Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW

Well it is Wednesday, so its time for Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW).  As I am at work every Wednesday my photos are invariably taken on a Tuesday, but I assure you that things haven't changed much since this photo was taken!  My desk has slightly unusual things on it for me...namely my rather chaotic sewing kit!  I hate sewing with a passion...somehow I always seem to get the thread tangled, prick my fingers and get generally fed up with the whole thing...so the project on my desk is a bit of a labour of love. Alex has to go to school on Friday dressed up as a character from his favourite book, and he chose 'Stickman'.  I have to say I was actually quite relieved...a brown pair of trousers, a brownish top with wood grain drawn on it and three green felt leaves sewn on, and a brown hat with woodgrain and leaves, and the costume is complete. I will post a picture of him wearing it on Friday!
Last week I promised you photos of my finished printers tray, so here is the final product - I just need to hang it on the wall now.  If you want to see close ups of the various compartments then please click here.
Crafting wise, apart from making Stickman, I made this card for a friend who is currently having a tough time.  I inked the background first in distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade and fried brick), then stamped the Crafty Individuals stamp over the top and coloured the birds and borders with promarkers.  I finished it off with the Crafty Individuals sentiment. I am entering this into less is more 'birds; one layer', Let's Ink it up 'Anything goes', Stampin for the weekend 'out with the old' (nothing on this card is less than 12 months old) and Stamp scrap and Doodles 'winter birds' (for me birds lining up on a branch against the sunset is a winter scene).
I also made a scrapbook layout following this weeks Pencil lines sketch featuring photos from my 10th Wedding anniversary.  I have had the background paper from My Minds Eye for about 3 years, but never had the courage to use it before. I used a provocraft die to cut out the various hearts on the page, my Martha Stewart lace border punch, a doily, some lace, some paper roses, a letraset rub on (celebration), and Doodlebug Designs Alphabet stickers. This layout also fits with Simon says stamp & show 'Anything but a card', Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'Anything but a card', MTTC 'your favourite embellishment' (paper flowers), Pixie Dust 'hearts' and Speedy Fox & friend's 'border punch'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

32 comments:

Helen said...

I am sure Alex will look great as Stickman (who?!) and thank goodness for easy choices - I hate sewing too. At least you had enough notice....
The finished printers tray is wonderful, thanks for showing us.

Anesha said...

Great costume on your desk. Love your bird card. :)

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Neil # 34

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Caro, I do love the card of the birds - grreat job! thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #67

sandra de said...

Wonderful printers tray project. You must be so pleased how it has come together it looks beautiful.

Chrissie said...

You used a great stamp on your LIM card Caro, it gives the impression of a superb frame!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

jill said...

Great lay out of you anniversary. You did a great job with the printer tray, enjoy the rest of the week happy crafting.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Very pretty robins. I also made a card with a robin and found out a lot of interesting facts about them from fellow bloggers. Great card.

May said...

Love the painters tray, Just love it, great job, your LO's are fantastic, I know what you mean about sewing, I thought that was just me pricking my fingers (lol) May x

Candy C said...

Hi Caro. Lovely scrapbook layout. The background paper is really pretty and love your simple embellishments! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Viv said...

Lovely card and scrapbook page too :O) Viv xx

Katie said...

I love the painters tray. And the costume you are making for your son! That is a wonderful character he chose, I hope he enjoys his costume!

Happy WOYWW! Katie #16

Karen said...

WOW lots of lovely craft creations, I especially love the printers tray, its really fabulous :)

Have a fab WOYWW and have a great week, Luv Karen #86

JoZart said...

Hi Caro!
Love your birdy card for your friend but your anniversary LO is a treasure. Such a lovely memory to treasure.... next one for me is 46 years in July!!!! Eeek!
You costume for Alex should look great but you are lucky it's an easy one to do and not from Pirates of the Caribbean or similar!
Love JoZarty x

butlersabroad said...

I love how your painters tray turned out, great nature theme. I'll look forward to seeing Alex too, he always looks so cute!

Hugs
Brenda 104

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great serene bird card! I love, love, love the finished printer's tray. The nature theme is so excellent. Thanks for sharing everything!

SuzanneK said...

Wow all your projects are stunning, love the printers tray, fantastic. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Tracey said...

Fabulous creations, you are very talented :)
Thank you for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

Anne said...

Great costume idea. Look forward to seeing the photos. The printers tray is wonderful and love the birds card. Anne x

Katie said...

I love how your shadow box turned out! It's quite nice! Fabulous card too!!

katie (112)

505whimsygirl said...

Oh boy - love the box and the card. How sweet of you to think of your friend.

Happy WOYWW
Kay #117

Beckyt said...

great costume and a fab printers tray thanks for sharing :)

Becky #45

Cheryl said...

Your printer's tray is awesome! Love all the different elements. And, the scrapbook page is so pretty. I can see why you were hesitant to use the paper, but it sure made for a lovely page. Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

ScrappnBee said...

LOL! I cannot tell you how many Halloween costumes I have painted on sewatpants to get out of sewing! Glad that I am not the only one with a black sew-ers thumb! Finished printers trey looks AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW- Amanda 40

okienurse said...

great looking projects this week! I am with you on the sewing bit! You are a great Mum! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

Pauline said...

Gorgeous LIM card, beautiful warm colours!

tt.scraps said...

That is such a cute card!!! Love it! And the shadow box!! Wow, that is stunning! Thanks for sharing it on SSDS this week! We are having a DT call...please consider it!
Tammy, SSDS DT

Mandi said...

Your framed birds look fabulous Caro
love the rich tones
Many thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

Designing with Debbie said...

Great creations. Love the shadow box and the scrapbook layout. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Linda said...

Wow this is wonderful! love how it turned out. Thank you for joining our challenge at SSDS this week with your wonderful creations.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Awesome work!!!! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !

Hugzzz

Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Lou said...

Goodness you have been busy I am so jealous of these people that can sew and knit and how easy it seems to come to them I am like you and struggle! I bet your little one will look brilliant in his costume, the printers tray and card is fab. Lou x