Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Morning folks....it's time to play along at WOYWW but first let me put you all out of your misery before I share what's on my workdesk today.....oh yes the altered box is finally finished.....




and the perfect place to hold all my favourite little TH bits and bobs

but it's time to move on to what's on my workdesk today and it's gone from the sublime to the ridiculous

my favourite snowflake die
my favourite glitter...in my humble opinion the bestest sparkliest glitter in the world and very aptly named.....Glamour Dust
no project would be complete without a bit of TH inking
my trusty Cuttlebug and lots of white cardstock.....so let's get die-cutting

and before you think that this super organised crafty lady is getting ahead of the game and making a start on her christmas cards....I wish....it will probably be a rushing at the last minute affair as always....why break the habits of a lifetime.
And the product that all fans of the Lord Timmie of Holtziness have been waiting for...to be released at CHA Summer and hopefully soon hot footing it across the Atlantic to the UK.....the new Ranger Craft Scrubbie....

Catch up with you all later.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add.....the Craft Scrubbie is what Tim was referring to when I e-mailed him about my Distress Inky fingers.....HERE

73 comments:

Denise said...

Your book is the nicest piece of altered art I've seen in a long time Kath. I could never come up with something as gorgeous. All my books are paper backs and they wouldnt work. I think a trip to the library is in order maybe. Oops - better try the charity shops instead.
Have a good day. Denise
Big hug and tickles behind the ears for his Lordship.

Cheryl said...

oh wow your book is simply stunning so love the attention to detail on this,love cheryl xxxxxxxx

Sally said...

Love your finished project Kath it is really great.
I would love to play with WOYWW love snowflakes and glamour dust too.
Looks like you are in for a fun day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Helen said...

That book is FAB. Well done you. Love the snowflakes, and I can't wait for all that Timmy/Ranger goodness to get to the UK either...

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Love your altered box Kath, it's gorgeous. Can't believe that you are onto snowflakes already.... so organised. Might have to invest in some Glamour Dust as I like the effect on your snowflake dies. Have fun! Lainy x

Anesha said...

Love the use of the canvas on this box! Fantastic project. Like how you shorten the hinge as well. Hope you and Buddy have a great walk today. Hugs to you both.

HoneyB said...

OMG Kath your box is absolutely stunning. You've done it again!!
Loving it and may have to go get some glamour dust. Mmmmm feel a trip to simply create coming on..lol
Lyn x

Thistleblue said...

Morning Kath and a very happy WOYWW! How fabulous is your altered box! It looks wonderful, well done!
have a great day
hugs
michelle
xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kath, also Buddy, love your box with all his holiness TH bits and bobs all over it. Lovely lovely lovely, wonderful combination as usual. Very Tidy desk as well. lol JO :) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you showed the finished book/box. It is really lovely and a true work of altered art.

Have not heard of the glitter, or the scrubbie. I must live in a cave, even though I'm in the US. Happy WOYWW.

Carol xxx said...

Wow Kath, Love the book well worth the wait, I want one. Love everything about it the key the flowers the distressing well everything.

You must be a mind reader, beeen have a play with snowflakes myself. check out my blog.

Have a good day
Big Hugs Carol xx

Andrea said...

your altered box is beautiful, such a delight x

Julia Dunnit said...

It's more lovely close up Kath, hope you're as pleased with it. I can see the sense of putting snowflakes into stock for later. But I wouldn't be able to find them!! Scrubbie? not heard of it..so out of the loop!!

nnalorac said...

Fantastic piece of work Kath, love all the embossing on the canvas background, lovely colour and love all the bits and bobs, pride of place on the work desk I think. Funny nearly bought one when in Hobbycraft last week, how I refrained I do not know! Always a next time! take care, nnalorac.xx

Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous altered box lovely detail have fun with your bug.
Christine x

Cardarian said...

What a lovely book - box you have made and I so like that it says "bits and bobs" - so cute! I am so glad to see that I am not the only one still using cuttlebug, it seems so many have gone to sizzix or big shot or whatever it is called!
Hugs to you and Buddy
Cardarian

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Your book is beautiful, gorgeous colours and great detail.
Have fun with your snowflakes!

xx

coops said...

wow your book box looks fantastic kath.i love all the detailing and i am intrigued by the the craft scrubbie.
xx coops xx

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Hiya Kath..wow your altered box looks stunning..love the colours and the detail of it..I can see some gawjuss xmas cards coming on with all the glammer dust and snowflakes you have there.. :-)
have a fabby day..
hugs
Michelle Xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Kath this is beautiful and so perfect for 'bits & bobs'...just love the vintage colour look.

