Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WOYWW 143

Well I am just scraping in on the right side of midnight to pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and show what is (or isn't!) on my work desk tonight, and have a quick look at what a few of my fellow crafters are getting busy with. Now I am involved with a group on Wednesday afternoons as well as mornings, it is even harder for me to get any craft done, but I was determined to do something this evening, so, for a change, my desk isn't quite empty. I have spent more time just lately messing around with photos and cutting files, than actually making anything, but I have been trying to get a few birthday cards done. I have resolved to use up some very old stash so this week I raided my decoupage folder and selected half a dozen sheets. I spent a couple of evening cutting out. I find this very therapeutic as long as I am in the right mood and have a decent light, and last week I replaced my broken up-lighter, so I can once again see what I am doing in here. On another night I assembled the cut toppers, and then I set about mounting them, using as much as possible, pre-folded cards and envelopes, bought possible ten years ago!, and large and small off-cuts of paper. Tonight I have been doing some finishing touches. The green dish contains letters cut with my silhouette to glue to the long yellow card, and the pink tray is left over pieces from the decoupage which will go in the inserts, and some hand made flowers that may end up on some of the cards. Also in the picture is this months project from my parchment craft class. I am supposed to be doing some serious practice in this - hence the box of tools by the card, but unless I cut out sleeping altogether, there simply isn't enough time. Now I shall visit as many of you as I can, but it won't be too many of you tonight.

15 comments:

May said...

Bless you!! I think you need a few more hours in a day!!! Love the assorted craft goodies on your desk this week, Have a good week and dont forget to sleep, Hugs May x x x x

Jean Straw said...

Looks like you've made some pretty cards with"old stash". Jean x

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Using trays for different projects is a good idea. Parchment crafting is something I would really love to do - perhaps this year? You are so busy. Hope you get a good night's sleep. Ali x WOYWW # 119

Hazel said...

Lovely crafting on your workdesk. You certainly pack a lot into Wednesdays! (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

Peggy said...

looks like you're one busy lady! like the little trays for different project idea

jude said...

Creative desk and busy lady.I know what you mean you have to be in mood for decoupage i if and when i use it cheat get the die cut ones not often now though.
I use to baskets like your trays as find it easier .Have fab woyww and creative week
judex 10

April said...

Well done using up some of your old stash! I know it's difficult :o) some lovely cards in the making there x

BetteK said...

Your parchment piece is just gorgeous! I am also determined to use up as much of my old stuff as possible or have a good sort out and give what I have had for years and never used to my friend (she takes it into school) ... but then, the moment I give it away you can bet I would want to use it! Oh the dilemma of a crafter! Debbie #89

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds busy! Your parchment piece is fab, hats off to anyone who can do this fab art. Happy Thursday to you, hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the oh so creative spaces & take care. Zo xx 83

sandee said...

I need to check out your other blog about your life in Spain and see how you are getting along, you sound like your very busy though! waving from the hills of North Carolina a day late :)

JoZart said...

Looks like you keep busy! I really enjoyed your other blog!
JoZarty x in for a late snoop.

MaxineD said...

Now that is one busy desk - but much cleaner than mine is when I am busy :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Shoshi said...

Lots of interest going on on your workdesk this week, Kate! Love what I can see of that card awaiting its letters, and the parchment piece is beautiful.

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I put my heat proof mat through its paces today and used my heat gun and no heat went through it to the green cutting mat underneath! I think I've finally cracked this perennial crafter's problem of warped mats!! The acid test will be putting my melt pot on it and leaving it on for an hour or 2 - that did it for the last green mat.

My stencils are working well! Going to make some fun backgrounds soon. I don't think vellum would work because it may not hold up if it gets wet. With acetate you can spray, ink, glue, gesso... you name it, and it won't ripple or disintegrate, and if you use laser acetate it is even heatproof, too!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #38

Shoshi said...

Oh Kate, thank you for such a lovely comment on my blog! I'm glad you find so much inspiration! Really encouraging. Thanks!!

I wish you could see what the flowers really look like, in the flesh. The photos are a bit disappointing really - photos never seem to pick up sparkle or shimmer, and they look quite jewel-like in reality!

Hugs,
Shoshi

scrappymo! said...

what a good feeling it is to get some cards made up from our stash!

I love to just open my card drawer and grab a card when i need it instead of rushing off to hallmark or Carltons at the last minute!