Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WOYWW 75

Wednesday again, were there any other days inbetween this week?



This is my relatively tidy workdesk. I liked the freebie papers that much i used them again for a 21st card. The other card is a work in progress. I'm not sure that i am happy with it, well with the gold peeloffs and the chalking on the flowers and leaves anyway...it might evolve over the next day or two.

To the left is a pile of freebie papers, some adhesive gems (which i am truly begining to adore) and my trusty trimmer - CM.




I really do have a lot of freebie papers that need to be used up, some are still in the magazines. I'm getting better at using them, it pleases me when i see them on a page layout or a card, but does anyone else find it hard to make that first cut. Once they are no longer intact I can hack away without a care, but that initial cut.....well, say no more.....

Last week I managed all the blogs again, I am starting to understand why people dont like word verification! Will try hard, but I'm not sure I'll make it round to everyone this week because I have a few things on.

Happy WOYWW everyone, and if you are new to the desk-showing mania please pop over to Julia's blog to find out why we are all addicted...

42 comments:

Pam said...

LOL...IT WAS a totally one day week wasn't it? We've Never made it thru all and are so impressed with anyone who can! Awesome job girlie!
AmberInk is # 2 this week - Merhaba to all!

Mandi said...

Yes, dont listen for the little cry when you make that first cut!!

Love the swirly card, looks lovely paper

Happy OWYWW
mandi xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You did better than me last week. I agree about word verification. It sucks!! I wish no one used it.

To answer YOUR question, I have a friend who is remodeling his house, and WOYWWendy and I went to help yesterday. I took my pneumatic sprayer, a multiple disconnect, and air hoses. He supplied the air compressor and we had fun playing in the big boy tools. I love tools.

I have a question for you. Where do you get freebie paper? I've never even seen freebie paper. But you sure have a stack of it. Let's see, I'm number 5 this week (had to look).

jude said...

Wow thats alot of freebie paper.I seem to not get round to use mine as have so much .although i do take out the magazines and just let them pile high in the corner.Your cards are lovely.have great wedensday
hugs judex

The Taming of the Glue said...

I had such a huge pile of freebie papers that I decided to give them all to a friend who had just started crafting. That way, I felt good and didn't have to cut them! Pam (24)

Terry & Kim said...

That's great you're using paper you've already got. I love the stick-on jewels too. They're addicting.

Terry #21

Chrissie said...

I didn't make it round to everyone last week either... I must try harder!
Very tidy desk... enjoy those papers and steel yourself for that first cut!
Chrissie

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely tidy desk, beautiful cards, word verifiction does take extra time, i hat those boxes that pop up just as your leaving! have great day, happy WOYWW, sue.(23)

Wipso said...

Hehehe I am chuckling here....I have lots that I wont use cos of course when I've used them I wont have them to look at or stroke :-)
A x

Susan Allan said...

Both cards look good but no doubt you will get inspired to finish the second one although it looks fine to me!
I don't use my trimmer, given up on sraight lines...it does not cut true 90 degrees, so nothing is straight.
Sue xx 60

Paula Gale said...

I was going to tell you that I really loved your stepper card - I bet it will turn out just fine.

I totally know what you mean about cutting into papers - that's my arguement for having cd's with backing papers on.

Paula x x x

sandra de said...

I know how hard it can be to make that cut. Some of my papers are just for looking they are perfect. Others I cut and tear and crinkle and give them a general hard time but all for a good cause. Sandra

Ciara said...

Very tidy desk and 2 great cards there. Lots of swirly flourishes!

My goodness, that is a lot of freebie papers!

Thanks for your view on my card ;-)

Ciara
xx

voodoo vixen said...

Your desk looks the epitom of tidiness and your cards are lovely - have to agree on the word verification thing.. pain in the derriere!!

voodoo vixen said...

Sooooo... I hit POST and find you have word verification on!! Hmmmmmmm

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely cards! I have to confess I've never used the free papers in magazines. Not only have I not used them, I haven't removed them from the magazine lol.

#76

Morti said...

Great cards - I can understand the hard to cut thing, though if I'm really in love with a paper because it's exactly what I need, it's never a problem!

Word verification - to my mind, a necessary evil....

butlersabroad said...

