Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 85

WOYWW - here 'tis again!!
The start of another Wednesday, and a topsy-turvy week with computer issues has not been all joy, but hey! I am here and I want to say a really big thank you to everyone who stopped by my place last week for first intro in WOYWW ... what fun it was! have made heaps more friends on blogs and seen (and learnt) so much!!

One new addition in my craft cupboard is a spice rack!


Mm! I know a spice rack, but hey! it was there, all beautifully crafted by my father (originally for his wife in their former residence) and on the scrap heap so to speak (no room in his new abode, nor in any one else's as a spice rack) and there was space in my cupboard saying: "yes, please!" and so here you see it with my embossing powders, glitters, brads and other odds and sods..joy all around! :)


Here also is my table and the fun I have had with my brayer doing some marbled paper for cards (if you want to check these out there is post below on how to do this method), and on this table are:
1. the card I was looking for when I did in my mock marble post on Monday, will show it below in close up.

2. new things for the week -the other Cuttlebug Plus folder (I showed the first one last week) and when I said had two I was asked what the other was? and this is it - the fancy labels and have stamped one of the labels so you can see how it is cut embossed and then I also coloured through the back section. I stamped one of my new Our Daily Bread Stamps on the fancy label -ah!

3. The Brocade Window is also at the back (next to my bug) and it has a small roll of ribbon under the clear acetate film that is on the back of the folder and you lift this film and then use chalk or ink to colour the raised embossed portion. (hope I made this clear? see last weeks post if not sure)

This card is done with the green colours in my post for the marbled background and then stamped with my Lizard stamp (from MY Stamps in Oz in late 1990's) and the Pocket Silhouettes from Stamping up and then mounted rather simply, on a mock lizard paper, black and green card and ribbon.

Oh, and to find out what WOYWW is and to join in the fun, drop by Julia's Stamping Ground!   Happy WOYWW, everyone!

50 comments:

HarmonySweetpea said...

What a great way to recycle the spice rack! Very innovative. And nice to see you having fun with some new items. I'm looking forward to doing the same once all my purchases from this week start arriving.

I'll post up my own work space when I get home from work this afternoon. But be warned... my workspace is once again my floor! I am so messy! :-)

Sheila said...

The spice rack is a great idea. Like the green card.

jude said...

Love your spice rack hun!Gosh would love one like that i love to recycle and then paint ect hoarder im called so hubby says...lol.shame you couldnt add your ribbons to th e front of the shelve as the poles look round...do they come out?Have fun and glad to see you again this week have fab wednesday.
hugs judex5

Jennie said...

ooh love the spice rack :))
Happy Woywwing
Jennie #2

Helen said...

~That spice rack is perfect! Love that lizard card.

She Uses Her Words said...

I like your spice rack and your craft cupboard! So organized. And your lizard card is cute!
Karen

Shaz in Oz. said...

Yes Jude that would good for the ribbons but dont have many on reels and rods dont come out, at least I dont think so.. may check it out as have about half a dozen on rolls I think.. good thinking! :D
Shaz In Oz.xx

weewiccababe said...

what a fab card - love the lizard
Debbi #39

joey said...

Hi Shaz

oooh love the spice rack, such a great idea! your projects look lovely, the label is a gorgeous shape

Joey xx
#28

Sue said...

Hi ya
great storage with the spice rack,fabulous card,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (26)

sandra de said...

Great spice rack and now put to good use. I also love the marble technique you last posted, clever idea and it looks very effective.
Sandra #66

triciasconfetti said...

Great idea using the spice rack. We crafters are all rather inventive. Love the lizard card.
x Tricia (80)

Pam said...

I think that spice rack is a great idea too, and how nice that it was made by your father. Have a great week of creating.
xoxo #8

Sarah said...

Great reuse of the spice rack, looks like it was made for crafting goodies.
Love that green card too, your marbling technique has also got me thinking that I might need a brayer after all

karen said...

Great idea to repurpose the spice rack!
I love your lizard card! The colour is lovely and lots of really nice stamps on there, the lizard stamp is cool!
I like the marble technique that you have created! You are so crafty and smart!
xoxo Karen

MaggieC said...

That is a brilliant spice rack, and how nice to reuse something made by your father. Thank you for visiting me today - I hope the photos are now sorted out for the moment. I am having computer problems too and they do need a bit more work. Love those marbling effects.

Minxy said...

Loving your re-purposed spice rack, looks like it was made just for the space ;D
And i so need to get me that plus label folder, its totally lush.
Thanks for visiting me
Happy WOYWW
Minxy #1

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the card on your desk, truly gorgeous. Its such fun to have a peek into other crafters workspace isn't it?

Angie said...

Love that lizard card ...and what a great idea to use a spice rack for pots

kath said...

love your spice rack storage and thanks for sharing your crafty desk today...hugs kath xxx

Pam said...

great storage. hugs pam x

Julia Dunnit said...

Aha, genuine, resourceful re-purposing - gotta love that, and it hasn't taken long for it to look right at home in your space! Your marble technique is ace.

——>Katie Bolinger said...

LOVE the spice rack perfect size for so any crafty thing. At first glance I thought it was the interior of a refrigerator door and had to take a second look.

Li'l Pidge said...

OOh, what a lovely upcycled spice rack. Thanks for sharing your WOYWW,and I am loving your cards.

kyla

Ciara said...

Now that's an impressive bit of recycling! Nice to be making use of something your father made too.

I just spotted the photo of where you live - wow! I've always said that at some point I would love to live by the sea. Your piece of the sea looks beautiful :)

Mrs A. said...

Nice that your Dad's crafty work has been put to good use. I love the lizard card. Looks very effective with the green background.
Hugs Mrs A. #92

Marjo said...

