Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW.... Getting Carried Away!

...cor blimey, I know, I am boring and predictable but... is it really Wednesday already? Really? This last week has fair whizzed past hasn't it?! Well, it is Wednesday which means that it is time for all Crafty Bloggy Buddies of the Blogasphere to unite in the wonderful event that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday... devised and hosted by the fair and lovely Julia, click HERE to see all the deets and info and stuff... BTW, did you know... it is now 141 weeks old... which is erm... about... nearly three years... and yet it seems like only yesterday when it all started! Cor!!!



Anyways... regular hoppers will be aware that I turned over a new leaf last month and spouted off about being uber organised, neat, tidy etc... and... I am happy to say... I am keeping it up... really, none of the pics have been digically altered, no photowotsiting or anything like that.. I know there are doubters amongst you (Minxy) who said they didn't quite believe that I could walk on the floor, let alone see it...well, this proves that... you can! See, carpet! And tidy carpet at that!


On my desk there's a nearly finished canvas, I am just colouring some images ready to stick on... and then there's my class notes and a pile of tags to be turned into a sample... and then there's a horror of a canvas that really is not my colour scheme at all... akkk!!! Needs toning down!



And then there's the "corner" of the room with the Wall of Art feature... and can you see it? Can you? There it is, in front of Victor Vagabond... oh yesh, a signed copy of the latest book from the Wonderful Wendy Vecchi... Wendy Stamp Attic brought it back from CHA for me and I am one happy bunny... thank you both Wendy's for gifting this to me!!!






And... more news... a few weeks ago Kirsty Wiseman asked me if I would like to join in with a brand new Design Team for Fantastic Ribbons... well, how could I say no eh? Being as I love all things ribbony. So, February is the start of a brand new blog and challenge... the theme this month is to make Accessories... and erm... this is where I got carried away! The first thing I made was a bracelet... with pink and green ribbons tied on the links and buttons dangling from jump rings... and then I made a little pouchy bag for it and added a big old wired ribbon bow and some inked lace to it... and then because I was in bright and ribbony mode, I made a little brooch/medal thingy... using a blank pendant, filling it up with buttons and then adding some bright stripey Grosgrain as a bow...


photo is rubbish - glue has now dried lol

And then... because that wasn't enough I altered an Optical Lens... and added a little smidge of white organza ribbon as the necklace bit.



Anyways... the fab news is that Fantastic Ribbons are giving away a fab goodie bag of bright and pretty buttons... and there are two chances to win because as well as giving one away on the DT blog, I also have a packet to giveaway too! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post... and if you want to double your chances... pop across HERE and leave another comment! Simples!! The winners will be announced on Sunday February 19th 2012.


FANTASTIC RIBBONS GIVEAWAY BUTTONS!!!

Right.. I have taken up too much of your time with all this waffling today... time for me to get back to my desk and get my canvas finished... thanks for looking... have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x

93 comments:

Vipera said...

Great working place and adorable works!

Happy WOYWW!

Olga x

jude said...

Hels your creations are beautiful.So is your craftroom im catching up those elfs been up to no good this week.Still lost mojo .did you know sir T is doing 12 tags of 2012 fabtastico!Have fab wednesday hope to see complted canvass soon.
hugs judex2

Deb said...

your workspace is amazing, so very tidy and organized and lots of floor! I am inspired to sort mine out now!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx # 9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore the ribbons and buttons you have put together. Your color combinations are always fun to see. And I am impressed with your desk, too. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

May said...

Love your work space, great job on keeping it tidy, it's like the fourth bridge at times to keep on top of it, have a good week, Hugs May x x x x

Phynix said...

Great work, and awesome buttons. =^_~=

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love that you have a wall of work and not just because I have one too... but I love how all the work on it looks as though it belongs together... nice carpet too this week I can see mine as well which is a bit of a miracle... and like you am now turning over a new being organised leaf so very excited about that and hope I keep it up like you have... happy woyww xx

Dragon said...

Well yes you are being miss goodie two shoes keeping your desk AND floor/carpet tidy!! My floor is not strewn with junk just now but it IS knee deep - well not quite !!- in bits and papery cuttingness!!
Frankie
xx

Spyder said...

oh so tidy! I'm put to shame again! Of course I guess yu've had the crafty elves in to do all the tidying up!
Fabulous Creations too! Have a crafty Week HaPpY WoYwW!!
((Lyn))

sandysewin said...

