Wednesday, 11 April 2012

WOYWW #149

Well, this is my very first time participating in this and I truly don't know how often I'll manage, but as I'm on holiday just now there is really no excuse and I promise I'll try and get round to as may of you as I can. Seeing it is the first time, I'll show 4 different picks, showing my space at different angles. It's a corner of a room which I share with DH, we call it our "study", but trust me precious little studying gets done in here. Slowly all of my stash is starting to take over and DH has debunked to an armchair in the living room where he works with a laptop on his knees.
This is my actual work area, about 5 min after I tried to tidy it to keep working. In the foreground is my next DT project in progress, a mini made out of envies. Can't show any more details yet...
Here you can see some of my paints and distress stains etc, wished I had more of those, love them!
My ink pads in my wonderful swivel ink pad holder, all the distress inks are on the other side and re-fillers and alcohol inks on the top.
Finally my messy die cutting station, the drawers hold (some) of my stamps. My biggest regret is that I have nothing that will cut the Tim Holtz dies properly. Yes, you can see an old Cuttlebug tugged in a corner there but I cannot get it to cut my TH dies properly ever..... One of these days I'll get a big shot, unless someone wants to donate me a Vagabond of course....

63 comments:

Shoshi said...

A warm welcome to the WOYWW family, Astrid! Your creative space, and your blog background, are really beautiful!

I think my hubby thinks I'm going to take over the whole house one day too! He's very good natured about all my creative stuff.

Hope someone gives you a Vagabond!! I've got a Black Cat Cougar cutter (called Sheba) so don't need dies...

Look forward to seeing you around.

Shoshi #18

Shoshi said...

Sorry - meant to say thanks for your comment on my blog! My project is very experimental and I only have a vague idea what it's going to look like when finished, so we'll have to wait and see!

Shoshi #18

Netty said...

Great work area Astrid. My cuttlebug is the same as yours and it cuts the T Holtz diecuts perfectly. Just use two B plates. Annette x

Lisa Richards said...

LOL! It's a sickness, isn't it? Always more goodies to be purchased. I can see hubby relegated to his recliner with his laptop balancing and wobbly on top of his knobby knees! Welcome to WOYWW and have fun snooping! :D
Lisa
#21

Sandie Edwards said...

What fun it was snooping through your creative area! I really enjoyed seeing how you store things, and all the goodies everywhere. Cannot wait to see your completed DT project... looks gorgeous!

I have a bigshot and cuts 'everything' to perfection, no matter what the brand of die I use. However, as Netty has stated above, try 2 'B' plates, on your Cuttlebug, not a B and C plate.

xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For some reason, I thought you had done WOYWW in the past, when I first started this blog hop. I like those inks, too and wish I had more. Have a super WOYWW from # 9 this week!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hi Astrid, Seems I can find you popping up when ever and where ever! Glad to see you here!

Sandy said...

Astrid you ahve a wonderful crafty place.
So wonderful to see it.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day my friend. xoxo

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Welcome to WOYWW, Astrid! What a wonderful workstation (s!) you have and how nice of your husband to make no complaints! The envelope project looks great as it is! Patsy from
HeARTworks

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...welcome Astrid...great work space with lots going on...loVe your inky storage too...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Martina2801 said...

Hi Astrid, I'm looking now for 10 minutes on your wonderful photos of your workplace. There is so much to discover! You have just as much stuff as I :-) Thanks for the pictures!
Wish you a nice rest of the week.
Hugs and smile
MARTINA

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful little work area.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Be warned, WOYWW is addictive - Wednesdays will never be the same again!!
Love your workspace, I liked the project you're working on - a bit steampunky maybe?? I love all that even though I son't stamp/cardmake myself :)
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Neet said...

Welcome to WOYWW Astrid - I just love your blog header. I spent ages looking at it.
Husband decamped elsewhere - sounds par for the course to me.
Thanks for sharing all of your workspace, great photos - and thanks for your comment on my blog - I always seem to be playing "catch up". Thanks for the number too - makes it so much easier. Hugs, Neeet #10 again xx

mamapez5 said...

Welcome to WOYWW. It's lovely to visit a new space. You are very organised in a lovely crafty way, with different areas for each technique. It wouldn't work if |I had to share my room with my OH either, but fortunately he has his own room now. I have a Silhouette cameo cutter, but when I just want a small, quick cut I use my cuttlebug and so far it has coped with any make I have tried. I don't have many TH dies but it cuts my rosette strip just fine. I use layers of acetate from packaging as shims to get the pressure just, right. Kate x

Amy E said...

Happy Wednesday and congrats on your first WOYWW!! You might find it to be addicting! Thanks for taking a peek at my desk! Your workspace is fascinating! So much inky goodness!!!!

Amy E. #30
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

JoZart said...

