Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WOYWW #163

Morning folks and welcome to my world. This weekly desk hop is hosted as ever by Julia at
Stamping ground so pop on over for desks galore!
Mine has been semi neglected this week  as the first of my overseas visitors arrived, with two more lots arriving soon, it's going to be a busy summer. Still; you are here to see my desk not listen to my babbling so here it is. Firstly, the overview.
 In the front is this book of fantasy artists. From a child I LOVED these images. The pen and ink work is exquisite. so finding the in a book was a real treat.
 Behind that is this canvas gifted to me from Mark at Spesh ink. It's great isn't it.
 I picked these fab buttons up at an antiques fair. They are super great!
 Lastly in this corner, some stuff from my favourite shop; The Craft Barn! Paper Artsy's crunchy paper, Tando shapes and this fab new stamp. A card I'd made ages ago and the genesis of a project.
So, there's my world today. Hope you all have a blessed and creative day wherever you are.

27 comments:

Judys Fabrications said...

Hmm...would love top delve into that great book. I have a few Brian Froud books and other Fairy Artists, but adore the black and white images.Interesting project on your table Neil.
Judy #27

RosA said...

Great buttons! What a fabulous find! And I love that canvas, you are lucky!
RosA # 66

Bella said...

Fab find those buttons are! Love the stamp and hope you sneak some creative time in here and there while preparing for the family rush.

Lynn Holland said...

Well done in finding the buttons Neil. You cant beat a good find and our canvas looks really interesting.
Lynn's Doodly Birds 74

inkypinkycraft said...

It is a great canvas and love those buttons trace x 56

Helen said...

what a fab book! love your space as always, it would be lovely to have a proper rummage!! enjoy your visitors... hope you get crafty too! Helen, 22

jill said...

great desk & a pleasure to see each week happy crafting jill#52

okienurse said...

love those buttons you picked up! great looking desk looks very creative and busy! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #67

BJ said...

Some FAB stuff there Neil. BJ#79

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

super finds, Neil! And a great canvas too! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Francesca said...

You still seem to be working hard even with guests arriving, must say love the book. Love Francesca #93

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love those buttons. Great nab. Have you flipped thru any books or online images by HR Giger, who did the original drawing for the Alien movies? They are outstanding. Worth a look :)

Happy WOYWW

MA (1)

Laura said...

Loving those buttons - great find.
Thanks for sharing,
Laura
94

Sunshine Girl said...

Love those buttons and that art book is fabulous. Enjoy playing with the new stash. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 58

Clarky J said...

Love the look of those stamps Neil me thinks you are going to have fun!!

Redanne said...

Great view of your desk, hope the cold has gone too. Those buttons look like real coins - a great find. That balloon stamp is brilliant, one of my most used stamps. Happy WOYWW, Anne #9

House of Bears said...

Wow those buttons are fab, what a great find

kay said...

your desk is always so interesting :)
kay #65

sandee said...

Hope things aren't too hectic for you with all that company and that you can find some time to craft, you have all that gorgeous stuff to play with....but if you're too busy, I'd be happy to hold those buttons for you...give 'em back, promise..::innocennt look:: waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #50

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The desk is looking good as always. Your new book looks like something my hubby would enjoy. He likes fantasy art (in books not on the walls). The antique buttons are a great find. You'll do wonderful things with them!

Shoshi said...

What a marvellous collection of treasures on your desk this week, Neil! That book looks most interesting, and all the lovely finds and gifts. It's always lovely to find things like those buttons in antique shops or fairs - this year I practically emptied the basked of junk jewellery on the White Elephant stall at the village fete - loads of useful beads, bits of chain, findings, you name it!!

Enjoy your summer visitors. I'm sure you'll have fun, especially if you lay down the creating and don't spend your days hankering after it lol!! The time will come soon enough when you can get back to it, and it's always lovely to enjoy the company of friends and family.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #3

Joynana said...

The images are wonderful, but I love those buttons. I am going to have to get out more. #30

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Have some quiet time so lots of great things to inspire me!!! You always have a lot interesting designs. Enjoy WOYWW and Have a great week. #154

Glenda said...

When you say "overview" you mean just that. Great picture. Love your space and looks like wonderful goings on there!
Glenda 98

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful busy desk Neil, I love busy desks LOL Your book looks facinating, Gay xx

mommyle said...

Your buttons.... Ohhhhhhh.... I need a moment alone with your buttons. How incredible!!!

have a great week!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the antique buttons you found. There are so many projects you could use them in. Blessings!