Wow, the floor looks spotless. Bravo!

Your pink and green bracelet is so lovely and springy. It makes me long for the warm weather.

Happy Woyww!

Sandy #19

butlersabroad said...

I'm seriously impressed at how tidy your room is staying, and I LOVE that wall of art, uber cool. Very funny with all the ribbony goodness, you really are too much!!

Hugs
Brenda 6

ger76 said...

What a great space I'd love a nose around lol & congrats on your design team ask :D

Ger x
WOYWW #25

sandra de said...

I cannot believe there was doubt concerning your claim to keep the gorgeous work room clean and tidy. Your creations are always so beautiful and lovely idea for the optical lens.

Danielle said...

Your space is still very tidy and the floor is spotless! Great projects! Dani28

sandee said...

First off I must commend you on the tidy carpet, very nice indeed. Secondly I love the altered optical piece, wowzers! Ya'll are getting a jumpstart on me for WOYWW but mine will be up tomorrow! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hlora said...

Every time I love to look at your craft working place - it is so great - very many good things you have!
Love the button's bracelet a lot) very bright job! The card is cute too)

Larisa said...

Oh my so pretty and just adore the colours just perfect for these beautiful things!
Love your craft corner)

Neet said...

Ooh, fabby dabby buttons and lots of lovely makes by you.
Don't forget to call in and check our my blog candy - it closes late tonight and I should be drawing tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet 29 (wish that was my age and I was where I am now in life - crafting yum yum)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a darling bracelet! So pretty and fun! Keep up the good work! Maybe next time I can show a clean floor too! Patsy from
HeARTworks

RosA said...

Your room is simply gorgeous! Love all the artwork on the walls!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So neat and tidy...love your wall of art, some great inspiration for those days the MoJo goes away.
What lovely projects you have created. Love the bright colors. Congrats and have fun..

Sarpreet said...

a huge workdesk, and a tidy floor! lots of goodies on your shelves. great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing your workspace, # 52

Sarpreet said...

lots of lovely punches, and like how you store you mini ink pads, I may try the same for my collection of mini mementos

...the yorkshire fox... said...

Hels my oh my you've been one busy lady...great work room love the gallery wall spotted that rather cool looking Timmy tote! nope i'm not jealous!...congrates at new DT position...adorable bracelet, so vibrant...have a fab week...Mel :)

Bella said...

What a lot going on in your room today. Well done on keeping up with the clean room, you and me alike! One week down, how long can we last?

Neil said...

Good morning; just having a quick pop my head round the door moment, before I have to get on with all my chores! Lovely to see what you are up to this week. I'm seriously concerned about the state of your room; it's getting better every time; are you sure you are not working somewhere else?!
Neil #49 or thereabouts!

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis soooo tidy!!! Wow the art on your wall is fab, hugs trace x 51

okienurse said...

WOW awesome looking workspace and how dare anyone malign your ability to keep it so...shame on them. Love all the works and projects you did and Congrats on the DT! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

Helen said...

Well done on the tidy craft room, super clean carpet and the DT - love what you made. All those buttons... drool. count me in!
Helen, 17

Annie said...

Good to seeyou're keeping a tidy space. Fab projects on show today. Love those buttons :-)
Hugs,
A x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Very neat and tidy! now can you come round to mine and tidy up please?
Happy woywwing
Jennie #7

Jeremy and Samantha said...

your space is so tidy especially with all that fun ribbon and buttons flying around. the bracelet is adorable.
happy woyww#54

Wacky Jacky said...

Gorgeous jewellery and extremely unique! Particularly like what you have done with the bracelet. Well done Jacqueline xxxx

Elaine said...

Great bracelet and I love that altered optical lens!

Kim Dellow said...

Yay Hels! SOOOoooo organised! Doing well girl! Have fun with the new DT. Kim

RosC said...

Buttons & Bows. They wrote a song about your lovely room years ago!!! It all looks so good that I could spend a week looking at all the pics.
Yours, Ros. (71)

Julia S-W said...
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Julia S-W said...

