Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wild and Wacky Workdesk Wednesday

I'm going to go backwards this time (so I can be wild and wacky) and starting with the project I worked on.  Many asked to see my new caning pattern anywhere punch in action and so I finally put together a card to show it off:
And here's the desk where it was created at.  I shot the photo at a different angel this time (wild and wacky, ya know).  I realize my desk looks rather staged, but it isn't.  I tidied it up this past weekend and so far have kept it that way.  The caning punch has been on my desk as a reminder to use it.  It is true that I propped up the card for this shot but the rest is as it was.  You can see a roll of my new Tim Holtz tissue tape.  I got a packet of two rolls, one has music bars and the other is newsprint.  I think it will be fun to play with.  You can also see my new Martha border punch called four petal eyelet.  Stuff is still stacked up for Valentine card making.
Here's a wide view.  See, still stuff piled underneath the desk. Don't expect that to change.  Probably, ever.
I'm rather proud of this nest photo as I cleaned off the table top and the little cabinet next to it.  I even poked around in that big white basket that I never touch to see what was in it.  I have no clue what to do with the stuff in it.  There are two Papertrey Ink sets, a box of DCWV pre-printed card bases (autumn themed), a ribbon iron (that I use often), several of the freebies from the UK crafting magazines, and many, many plastic baggies of left over project bits from when I taught classes at my stamp club.  Most of it has places it could go, but ick, it sounds like work to get it there.
I was invited to check out this Snippet Challenge and I just might participate in it.  I often have left over tids and bits from crafting. I tend to stack them up on the top part of my desk.  I don't go back through them very often and that challenge will help with that.  Lately I've been throwing my snippets in a box and sending them to a friend.  Here are my snippets.
Edited to add: Oh hey, I'm terrible at remembering to tell you if you want to snoop around some other people's desk or see what What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday is all about go HERE to Julia's blog, Stamping Ground.

The Fine Print: Caning Pattern punch by Martha, cherry ribbon by A Muse Studio, heart die cuts by Spellbinders, With Love by Penny Black.

43 comments:

Di said...

Go for the snippets challenge - I dare you! OM goodness, I woke up this morning STILL sniggering about the cat and the skillet :)) Di xx.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey now, there are certain people who read this blog who have no idea that a cat cleaned their skillet. ;-)

Neet said...

Great desk shots - and I love that punch. Thanks for visiting me and sharing your craftiness.
Hugs, Neet xx

Karen said...

A lovely tidy and creative space, plus I love the card, its gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Great tidy workspace, happy woyww hugs trace x

Sherry Edwards said...

I think your card is stunning! Love your workdesk - lots going on there - underneath it looks almost the same as mine, but yours is a little tidier I think! I'm not brave enough to photograph mine - lol.

Thanks for already stopping by my desk today :)

Sherry (37)

Bellaidea said...

very cute!

Robin Panzer Art said...

What a wonderful punch your card is so lovely! Happy WOYWW #23 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh boy, is that caning punch fantastic. I love the effect you achieve and that card is gorgeous!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx
PS The cat and the skillet sounds like some weird joke!!

Doone said...

I cannot remember the last time I could get my feet under my desk without sliding them under over or through the stuff already under there...

the card is extremely attractive, i like the precision

dx

Beckyt said...

your desk looks super organised and I really love your card. Thanks for sharing :) x

JoZart said...

Great snoop at all your stuff and your desk tidy is really successful...... lets see if we both can keep it that way eh? Lovely card too,
JoZarty x

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, a lovely organised desk there. Yep, I have a BOX full of snippits and bit and bobs....it always seems a shame to throw them away!

Kyla #39

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Ohh I am in love with your valentines card!

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo lovely workspace! Just fab and I love your card. Kim #81

TangolikeRaindrop said...

I like that caning punch. One of these days I will get back into papercraft, I will! Thanks for your comment re: cookie monster, oh the OH and I had such a belly laugh! I think that sheepskin is going to be forever known as Cookie Monster now! Hehe! :)

505whimsygirl said...

