Wednesday, 12 January 2011

What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Well, it may be another year but these Wednesday’s keep coming round faster than ever.
It doesn’t seem two minutes ago that I was telling you I had a clear desk ready to do my tax return, which incidentally is now done, and now I’m here again with a desk that’s looking a little more cluttered.

So what’s there to see this morning?

Well, there’s evidence that I’ve been busy in the last few days because there’s a box full of stamps and wet’n’dry foam that needs cleaning and putting away in their rightful places, there’s my spice rack full of gorgeous colorful flowers and there’s also my latest copy of Craft Stamper that postie brought on Monday.
I subscribe to this magazine each month in the hope that I will learn some new techniques and be more adventurous in my card making but sadly that hasn’t really happened yet and more than a year down the line I still always manage to stay inside my comfort zone.
Hopefully things will change… day!

The magazine is actually strategically placed on my desk, hiding the project that I’m working on.
It’s going to be a surprise gift for someone who often visits my blog so all I can tell you is that it’s a 12 x 12 layout (not something I make often) that is destined to end up in a frame and the inspiration for it came when I was blog hopping for last weeks WOYWDW and visited Lisa’s blog, Lisa’s Craft Garden

Whenever I visit a blog for the first time I like to spend a while looking back at the all the projects they’ve made. Lisa’s work is simply beautiful, especially her gorgeous boxes and the sugar craft work she does but what really caught me eye while I was snooping was this layout that she had made over a year ago.

It’s a stunning piece of work and seeing it gave me the idea for my project, so I scrap lifted it…I hope you don’t mind Lisa.
That’s all I can say for now without giving away what I’m up to but when it’s finished and the person has received it I’ll show you the finished article I promise.

Thanks for stopping by this week………and all the other weeks, your comments are always welcome and most appreciated.
I’m off to Julie’s Stamping Ground now, where our great leader Julia presides over the biggest weekly blog hop ever.
Why not come and join in!

See you all soon


Karen said...

Your desk looks like a very creative desk, thanks for sharing it :) I too sub to CS, its a fab magazine isn't it??

Enjoy your Wednesday,
Karen #92

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with having a comfort zone and spending lots of time there! TFS your desk!

Twiglet said...

Great set of cards below and I am wondering what you will do with the rainbow/flowers LO.

Chrissie said...

Your desk looks dead neat Sue. Like you I have that magazine, but rarely do I have all the things necessary to do justice to any of the projects!
That's my excuse anyway!
Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

I really wish I could get craft stamper over here, it's a great magazine. Love that project of Lisa's, no wonder it gave you inspiration.

Brenda 99

S said...

Lovely layout - it's snowing here so flowers are a welcome change of pace.

Katy - CS Editor said...

Come on, out of that comfort zone woman! I shall be watching until you try something in this issue and blog it LOL! Glad you are enjoying the mag and that LO looks gorgeous, what a lucky friend you have.

Wipso said...

Love Lisa's design and really look forward to seeing what you will do with it.
A x

Marjo said...

Looks like a lot going on there today. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Susan Allan said...

Your desk looks lovely, but when I looked in your spice jars I saw buttons. Oh, I know where your flowers are! They are on your lovely creation further down. Can't have too many flowers.
Sue xx 67

——>Katie Bolinger said...

LOVE the spice rack.

okienurse said...

Very nice! Lots of fun things on your desk. Love the rainbow flowers!

Nicky said...

Love your desk and really like the item on the right is it a spice rack? ~ Nicky 45

Tracey Brossart said...

Neat desk and love that flower rack you have that a spice rack? Clever! Beautiful layout all those swirly flowers!

Thanks for the peek! :D


MaggieC said...

Lisa's design is beautiful and it will be interesting to see what how you interpret it. Excellent use of the spice rack.

lisa said...

Well Sue, How lovely. I came back to have a nosey after you visited and now I'm sat here glowing. You have written the nicest things and I'm so glad you found something to inspire you. This LO was from awhile back so thank you for spending the time going back through my blog. It is one of my favourites too and one I've ofter thought to revist. Scrabooking is my first love but I get so little time for it these days amongst everything else.
I shall look forward to seeing what you create for your friend.
I love your little tower of flowers and I have my CS on my desk too sitting there to inspire me.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Kezzy said...

I have been subscribed to craft stamper for over two yrs and I'm the same as you keep wanting to do bits but can't get out of my comfort zone hopefully this year that my change lol

Anonymous said...

Oh that is pretty. I love CS - right now it's the only mag I get. wonder what you are working on.....?

Mary Anne