Wednesday, 14 January 2015


Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope you are well this Wednesday and ready for a quick hop around the world of workdesks. I love these Wednesday trips to places far flung, sometimes colder than here and sometimes a lot warmer. It definitely cheers up the dark days of January.

Here is mine as of yesterday afternoon. It hasn't changed any since the photo was taken.

I am experimenting with a technique I found on Pinterest and have been having fun playing with some stencils I'd forgotten I had as well as some stamps that I've had for ages but haven't seen ink up until now....
I intend to do the same technique but experiment with other colours next. This  actual using stuff instead of just buying it is great fun!!!!!!

The Brusho backgrounds from last week have also been put to good use and I made one of them into the cover of this book that now holds some clear stamps.

It's some old cardboard packaging that has been painted with acrylic paints in the same colours as the Brushos and I then stamped the raindrops on top to match the the topper.  I have stored my clear stamps in these little books for a long time, each one being for a different type, i.e. sentiments, backgrounds etc so I can actually find them when I want them as they fit on my little bookcase.

Before I pop off today I just wanted to share these glittery critters that my MIL knitted for my daughter for Christmas.

 LLJ was having a go at them last week so I thought I'd share ours. MIL also knitted some for my friend but didn't sew them up before she gave them to her as she didn't have enough stuffing and my friend had us all in stitches when she wore them as hats!!!!!

Well, that's me today. If you want to share your desk with us then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

I'll be round to see what you've been up to after work so have a good Wednesday and Happy Crafting!


Julia Dunnit said...

Morning Lisa, how nice to see a calm and in use with lovely stuff desk!! Well done you for making time to try something new, and it looks fab. Like the brusho background transformed into a cover, it looks really great and hey.. A proper useful make!

Bridget Larsen said...

That is a very nice technique and I love the colour combination you have used
Bridget #1

Annie said...

I'm enjoying another twinnie fun day here so am just grabbing 5 mins to visit my fav blogs.
Where would we be without Pinterest? I use it lots too. Love those hedgehogs 😃
Annie x #26

sandra de said...

Don't you just love pinterest. The amount of time I spend gazing at all the wonderful ideas... at least you are giving the project a go. What you have done so far looks fabulous, love the colours. Had a giggle over your friend wearing the glittery critters. Have a good week.
sandra de @25

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOVE the glittery "critters". They are just so cute!!! I'm glad to see that someone is being "good" because so far it hasn't worked for me. I know, I'm hopeless, lol!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #17

Lucy said...

I'm all for glittery critters-the hogs are amazing! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Lucy #24 woyww x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Lisa! Lovely, colourful background in the first photo and great idea to store your stamps in a handmade book. Cute hedgehogs too! (not suitable for wearing as hats though, LOL!) Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @@ InkyDinkyDoodle #47

Shel C said...

That card technique looks lovely. It is fun & rewarding when you find a stamp you haven't use in awhile (or ever) Almost like a gift from yourself :) Shel #56

StampinCarol said...

Isn't Pinterest fun!!! I have so many cool cards and MORE pinned. I like your book! Very cool with the raindrops. And your critters... so fun!!! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #58

Angela Radford said...

Hi lisa, love all the stamps you've used and the colour schemes. I have promised myself that this year I will try and use some of my older stamps and stencils. Thanks for the visit to mine. Until next time, happy crafting, Angela x 33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I wouldn't have worn them as hats!!! Lol...not telling you what I would have done... ;-). The hedgehogs look really great, I'm knitting a Hedwig at the moment!
Love your other non knitting crafts too!
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Lisa so great to see your desk again.. and love the first card you are working on with your stamp and rounded separate butterfly wings looks great! ah brushos one day .. they are too dear though for mo...

..and as you said we need to get better at using stash.
Am always amazed at folks who decorate things they use for craft never seem to do that a dont have enough time to make what I have to make :D

Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy belated WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #44

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Michelle G said...

That inking looks gorgeous.78

Sunshine Girl said...

Lots of lovely inking there! I too am trying to use up stash I have bought ages ago and not used (I even have those raindrops bought last November that haven't seen light of day!) maybe I will now I have seen yours! Thanks for visiting me. Sunshine Girl.

Hettie said...

Pretty card there. I think we are all on a campaign to use stuff, me included.
Only a few weeks now Honey. That will fly by! Hubby asked if we were wearing pink carnations. I told him silly! I am allergic to the darned things. We will be wearing WOYWW badges of course!! Doh! Men can be so silly!

Kyla said...

Brusho, raindrop stamps and pinterest.....3 things I have also been playing with recently also! I used the same stamp in a couple of cards 2 blog posts back-small world!

Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #23

Eliza said...

Work work looks great and what a good idea using stuff instead of buying all the time. Love your work. Sorry i am getting around really late, life is hard sometimes and finding time even harder.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda