Wednesday 5 March 2014

Project 137: WOYWW 248 First entry

I have been following Claire's submissions to What's on your workdesk Wednesday for months, and I have always wanted to enter. But I never had a workstation! Whenever I wanted to craft I would get my little buckets, boxes and bags of craft things and sit on the floor, or couch, or table and make the thing and then clear it all away. For years this is how I did it.

When we moved into our condo recently I asked (nay, insisted) that I have a craft desk in our spare bedroom and here I am, finally ready to play along!

So my headline photo is my long-awaited desk. I have my ProMarkers in little cups (until I work out my long term solution), two little plastic caddies full of bits and bobs, a pencil container, cutting mat, ATG just out of shot, and then the interesteing bits: some paper scraps, some Little Claire stamps I'm coloring in and then the sample of papers that come with the Little Clair subscription Claire subscribed me to for my birthday.

I wanted to share the rest of my little craft station as well as I'm just so excited:

To the left is my wall sticker, my paper storage unit, paper cutter and bit box of bling. To the right is a shelving unit that has everything that doesn't fit in the desk: stamps, inks, ribbons, bows and other tools. It's the first time I've ever had an area that is really my own and I'm excited to have done a few projects there already.

I thought I would share the first card I made after assembling my desk last week, a card my colleague commissioned for her neighbor's baby shower. Her neighbor, I should mention, is a professional dancer from the UK's version of Dancing with the Stars - I've purposely not put her name in this as my friend didn't want my blog to get picked up by search before the shower - but afterwards I'm definitely going to ask her to get a picture of her holding the card. My first celebrity endoresment!

The brief was to make it as blingy and fabulous as possible and so when I was in doubt, I added more bling. Purple leopard paper is from Claire, the flowers are from a Papermania collection and the image is one I've used before, on a previous "Knocked up" and fabulous card.

All in all, I'm so excited to be a part of the WOYWW crew, can't wait to have a nosy around your workstations! xJT


  1. Welcome to WOYWW - your new work desk is just perfect - hope you have hours of fun there. x Jo #60

  2. Love your arty/crafty area and oh wow I LOVE your promarker collection!! That card is just fabulous!! Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #9

  3. Welcome to WOYWW! I can fully relate to your not having a desk. That's how I started about 20 years ago. You are so nicely organized! Thanks for visiting my space and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #4

  4. Welcome to WOYWW -I'm so pleased you have a crafting space and can play along - I know how excited I was when I kitted out my craft room. Your space looks great and it is lovely to see your first off the desk project too. As a MASSIVE fan of Strictly Come Dancing I'm really intrigued as to who that gorgeous card is for. Have a great week, enjoy your new work space. MMx #51

  5. Yay, a desk! What a lovely craftspace you have created! LOVE that wall stickers - just gorgeous!
    Welcome to WOYWW :)
    no. 33
    Thanks for visiting already xx

  6. Welcome to our weekly madness- it will take over your life, lol. Love the card, its awesome.Someone is going to be very pleased with it. Re Promarker storage, if you do a search on my blog for that, you will see what I came up with recently- may work for you. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

  7. Love your card, thanks so much for your earlier visit, is dancing with the stars strictly come dancing? If it is I shall be watching your blog carefully for the reveal! :) You must be so happy with your new desk! it is so tidy ( I'm ashamed ) :)

  8. Welcome! Lovely to have to join us. Of course, showing your stuff on the floor would okay too, in fact, we have a Desker that works on the floor! Love your new craft space and the card is fab. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #101

  9. Hi and welcome, this is only my third week so fairly new here too. What a great work area you have, looking forward to seeing what you make here. Happy crafting, Angela x 63

  10. Sad that I was too jet lagged to welcome you properly. So glad you have a workstation and really pleased I got to see it and the new home on this visit! You already know I love the card.. Cx #78


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