Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WOYWW #253

Happy WOYWW Everyone! That is short for “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, the brilliant blog hop initiated by our lovely hostess, Julia at The Stamping Ground….and you can see all the deets there.

OK, I’m nothing if not persistent!  Today’s desk is a continuation of the last 3 weeks. And you can see a progression from mass destruction through ”making it work” to enlightenment….sort of…getting there…

You see, I received my new Sizzix shipment with the backing pieces for my Pop and Cuts Butterfly die, oh , and I also got the Pop and Cut’s Label Die…And I’ve got them all working now, only to find out that you really need a much stiffer card than 65#, especially when using DI stains and other wetter mediums!  See, enlightenment…next week will be perfect! 

What is left about after my flurry of craftyness?  What was to be my Sister In Law’s  BDay card, but which will now be redone on double weight cardstock. The parts that will be layered on the flippy part are sitting on top of an ink pad up by the cleaner and diamond glaze bottles.  You can see my first attempt on the right, but my stain marbling didn’t work as well.  Yes, Hettie, those are my messy ink sponges on the side, and one of the stencils I used up above the numbers, perfect for a birthday card.  Oh, and stacked to the left, starting with the cattail stamp, are my new Northwoods Stamps, and at the bottom out of sight…a husky puppy litter!!! Just wait to you see it!!

And there is a scrap top left, and the black rubber stamp, which is one of the limited edition cat stamps from Magenta…which I used for my Brothers BDday card. I did take a picture of that…so here it is;Not very "guy-ey" but he likes cats, and the saying fits his cat.  And next week I’ll show my Mother in Law’s BDay card, which I forgot to take a picture of, as well as the Redux II from the pieces you see. 

 So, there it is…now go stop by Julia’s and hop around the world to other great desks! Happy Crafting everyone.


  1. Have fun with your new supplies.

  2. Oh wow, the kitty card is amazing! And persistence is a good thing in art, right?

    #13 this week with
    fairies, a please, and
    a thank you!

  3. Oooo Hark at me being told!! I bet you will be glad when you get this card right - I would have given up long before now!!
    Love that cat card. That is a compliment from a non cat lover!!

  4. Yes, you are always on my list to swap with automatically! Love your desk and the cat card. Marmalade has just stalked off out the house after breakfast! I agree that you need a decent weight card to mess with inks on as it curls and does its thing otherwise.

  5. What a it! haven't managed to stop by lately for which I'm sorry now..!! Helen 11.

  6. Hi there...! Seems I do a continuation each week too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Now if messy desks are fun (which they really are) , then I am having a super duper FUN time. LOL
    happy WOYWW
    kimmer #103 (last again for the 4th time , I really don't plan this) LOL

  7. I love that cat card...the saying is so true! But what caught my eye most of all was the glorious Celtic knot work background...goodness but I love that! I have many books on knot work patterns, I find them fascinating :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  8. G’day Kim
    I haven’t participated in WOYWW for maybe 9 months and I am trying to get to as many as I can New goodies to get acquainted with for you...looks like fun in learning how they work for you. Puss card is gorgeous and I bet he loved it. I have some gorgeous magenta stamps and one is a cat as well...must pull them out one day!
    Annette In Oz #23

  9. That card is brill - he'l love it! Enjoy playing with the new kit. Chris # 35


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