Wednesday, 11 May 2011

WOYWW 101

Evening lovely Crafters. Two posts in two days, wonders will never cease.

I've been AWOL from WOYWW for several weeks but was determined to join in this week. I've been missing my weekly fix of nosiness. If you're not sure what I'm wittering on about, pop over to see Julia at Stamping Ground and all will become clear.


Here is my desk as I left it last night. Nothing has changed today because I've been out on a school trip to RHS Harlow Carr with DD's class, pond dipping and running round a meadow with an insect net. Great fun!! It's absolutely amazing what is all around us that we never even see.

Anyway, back to the desk. My friend asked me if I could make her a bookmark and just said she liked purple. My first attempt was using a Kanban set of birds and I decided yesterday to make a more arty one with the TH Umbrella Man so that she had a choice. The second bookmark has just been gessoed and is waiting for it's coat of Cosmic Shimmer glitter paint before being decorated.

You can also see my books of clear stamps in their handmade covers ready for some quick thank you cards that need making and also hiding in the corner two, yes two, boxes of delicious Thorntons choccies, my Easter eggs!!


I can report back that my friend chose the bird bookmark and here is a close up of the front and back. I stamped and clear embossed the images onto Grungeboard and then painted them with H2o paint before rubbing the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well so far. We are over half way to the weekend yet again!!

19 comments:

Sarpreet said...

beautiful book cover and bookmark, Thank you for sharing, Happy WOYWW 101, not long left to WOYWW 104 - the second anniversary! #2

Spyder said...

You still have Easter choccies!!?!! (I'm such a piggy when it comes to chocolate..) Crafty space looks nice a creative my crafty space is now messy again and I've only been home a few hours! Thank you for the snoop!! Happy WOYWW!! Lyn ((hugs)) #42

Claire Phillips said...

That looks like a busy desk! Lovely bookmark - gorgeous colour. Its now pouring here so glad I made the most of the good weather - just now have loads of card orders to catch up with! Cheers Claire x

jude said...

Lovely desk this week.Glad your friend liked the book mark it is beautiful love the colour too!
Happy Creative Wednesday
hugs Jude x8

Sam said...

Oooo. That birdy is soooo pretty I think I would have gone for it too!! Very busy desk there! Happy Wednesday!!

Sally H said...

Stunning bookmark, almost as beautiful as my birthday card! Thank you, Lisa! How apt was that straight after my cake post! The stamp is gorgeous. Is is a chocolate baroque one? Hope your cupcake book is as lovely as mine is - mine is called Love Bakery and has some very yummy looking recipes!

Lisa-Jane said...

They are beautiful! I love that colour scheme.

Lisa Jane said...

what pretty Bookmarks .. love the lilac shades.. and thats a tidy desk lol.. compared to mine
Lisa x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Lots of work there, Lisa, and did miss you! .. I just love the bookmark with the bird too and can understand why your friend chose i.. thanks for lovely words on my blog too...happy WOYWW101 thanks for sharing .. Shaz in oz.x

Emma said...

What a fabulous desk and so many interesting looking things going on! :)

Love the bookmark and great minds, think alike...I've just used those exact stamps in this months, Making Cards Magazine! I think we have the same taste. :)

Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Jill said...

That's what you call a busy desk Lisa, looks as if you are doing lots of things. My craft room is in a mess at the moment (and its only very small!) as I have decided its time to go thru' all my 12x12 cardstock and re-arrange!! Jill

JoZart said...

Lovely bookmarks from a great desk. lots to spy, including those Thorntons Boxes!! Empty I bet! What do you use Science Putty for please? am I missing out on something I should have but don't?
Hugs jo x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Oh Wow! Such a fabulous desk. The bookmark is gorgeous, and I love your clear stamp folders. Shaz #106

SueH said...

You know Lisa; I really must get my H2o’s out.
It’s funny how you go from always using then to never using them at all but your bookmarks have inspired me to have a play I think.
Your friend must have been so thrilled with it because it’s so beautiful……mind you I’m biased because it’s in my favourite colours.
Happy WOYWW!
Sue
X

Julia Dunnit said...

I have the Kanban birds set and must say I've used them and used them..and never thought to put the biggie on a bookmark! Are you going to give friend the choice..be interesting !!

sandra de said...

The bookmark is absolutely gorgeous, I think I will have to invest in some bird stamps. Hope you don't mind I have a question.... how do you use the science putty??

mustavcoffee said...

Good morning :0) That's a very pretty bookmark love the colours and your book cover is really gorgeous from what I can see, great work:0) xxx

sandra de said...

Thanks Lisa for the science putty update. It sounds cool. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing out on some secret crafting stuff!!!

MaggieC said...

That is such a pretty bookmark, Lisa. I would be so delighted to receive a treasure like that. Thank you for your lovely comments last week. I have only just got round to reading them as we were away in Wales, and some silly fool forgot to take the dongle for the laptop, so no internet access.