Stunning bracelet and card. The colours really sing don't they? Julia

Ann B said...

Love your craft room and could happily see myself holidaying in there - do you rent it out?
Love the bracelet and the medal, so colourful and loads of fun.
Ann B
#57

Angie said...

I cant believe that you are STILL tidy ...I bet you stay like it permently now. I love all your bits that you have created ...and I love your use for the optical lens.... and btw ...I LOVE BUTTONS xx

Alison Horne said...

Love the optical lens idea, where do you get them from?Tidy room with space for a friend, which side is your fave workspace? I'm such a nosey moo.xx

Pat said...

I love buttons and ribbon and think you have done a fantastic job with yours. The craftroom looks great I'm impressed.
Patx

Dots Dabbles said...

Seriously Hels...that is one VERY tidy room...still lol
Dot x

Barb Cady said...

That bracelet is gorgeous! Very spring colours, and something different to work on! Fandabidozy as they say! xx

Jaki Morris said...

Well there I was enjoying your post admiring all that workspace and then you had to go and say that word; ribbons

I have a serious addiction and must not under any circumstances be redirected to a ribbon website, let alone a ribbon website with a giveaway.
(don't tell but I already entered as I have it on my blogger reader!)
Love the tag with the music, I bought two huge Mozart music books from a charity shop for 50p and am enjoying using them to wrap things in!
Jakix

Joanne said...

I love your wall of art. Just popped over to the new blog and am interested so will be following that to see what new stuff comes from it.
Hugs Joanne xx

kath said...

thanks for today's crafty snoop hels...10 out of 10 for keeping up the mrs organized thing...loving your projects for Fantastic Ribbons especially the button bracelet...hugs kath xxx

lainey said...

Oooo I love buttons Hels and I love that bracelet!!!! Button jewelery looks FAB :) lainey x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my days! Buttons! Oooh would love to have them to go with my now new and growing collection! How fab. I love your space and well done for keeping it so tidy, but oh so intriguing. Makes me want to play. Love what you've done with the ribbon too. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 88

Lou said...

Wow a busy bee, and managing to keep your crafty space tidy wow! Congratulation on being asked to join the Fantastic Ribbon Design Team, and Wow those creations are fabulous, No wonder you got carried away using those wonderful buttons and ribbons, I would have too, the ‘brooch/medal thingy’ as you called it is really lovely I like the bracelet too and the eye piece oh I love them all. All gorgeous. Hope you have a great week Lou @ # 91

Redanne said...

Very impressed with your clean and tidy workspace. Love the amazing creations you have made, especially the eye piece. Congrats on getting Wendy's new book, that is a real treasure!

MaggieC said...

You make me feel so ashamed when I look at your tidy space and I think of my untidy mess. Well done for keeping it going, and still managing to create such beautiful items as well. xx Maggie #100

Gabrielle said...

I lurve your newly found dedication to tidiness and wonder if you've tied up all the mess in a ribbon given your exciting news?!!! Congrats on the new DT - you'll be amazing!

whyducks said...

I don't believe you craft in that room at all! I think the kitchen must be a total inky tip and you just pretend to do all your wonderful arty pieces in your craft room!

Pam said...

LOve ur button creations, congratulations xx

Hazel said...

Congrats on joining Kirsty with the new venture. Love your creations. And your workspace certainly is still tidy! (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Elvira said...

Love all the colors and all the ideas. Great studio BTW.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a funky and fabulous bracelet! I love the bright springy colors. I'm impressed that you are keeping your room clean too. That's a good thing but then again, messing it up is a good thing too. Happy playing!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Hels, loving your oh so tidy space and impressed at the sight of carpet :) The ribbon/button bracelet is adorable - very girly - and I like the medal too, great use of buttons. Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #116

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Oh oh oh, that bracelet is a winner! Nice job on the tidy. :)

Cheers,
Susan

Elaine said...

Wow, I am in love with your button bracelet, I bought myself some from FR at the Sandown Park recently, now I have to try one of these too. Elaine x

Sara said...

Well you said the right words when you said buttons I adore buttons, when we went on a girls weekend to Paris we found a button shop and I ended up spending an obscene amount of euros on them. I love your bracelet it's gorgeous Sara x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Very beautiful projects, Hels & I'm impressed by your tidy workspace.

