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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

WOYWW #214

Two desk shots this week, this one looking over from my PC desk, to a view of a desk liberally littered with crafting stuff. Underneath the sheet of paper you can see the packaging of a Corner Chomper, unopened as yet. Tub of inking tools, RUB's with sponges & the pieces for the inking tools on top.The easel has the card on from the last post, theres a tub of tags to the right, an Ikea cutlery holder that is home to my rulers.

Front shot with some recently acquired goodies:A metal shim for intricate metal dies- seen a lot of people raving about how good & easy a cut you get with this-An intricate metal die- well I have to test it out, don't I?, some mini sponge daubers, a bottle of Glamour Dust and a new stamp. Actually, its a second version of a stamp I already have, The Raven, Stampendous. The stamp is built around the Poem by Edgar Allen Poe (one of my favourite authors)  The Raven.
Here it is a bit closer, with a piece from the other version stamped onto Stampbord. The other Version is a portrait one, this one is landscape and will work better for what I have in mind, a card for my eldest sons birthday,and a fellow Poe fan, with part of the image on Stampbord, so I can turn it into a removable fridge magnet. With the portrait version, the main quote' Quoth the Raven, Nevermore', is split between the top & bottom of the stamp, so I can't get it all on one piece of Stampbord. The landscape version has all the quote together, alongside the Raven, so it will look better. And it is only slightly larger than the Stampbord ATC sized piece. So thats my Show-and-Tell for this week, join in at The Stamping Ground, where our much-moved hostess, Julia, attempts to keep us all in line- not saying that she succeeds, but she does try, bless her little cotton socks.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, I love it when you talk technical!! Not a clue about most of what you've described this week but I can tell that you're happy about it!
What I DO know about, though, is The Raven. I love the way that Terry Pratchett sneaked Quoth the Raven into many of his novels...clever man!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Helen said...

Great stamp of the Raven! Have a great day. Helen, 17 (sorry, running late for work!)

MaggieC said...

Jan, you should know by now that Shaz is always going to be technical - she has her technical husband to teach her. Shaz, I just wish my desk was as neat as yours. I need to get in there and clear the desk and floor completely and then start to sort things properly. I need the technical department to come in again and sort out the mess I have managed to create by only doing half a job and then forgetting where I had got to. But, at the moment, he could not get near enough to the machine to do anything. I love that card you showed the other day with the ravens, really stunning and perfect colours to compliment it. Have a good week. xx Maggie #10

BJ said...

Gosh it seems to be goodie week on all the desks I have visited so far. Not sure I would need a metal shim, what machine do you use? BJ#36

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics, lots to see and it looks like you know what you are doing! Take care Zo xx 65

Claire said...

great pics of your wonderfully creative desk! just love the raven stamp!
happy WOYWW and have a fun week :)
no. 31

sandra de said...

The new stamp looks wonderful and seeing your previous crow card and I can't wait to see what you create.
Sandra de @84

Anonymous said...

Liking that stamp. I have a raven and Nevermore sheet from... Smeared ink, maybe? I've used it, a few times, but not in a while. You've reminded me to go find it. Love the red card below too. That is a great image, very Hitchcockian..... :)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (56)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Corner Chomper Shaz what on earth is that but sounds like you sure are busy... haven't heard of metal plates use candle end (we cant get good wax paper, it is hopeless here) on my intricate dies and run through several times and works well really, happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #35

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz,
Well I figure that corner chomper is for chomping corners....I can not tell a lie, I love a great mystery, and Poe!! The red card, from your last post is awesome!!
Krisha #5

Monique said...

That metal shim sounds very interesting..I always have trouble getting those intricate dies to work properly and then spend the rest of the day picking out little bits and pieces from the cuts...
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #106

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I really like that raven stamp and I love the card in your previous post. Stunning!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz, ha! Your visit to Clintons -my revenge for The Works mache drawers - you sneaky enabler you!!! Do let us know if your metal shim-a-ma-jig is any good won't you? Thanks for your visit, have a great week MMx #59

Cardarian said...

Oh I love your new die - I bought a few of them myself at Ally Pally but I will be honest they do need shims to cut really nicely! Maybe you will find a good way to do it! I love your raven stamp - I will buy it myself as I am a big E. A. Poe fan - have all his work in my kindle! Can you tell me where you ordered it? Thank you and big hugs,

Cardarian said...

Thank you I will order it ASAP!!

Spyder said...

ohoo I have one of those Ikea pencil holders. I've put something in the bottom, as the pencils kept falling through when I moved it.Love that big raven on your page. Thank you for popping over, I've been digging for most of tis afternoon, so hopefully can now start blog hopping! Have a great crafting week!

((Lyn)) 11#
Happy WOYWW!

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous and creative projects on the go there, Shaz.
Rosie x

Annie said...

I just wanted to say thanks for calling by at mine but you have left a comment on my last week's post. Mr Linky has played up and linked to the wrong week :-( If you want to try again I have put an extra link in to take you to the right post. Sorry about that.
A x #61

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Shaz, well I'm with Jan when it comes to the techie stuff! And I am a crow & raven lover so that I can identify with. Love what you did with the stamp...just awesome! Have a great WOYWW week! Rasz #111

StampinCarol said...

I absolutely love my Corner Chomper! I've gone through 4 or 5 corner rounders until I got the Chomper about 3 years ago. Fabulous tool! Looks like you have oodles of things to play with and some great stamps! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
Carol N #101

Marit said...

OHWOW, that Raven-stamp is gorgeous!! Will have to look for it online as a good friend of mine is a 'raven-fan.' Happy ~ belated ~ woyww and a hug from (a bit cooled down) Holland. Marit #91

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love that raven stamp. It is super. You did a great job of selling it to us deskers, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by earlier in the week. Happy WOYWW from #2.

KatzElbows said...

That is an amazing stamp and I know you'll do something amazing with it. Thank you for reminding me about Glamour Dust. Now I know what I'm going to do for Christmas cards this year.

Thank you for visiting and happy belated WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #69

Queen Lightwell said...

Lots going on there! :) I'm just terribly behind on things, visiting, mailing...hint, hint! I just got a little package off to you in the mail today! Ugh, could I be any slower?! Well, maybe I was helping you in the patience building department? :) You probably have tons and no need of help, huh? :) Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier and leaving a sweet comment! And thanks for showing what's usually behind the easel, a mess, just like you said! :)
Deeyll #48