What Is On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Well there are lots of bits and pieces on my workdesk this Wednesday but no actual project. I’ve just finished three projects and am in the process of sending them off to where they need to get to. Then there is a bit of a tidy up and ready for the next projects!

Yep, that is the inside of a toilet roll on my desk.

That’s what is going on with me…how about you?

Catch you later at Julia’s place for more WOYWW.



What Is On Your Workdesk Wednesday – Three Things

My desk is back in its rightful place this week, unlike last week when it was just a pile of stuff on the floor and a stressed Kimberley trying to tidy up – only the worst thing ever after finishing a project!

Anyway my desk is full of stuff I’m in the middle of playing working with…

but I thought I would give you a sneak at three of them – some inks, an almost finished commission card and…Ooooo…is that the Eiffel Tower?

Oh yes it is! It’s an Eiffel Tower die and it is yummerishus.

Ok I’m out of here, don’t forget to drop by Julia’s blog to join in the WOYWW fun.

Catch yeah laters crafteraters!

(and yes I do like making words up – I’m waiting for them to make it into the Oxford English Dictionary – one day, one day!)



What Is On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) – COLOURING!

What day is it? Oh I know… it is What Is On Your Work Desk Wednesday! YAY!

Hello WOYWW hoppers how are you all doing today? 

Today my desk is a colouring desk. 

I’ve been brave and got my Copics out to keep my hand in as they say – I usually reach for my Prismacolor Pencils when I am doing colouring.

The image on the right is my tester as it has been such a long time since I used my Copics. The image on the left is the one I am actually colouring. (The image is the Make It Crafty Elizabeth J in case you needed to know).

If you pop by tomorrow I will show you the finished card, meanwhile have a lovely WOYWW, don’t forget to pop around to Julia’s blog Stamping Ground to join in.



What Is On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) – Kuretake Project Box!

Welcome WOYWW-ers how you all doing this Wednesday?

Well this has been on my desk for a couple of days – one of my
‘project’ boxes. 

If you have popped in to my blog on previous WOYWW you will have seen my project boxes before. I use the boxes you get your scrapbook papers in to store my ongoing projects and this week I’ve been working on some makes for Kuretake.

The projects are finished now and I’m packing them up ready to go to the post office. If you are really lucky you might get to see them on my blog soon – but only if you are really, really good 🙂

Don’t forget to pop over to Julia’s blog to play along with WOYWW.

Catch you later alligator.



What Is On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) – Sardine Tin!

YAY! Wednesday is here again! Welcome WOYWW hoppers, nice to see you all!

Ok so I spy on my suprisingly tidy desk…A Sardine Tin, some wire, some Washi tape:

Any regular viewers to my blog will know I’m a bit of a sardine tin altering nerd. This one is going to be for Julie Kirk’s A Month Of Sunrays.

Tune in later to see how it turns out.

Meanwhile back to Wednesday – go check out Julia Dunnit for more WOYWW fun!

Sardine you later!


[EDIT: p.s. I get the Washi Tape from Washi Tapes]


What’s On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) – Project Box!

It’s Wednesday! It’s What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday!

This week I have what I call a project box on my desk. I save the ‘pizza’ boxes that the 12x12s come in and use them to protect and store the projects I’m working on.

Today I’m working on a commission so I can’t show you it, in fact if I showed you it I would have to kill you. Erm, ok so it isn’t that top secret! LOL!

Appart from the project box, look how tidy my desk is this week! SHOCK! We had a guest over at the weekend so I had packed everything away, but don’t worry the mess will resume for your visit next week.

Enjoy your WOYWW hopping and don’t forget to start over at Julia’s blog Stamping Ground.



What’s On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) – Notebooks!

If it is Wednesday then it must be What’s On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW)! This week I have some notebooks on my desks to do some smashing and messing, sticking and doodling! 

Gotta love a bit of stationery! You should see Sarah and her ‘Smashing’ haul – yep we do love a bit of stationery!

I could not resist this fab date stamp and stickers, this one I blame on Lee Jepson leading me astray 🙂

But what have I got to show for it? Well, a little bit of doodling and a work in process with some photographs I’ve been playing with.

If you haven’t started a gluey/ sticky/ doodly book then you really should add it to your repertoire it is just such good fun!

Well, I’ll be off so don’t forget to drop by Julia’s blog to join the WOYWW fun.

Catch you later!


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What Is On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) – RUST!

Yep, I have a rusty desk today, well to be honest I have had a rusty desk for the last few days as I’m rusting a few things in batches.

I thought it would make a good WOYWW so don’t forget to pop on over to Julia’s blog to join in the fun!

If you want to know how I do it then read on, if not than just whiz on down to the comments to say WOYWW ‘Hi’.


A couple of folks asked how I do my rusting after posting this make from last week:

I’ve rusted the fabric – the key was an already rusted find.

If any of you have seen my ‘The Machinist’ make in the September 2011 issue of the Craft Stamper you would have spotted a clue as to how I rust stuff but here are some more details…

You will need:

Rusting Powder 

White vinegar


Things to rust

Bowl/tray/old newpaper/plastic sheets

Glue stick/Acrylic wax (Optional)

I set myself up a space to rust and layer up some plastic sheets and newspaper to protect the surface of my desk or tray or whatever you are rusting in/on – this is going to be messy!

Fabric – If you are rusting fabric give it a soak in a solution made from one part water – a little bit more than one part white vinegar. You can happily use 100% vinegar but I’m a cheap skate!  The more evenly saturated the fabric the more even the rust covering will be so if you want some areas more rusted than others experiment with the length of time you saturate the fabrics, where you put the rusting powder or only saturate parts of the fabric. You can play with rubber bands wrapped roughly around the fabric to get ‘tie-dye’ like patterns too.

Sprinkle on the rusting powder and allow the rust to develop as the fabric dries.

TIP – I also add bits of metal or previously rusted items to my rusting and rust layers of soaked fabrics in a bundle. You get some interesting intensities and patterns. If you are lucky you might have a bit of copper in the metal and you will get some lovely greens developing too. You can keep adding soaked fabric to the original rusted fabric to rust more pieces, you might need to add a little more vinegar solution each time. 

When you are finished let the fabric dry completely and then brush off the rusty bits you no longer want.

Card/Paper – There are a couple of ways of rusting card and paper. I often cover bits of the paper and card with a glue stick and add the powder to the glue then sprinkle with the vinegar solution. Let the rust develop as the card/paper dries.

You can then use this piece as a base to rust other card or paper by soaking a new piece of card/paper in the vinegar solution and layering it on top of the original rusted piece and let it dry again.

Plastic – You can rust all sorts of things and I have had fun rusting non-rustable items such as plastic buttons or metal that won’t rust etc. Add glue stick to the plastic to be rusted, sprinkle on the rusting powder and some vinegar solution and let it dry. If you are worried the rust will fall off then seal the object with a little bit of gel medium or a layer of polymer medium which dries clear. I think this is where the acrylic wax comes in to it’s own, but as I don’t have any I use the glue stick and a sealant!

Heavy gel medium is great for attaching the heavy rusted elements to your work, I’ve been using the one from Golden.

So you can use your rusted items in your work such as with these rusted cogs in this altered sardine tin make:

Or use your fabric to stamp on and stitch into:


Have fun with this one and I would love to see what you do with it, so don’t forget to leave a link to any makes.


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