WOYWW #229 - A little improved!


Hi fellow desker's and crafty friends, I am pleased to report my desk is a tad tidier than last time you visited. Thanks to all of you who visited me here last week and commented.  There were a few of you I didn't manage to reciprocate the visit to, and you shall be the first on my list a little later today.

Rod and I are enjoying our time alone this week, we had dinner out with friends last night.  They are foster carers like ourselves with a boy the same age as 'A' so it was good to have a catch up and debrief a bit about the kids (compare notes so to speak....lol)  as well as talk of other things.

This week I have been busy getting things ready for next month's edition of Unruly PaperArts, we are going Stencil Crazy for November so I have been following up on contributor articles, editing posts and the like. Being home alone means I have been avoiding the housework and spending lots of time playing with all my crafty stuff too.

Here's a few snapshots of my desk and my week.






I've been working with Christmas Stamps and Alcohol Inks for a couple of ATC Swaps, Stencils and Spray Mists for some upcoming Design Team stuff as well as my latest Quick and Easy Santa Card Kit for Altered Pages.  You can see a glimpse of some of this in my middle photo above.

And just for fun!  I've been playing with my Gelli Plate, and yesterday I finished my Summer Canvas.  Today I have been creating some more ATCs and stuck a cutout of a photo of my eyes on a journal page I have been working on and off on.


A look at one of the Gelli Prints I made.
My Summery Canvas (inspired by a recent Swaps)


I stuck my eyes on this drawing in my journal.
The background is one of my hand-carved stamps



So that's my desk this week, and what Wednesday is all about.  I hope you all have a fabulously fun and creative week.  For a sneak peak at more wonderful desks from around the world or to find out what I am on about head over to our host Julia's Blog here.




33 comments:

Regina Hamilton said...

Really stunning work. happy crafting #4

Regina Hamilton said...

Really stunning work. happy crafting #4

Regina Hamilton said...

Really stunning work. happy crafting #4

Janene McAnally said...

Oh wow..LOVE looking at what you have done Danielle!! The Gelli Plate print is fantastic and the canvas just beautiful!! The journal page with your eyes hehe just great!! Can you tell I love your work :-)!! Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #5

Eliza said...

Really amazing work, love your gelli print. Nothing like a good planning day for future tasks.

happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 13

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeousness everywhere! LOVE your canvas - beautiful, cheers me up on this miserable rainy October morning! Have a great week. MMx #36

Jackie said...

I like the photos you showed and that you showed them like the old Polaroid camers, it works well!
Sounds like your busy with the editing and design team stuff
Jackie 42

Lizzyc said...

Well it looks like you are keeping busy with your creating.. love what you have done!

Horace House-of-Bears said...

We really love the snap shot style of showing your desk, what a clever idea. Your journal pages are great, we especially like the last one with the eyes.

The bears#79

Robin Spitzer said...

Love the presentation of your photos Daniel. Your backgrounds are amazing. Love the bloom card and your journal piece

Hugs Robin 23

April Story said...

Your desk looks very busy. Great summer canvas - it is so bright and cheery. Love the eyes on your journal page. April #29

Julie Ann Lee said...

My! You've been so creative! I love that summer canvas. I'm so with you about crafting vs housework - no contest here in the Magpie's Nest! Have a lovely WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #28

trisha too said...

Oh I recognize that Christmas card, and your canvas is beautiful, Danie!

Thank you for stopping by this WOYWW,
:)trisha
#32 this week
with happy mail

Peg Robinson said...

Really great canvas and all. You have been busy. Peg R 103

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. So much wonderful creativity on your desk. I have some ATC to make, but have not found the extra hours in the day yet! Ali x #49

Tammy said...

Amazing work as always! Glad you are enjoying a little down time!

Robyn said...

I don't think of tidy as an improvement!
thanks for visiting and the snoop around!
Robyn 10

Darnell J Knauss said...

That was a fun post, Dani! Loved all the photos and your creations are fab!! Putting your eyes on the page was brilliant!! Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit to me at the Playhouse!! Have a great week! Darnell #12

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely journal page and I love that you have used a photo of your own eyes, so cool!! Annette #22

Nan G said...

Some pretty cool stuff happening on the desk this week. Looking forward to UPA November. I missed this month again. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #9

Annie said...

Thank you for my happy birthday wishes yesterday...I felt so special having so many lovely messages.
What lovely results you've got to show us this week.
Hugs,
A x #62

VonnyK said...

They are all fabulous. How clever to put your eyes into the picture, looks really good. I love the flowers. Enjoy the time by yourselves and have a great week,
Von #63

The Taming of the Glue said...

So much fab stuff! Love the summer gelli plate page. Hugs. Pam#38

Twiglet said...

Thanks for calling in to my blog. I am so glad I popped over to yours - what lovely projects you have been busy with. I will be back! x Jo

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous work, Danie, and what a busy, colourful desk this week. Thank you for your lovely comment - I wish it was true though! Most of my new ARTHaven is not organised at all, and even the bit that is, isn't really because I'm going to change things as I go along lol!! Still a huge amount of unpacking and organising, not to mention cleaning up after the builders, to do in the rest of the house before I can settle down to doing art with a clear conscience, I'm afraid.

We'll get there in the end!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #65

Roberta B said...

Hello, I haven't been on for about 3 weeks and I see you made sime big changes to your blog .. I like it! I want to peek around in your site .. I see some neat things. but I will post thing b 4 I forget or get lost. Thanks Roberta 96

Julia Dunnit said...

fascinating. loving the page that you've included your eyes photo on, would never have thought to do that. Lao delighted to know that you dodge housework too...makes me feel a tad better!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful post Dani and so you love at or near Casino went to college at Lismore, many years ago now!!
used to stop at casino on the train.
I love some of the cards down below too have joined your blog too :D Shaz in oz.x

glitterandglue said...

Am still catching up with folk - crazy week here! Thanks for visiting - glad you like the pergamano. Your desk looks such fun, and so very industrious. And, I ask you, why exactly would you want to do housework when you have time for doing crafty things??!!
Have a great week.
Margaret #64

Lisa-Jane said...

I love your gelliprints! They look like modern art even before you have overlaid your designs on them. Great stuff #55

Lynn McAuley said...

What fabulous fun going on here, Danie. Awesome photos and gorgeous creations.

Karen said...

Looks like you have been busy creating Danie. It's amazing what you can get done when you are home alone. Of course when we are home alone we choose to do the things we like....maybe not housework lol

trisha too said...

Missed you this woyww week, Danie!!

:)