Wednesday, 3 August 2011

WOYWW... Plus a Giveaway...

...aha... tis Wednesday again so that means it is time for the bloggers of the world to unite in the phenomenon that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday... devised and hosted by Head Desk Hopper in Chief, Julia Dunnit, this is a fab way to skive off work/get out of doing chores/while away a few hours hopping around Blogland looking at everyone elses messes, I mean desks ;o)


So... this week there is a veritable feast of nothingness on my desk... paying close attention to the fact that I am still polishing my halo and keeping my desk tidy... and yes, the floor around the desk is tidy too... I know, I know, I usually say that and don't provide pictorial proof... and that's the same this week I am afraid... but only cos I want to show you this:



Ooooh, I have been playing with the new Distress Stains - Picket Fence has gone straight in at No 1 being my all time fave, with Aged Mahogany a close second... so... combine them together... ooohlalalaaaaa... lushness indeedily!




So... this tag was on yesterdays post - bare and un-decorated - I slapped a lot of stamping over the top - using Plum Archival for the background script and Black Archival for the focal points. The flower is made from Kraft Resist which has been Aged Mahogany'd... and then had Fresco Metallic Glaze popped over the top... oooooh, the lushness just got better, I don't normally do "bling" but this is an exception!



Anyways... I am giving this tag away... to be in with a chance to rehome it, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post and I will get Mr Random.org to pick a winner, chosen randomly, next Wednesday - the winner will be announced on next weeks WOYWW post. Right... I have a list of things to do today... and as much as I would love to stay and chat, those dishes won't wash themselves up (no but the dishwasher will rofl) Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

76 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh Hun I love your working desk. Since you can find real treasures.

And what a great giveaway. Your Tag is absolutely lovely. The rock OMG !!!

I crossed my fingers ;)

Cyn said...

what a great giveaway. I am also giving away a halloween tag!

Lita said...

Oh my that tag is delightful! I love the flower and you have most definitely convinced me to grow my stain collection!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad to see you are keeping your desk clean and tidy. Really like that idea, too. That is one lovely tag you made and are giving away. Have a great WOYWW.

jill said...

Fab tag , loving the colours

peggy aplSEEDS said...

gorgeous tag! i would be so delighted to win it! good job on keeping your desk neat!

jude said...

Your tag is beautiful ,absolutely loveee the tag.Havent been on much since thursday as too busy with my heads in the Stamp magazine with your beautiful project which i see on your desk this morning.
Absolutely beautiful....When the magazine arrived on my door mat thursday that was it everything else went out the window...lol
Have fab week
hugs judex

Sue from Oregon said...

Distressed inks...I have never used them I don't think....but you sure made a beautiful project with them! Happy WOYWW!

Sharne Davies said...

fab tag how can you bear to give it away. I havew just got some inks as well and am practising with them before i revel my results.

sandra de said...

Fabulous tag.... pick me ... pick me ...pick me.....

kath said...

well the desk may be tidy Mrs...but what about the floor...is all the mess lurking down there...hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
very tidy desk, oh your tags are lush, gorgeous colours, fab flower,thanks for the mooch,happy WOYWW, sue,x

sharon said...

Gorgeous tag Hels. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Picket Fence Stain.

Neet said...

Gorgeous tag - Plum Archival - must get that - sounds yummy and looks good. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet #5

Helen said...

OOh, yes please Hels - what a gorgeous tag!! Love the look of the picket fence distress stain, mine should arrive today hurrah.... Good tidy desk too. (hangs head in shame....)

Dragon said...

This is fabby as always, missus!!! I must get more stains, obviously!!! Anyway, I would love to win this ... but apparently I am already the proud owner of one of yours from last month at Atistic Stamper!! I am SO thrilled!!
Frankie
xx
ps off to email you

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

I love your work Hels - and would love to win this tag ;-)

Christine said...

Super desk and gorgeous tag - how can you part with it?? But lovely that you are! :)

Toodles & Binks Wholesale Blog said...

V. tidy desk, and what a yummy, scrummylicious tag ... I love stains (and I realise that sounds wrong)

Kay

Wipso said...

Gorgeous tag and such a tidy space....I'm well impressed :-)
A x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Enabler, indeed. I've dithered about Distress Stains, thinking I don't REALLY need them, but you are so wicked to show me that maybe I do.

Tsk Tsk

Love the samples in the previous post. Fabby backgrounds.

Mary Anne

Lesley said...

