Wednesday, 19 June 2013

WOYWW 211

Good morning friends.
Welcome to my desk today. Been a busy few days and my energy levels seem to go from very low to extremely low at the moment so productivity is low. This is my desk at the moment and I don't think it will change til Thursday at the earliest!
 
So here is the overview shot, bit blurry but I guess you can get the gist! On thing I was doing was working on lettering, Journals are good for that I think and I like this one, just need to tweak some of the letters
 This page I was looking at words and how the letters interact.
Then there are some backgrounds, testing out the card for my upcoming classes.  Paper and card can react so differently to the inks and stains so I like to makes sure they will do what I need them to do in class!
 This poor canvas is going through SOOOOOO many changes; I think this is the third layer, each totally different.......
 Just a couple of Father's day treats waiting to be homed. I know I'm late to the party but I've only really started enjoying the on the edge dies now!
 So there's not a lot of action in terms of finished stuff on my creative desk, but I have been busy as my baby girl turns 18 today. Of course we have to celebrate in style so I spent most of my time on Tuesday in the kitchen to create a cake worthy of the occasion...........
 This is not your average birthday cake; in our house a usual cake is one cake ; perhaps sliced in half and filled with jam or frosting and topped with frosting and a few sprinkles. Lets just say,  3 full gooey chocolate cakes, stacked with caramel.... Vanilla frosting with added gold lustre..... this cake is big!
Oh, and did I mention the top is pretty much a whole box of choccies....... now that you are all cursing me and salivating too; you'd better hop over to Stamping Ground to take a look at the other desks, courtesy of Julia. Have a great day folks, I think i'm off for a slice of cake.......

33 comments:

Ali H said...

Brilliant cake ! Hope your daughter has a great birthday! Ali #36

Jackie said...

That cake is just amazing..... Such a lovely thing to do for her 18th birthday ... Nice crafty Father's Day gifts
Jackie 30

Lucy said...

Oh my god, you can make cakes as well?! That looks so good. I particularly love the whole box of chox on top! Have a great week - Lucy #34 x

Anne said...

How can you do this to us? Show a wonderful choccy creation first thing in the morning? Such cruelty! Love your creative desk and the lettering is superb! Our Shaz will be proud of you! That cake is low-cal and fat free isn't it?......:OD
Anne #40

Francesca said...

That is not sporting, showing a cake we can't eat and can already feel the pounds piling on! Looks fab, your practise lettering looks pretty good too. Have a good one .Love Francesca #44

Janene McAnally said...

Oh WOW Neil, now THAT is a cake lol!! I bet your daughter is going to love it!! Know I would! You have so much going on, on your desk, but it all looks fantastic. LOVE your lettering and the backgrounds are delish. I have been working on 12"x12"canvas as well and will be teaching a class in late July...so am having lots of fun now so that I can show them what to do then lol. Love learning new things as well, hoping to get a Big Shot soon and do some embossing with the folders as I think that would look great with art journaling! Take care and happy WOYWW from the other side of the world.
Janene #12

Helen said...

You are so talented... love love the cake - happy birthday to your daughter - and the lettering looks fantastic. I have to find time to learn to do that... lol!! Helen 31

Claire said...

Oh please don't tell me you bake as well?? You are just TOO creative!! A really stunning cake though - our boy will be 18 in September, do you take cake orders??
Happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 32

JoZart said...

For someone professing low energy levels you are "smoking"!!! Beautiful backgrounds, Super calligraphy, mega marvellous cake... need I say more except enjoy the celebrations.
Jo x

Silvia said...

I think you just added about 3-4 lb to my hips just by showing the Cake!!! It looks SOOOO amazing.
Hope your Daughter had an equally amazing birthday

Maisie Moonshine said...

Now that IS a cake! Hope you all enjoy this special birthday. Enjoyed looking at your lettering pages too. MMx #70

Karen said...

A chocoholics dream, but sadly a diabetics nightmare. Mind you the Doc did say if I was offered a piece of cake to eat it and enjoy it. I'd take a sugar hit on this one! Gorgeous. Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 94 x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Now that is one major cake, yummy! Love your lettering very intriguing background too. Thanks for sharing. Take care Zo xx 77

Sandy said...