Hi Astrid, Welcome to WOYWW. You'll have fun and I'm sure you'll return.
Love your crafty space with so much yummmy stash well organised but it's also really creative. There is some lovely artwork on your previous pages so I'm going back in for a second snoop.
Thanks for popping by mine and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your holiday!
JoZarty x

Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome welcome! Just the space we were looking for! You have a gorgeous area, love the ink pad storage, is it purpose built? Im going to assume the stamps are umnounted, but I like the drawers idea...hmmm.... As for the TH dies and the cuttlebug...try altering the angle at which you deliver the die to the roller, sometimes the cutting edges have a burr and that needs to be cut another way to make it respond/sharp. I got a big shot when my cuttlebug finally fell apart, and some of the thin type dies don't cut so well...six and two threes, huh!

MaggieC said...

From what I have heard recently about the Vagabond, I would stick to the Cuttlebug. At least it is not going to go up in smoke. Welcome to the Wednesday desk blog, Astrid, I really enjoyed snooping among all your stash. Thank you for your visit today, and you kind comments. have a good week. xx Maggie #2

VonnyK said...

Wow, you have so many goodies to use. Such a well set out area.
Thanks for visiting me and my hubby and I sat on the floor for hours putting those bookcases together, but it was well worth it.
Have a great week.
Von #41

GLENDA BROOKS said...

We start out with just a few things to make one card and suddenly it blossoms into an addiction that there is no cure for. So my advice to you is just sit back and enjoy and let your hubby work on his knees elsewhere!

Ann B said...

Welcome to WOYWW and thanks for sharing your craft space with you, if only on a virtual basis. I envy you all that space and storage.
I have a Cuttlebug and don't find any problems with the TH dies but I still want a BigShot.

Ann B
#46

Joynana said...

Hi Astrid, thanks for stopping by my blog. The paper I used is from K and Company, it is called Lifes Journey. I really like that mini you have on your desk and I love your space. #26

Spyder said...

Welcome the WOYWW! I love your space! (Poor Hubby!) All those lovely inks, I haven't any!! They have been on my wish list for ages, but I never know what to buy first! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WOYWW!
(Lyn)

BJ said...

Hi Astrid,
I only have a Cuttlebug and it cuts Tim Holtz dies just fine, I'd agree with the comments saying 2 'B' plates do the trick. Movers & Shapers are another matter though and although possible with a concocted sandwich with shims I have since bought Tim's Tag die to use as a base plate plus the long 'B' plates to make it easier. Hope you have another go. Great to see your workdesk and thanks for sharing. B J #42

Spyder said...

ps...I can email you the freebie if you didn't find it, and this weeks Wednesday Freebie too
(Lyn)

Lynn Holland said...

Welcome to you from Lancashire. You've got lots of nice stuff. I could have a good rummage round Astrid.
Enjoy your break.
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today
#16

Helen said...

Hi Astrid thanks for popping to my desk today. Love your work space so many lovely inky things to play with. My husband is finding my craft room is encroaching on his office space too! Welcome to WOYWW Helen 35

jennifer berkhahn said...

Thanks for sharing pictures I love seeing other artist studio (that way I feel normal because my studio has stuff everywhere)

BTW I use the cuttlebug and I mostly have the Tim Holtz dies. I use 2 B plates and run the cut through twice and it seems to work out for me doing that. Hope it helps.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Welcome to this creative WOYWW Wednesday. The pics of your workspace are great. All these inks, stains a.s.o. I think you have a great place to work. Love your DT project. The colours you've used are so perfect. Have a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka #11

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello ! What a fab space to play, ah yes all those inks and stains makes me want to come and play! Take care, enjoy WOYWW snooping! Love Zo xx 75

kay said...

hi and welcome to woyww,you will want to come back,thanks for stopping by my blog,love your craft space
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay,#70

May said...

Welcome Astrid to WOYWW, be warned its addictive but fun, Love your desks... and had a sneek at your blog it is fabulous, I'm your newest follower!!! I have a big shot I have never used a cattlebug... Love my big shot... Have a happy creative week, Hugs May x x x xNo15

Terrie said...

Great desk area filled with so much creative goodness! Obviously creativity reigns here! Welcome aboard - I don't manage every week either and certainly can't visit all the participants; there are just too many - but I try to visit as many as I can. woyww#62

Lisa Richards said...

Astrid, all you have to do to get a WOYWW badge is to email Julia and give her your mailing address. I know, I thought it was something you earned by visiting the most desks or something. Easy as pie! :D

Lavinia said...

Hello Astrid & welcome WOYWW! Love your work space, everything to hand & lots of storage! Your makes are stunning really beautiful!I love the Vintage & shabby look & you do it beautifully! Have a great week!
Lavinia
x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Astrid! Funny about your husband. I couldn't imagine sharing a space with mine! Love to see your space and really love your paint/stain unit.

