Wednesday, 21 April 2010

WOYWW 21st April

Well its that time again, another Wednesday is here, I blame Julia for the weeks going so quickly, and I blame Julia for my obsession with Wednesday's.  If you want to join in the fun pop over to Julia's blog here.  Well what's on my desk this week? I have two challenges I have been working on, one for Play Date Cafe and one I'm still working on which is the hearts, which is for the Sunday Stamper Challenge, but its still not finished. 

Been one of those weeks where I don't seem to be able to get anything finished when planned, luckily we have two weeks to finish this challenge.  (I blame my new pup, Mitzi who is taking up most of my time at the minute LOL).

I have also taken a close up shot for you of my work in progress on my desk this week, I am just hoping it still isn't sitting there next Wednesday.

To the right of my desk is a pile of purchases, which I am not supposed to be purchasing, as I promised myself I would use everything I have in my stash already.  Another great plan gone to pot as they say. 

I have piled all my stash ontop of my BigShot, another new purchase, for the sole purpose of being able to purchase the new Tim Holtz Alterations, which I love especially when used with grungepaper.  I also like the fact I have endless possibilities with the materials I can cut out using the BigShot.  I keep making up excuses for my purchases that way it makes me feel a little better for spending so much money LOL.


In my final shot I have moved a little to the left to show you my stash on a carousel I purchased a while ago. 

The plan with the carousel was that anything I purchased would be clipped on there to ensure I used all my new purchases.  This has worked to some degree, however, my purchases outway my work output.  I still have a mass of new products that I have still not used to-date, however, my shop closes at the end of April so I will have stacks of time to pursue my hobbies, crafting and gardening and eventually using all my stash at least once.

If you would like to join in the fun why not pop over to the Stamping Ground and say hi to Julia and the other obsessive Wednesdayers just like me LOL.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy your crafting, Tracy xx




40 comments:

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh boy you do the same too!! trying to convince ourselves of great uses and purpose for the stash we buy! love it!

hugs mandyxx

Kate said...

Those hearts look very interesting, but your desk is way too tidy, lol!

** Kate **

Julia Dunnit said...

It all looks pretty organised though Tracy. I can take the blame, I've broad shoulders - but the poor wee puppy!! The hearts look fab. And if you think that you'll do more because you're going to have more time - aha! You haven't heard my theory. I may blog about it, it consumes my life. But I might not have time!!

Lothian Crafts said...

Those hearts are just lovely. A very tidy desk as well.

joey said...

Hiya

oooooh your desk is sooooooooo tidy!!! love love those hearts

Joey.x

Wipso said...

You are soooooo organised. Brilliant.
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

Love all your purchases and I blame Julia for everything too ... did you know she made the Volcanic Ash Cloud with some smokey grey glitter :0)

Paula Gale said...

oh what a tidy desk - so it was you that stole the tidy fairy from me then? LOL

Love the hearts you're working on - they'll look fab.

more time to craft - and shop!!! LOL


Paula x x x

Chrissie said...

It seems like one of life's necessities to buy more stash, but I could do with some means of reminding myself of the stuff that I bought some time ago.
Lovely things to snoop around... thanks.
Chrissie

Rosie said...

Everything is so organised and TIDY - I love it, and it proves it isn't just me too! Your storage looks great and I like your work in progress too ...can't wait to see how those hearts turn out.

Mummylade said...

ooh, those hearts are wonderful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your space is lovely and so well organized. Those hearts are delightful. Can't wait to see the finished project. Love that ATC hanger, too. I considered getting one, but shipping is more than the actual holder.

Have a delightful WOYWW.

Pam said...

Love those hearts. Hugs Pam x

Kaz said...

Oh I've been there with the new purchases and the guilty feelings! Infact my previous post to todays was about the same thing!!
I really really want that new stamp plate you've used by PaperArtsy and I think i may have to buy it now I've seen it in use. Would you mind if I blamed you?!! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The hearts are beautiful Tracey :) Nice tidy craft desk. Love the strorage drawers.
Anne xx

Ikki said...

Your work in progress looks really interesting - as does that carousel! ikki

LadyBug said...

fab looking work space and a girl can never have too much stash. even if you've promised no more there's always something else you NEED!

Helen said...

Oh my, you are soooo organised. You must hate my place! I love those hearts you're working on.

Linby said...

Purchases outweighing output couldn't have put it better - sounds a bit Dickens Christmas carol!
Love the easel.
Linbyx

Handmade with Love said...

Oh I am not alone! I buy way more than I make too! I love your carousel, I only have one tier and try to have a look at it every so often to remind me what I have! Your hearts are absolutely stunning Tracy> Have a great week! Tracey x

Dawn said...

Loving all yr new purchases I am very much in the same boat my stash buying days are numbered though! End of may and that's it ecept essentials and I meen essentials only. Did you have a craft shop? and your closing? I thought you could never have too many shops with stash in I hope all is well with you

Love Dawn xx

butlersabroad said...

Oh Tracy, you'll be able to handle it better once you realise that stash doesn't have to have a purpose in order to be bought!! Great project on the go too.

Hugs
Brenda

Penni said...

Very organised !!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Jane said...

Those hearts are gorgeous!!!

Cardarian said...

Love your new project, I can see why you went for the big shot! What a big pile and carousel of stash! Huh you will have to do a lot of crafting!
Cardarian

Angie said...

I love your work in progress.
Other than plain card stock and adhesives ....I could probably scrap for about 5 years ...atleast without a buying spree ...I just have to admit ...like most crafters ....I'm an addict.
You look very organized and tidy by the way

The Inky Minx said...

Oh Tracy, you sound just like me, i too have the best intentions to actually use the stash i buy, but sometimes {ok alot of the time} that doesn't quite go to plan..Just remember.. its the thought that counts! lol
love all your storage.. i must save for one of those spinney things, its ace
Oh and BTW i love your hearts

Foil Play said...

What a great workspace, so well organised and a beautiful project.

Hope you enjoy your Big Shot - I love mine :-)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Sunday Stampers project is gorgeous...and your desk always looks inviting.xx

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

Loving the hearts and the tidy desk.

Hugs
Kay

Julie said...

Super storage here - I do like those carousels!! Your hearts are gorgeous! Juliex

Spyder said...

Lovely storage and lovely hearts too, and very tidy!!
(lyn))

Deanne said...

im sure we all feel guilty with those purchases but then even if we only use it once it makes us smile so much ;)
Those hearts are soooo gorgoeus :) espeically the birdie one thats my fav :) xx

Cathy said...

I love your work on those hearts - gorgeous.
thanks for visiting my workdesk
Regards, Cathy

Debra said...

great idea for the carousel. I have a cropper hopper paper storage box that I use - & yes, you are not the only one who purchases more than they use! lol! I seem to be a collector of SB supplies as well as a crafter!

Vicki said...

ooh i love those hearts, they are yummy. the carousel looks so fab xx

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous carosell

like the look of the tree on the easle - I so neeeeeeeeeed one of those mini easles

Cher~ said...

Love your stamped hearts. They look awesome. I need to stop buying and start making more things too, so I completely understand...but there is such cool stuff constantly coming out.

Gez said...

You have a lovely workspace & your creations are STUNNING. So glad you decided to play & we've found your awesome blog. Have fun. Happy crafting, Gez.xx

Juls said...

wow these are all so gorgeous!! Hugs Juls