Wednesday, 4 August 2010

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday 61

So here we are in August.  And it's Wednesday again, time to gather over at lovely Julia's to snoop round the desks (or floors or washing machines as it takes your fancy) of the world to see who's been doing what. Before I start, I just want to say thanks for all of your comments last week - I had a record number of people dropping by, and I appreciate each one of your comments. Thank you!

I have filled the cake stand from Minxy with all kinds of painty goodies - glossy accents on the top, Claudine's paints in the middle and viva decor paints, Tim's distress crackle paints and embossing powders at the bottom.  Looks good, doesn't it - thanks again Minxy!

When I was taking the paints and powders out of the box they'd been in, (next to my craft sheet/workspace on the floor) I found another pot of Matte Medium - so I had one all along!!! Doh. Still, I am sure it keeps...

Looks like I need to dust off the meltpot though! You can see I haven't used it in a while. Oops!
The glass of dirty water just in front is my brush cleaning/scrub it mat damper!),strictly not for drinking from!



I got another set of Timmy stamps since we last met (so much for not shopping! -- but they'd been on order a while, so they weren't really "new" shopping, and that's my excuse!)  I did show them the other day, but in case you weren't around, here they are again - Brolly Man. (don't think that's the proper name!) Love him!!



Still on my craft mat is my Tag Tuesday tag (see yesterday's post for details)

Well, that's it for me this week, short (ish) and sweet - now I'm off to see what you've all been up to. Have a great day.

83 comments:

Wipso said...

Really love your new filled cake stand.
A x

TinaB said...

Much better then cake in the cake stand lol! xx

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

stand looks great

Nancy said...

The stand looks either better when filled. I love how when tidying you find new/lost things....I found a whole pack of AC pattern pappers the other day!!

Thanks for sharing

peggy aplSEEDS said...

you put the stand to such good use!

Tracy Evans said...

The stand looks much better full of lovely yummyness and you have a nice stash of paints etc. I want brolly man and have wanted him for a while might have to sort that soon. Loved the mannequin tag. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Serendipity (Christine) said...

I have the exact same cake stand which I bought for... cakes but now I'm persuaded to move it to my craft table instead, looks great :-)

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the cake stand it looks fab - love those new stamps too, he is also my favourite of Tim's but I havent got brolly man yet - maybe in November when I go to Hobbycrafts!. That tag looks great too - I really must get into Tag Tuesday too as I love making them!

Wendy said...

new it would not take long to fill that cakestand, it does look good

Cheryl said...

oh love the cake stand,and so love the stamps,you have yummy love cheryl xxxxx

Maz said...

Lovely cake stand - with great goodies in it! x

Sue said...

Hi Helen
Oh wow your cake stand looks brill filled with all your goodies, fabby idea, have a great day, sue,x

itsamistry said...

Oh the cake stand looks great. I have a melting pot that hasn't seen daylight in sometime to.

Hey you have the same dress form tag that I do. Love the way you've decorated it.

angelwhispers said...

Snap I have a cake stand too!!! Love it just makes great storage so much better than hiding things in a box!!

Love Chanelle xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Good morning, your cake stand looks great, such a great place to stash your stash, lol!

Love your new set of stamps, why shouldnt you treat yourself! I always do, lol!

Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing your desk with us mad bloggers hugs Heidi xx

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Hi, loving the cake stand! And why is you always find what you were looking for when you've bought a new one? drives me mad LOL.
Rach xxx

kath said...

love the cake stand helen and who in their right mind would put cakes in it...thanks for sharing your workspace today....hugs kath xxx

Joanne said...

Hooray, you filled the cake stand. I'd rather have those goodies than cakes.
Luv Joanne xx

Tracey said...

Pleased you filled your stand and thanks for another brilliant peep at your desk.
Enjoy the day
Tracey

Sheila said...

Fantastic use for the cake stand & love the tag.

Violets Corner said...

Fab use of the cakestand, I also find things when tidying!
The brolly man is not shopping, it's to create a stamp collection!

Hugs
Maarit

Artyjen said...

Love the non calorific cakes!! :) Brolly man is essential supplies...yes?!
xoxo Sioux

Phree said...

