Wednesday, 11 August 2010

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday - week 62

Hi, all.  Wow, last week took some getting round - but lovely to see you all and thanks again for so many of you dropping by here too.

I'm not quite sure where this week has gone to (again!) I've been having fun with some challenges (see Monday and Tuesday posts) especially the great Linda E's new Simon Says Stamp and Show - do have a go if you haven't already! There is a great prize up for grabs.

Anyhow, this is my work desk as I was getting ready for bed Tuesday night and it won't be any different till I get home from work on Wednesday - a load of empty business card boxes I "rescued" from work - imagine, they were going in the bin!  I love these ones especially because they don't have holes in the bottom!  I tend to use these for things like buttons and washers and things, so they'll be really useful.

Also, "Eric" from my Tag Tuesday post is hanging around in my beautiful easel, although in the end I scanned him for the challenge picture!! (the light was too bad to get a close up)



I was recently sorting out a box of patterned papers that was getting very crowded and divided them into two (apart from the A4 and 12x12 papers which are in a box by the side of the sofa under a load of other stuff that is a pain to move each time I need a large sheet of paper - there has to be a better solution!)


These are all papers from Craftwork Cards and in front are some chip shapes (mostly Maya Road) and some double arches from Paperartsy that I am really looking forward to decorating.

Don't forget to stop by at Julia's to catch this blog-hopping extravaganza and follow the links round the world to see what everyone - it seems like - in the world - has been up to this week!

I'm going to Stevenage on Sunday for the Stamperama show - so there may be some new stash on view next week!!  (May be, she says.....!!!)  I love this show, because although it's small, it is always good - and I can get home in time for the Liverpool v Arsenal game at 4pm - yes, football season is here again - yippee......

80 comments:

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Helen, See you have been creative again. Lucky you getting all those boxes for free !! I normally buy mine from Craftbarn and then put all my little beads,brads in different colours in them. You are lucky to be going to Stevenage this weekend. The stamp addict girls are lovely. Have a nice WOYWW. Hugs Jo.

*Jennie* said...

Hi Helen, nice boxes.. I always seem to get the ones with holes in! Do come and say hello at Stamperama, we have lots going on.:))
Have a great day
Hugs x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can see lots of uses for those cute boxes. And FREE is always good. It was smart of you to rescue them. Have a wonderful WOYWW.

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor... how many papers??? I will be at Stevenage on Sunday too hun... Hope we can catch up for a natter... and you get to do the Make n Take this time :O))

secret scrapbooker said...

You can never have enough boxes
:0) well i cant need more in fact lol.
Kate x

Sunshine Girl said...

What a great pile of free boxes - have fun filling them! also love the pile of chipboard books - I have a pile like that too and one day I will get around to decorating them I am sure!

Nancy said...

Well I am off to raid the desks of colleagues for their business card boxes today, I know I have a few in my draw too.

Thanks for the idea and sharing your desk

Nancy

Sue said...

Hi Helen
oh more boxs to fill!! lovely tag, have great day on sunday, good spend up to fill ya boxs!! have great day, sue,x

Neet said...

How lucky are you to have all those business card boxes - great to have a look at your photographs.

Julia Dunnit said...

Me too and those little acrylic boxes, I'm cheered by snaffling them, like treasure! I love your tag and am very impressed by your new box of organisation - love the chip shapes. Have fun in Stevenage. What am I saying - be moderate in Stevenage!!

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

Great adoption of the boxes, they will be fabbie for storage.

I might go to Sevenage on Sunday too.

Spyder said...

I think Eric and his tag says it all, but it's other people you have to convince! The boxes will be so useful, I have to hae see thro so I can see inside with out pulling them all out! have a great woyww!
((Lyn))

Sid said...

Ohhh I just love Eric !! Fab stash !!

Darcy said...

well done on the rescue mission, I only have one card box that size, but it is a very handy size. Great tag, love the stamp.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

After reading your post, I wanted to say that our NIGHTS are in the mid to high 80s. It has never had a chance to cool these last few weeks. Like you, I hate heat. This has been a really bad summer with several records set. Thanks for making me remember that 80 as a high would be wonderful!

Minxy said...

Oh great rescue Helen, you can never have too much storage.
Also a fabby tag.. reminds me i have 2 new stamps that need a good inking!

and come on the pool {not a big footy fan but i too support liverpool x}

flutterbycrafter said...

