Wednesday, 20 May 2015

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday?? my opinion!Week 311 at WOYWW, where you can join in and enjoy a 'snoop' around the desks of friendly crafters who are happy to share what is going on at their place.
Here's my desk today...back at the dining table at our sons place where I am visiting again for the next 4 weeks....this time I packed to plastic crates of stamping gear as I don't plan to spend all my time in the garden and do have at least 3 birthday cards to make and two other projects I'm thinking about.
I've been making the first birthday card using the Bokeh technique and in dark colours for a male.  You can see I can squash on to the small round table - my laptop, my work pad, a tray of pigment inks, a tower box containing distress inks that will have to grow to two containers to hold the new pads stashed on top - they're my favourite inks at the moment. a box with all my necessary basics, then I start to spill over onto the floor and chairs. In the middle is a card from US that arrived from Judy for the card swap and my empty coffee mug.  Well the day is creeping on and I'm off out for the birthday dinner at Sizzlers with the family so I'd best get this posted and squeeze in a few desks...thanks to everyone who visited last week and again if you're an Aussie and would like to trade ATCs for the WOYWW 6 swap please let me know (just keeps the cost down and it's fun to share).  Cheers


  1. Hope you have a great stay - 4 weeks would be too long without any supplies, so it's good to see you took some along! Happy WOYWW Helen, #7

  2. Enjoy time at your sons & happy woyww Jill #10

  3. have a great stay at your sons, enjoy your crafting :)
    Happy Woyww! Have a great week :)
    Charlie.x #11
    or find me here

  4. What a lot you have managed to cram onto the table. I have yet to try the Bokeh technique but intended to as soon as I saw it.
    One of y favourite memories of a trip to America was a visit to a fab Sizzlers. Sadly we haven't been to that one again but it made my mouth water when I read your blogpost.
    Enjoy your time at your families home but keep on crafting.
    Hugs, Neet 17 xx

  5. Have fun at son 's place.No- glad you will NOT be spending all your time gardening!! Play time planned- good to see. Will have to look up that technique. I do very little Paper Crafting these days.Am I getting slower?Is life getting more complicated? Not sure.I'll finally be drawing my Giveawy this week!!
    Judy #6

  6. I don't think I could survive a month without crafting either! I've heard so much at the Bokeh technique but have absolutely no clue about what it involves!! Sounds interesting too!
    Enjoy the birthday meal :-P
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xxx

  7. Glad its only temporary, otherwise that desk is too small for you and too round LOL
    Bridget #2

  8. Lots of supplies there looks like you are going to have lots of projects done!! :) lea number 24

  9. I actually like those Versamark stamp pads, because the ink is so bold and bright. But the problem I have is with their small size, since I'm not much of a stamper.

    Wow, four weeks is a long time, Robyn. I suspect you brought lots to keep you going through it all, though. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  10. Crafters will find a space to work however small! Considering what people took the to the WOYWW crop for just one day you have been fairly restrained! Have a great visit and a happy WOYWW Cindy #25

  11. Great to have some of your favourite things with you when you are away. Love the look of your card and the Bokeh technique is something I am going to have to look up. Have a great 4 weeks.
    sandra de @32

  12. Hi Robyn, Have a great time there, and make sure you gets lots of craft time :)
    Your ATC will go postal soon ... ish. (It's in the envelope, just need to get moving.)
    I love those Versacolour cubes too. They are my "go to" stamp pad when I don't want to think too hard about it :)
    RosA # 41

  13. Hi Robyn, totally with you on the Distress inks, and I've just reorganised mine to make room for the 12 from this year! Blast that man, lol. Keep meaning to try the Bokeh technique, it looks gorgeous. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #20 xxx

  14. Hi Robyn, how do you decide what to take with you? Unless you already have ideas for the cards your making of course.
    Have a great visit with your son
    Jan. no 38

  15. Yum, Sizzlers..I remember them, so good to hear they are still up and going! Im not sure you've got enough ink colours there tbh Robyn..I mean, how will you choose!!

  16. You look as though you've got everything you need to be able to craft happily for 4 weeks away from home. Have a lovely time with your family.
    Hugs Lisax #48

  17. Awwww love those little bitty ink pads.
    They are so sweet.
    Liking the card so far :) #58

  18. I'm impressed at all you managed to bring with you. Enjoy your time with family!

    Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #26

  19. Have a great time. Sizzlers sounds like my sort of place! x Jo

  20. I'm now home from a full on 11 hour day with the munchkins....we'e been everywhere and done everything today so I'm just a little tired lol I'm now nipping around the blogs while I can keep the eyes open.
    It sounds like you have 4 fab weeks ahead of you....enjoy x
    Annie x #12

  21. that is a heck of a lot of distress ink pads, not that I blame you they are brill.

  22. Nice to see you crafting at your alternative desk. Great box of mini ink pads I have one just like it and can ever part with it. I can see why it is your first thing to pack. Have a great time with your family. I have an ATC here to post off to you.

    Hugs Eliza& Yoda 73

  23. I am thinking I really liked that bokeh the one time I tried it, I just want to make a better ghetto stencil before I do it again, that thing you have your distress pads in looks interesting too because, they look like you know you can take them out easily they are not getting pushed too far in to pull out. but, I love that you used your bitty pads for this and I think I will try that some time :) thanks for the earlier visit Robyn :) ~Stacy

  24. The bokeh technique is something I really must try sometime, Robyn! Your card in your previous post is gorgeous. Thank you for your lovely comment, and I'm glad you like the 2 cards I made for my hubby - it's been lovely getting back into being creative again, and I hope the chemo doesnt' put the kybosh on that... It starts tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it one bit. Still, I've managed to get through the first stages of this process (surgery, managing the stoma) so I am sure the next bit will be within my orbit too! I've got my wonderful hubby beside me to hold my hand!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #70

  25. Looks like you have brought the fun with you! Love the card. Happy WOYWW! #53


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