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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW #141 - OMG I am getting Organised!!!

Help!!! I hardly recognise my "craftyoom"... It is getting sorted, ready for being sorted, and it is nearly half way!!! I can't believe it... What do YOU think?? If you want to sneak a peek at other desks, more worthy than this, just pop on over to our dear Mistress of the Desks, Julia, to snoop at many from all around the world... Meanwhile here is mine...

Can you recognise it then?? Even I have to look twice!! The drawers now on the desk hold punches, below and acrylic blocks at the top. My wireless comes with me every day from my bedroom, so I can listen to 5Live... The drawers to the right, next to my printer, now house my -

distress ink pads and blending tools. Each pad has it's own block, named, and set in an empty Ferrero Rocher box, as you can see in the bottom drawer. I have reds, oranges and pinks on top. Next come the browns, then the blues and greens. At the bottom are the purples and black, plus the archival and embossing pads. It works well, as I can easily lift out which drawer(s) I need... good eh??

So what am I making on my newly emptied and tidied desk - which is really much bigger than I remembered!!?? Well, I have been doing a card for the fragrant Freddie, for Valentine's... I cut strips of Kanban cream and black, and laid them diagonally across the cardstock.

 A closer view of the strips and papers. Yummyness!!

Here is the finished panel, with the addition of ribbons.

 I got carried away and forgot to take piccies of the next stages!! Mounted the panel on black and then a red crease card 8"x8"...

This is the central section. The hearts are triple embossed in red/black and red/gold, and decorated with corner peeloffs... The curled back pieces are parchment, cut and twirled, then stuck down so they look as if they are peeled back to reveal the hearts...

So here is the full view, set against yet another page of that WONDROUS Tattered Time pad from DCWV... I love that set of papers and can't wait to start my Laura Denison project, to make a mini album... I have the kit all set to go...

This final view shows the depth of the rolling on the parchment... I used this technique once before when I made a card for myself to express myself about my Taiji and getting my black jacket... Oh that seems so many eons ago. It's actually just gone 4 years on February 7th!!!

However, my Taiji is still inside me - it's what makes me strong... that made me able to take in my mother and all those attendent problems... better week again so far - we even took her to see the horses on Sunday, and she fed the pony treats from her wheelchair in the stable!! Great stuff...

So that's it guys... I got round a few more of you again last week, and I am aiming for many more this time, so thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments, I really appreciate and need every one!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

I am entering this in a couple of challenges:-
Artistic Stamper - Monthy challenge - hearts
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
My Mojo Monthly by Sarah - share hearts

39 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm totally impressed with your clean up. Nice going, there. And that card is awesome. I'm not a card maker, so I am always appreciative of anyone who is. Thanks for stopping by already. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

Spyder said...

oh wow it's amazing! SOOoo tidy! Now you've put me to shame, how about coming over and sorting my crafty space out!?! Have a crafty Week HaPpY WoYwW!!
((Lyn))

sandee said...

I laughed when I read your comment how your looks so much bigger when it's cleaned off, so true! Ya'll are getting a jumpstart on me for WOYWW but mine will be up tomorrow! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Neet said...

Lovely Valentilne card and what a room you have. I am so impressed that I feel a "tidy up" coming on for my own little shambles of a room. Oh for a bigger room.
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)

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

...very pretty card...love the way you've organised all your Distress Inks...have a fab week...Mel :)

Sarpreet said...

wow, a great tidy up and distress inks that go in that many draws! wow! gorgeous card and all that ribbon, great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing, #52

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. Sometimes a sort out like that is good for the soul! like the card too. Glad your mother has had a better week; it means you will have had one too!
Neil #49 or thereabouts!

okienurse said...

Beautiful card! I hope it gets framed! Love all the reorganization and organization going on on your desk. 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...

I knew I loved you - I listen to 5live all the time (mainly for the sport though in my case!) Your card for Freddie is beautiful.... glad things are going well with your Mum. I salute you.

Helen said...

Oh, sorry, I love your organised space too - want to come and help here?

May said...

Lovely tidy craft space well done!! Beautiful card, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Ann B said...

Lovely valenting card there , but your DH was thrilled. Impressed wit the great tidy-up and your DI storage.
Ann B
57

ger76 said...

Real neat ink storage!!!

Ger x
WOYWW #25

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely Valentine's card for your beloved there - good one for a bloke!
Glad that your mum was well enough to see the horses, nice for everyone to get her out into the fresh air...
Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous card, fab tidy up and super storage! Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 88

Lou said...

Wow you are very organised, love the ink storage, great card Hope you have a great week Lou @ # 91

Kim Dellow said...

You really are getting organised! Fabulous storage. Good luck with it. Kim

butlersabroad said...

Lovely tidy room Frankie, you have been busy! Hope you can find everything now it's all tidied away, my fear when I clean up I have to admit! Beautiful card for FF, hope he liked it.

Hugs
Brenda 6

Deb said...

love your storage! your paper is so fabulous, great idea to use the strips of paper!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx#9

MvM-design said...

love to see your creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

Hazel said...

Very organised and neat - especially the way you've houses your DIs. Love the Valentine card (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Gillian .... said...

Great design, love the striking colour combo, and the heart centre piece is fab.

inkypinkycraft said...

Glad ur mum has had an easier week, it must b hard. You have been getting organised!!!!hugs trace x51

Princess Judy Palmer said...

oOH! I love the diagonal strips of paper on the card-fabulous idea. Lots of sorting and organization going on in your neck of the woods. It kind of makes me want to do the same and shuffle some things around. We'll see!

Mary Ann said...

Oh a lovely tidy space...well done:)

RosC said...

Great to get organised and reveal (ta-da) SPACE! Very handsome card, love the idea of the peeling parchment.
Cheers,
Ros. (71)

That Craft Place Ltd said...

love your storage distress inks. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for letting me have a snoop around your workdesk!!!
Will be back next week to snoop some more.
Lisa (WOYWW 8) xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Well done you on your sorting!! Love your distress ink storage, those are the color groupings I aim for before all heck breaks out :D. I'm working on a variation of your card frame I think lol. #27

JoZart said...

Oh my, oh my, I'm hyperventilating at how tidy it all is! well done you!
Love JoZarty x

Danielle said...

Good luck with your cleaning! The ink pad drawer looks really neat! dani28

Lynne Forsythe said...

oh my my my my my.....this is ONE JAW DROPPIN' CREATION girl!! and organizing to boot....YOU ROCK!!

thanks bunches for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Sarah said...

So good to see you getting back on track - all organised and into the creative zone again! Love your bold colours, stripes and rolled edges - very stylish indeed..looks wonderful. If you could add a link back to My Mojo Monthly, that would be appreciated. Thanks so mush for sharing! Sarah.

Anonymous said...

Mum loved her Birthday cards. Thanks Frankie x

Jeremy and Samantha said...

beautidful reorganization and project happy woyww #54!

scrappymo! said...

Great card...the stripes on the diagonal are super!

Nice to hear your Mum is doing better this week. That will mean you had a good week too!

Your cleanup looks great...

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card ... I like the embossed hearts peeking out of the vellum.

Your craft room looks great after the tidy up.

Good to hear your mum is better and that she enjoyed the trip out.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth x #114

Emma said...

Hi Frankie.
What a fabulous piece of art and a wonderful design.
This is gorgeous...good luck and thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge Blog.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Love Emma xx

Hardwick Creations said...

Gosh, what a tidy/organised work space. I love the "valentine" inspired card. Gorgeous.

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous 3d heart ;) Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month and good luck in the draw.
xoxo Sioux