Fabby tag......the colours kind of remind me of Ribena!! YUM!

Mary said...

Oooh, I'm so excited because I have some Plum Archival on its way from Simon Says Stamp and I'm extra happy now that I've seen it in action. It's beautiful! The whole tag is beautiful. Must get those stains next.... =)

Neil said...

I'm Jealous, you got the stains!!!!! Oh well, I'll survive for a while I guess. The desk and room look immaculate considering the awesome creativity that emerges from it to grace our screens and magazine pages and that tag is just lush! Thanks for sharing.....

Joanne said...

Well, the queen of tattered flowers reins again. That one is gorgeous. I've had a go just once with Kraft paper but must try harder. Love the effect of the new stains. I want, want, want - the stains that is, but if they come in the form of a tag, I'll settle for them that way LOL.
Hugs Joanne xx

Anonymous said...

Amazing Tag Hels. I have promised to add the new distress stains to my collection soon!! Love the new colours!

Also, well done for keeping everything so neat and tidy!

Regards
Miriam

JoZart said...

Any tips on staying tidy? You're doing well.I worked so hard getting mine cleaned up I'd like to stay that way at least a while longer!
I love your tag and it would fit in well with my tidy room and be seen easily now I've space!!! Hasi t got my name on the back?? LOL!
Love JoZarty x

Kate said...

Lovely tag Mrs, can't wait to have a play with picket fence stain - where have you managed to get some from???

** Kate **

nerllybird said...

Love the products you've used on that tag. I must not spend...I must not spend...I must not spend....:D
Helen S

Paula Gale said...

Hello my darling - long time no contact - hope you are ok - are we due a catch up email???

Anyway - full points and go straight to the top of the class collecting a star or house point on the way for a tidy desk. You know what they say (or rather what we used to say to my former boss - tidy desk=untidy mind... nowadays I'd say untidy desk = creative mind... so don't be sorry for being creative!!!

Love love love love love that tag and hope the Mr Rand.O. Morg chooses me to be the recipient. Its scrummy my darling - you are so talented - no wonder you are famous (lol)...

All my love and hugs

Paula x x x

Marita Soutar said...

Am loving the tag and have everything crossed that this might be my lucky week! I have just got to get myself that Fresco glaze...LOVE the results! And of course some more stains! Hope you have a good week.

Lisa said...

Love this desk and that book of tim stamps!! i think i need to make one of those too

xx
Lisa
#59

Spyder said...

oh heaven on those two inky colours! Love you've what you've created, fabulous! and what a great give away!!! Happy WOYWW!
Have a great crafting week.
((Lyn))

Georgie Horn said...

I would love to when your tag. lovely!

Kirsten Alicia said...

I love looking at all the gorgeousness on & around your desk - lots of oohing & aahing goes on!! The tag is beautiful, luurrvve the flower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gabrielle said...

Tee hee! Have another small trip to the Aladdin's cave planned on Saturday! Will add Aged Mahogany to the list! Tried Spiced Marmalade yet? Delish! Thanks for the opportunity of winning a tag - esp one with such lovely colours!

Ann B said...

Beautiful tag Hels. Have resisted temptation to buy the distress stains - but tempted now.
Admired your stamp folder in Craft Stamper yesterday and now I get to see it in 'real' life - looks even better.

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tag Hels and so proud of you for keeping your room clean! Polish that halo up girl, I even vacuumed my room Monday. Not that it's clean, but better than it was. LOL

NatashaMay said...

Love the tag! And I think it looks so awesome when you stack your stamps like that. :)

Morti said...

I'm leaving you a comment regardless, cos your tag is fab, but if by some great chance my name is the one pulled out of the hat I want you to redraw cos I won the blue tag and I like to share the love!

Kate said...

I love love love your blog. Your art is so inspirational to me! I would love to win one of your works. I hope Mr. Random picks me!!!! Gorgeous tag by the way!

StampDancer said...

Your tag is gorgeous as always. I've had my new distress stains by P-F was backordered and it just arrived yesterday. I'm going to have to give it a go. I love your "bling" on the flower - yum!
Deb M

Elizabeth said...

Had a great time peering at your desk this week and that tag is such a treat - love it. And what a great giveaway - can't pass up the opportunity to own a Hels original, that's for sure :) Elizabeth x #73

Twiglet said...

Thats a beautiful tag - you are such a clever arty little lass!!

Janet said...