Those boxes are so useful, well done you for rescuing them. I just love the Eric tag, it makes me laugh. I'd like to see you not spend any money at Stevenage, an impossibility, lol xx

jodpea said...

Those boxes r ace, aren't they? I found a compliment slip sized one when I was tidying up at work, sadly I orgnaised my desk drawer with it instead! Have fun at your show!

JoFY said...

Business card boxes are soooo useful - I can't believe people throw them out!
I save stuff ('too much stuff' says my oh, lol) 'just in case' or 'it might come in useful'
Thanks for mentioning Stamparama - I hadn't realised that was on - might be worth a trip....

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Great bit of rescuing there Helen, very useful little boxes :-) Love the 'Eric' tag. Ooh loads of lovely chippy bits to adorn.
Anne xx

ikki said...

Gosh you are getting yourself organized, the little boxes will be glad not to be going in the bin! The storage of 12 x 12 made me smile - I keep mine in the same place. Enjoy Stevenage. ikki

downrightcrafty said...

enjoy your stamperama show and do us all proud with the retail therapy look forward to seeing your stash
thanks for the snoop

Kate x

Artyjen said...

Well done for grabbing the boxes :)
Bet the arches look fab when decorated...have fun at the show...it's a bit far for me...wish I was going sounds a great show.
xoxo Sioux

Kate said...

I would have rescued those boxes too!

** Kate **

Thistleblue said...

Morning Helen! Eric's looking fab! Hope you have a fantastic time at the show on sunday and get to pick up lots of bargains!
Hope you have a wonderful WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
x

Heather x said...

great rescue hun, have fun filling them :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Violets Corner said...

Fab tag! I would have rescued the boxes too, they must be great for storage.

Hugs
Maarit

Gez said...

Morning Helen well done for rescuing the little boxes can't wait to see them filled. Awe, I love your tag. Eric is so cool. Have fun on Sunday. Yeah! Up the Reds. :)

joey said...

Hiya Helen

I think I would have rescued those boxes too! ove the tag

Joey.x

Linda Elbourne said...

Great array of stash there ... and I am going to Stevenage too ... and I have a little belated birthday something for you :0)

Foil Play said...

Beautiful project - enjoy the show!

Tracy Evans said...

Hi Helen, love the tag for Tag Tuesday, only just had a go at this one for the first time today. What a great find from work too, they would be great for all those bits and bobs. Eh you have been organising, you will be coming over to the dark side soon with me, the tidy freak LOL. Have a good day, Tracy. P.S. love the sound of those arches too.

JoZart said...

Well done getting those boxes. I love recycling especially when it's crafty stuff I can use. Nice craft and neat storage, thanks for the peek!
JoZarty

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Helen, great boxes and love all of that chipboard! I love Eric the tag, I must join in, hugs Heidi xx

The Paper Princess said...

Love your paper box!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

TinaB said...

Eric looks great! I have some candy :0), would love you to have the chance to win, it's Here

Cheryl said...

oh loving all the goodies,here,love that tag you have on your desk,brill image,hugs cheryl xxxxx

minnie_mac said...

Great little boxes. I use the ones with holes in the bottom for ATCs. Nice little stash of chipboard and arches.

Marilyn

Elliephant said...

Business card boxes are great. Unfortunately mine are still full of business cards! enjoy Stamperama, I've never been to the later one, always the feb/jan one. Is it just christmas stuff or just general still. Have fun either way!

angeleef said...

So much look for you that you could save those boxes! They look very useful indeed and we could all use some storage space don't we? And your papers look so organised! Amazing
Have a nice day!
** Evi **

Deezines Art said...

Love the little boxes - are they atc size? - Jacqueline xx.

Phree said...

Great space, those little boxes look just the job for itty bitty crafty stuff. Love your tag.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh i love free stuff and you're right those boxes are perfect for little things. eric looks so cute!

Cath Wilson said...

Love your Eric tag - fabby dabby. Great boxes, too - can't wait to see what you do with them. I'm a bit like that, I'm afraid - rescuing junk - but I often end up having to bin it in the end, anyway. Too many ideas and not enough time!!!!!!!!! Happy WOYWW!

Rosie said...

Have a look at my blog and see what you think of my flat storage boxes for paper? It works for me ....

Jane said...

It always makes it better when you get stuff for free!!
Love that little tag!

Wipso said...

