Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Craftwork Cards Spotlight and an untidy desk........

No cards to show you here today, just teasers - today I am in the spotlight over at Craftwork Cards, you remember I told you that I was on their design team, so I would love it if you would pop over there, and leave a comment if you like the samples I made for them.







I thought I would join in with 'what's on your workdesk wednesday' this week. I was going to leave it until I had a good tidy up, but thought that was a bit daft. I am incredibly messy when I work, this actually looks quite tidy for me. What you don't see here is the floor, I toss stuff on there until I am wading through a sea of paper. The green ribbon bow was for a project I am working on for a magazine, it looked ridiculous, so that's probably gone on the floor as well. My copics and cricut stuff are always very close to hand, although I am changing over to Promarkers (a UK brand) as my copics start to run dry, they are much cheaper. Another thing always to hand is my foam pads, I buy them in Poundland.





I am a punch addict, these are just a tiny sample of all the ones piled up, occasionally I don't put them back properly, and they fall onto the desk with a horrible thud, making me jump out of my skin.............





One thing that is organised is my cardstock, and that's only because I bought these racks from a scrapbook store that was closing down. I worried a bit that the paper wouldn't take the humidity in the summer (they are in the garage, along with the rest of my stuff in Florida). but they seem to keep in pretty good shape.





I sent a little Flip video to Max and Milo wishing them a happy birthday (they both have birthdays this week). So my son did a video for us, supposedly of Milo opening his presents. Of course, when you are only one, crawling around the garden and trying to climb up on the slide is much more fun, so Max (three tomorrow) was ripping open the parcels. 'Do you want to watch Ma wishing you a happy birthday Max?' asked my son, 'No' said Max, very firmly 'Don't want to watch Ma, want to watch Fireman Sam'.
Tell it like it is Max, that's my boy.






50 comments:

Marion said...

Morning Enfys. Just been and had a look at craftwork cards blog. Lovely creations all of them. Congrats on being in the spotlight.
Hugs
Marion

mustavcoffee said...

I love your cards, I think I may have seen some of your work for Funky Hand? I was very impressed, they are beautiful. There aren't many people called Enfys, Of course I apologise if I'm wrong!!

Congrats for being made a DT member at Craftwork :-)

Lucky you having the best of both worlds, 2 houses and 1 of them in Florida, a dream come true!

Lisa said...

OH! I'm on my way!! The sneaky peaks look awesome!!! Your desk looks like mine, not as many punches! But I will strive to catch up, LOL!!!

Gotta love a 3 year old and presents, there is no other task to take them away from the glorious ripping and tearing to get at the "treat!!!"

Too cute Enfys, you stories always bring such a smile to my face!

Hugs!
Lisa

Biscuitlid said...

wow what a fab load of stash En!! I love your paper storage - feeling the jealousy monster paying me a visit though lol!

Hugs
Victoria
x

JustYolie said...

Your desk is not as bad as my desk! I just don't know why it gets so messy when I create. It's such a chore to tidy up. I don't dare to post pictures of my craft desk.

Nice teasers, love the flowers. Have a wonderful day Enfys! :)

Jan said...

Lookin pretty neat and organized to me! Love your bright cards!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

beautiful sneek peeks! love your desk, looks like you are having fun being creative and really like all those punches too, hugs mandyxx

Dawny P said...

Oh En, I love you even more now I've seen this. I always knew there was a reason we got on and now I know lol xxx. You are a girl after my own heart and I would be right at home at your desk :) I have a tidy and it's all clear and then my workspace gets smaller and smaller and smaller until I have to tidy it up again. And on it goes!!!! Hope you are OK and biggest hugs and I'm off to CC now for a nose xxx

Jessica said...

Oh my Enfys! Look at all those punches!!! Can I come to your house to play? I love my border punches too. My walmart is having a big sale on the Martha's ones, and I've gotten 4 so far. Actually they have every thing onsale! I'm thinking that they are going to stop carrying craft stuff!!! Is that going on every where I wonder?
Any way, I'll bet your video was great of the kiddles having their birthdays. I'm off to see the Craftwork Cards site and see your lovely work.

Tracy Evans said...

Your card over on Craftwork card look beautiful, congratulations on becoming a design team member. Enjoyed my snoop. Tracy Evans x

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you didn't tidy before taking your photo; it's a much more interesting photo and lets us get a glimpse at all your stuff and how you work. I love your punch storage, which definitely beats my under the bed boxes! And the sneak peaks of your cards are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

pcrusberg said...

Just from the sneak peaks I can tell these are going to be great cards. Thanks, Pam

joey said...

hiya Enfys

your samples are looking good. Love Love your paper storage :O)

Joey.xxx

Linby said...

LOL re your Grandson's comment - priceless! Love the paper storage.
Linbyx

Sharon said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the box, too!! Children are just wonderful. So so honest!! Love it!!!!!! :)

Sue said...

Hello Engys, wow fab cards I will head on over there after, your papers and punches are breeding!!! my husband thinks I don't do clothes shopping anymore too!!! love your blog you have some fab ideas, Happy Crafting to you, Sue xx

minnie_mac said...

