't believe that there were 24 people already linked up. So I thought before I ended up at 160+ again, I'd get a move on with my blog post. It's just a good job I'd taken my photo's already - even if it was turned midnight and the light was not condusive to the task in hand!
Right, I promise to keep this post short and sweet because I recon that while you are here reading my usual lengthy posts, you could have covered two or three more in the same time (maybe more?)!
First picture of the left hand side of my desk:
In this picture you can see my green collapsible 'bit bin' where I throw all the bits and bobs made while card making, like the backs off of foam pads or double sided tape - you know the things... I am really good though because on the floor I have a small cardboard box where I recycle all the bigger unusable bits plus shiny leaflets like the ones you get in your parcels from Create and Craft - gardening brochures and programme schedules (usually out of date) etc. Then the sheets of cardboard/thin chipboard that come out of packaging is all saved in a drawer with other similar items. One day I'm going to cut loads of mini albums. One day.
Also in shot is some pink tissue paper which my mum gave me - some beads/jewellery supplies came packed in it. The walnut stain is from my sister towards my birthday a fortnight or so ago and i'd literally just opened it. The basket at the back has little card sentiments in it, all sorted by type/greeting and kept in little bags. I bought an A5 box off QVC - they're Kanban ones - there are hundreds of them. I made a card earlier this evening so that's why they're out. The image for the card was already coloured in and die-cut with an oval Spellbinders die - I did that a few days ago along with die cutting the mats for layering (stamped images die cut with oval nesties look great layered on top of labels 10 nesties). The image is of roses which is from a floral collection by Anna Griffin. I'll show them properly in another post.
You can see my small guillotine which is really handy for the small jobs and for matting and layering. The pack of pencils were free from a craft magazine recently, then there is my trusty carousel which is great but takes up a lot of room so sometimes I have to pop it down on the floor to give me a bigger working area on the desk.
Here is the far right of the desk (I could have stitched the pics together for a big panoramic view eh?!!!)... just hanging on the edge of the desk in my trusty ATG tape gun. I've run out of tape and struggling to find somewhere with a good price. The cheapest I've found is Viking-tapes. If anyone knows of anywhere cheaper - I'd really appreciate the details please. I'm after 12mm.
My last picture this week is of a project I've started on but need to finish. I've been sorting out all of my stamps, which are mainly acrylic/clear with some rubber. I put the stamps in an A5 poly-pocket with a sheet of A5 card stock in to support the pocket and prevent it from sagging in. I then file those in A5 ring binders, but I've acquired that many more stamps recently from one or two purchases and loads of free ones from craft magazines, that I need an overhaul of my folders. I bought the green and pink folders from Tesco, but they've stopped doing them - and they were what originally defined the colour scheme in the craft room. It's lacking a bit of colour at the moment, but i'm always pre-occupied with trying to make all the stuff I have in there tidy. I think some of it is going to have to be resigned to the garage.
Apologies for the state of the picture here, my camera seems to be on a setting that I must have accidentally chosen. I'll sort that out and rectify it.
Anyway, that concludes the tour this Wednesday - I hope it was short and sweet (well, short-er anyway).
To join in with the desk hop, go over to Julia HERE and
- Read her post and the directions for taking part
- Leave a comment
- Blog about your own desk
- Link your post to mr linky on Julia's post
- Visit and be visited
While its difficult to get round each and every desk (its a week long job actually), just visit as many people as humanly possible, or that your schedule/life allows.
I'm out this afternoon but will try harder this week to make more visits. Promise.
Anyway, that's me, so enjoy your day, your hopping and happy crafting.
Paula x x x