Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WOYWW 201

Good Morning friends
I trust that you are all well this morning. Time for the weekly round up of workdesks as ever, hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground.
Well, after spending the better half of 5 hours tidying everything up, sorting out and unpacking from the weekend my little creative world is all welcoming and inviting ! So as a treat I've laid out some things ready for me to play with once you've had your peek.......

So here is the opening shot. Tidier than the last few visits for a change.
 My new Distress Paints, very very nice I must say, I'm a fan!
 Piles of unfinished tags waiting for attention!, Plaster cherubs, looking forward to altering these!
 Working on a page in my journal, colours are better in reality, I promise!
 New stamps, a gift from my cousing (along with wires and other goodies,packed away. Love these horses!, You can also see the Tando Steampunk goggles I'm beginning t work on too, they are cool.
 And look, I even sorted my card supply rack, everything is now in plastic holders and nice and neat!

So there you have my place today. Now I'm going to get it all messy again.....
Anyone going to Ally Pally this weekend? I'm going on Saturday so will I see you too?

51 comments:

Judy McCarthy said...

Love this very inviting cleared space.it does feel good to tidy up before the next round of makings eh?

Maria said...

Hi Neil,

Love what's on your work desk today, those cherubs look AmaZing, how are you going to alter them are you going grungy or shabby?
Love your latest pages very eye catching...
Have a great week crafting.....

Maria in Oz #6

Jackie said...

It must be tidy up week as both you and |Julia have been busy......i on the other hand have not!!! its three weeks worth of mess, and Gelli plates can make a mess!!!
I'm off to Ally pally on Saturday all being well
Jackie 3

Nan G said...

No Ally Pally for me, unfortunately. Love all the new goodies on the desk, Neil! Your pages are very colorful. Gosh I do love your birds!! And are those JOFY flower stamps on there too?! Looking forward to seeing how this comes out. Happy WOYWW! Nan #8

MvM-design said...

Love the page with these awesome stamps!!
Happy wednesday ;)

Hugs Marleen #1

Nikki said...

Sweet page love the colours and ur paper looks so easy to peak thru must be loving it :)
hugs Nikki #2

BJ said...

Oh I am loving tidy this week, you and Julia! Great to see you again last Saturday and sorry to see your wrist still in a brace, how is it coming along btw? Super whimsical journal page and yes a box for my new distress paints wold be a good idea. Thanks BJ#20

The Taming of the Glue said...

I'll be on Sue's Rubbernecker stand on Saturday and it would be great to say "hi". I love the wall storage for the card and paper. How tidy are you!!! Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Belinda Basson said...

Enjoy Ally Pally, I went 12 years ago, before scrapping and stamping were big! Beautiful old place though. Love the bird and horse stamps are stunning.#23

Francesca said...

It seems everyone has got the spring cleaning bug this week, me included but still working at it. Lovely journal pages. love Francesca #29

Helen said...

Your birds in the journal look fab!! Hope you get a lovely play on your desk soon!
I will be at ALly Pally on Saturday too, so will try and look for you among the crowds!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Figures! LOL! The one week I'm really a mess, everyone else is all tidy and perfect looking!!!!

Job well done and I look forward to seeing you use all your new things. I think I like you better "messy", because you have the coolest stuff and know how to use it! :D

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Tracy said...

Nice card rack! Looks like you're all set up for some fun.
Tracy #37

Lisa said...

A good tidy up is good for crativity I find! Have fun at Ally Pally, too far for me, but I'm sure you'll have fun. Lisa Sparkle #43

Claire said...

you have been a busy bunny! i just love everything on your desk - can i come n play??
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 4

peggy apl said...

there's always so much going on in your studio, Neil! Steampunk goggles, wow!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

I've never said to a guy "Nice Rack" before (oh wait, yes I have but that's another story lol) I'm always in amazement at anyone who can tidy up their craft space. There's good reason I never photograph the area I work in & join in on Wednesdays lol. Love your journal page! I'll grill you about the paints when I see you too. Are they different to use than acrylic paints? Enjoy your week. Pxx

Cardarian said...

I love your journal pages and wow what a tidy desk! I will be coming all the way from Slovenia to Ally Pally so I hope we will meet! I will have to expand my distress paints collection - I only have 4 at the moment!
Hugs,
Cardarian

MiniOwner said...

No spring cleaning bug here ... I'd like a bit of spring first LOL. Your journal page is just gorgeous! Might see you Saturday. Happy Wednseday, :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@44)

Emily said...

I love your journal pages and can just imagine the land those birds live in.. I want to go there lol.

The horse stamps are stunning and now I need to track them down for myself!

Hugs
Emily#60

Heather Alger said...

Your journal is Fab, there is so much Interest on your desk and photos, a joy to view.
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

Eliza said...

