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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #280

Morning deskers!!

Here’s how to find out about WOYWW and here’s how my desk looked last night when I got in from work:


I’d had a crafty sess with my mum and sis the night before and, for no good reason at all, we had all had a go at making a 3d teacup from a dreamees template. My sis had a bit of bother and decided hers looked like ‘Chip’ from Beauty and the Beast. You can see him sitting on top of my DI pile. Didn’t take a photo of mum’s but it was coming along nicely (although there WAS a lot of arguing that there was a better way to do it until I finished one). That’s mine you can see, showing off its untidy bottom!! I wanted to put lots of flowers in it, and decided to follow the technique shown by Lise Cooke (Lise makes stunning pop up boxes … well everything she does is pretty cool - and I have seen one IRL and it was AWESOME). IMG_1516[1]

Here’s my finished project, a little wobbly but not too bad for a first attempt, I think I could work the wrinkles out with another go, but that’s a project for a commission or a special birthday methinks. 

Enjoyed finishing that off last night – really needed to wind down yesterday after doing a course – I am (I hope!) now an official Arts Award Advisor for Bronze and Silver level. Well, I think I understand the admin……not too sure about the delivery…….

And I showed you all that because the actual desk this morning is pretty boring. But I do have some new goodies to play with……



Happy Wednesday!!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

OMG, those teacups of flowers a re sooooo gorgeous. Clever you, they are a sight for sore eyes....and yes, Chip the teacup is alive and well on your desk!!
Hugs, LLJ 23 xx

chrissies said...

Wow that is one very special card Cindy--love the colours and all the flowers

Chrissie x

Kyla said...

Ooh lovely crafting and not heard of the art award so will check them out, but well done.
Nice goodies that an octopode stamp I spy? Looking forward to seeing what you make with your new stash.

Kyla #33

Diana Taylor said...

What a gorgeous 3D card - I love the mass of flowers and the pretty colour scheme - just lovely. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #28

Queenie Jeannie said...

What an amazing project!!! Love it and the flowers will NEVER die! :D I have that stamping wheel - they're a lot of fun!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #21

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Cindy, awesome boxes. I will be watching to see what you do with the stamping gear- I've seen them around, and can't make my mind up whether I NEED any or not, lol.Have a great week, Hugs. Shaz #38 xxx

Nannie4 said...

Hi, Cindy. I too am awaiting a project using the stamping gear. I see that device all the time at Michael's here in Canada, but I have not succumbed to the lure. ;) I think you did a wonderful job on your card.
Nann #57

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

A lovely bunch of diecut flowers! Have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #50

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh they look amazing, fabulous gift ideas too. Your new goodies look fun too. Take care Zo xx 52

Fuzzie Fingers said...

These are so beautiful and so delicate looking. #68

Whimcees said...


A beautiful cup of flowers - great idea! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Helen said...

I am loving that teacup of flowers, what a fabulous gift/card they would make. Helen 5

Lisca Meijer said...

That teacup card is stunning! I love the flowers.
Nice bit of new stash there. I couldn't figure out what the round thing was but I'm sure all will be revealed soon.
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
Have a good week,
a hug and God bless,

Chrysalis said...

What a lovely card - I've bookmarked Lise's blog, to have a closer look at the how-to. Thanks for sharing. It's great to be able to share crafting with family - none of mine are really interested, unfortunately. Congrats on your new title! Have a great week, Chris # 16

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous teacup and flowers, lovely colour scheme too.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

Elizabeth said...

Hi Cindy, love the teacup and the flowers are gorgeous ... sounds like you had a great time working through the instructions. Congratulations on your new job title. And that's a lovely pile of new stamps to play with. I have a giveaway on offer so do check out the sticky post at the top of my blog. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #53

Nikki C said...

That 3-D tea cup is amazing and your new stamps look great to play with and have to say LOVE WOW embossing powders so pretty and the perfect sizes they come in :)
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 8

Nikki C said...

PS you won my little RAK from last week need your snail mail too

Mrs.D said...

Coo, that is super, would be perfect for get wel card for someone in hospital where they won't allow flowers. Gorgeous, and well done for becoming an arts advisor, hope that gives you lots of opportunities fordoing more creative stuff.
Chris #20

Whimcees said...


Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind comments! The quote is "Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes" :<) Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous teacups full of flowers! That's a very nice project. You must have had fun together.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37

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