Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. I very nearly didn’t join the register this week, time seems to have run away somehow but the thought of not chatting with all of you and sharing your desks was making me unhappy so here I am. If you want to join in the fun of WOYWW then make sure you pop over to see the Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

Before I share  my desk  this morning I just wanted to thank you all for your wonderful words of encouragement last week over my daughter’s art teacher. You reassured me that I was not being a typical  stressy parent. Thankfully DD is not the type of person to take it to heart and it won’t stop her doing her best. She made me a beautiful card for my birthday, but then I am biased!!

So, here’s my desk today.

Not very exciting I’m afraid. I have just been finishing off some cards I’ve been making with one of the free Craft Stamper stamps before getting down to some DT work. I’d already stamped and coloured the images and sorted out the card so wanted to get them done otherwise they’d sit in a box half finished for months.

I spent the weekend having a lovely time playing with a canvas. Again inspired by an article from the January issue of Craft Stamper by  Hels Sheridan and here it is waiting to find a bit of wall space in my craft room.

I have so many stencils that rarely see the light of day so it was great to find a new way of using them by pushing texture paste through. I love the result it gives and will definitely be experimenting further.

I mixed the flowers up with bought and handmade and didn’t have any metal cogs so die cut some and embossed them with brass WOW powder.  

Well, that’s me today so thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you at a desk near you later in the day.

Have a Crafty and Happy Wednesday.


die amelie said...

"Very well organized" is exciting for ME! Love your workdesk - the storage looks very practical. Especially the punches on the wall are great!!!!

Have a wonderful WW!

die amelie #66

Beryl said...

Wow. Your canvas is amazing. I hzve to confess I haven't even read the January of February Craft Stampers. Will have to have a browze for that project sometime today.
Beryl xx

Helen said...

Morning Lisa your canvas is lovely. The photo of the texture you achieved is fab. I can see why you would do this again - I might have to get some of that texture paste myself ;-) I lovingly store my craft stamper stamps on the magazines but after seeing your fab card I may just have to rectify that!!! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 55

sandra de said...

Hi Lisa, your canvas is stunning, the colours you have chosen and layers you have built make this a beautiful project. You could never tell that the cogs are die cuts and embossed, they really look the part. I also love using stencils with texture paste the effect is so cool. I think the Craft Stamper mag always has such interesting projects and in the UK they always seem to have great give aways. We rarely get extras in Ozzie magazines, so I no longer subscribe. But I think I might have to check out the UK mag. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @76

JoZart said...

Super tidy desk considering those gorgeous pieces you have created. Love the composition of them and also the colour schemes. Your artwork is stunning,
Love jo x

Alison Scott said...

Glad to hear your daughter hasn't been put off by that teacher incident.
Your canvas is wonderful and looks fabulous.
Alison #72

Helen said...

Oh, Lisa that is fab!! It will look gorgeous on the wall. Have a great day. Helen, 9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, that canvas is sooooooo pretty!! How clever you are to create all the layers and textures....I have to admit that I don't understand half the terms that you're talking about!! lack of paper crafting know how, I'm afraid!
I laughed when you mentioned elephants on your comment!! That's just what it looks like...great big piles of dung all over the place. Sigh.....
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow Lisa! Way to go! Love Love Love that canvas! If truth be told I think I prefer it or is it cos it is purple I wonder! Whatever, it is gorgeous!
Sorry I missed your birthday. Happy Belated one to you!

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a gorgeous canvas!!! You did a fantastic job and need to hang it up ASAP!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #12

Jill said...

Ooh Lisa what a great canvas, really love it! Hope your weather has improved - ours has been very wet and windy! Jill x

Ria Gall said...

Your canvas is stunning and I have seen Hels one in the flesh, yours would sit very nicely side by side with hers. Beautiful
Ria #44

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Lisa, how could you describe your desk as not very interesting - look at that lovely card! And then you just chuck in the canvas. If you're enjoying the paste, have a look for Dreamweaver paste to -it's pearlised and self textured and Scrummy!

Annie said...

Really love your canvas....such an artisitc eye :-) So glad your daughter wasn't put off by the teacher with her art.
I'm rather late in getting round today but have had to wait til my twinnie grandees went home first...they arrived yesterday morning and had their first sleep over without Mum and Dad last night....just magic :-)
A x #62

Sandy Leigh said...

Lisa, I love the side shot of your desk! Your card is so pretty. I agree--I have a lot of stencils put away that I've completely forgotten about. Well, yes, I LOVE Downton Abbey, and I've watched it from the beginning. Currently we are on Season 3, and have just seen the episode where we lose Lady Sybil. Oh, that was so terrible!! I am on the edge of my seat until it comes on again Sunday night!! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

JoZart said...

Wow! Lisa, thanks so much for "roping" in the new recruits. If they contact me I will certainly express my thanks. I've had 3 quilts in by post, plus mine so they'll be starting to get to the children by next week. I have to machine embroider the fabric labels for them as I've offered this to everyone who sends one here.
love Jo x

Di said...

Way to go Lisa - fabby work! Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

SueH said...

Well there’s no desk pictures from me this week but I just wanted to stop by a few friends to see they were up to.

That canvas is amazing Lisa, I love that textured finish and such beautiful colours too……you would never guess that Mauve is my favourite colour would you.
Happy Crafting!
x x x

Ann B said...

Lovely canvas and cards. That butterfly freeby from craft stamper is one of my favourites. Glad you are joining in with the quilts. I cut my squares last night and have been sewing all afternoon and have finished the front panel. Now 'all' I have to do is the edging, the backing and make a bag - doesn't sound too bad if you say it quickly.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Ann B

MaggieC said...

I have not bought a magazine for a long time. I think it is probably time to have a nose to see what is around. That card is so beautiful. It almost makes me regret giving all my flowers to our eldest granddaughter. By the way, she informs me that she wants all my little tiny scraps to cut up for mosaics. I will show my butterfly card later this week. xx Maggie #11

Shoshi said...

What a beautiful piece of work that canvas is, Lisa. It's stunning. Well done you! As for your desk, it looks very organised.

Thanks for your lovely comment - so glad you approve of my new spoke guards! I am starting to feel better now, after feeling pretty exhausted (only to be expected but sooo worth it - the craft show was such fun!) and we've had quite a week one way and another, with mum falling and hurting her leg, and some progress at last with our house move.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #111

fairy thoughts said...

your canvas is gorgeous, the projects Hels makes are very inspiring.. love your colours. thanks for stopping by, yousaid you are making a quilt for lillybo but are not sure where toi start. Can I suggest starting with about 4 colours and just cut squares and arrange them in a pattern. If you have any problems there is lots out there..... on WOYWW or you tube it is easier than you think....good luck

BJ said...

Oh love your cards, the pink one on your deska nd the purple one withthe paste, really ought to try that it looks SO effective. Thanks for popping by my desk - BJ#42

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Lisa just gorgeous work ..

I love it ...that colours and textures is delightful clever work.. and love the card on your desk too!

So glad DD is not discouraged by the lack of wisdom and understanding by someone who is to teach her.

Am sending big blog hugs, dear friend, Shaz in Oz.x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Lisa!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me. So sorry I haven't been around much - time keeps running away from me!!

LOVE the purple card!!!!!

Kay xxx

April Story said...

Your canvas is lovely. I'm glad your daughter is strong enough to overcome those who choose to belittle others to make themselves feel better.
April #101


A fabulously decorated canvas Lisa - the flower spray is wonderful, and I love your choice of colours. Great job with the stencils and texture paste too.
Hugs, Sylvia xx