Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WOYWW and the kindness of crafty folk!

Hi everyone, I can't believe that it's Wednesday again (where on earth did that week go?!) and time for another whizz around the globe at Julia's Stamping Ground, to see what other crafters have on their desks.

You probably already know that I don't tidy my desk for your visits, but today is pretty dire! Dies that need the leftovers 'poking out', a part complete project on the left, planned for a future class, and my 'overflow' box on the far left - same place as last week, with much the same stuff in, and an experimental card fold on top!!


And this is what I've been working on with my Inkylicious dusters - the sand dunes image was inspired by one I saw at Farnborough, that was made using Adirondack inks, and I wanted to see if I could make something similar using my Distress Inks. Don't know about you, but I have a lot of Distress Inks, and I love them, (Julia asked about my colour chart on my desk last week - it was for my DI's!) and I can't really justify buying another set of inks (Adirondacks) if the DI's will do the same job - I was quite pleased with the results, and they will be the basis of a future class:-



My class yesterday was such fun, and one of my lovely ladies brought along a gift for me - a fab tartan scrapbooking bag! A friend of hers was throwing it out (!) and as she doesn't scrapbook, and already has a travelling craft bag, she decided to give it to me. Aren't crafters lovely people?



Anyway, Julia asks us to keep these posts relatively short (sorry Julia!) so I'd better stop waffling and start blog-hopping!

Happy WOYWW

Debs x




26 comments:

  1. Thanks for calling by at mine today. Love your gorgeous pics....and I'm glad you don't tidy too much :-)
    Hugs,
    A x # 44

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  2. Looks like lots of fun going on at your desk today! Love the effects from those dusters. Such a soft and subtle look to the finished results!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. Beautiful creativity underway :)
    Great bag too x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #46

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  4. I so love your work it truly is inspirational and lucky you getting that bag, yep you are right crafters are wonderful people

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza

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  5. Love the new bag, it's amazing what some people will throw out isn't it? The scenes have turned out beautifully, the DI inks work really well, I also like it when you don't have to buy something for a specific purpose. -3C and snow showers here again today, that 16C day was obviously just a tease!

    Hugs
    Brenda 88

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  6. Crafters are indeed lovely people. Your experiments turned out really well.

    Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

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  7. The scenes are fab, they look like watercolours!! Clever you. And your desk is quite tidy compared to some I've seen today :)
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

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  8. Your scenes are stunning. I would really love to learn how to do that. What a great bag. Crafters are such wonderful people.

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    1. thanks Regina, I have been asked to do a tutorial video and post on the blog, but have to figure out how to first LOL!! My techy abilities are not yet that advanced - will have to ask other bloggers for advice :-)

      Debs x

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  9. awesome cards! I love the distress inks but try to use them on things that don't get touched much because of their "activation" issues. I love the effects you got with the cards! Crafters are the most awesome people thinking about others all the time! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

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  10. I think you have done a pretty fantastic job with your inks great shading.
    Your right crafters are lovely people very giving and that is one lovely bag you have been given
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria

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  11. Brilliant pages with your inks! They look fab. How lovely to be given a bag!

    Lauren x

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  12. Amazing watercolors you have done there. Happy WOYWW! Karen 123 x

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    1. thanks Karen, although they're not actually watercolours! All done with Distress Inks and duster brushes - crafty magic that looks like watercolours!

      Debs x

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  13. LOVE your ink paintings. I love using Dylusions Inks by Dyan Reaveley...beautiful colours!! Your desk is definatley a crafters desk lol! I see you have a Cuttlebug at the back of your desk...I WANT one!! I want to emboss paper to use in art journaling :-). Happy belated WOYWW.
    Janene #54

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    1. Thanks Janene - tried to visit your blog, but nothing visible??

      I got my Cuttlebug on E-bay, and it came with a bunch of embossing folders and a couple of dies as someone had traded up to a Grand Calibur - very happy with mine!

      Debs x

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  14. Those sand dunes look indeed beautiful! Happy belated woyww, Marit #79

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  15. Hi Debs, FABULOUS backgrounds there! Love 'em to pieces. Hugs, Di xx

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  16. I quite agree, Debs, crafters are so generous and kind, and what a great bag. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. Have a good week. xx Maggie #9

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  17. Hullo there Debs,
    Well, lovely work going on here, and really love the work with your ink dusters and the DI, clever girl..

    Am bit like you in a way except have about the same number of Adirondack an DI, not a lot, about 6 or 8 of each but cos colours dont over lap I use both on some projects - with Di just have to with a bit longer otherwise all good! (here our weather is humid and thigns take longer to dry!)!
    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #15

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  18. Debs, your cards are just *gorgeous*!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful blending/painting job you've done with the inks and the ink dusters. Thanks for visiting my blog and happy WOYWW!!

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  19. Your sand dunnes are fab. Must admit I did buy a couple of Adirondack dies to try out. Mainly becuase I don't have many (well as many as other people do, my story and sticking to it) Distress inks. Still plucking up the courage to unveil my brayer.!!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. Great inking and fabulous bag. Does your friend have another?
    xx

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  21. The bag is a great gift. Yes, we crafters are wonderful people always willing to share. Love those cards would love to see that technique done. #70

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  22. Okay gorgeous backgrounds! And with DI no less...cool as I was looking at the others too. No need now. Thanks for sharing! a couple days late Happy WOYWW! Nan #25

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