Wednesday 21 November 2012


Well it's that time of the week again the WOYWW blog hop where you get to have a good nose around other crafter's work desks.
No idea what I am talking about? head over to Julias Stamping Ground to find out.

My work bench is quite tidy at the mo as the house is on the market and I need to keep the place tidy ;)

The last couple of weeks have been manic although not a lot to show so far. I have been lucky enough to have been asked to join a couple of DT's.As some of you know I have just startted with Fun With ATC's, I have also been asked to joing the amazing team over at Anything But A Card, I feel very lucky and am looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone with the up and coming challenges. What I have on my desk is the start of my first piece for Anything But A Card, its the start of a wooden picture frame.
The second desk is looking a little less orderly, I popped over and spent Monday crafting with Neil of Neelz Expresionz we both recently picked up one of the larger Tim Holtz printer trays and decided to get started with them.I will do a propper post when the tray is finished but may share little bits as I get it finished. So far I have the tray covered and coloured and have finished my first two boxes, there may be some tweaking but I am happy so far.
The edges of the tray were taped with Tim tape and coloured with Dylusion sprays, the little box holds my little Tim angel, the back ground was made with Deco art crackle paste and paited and dry brushed with acrylic paint. black then grey and a little translucent red.
The stamped image is from Stampotique, painted with distress ink pads, the bg is also distress inks and the back ground has also been stamped with Dyan stamps and distress inks. I will be keeping this tray with a darker non cute theme Surprise Surprise ;)  more Stampotique images to be added.

Thank you for stopping by, I will try to visit as many people as I can, definitely the people that leave comments for me and all the people who share the same last number as mine.
Happy hopping.


  1. Congrats on the new DTs Mark. Well deserved. Good luck with your house. I was rubbish at keeping our place tidy when it was on the market. I'd have to spend a day tidying before every viewing. Your printer tray is looking good so far. I'm looking forward to seeing it in all it's finished glory :) Px

  2. It's all taking shape there Mark. I may have to re think that crackle paste..... Your angel really turned out well.

  3. Whoop, whoop - congrats on the ABAC call-up... fantastic! And the printer tray is looking fab... coveting these very badly... Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  4. Congrats and well done. Printers tray is looking good. The paint techniques are coming in handy. Love Francesca

  5. Well done on the DT call ups Mark. They are lucky to have you. If I was viewing your house your craft room would have me stopped in my tracks and setting up camp!!! Should you be checking the crafty credentials of prospective buyers?! Loving the look of your TH configurations piece too. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #77

  6. Loving your printer tray. Yu could always messy up the desks and market the house as a crafters dream?

    The bears@#78 this week

  7. Loving the look of your printer's tray so far. Also your craft space looks nice and cosy. Happy WOYWW

  8. Good luck with the DT's, well done! The printer's tray is sure to be fun - keep us posted. Helen, 9 (and good luck selling your house!)

  9. Hi, Mark, your work-in-progress looks intriguing. The juxtaposition of the more antique classical image with the darker stamped image does not, to me, give away any hints as to what will follow, so I'll be interested to see later on. Thanks for visiting me already and leaving a friendly comment. Happy Wednesday. :-) ~ Laura

  10. Congrats on the new DTs! Nice start on the printers tray. Look forward to seeing what you do with the rest of it. Nan 93

  11. Love the crafting you have shown us this week. Congrats on the new DTs.
    A x #48

  12. Love what is happening with the printers tray and congrats on the DT's hopefully a few crafters are inspecting your house because then you could just leave you desk as is and they could have a peek.
    Sandra @18

  13. Gosh, that tray is going to be an absolutely stunning creation, Mark!

    Congrats on your new DT! Love ABAC's challenges very much! You will fit in there perfectly!

    Claudia xx

  14. ooh crafting whilst selling your home....sounds like a lot of stress! Good luck!

    Loving the printers tray so far...will pop back to see how it turns out.
    Well done on the DT's also.

    kyla #17

  15. Well done on the DT posts, solid good stuff, hope you have a lot of fun! saw that you'd been over to Neil's, how nice. Keeping the bench tidy is a discipline isn't it...still, a really good reason is all it takes!!

  16. WOW!!!! I LOVE the tray - that is amazing. I am new to Tim Holtz and this is so inspiring. I hope that I can do something like this someday. Happy WOYWW xxx Laura #51

  17. Congratulations on the new DTs. The printers tray looks a really good size to work with and I look forward to seeing the finished project. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Elizabeth #112