Anne

Sue said...

Hi Kath
OMW your box is totally stunning, luv all the embelies on it,oh Christmas is comming! have great day,sue,x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The box is fabulous Kath, love it all and the roses are gorgeous; I like the way they are slightly more open than the usual ones. The snowflake die is great, good size :-)
I've got one of those scrubbies, it's great and a lot cheaper than the SU one.
Anne xx

Christine B. said...

Kath your box is absolutely stunning. That canvas look really good. The roses are gorgeous, your stamping is fab. I love it. x ChrisB

Ikki said...

Hi Kath, love your box - what a project - bet that took some doing!
BUT, well worth the effort - it is just FAB! I suffer with inky fingers too, so interested in the Craft Scrubbie - will hae to watch out for that one! ikki x

Linda Elbourne said...

I have used the Scrubbie ... at Ranger U and it is FANTASTIC!!!! I LOVE your box ... soooooo beautiful ... and always a pleasure to see whats on your desk too XXX

mckinkle said...

Such a fabulous book Kath, it is just perfect and has a lovely fresh open feel to it. Sometimes altered objects are quite cluttered but not yours.

Keryn x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Just stunning project. So glad it came on a WOYWW but you almost ruined it by mentioning the C word at least 4 months before I'm ready to go there LOL!

Mary Anne

Lin said...

LOVE how this turned out, Kath! You always have such beautiful mixes of background stamps, and this is no exception! Love the pretty flowers you added, too! Well done!

Anneliese said...

what a gorgeous box .. love it ! & as for the scrubbie ..well it's BRILLIANT ! .. used it when we went to Ranger U, you wouldn't believe how well it works !
Have fun with your snowflakes :o) x

Cath Wilson said...

Excellent box and a VERY tidy desk, considering the activity on there.

butlersabroad said...

Love the project Kath, it turned out beautiful as usual! I need ideas for my altering project this week! And snowflakes??? Something for Saturday perhaps!!??

Hugs
Brenda

Yvonne said...

This is just stunning.. how pretty is this. So much work and .. oh just send it to me, I am sure I can mo9ve some card and paper to fit it some where, lol

Tracey said...

Kath your box is a masterpiece, congratulations.
It is very rare for me not to send out a card that hasnt got GD (Glamour Dust) on it.
Tracey

scrapcat 1 said...

I've never fancied altering one of my precious books but after seeing yours I may have to give it a bash, maybe a summer holiday project for me and DD mmmhh.

Rosie said...

Oh boy, well done on the book - it looks FAB! Not only beautiful but useful too .... I'm another one who always gets covered in inks, so thanks for the tip about shampoo getting it off!

Barb said...

Oh, Kath. . . that box is so gorgeous! The delicious colors and pretty details are all so fabulous! LOVE IT!! How fun to see the scrubbie!

craftytrog said...

Wow! your box is fabulous Kath! x

Darcy said...

wow the book/box is stunning, really beautiful. Well done you did an awesome job on that!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

cant wait to get a scrubbie :)

your finished book is just breathtaking, I love everything about it, well done you, its amazing! big pat on the back, hugs m xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Kath-what scrumptious colours good enough to eat. I love glamour dust too-the twinkle is so strong and delicate. I can be found laboriously glittering my own paper-oh dear.That snowflake is definitely useful-a snowflake with presence!Thanks for all your lovely work-such an inspiration Hugs BettyXXX

Handmade with Love said...

Your book looks lovely Kath and the fact that you have got your snowlflake die out is bringing me out in a panic! Tracey x

Wendy said...

tHe book box is just stunning , love all the soft colours, Snowflakes not cold enough for me to play with them yet

Jane said...

Gorgeous!!!
And those snowflakes are fab...something I need to get my hands on is a snowflake die!

TinaB said...

Wow!! Stunning xx

Spyder said...

Love love your book box, so glad we got to see it finished, I have a very large'puch' for my snow flakes, not sure it could cut that thickness tho' Have a crafty WOYWW
((Lyn))

Kat said...

