Tuesday, 14 September 2010

WOYWW..having a tidy!

Hi -  I've been having a bit of a sort out so my pics this week are not of my desk really, more of my storage - this is a before pic - a pile of stuff that seems to grow overnight and hide my very nice wicker draw unit which is really too good for shoving in the corner
so..off to the local catalogue store I went..you know the one...and all my mess stash is now safely tucked away in here...
like so....
and my nice wicker unit is now in the front room !
I do have a card on my desk that I made last night - had another go at a cutesy card with a magnolia stamp - a style I've struggled with in the past, but this one I'm quite happy with -  
I used this sketch which is the Just Magnolia Challenge this week, Basic Grey Paper, Hero Arts flowers, sissix die cut leaves, ribbon, flower beads, wire, pearls and buttons from my stash.
The stamp is Alva with Flower and I have stamped and paper pieced using scraps of paper from my stash. Face, hair, hands and flower painted with Distress inks. I've not tried paper piecing this detailed before and although it was sooooo fiddly am pleased with the result.  Even the background is paper pieced as I used double sided, cut a circle from the middle,  turned it over tand fitted it back in.
This card is for the following challenges - 
Well if you want to join in the fun and have a nosey at other people's desks, get yourself over to 'The Stamping Ground' where our auspicious host Julia always has a warm welcome (see link on my sidebar)
Thanks for popping by - I managed about 50 desks last week, which is  record for me and enjoyed everyone of 'em....Happy WOYWWing everyone, have fun .....Esther xx


  1. what a beautiful little fall card. I love your image and that wonderful dp! What a great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    I have blog candy ending tomorrow evening if you are interested!

  2. You have been BUSY. Love how you have all that mess all contained and sorted. SO proud of you. Nice card, too. Happy WOYWW.

  3. Great storage Esther - hell of a job to organise - so well done. The wicker drawers were lvoely, but as you say, hidden by stuff and therefore un-openable - better showed off in the lounge. Your card is cute..often find a sketch breaks my problem with a stamp.

  4. I don't really due cute either, (not this cute anyhow) though I have to say, you have done well!

  5. Hi Esther
    doesnt it make you feel better when you have a good sort out, gorgeous card, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

  6. gorgeous card, fab workspace,Happy WOYWW! Thank you for sharing your workspace (Linky number 19)

  7. Lovely stash and wow you are tidy...now ..I 'could be' but then there's be no crafting!!

    have a good day


  8. That card is so sweet and well done on the tidy

  9. Your little card is so cute... nice colours too.
    Don't you find that if you tidy too much, you can never find just what you need, when you need it?

    Best wishes
    Sue xx 47

  10. Fab card and I love your new storage.
    A x

  11. We all end up with stash like that that needs sorting. Well done to you for reorganising. Great snoop,
    JoZarty x 71 (not 43 as I did a typo)

  12. I'm back to have another look at that card. What amazing detail. You have the patience of Job!

  13. I agree good card - excellent storage space, what are you using the wicker storage for now?

  14. Great storage Esther but it already looks rather full! Should have got two of them! The card is lovely too, looks like cute is no longer a can't do for you!


  15. Great storage and your card is beautiful.


  16. Wow, how tidy are you with that new storage! It is nice when you actually know where to find your stash, something I'm starting to get used to!


    ps - sorry I'm late


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