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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

WOYWW #235

Okay, so I lost a whole week somewhere.Someone must know where all the time goes- can you believe how close Christmas is?
 I must admit to being very pleased with myself this year- all my Christmas gifts bought online, just waiting for one final one to arrive. Said pressies are also all wrapped, as of last night.  Christmas cards, both batches, all made and stamped, just have to be written out. And its barely December. I'm usually just about starting! So, on to the reason we are all here, our Fairy Godmother of Desks, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground, requests the (dubious) pleasure of our desk pictures again.
 So here it is, in all its glory.
 Glittered cats waiting for the next stage (see previous post), Post it masks for the cats. Assorted ink pads, reading glasses,hole punch, shaving brushes- they were a real bargain from Poundland a couple of years ago, 6 for a quid! Make ace blending brushes, even if they do shed a bit. Heat gun, and a plastic and a wire pan scrubby.  Useful idea- if you are removing stamps from a wooden base, and some of the foam stays on the stamp, the wire scrubby takes it off fairly easily. Certainly easier on your fingers. I had a couple of Christmas sentiments I wanted to unmount before I used them- they have quite a lot of redundant rubber around the wording, and I always get ink smudges. Unmounting my remaining Christmas stamps is another job for the Christmas holiday. Now the box is down, I shall get them done.
Lots of other bits & pieces you can poke around in, if you feel inclined. One final pic, as I have managed to get so far ahead of myself this year, I thought I'd have a go at making some tags.
Love this owl stamp, he's from a set of clear stamps by Inkadinkado, called Winter Birds.Which is a couple of years old, lol.











He's stamped in Encore Metallic Blue, heat embossed with stardust powder again. I left them under an acrylic block with a weight on it overnight to flatten out after the heat embossing, and they came out fine. Hole punch the corner, and they'll be good to go.

Oh, and Julia, the cotton wool balls- dusting on/off chalks & micas, cleaning up icky stuff ,and cleaning scissors etc with Sticky Stuff Remover :)

21 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz, you are a good little Vegemite, heaps more organised than some folks I know!!

:D my current desk pile actually has not crafty things on it, files etc sorting (ugh) through, so it wont be taken!!

..love the owl images great idea and more glitter below you are amazing I get so frustrated with glitter, happy WOYWW,
Shaz in oz.x no number yet not posted but hope to!

Krisha said...

Your owl cards are beautiful! I'm not sure who the time bandit is, but I hope somebody catches him SOON! I was ahead on Christmas, took a week off for Thanksgiving and while I was giving all my thanks I some how fell way behind. LOL
Have a great week
Krisha #41

Jackie said...

The owl card has come out really well and the set of stamps is lovely
Jackie 45

House of Bears said...

Fabulous tags. Well done on being so far ahead. We haven't made tags this year. Maybe next year. Oh wait, we said that last year!!!!

The bears @66

ike said...

What a beautiful stamp set - your owl cards are stunning :-)

HAPPY WOYWW #235

IKE in Greece #24

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Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz - I love visiting your blog as you always have top tips to share! Gorgeous tags - those Inkadinkado stamps are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Have a great week - I imagine you will have plenty of playtime as you are SOOOO organised this year! MMx #48

Winnie said...

Funny, the time thief has struck me to in NYC! Blink and the time is gone! Love your owls, and the color is so great. You really have a way with animals and birds. I use the stick remover by the bottle as I am always needing it to clear off my mats and tools!! Enjoy the week! Winnie#70

Laura said...

Hi, Shaz, gorgeous owl tags! That's a beautiful stamp set. I'm in tag mode myself now. Want to make some to give to my daughter's teacher as part of her Christmas gift. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #84

Kyla said...

I have just made a couple of Christmas cards with the owl stamp too!! I will try to post them later this week, not clean and crisp like yours though, they are sitting in amongst a lot of foliage!

You are super organised, I have JUST made my cards and have bought some of the pressies (my NZ family gifts are already posted so it does make it a little easier for me in December...not got hubbies yet though!).
Happy WOYWW
kyla #65

fairy thoughts said...

OOO get you little miss organised :-) I haven't even written a list of gifts yet. Must get a wiggle on mustn't I. Well done you, the owl stamp is gorgeous.
enjoy your week
janet #33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm not speaking to you.......... HOW can you have all your prezzies bought and wrapped!!! I'm so behind this year, it's not true. Sigh.
Ah well, onwards and upwards!
Love the clean crisp owl card, that's rather fab :-)
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Helen said...

I haven't bought anything yet, although I luckily don't have many to get... well done for being so ahead of the game! Helen 37 - oh, forgot to say, love the glittered cats!

Eliza said...

He is a beautiful Owl, I can see why you like it so much.

Thanks for sharing

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 2

Melita Rafanelli said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the cat cards.

Nan G said...

Well aren't you just ticking off the to-do's on your Christmas list...way to go! Love the owls! And the glitter cats post below....beautiful! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #13

Julia Dunnit said...

OOoooooh. Cleaning stuff! no wonder I couldn't work out what they were for!!
Love the tags..funny. Isn't it how older stamps can come up trumps. I really enjoyed the phase that inkadinkado went through with the solid images and negative patterns across them..still do actually.

Andrea said...

im still playing catch up again this week thanks for visiting and what great tags you've made love the sparkle and that;s a stunning stamp set...the bird with outstretched wings is also a stunning stamp pity its too big for a tag , well done being so organised for christmas . I'm getting there. I know what you mean re stamp .I seem to have loads but no the one you quite want /need if it exists at all! have a great week..hugs Andrea X#29

Shoshi said...

Ooooh busy busy busy, Shaz! How productive is your desk this week! Love the tags. I use Inkylicious Ink Dusters for my ink blending which are like double-ended shaving brushes - they shed a bit too but do an excellent job.

Thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm so glad you like my Angelina Moth card! I want to experiment some more with Angelina fibre as it's lush. Hope you enjoy the videos! I am hoping to do more, but I have to do a lot of editing because I'm such a slow worker and loads needs cutting out, and this means the video production can take longer than the project! Hollywood eat your heart out.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #71

Bridget Larsen said...

I see you are getting busy for Christmas, love that stamp set
Bridget #19

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz, Thanks for already visiting - I'm not sure where the days are going either!! Surely some must be missing this week?! Those little owl tags are lovely - the whole set of the stamps is great. I like simpler stamping with blacks of colour and white negative space - works well.
Have a good week.
Margaret #60

BJ said...

What gorgeous stamps. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, been knocked sideways yet again and have been struggling this week. BJ#81

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