Hi Kath, love your altered box/book. It looks great, well worth the wait to see it!

Hasn't the weather been absolutely awful here today. Can't believe it after it was so fine yesterday!

Kat xx

Alisonw30 said...

Lovely box, thanks for visiting my WOYWW today, have a great week x

Doone said...

that box really took my breath away - it is beautiful Kath - amazing work.

Kathy said...

The box is just wonderful, you should be very proud of that little beauty.

I refuse to even think about the things on your desk and what they mean! hohoho

Sid said...

Fab box, interesting workspace !!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic altered art piece. The detail is amazing, love the hinge and the key. Love those die cut snowflakes too. Tracy Evans x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic altered art piece. The detail is amazing, love the hinge and the key. Love those die cut snowflakes too. Tracy Evans x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic altered art piece. The detail is amazing, love the hinge and the key. Love those die cut snowflakes too. Tracy Evans x

Alex said...

Just beautiful Kath, I really need to look into getting hold of some these hinges and keys, so pretty. The glamourdust you can ge in The Range, if you have one near you, I remember you said you have had yours for ages, but just in case lol

Hugs

Alex x

FlipSyde said...

You have created a woman singly focused on getting my hands on some glamour dust. My only mission.
Amy

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Kath, what a beautiful book! Love your snowflakes, they are my favs, they come out every year to play, lol! hugs Heidi xx

joey said...

Oh Yes Kath I applaud you that box is stunning, love the colours you used to alter it. Joey.xxx

Georgie said...

Your box is stunning Kath - only one thing - you need more TH stash to fill it up! Sure that won't be a problem for you :-)
Georgie xx

Georgie said...

Oh and one other thing, if you are not getting ahead of the game then what are the snowflakes for??? G xx

Sue from Oregon said...

A great reveal on WOYWW! I was scrolling through my google reader when I came upon your post and thought "bits and boobs" OKAY what is Kath up to now. Sorry, I just needed to read a little closer at the bits and BOBS part LOL! Been waiting to see how you completed your book...Wonderful creation I must say! glad you weren't flashing any boobs here LOL! I just need to focus my eyes quicker!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Kath, I think all the adjectives have been used up, LOL. I don't think I have seen a more beautiful altered book! You are truly a talented lady!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a wonderful box! love the details- the hinges are gorgeous!

Wipso said...

Sorry I'm rather late calling in this week. My day was really manic yesterday and had to end with a 62mile round journey to visit my neighbour in hospital.
Really love your book/box. It's gorgeous.
A x

Alix said...

love how that book/box turned out :0)

JoZart said...

Your altered book turned out beautifully with great detail.
I can't cope with snowflakes in July though....scarey! This C******as thing is catching on everywhere.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

Been waiting to see what you did with it - and as usual a big WOW to you - stunning design love the colour combo just blooming gorjus!!

We have the same taste in die cutting dies - I too have that snowflake and I too have Glamour Dust love the stuff.....

Bye for now...

Tina
X

Rica said...

Oh Kath, your box is simply 'Out of this World' beautiful - love it!!!
What a tidy crafter you are, by the time I get to the embellishment stage I can't see my desk anymore.
Anger eventually removed the blob of glossy accents, so what have I WOYWTh - a little round mark with some of the veneer removed - oooops!!
I rather like my inked stained fingers, they don't look like mine if they're not covered with ink lol.
hugs Heather xx

Sam said...

that altered box is just brilliant - I would say "the dogs b*******" but I'm not sure Buddy would appreciate that somehow hehehe.
Sam x

Lynne said...

Your altered book box is fantastic, absolutely gorgeous so much attention to detail. Thanks for telling us about the scrubbies will have to invest. Lynne xx

angeleef said...

That altered box is TO DIE FOR!!!
Like those snowflakes too
** Evi **

Chrissie said...

What crafty loveliness in a sea of calm!Fabulous box!
Sorry about my tardy visit, but I've been slightly hors de combat since Wednesday.
Have a great weekend.
Chrissie

~*Joni said...

Kath & Buddy (heehee) this card is SO stunning! I love the monochromatic hues you've chosen, just beautiful. I am sure even Mr. D appreciated cleaning up after your beautiful work. ;) Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh my it's almost wednesday again and here I am still visiting! Love the book box- worth all your work on it! And a perfect place for those precious thingabobs!

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