Wednesday, 15 May 2013

What's On My Workdesk Wednesday 206? Class Layout.

Hello fellow Wednesday Desk hopper from Julia's place over at Stamping Ground.  Thanks for visiting me in Cape Town, South Africa.

I am in the middle of deciding what to use for a class layout.  I have found all this airmail, travel type stash and want to put it together to make a double spread.  I have pulled my appropriate dies, stamps, bakers twine, card stock and anything else that takes my fancy from my stash...Don't you just love that alphabet die?  It is brilliant for titles...Now to settle down and play!

Then there is the Gorjuss stamp in the bottom left hand corner of my desk, with which I am busy making a card sample for the shop. Oh and a random cup cake die which is on my desk for no reason other than I just got it and I have tested it, but not put it away yet...go figure!  I have a penchant for cup cakes, be they edible or paper!  Just can't resist them!

And due to the great interest shown in the roller pricker sewing thingy, (Sew Easy by We R Memory Keepers) here is a close up of the tool and the finished product to show you what it does.  You put your paper on a foam pad, roll the pricker along the paper to make holes and then you sew it using a needle and thread!

That's me for today, short and sweet for a change as I know we all like to speed desk...I am off to find yours!
Thanks for the visit.


  1. What a tidy, organised desk! You've just reminded me that I bought one of the sewing tools ages ago and still haven't used it...must get it out and play!
    Happy WOYWW. Pam#15

  2. That sounds like a tool a lot of people could use. I don't hand sew, but it would be useful, I'm sure.

    I have to admit I love, love, love those cubbies at the back of your desk. They seem to be the perfect size, too.

    Happy WOYWW from # 7.

  3. Love all the colours for your LO and I love ALL alphabet dies, I have 14! The pricky thingy is cool too. Thanks for popping by today BJ#2

  4. Happy WOYWW. I love Gorjuss. Wish they did a digital range - and always intending to start a cross stitch design one day. Ali x #28

  5. Wow, so organised this week, happy playing and who doesn't enjoy cup cakes? the pricker tool loks interesting i must look out for ones of those. Can I ask what is the cd thingy hanging on the boxes at the back?
    janet #29 ish

  6. Lots of planning and organising happening here!!!!
    It should all make a great layout
    Jackie 6

  7. Always love visiting your desk Bella!! Sounds like you are one very busy lady! After seeing what all of you wonderful ladies do I think that I might branch out and try something new from art journaling for fun. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my blog :-).
    Janene #19

  8. What a great desk and a fab looking tool... have fun. Helen, 16

  9. Loving all the postal elements, im sure the page will be fab when it's made, and it's nice to see someone making use of those sew easy tools, I got um, hated um and flogged um on lol
    Hugz Minxy #19

  10. G'day Bella
    thanks for dropping by my blog...wish I could meet your friend who likes jewellery making too :o). Have fun with your travel layout and I love the Gorjuss stamp!! BUT the bling bling bling kept drawing me back LOL. What a great sewing pricking thingy that is too
    Annette In Ox #12

  11. Ohh that little sewing thingy is a great idea. Always great stuff on you desk. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @93

  12. All good fun today. Have fun with the layout. I like cupcakes to eat but not the stamps and dies, not my thing.
    Love the Alphabet though!

  13. hi belinda...are you enjoying the Sew easy?? Love how your desk is always so to see how your L.o.turns out. xxx

  14. I mentioned last week I knew what that was - mine is similar, but the wheel is metal and it's thin. Funny, I just saw one in the local sewing shop the other day and stupidly neglected to ask what it was called! Anyway, I just had a go on a cork tile that I use as a stamp mat, and it works fine on that. I may have a foam pad someplace, but you've seen my desk....I'm sure it'll turn day :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    MA (3)

  15. Hi Bella
    a great desk you have there today and I think your class are going to have a lot of fun with their double page layout.
    Thank you for showing us the stitch pricker that will go on my need list
    Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
    Ria #21

  16. Yu don't need reinforcing!! I've seen photos of're all tall and willowy...a supermodel, in fact! Whereas, I need flying buttresses to shore my sides up :)
    That roller, prickly sewing thingy is probably going to be one of the best tools you've ever bought! You can be sure of even holes.....did I just say that? Sorry.......
    Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

  17. Mwahahahahaa! Speed Desk! Brilliant!
    I can see a great layout in the near future for you!

  18. Ha! I love that pricker thingy :)
    Oh yes - as many mentioned: your desk is very tidy. Have fun crafting,
    Jana #30

  19. Fab desk this week Belinda.
    That tool is pretty neat, certainly a lot quicker that doing it with a pricking tool as I do.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ #42

  20. What a fun place to play, love the bins and folders. Happy Trails Carole # 121

  21. Hi Belinda - I have that stitch tool. Thank you for reminding me ;-) I have yet to try any of the other stitch heads though! I am going to get it out so I can use it on a project - stop it going rusty ha ha! WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 88

  22. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for stopping by. happy crafting #4

  23. Happy WOYWW - great desk - thanks for showing that tool must investigate that further now. Have a good day ..Gill x #117

  24. Fabby Desk and I've seen those little Sewers and thought I have a sewing machine.

    The stamps are attached on acetate and I put them in a sleeve when I'm not using them but they hae no problem sticking on the outside for when I'm using them :)

    hugs Nikki #2

  25. Well if you took a look at my desk - nothing... seriously nothing I am all done out and lost my mojo so if you find it kick its ass back to me... I have dt projects to do and I got nothing :)

  26. Nice selection of postal/travel items! Cool pricked thingy, I can't hold a needle so I got the one that rolls ink to give the impression of sewing. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW. Nan G #17

  27. Wooo... your work desk is so neat and looks fun. Love it. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

  28. Seems you are all set with a plan in mind! I love it when a project comes together like this! Happy WOYWW!

  29. Hi Bella, your desk is looking good - love all that travel ephemera/stash - perfect for a scrap page or two. Just by coincidence, I've just been sorting through looking for travel stuff ready for my upcoming holiday to the Highlands ... I'm taking a travel journal with me and hope to do something with it ... I have high hopes :) Elizabeth x #36

  30. Happy WOYWW, late due to migraine stopping play!
    Your desk is so tidy and so interesting with the travel stuff.
    I have a small tool like that, every now and then I try it out, it only works on paper not card, and I never get past trying it!

    Cazzy x #152/153

  31. oohooo That stitchy thing looks very useful! Another item for the wish list!
    happy VERY VERY late woyww


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