Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Whats on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 235#

Good morning, its that time again, and if you're not sure what I'm talking about visit Julias blog to see what I'm talking about. Another busy week, the usual stuff, work, sleep, work, sleep....... and if I'm lucky a bit of crafting in-between, I even managed to get an extra blog post in (you can see it here).

Anyway, here is my desk for this week

Just a few "caught in crystal" backgrounds waiting to be made into cards. The big box is full of black card blanks, started buying them in bulk as it works out a bit cheaper. Problem is where to put it all. Don't tell hubby but I've started to store stuff under the bed! He'll never notice!

Here is a close up of the work in progress:

Trying to be a bit more controlled with the alcohol inks on the backgrounds. The far one is supposed to be a landscape. Here is the first attempt:

Not as good as I had hoped (plus the photo is a bit blurry), the second one turned out a bit better after putting white card behind it

Really pleased how it turned out.

Just before I go for a nosey around the other desks, a quick extra piccie of Jess, because she saw the camera and instantly sat to pose, plus the fact she's just cute!

Bye for now

Donna x


  1. What a great desk!! I haven't used alcohol inks, but those papers and cards look great!! It is always fun experimenting and finding out how things will turn out with certain products..love it :-). Your dog is sooooo cute!! Thanks for dropping by earlier. Have a wonderful week and happy WOYWW.
    Janene #26

  2. Happy WOYWW. Cute Westie. Love that landscape. Ali x. #46

  3. Gorgeous cards - I LUV the backgrounds and that is one adorable dog :-) Give her a hug from me x

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  4. Great desk! I love the colors in those backgrounds and the cards you made look wonderful! Oh yes, I have a lot of stuff under our bed, but then, so does my hubby! What a cute cute dog!
    happy WOYWW!
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS @ 9

  5. H hi. Jess...you're right, she's really cute! loving the white trees on the acetate, will look marvellous over the crystal technique backgrounds...how clever you are.

  6. Oooh Donna, those backgrounds are just gorgeous, what beautiful pieces you've made with them! And Jess is just straight up cute, she should visit with us every woyww!

    Happy WOYWW to you!
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  7. Hi Donna! I've been skipping WOYWW lately but did hop round a few blogs and found yours. Lovely work (and Jess is adorable!). Going to follow you as you have some lovely ideas.

    Do feel very welcome to come and join in the Snippets Playground - Darnell comes to play and you'd be made very welcome, once the girlies frisk you for sweeties!

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. WOW what wonderful background material you have made. They look wonderful made up into cards, clever idea.
    Thanks for the earlier visit.
    Krisha #41

  9. So funny that you are stashing stuff under the bed! and Jess is adorable :) Thanks for your visit earlier.
    Karen no.58 x

  10. I love the effect you have achieved with your cards. Superb!
    What a cutie little poser Jess is...Jo x

  11. thanks for visiting earlier . I thought i was reading about myself when I started to read your post ...work sleep work sleep ..anyway moving on I love your alcohol ink landscapes they are stunning I'm not surprised you are pleased with the result I would be too, as for the backgrounds what great colours I have never used inks on my one day to do list . you did make me laugh re storage under the bed if he is anything like my hubby they will never be found lol have great week ahead. crafty hugs Andrea #29

  12. How cute is your little pup!? I think both of the scenes are wonderful, really stunning. #49

  13. Gorgeous as always Donna! Has Jess had a bath?! Looking very white and cute - little poser!! Lol xx

  14. Love the backgrounds! Had to laugh at the under the bed comment! Reminds me of a few years ago, when Tesco had various packs of toilet rolls on offer over a couple of months- Buy one get one free/ 2 for1/extra rolls free and so on. One thing I have from my Mother is Hoarder Syndrome! We both have enough consumables to last us a couple of years at least. Anyway, I could not pass on the toilet roll bargains every time we went in, and we ended up storing some under the bed. Hubby's comment? Toilet Rolls I'll live with, just don't let me find jars of coffee under there! Running late this week, playing catch-up now. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #57 xx

  15. Your art is gorgeous and Jess is adorable. Found your page via Dianne's Magpiedi-Magpiedi. Looking forward to visiting.