What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday #237

Happy Wednesday!  I have this morning arrived back from a few days away at the beach and with not much else needing my attention thought I would join in the fun again this week.  With being away my work desk hasn't really changed much in the past fortnight since my last WOYWW post.  What's the big deal about my desk? Well head over here to our hostess Julia's blog and find out!

One supply item which was in good use prior to my departure was my Distress Stains.  They are perfect for when you are time poor and I just love using them for quick random and colorful backgrounds.  I have been combining them with lots of background and Christmas Stamps for some fun tags like the one shown above which are perfect for gift giving.  You will find my tutorial for these tags over at Unruly Paper Arts 

And they also make fabulous backgrounds for cards too!

Heading into the new year I have decided my word for 2014 is Time, so I was playing with some of the stamps from the new Time on Your Side Stamp Set from Altered Pages, they are perfect to mark so many different occasions with the various time related sentiments out there.  Like Time to Celebrate, Time to Dream, etc.

Speaking of Time - this past week as mentioned I have taken some time out; and yesterday we spent the day exploring Mt Tamborine part of the Gold Coast Hinterland which included a walk through the rain-forest, a nice lunch and some wine tasting.  So in finishing my post today I thought I would share one of my favorite photos taken yesterday.

This is the Richmond Bird Wing Butterfly which is native to my home region of the Northern Rivers of NSW and also parts of Queensland but sadly endangered.  Here she is in all her glory just having landed on the Lantana.  Unfortunately this photo doesn't do her colors of red and yellow justice but I love it all the same.

Wishing all my fellow deskers and their families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I look forward to popping by your desks in 2014.


Scrapcat 1 said...

Glad you enjoyed you time away, I love the butterfly picture. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tracy #41

Neil said...

Good morning
Just popping my head around the door to say hi and wish you a very happy Christmas. Beautiful tags.
Thanks for sharing your workplace.

Neil #20

VonnyK said...

I love your time stamps. Time is something I wish I had more of and hope to get in 2014 (fingers crossed). I haven't been to Mt Tamborine since I was a teenager, I used to love it there. Glad you had a nice time away.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Von #38

Lizzyc said...

That sounds like a wonderful time in Mt Tambourine.. and I wish you too a love filled Christmas and a blessed 2014!!

Tammy said...

Glad you had time to take for yourself and explore! Great backgrounds with the distress stains, you just can't go wrong with them!

Donna Wheat said...

love your backgrounds, great pink water spray bottle, thanks for sharing Donna #39

StampinCarol said...

I love the backgrounds you made with the stains. Very pretty. And the butterfly.... WOW! Sounds like you had a great trip. Merry Christmas and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N # 57

Winnie said...

Love your tags! I am a big fan of distress inks and stains and love what you did with yours. Your butterfly pic made me smile as it is freezing here in NYC today we even had snow yesterday. Wishing you a very Happy Holiday! Winnie#51

Elizabeth said...

Hello Danielle, lovely post. Your tags are fabulous - great colour combinations. The pic of the butterfly is gorgeous and a walk through a rain-forest sounds like such an exotic and romantic thing to do on a day out to me - the best we have here in the south-west of Scotland is a very soggy woodland walk :) Thanks for sharing. I wish you and yours the most wonderful Christmas and all that you hope for yourselves throughout the coming year. Hugs, Elizabeth x #45

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely delicate picture, how nice to have a walk and some time out, you must be supremely well organised! With you on the distress stains and inks, and like your time tags very much....I'm not having a single word...it'll be a phrase for me....when I've got some time to consider it,

sandysewin said...

Great colors on the time cards. Distress inks are great for all the blending.

How odd to think that you are having completely opposite seasons from us. Enjoy the nice weather!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the lovely comments.

Happy Woyww and Happy Christmas,

Sandy #1

Darnell J Knauss said...

We're on the same wave length, Danie! I opened your blog from Julia's list and a message popped off to the side in my inbox and it was you!!

I had such a good time here today! Your backgrounds in those wonderful colors are just divine. And that butterfly photo is award-winning!! You should seriously look online for some photo contest to enter.

I'm glad you got some lovely time away. Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays!! Hugs, Darnell #10

Nan G said...

Sounds like a nice relaxing time for you. Very nice pic of miss butterfly. Love the tags you've made. Oh, the bottles on my desk on some of the new TH distress paints. My stains are on a shelf above the desk. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy Holidays! Nan G #14

Hammers said...

Hey Danie, thanks for swinging by my blog earlier. Sorry for the late post..it is 10.30pm here and I have just walked in from work..boo hiss..love your tag, I am going to check out the tutorial. Love the butterfly too, such beautiful colours. Have a wonderful Christmas. Cx #60

Andrea said...

distress stains are ace love the vibrant colour ways. sounds like you had a wonderful time and the butterfly photo is awesome ..the sort seen in a magazine. happy christmas and hope you and your family have a lovely time over the festive period thanks for visiting earlier crafty hugs Andrea #48

Annie said...

Oh how lovely to have had time out to relax. I love the pic of that gorgeous butterfly.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and exciting new year.
A x # 36

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those stains do make for good backgrounds don't they? Love TH bright magenta colour. And TIME is a great word for 2014.... You can take that so many different ways!
Have a Happy Christmas :-)
Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

BJ said...

Love your time backgrounds. Thanks for visiting me this week. Happy Christmas BJ#35

Eliza said...

Such a beautiful part of our lovely country and one of my favorites too. I love the Lamington National park also where you can walk down and under the waterfall and see such wonderful forests. We did filming up there many years ago and well worth the hike.

Love your tags they are so bright and cheery, perfect for this time of year.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment was nice to have you drop in and say hi.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 15

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours (don't use my stains enough) and lovely photo too - doesn't feel like winter yet, does it?

Sorry to be late but now I can get to my desk, it's commenting time - pop back to see my tidy-up 85% done....

Happy last WOYWW before Christmas!
Mary Anne (24)

Monica said...

It is weird hearing about going to the beach when we are having the earliest coldest winter since moving to the Texas hill country.
I love that stamp collection as I love multipurpose stamps. your try outs are lovely.
Monica 13

Robyn said...

beautiful backgrounds!
thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
robyn 7

Lindsay Weirich said...

great samples with the distress inks! Happy Christmas and WOYWW! Lindsay #5

Regina Hamilton said...

I'm glad you had to relax. Love the butterfly pic. Sorry for the late visit. I'm trying to finish Christmas projects. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. #6

Daniella said...

Hi Danie!!
I'm so happy you had a nice trip! You deserve it!!
You already know how much I LOVE these tags!! Awesome!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Amazingly beautiful work, Danie!! How awesome!

peggy apl said...

Dropping by this Christmas morning to say, may the blessings of this Christmas season be yours throughout the coming new year!!! Happy creating! Your photo and projects in this post are great!