Wednesday, 16 February 2011

WOYWW 89 & Compendium Challenge!

Sorry my desk has been AWOL from woyww for a couple of weeks, I was in london and then just really busy last week, still trying to make my way round OWOH and failing miserably! 
The desk is still a mess, I did sort of tidy but it somehow got messy again!!
I received some fab new rubber from the Artistic Stamper that i need to mount so i can play.
And for those of you with a keen eye you may have noticed the brown blob above my ink pads.. here's a closer look...
While on my only actual day out in london i picked up these fab old letterpress letters, How cool are they!
I'm up again at stupid o'clock so i may just try and head back to bed but i'll be round to see you later!
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Right onto the tag... This is my offering for this weeks Compendium Challenge
which is Inking and Stamping Masks, Page 59 i believe
I used dusty concord, shabby shutters and stormy sky and mainly stamps from the 'world traveler' set
I can't believe 32 weeks have passed by with this challenge, I hope Linda manages somehow to bring us many more!
Right TTFN
♥ HUGZ ♥
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59 comments:

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Your desk looks good to me. you won't see mine. lol

Jennie said...

ooh rubber looks :)))))))))) lol
love the letters
Happy Woywwing!
Jennie #4

Chrissie said...

It's great that the letters of your name look almost the same in reverse, so even as they are they still look like your name!
Neat!
Chrissie#2

Andria said...

Wow, those letters are cool. Every desk should have some. Hsppy woyww.
Andria - 22

Shaz in Oz. said...

oo do so adore those old letterpress letters only in London I guess!! none over here...love them to bits and thanks for sharing,
Shaz in oz.x

Cameron said...

Those letters are great! Makes "Minxy" look even cooler than the name already is...haha!

I'm so sorry about the horrid early rise syndrome imposed upon you...yuck! Sleep weel :)

Scrapcat 1 said...

Love the tag and your letters they look fabulous

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhh Those letters are so cool and to find them in your name! Awesome. Glad your back, hope you had a great time, I havent had a chance to check out Lindas challenge yet, looks fun.
hugs Lynn

jude said...

Great desk this week.Absolutely love those letters you picked up in London..Was it from of the many oldie worldy markets?I do miss them not living there anymore..oh well maybe a visit is on the cards.Love your tag for the challenge half way through mine must get skates on!
Have creative wednesdya
hugs judex22

Helen said...

Just love your tag, Minxy!!

Jinny Holt said...

That's a rather tidy desk!
Great find the letter heads!

Do you keep your ink pads right way up or upside down?? Just curious!!

Thanks for sharing

Jinny#40

Wipso said...

Really love the old letterpress letters. What a fab find.
A x

okienurse said...

Looks like your desk is loaded with all sorts of fun things! I spy new stamps I love the letterpress letters on the brown blob! Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Vickie #30

Sue said...

Hi ya
tidy desk, luv the press letter they look fab, gorgeous tag,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (31)

sandra de said...

Lovely tag, it has been really interesting seeing what everyone creates for the compendium challenge. The letterpress blocks are fab, I have a few as well and was lucky to find a wooden letterpress draw to display them.
Sandra #69

Laura said...

Great desk, I love all your storage solutions. I got my Artistic Stamper order this morning too and will be mounting them soon!

Artyjen said...

Well done you for bagging the letters! Great tag too ;)
xoxo Sioux

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Oh where did you find those in London?

Morti said...

Corrrrr - fab letters! Glad to see you're back and blogging - missed you!!! We'll have to meet up one of these minutes too.... Thanks for stopping by hun, fab work on your desk as always!

Jingle said...

Your tag is beautiful and I LOVE the letters! Nothing better than FRESH RUBBER! I have some I need to mount, too, but I'm out of EZ Mount, so I need to go get some.

Rebekah said...

That tag is just stunning and I love the letters too hugs Rebekah xx (111)

craftytrog said...

Those letters look fab! Must display mine. Loving your tag too hun! xx

Dezinaworld said...

Hi these are fabulous letterheads, great desk too ... love it
hugs June

butlersabroad said...

Great tag Minxy, but those letters are absolutely fantastic!

Hugs
Brenda 100

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I can't imagine you would ever find anything so wonderful in the states! I'm just loving those letters!

Chelle said...

cool on getting the letters. Love your tag. #98

Plume said...

What a cool tag!

Shazsilverwolf said...

I so know what you mean about getting up at stupid o'clock- I am up at 5.00am- I hate it, I DO NOT DO mornings!lol. Love your tag, Shaz #131

donna said...

Wonderful tag. Love your color combination and the stamps you used.

Sue from Oregon said...

LOVE those letterpress blocks!!! So Cool!

Julia Dunnit said...

YOU are working TOO hard! Although the day off to get the letters may have made some of it worthwhile! Love to see fresh rubber - hope you get a good long playtime soon.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great desk and I love the tag!

Andrea.xx

Sheilagh said...

You desk looks very organised:)

did you get the printing blocks from Covent Garden? I have had some great one's form a stall there.

Carola Bartz said...

The tag is beautiful, I love it!

SDCrafts said...

Two things - you aren't far from Bristol and I love owls too but how to get them to number the comments - now that's art! ...Shirl #122

Susan said...

Hi Minxy,
Love the tag...gorgeous work! Your old letterpress letters are fabulous what a great find!
Susan xxox #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

wearestampers said...

Great tag, love the colors!!
Pam

Spyder said...

Love your tagg, and the letters and of course...the owls! Happy WOYWW! #66
(Lyn)

Shelann said...

Love the way you left it lighter behind the main image and masked all around it. The colors are great too.

voodoo vixen said...

Love your old letterpress letters, they look fab on your desk! I have an old printers tray with a selection which I keep meaning to complete for DH but its in Scotland and I am not! LOL Love your dress form on the back of the door, so now you have given me an idea of what to do with mine, thank you! :) Annette

nerllybird said...

Lovely tag, those colours look wonderful together.
Helen S

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great space! And love your creation.

Thank you for sharing.

Maggie
xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, this is incredibly COOL, Nicky! I think you've used the most perfect possible stamp for this technique-- it really does look like the image is floating off the page, and what a great effect for the image. Love those colors, too.

You know, I do have something up my sleeve for us once the CCC is over. Stay tuned... ;-)

Oh! I love your cool name plate, too!

Fiona Whitehead said...

ooh yummy my kind of desk - and love your tag x

Kristy C said...

very cool, Minxy !!!

Kelly said...

Wow absolutely stunning!

MaggieC said...

Have you tried just cutting out your stamps and mounting them as and when you need to, attaching them to rocker blocks with repositional glue spray? Then you can store them in a ring file on laminated card in a page protector. I stamp the image on the card before I laminate the sheet.

Your sign is so cool, how lucky to find those letters.

Nicky said...

Great find the letterpress letters and I love your tag from one naughty Nicky to another!

Ciara said...

Your letterpress letters are brilliant.

And yes, you're right my dog is a proper poser!!

RosC said...

I really like a desk where lots of things are in reach and your layout is great in that regard. The old letterpress pieces are wonderful.
Ros.

Candy C said...

It's beautiful Nicky! Love everything about your tag! Colors are awesome and blend in so beautifully to the background of the tag. Letterpress letters are awesome!

Terry said...

At least your desk can be seen!! Love your tag and the colors and images are fantastic together!

Esther said...

your tag is gorgeous..love the colours, thanks for sharing...Esther xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

a great find those letters are!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

Barbara Mason said...

Love your desk -messy means creative & that is a great thing!!!
You did a great job on the masking challenge--wish I could say I popped over to London!!! I love your type letters - I have a bit of a collection myself!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous tag!! love the colours you used too.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful creative space you have - and what wonderful creations you make there!

Gillian said...

Ooo Minxy, how did this one escape me. Love the old letter press, how cool. Fab tag, love the main image and colour combo. x

Shelly Hickox said...

Lovely tag! You're so lucky that Minxy looks great with backward letters, lol! ;-)