Tuesday, 31 January 2012

WOYWW - Tidy at Last !

After a productive weekend my desk has returned to some sort of calm & order !
I had a major blitz at the weekend on several fronts !
The first big job was emptying out all the remaining folders I had my stamps in & sorting them all out into subject themes.
So now I have 20 folders sorted by things such as foliage, art journalling, alphabets & text, backgrounds & borders, Christmas, cute & cardmaking etc - over the next few months I aim to stamp each stamp into my record folder so I can flick through & see what I have when I want to work on something - trouble is it could be a lifetime project !!!
Then I went through 6 months of crafty magazines ripping out articles to keep & chucking the rest into the blue recycling bags !
As well as finishing my February pages for my Book of Days, I also did a fair bit on my 20,000 leagues project.
The inside is supposed to be the engine room of a Steampunk style submarine - and the outside is a scene of under the ocean - its the first time I've used foam-board & covered it to construct things such as the engine parts & the treasure chest - I was quite pleased how it's turned out !
On the left of the desk are the photos for the next project on my "to do" list - the photos of the gorgeous Alpacas I met last weekend - I'm planning how to scrapbook them - as I'm totally in love with Alpacas it will be a really fun project !!
Have a fun crafty week !!


  1. Great makes and it sounds like your storage is fab too. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

  2. Lots of gorgeous art work on your desk :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

  3. Goodness i don't think i have enough stamps for one folder - not long been stamping i am sure my collection will grow, have fun with your scrapbbok page for Alpacas Hope you have a great week lou @#26

  4. Amazing work on your desk, have a good week, Hugs May x x x

  5. Wow great looking desk ! wonderful artwork
    Lisa (19)xx

  6. Alpacas are definitely cute but they make the strangest noises I've ever heard an animal make! Great take on the 20,000 leagues story!

    Brenda 115

  7. Love the 20,000 leagues project! Alpacas are pretty cute and docile animals but my sisters had a mean streak and would bite and spit if it didn't like your looks! Congrats on all the organization of your stamps. Wanna come visit here when you are done? I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

  8. I stamp off my stamps into themes in a binder, emboss cardstock for a sample of each embossing folder I own, punch out punches and file the shapes etc. Like you I felt like it would take a lifetime to finish!
    I have also torn ideas out of my magazines so i can toss the rest of the book. I just love to organize.

    I find it really helps me not to buy duplicates of items I already own.

    Your room looks great...have fun with the organizing part as well as the art!

  9. The blues with the gold is so pretty! Have a super week!

  10. You get an A for organization, wtg! waving hi from the hills of NC :)

  11. Cataloging your stamps will be so worth it! I've done it and it makes it so much easier to find the right stamp. I could do with sorting out my magazines too - I have so many that have never even made it out of their plastic wrapper!
    Doing the woyww rounds, looks like it's gonna take a while!