WOYWW- here again!

Firstly I have to apologise for missing a couple.....if you are reading this Julia I will stand in the corner for 5 mins...just as soon as I get 5 mins to spare!!!

Ok,  so to business.... here is my desk...
 I am sorry it is such a mess, I am afraid that a general lack of time combined with several requests and projects all being due around the same time has resulted in me having several projects on the go at the same time and that of course leads to lack of workspace and a huge mess. I hate working in a complete mess, so I really need to find the time to tidy my desk. So what can you see? Well I am pleased with my latest purchase of chalk inks, you can see them on the desk there. An Ebay buy and a bargain! My little white container there belongs in the slide out drawer I have placed underneath my desk for more storage space. It used to be in my fridge, but when I had to replace my fridge freezer the other week, the drawers didn't quite make it back in the new one! Inside the box are lots of petal shapes cut from a Penny Duncan roses cutting file, awaiting construction.
The flowery thing with holes is something I have made after seeing an article on Split Coast Stampers for a faux brad maker. The article used a sheet of cardboard which you had to fold and punch holes in. The problem I had with that is that I don't have circle punches in the sizes I would want brads to be, and even if I did I don't think I would be accurate enough with my punching to get them all to line up properly. So I set about designing my own. I cut several layers on my Gazelle and glued them together to give a good depth. I sacrificed a part of an old stamping may to make the cushioned area inside...voila! a faux brad maker. Now all I need to do is cut out lots of card circles and I can make brads out of anything I want. I don't have a completed one to show you, but they are really quite realistic.
Enough rabbiting on from me.....check out the other desks taking part this week by visiting Julias Blog...The Stamping Ground.

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  1. looks like lots of creativity is going on around this desk! thanks for the peek!

  2. Did you see the Crop-a-Dile 3 on QVC yesterday? It did look cute. I liked the way it did the border punching. You'd best get writing to Santa!

    The faux brad making look interesting, please do show us some finished ones. I love the card candy that Craftwork Cards do, although they only come in one size.

    Happy WOYWW


  3. Great work desk,thanks for the snoop!x
    Maria inkymits
    #84 (i think)

  4. what a good idea about the brad maker, I wondered how they could be made, punched them out and tried sort of rounding them off but I can see this working, have to go thro my old splitcoasters emails, must have missed it! Have a Happy WOYWW!!
    ((Lyn)) #40

    ps....not untidy at all!

  5. Not too untidy considering how busy you've been. I have about four of those packs of inks myself, they're a very good brand. Would love to see some finished brads next week perhaps!

    Brenda 90

  6. The first thing I thought when I saw your brad template was spaghetti portion controller. Hope you can show us a sample soon looks interesting.

  7. That looks stunning! Want to see more

  8. I can't quite work out how that bradmaker thingy is going to work, I think I'm going to have to pop round for another coffee sometime for a course of instruction!
    Chrissie #11

  9. that would be a tidy desk for me. cool faux brad thinggie.
    thanks for popping by earlier. only just getting some time to snoop now. caroline #6

  10. What a busy but very productive looking desk. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

  11. It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. I think uyour desk is actually quite organized for how busy you are.


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