When you said now your mouth is salivating when I read that, that's what it did you are so mean.. That cake looks really yummy and look at all the chockies on top yummmmmmmmmmmmm. Love your alphabet what a great idea must try that.. The words look awesome..
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :)

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW - and Happy 18th to your daughter. That cake is amazing - save me a slice! Love your lettering. I have got a real thing about fonts at the moment - seem to be collecting them. Ali x #79

Julia Dunnit said...

No doubt your baby gal will have a marvellous day - and Happy returns to her and all. As for your amazing desk..I get teh ennergy thing, it goes in cycles..never mind how little energy after work and real life. Sometimes there's energy to tidy and others there's nothing but creative energy and you just have to go with the flow!

voodoo vixen said...

I love your desk... always so many fabby bits to see, the calligraphy is wonderful but sorry... the cake gets the prize this week! Wow... could just do with a large slice of that about now... hope your daughter has a wonderful 18th birthday. Happy WOYWW from Annette #9

Monique said...

Wow that is a wonderful cake. Happy birthday to your daughter.

Your desk looks wonderfully busy and I love the lettering on the blue journal page. Gorgeous.

Have wonderful week, Happy WOYWW. xx

tangledpen said...

I bet that cake was delicious! Yummm... I just love sweet things :)
Very nice lettering - what font are your letters based on? Or are they just experimenting handwritten letters?
Happy woyww,
Jana #100

Maudieroff Roffey said...

OMG so what time is the party?? LOL - I have 3 little caramel lindt chocs on my desk - pathetic next to your creation LOL... I love visiting your desk its so tactile... Happy WOYWW... Mxx #110

susibee said...

Oh my, that cake is fab-u-lous! I hope your daughter has a super birthday.

The Taming of the Glue said...

Now that's what I call a cake! I know what you mean about card reacting differently. I've found that the best one for Spritzing and Distress Inks is Coconut White from Creative Expressions. It always seems to behave. Happy WOYWW. Pam#38

Belinda Basson said...

Nearly did not comment as you had me rushing to the kitchen to get something to eat...love the lettering you are doing. #73

Ria Gall said...

Hi Neil
sorry to hear your energy levels are a bit low I know that feeling as I live with fibromyalgia along with other conditions as one day I am up the next day down.
You have some really great pages on show today I love your work with letters. I have a thing for fonts and large word stamps to use just got some great ones.
Would you just look at that cake my daughter and I said we are on our way round for a slice and a cup of tea
Have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #47

BJ said...

Not only a guy who loves crafting but a cake maker aswell - unbelievable. BJ#55

Karin said...

Fabulous Cake Neil!! Love the lettering on your pages. The texture you have on your canvas is fabulous, can't wait to see the finished piece.
Happy Wednesday, Karin #137

Regina Hamilton said...

I'm drooling. Now that a cake. Happy 18th Birthday to your daughter. I love the lettering. I would love to play in your inks. Happy crafting #26

Nan G said...

Lettering looks great! Looks just like mine...not! Oh scrumptious cake! Happy B-day to daughter! Hope everyone enjoys the festivities. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not envious, but really AM salivating. That cake is SO impressive. And of course, I like your Father's Day gifts, too.

Have a super WOYWW from #17.

Krisha said...

Do you do windows too?? LOL I've gained 5 pounds just looking at the picture of that yummy cake.
I love the lettering you are working on, something I have never been good at, so you have my admiration.
Krisha #4

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Neil, just read your commenting note think Blogger wanted us to get rid of the anon comments..

... and well where do I start on your post.. from the dies (as crafter they come even before cakes :D) and well don't have or know of those edge dies .. but they do look fab as does you new stash..
.. and the paper effects are very interesting too and your cake well sure looks good, well done you, and congrats to daughter too :D Shaz in Oz.x #29

Eliza said...

Totally yummie cake so glad that I can't eat any from here LOL belated birthday greetings to your baby girl. Great journaling and lettering it is such fun to just let go sometimes and write.

Belated WOYWW greetings
Eliza & Yoda 25

Sandy said...

Oh wow would you look at that cake!! I am drooling all over my computer. I have been living in la-la land and just discovered your amazing art. I love your style - you have a new follower in me kid!!! Happy Birthday to your daughter - just wait until your grand daughter turns 18!!!!!
sandy