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Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

WOYWW 196 - Still hiding things.

Welcome to another Wednesday of WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday), hosted by the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground.  She will be very pleased to see you over there,where you will find links to desks all over the world.  Why don't you join in with lots of people with similar interests.

I should have taken these photos earlier, when the sun was streaming in through my open window.  Sadly the clouds are beginning to gather again.  Still, we did manage two days of Spring, which was lovely. 

I am showing my desk, or part of it, but most of what I am doing is hidden under the plain paper.  All I can say, is that I have been using some Sheena Douglas stamps and some Hobby Art stamps.  A couple of you will probably know what I am doing but please keep it quiet.  It will become clear as April progresses (Oh dear, this year is flying).

I am desperately trying  to get ahead of myself this month, for birthdays etc and Design Team work, so that I do not panic when we start to go  away in the caravan - weather permitting.  As you can see, I have got my beloved Derwent watercolour pencils out, and they are joined by the Derwent Graphic Pencils.  I use those to add detail or to join up bits of stamping to finish the scene.  You might also notice another Derwent product, my electric eraser.  I am not just being lazy with that.  You can sharpen the eraser itself to a fine point to add detail to pictures or to take out minute marks that you don't want.

My final picture today, is the final storage solution for my non-Clarity stamps - as you may already know, those are kept in their own boxes on a different shelf.  what you see here is the file in which they are listed (they are on the computer too), and to the side of that, there are some storage boxes, which are labelled to show what they hold.  The boxes are from Weston Boxes and I have to say that their service is excellent.  I ordered them on Sunday, had an email to ask if I minded the substitution of a different colour combination yesterday.  They arrived this morning - how good is that.  There are another two boxes to fit on to the shelf but then the job is done. 

If you want to see what I was hiding last week, the card on my previous post will show you a part of what I was doing.  Then, you will need to see all the other wonderful desks on show this week, over at Julia's.  Have a great week.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done Maggie on all your organising - such a great shot the last one compared to the earlier two.. hope all plans go along well, birthday and DT work, and enjoy your time in your caravan when you get there!! happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, something that's hidden I!! How exciting...the way this year is shooting by, April will be here in a flash :)
And I notice that you have the Non Pinners button on your sidebar! Yay! We're a small subversive movement at the moment, but I'm sure more will join :) Lol!!
Thanks for dropping by,
LLJ 32 xx

Neet said...

That is so organised. I too keep a list on my computer but must confess have not been as good lately. Perhaps I need to have a rummage and see which stamps are new .
Can not think what you are doing right now, will have to wait for the final reveal.
Have a good day
Hugs, Neet xx

Helen said...

Some great storage ideas! good luck with getting ahead of the game - something I try but don't always manage!! Have a good day. Helen 8

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for the peek into your world this week.
Neil # 23

Erika said...

Hi Maggie, I'd like to get ahead of the game too but it never happens...March is a bad month I think we have 16 birthdays in a fortnight! Gulp. Loving your storage for stamping.
Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 83

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW great desk and creativity. Have a good day. Gill x#45

Heather Alger said...

Those boxes look great.
Lovely Secret projects on the go :)
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Ria Gall said...

your desk is looking great today and I love those watercolour pencils really nice.
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maggie,

I just love using watercolor pencils too! They are so fun. Drats, you have to hide what you are working on.

Not participating this week but wanted to pop in and say hello.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, how nice to be anticipating holidays away in your caravan again ... even if it does seem like the days, weeks and months are whizzing by. I bet you feel great now that you've almost got to the end of the sorting of the stamps. I can recommend Weston Boxes too - I use their boxes to store my 12x12 paper. Look forward to seeing what you are hiding under that paper :) Hope you've had a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #26

Julia Dunnit said...

Colouring with pencils - such a great great therapy and such a skill Maggie - no doubt your secret creations will be lovely. Meantime, covering everything with white paper makes your desk look spookily tidy!

Monica said...

Not sure I understand the list system only that it works for you. Just love viewing your art and the tropical scenes.
Monica #127

Di said...

Hi Maggie

Hidden work - that sounds exciting stuff! And thank you for the link to Westons - I've had a quick look and might well be sourcing some boxes from there.

Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #42

Alison Scott said...

Hello Maggie , can't wait for the reveal!
Nice to see the progress of the organisation.
I'm late visiting for WOYWW as was offline yesterday,
Have a good week

Anne said...

Oooohh am curious now something hidden. Sorry I'm late. Anne x @65

Caro said...

You have me intrigued! Can't wait to see what is hiding under that piece of paper. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #56

mamapez5 said...

Well you certainly have lots to keep you busy. I love the Tropical Shores scene on your previous post. i am hoping to enter that challenge this month. Sorry I missed you yesterday. I thought I had visited all the 'sevens'. Have a good week. Kate x #57

Samantha Elliott said...

Nope! Try as I might I cannot lift that piece of paper to peek underneath!!

Kelly said...

I love hidden treasures... and I'm sure that's what you're hiding from us. hehe Great organization. Derwent pencils are my favs to work with. I'm going to the art store this weekend. Wonder if any colors will follow me home? Creative Blessings!
Kelly #156

okienurse said...

busy looking desk. Sounds like you are really getting organized. I hate it but this year is definitely flying by at a high rate of speed! Little late getting around this week but better a little late then never! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #11

Robin Spitzer said...

Good Morning Maggie! thank you for the visit! I plan to take those red blocks, put the word family on them and put on my fireplace....that's the plan! I love the palm tree card! I have a bunch of Judith stamps...little images, that you make up different scenes with...I forgot about them, until I seen your card....I always loved using them, because you really get to be creative with their use.. Well you have my attention...hiding something.....I will just have to keep an eye on you!

hugs! Robin