Your card is very cute! Thanks for showing how the caning punch looks - very nice.

You've visited me already (thanks for the comment)!!

Kay
WOYWW
#117

fairy thoughts said...

evedryone seem sto be tidying this week is there something in the air? cute card, I never know what to do with the left overs either
happy woyww
janet #35

Angie said...

That is a gorgeous card ...very elegant ...love the punch.thanks for dropping byxx

Mrs A. said...

I'm really pelased to be able to say yep got one of those and one of them too so not at all jealous until I spotted the caning punch!! I'm jealous as hell now. hugs Mrs A.

voodoo vixen said...

Love your card - Martha certainly has some fabby punches!! I think we all suffer from the saving little bits of paper... I do it for ages then sort them into the round filing cabinet under the desk!!

Tuire said...

Also I have stuff piled under my desk - and all over my working room :) But what a lovely desk you have! Love that card, too!
Tuire xx

April said...

Lot's of lovely things on your desk this week. I too have a stack of stuff piled under my desk, I really do need to sort that out though as it's getting in the way of my feet under there!! :o) Great Card, the punch is a lovely design. x

Lisa-Jane said...

A ribbon iron? I didn't even know there WAS such a thing!

Di said...

Oh no - you set me off again, snort, snort!! :))

Jackie said...

Great desk and your card is lovely.
I've never heard of a ribbon iron, I use hair straighteners!!
Jackie #119

505whimsygirl said...

Hey there. You left the comment on my blog that you saw those creatures from Star Wars (the little snow scene) and you aren't the only one! A friend of mine in town saw the same thing!!!! hee hee

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I love it!!!

Hugs,
Kay
#117

505whimsygirl said...

Hey there. You left the comment on my blog that you saw those creatures from Star Wars (the little snow scene) and you aren't the only one! A friend of mine in town saw the same thing!!!! hee hee

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I love it!!!

Hugs,
Kay
#117

Twiglet said...

Neat little workspace - thanks for the snoop. I am having a rest from making little frocks - I have been making children's dressing up outfits for a friend instead!! Have a good week. x Jo

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Brenda B said...

Great card, that looks like a really useful punch! Sigh, I've stayed away from those up to now, thanks! Am about to pop over to Di's, I need to know what the cat and the skillet story is!!

Hugs
Brenda 104

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations on a super neat desk and lovely card! I like that puncher design! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Penni said...

Love your workspace - thanks for the peek.

Hugs
Penni (50)
X

My name is Cindy said...

Ooh I never thought of showing what is under my desk - that way true horror lies!! I have one basket of 'things that were left over or didn't quite get used up stuff' and I've just discovered another one I'm too scared to look in. I hope it's full ofthings that should beon the wall but I'm not entirely sure, or sure I will ever find out! Loving your desk, thanks for stopping by to see me Cindy #36

minnie_mac said...

Thanks for showing your caning punch card. Very effective.

Marilyn

lisa said...

What a lovely tidy desk. Don't look under my desk, that is definitely wild and wacky!!
Hugs Lisax #101

buggalcrafts said...

i pile under the desk too! luckly i'm short!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...
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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Judy, I do so love your wild and wacky post :D thanks for showing the great punch you spoke of last week - it is really impressive. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #67

MaggieC said...

Thank you for showing what you are up to this week. I am finding the Snippets challenge fun, as it is encouraging me to use the odd bits I might have thrown away. My cards at the moment are all small, so I can use the bits in my box for base cards. It is also making me think a lot harder for inspiration. xx Maggie #70

Katie said...

I love the card!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16

The Crafty Chick said...

How brave you are revealing under your desk. The mind boggles. All of my under-desks are truly horrific. No I could never share that!! Your work space looks very inviting though!
Leandra

Lou said...

Just managing to make it round to a few more desks before the fun starts all over again tomorrow, I didn't realise how long it takes to leave everyone comments rather then just peeking at their desks, Hope you have a great day Lou #94