Hi Hels,great tag,liked your colour combo's so much yesterday just had to order picket fence & aged mahogany,expect the others will follow soon LOL
Janet x

Kim Dellow said...

I always love snooping around your work area Hels! Full of exciting and beautiful stuff as always :) Kim

Sandy @ Keepsake Crafts said...

That tag is absolutely bee-yoootiful! Seems like I really, really must get some picket fence Distress, everybody raves about it so.

Happy woyww,

Sandy #86

Angie said...

That is truely beautiful ....I have not given in to the stains yet but seeing that ...I just might.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Hels, nice to see you again! Your desk is way to clean! I just love your tag. I have several inks in the drawer and never seem to pull them out. Really must do this. Have a great week. #92

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Hels, nice to see you again! Your desk is way to clean! I just love your tag. I have several inks in the drawer and never seem to pull them out. Really must do this. Have a great week. #92

Li'l Pidge said...

A clean desk again?! I am getting seriously worried about some people on here ;-)

Lovely tag and loving the new stains (think I may have to purchase one or three!)

kyla

Pam said...

Much rather look at the beautiful tags than your clean (really?) floor. The colors look luscious for sure. Fingers crossed ;)

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love your craft space and the way your stamps are displayed. If you wish to rehome your pretty tag, it will be very welcome here.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Beautiful tag as always. thanks for the chance to win, Shaz

SannaS said...

i'd love a chance to win this gorgeous tag, it's so beautiful!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Sam said...

You aren't really busy doing stuff - you are just going to eat your cheesey things!
Nice tag though Hels. Seriously!

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing your esk- such an interesting space. The tag is fabulous. Anne x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your desk looks great. Just perfect to start a new project. But I've read you like the Distress Ink. That's the same with me. It's great to work with. And you've made a fab tag with it. Well done.
Bye, Franka

Rebecca said...

There ate far too many comments to be in with a chance bit will have a go. Love your work and saw you (not literally in CS again this month). It's really funny following your blog then seeing you in mag you feel like it's someone you know who's published. Is that nice because you cone over friendly or a bit sad on my behalf? LOL
Happy craftin
Rebecca

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okienurse said...

Awesome work space and lots of fun things to see and ogle over! Please enter my name for the tag! It is gorgeous! I have 10 new bottles of stain coming that I ordered last week. Hope they get here soon. Vickie

fairy thoughts said...

great desk, so much to look at
thanks for sharing
janet

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by WOYWW, and your desk is soooooooooo clean. I love tags and this one has such gorgeous colors. You always have a lot going on and do so well with inky projects and lovely flowers. Thanks for the fun

Vic said...

Beautiful tag! I will be trying that color combo soon!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely things happening here today, Hels, and lurve the glossy lustre on the amazing flower and as you say the colour combo is gorgeous indeed..
Thanks for your kind offer:D and
thanks also for sharing and for popping over, Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

PsyPenguin said...

Wow, that tag is beautiful! The colour and sheen on the kraft resist flower is so gorgeous. xx

fatmonica said...

What a fabulous working space you have!And that tag is just gorgeous!

Barbara Mason said...

Oh to win a Hels original!!! Can't wait to try out that Picket fence stain!!! Loverly tag!

Yogi said...

thanks for the peek. Everything looks great. Have a great day

The Crafty Elf said...

Gotta love your clean desk, how do you do that? LOL Lovely tag! Happy WOYWW :D

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great saying on your tag! It's beautiful too, as is all your work! Good job with your tidy desk!

Alison Horne said...

Yummy yum, promise to sniff and stroke it daily if monsieur random d'org picks moi.x

Kezzy said...

Loving your desk as always, and now I understand what the scalloped shapes are under your desk, as I have just bought my first studio 490 by Wendy stamps, they are so lush, wouldn't mind drooling I mean looking at all yours lol. So love the tag, I have bought the flower stamps and printed your instructions how to make, just got to take the plunge. I have also been sorting out my stamps and noticed that one set is made by you, they are so cute, are you planning on bringing out anymore? Kezzy x

Debbie said...

Hi...what a beautiful tag. I love the colours. You're so clever. Thank you so much for the chance to win.
Debbie x

Rachelxx said...

Gorgeous tag! thanks for the chance to win it.

Ali said...

Oh my, that tag is just *gorgeous*! :)

I just bought some Distress Stains myself and am looking forward to having a play.

Love your work area too - all that shelving over the desk with so many yummy goodies on it! :D

Thanks for sharing.

Ali #108

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