Wednesday, 4 September 2013



I thought I'd have a go at WOYWW (What's on your workdesk? Wednesday - for those who think I've gone mad with my post title). I've always liked looking at other peoples desks to see what they've been up to, I'm a bit nosey like that, its like walking around the streets at this time of the year when people are putting lights on in their front rooms but not shutting the curtains! Anyway here's what I've got on it today:

A bit messy, but I wouldn't be a proper crafter if it wasn't

As you can see I have a few things on the go, the purple (that colour again) arrangement is a thought I'd had about using up some butterflies I had left over from another project (you can just see the rest behind the distress ink), but I don't really like it and as the butterfly isn't stuck down I may do something else with it. The main piece on the craft sheet, and the bits on the RHS are water colour paper backgrounds made with distress ink, that's not quite worked out either, so I'll put it away in my "bits" drawer and perhaps try again with it another time. There's always loads of unfinished bits lying around that I don't really like at the time, some get transformed into other things, the rest end up in the bin, after all its only a bit of card

Perhaps it will be a bit more exciting next time.

Going to have a nosey at everyone else's desks now

Bye for now



  1. Oh what gorgeous colours and stamps you've used! I don't have any stamps like yours to try my two distress inks on, but maybe I'll have to ask Santa! ♥ Karen ♥ 68 x

  2. Talking of purple, have you ever read the poem 'When I am an old woman' by Jenny Joseph? A very light hearted look at life, and that colour! Anyway, enough nonsense - I don't think you should throw anything away. One day an idea will come to you and you will be able to use what you've abandoned as the starting point for something wonderful. Have a good WOYWW week, kind regards, John-W #51.

    1. Just read the poem, love it! I shall start practicing now! Donna

    2. Never too early to start practising!

  3. Your watercolor backgrounds are amazing. I love that technique. happy crafting #1

  4. I really like the purple card with the butterfly - and the flower stamped images with the painted backgrounds are beautiful. Well done.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #50

  5. I love the card at the front with the flowers and text, what a great stamp. I absolutely applaud your 'its only a bit of card' sentiment, I used to be precious about the things I didn't like, but I am over that now and things get binned. Cx #98

  6. so glad you mend in, welcome to WOYWW! I love the watercolour images on your desk..don't set them aside..mount them and use them!!

  7. No, no, no, . I LUV the butterfly card - GORGEOUS !!! The stamped images are lovely - I think I have that stamp somewhere... I must furk it out !!! :-)


    IKE in Greece #67 xxxxx

  8. You will not regret joining us - and I love the idea of your scissors hanging there. I keep mine in a box which gets moved about a bit so now I'm thinking............
    Bishopsmate #48

  9. The butterfly card is beautiful...

    Theresa 102

  10. LOVE the purple card with the butterfly! That is the first thing that caught my attention. Will have to scraplift the idea and try it for myself. It should go to a good home where it will be appreciated...4322 old springdale...... He hehe. Will keep up with your posts to get other great ideas. Thanks for sharing you crafting world.

  11. I love the purple butterfly card, I'll have it for my birthday!