Wednesday, 16 April 2014

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday?

Hi and welcome snoopers to my desk this fine Wednesday....yes we share photos of our desks and if you're wanting to know more please pop over to our fine leader Julias blog and see that there are some 100+ WOYWW#254 players.
This is my desk first thing this morning when I was sorting out cards to finish off...well I only got the pink and yellow one on the left finished - it's for the Card Chain challenge.  Also there a couple of stamps needing to be put away (I did actually stack away my pile that's been hanging around for a few weeks). There are folders in the nook with some click/clear stamps, a nook for all my pens and odd bits. On top my flower jars under the ribbons. My OTT light in the middle. On the right shelf are my ink trays with my sprays and powders in front. Far left my container of finished cards on top of the printer.
Now a few hours later after browsing my blog readers list and discovering that Virginias Views challenge is closing in 2 days, I figured I'd better try something.

Not having any bought stencils, earlier I had a go at cutting one by hand (blue transparency) and wondered what spraying my shine colour mist on black might do - it's silvery. Then out came the inference powders and ended up using versamark over the stencil again to get the powder to it looks a bit like autumn leaves. It's great having the big artist pad underneath - catches all the mess and tryouts.
Excitement at our place too as our kids and the grand daughter are making the trip down for Easter, so I have to rearrange my craft room to fit in a mattress...yippee, Sophie's coming for cuddles.
Well I'd better post this and go visit a few desks before I have to leave and make dinner, Happy Easter to you all, and thanks for taking a peek Robyn


  1. Hi Robyn! So you cut your own stencil...good on you!! I am still trying to get to making some of my own stamps..have everything to do it but haven't lol! Love your card in the last does look like autumn leaves and just right for now! Great that you will have visitors for Easter!! Happy WOYWW and have a great Easter and week.
    Janene #5

  2. How excited you must be having the family coming to stay .Hope you all have a lovely Easter together . Lovely stencil also Robyn. Happy woyww Jill 41

  3. I think your shiny Autumn leaves piece is stunning, thanks for the visit BJ#44

  4. What a week you are having, Robyn - cards finished, cutting your own stencil and achieving a lovely result - and the icing on the cake - a visit from your family over this coming weekend. Have a truly wonderful time enjoying all the cuddles!.
    Have a very special Easter.
    Margaret #18

  5. I zoomed in for a closer look at your stencil...clever thing, it's so well done and the resulting print is fab :-)
    HUgs, LLJ 37 xx

  6. Your stencil is looks great. Happy WOYWW!

  7. Oooo, that card on the dark paper came out so shimmery, love it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #17

  8. Thanks for stopping by at mine.
    Love your stencil what a clever girl you are. Sounds as though you are in for a busy Easter, have fun, Angela x45

  9. Thanks for stopping by my desk, loving everything that's going on on yours! Carole Z #49

  10. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. I'm a little later visiting today cos I've been cleaning, sorting and tidying [again] ready to put our house on with another estate to get this house sold!!
    It sounds like you have an exciting time coming up.
    Annie x # 40

  11. WOW! I love your stencil.

    Hope you have a lovely Easter.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Sue 39

  12. Great desk photos, and I hope you have a wonderfully blessed family Easter :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 27

  13. Hi Robyn - lots of busy busy going on there - and you're so organised, tidying up as you go! Have a wonderful time with the family over the holidays. Easter blessings, Chris # 31

  14. Wow, that turned out great! Karen #36

  15. hello Robyn that is so clever of you and the card is super. We are having a quiet Easter this year as both sons and families are going away to seaside. However they are all coming here for the weekend of the 30th April to help DH celebrate his 70th birthday. We have had to change plans a bit due to loss of son's F.I.L. and my knee. I will need to convert dining room back into dining room instead of being my craft room :-)
    Have a lovely Easter with your family. Hugs Anne x #51

  16. Oh Roby what lovely bits you have happening on your desk, I ike the idea of cutting your own stencils. Might have a go at that.
    Thanks for visiting earlier, I was told by my friend that she was 25 again so that is what the card shows.
    Chris #39

  17. Thanks for the peek, Robin, and for stopping by my space earlier. Lots of nice items on your desk. I never thought of cutting my own stencils.
    Why didn't I ever think of it? Happy Easter to you. #79

  18. Love what you are doing with your own stencil, Robyn. I've had some experience of cutting and using stencils and love it!

    Thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm glad yo enjoyed following the progress of the card from start to finish.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #46

  19. Hi Robyn
    thanks for the well wishes. So glad you are Ok down there too. Its weird as even though Ita was a cat2 as she passed it it was far more windy here then ones we had in NT. I don't know if its because we are high up on the tablelands here maybe. The generator was a awesome to have indeed. Your cards are gorgeous Robyn...I love the post cards below too. Me I'm off to do yet more washing and maybe I'll get to do art tonight and then some jewellery making tomorrow at last!
    Annette xxxx

  20. what a clever use of the mask you made Robyn.. really love the results well done off to peek around.. thanks for popping over too :D
    God's blessing on you and those you love this Eastertime, Shaz in Oz.x #60

  21. My favoiurite is the last card too.Oh how patient to cut your own stencils! Well done.
    Thanks for your lovely comments.
    Judy #32

  22. Robyn I am loving the effect of your leaves from your stencil and hope you have lots of fabulous cuddles with your granddaughter. Thanks for the earlier visit to my blog and Happy WOYWW!
    Danie #29

  23. Afternoon, Love the stencil you created what a great idea. Looks great.
    Andrea #76 x

  24. Hi Robyn,

    What a beautiful stencil! I enlarged your photos and am blown away by what you've done with the stencil. The leaves are amazing!

    Have a wonderful Easter. It's fun when children are involved.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (13)

  25. Clever you doing your own stencil. Great outcome too.
    Did you change your header - it looks lovely.
    Hugs, & Thanks for your earlier visit - Neet 28 xx

  26. Great desk you have. Looks like your handmade stencil worked out perfectly! Brigita #58


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn