Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WOYWW #207

I can hardly believe we are now only 1 week away from the WOYWW 4th anniversary and i've still NOT sorted any ATC's.. it's gonna be today or bust me thinks!!
So today's desk looks like this...
RIGHT B4 I get a million questions.. NO they are not real or plastic butterflies on my desk.. but rather a clever little disguise added via my photo editing software to hide a current WIP DT project.
However to the left of the basket'o'distress paints is my current DT piece, and also a shabby chic spool I made inspired by last weeks PaperArtsy GD France.
To the right of the butterflies are a selection of mini keys and locks that I harvested from a bracelet I got in a charity shop for a measly £1.50...Bargain!
Other bits on my desk include, a selection of inkpads i've been using, a set of marianne creatables dies I won cheap on ebay, a half finished doily covered dressform, and a folder of stamps... amongst other things.
Right I can't not stop here any longer as i've ATC's to make and desks to visit.
See you in cyberspace.
Stay Inky
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25 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Minxy,

Aren't you clever! I love those butterflies hiding your current WIP. The spool looks wonderful!

Ugh, I've not started my ATCs and will be leaving on vacation Saturday so I won't be mailing mine out until June.....

Happy WOYWW
Kay (no # yet)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yours is the third key fob I've seen using an old thread spool. Awesome.

I confess your photo editing software AND skills are far better than mine!!

Happy WOYWW from #10.

Bridget Larsen said...

Lol love those butterflies that I thought were real, must try that, what programme did you use?
Bridget #11

Helen said...

Love the butterflies, whatever they may be!! The spool looks fabulous Nicky, I know I've seen it before. What fab things you find in your charity shop, ours is poor for things I could harvest, lol!! Helen, 5

isisimaginings.com said...

The butterflies - genius idea!! Love the spool, it's fab. But why can I never find things like that in my local charity shops?? Not fair!! ;)

Redanne said...

Oooh, I was inspired to make one of those spools too, not quite finished mine though, yours is beautiful. Love how you did those butterflies too - very clever. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #53

Julie Ann Lee said...

That spool looks so beautiful. I really must order some soon and have a go because the ones I've seen are all quite lovely. Hope you have a productive day at your desk today! x #58

Karen said...

Oh WOW! Straight away I noticed the butterflies, how beautiful I thought, must find out where you got those...never mind. They still look gorgeous! Happy WOYWW! Karen 85 x

Julia Dunnit said...

You do admit then that having added the butterflies, they do actually look like a project in themselves!!
So I guesss the pink buttons and shabby banners are to do with what I can't see then? How frustrating!!

KatzElbows said...

Thank you so much for visiting and also for the inspiration. Your spool is quite amazing and has given me a whole new line of thought for e spools I bought in Paris. (Sorry, that really was a bit show offy, wasn't it?)

Happy WOYWW,
Rachel.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Minxy
looks like we are all loving the butterflies. I love the spool you made I was really taken by the one shown last week and have it on my list to try.
What a great find with the charms
Sending hugs and hoping you have a great day
Ria #74

The Taming of the Glue said...

Happy WOYWW. I loved your shrink plastic necklace! The spool is gorgeous. Hugs. Pam#20

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Since you commented, I should add the craft mat got stuck under a large piece of card stock (12 X 12) I was cutting on my guillotine cutter. Sad, but true, that's what happened.

Krisha said...

Well, what a tease you are this week with the colorfull butterflies! Been seeing a lot of the spool key fobs, they are very clever idea. Yours is just beautiful.
Krisha #50

Brenda B said...

The colourful butterflies are a great way of masking off an area! Love the spool too, very creative.

Hugs
Brenda 100

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That spool is just gorgeous!! All vintagey and pretty and I love it!
Hugs, LLJ 40 xx

Twiglet said...

I love those little keys - I am always on the lookout for crafty bargains at our local car boot sale. x Jo

Shaz Brooks said...

I fell instantly in love with the Butterflies! Love the dress form. You are not alone, I haven't done my ATC's yet either. And I've never done them before! This weekend- I have an idea for them now. Talk about going upp to the wire! have a great week, hugs Shaz #125 xx

Tamika said...

Loving your collection of butterflies!

Carol Q said...

beautiful key fob Nicky and weren't you lucky to find those keys!

~Sue C said...

Ahhh! Gorgeous butterflies! Love the altered spool. I've made a few shabby chic ones too. So much fun. Happy Wednesday! SueC#129

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've lots and lots of amazing goodies on your desk, Minxy! That's cool how you did that thing with the butterflies!

Thanks for your first visit to the Playhouse earlier! Have a wonderful week!! Darnell #64

sandee said...

OK, here's the thing, first I am apologizing for not having been around, but I have been uber busy and now I am going to have the audacity to ask you to do a favor for me ( shakes head, I'm shameless ) But I am in a contest and sad to say but it's the truth, it's a popularity vote, so here's the favor...would you be so kind to go over and vote for me? I sure would appreciate it from the bottom of my pitiful heart! lol (vote for the camera, please ) (http://www.genuinelyjanestudios.com/genuinelyblog/gjs-design-a-book-contest-top-three-finalists-announced/ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ #19

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'Day Minxy
I'm running up the rear with getting around for WOYWW but here I am. Oh those butterflies are divine...you should have just said they were real. The dress form caught my eye straight after the butterflies...what neat idea to dress it with doillies.
hugs
Annette In Oz #4

Morti said...

Awwww shucks. And they are such NICE butterflies too!

You're not alone in not having done your ATCs yet - I haven't even given them a second thought, but I'm planning on having a creative day on Monday. Somewhere between sanding the cake, prepping for crop, catching up with project life and finishing the bouquets. LOL

Thanks for stopping by!