I see you've gotten some good advice on the Cuttlebug - I hope it works for you. I love my Big Shot - powered by me and no motor to burn up. There have been way too many malfunction reports - best to leave it while the manufacturer works the kinks out (in my oh-so-humble opinion, anyway)!

Cheers,
Susan #130-ish

Annie said...

Welcome to the WOYWW madness and thanks for calling by. You have a really fab crafting space.
Hugs,
A x

Sherry Edwards said...

Lovely to see you on the WOYWW circuit Astrid - and to see where you create - it looks wonderful! Your ink holder swivel storage looks great.

Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week
Sherry - WOYWW #73

Morti said...

I'll echo Susan - stick with a Big Shot and avoid a Vagabond like the plague. Plus, it'll cost you extra to run (save your pennies for your stash, not your electric bill!)

Love your space - welcome to WOYWW!

Thanks for stopping by!

Morti #4

Red Kitty said...

Wow, adore your work station, looks full of crafty goodies.
Red Kitty No97. x

Craftychris said...

Your craft space is amazing, so much cool stuff! Thank you for visiting my desk and welcome to WOYWW. My cream tea was yummy! Have a good week xx

Diana Evans said...

I love your workspace Astrid!!!! makes me want to start creating today!!!! thank you for sharing these photos!!! Happy WOYWW!!!!

Miriam said...

Welcome! Lovely work - thanks for sharing.

#148

Fuchsia said...

Awesome workspace :0))

inkypinkycraft said...

Welcome to woyww, I don't make every week and have missed quite a few lately, but it is fun, your spaces look fab and love some of of your storage!!!
Have afab day hugs trace x

My name is Cindy said...

Welcome to WOYWW Astrid! It's a bit crazy but I try and pop by most weeks. I never even attempt to get all the way round, I don't know how people do it. Loving some of your storage solutions, am always trying to find ways to get more in this room!! Have just taken down a cupboard in another room and am trying to work out how I can get it in here LOL. Sigh we still haven't done our trade, must be a year at least since we said we would do something. I'll keep thinking about it!! Cindy

Jacqui said...

Gorgeous space and that project looks really lovely Jacqui #111

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a nifty gadget for your ink pads there! I love what you are doing with the envelope mini. #85

Bella said...

Yip, my hubby has debunked to the armchair too, also with his laptop...well, they are made for laps...

Suzanne said...

Welcome to WOYWW! This is only my third week and I'm loving it. Your book looks lovely, I'd like to see more. (I have managed to get to every desk twice, but not to comment on them all unfortunately!)
Have fun (lovely blog)
Suzanne (now following you)# 96

Doone said...

welcome to the clan, thanks for coming by my desk earlier, and it is very nice to meet you and your desk, perhaps your poor DH could have a shed for Christmas - let's face it he will never get a toe back into the 'study'...aka your craft room

RosC said...

Hello Astrid,
Thank you for coming by my Wild Cards... I hope you enjoy this desk hopping without being overwhelmed. I tend to visit some folk routinely and then every fifth person, loosely speaking.
I have enjoyed your work space, covet your ink pad storage, chortle at DHs poor prospects of sharing the study.
Until next time,
Ros. #90

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and welcome to WOYWW! With 53 comments, it's good to see you are getting a warm welcome! I love your well-organized area!

Queen Of Toys said...

Ah a desk full of yummie products and one of my favourite brands too. I cant go past 'Golden' the best on the market. Oh and so many other yummie things to look at too, thanks for sharing your desk and visiting mine.

Eliza #80

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Happy first WOYWW Astrid. Your space is wonderful! I'm rather jealous of all your amazing organization (and your distress inks). Hope to see you again next week!

trisha too said...

Well a very happy woyww to you, and thank you for sharing your wonderful space with us!

:)

Di said...

Fab workspace! My Cuttlebug cuts TH dies beautifully - just use two B plates. Oooer, love your ink pad storage!

Sorry I'm late hopping over, yesterday was manic here! Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx

Laura said...

The envelope mini book look great! Must pop back when it's finished...

Li'l Pidge said...

Welcome to the WOYWW family...a legal snoop around desks...its a weekly fix for creative inspiration.

Lovely desk sapce, thanks for sharing

kyla #127

SophieNewton said...

Welcome to the family!! Lovely projects
Sophie x
No.79

BumbleVee said...

Welcome to our ever growing group...it's tough to get around to 50 never mind the whole group!

Vee
#151

Erika said...

Hi Astrid I'm late this week as I've been away with family and no wifi access! Yikes. Love your creative space and your journal looks fabulous. Happy Friday the 13th and thanks for sharing,
hugs Erika.

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