Wednesday, 8 May 2013

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 205? Dies and Test Runs.

Hello fellow Wednesday desk hopper from Julia's place over at Stamping Ground.  Welcome to my desk in Cape Town, South Africa.

I finally sorted out the Comment issue I was having with G+ and Blogger last week, thanks for making the effort to comment and help.  See this post if you too are having issues.

I should have headed this post TESTING, TESTING, 1,2,3!

On my desk are the new dies I got as well as the Sew Easy pricker roller thingy from We R Memory Keepers.  I was tempted to get this little simple but effective tool as I am not a sewer but like what I have been seeing on peeps layouts and cards.  I have done the boarder of the card so far...

I have tested the silver dies and they are fabulous.  Tonic really do make good quality tools, no wonder Mr Holtz is prepared to put his name on them!

The tall white roll is double sided tape 14" wide and I use it to adhere the pictures that come with the Sizzix dies to the die so my students can easily see what they are cutting.  You can see my latest purchase of the Chandelier just in front of it and my 3D version out of chipboard drying in my empty coffee cup!  Who knows where or how I am going to use that, but I had to make one as that is the first thing that popped into my head when I bought it!

Also on my desk is the flip it die with the newly purchased mover and shaper inside and the test run is at the back of the desk in pink together with the 7 Gypsies little hooks which I need for another 3D project I have in mind for storage.

That's me for today

Now I am off to see what I can see on your desk if you have linked up with Julia!
Bella

42 comments:

  1. Hello Bella, lovely to see all is fixed on the comments. I did try last week but it was all too confusing. I am still in awe of 14" double sided tape. Love your technique for drying 3D objects.
    Sandra @29

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  2. Looks like you are in full tutor mode trying everything out for your students?! Do show us what you make! Have a great week?! Ali x#35

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  3. happy WOYWW...have fun with your new dies...I've reverted back to plain old Blogger after much frustration with the new Google...hugs kath xxx

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  4. Looks like your having lots of fun with your Tim Holtz cutting machine !!!
    Great you got your comments sorted
    Jackie 6

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  5. Glad you got your G+ issue sorted - like I said GRRRR to google!! anyhow it's nice to see you back in situ and your lovely desk! Thanks for the grout tip! I think it will be ok by the time I get home from work, to buff it up but I'll remember if I do it again. Helen, 5

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  6. Hope it is warmer in Cape Town than in Boksburg, we are freezing our behindies off over here. Thank you for your early visit to my blog and yes, you are right, other sports in SA does not get the same recognition at all and with Telkom withdrawing from SwimSA, times are looking very bleak for water polo.
    All those new toys sound very interesting, maybe I must head on doen to CT for a playdate next holiday.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #3

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  7. Ooh, lovely creativity here today. That die looks interesting. Glad your comments were sorted too as I hated not being able to say hi last week.

    Hope you have a good week. Neil #19

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  8. Looks as if you are very busy with those dies. Love the Vagabond and doesn't it make life easier when you have classes to prep for! Not seen a chandelier die.
    Thanks for offering to host Flat Susan, she is getting really excited about her travels.
    Can you email me your snail addie to achickson@yahoo.co.uk
    Thanks and hugs, Neet xx 18

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  9. Ooh..new toys!!! The dies look fab and I love that roll of double sided, never seen one that size before. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

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  10. New dies, have fun using them

    Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

    Candace #64

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  11. What a fun looking desk - and oh, that wonderful storage! Green eyed jealousy rearing its head here, as I so need to sort out!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret

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  12. Hi Bella
    so good to hear you got the comments thing sorted.
    Your desk is full of crafting stash today it has been fun having a poke around
    Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

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  13. A sewing, pricking, roller thingy??? What?? Is this some sort of crafting torture equipment, lol!! You're going to have to show me what you've been using it for..as my mind is boggling at the moment :)
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

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  14. Fabby goodies on your desk there today Bella! I have yet to try tonic dies but am tempted tho. There is a presenter on Create and Craft who bashes the dies against the desk to get the paper out, worries me slightly!
    Hugs
    xx

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  15. PS Doris will be revealed next wednesday!
    xx

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  16. I think I know what that thing is - I have one too! It's like a little rolling wheel in a handle that you can use for marking fabric. I know what it IS but not what it is called :)

    Glad yu sorted out your Google commenting thing - I'll know when I try to post this if it worked LOL!


