Wednesday, 29 February 2012

W(not)OYWW... A Winner & A Recipe...

...blinking blimey and thrice... Wednesday is here upon us again and it is time for us to show off our desks for the mammoth bloghop that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Sadly, this next pic may be disturbing for some WOYWW-ers's... because this is my poor, neglected desk right this minute... with a gluestick and a paint dabber... and that's all... *awwww* I have been busy and haven't had chance to mucky my desk up in time for the hop so... I have a recipe to share instead! To see all the deets about the WOYWW phenomenon, hop over to Julia's place.. .she is the esteemed leader of the hoppers and organises it all with much flourish and aplomb.



So... me and Ellen are Skyping on Sunday and we realise we haven't done an I Challenge Thee for yonks. Between us we concoct a recipe and, then, have to stick to it rigidly and make something using only the ingredients and technique we have decided on. Mmmm, it is a challenge... but it sure does get the old creativity going and it certainly makes me look at products in a slightly different way to see what else I can get them to do. So the recipe this weekend was to make a large tag, the technique was Multi Medium Resist, the ingredients were Fresco Paints, Colorwash Sprays, Metal on Card, PaperArtsy Hotpicks and some Industrial Chic embellies.


So.. off we set, Ellen was sitting next to me in the laptop BTW... tis cool that I can craft with my BFF who is over 3500 miles away and it is like she is right next to me (and it is free!!!) Anyways... off we set (said that already) and got our tag making underway... and everything was going perfectly fine until I decided to "edge" the tag with black Archival... and dropped the inkpad onto the tag... the tag that I had just spent an age making look pretty... mmm, there's some very careful placing of decorations on this tag... and because of the incident (ok, my clumsiness) I had to cheat (snort) and added some Idea-ology Trimmings to the tag too. Anyways... all of the deets on how I made the tag and what I used etc are HERE on The Stamp Attic blog... please do pop over to see the bigger pics... this one here makes it look very plain! Oh and... please do hop over to see Ellen... her creation is totes-amazeballs... and so different even though we used the same stashly goodies!



Right... a Winner... for the 490 Spool giveaway from last week... so, I had a whopping 97 comments left (THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!) and Mr Random.org chose #67 as the winner which tallies with the comment left by PAT. Please can you email me your addy Pat and I will pop the Spool into the post for you :O) I had better get a wiggle on... Grim and I have to go on an expedition into the Spinney... AlfieCat has come back sans collar again... and even though we have sent him back out to find it, he hasn't... this is about the 8th time he has lost a collar and all the times before he has gone and found it and brought it home with him... seriously, that is the Gods honest... I say "Alf, go and get your collar" and off he trots and usually comes home with it in his chops. This time he is just looking at me as if to say "me? out there? in the mud? I don't think so... " Better go and find my wellies! Thanks for looking... and sorry the desk is sooo boring today, I promise to do better next week! TTFN

Hels x

29 comments:

Hazel said...

What a tidy desk!! and such gorgeous crafting (as ever) (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hels...I can't get over how tidy your desk is!
Dot x

ellen vargo said...

So proud... such a tidy desk! And your Challenge Tag is FAB! The colors are so luscious (no, really, they ARE!) Love our skypey crafty sessions, next best thing to being there for real. Love & Hugs... Els xxx

Rita said...

Is that really your desk Hels??? Mine is a real mess as i try to dabble with everthing. Congratulations to Pat. Hugs Rita xx

Alison Horne said...

Thank goodness I thought you must have popped off for a sec. Need a lie down now.
great ellen/hels challenge thingy.xx

Helen said...

Such a clean/clear desk - mind you you were messing up someone else's yesterday - how was Preston?
LOVE your tag!!

Joanne said...

A bare desk and a bare - necked AlfieCat. Hope you are dressed!!LOL
Hugs Joanne xx

Beachstudio said...

Ooooh, Clean...... lovely space to create a mess in...whooohooohahahaa, evil grin.

Candy C said...

WOW!!! Your work desk is CLEAN!! Not like you at all Miss Inky Britches! :) Your tag is beautiful! You definitely are the QUEEN of flowers! They are always so amazing. <3 Candy

JoZart said...

I love Skype and it's a great idea to craft this way. Great desk despite all that fun!
Love JoZarty x

jude said...

Im getting concerned this desk been to neat and tidy for too long....lol .You feeling ok?lol
Love to skype and talk to our friends in texas and florida it must be so amazing to craft next to each other yet miles apart.Off to see ellens creation happy wednesday
hugs judex10

MvM-design said...

Lovely clean desk!
Happy wednesday!
Hugs marleen #60.

Artyjen said...

Can't always be messy can we? LOL
xoxo sioux

May said...

Beautiful crafting, with such a clean and tidy desk, Fabulous, Hugs May x x x

Erika said...

Hels I can't believe you produce all those lovely samples and your desk is so tidy....boo! That ain't right it should be a mess like mine, LOL. I've given up tidying as it just gets worse and worse. Crafty hugs,
Erika.

Crafty mop said...

Love the tag Hels that colour is fab ....I love the flower.....thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog ....yes looking forward to Dina wakley x

sandee said...

The tidy desk was a wee bit blinding! lol Muck it up girl, lol, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Hels,
Oh your desk looks lonely - quick, muck it up! ;-)

Your tag looks great! I'll have to go to your friend's site to check out hers too.

Hugs,
Kay

Julia Dunnit said...

Not boring Mrs, just a bit of a surprise, and proof that you're tidying up in between stuff I see from FB that Alfie gave you a clue about the collar then, hope he wasn't making a fool of you!!

Jan McConnell said...

Such a tidy desk this week. Will have to come over and mess it a bit. I love your tag challenge! Have a great week!

RosA said...

I wish my desk could be that tidy, just occasionally!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

One day I'd like to shock everybody and show a tidy desk with everthing in its place!!!!

BetteK said...

LoVe your "LIFE" tag ... it is just stunning! Debbie #89

honeyclarck said...

I collected a lot of interesting things from your blog especially its discussion about Cert Killer. Many of comments in your posts, I believe I’m not alone having all the enjoyment here! keep up the great work.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab tidy desk, great desk too. Skype is a great way to stay in touch isn't it. Happy Thursday to you, hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the oh so creative spaces & take care. Zo xx 83

Peggy Cain said...

what a tidy desk ... I'm a bit a jealous. have great week

kay said...

lovely tidy desk and your tag looks fab,x

MaggieC said...

Skype is such a wonderful thing, letting us stay in contact with our grandchildren who live some miles away. At least, they get a chance to remember what Grandma and Grandad look like. Your challenge is such a good idea, I must try that with one of my friends. Thinking about it, it might help me to sort out her computer problems, when she does not give me all the info I need to help over the phone. Thanks for all those thoughts you have given me. xx Maggie #9

Morti said...

WTG Pat - congrats to her win, and the tag is brilliant even if you did splodge it. Who was it said "there are no mistakes, only layers...."????

Soz, bit late getting round this week!

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