Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Happy Anniversary WOYWW

The phenomenen that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is a year old. I only started taking part in this a couple of months ago but have become so hooked.  It is the brainchild of Julia Dunnit and you can find her via the link above.  A few weeks ago she suggested that people make something for the anniversary, so here is my WOYWWAC piece.
(not very inspiring I know)
I did a failsafe in case I ran out of time, and printed off the logo to cover a pen pot and made a WOYWW rose to stick on the front,
out of paper - I printed 6 small copies of the logo at work (my printer at home isn't working), guessing at the size but they were just the right size for the small Wendy V flower.
You can see it a bit better in the photo below.
Then at the weekend I decided that was a rubbish effort and made this tag - trying to reproduce the colours in distress inks as best I could, which I haven't succeeded with as you can see!









I've found some more drawers you haven't seen yet, too, (I had to crawl under the table that my computer is on to do this. Well, not crawl right under, but move a load of crap and get right down on the floor.  It's also not taken today as I had to make sure I did it in daylight. However, there's no moving these drawers.  They contain (left hand side, green - embossing powders (rarely used - all sorts of colours, sparkles, you name it) glitters, beads, etc etc) and (right hand side, red - glues, scissors, daubers, sponges, pens (probably all run dry they've been there so long)
Finally, my new toy - couldn't let that pass without record could I!
The Tattered Floral dies only turned up yesterday (Tuesday) so I haven't had time to play yet!









I hope I will be able to get round you all today and see what you've all made. No doubt your anniversary pieces will all be stunning.
(EDIT - sorry about all the gaps, I can't get rid of them!)

74 comments:

Jamie said...

Ooh a Big Shot! You must let us know how your Tattered Floral stuff turns out, how exciting I love new toys! Love your WOYWWAC:) x

flutterbycrafter said...

Great creation Helen, wow you've got the tattered floral die, I still haven;t got that one. Enjoy your new toy.

Jennie said...

love your idea using the logo :)
Tattered florals are brilliant.. have fun and thank you for showing
xx

Wipso said...

Love your pen pot. Love the flower on the front.
A x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Using the logo was a smart idea. I bet you're going to love the tattered floral dies, too. Thanks for showing us your drawers. They are filled to rim, too.

Anne said...

Oh, now that's a clever idea to print off the logo! Love it!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your annual challenge piece, the logo and colours really stand out and the flower is a great idea in the same colours. You got your BigShot then, you will love it especially when you start using the Tattered Florals, they are fantastic. Thanks for the snoop again Helen. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x x

Foil Play said...

Lovely colours on your WOYWWACs - hope you have fun playing with your tattered florals :-D

Vicki said...

i'm excited to see what you do with those dies!!! very cute piece too, i totally love that you've used the background pattern to the WOYWW logo - genius idea xxx

Gez said...

Love your WOYWWAC pot. What a brilliant idea. :)
Hope you have a lovely Wednesday. Hugs, Gez.xx

Bettythebaglady said...

The pot is great and we all need some.Bet you could start a production line.Can you measure that tattered floral for me and let me know the size as I'd love to know if those dies would fit through my wizard and the info is thin on the ground.That tattered florals is so tempting. Hugs BettyXXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Helen that's a great desk adornment..see, I went back into my archive to try and find the original artwork (designed by Sissy and sent as a jpeg) and I couldn't.....never occurred to me to just print the button!! Brilliant!!! Lovely new toy...hope you can make some room for the sudden rush of new dies you're going to have to have!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hey Helen,

You are right. I SHOULD have called my WOYWWAC doll Julia, but Wendy was the only name that actually fit the acronym. I'm hoping Julia will understand. After all, she could have put a J in the acronym to make it easier to name my dolll (grin).

Cheryl said...

oh great pen pot love it love cheryl x

Angie said...

What a clever thought to print out the logo and use the result to create your WOYWWAC ....love it

Darcy said...

what a great idea to use the button logo, i would never have thought of that.

Ikki said...

Very clever, love your new dies. ikki x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Actually your penholder with the WOYWW logo is a GREAT idea! I was sooo amazed when I saw it actually! Patsy from
HeARTworks

jude said...

Love your project !My another crafter who cant do without there big shot.Would be lost without mine like the look of your new TH die too.Have good Wednesday
hugs judex

tkelli said...

Oh yay! You will LOVE your big shot, hope we get to see your first project with it!! That pencil holder is a nifty idea, who couldn't use more storage?!

Kate said...

That Tim Holtz die looks yummy. Your pen pot is very practical and the 1st thing I have seen using the WOYWW background paper. Happy anniversary.

** Kate **

The Crafty Chick said...

Woo hooo. You got the big daddy of machines. You are gonna love it!! Leandra

Leanne said...

That pen pot is so cute!

Love those new dies you have got too - I would love them LOL!

Leanne xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The pencil pot is awesome...great idea to use the actual logo - I love it!
I'm still waiting for my floral dies I'll have to come round and help you play with yours!!!

xx

Tracey said...

Love the way you have used the WOYWW logo...very clever. Have fun with the big shot and dies. Tracey

Kay said...

ROFL I did a pen pot tin too.... are you sure we aren't twins?!!! Have fun with the new toys x

secret scrapbooker said...

Great idea to use the woyww logo
:0)
Kate x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I love the pen pot, lovely and colourful :o) Your drawers are filled to bursting hehe
Anne x

Nine said...

Great idea the pens pot !
Thanks for sharing !