    Happy WOYWW!
    MA (20)

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  17. tried to comment last week as you desk was so very interesting and I see that it is again. your students are very lucky to have such well thought out instructions. Your desk is full of so much that is interesting.

    Monica 109

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  18. Wow your space has everything within reach.You must be very organized.
    Thanks for sharing. Snoop on
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hi there,
    I love the cubbies you have for storage and what fun to get new dies!!
    Thanks for popping by my blog and for the well wishes, as you can see a sprained wrist isn't keeping me from WOYWW!!
    Krisha #21

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  20. You have some great crafting goodies on your desk. I see I'm not the only one who test out their new dies before creating with them. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #1

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  21. great looking desk, very busy looking too! I love those flip it cards but...I am having trouble selling them to my students who just don't seem to get the concept...I don't know how to tell them they are fun not a masterpiece! Some students want everything frame-able and never intend to send it to anyone! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

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  22. You have a very organised and great looking desk! Lots of lovely new things to play with. Whats a sewing, rollery thingy? Show us what you do with it. The mind boggles!!! LOL
    have a happy week
    Lynda B #24

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  23. Such an organized desk I love all your dies you have lying about :) Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki #13

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  24. Great desk, so organized!!!
    Thanks for sharing!Have a great week! Ginny #120

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  25. Hi bella i haven't had any problems commentingso it's all good.
    interesting die cuts on your desk... the piece in the cutter looks intesting you could use that to make a back ground for the chandalier, or something, maybe, I think! have a good week
    janet #32

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  26. Hmmm. Haven't seen the Chandalier die...what fun that would be!! I'm always a bit envious of all those storage cubbies right in front of you...so handy. The Neocolour crayons are just amazing...it's so much fun to play - I feel like a kid. And then when I want to feel like an artist I just wet them either with a brush, my finger, or a water brush and I feel like an artist again! My friend just bought another type of crayon on Amazon so I'm interested to see how those work out for her. I got mine from Dick Blick Art Supplies - don't know if they ship International. have a good week!

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  27. Love your storage and that chandelier die looks fab! Thanks for stopping by to see me, Cindy - no longer sure what number as it has changed three times today..........xx

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  28. Love the chandelier! I have but yet to use the WRM roller but it's ink doesn't prick. I can't hold a needle to do the sewing thought the one that made ink stitches would be cool. By the way, I would kill for the contents of your pink storage drawers! :) lol and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #87

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  29. hi Belinda..enjoy all your new dies and goodies....Even though so much is going on your desk looks nice and tidy.....keep well...Zeffy 135

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  30. All kinds of cool stuff on your desk!! Making a flip-it card is on my longgggg list of things to try...sometime, lol! But hey, I've got the gilding flakes done, right??

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #15

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  31. I also need the Blogging for Dummies book! But we learn as we go along. Love all the stuff on your desk!

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  32. I love your workspace - so many drawers and things.
    I had a look around on your blog and I am impressed - lovely work!
    Gabriele #112

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  33. I love your workspace - so many drawers and things.
    I had a look around on your blog and I am impressed - lovely work!
    Gabriele #112

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  34. I am so glad that I am not the only one who buys stuff even if I don't really know what I am going to do with it... lol... Love your posts...

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  35. Sorry I am late getting round. Those ones look like a treasure trove I wold love to sit at your desk and have a play x x

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  36. Happy Very Belated WOYWW. A fab busy desk. I have been tempted to get one of those roller pricky stitchy things - but heard mixed reviews. Ali x #25

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  37. Yep, roller pricky thing...I too know what you mean, but like the others I have NO idea what its officially called!! :-)

    Thanks for visiting my desk already

    kyla

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  38. Hi Bella - not got your snail addie as yet for the list for Flat Susan's itinerary. Can you mail me please.
    Hugs, Neet xx
    achickson@yahoo.co.uk

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  39. My, you have been/are going to be busy! It's great that you can teach others how to die. Thanks for popping round, have a great week! Lucy #32 x

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  40. Hi Bella,

    So glad you got the comment issue straightened out. Blogger just has to throw us a kink every now and again.

    Your desk looks very busy and productive!

    Thanks for visiting me already. I knew it wouldn't be before Saturday that I'd get a chance to visit people but here it is Sunday already!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (11)

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  41. Sorry I am so late, I got sick and took to my bed... :( You have a lovely looking desk and some fabby new toys to play with there! The chandelier calls to me... love them! Annette

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  42. glad all is well with your comments now. looks like you're having fun with your tests!

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