Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Wednesday again. Where does the week go? It's time to share your desk with other crafters around the world. What am I talking about? Pop over to Julia's blog  Stamping Ground  and join in the fun.

So to my desk without more ado. Well I say desk I tend to use the dining table as more space and I have moved all my things into the dining room as we only use it on special occasions and when all the family visit so it made more sense to convert bedroom back to a bedroom for two - mainly for when my grandsons visit.

This is my actual desk - rather cluttered at moment. The basket has some adhesive that I took to last class I took as some ladies had expressed an interest in buying. My bug and Bigshot towards right. The hearts and boxes are a work in progress :-) taking a long time. I think that basically I am trying to do too many things- but doubt I will change!!

Work space on table. Another crafter mentioned using the shaving foam technique so decided I had to have a go. The results you can see below. As well as the tags I decided to do it on bottom half of first page of my first ever Art Journal- inspired by Creative Jumpstart. As far as I've got. Do intend to try more of the ideas.

I'd tidied up the table because I wanted to get on with my first Lillybo quilt. It's dark here this morning so it doesn't look quite as bright as it is in reality. I have to add some pieces to either side yet. Can't quite decide on colours from what I've got.

 Another bit of storage - the white drawers from Ikea. I've been undecided about these since before Christmas but gave in last week. They fitted perfectly into the space. Although white in reality they look creamy so go well in the room. Can be wheeled out as well if needs be. Ooops didn't realise there was part of the vacuum cleaner still there.

Last Sat went to card class. This is what we made. Not my designs I just copied the examples.

As you can see above this has a little flap that tucks into the piece at the front.

I know all the edges are not straight as that was the intention- if I made it again I think I would cut the edges evenly.
Well off to link up with Julia and will be back later to visit other desks. Have decided I will visit the ones I follw regularly, those who visit me and those ending with same number as me. Bye for now. Anne x


  1. Fab cards Anne and I love the central fabric on the quilt....good luck with completing it.
    A x # 52

  2. great looking crafty room! Love the cards. I haven't tried the shaving cream technique but it looks interesting. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

  3. Beautiful cards, love the detail x
    You have lots of great projects on the go :0)
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

  4. Hi Anne, the shaving foam technique went well and looks good in your journal and the tags are great too. The fabric for the quilt looks just perfect for a child. I have that drawer set too - very useful storage. Have a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

  5. You have been busy this week, lots of different crafts to be shared. I've been wanting to have a go at an Art Journal for ages but never really seem to get round to it. Have a great week of crafting.

  6. Great cards Anne! I am eyeing your quilt (wish I could sew, but never learned) and love quilts. Great fabric and pattern! You have a great setup and that cabinet was a great score! Storage is key to happy workspace for me. Have a great week! Winnie#92

  7. Crumbs Anne. That shaving foam technique looks brilliant! I guess if I google it I'll find out more - love it! Great cards too and your quilt is gonna be fabulous.

    No wonder you haven't time to catalogue stamps with so much going on!! I think my systme is very simple, plus it allows me to move things round if I like, just a question of rubbing out the pencilled reference number on the index card and writing a new location in. BUT, it take time for sure.

    Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

  8. Happy WOYWW lots of interesting things going on. Especially loved the effects with shaving foam - lovely selection of cards too. Happy Crafting Gill x #103

  9. Shaving foam???? Now I've heard it all, lol! What on earth do you do with that?
    You have been a.busy bee this week with all your cards and the quilt, which by the way is looking great! Lovely bright colours. If you want a cheats way of doing the border look here:

    1. Thanks for the link Jan. If you Google 'shaving foam technique' there are loads of explanations :-) Anne x

  10. Some super cards on show this week, you have been productive. I have six of those Ikea cabinets in red and love them so much. Great that they are wheeelie and also they have so many drawers too.
    Your quilt fabric looks fabulous. Great colours too. It's exciting!
    love Jo x

  11. Hi Anne, it seems like ages since I've had a good catch-up on your blog!
    And I see you've moved to the dining room, but then when you're doing as many bits and pieces as you are, you need more space! And I suppose there's a cake going in the kitchen too?!! lol!


  12. I haven't heard of the shaving foam technique but the results look fab...must investigate further I think! The drawer set looks great. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

  13. wow you have been so busy, I have just decorated one of those heart boxes as a mothers day gift idea. Those cards are really lovely
    Wishing you a really great WOYWW
    Ria #73

  14. Your studio is so nice and neat.. love all your cards, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  15. it's great when you can use other work surfaces, when you have so many projects going on! great cards - lots of variety in style!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 30

  16. So much going on here..... Like the shaving foam technique well done on starting your journal
    Jackie 19

  17. Hi Anne,

    I love the tags you made using the shaving cream effect! The IKEA drawers look very nice indeed. And what better than having them on wheels!

    Also, such a nice assortment of cards. I bet you had a great time!

    Thanks for visiting me already. I'm afraid I might be visiting until the weekend.....

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay #2

  18. Oh dear, cold knocked me for 6 again yesterday, then computer had a problem so DH had it all evening. I see you have jumped in with the shaving foam technique and had a bash, looking good. Cards are great too. I think we all have work in progress projects all over the place, I know I do! Thanks for stopping by and Happy belated WOYWW BJ#4

  19. Hi there! Bit late stopping by but my internet was acting up yesterday! Lovely tags and cards you've made there!

    Lauren x

  20. Hi! I especially liked the last two cards and can't wait to see how your quilt progresses...I would love to make a quilt and have "plans" to, someday! lol Maybe its just an excuse to hoard fabric? :) Thanks for sharing all the pics and for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a comment. Deeyll #159

  21. Hi, boy do you have a lot on the go!! It makes me feel quite ashamed at the little I seem to do! I really must pull my socks up and start doing some of the 'stuff' I always want to but don't! I do like your drawers....seems a very handy piece of furniture especially if you can wheel it around! I really like your cards too.....Look forward to seeing your quilt.... Joan

  22. Love seeing all you are involved in doing, Anne :) I like the wonderful organizational ideas IKEA has, and am enjoying using some of their products as well. The shaving cream technique intrigues me and will go check it out. Bravo on working on your quilt, too. You inspire me. Thanks for posting!
    xx, Gracie

  23. I guess you've not been busy blogging this week. LOL


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