Wow that's a great stack of free paper, it's hard sometime cutting in to it, but that's what it's there for, so I just get over it and do it! Can't believe how big that pack of sticky gems is, looks bigger than your trimmer!!

Hugs
Brenda 90

sasa said...

Agreed - long is the admiration of my paper stash and slow is their slicing. But just looking at a beautiful paper is also part of the joy. But so is creating something original - so dive in - good job!
sasa7

Diane said...

Love the pink 21st card...very modern and vibrant.

diane 74

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh no, I'm over the cutting into it, it's knowing what to do with the large uncut portion after I've taken a slug out of it!! Like your card very much - how about trying silver or a dark green or pink instead of the gold? You and I both re-visit re-visit!!

karen said...

Your cards are both lovely! Where do you get freebie paper? Not that I NEED more paper but you know, paper is yummy and I always WANT more, lol!
Thanks for the peek!
karen #78

Cathy said...

Fab desk and great cards.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Oh all those gems - wonderful. I made a New Year's Resolution to use up papers I had/was given for my work for charity in 2010 and I have succeeded and only printing off for commissioned cards/Design Team cards. It's getting a bit boring now as sooooo many nice papers around but let's see if I'll make the year!!! Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 35)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

wow lots to see this week, love your cards. Thanks for sharing, hug Heidi (#30) xx

She said...

Great desk. S #12

Scrapcollectr said...

Ah, yes. That first cut. Didn't Rod Stewart say the first cut is the deepest? hee hee. I refer to my papers that haven't been used yet as living in my paper zoo. On display but not used. Lol. Cards look great. Go cut some paper! *smile*

Scrapcollectr said...

P.S. Dh and I saw Pink Martini in concert last night--great group that does a very interesting variety of music. I mention it because the lead singer said that they are so popular in Turkey that the fans begged them to do a song in Turkish. She asked anyone Turkish in the audience to come up to the stage and perform a well known song and two women jumped at the chance. It was beautiful! Wonder if you've heard of them?

Carol D said...

super cards, freebie papers, I usually end up giving them to my grandaughter to craft with, she love papercrafting too.

Carol #51

Hazel said...

very neat workspace - and super cards x Hazel #100

Ali said...

Oooh pretty cards! I really like the stepper card.

I'm building up quite a collection of freebie papers too.. have been stockpiling mine in a magazine file...

akilli melek said...

thanks for letting me know...always thought people were clever being able to put in word verification program....nope blogger did it automatically it seems.

no more word verification.
caroline

Mrs A. said...

I'm like that with materials. I keep buying fat qtrs on ebay and then cab't bear to start cutting them up. Just bought 5 with fairies on to make a patchwork bag so am going to have to steel myself to cut them up. Yep the 1st cut is the deepest so the song goes.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab cards and I love the freebie papers, they are so useful for a quick card.

A.xx(4)

P.S. I hate word verification too.......:(

Elizabeth said...

Your desk looks incredibly ordered and where do you get all the freebie paper - I have some but nothing like the amount you have piled up there. At one time I never used the freebies because often the paper feels thin but recently I have found a use and I never have a problem cutting into it. hugs, Elizabeth #63

Violets Corner said...

Fab desk and freebie pile! Oh, the first cut hurts, it helps to listen to music when cutting :)

Hugs
Maarit #34

Theresa said...

Great Goodies! Never get tire of papers and sticky gems!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that's a lot of freebie papers! where ever do you get them? i want some!

Jo Davies said...

Sorry am late in having a snoop...just trying to catch up with WOYWW.... lovely freebie and gems... perfect, great work desk and some lovely project too!

Hugs Jo (64) xxx

Pam said...

Thats a very tidy desk you have! Thank for visiting my desk and no I didn't get to eat any of the cupcakes I'm on a diet its torture!! Hugs Pam x

Sunshine Girl said...

I so know what you mean about that first cut! enjoy the free papers you have a nice pile there! thanks for commenting on my blog last week - sorry I didnt get back to you but it was one of those weeks! (no.45)

Sherry said...

I'm late, but I'm here - better late than never! I like the card in the middle of your desk. That does look like a lot of paper you have - I'm the same, always reluctant to make the first cut - it's always worth using it though.

Sherry (122)