Wednesday, April 7

Having A Smashing Time

It's 'What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday' and I've got a new stamp file to show you.
It's 8x10 and easily holds the larger sheets of my acrylic stamps.

Literally moments after this photo was taken the whole lot slid gracefully onto the floor with a horrendous smash. The front lip of my new file box sheared off but other than that it was intact.

WOYWW or not I was going to have to tidy! The situation wasn't helped by a large pile of empty boxes waiting to be turned into junk modelling in the Easter holidays. Here's the tidy version.
Still loads of empty cardboard boxes but they will be gone by the end of the holidays.

I managed to smash my pudding bowl yesterday too. Even more of a tragedy as I hadn't had chance to eat my pud first! Do these things come in 3's? What am I going to break next?

I managed to make something else when I was crafting on Monday night. This time for the High Hopes challenge #70 - anything but a card. I haven't entered one of their challenges before but I have some of their stamps, so why not? Here's my bookmark.
Sponged on 2 shades of VersaMagic ink to make the backgrouond. I made the shell decoration by placing accent beads in an old seashell chocolate box and then pouring in PVA glue. It took a while to set but I now have a little seashell collection to play with.
The 3d foam showed through the dried glue so I lined the shell with paper stuck on with glitter glue for an extra sheen.

** Kate **


Cardarian said...

Nice bookmark, like the stamp file, don't worry we all have "breaking days" Still if you wouldn't break anything you would never get anything new!

Wipso said...

Hope 2 out of 3 is enough and you have no further breakages. Love the dolphin.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

No there won't be a third, it's going to be OK! great stamp file -but now you have to resist putting things on top of it when you're working - otherwise you have to clear it off to put things away and then you don't bother and oh..just me then?!
Love the look of your worktops, busy busy!

Paula Gale said...

you have loads of stuff on your worktops - you've nearly done yourself out of space to craft!!! i'm keeping my fingers crossed that number 3 doesn't happen for you.

Paula x x x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

love your stamp file and it lets you see all your beauties!

great work space of goodies!


Angie said...

What fun ... making your own shell embelishment from an old choccy box mould.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous bookmark, Kate
Thanks for joining us for the High Hopes Challenge.

Karen x

Cathy said...

goodness, you have had a bad run!
yes, it usually does come in threes ;-(
I like your idea to store some of your stamps - I have some old recipe file boxes that could be used for that purpose! thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Elbourne said...

Sorry I am a day late ... the tidy version is most impressive ... and as long as the third thing is n't a mirror all will be fine :0)

Ikki said...

Like your new stamp holder, and the shell embellishment - very clever. Impressed with your tidy desk, come round and sort mine please!

Anonymous said...

Love the bookmark Kate, and the new stamp storage is great. I'm the biggest klutz around when it comes to breaking things, although my specialty is putting something down, turning away then turning back to it and knocking whatever it is flying! Many a mug has met it's maker in that way in my house!!


Cher~ said...

Love that shell. So pretty. All that tidyness looks great.

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet bookmark.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Love your bookmark Kate, The chalked background looks fab and I love the added dimension, Be sure to check out the High Hopes blog ;-) Hugs, Nikki x