Love the colour combo on your samples.

Thanks for the snoop.

Helen said...

Oh, how lovely! That paper storage is great. I need to get my big papers organised..

Chrissie said...

Wow look at that paper stash!
Fabby cards too!
Chrissie

kisatrtle said...

The more creative your are the messier your desk is. That's what I always tell my hubby.

Loved the grandbaby story. Happy Wednesday to you.

Lynda said...

Your cards and your little box are beautiful - you've really gone to town with those papers.

Love Lynda xxx

Penni said...

Very creative! I love your paper storage.

Hugs
Penni
X

Kathy said...

Hi En - how lovely to see your craft space. As for mess - well, hun, you're not even trying! hehehe

Diana said...

You do have the best of both worlds! Do you have craft spaces in both uk and usa? Where has better shopping for supplies?

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Lovely stuff.

A bit worried that your copics are running dry .... just checking, but you do know that you can re-fill ciao and sketch?

Hugs
Kay

kath said...

love the cards you made for your DT debut and hey great photo...I am so jealous of your paper storage and yeah Max get your priorities right...big hugs kath xxx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous creations I love Craftworks cards too, they are not far from me. Congrats on making the design team and your paper racks are fab.
xx

Paula Gale said...

trust kids - always guaranteed to not be diplomatic... LOL

I'm seeing MS punches I don't have - and like and now need... thats the trouble with desk hopping - you see stuff that you didn't realise you needed!!!!

Paula x x x

Julia Dunnit said...

Gorgeous work Enfys, richly deserved Craftwork Cards spotlight! Fascinated by your storage arrangement and horrified that you thinkyour desk is a terrible mess!

My Creative Time said...

just by looking at the sneak peeks, I know ALL of your cards are just PERFECT!!
hugs,
Emma:)

Wipso said...

Love your cards.
A x

Paper and Ribbons said...

Love looking at everything going on. Your samples look wonderful, can't wait to see the rest!

patcrafts said...

Cute grandchildren. Interesting sneak peeks at your craftwork cards congrats on becoming a DT member.xx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Oh love your punch collection! great sneak peaks too!

mamacass said...

your cards are beautiful!

I love copics and am learning more and more about them, but I still am not a pro by any means....do tell about the new marker you were talking about, especially since they are a better deal. Can I get them in the US? what is the price difference...do share your knowledge!

Thanks
Cassie

Deb said...

love the snippets and thanks for letting us have a nose around your workarea, , you are very organised, love your paper trays, if I had the room I'd have to have some! hugs Debx

Audrey Frelx said...

Congratulations on being in the spotlight!!!

I love the sneak peeks, now I'll have to pop over to Craftwork Cards.

Oh, love your desk too! LOL!!! Now I don't feel too-too bad!

Loopylou!! said...

oooh en!! at least you can see tiny bits of desk under there hun!! mine is a disaster area!!! i love the cards hun, off to post some comments on the craftworks site now!! happy birthday to max and milo xxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh love your storage hun,it looks great,love your paper storage too hugs cheryl xxx

Nic said...

Hi Enfys,

I just stumbled on your blog having been to the craftwork cards blog. You mentioned that you're swapping from copics to promarkers. Copics are re-fillable so there's no need to swap. Plus I don't believe you can refil promarkers. So your copics are a better long term investment IMO.

Beautiful cards BTW :)
Nxxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The cards are beautiful :)
Anne xx

1CardCreator said...

Your Craftwork cards are all gorgeous, I love your paper rack, it looks awesome, every paper crafters dream! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

mckinkle said...

Great to see your crafting desk En! And to think we use the same sticky pads, I am made up with in that knowledge!!

I did giggle at your comment about what happens after the punch drops by to say 'hello'!!

Keryn x

Bettythebaglady said...

Had a peep at the CCWC blog and the cards are gorgeous.Like the rack. I got a paper store for my A4 from a shop that was closing and I still regret not getting the 12" rack as well. I would have fitted it in somehow!Hugs BettyXXX

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hello, am a bit late, soz! Love your makes, colours are fab! Well done on your DT, hugs Heidi xx

Glen said...

Oh myyy Enfys. This is my first visit to your blog and I am soo impressed with your cards and scrap space. I LOVE your punches and have enjoyed my snoop.*Ü* LOL @ you in Dunkin' Doughnuts! I remember DD in the 60s when I worked in London. Yum. *Ü* Thanks so much for sharing. ~Glen~

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys, your punches looks as tidy as mine, Ive got mine on a shelf about my desk, and I can relate to the things falling down and scaring you to death.
With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

patricia said...

you can always find me just follow my paper trail. i start a card and move to the tv to watch the news and put them together.yours looks almost neat next to me when doing cards for the grandkids

Spyder said...

Love your punches and your cards are fabulous. Lovely crafty space sorry I'm late...blogger, I'll say no more!! have a crafty weekend!!
(Lyn)

Marionment said...

Whom would ever thought mice could look so cute as the ones on your card. I love them all.