Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Yet another hot Wednesday WOYWW

Hi everyone,
Our summer is continuing to drag on with temperatures in the mid to high 30s (Celsius) [95 - 104], which aren't out of the ordinary, but the humidity sure is. Anyway, enough whining!

I had a very productive Saturday in which I managed to create 3 pages for this month's Vintage Fat Book, 9 backgrounds for this month's Paperarts ATC swap "Tissue Paper" technique as well as creating a card for my Secret Stamper buddy.

So here is what my workspace looks a bit like this...similar to last week, just with this week's resources.

This month's Vintage Fat Book page theme is "Women in Literature" after a bit of thought I decided on Agatha Christie.  So, this is what I eventually came up with.


I also had to get a start on 9 ATCs for the Paperarts Feb monthly swap.  This month's theme is based on a technique..."Tissue Paper Backgrounds".  So I decided to make my own tissue paper backgrounds using a variety of products; from alcohol inks to home made glimmer mists. I went on to select a focal image, but that was as far as I got...the witty wording/catch phrase hasn't inspired me yet...I have a few days left before I have to have them completed. It will be this Saturday's job.  Here are the ATC backgrounds I finally came up with.

Well, that's enough for this week I guess. Must go and check out Julia's blog "Stamping Ground" and have a look at other people's work spaces.  Perhaps you should check it out too.  Click on the link above.

Until next time.


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sitting up late on a Wednesday night (Thursday morning) WOYWW

Hi everyone,

Well it is now Thursday morning, 1am to be exact , when I should actually be in the land of nod, but I'm sitting up in bed writing this week's blog.

Having had a busy weekend (again!!) not much crafting got done, but I have at least 3 swaps that need to be completed within the next 10 days.  I managed to get a start (and complete) one such swap...a steampunk swap.  Only having been involved in a steampunk swap once before I'm still trying to get my head around the whole concept. In the end, I decided to go with a clock/watch background and added a piece of watch mechanism for each ATC...This is what I ended up with.

As each one is slightly different (except for the same focal image and the hot air balloon) here is the whole set of 9 I completed.

Tomorrow night hopefully I will get a start on my next Vintage Fat Book page.  This month's theme is "Women in Literature" and I think I have decided to go with Agatha Christie as my author.  I will post a postscript by the weekend if I get the pages completed by then.

My work desk, has changed slightly since the past couple of posts...mainly because I ended up doing most of my work on the lounge room floor.  But anyway, here is my "inside" workspace.

Well, that's it for this week, short and sweet.  Thanks for popping by and checking out my blog this week.

Until next time, check out what other, very talented people have been up to this past week...


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Another Hot Wednesday...WOYWW

Hi everyone,
Well it has just gone midnight Thursday (12:02 am to be precise) and I thought I'd share some little creations, not only made by me but also by my two grandchildren Zac (11) and Isabelle (7).

I didn't get much done craft wise except for the little canvas creations we did on Saturday afternoon. These little creations weren't actually created on my work desk, but rather on my front verandah.

P.S. These canvases are 2" x 3" (good fridge magnet size).

A close up of the artwork on my fridge, created by me, my granddaughter and grandson.

The next 4 canvases are created by Isabelle.
We used Copic markers for our artwork.

 This is Isabelle's drawing for her dad.

 Stars in Space

Artwork for mum
Isabelle's artwork to complement my efforts (to come later).

The next few are Zac's effort

 Artwork for mum

Dad rocks!

And efforts

 Happiness is... (notice the similarities with Isabelle's effort


Unfortunately I didn't get much time to stamp, so there wasn't any point in posting a picture of my desk, because it didn't change from last week.

Well I guess that is enough for this warm Thursday...

Oh, just thought I'd let you know that I survived week 1 back at work and today was the first day I actually didn't feel tired...see, I'm back on the horse!

Until next time,
check out the other workdesks.


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

What's on my work desk this very warm Wednesday?

Hi everyone,

Not much looks different on my work desk this week, however, I did get to play a little over the weekend.  Those of you who visited last week would have seen my vintage 5 x 5 fat book, went through a little transformation...firstly because the image wasn't really vintage, so I removed the "goth" vintage and replaced it with a very vintage looking dancing couple.  I also added some simple embellishments and some words.

So, this is what I ended up with in the end.

With the door closed...

And with the door open...

I went back to full-time work this week after 12 months off work, so to say that it has been a little shock to the system, would be an understatement.  I'm sure I'll be firing on all cylinders by the end of the week.

So now my challenge will be to fit full-time teaching around my crafting...hopefully my craft won't suffer as a consequence of my paid work.

Anyway, here is what my desk looks like today...I'm still inside as it is still very 38 degrees Celsius!!

I'm off now to the back room where the air conditioner is blaring. A concept that is very foreign to those of you northern hemisphere dwellers.

Until next time,