Neil,

Your space is really neat and tidy and so inviting, actually screaming out to be played upon.

Love your journal page, great, you always seem to peak my interest.

Thank you for sharing.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 47

Neet said...

First, thanks for putting your number when you visited me, so few have done that today and it makes it take twice as long to get around. Grumble over.
Love the things you are showing us, want the goggles myself, love the journal page, envious of the paper storage, not bothered about the paints as I am busy collecting Fresco at the moment and would be interested to know what you think of La Blanche. Somehow I don't get on with them.
Hugs, Neet 16 xx

Karin said...

Your journal pages look fantastic Neil, I'm loving your birds on top of the flowers.
Happy Wednesday #83

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Not been over for an age so just had big prowl around your crafty blog some


...as usual wonderful bits down below ..and yes think that gecko has to be a fav.. love those tags - just amazing inky delight TFS!!

Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oops meant #84 sorry!

Marit said...

Nice and neat indeed Neil! LOVE the colourful birds on your art journal page! Makes me wanna go to my studio and draw some.... Happy woyww and hug from Holland, Marit #82

Karen Ives said...

Lots going on, love the journal page. Going to AP Sunday...must get more stuff!
Karen #74

famfa said...

Great space. Lovely page of birds, beautiful. Now get messy
Famfa 97

Janene McAnally said...

Always enjoy visiting your blog Neil! Lots of things going on, and I have to give the distress paints a go! Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #77

Monica said...

Just love this work space Neil. Tidy is deadly to some folks it is a guilt win! you have so many interesting projects and your stamps are so different and your desk is full of WOW!
Thanks a guy to follow, never said that to a guy this century!
Monica 107

Kyla said...

Love the steampunk goggles. I too have a cherub (but mine is gold....until I alter it!!) from a 'swap your junk party'I go to!!

Happy WOYWW

Kyla #112

kathi17 said...

I love those horses and goggles. Wow, you've got some really nice things!

It's my first time doing WOYWW, and on everyone's desk I'm seeing interesting new things to buy, and so many creative ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Kathi #109

tuesday afternoon said...

Love the birds and the journal pages. Happy WOYWW

Gill Edwards said...

love your art journal Neil and i was thinking of getting some distress paints so im glad to hear you think they are worth it.

Gill x #118

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Neil,

That's a nice selection of distress inks. I love your journal page, especially the funky birds.

The horses are a stamp? Wow - love the detail!

Thanks for visiting me already and leaving a comment. Brr, it's still cold here!

Happy WOYWW
Kay (12)

sandee said...

Digging the goggles!! Not playing in WOYWW today but wanted to stop in and check in on my favorites ( sssshhh, don't tell anyone ) lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Neil
I bet you are just itching to get your desk all messy again.... In fact it probably already is he he
janet #25

Angie said...

Your journal pages are breathtaking...your stamps are brilliant ...I'm waiting for my mojo to return so I can justify buying some.#71

Ali H said...

Looking so neat & tidy ! Love your journal page - those bird stamps are great ! Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali #15

Spyder said...

oh my goodness, all nice and tidy, please come and do mine! Your journal pages are fantastic! Haven't tried those paints yet, as I have others, so, must save pennies! (for other crafty things)Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

((Lyn)) #24

okienurse said...

Awesome neat and tidy workspace. I seem to get the opposite effect with photographing my art journal cause everything looks overly bright...but then it might be... Love the horses too and the steampunk goggles! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #58

scrappyjen said...

Great journal! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

Dainty Diva said...

I'm sure it felt good to get your workstation tidy and looking good but it's even better to get it messy again. Hope you enjoyed it. #21

trisha too said...

SO many fabulous pics--thank you for the view into your work area, and all the creations!

:)trisha
#142 this week with
a hand carved stamp

Michelle Webb said...

I'm going on Saturday Neil. It's always good to have a clear out. The card stock looks great, no more falling over of the card. I'm loving your journal page, its brilliant. Michelle x

sandra de said...

Great space and I love how you have organised your paper stash. Can't wait to see what you do to those goggles.
sandra @27

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your fantasy art journal spread, Neil, and those Steampunk goggles are a magnificent. I can't wait to see what you do with those cherubs. Blessings!

ionabunny said...

Hi Neil, love your card stock organiser. How that work then?? Is it home made? Hints gratefully received

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Neil
I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. OMG you have some way cool things or your desk but as a lover of steam punk the goggles are amazing. The horse stamps are drop dead gorgeous....lucky you. My hubby is a reptile expert so the gecko caught my eye too LOL
hugs
Annette In Oz

scrappymo! said...

Your studio is looking so organized tonight! Love the card holder thingy...safe and protected from getting crumpled or bent.

Your pages are fabulous...the colours look great from here!