That Craft Place Ltd said...

oh and oh some more.... I could just live in your room. Amazingly inspiring!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for letting me snoop on your desk today!!!!! Will follow you and keep sneeking a peak!
Happy WOYWW!!
Lisa xxx

Lisa said...

Good for you for keeping it so clean. Nice works of art!

Emily said...

Lovely lovely tidy desk! I knew I'd find some inspiration to sort out my craft space. And I love your ribbon and button jewellery too. Happy WOYWW:)
emilyx

Karen said...

Hi Hels, your ribbon creations are gorgeous!
I do so wish I had a work room like yours. I think that's quite clean and tidy myself! Hugs Karen x

Tigs said...

Wow, love the bracelet. Thanks for the chance to win buttons, I love buttons :)

Louise said...

Ooh, look at your workdesk! Lots of yummyness there ;)
Congratulations on being on the new FR DT and i just LOVE what you have created x

angie's blogspot said...

ooh ya gotta be in it to win it lol, met the fantastic ribbons guys at SCC last week, went along with kirsty and a couple of other girls, had a blast xx

Carol said...

What great coloured buttons. Loving all your projects.

Anne-marie said...

what a fab working space you have and so organised it looks fab
Have a fab week
Anne-marie no 121

Von said...

Owww what lovely makes with the buttons :)
Von xxx

Bridget Larsen said...

That is some awfully clean carpet there, I had to remove mine from my crafting area because I didnt want it stained, so now my floor is only tiles
Bridget #53

SannaS said...

awesome creations, i love that altered optical lens piece: BRILLIANT!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Ohhh Snap said...

First kudos on both your resolve for keeping your workspace as you intend it to be and on the Design Team :D. Wonderful projects! #27

scrappymo! said...

Congrats on keeping to your workspace resolutions...
That bracelet is so cute. The picture above it is fab...Is it a tag? or an altered book?

Looks like you keep busy crafting!

Yogi said...

that's one neat craft room. all the best with the new DT position. Lovely bracelet and things. Nice bunch of buttons too. Have a creative day.
PS I'm #170

anna christensen crafts said...

Very tidy desk! Impressive! Very cool buttons as well xx

Stephanie said...

Your area is looking fabulous. Love all your buttony projects. I am such a button fan! :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the button bracelet is so cute but my favorite is the altered optical lens. love it! buttons are always useful for projects aren't they? happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

karen said...

Oooh, very nice and tidy! I remember last year when you made the resolution to keep it clean and tidy and you really stuck to it for the most part. And here we are in 2012 and it is still clean! Well done!
Looking forward to seeing the completed canvasses as you always make the coolest things!
xoxo Karen

craftimamma said...

Love seeing your room of stash Hels but I have no idea how you keep it so tidy. Even my best efforts look nothing like this.

Your ribbon and button pieces are gorgeous. The ribbon is so pretty and I love the dragonfly pendant.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jackie said...

I love all your ribbony makes and you have a lovely craft space.

Becky said...

Love how you have used the buttons and Ribbons Hels x

Tertia said...

Man those buttons look yummy!Good to see at least one person can actually keep the desk (and room) tidy! I am duly impressed!
Happy belated WOYWW

Julia Dunnit said...

I have to say that despite your horror, I love the 'outside your box' canvas colour and the idea of you being on a DT that uses really bright and in your face colours pleases me no end...I love what you do, but I will love it even more in really bright colours!!

Karen R said...

Love the button braclet, nice to see you are keeping your work place tidy, lol.
Karen xx

Beachstudio said...

Wow, love your buttons and ribbon creations! And as for WOYWW! I think your work area is oh so inspiring and exactly what a creative desk should look like!

Anonymous said...

Oooooooooh I luuuuurve your ribbony bracelet! What a clever girl!

Lynn Wild

Cynthia Eloise said...

love the ribbon and button bracelet.

ElizabethR said...

Wow am soooo impressed with your tidy room, do feel free to pop over and sort mine out lol. Bought a stash of ribbon and buttons at M/cr show, and have been happily making necklaces the last couple of days, ace fun! Elizabeth xx

Morti said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm - different yet still funky. Love the bracelet! Oh, and the optical glass too.... Mmmmmmmmmm

Morti #48

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