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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

WOYWW number 10 (well mine anyway)

This is definitely getting easier-mustn't speak too soon. Put the picture I want to appear first on last and Bob's your Uncle. Somehow the perversity of this made it so difficult I had to do a little sketch and write the order number at the side but whatho this morning I just did it!To the desk then. Here you see what I was working on when I left it last night. The new Craftwork Cards Blossom Paper Pack arrived yesterday and I'm determined to use it before I stash it and buy something else. You can see a Perfect Petals template and a sheet of Simply Sayings plus a couple of nestabilities sets I used to cut a handle for the bag in the background. I've now found the perfect spot for my Stampin' Up stamp cleaner. I got it a few weeks ago and it is incredible. Totally worth the investment.
Close up on the bag which is just the ole A5 folded tent ways and a trim off either side. Handle cut with oval nesties-punched and threaded-flower from a CC corsage template. Like this because it is uneven. I shaped the inner flower with a large ball tool which is why a mouse mat upside down is on my desk. Card candy and platinum glitter glue completes the look. There are so many possibilities with this one.
I opened a couple of Really Useful boxes for Spyder. Remember you wanted to see inside the margarine containers? Glitter glues/ embossing powders/flock/liquid pearls/foil it/ wooden beads/tiny googly eyes. Have managed to fit in the new set of ice stickles I got from QVC last week but not upside down which I prefer.
Here we have wire/threads/spirelli.
If you are eagle eyed you may have noticed a large new addition to the room-my fabulous new chair. It's underneath the previous boxes. I have broken two cheap Ikea chairs on my crafting journey so I've invested in a top notch one from Staples. It was in the sale section so I did save a bit! Am expecting great things from this chair-an improved back being high on the list.
That's all for now folks except to say for those of you who haven't a clue what I'm on about get over to Julia's at The Stamping Ground and find out what it's all about. She will welcome you with open arms and so will the rest of the gang.

33 comments:

  1. Thanks for opening your drawers (grin). I am like you. I store my embossing powder upside down, too. I keep my paints on their sides. That way I can see the color better. Great storage idea you came up with. Happy WOYWW.

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  2. Lovely work space, nice collection of crafty stuff.

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  3. Very tidy storage, must do something about mine !!

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  4. Love the bag card, thanks for sharing what's in your tubs :-)
    Anne x

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  5. Hi
    i always put the pics on in the wrong order than have to move them all around! duh. great storage, luv the pretty bag, have good day, sue,x

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  6. Love the little bag card and thanks for showing us your drawers :-)
    A x

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  7. Love the bag that pink patterned paper is gorgeous. Very organised storage too.
    Linbyx

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  8. Loving the margarine tubs Betty, what a clever idea and I do like a bit of creative recycling. I've got one of the stamp scrub thingies too, and aren't they just the best thing since sliced bread? Happy Wednesday!

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  9. oh lots of great things on your desk,love hugs cheryl xxxx love the bag card too xx

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  10. Very important to have a comfy chair to work in! Tis ergonomics or somesuch. Love your drawers!

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  11. Well Betty - I can be eagle eyed - but not THAT eagle eyed... where the chair you said the eagle eyed amogst us would notice LOL!!!!

    Love the hand bag - you are so good at these, i need some of that card candy - keep saying i'm going to get some - but haven't got round to it yet.

    Paula x xx

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  12. very organised hun :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  13. Those are nice pieces from CC...what's the kitchen roll tube going to be then? Love the handbag of course, and off topic slightly - love that little flower shaped storage tub!

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  14. Me again :-)
    I did look for a small embroidery hoop which I thought I had but could only find a largish one - I could've used it but thought I'd just go ahead with the tag. If I'd had some foresight I could've stitched the outline of the tag then done the embroidery onto the large piece of felt before cutting the tag out :-/
    Anne x

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  15. great space today, that paper is gorgeous and the bag look really lovely, good idea using nesties for the handles.

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  16. Gorgeous bag and loved the snoop in your storage!

    xx

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  17. Thanks for the comments on my blog. This is link to the pattern. I think I just googled baby shrug and up it came so here goes
    http://www.theshizknit.com/2008/06/free-pattern-confection-baby-shrug.html

    Its from USA - but pattern is a free download - isnt the internet brill!!

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  18. Yes, thanks for showing us your drawers. Love that blossom paper, I have just got some too, not used it yet.

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  19. Hmm. left a comment that seems to have failed. Was coming back to say, I said Hello to Julie Hickey for you last week at the Craft Barn! Love seeing your drawers. thanks.

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  20. I love your bag - thanks for letting us have a visual rummage in your drawers too :-D

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  21. Great storage and such organisation, you put me to shame!
    xx

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  22. oh Betty-eeeeeeeeeee (There's Frank again) even the inside of your flora tubs are tidy!! They look lovely and now I'm thinking...no...I can't it will have to stay like it!!! bit late today getting round...so started off with my emails...(Thought it might be easier (No) Have a crafty week...and next week can we see....
    (Lyn)

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  23. Beautiful gift bag. Your space looks very organised and what a great idea for those margarine tubs.

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  24. Beautiful bag. Like the Nestabilities storage idea. Thanks for the interesting snoop in your boxes.

    Marilyn
    x

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  25. Great card and I have never thought to store my embossing powders upside down so that I can see the colours - what a great tip! thanks for sharing.

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  26. How organised are you? Love how neat and tidy your 'bits and bobs' are Betty. Everything in it's place!
    Lovely handbag card too.

    Edna x

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  27. Love your gorgeous handbag card and your storage is fabulous too. Couldn't see the chair (but then my days of being eagle-eyed are long gone LOL!)
    On older postings I adore the ATC you made and I'm sure Leonie would have too.

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  28. Hi there Betty, Love your work desk, really tidy (I say very sheepishly) Lots of lovely crafty stuff!!
    Sorry I was difficult to track down, looking thru these answers Can't believe that I didn't leave a comment:(
    On the list of your followers if you just click on the photo that takes you to my blog:)
    Thank you for your kind comments about my son's card and sorry to rub it in about the Craft Barn wknd, the excitement just bubbles over!
    I didn't get your message in Google connect, my fault I'm afraid I was too quick and didn't read the instructions properly but I'm back up and running now. Haven't used it before:]
    I love your pretty handbag card xx

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  29. Beautiful bag you have made
    Enjoy this sunny weather we are having, Hugs Can x

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  30. Oh that bag looks absolutely stunning! And that looks like one comfy chair!! All the best of luck creating in it.
    ** Evi **

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  31. WOW I love all the stash in the marg tubs. Ohh love the new chair in the above post too. Looks very comfy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Hazelxo

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  32. Ooh thanks for letting us zoom in. Your desk looks very inviting & your tubs look so well organised. Thanks for the looksee.xx

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