Your filled cake stand looks great, paints are much better than cakes! That little square of card with a flower on it that's sitting on top of an archival ink pad has given me an idea for something to try!

Lizzybobs said...

what a lot of goodies on your stand - would love to come and play with all that lovely stash - far better than putting cakes on it ;o)

jonaks said...

loved your cake stand. great idea!

Doone said...

mee dear - is that a thick layer of dust on your melt pot? are you neglecting your UTEE and waxing techniques? Tut Tut...(!)

tyhanks for the snoop - fab photos,

dx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nice to see you found the perfect supplies to put in your cake stand. Really nice use of your win. I like that stamp set, too. Always admired the "guy" in it. Happy WOYWW.

mckinkle said...

hello Helen, top of the shop for you today, number 1 on Julia's list!

Super desk, tfs I love seeing everyones crafting goodies!

I do love your Brolly Man its good to get a quirky image for a fella's card and this would be perfect!

I love your caddy tower, I definitely want one of those!

Keryn x

minnie_mac said...

That groaning cake stand is a sight for sore eyes, and I love the new stamp set too.

Marilyn

Gez said...

Ooo gorgeous tag Helen. Great colours. :) I just love your cake stand. I've been keeping my eyes open for one for about a month now but haven't had any joy! Have fun with your new stamps.xx

airing cupboard crafts said...

love the cake stand I have one too they work really well and obviously very pretty to look at xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Darn, I knew you'd find a use for that basket. And yeah, it looks fab filled with all those colourful mediums. And it helped you find something - serendipity! Minxy has done a new room reveal for her WOYWW (spit spit) and really, she has hundreds of these baskets. Jealous I am!! Love the new stamps -isn't brolly man actually CHaplain? I dunno.

Kathleen said...

ooooh I just love those paints yummy

jodpea said...

I saw that brolly man on some random American blog I stumbled across, I hadn't realised it was Mr Tim of Holtz.. I'm sorry I'm gonna be the one to say it - I'd quite like that stand full of cakes personally! Maybe a combination of the two? I also really need to know do you genuinely work on the floor or do u sit on the floor n work on your lap?!

Cardarian said...

I soooo want one of those cake stands but where to put it?? No room! Your new Timmy stamps are nice - I bet they will be useful!
Hugs,
Cardarian

angeleef said...

I've seen so many cakestands last week (my eye really fell at them after visiting your blog).
And that tag is so lovely!
Have a nice day
** Evi **

FlipSyde said...

Brolly Man is cool. I love black and white.
Oh. Dur. Cake stand. I couldn't figure out what all of those were that I've been seeing on desks. I am totally going to go to get one of those guys now that I know what it is!
Amy

JoZart said...

I'd love one of those cakes!! Great snoop,
Jo x

Milliesmarvels said...

I love all your goodies in your cake stand, looks much tidier than mine!
Jane
x

Cath Wilson said...

Don't make it look too yummy or Minxy will be wanting it back, he, he. Fab space - love it - and I have the statutory dirty water, too - along with a bottle of clean water for refilling but I always forget it's there - duh! My bathroom is downstairs so it's a trek to change it. Lovely to see more of your stash. My meltpot is in much the same state... sigh.

Dawn said...

Love yr Cake stand I also have one and it's invaleuble it's a must have just like the TH Stamps love them too

Love Dawn xx

Sid said...

Loving that cake stand !!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your cake stand, and it looks so pretty filled with crafty stash. I love the Brolly Man stamps too, defo on my wish list. Have a good day, Judith xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

The cake stand is put to good use- now you'll be able to see all your paints! a really nice tag!

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

Love the cake stand sooo much!!!

Bluefairy4U said...

Just love your cake stand now its filled. I just so want one. Hugs Joxx

Kay said...

Love the cake stand, it looks fab! No nail polish peeks this week? lol

Spyder said...

The cake stand is looking lovely filled with all your goodies. Love your Chaplin stamp, haven't seen that one before. Have a great WOYWW,
(Lyn)

Twiglet said...

