Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Crafty Sort Out …….WOYWW (#117)

Good morning my fellow What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesdayer’s!

I’ve actually made a big effort to get here a bit earlier this week seeing as it was turned 5pm when I joined you all last week. Julia our blog hop leader must have thought I wasn’t coming, I was so late.

My desk this morning is a mixture of new and old stash and a newly started project, which translates to one enormous clutter.

I started yesterday morning with the idea of making myself a new address book , you can just see it at the back of the table.
I was so fed up with my family and friends moving house and having to cross out entries making my current book look a real mess that I decided to try and make a ring binder type book, then doing a separate page for each person so that if anyone else should ever move I can just remove the old page and add a new one.
The theory sound good but will it work…….we shall see!

As you can see, I didn’t get very far.

This is the start of the two panels for the front and back.
I’ve run some Black card through my Cuttlebug with Nesties and an Embossing Folder and then swiped across the top with a VersaMark Pad and clear embossed it. The next step was paint it with Acrylic paint, wait for it to dry slightly and then wipe off some of the paint with a damp cloth, leaving it looking slightly distressed.
At this point I’m not sure what was more distressed, the covers or me because I don’t use Acrylics very often and I was getting in a right old state Lol!

While I was waiting for it to dry completely I got a bit waylaid.
I started having a sort out of craft bits I don’t use any more, mostly rubber stamps but other bits and bobs as well and I spent the afternoon getting some of it on eBay, which explains the piles of stamps still scattered all over my desk this morning.
If you’re interested in seeing what’s up from grabs there’s a full list Here with pictures and links that will take you to the eBay page or you can click the link at the top of this page.

I’m especially hoping to sell lots of the cross stitch threads because they are being sold to raise money for the Kids Company stitching project that I stitch for. If anyone is interested in them you can contact me direct rather than go via eBay because I had 30 or 40 of them.

Finally on my desk I have some new goodies.
While I was having a sort out postie came and brought me some new Promarkers, Distress stains and this gorgeous Penny Black stamp……..can’t wait to play with this one.

Well that about it from me this morning but before I go I just want to say that I hope everyone over there on the East coast of America are safe and well after that enormous storm. I can’t imagine what it must be like living with that threat every year.

So, I’ll be round to see what everyone is up to later.
Take care and …………

Happy Crafting!


Annie said...

When you get to the 'P's let me know :-) Good luck with the project.
A x

Anonymous said...

Lovely busy desk Sue, hope the clear out goes well. Looks like some going out and more coming in, lol! Love that PB stamp, it's on my wish list. Did you see the PB blog the other week? They made a stunning card with that stamp.

Brenda 72

DottyA Cards & Things said...

That looks like a Great Start to your project to me!!! and it's so much fun onec you get started sorting thing out, you just never know what you'll find!!!

Lisa-Jane said...

Oooh that stamp looks great! Hope you get lots of response to your e-bay items. I was thinking about putting mine into a random grab bag type thing. Its great to have a clear out now and then isn't it.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Out with the old (for charity) and in with the new (for you) - it's a win-win situation as far as I can see :D Hugs LLJ xx

Angie said...

I didnt do a woyww this week but thought I'd drop by some friends. Wow what a busy desk what you are up to ...and that stamp is gorgeous ...cant wait to see the cards you create. xx

Doone said...

you know from seeing what I did to Jo's table that you are really not messy by comparison, enjoy your time with your friend,and stay in touch with her by web, I know it isn't the same as in person, but it's how I stay in touch with my worldwide spread out friends...and often 'writing' is just as much fun because you really think about what you want to share.

Sam said...

Funny we should both be making address books!!
I love eBay too! And that Penny Black stamp is gorgeous. One of my favourite makes.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with that image!
Thanks for your kind comments.

jude said...

good luck with the address book hope it works out.Cant wait to see finished.Im also having clerout so pop by blog you may fancy some
happy woyww
hugs judex 20

Twiglet said...

I wonder what letter you are on today!! It sounds a bit like me - starting something and getting sidetracked. However - if you are on B - add my name to your book! lol. x jo

Tertia said...

What a fantastic PB stamp that is! Love it. Your addressbook is such a great idea and I think it will work like a charm once you are finished. Love the cover.

sasa said...

That's a fab stamp- full of potential. Love the book - it's started and that's half of it...great texture!
Thanks for the peek
Sarah at 4

Kathy said...

Your desk is looking a very busy place, Sue, Good luck with that project of yours!