Nancy said...

Love your use of the logo in the challenge.

Thanks for letting us snoop

KS

Handmade with Love said...

I love your pen pot and the flower you put on it and the tag is very pretty too! Those Tim Holtx dies look lovely, have fun playing with those! Have a great week! Tracey x

mckinkle said...

I reckon your pen pot is loving the attention right now! It looks great!

Keryn x

kayc said...

Love the pen pot! Thanks for dropping by me. Kathleen x

Twiglet said...

Its a fab logo and such a good idea to cover your pen pot with it.

Toucan Scraps said...

great new dies.
I think the pot is great!

Paper and Ribbons said...

Such a great idea and a good way to remember WOYWW each week!

Thistleblue said...

i think your WOYWW pot is fab! love the flower! Well done you! Enjoy your new die!
thanks for sharing
hugs
Michelle
x

Bee said...

love your pen pot and a brilliant idea to use the logo.

Chrissie said...

Great new stuff. I love your pot whatsit!
Chrissie

Paula Gale said...

Hi Helen - I very nearly did the same project as you - but it was too complex - i'd have had to measure things and everything!!! LOL

Anyway - great challenge entry - love it - thanks for all your comments and visits to me - much appreciate.

Paula x x x

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Great creations and love the bright colors and your sharing of you place of creativity...

Harriet

Spyder said...

Love those flowers die cuts and your WOYWW make is lovely, mine will be gone by next week!
Have a crafty day!
(Lyn)

Julie Kirk said...

In case you haven't spotted the post yet: http://bananafrog.typepad.com/bananafrogblog/2010/06/mays-frog-hop-winners.html yours was the comment I selected at random on the Banana Frog blog hop. So I guess you can add 'a new set of stamps' to your workdesk now! Congratulations.

Julie :)

Lori said...

Ooo, look at that Big Shot, and that die! And hey, that entry for the year anniversary is great!

Mummylade said...

crawling on the floor, sounds familiar =). Why is it that most things are there...

Jane said...

excellent idea to use the logo!
I really want that flower die!

Linby said...

great pen pot and such a cute flower on it.
more drawers............!
Linbyx

Kathryn said...

Cool idea, H! A great way to keep a reminder close at hand! Your space looks great also!
kat

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Love your WOYWWAC pot, what a brilliant idea, thanks for the snoop into your creative space!

I'm trying not to spend on crafty stuff at the moment but I SOOOO want that Tattered Florals die!

Nicki, xx

Ann said...

We can all make use of extra storage and I love your pen pot with WOYWW paper. Especially the flower. I'm jealous of those dies BTW.

Esther said...

Hi Helen - I've had my eye on those tattered floral dies myself, fighting with my own willpower of which I have none!! Thanks for visiting my blog - it's very new and so was exciting to see people had acutally been by..Esther

Yours Artfully said...

H Helen,

I see you are a Big Shot convert too.....you won't regret it, it's a fab bit of kit. See you nexty Wednesday!!

Lin

Cardarian said...

I quite like your project, liked that you used the woyww colors - very nice!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE the pen tin ... what a fabulous idea and have fun playing :0)

joey said...

Hiya Helen

fabulous woyww creation :O) ooooooooh big shot big shot!!! enjoy.

Joey.xxx

allyf said...

The tag is nice, but the pen pot is fab. What a clever idea to use the WOYWW logo to make the paper.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love the pen pot - I want one too as my desk is a disaster most days and a little more organization never hurts!

Mary Anne

PS I like the tag too :)

Penni said...

Great WOYWWAC Project!!!

Love those flower dies - I might have to get these.

Hugs
Penni
X

Jazzy1972 said...

love it!, Great homage to WOYWW! especiall using the actual image for your utensil pot and I love your clean fresh work space JAy xx

kiki said...

i want this floral dies !! lol !
kiki :)

craftytrog said...

Fab little pot Helen! x

Lavinia said...

Thanks for your comment Helen! Much appriciated, my workdesk will be messier next week, promise!...its because I am new, stuggeling to make more mess, I am tooooo tidy!!!

patcrafts said...

I love your pen pot great idea and your flower is fab. Those Tattered florals are brill I have this one, have fun with them.
Pat xx

Julie said...

Love your pen storage and tag! Bit more effort than me! You're gonna love that Tattered Florals die too! Juliex

Nikki said...

Ohh LOVE your Tattered Floral Die Cuts ... so jealous but I'll survive
thanks for sharing you desk and it's a cute projects you've done
hugs Nikki

Sid said...

Fab workspace and love your decorated tube !

angelwhispers said...

Love your creation!!! and your new toy!!! Lovely Got mine tattered die last night can't wait to use it!! Chanelle xx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Thanks for the welcome! Great to see your space.

butlersabroad said...

Fantastic pen holder and pure inspiration to use the WOYWW logo! Love the new stash too, but where are you going to put it???

Hugs
Brenda

Kathy said...

You did better than me as I didn't even realise it was this week!

Great pics today, I've enjoyed seeing what you've been up to - and all your stash, of course a

The Inky Minx said...

I think your pen pot is just genius.. i'd not of thought to print out the actual logo.. and i am sooo jelious.. i need that flower die.. its on my wish list!

Debs said...

wow really funky design on your pot! lol

stephanie said...

ooo that was fun to see the logo on the pot with a flower. very clever idea. gotta remember that one.

Sue from Oregon said...

how creative pencil holder...LOVE IT!!!