Neat little blue tag!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Great idea for the cake stand ~jeni :)

Amanda said...

Hi

love what you have done with the cake stand, have given me a few ideas for mine. Amanda

Foil Play said...

What a great cake stand!

Heather x said...

Love what you have done with the cake stand :)
*hugs* Heather x

Leanne said...

I am loving what you have done with that cake stand!

If you are interested, I am offering 3 Bon Voyage Magnolia stamps as candy on a new blog I am starting up - if you would like to enter, please click here.

Leanne xx

Penni said...

Great Cake Stand

Hugs
Penni
X

carol said...

Love the cake stand idea, and those stamps look great x

Kate said...

I told you those stands fill themselves up darn quick!

** Kate **

Sarah said...

Your cake stand looks great, I have paint in my cake stand too it's supposed to make me use them more but isn't working yet.

Pam said...

Brolly man looks a bit like Charlie Chaplin from here! Hugs Pam x

Rica said...

That's better, now you've filled it it look right at home. Love the TH stamps, that's one of my favourite sayings.
hugs Heather xx

Yours Artfully said...

I loved the cake stand when it was empty....I love it even more now it has yummy stuff in it!

Lin

WW said...

I love that you put your paints in the cake stand. Wish I had something cool like that to put my paints in. I just have them standing on a dresser.

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Fabby cake stand!! Thanks for popping by my desk x x

Serendipity Stamping said...

What a wonderful use of a tiered wire fruit basket full of crafting supplies! Have to remember this one.

Alisonw30 said...

The cake stand is looking great, have a fab week x

Linby said...

I keep changing what I have in my cake stand. I am also considering purchasing brolly man - I don't know what he is called either. Love the mannequin (I love all dressmaking things) downloaded the template too, thanks for the link, that site looks very useful.
Linbyx

vix24 said...

I really like the cake stand and you've got a lot in it too.

Those stamps look good, may have to investigate further!

Stressed Stamper said...

Love the cake stand - next time fill it with cakes though...I am making myself hungry...fab desk and love all your creations

Carmen said...

Oh Helen. That dust gladdens my heart no end. You can write your name in the dust on my telly *g* I've still yet to use my melt pot. I do want to - just scared with the Ruby monster running round. Will hopefully get to play when she starts nursery in September.

Pallavi said...

ohh so many painting supplies i'm jealous..hehe i love the paints holder..i must go shopping now! happy woyww xoxo hugs

Jennie said...

Finally getting round to loking at desks.. think it will take me to next tuesday! lol! great basket love the way you have filled it up!
:)))

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love the idea with the cake stand! :)

Dezinaworld said...

Fantastic, love that cake stand
I have a new challenge on my dezinaworld blog and you will be welcome to join in if you want to
Have a lovely day my friend
Hugs June xxx

Brenda said...

Stamping by H
Love the cake stand, well done on winning it. The tag is great too, lovely colours.

Hugs
Brenda

Sandra said...

Wow . . .great work and nicely organised!

Linda Elbourne said...

You know what they say ... you can never have too many pots of matte medium :0) Okay Okay ... so they don't say that ... but I bet somebody somewhere does :0)

Minxy said...

you certainly managed to fit enough in it.. now you'll have more floor space to play with lol

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW i love the cake stand even more now uits got goodies to play with on it. Shame its not cakes. Thanks for popping by my blog, Hazelxox

Angie said...

Those cake stands are brilliant ...I wonder how many are used for cakes lol. Are there two sets of TH with umbrella man ...or am I just going mad .

Chrissie said...

Lots of goodies in the cake stand now...yummeeee!
Chrissie

Thistleblue said...

Great looking cake stand! and love your wee tag! Now i'm not sure if i already visited you on wednesday, i do remember seeing your post, but anyhow if i have already then hi again, if not then sorry it took me so long to comment! hehe...

Hope you have a great week!
hugs
Michelle
x

ikki said...

Hi, late again! but here at last!! Love your take on the Italy challenge, great stamp choice as always. Your new stamps looks likely to produce some inspiring stuff! Your desk still amazes me! ikki

Linda said...

I love your cake stand. Such a great storage idea!