Hope you enjoy sorting and filling your new free boxes :-)
A x

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

I love the tag sooo much!! love the colour that you created on the background of the tag...
what a soft colours ^_^
hugs
yenni

Julie M said...

Oooh, rescued boxes - that's a mania of mine, I looooove boxes. Don't actually DO anything with most of them, but hey, they might come in handy some day!!!!

Love that tag too, stampotique freaky stamps are on my wish list!

Julie :o)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Great save on the little boxes and they are see through. Cutie tag also.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab little boxes and fab projects on your previous post,especially love the music one for Hels challenge.

xx

Daniele said...

love little boxes you can never have too many
hugs

Jingle said...

Have fun at the show!!! I hope you get lost of fabulous goodies!

Kay said...

I always collect those boxes from work too, they are so useful! Have fun at Stevenage... I'm saving up for Ally Pally

Pallavi said...

hi sweetie, thanks so much for the bday wishes..you've got tons of goodies..i need to find some cardboard albums too so i can scrap with my little cousins..k hoe u're having an awesome woyww! and enjoy the stamp show and i cant wait to see the goodies u get..xoxo hugs

voodoo vixen said...

Who can resist such wonderful little boxes and for free too! Your papers look lovely and neat... should do something about mine which are piled up on the floor at the moment!

Twiglet said...

Eric looks great in the easel!

Ali H said...

Hi Helen
I have a couple of those little boxes too - very useful ! Enjoy the show & share your new stash with us next week !

Paula Gale said...

Hi Helen - Ive missed your space (FLOOR) so come by...

The business cards were a great haul - can't believe what people throw away when us crafters see so much potential in everything!!! Prob why my garage is full to bursting!


hugs

Paula x x x

Lori said...

Those empty containers look really lonely, you better fill them up fast! lol! Another stamp show??? Holy cow! Well, I'll be anxiously awaiting the stash report!

kath said...

thanks for sharing your crafty space helen and look forward to seeing your stash purchases from stevenage..hugs kath xxx

Nan said...

Loved seeing your stash and hope you find some wonderfulness at the show!

Lavinia said...

Ooo shopping spree sounds great, bit far for me to come though!! Great little boxes, what madness some folk think " Going to throw them out" what does that mean???? From an offical hoarder!
Lavinia
x

Chrissie said...

Those business card boxes look ace! What a waste that would have been to put them in a bin!
Super!
Chrissie

angelwhispers said...

Lovely snoop and loving your challenge entries Chanelle xx

Lynn Stevens said...

ohh great boxes you can never have enough things for storage, Have fun this weekend at the show.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog too.

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Thank you for your visit. Great tag, I really should join in with the tag-ness!! Can't believe they were going to throw the business card boxes out - fab save!!

Lynne in NI said...

Hooray for freebies - those little boxes will be so useful, maybe you'll be able to fill them with new goodies after your trip to Stamperama!

Claireliz said...

Love the Eric tag & I'm drooling over your chipboard collection :)
C
xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohh I have a Craftworks Cards addiction too!!! Love the stash, Hazelxox

Diana said...

Love to see a reuse for those boxes. Love the tag.

Piddawinkle said...

what are you like, football , pah. . .LOL I get those boxes from work as well unfortunately theyve gone all green and they come in cardboard now, boo hoo, I too have loads of paper nicely sorted but very rarely touched its like an old comfort blanket :)

butlersabroad said...

"I'm going to Stevenage on Sunday for the Stamperama show - so there may be some new stash on view next week!!" ...... THAT is the understatement of the century young lady!!! I'll be looking out for your news stash next week!

Hugs
Brenda

Carola Bartz said...

Helen, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I love WOYWW even though I've only recently joined it! I like your "Eric"!

Linda said...

The tag is so cute. Those boxes are a great find too.

FlipSyde said...

Haha, the 'under the sofa' storage...
I have the under my bed storage, in my towels closet storage...
but beneath the couch houses board games.
...for now. :)
Amy

Lou and Mel said...

I get all kinds of things left on my desk at work to use in crafting - boxes, coffee jars, plastic envelopes and shoe boxes. Maybe one day I'll actually use something!

Rachael said...

Hi Helen, i wish I had some of those little boxes, us crafters can never have enough storage can they lol xx

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Great boxes! Nice to see you work space.

Julie

bosenberries said...

Look at all those lovely papers.. jealous! Robin