Love the up-cycled spice rack..lol Love the marbled look on your card.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love it that you are using something your dad created to help you create things. i really like the fancy label with the our daily bread stamp! happy WOYWW!

Neet said...

Love your spice cupboard (just seen the picture of the two kittens opposite - big grin on my face now). Where was I? Love your brayering so off to check on the post below - glad you are back wowy'ing for the second week.

Tuire Flemming said...

Love your lizard-card! And that spice rack for art suplies is wonderful idea!!!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant way to make use of a spice rack - a place for all those tiny jars/bottles! Also taken with your marbling technique - the lizard card is great. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Elizabeth #78

Tertia said...

That spice rack is awesome. Love your lizard card.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia 110

butlersabroad said...

That's a great re-cycling effort, not only incredibly useful but something made by your father too. Love the desk, great CBug Plus folders too and that's a really cute card.

Hugs
Brenda 100

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh love that card and your cute little storage cupboard!

Thanks for the peek! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

akilli melek said...

lovely projects going on there.

welcome to WOYWW (I was sick last week so didnt play), it is great fun snooping at other blogs and projects isn't it.

thanks for popping by earlier

caroline #53

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, the two stamps are both by Penny Black-The one with flowers like a Buddleia( the tall thin ones) is called ASPIRE(3381K), and the one with the larger heads is called FLYING STARS(3636K)- thanks for visiting, and your lovely comments. I shall try to post earlier next week- I completely forgot it was Wednesday!

olive said...

Crafters always recycle, so well done you with the spice rack. Thanks for sharing. xxxx

Susan Allan said...

A spice rack is a wonderful idea for storage. I love your lizard as he winds his way through the undergrowth!
Sue xx 67

madebyKarla said...

ooh..I'll be looking at spice racks differently from now on. I'm gonna go check out that marble post...thanks :)
http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/

okienurse said...

Awesome repurposing of the spice rack. I love to do that. I think we get so overcharged for craft related items and if I can use something that is intended for something else and get it for less money and I get so happy!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Shaz, love the idea of the spice rack - bet there is one at the local second-hand shop just waiting for me!! LOVE the card - it's really amazing - love the background!

Thanks for stopping by my Blog and for your lovely comments on my balloon card :-) You asked about how I add the writing to my photos. I use my photographic program Google Picasa (which is a free download) which is where I edit my photos. I just select "add text" and type out what I want - have the option of choosing whatever font I want - resize it - move it around - it's really easy. Before I had Picasa, I used my Canon Scanner program but it's much easier in Picasa (for me it is!). I also have Gimp (another free download), but I am still "learning" that one - is bit more technical and haven't really had the time to sit and play without being interrupted. You can add watermarks in Gimp but not in Picasa. I bought a couple of watermarks which is what is on my flower photos from a week or so ago (that was my little "play" around without Gimp). Drop me an email if you need any more help - happy to oblige!
{{hugs}} Jocelyn

butlersabroad said...

Hello again Shaz. I think the glue gun can be ordered in Australia, but I have no idea of cost. Look at Susan Moloney on WOYWW, she's in Aus, and got one for Christmas. I've got tiny hands too (about 3" wide and 5" high, no bigger than a teenagers!), and I was concerned about the size and potential weight of the gun, but it's really light and very easy to use too.

Hugs
Brenda

Spyder said...

oohoo I have a spice rack somewhere, years ago I think it got put up in the attic, must go see!! Great card. and as above, Picasa is very good!!

Happy Woyww
(Lyn)57

Nicky said...

Love the spice rack - much better as craft storage - lovely stash you have and great card thanks for sharing ~ Nicky 24

Susan said...

Hi Shaz,
Love your spice rack (great idea) and your card! In regards to your question about my ATG gun, I bought mine from Custom Crops in the US for $25 plus $15.92 shipping (all in US Dollars). I also got extra tape plus a few other things! This was the cheapest option for me. I know Scrapbook Boutique (Aus) is selling them for around $60. It is really easy to use but is very sticky so once you stick something down it will NEVER come apart without ripping. Believe me I have tried!
Hope this helps.
Susan xxox WOYWW85 #19

Lavinia said...

Great new goodies there to play with! Really like the cuttlebug die! You have some wonderful brayer backgrounds going on, I love the Lizard stamp!
Lavinia
x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Shaz, the watermark on my flower photos was a watermark that I purchased from Karen Giron in the USA: Karen Giron's blogspot Scroll down and on the RHS is a little box about Watermarks and click on it. It will bring up a page where you can see the sample Watermarks and you can choose what you would like - keep scrolling down - there are LOTS to choose from. Karen has a tutorial at the end of the watermarks about how to add them to your photos. Once I had ordered and paid, Karen emailed them to me within a few days. I ended up downloading the FREE Gimp program so I could add them to my photos as you can't do it in my Google Picasa program and I don't have Photoshop. Took a while for me to figure out Gimp - is a bit more technical than Picasa!! I keep thinking I should try and make my own watermarks, but I seem to run out of time to play around with how to do it - and then I usually just type in the info in Picasa as I know how to do it & it's quick and easy!! I figure for $2 for someone else to make a watermark for me is quicker too!
Hope this helps :-)
{{hugs}} and blessings to you Shaz!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh lovely creation made by your Dad! Lucky you!

MaggieC said...

Just popped back to say there is something on my blog for you if you would like to take a look.

Eileen said...

Hi Shaz ... I fell in love with the Cuttlebug embossing folder plus card you did ....elegant and lovely colours ....so I toddled off to buy one (as I did with the stampscape stamps!) The folders are so expensive in the UK for what they are .... I have loads of folders already some 5x7 so I am going to use one of those and cut an aperture with a nestie shape to see if I can mimic your card ....£25 per folder over here!! Can't justify that price but I adore what you did with it ! xx

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