Wednesday, 29 May 2013

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 208? Typewriter card & WOYWW4

Hello there fellow desk hopper

Welcome to my desk in Cape Town, South Africa
Today is our WOYWW 4th anniversary.  Some of us are participating in an ATC swap that has been organised as a pass it forward thing.  I have been looking forward to this for WEEKS.  My envelope is ready and waiting for the address of the person after me on the Mr Linky List which is...Lunch Lady Jan!

Moving on to my desk...I got the Typewriter die yesterday with the idea of making cards.  I fold the cardstock before I put it in the die and make sure it is just below the blade at the top of the typewriter and send it through my Vagabond.  That way I get a join at the top and it is a card.  The issue is that the keys all fall out, front and back so I have designed an inner sheet to cover it and then a piece of paper to put the sentiment on which will look like the Typewriter has done it.  I just downloaded a free typewriter font from 1001 free fonts which I think will work rather well.

Other than that you can see a pile of paper and cardstock which I purchased yesterday for upcoming classes and some new Inkadinkado stamps that are yet to see ink as they are still in their packaging.  In the bottom left you see the beach hut stamps and here is the layout I used them for.
Now I am off to see your desk and wish you a happy WOYWW4!



  1. Hi there,
    Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW,with or without Mr Linky!
    I must check out that typewriter font.
    RosA, no number yet :)

  2. Hi again,
    Well I was just here, but now I need your address for sending my ATC :)
    RosA # 11

  3. Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! I have that typewriter die and I am so totally stealing ummm borrowing that idea... how clever!!

    Love those beach huts... now I will be searching for that as well... ;)

    Annette #2

  4. No idea what a copy and paste issue is LOL Hope it doesn't ruin everything for me.
    So exciting to be here for the 4th Birthday of WOPYWW! I joined way back in the first year and am still hooked.
    Loving that typewriter die.
    Happy WOYWW! I have some extra ATC's if you would like to swap.
    Tertia #28

  5. Happy 4th WOYWW. Love the idea of the typewriter card and the beach hut layout is terrific. pam#36

  6. Yay!! I'm so happy it's you! I shall of course be sending an ATC back atcha! (Though as it's my first EVER stamped creation, please be gentle with me, lol!!!!)
    Lovely LO, the paper, the pics, the font...all perfect :>
    Happy 4th WOYWW!
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

  7. Hi Bella,
    great desk, I've been wondering about the typewriter die, still haven't got it as I wonder whether I would use it enough. Thanks for the offer of a swap but you don't need to swap as you are after me on the list so you get mine anyway! (Was a bit like a car wreck at the grand prix with all the missing *, then added, wrong links but our stalwart leader appears to have created order so you are now in line. Look forward to getting your details and popping it in the post for you.

  8. Lovely DLO, my word I don't do those often, this is a fab reminder! I like the typewrite die, but just know that I wouldn't use it enough - because of the fiddly key and paper issue - I'm so impatient!!

  9. Great idea with that typewriter die. Love the layout too! Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! Have a great week. Vickie #14

  10. Happy WOYWWversary! What a great layout and enjoy the typewriter die. Helen, 39

  11. Happy 4th anniversary
    Like the stamps on your desk and the typewriter die
    Love your scrapbook layout nice pictures
    Jackie 5

  12. What a fabulous die. I love it. I've done that technique with tags, but it sounds awesome with the typewriter.

    Thanks for visiting earlier today before the Linky.

    Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

  13. Great tip with the die. Thanks for that must try it. Happy 4th woyww.

  14. Hi Bella
    I am loving your little typewriter cards what size are they once cut?
    Your page layout is really stunning great choice of colours and fantastic photos
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #50

  15. Great layout, like all the photos you got on it, looks like fun. Super typewriter card, great idea. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#76

  16. What a brilliant idea with that fabulous die. I shall have to see if I have any dies I can do a similar thing with,

    Hapy anniversary,
    Love Rachel, #48

  17. Great card - love it! have a happy WOYWW4 MMx #85

  18. Lovely layout. What a fun die - can imagine all sorts of reasons to use it.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #70

  19. Love your idea of putting paper in the typewriter (card). Great! Looks really good.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet 1 xx

  20. Happy 4th ...Love your DLO...perfect colours xx71

  21. Fabulous typewriter-card...what a work that is! I also love your beachy layout. Happy woyww anniversary and a hug from Holland. Marit #88

  22. It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    Your desk looks busy this week Bella and lovely new stash as well, what more could a girl want!

    Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82

  23. Wonderful LO but then again all your creations are amazing. I have just bought the TH "vintage things' stamps. Looks like you have got a great location to give and receive. Happy woyww.
    Sandra @83

  24. What a dinky little typewriter :-)
    Awesome layout - I love it.
    Happy WOYWW 4th Anni :-D

    IKE xx #124

  25. Helloo there Bella! Loving that layout and what a lovely shade of green you have used! Want those beach hut stamps now! That is one thing about WOYWW Julia doesn't warn us can be xpensive!
    Hugs and Happy Anniversary.
    Hettie (dont know what number now!)

  26. Hi Bella - thanks for the tip to make a card direct from a die... Happy WOYWW 4TH Birthday...Mxx #137

  27. Happy WOYWW to you!! Love the typwriter card; funny, never envisioned that die as pink! Have a great week.

  28. For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
    To view your desk and see what I can spy,
    Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
    whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
    Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

    Hugz Minxy #60

  29. Hello Bella, happy 4th anniversary to you :) I like that typewriter die - but then I like old typewriters so it is bound to be a winner with me :) Lovely layout - stunning photos and ideal choice of papers and stamps.
    Hope you've had a lovely WOYWW, Elizabeth x #155

  30. Hi Bella - love the typewriter idea - what a fun card it will be !!
    And your layout is great too - I am itching to get scrapping my holiday photos but will be away this weekend at a Mark Knopfler concert in London - Rich & I have been big fans since the Dire Straits days & although his music is very different now we still love it ! Have a great week ! Ali xx

  31. Love your typewriter die! Happy 4th, Kim #165

  32. Love your typewriter die! Happy 4th, Kim #165

  33. Hi Bella happy 4th
    love the typewriter die I nearly brought it the other day, it is a clever idea for a card hope the font works out well. I think i have been following you since last years swap when I was your pif. I love seeing your work and am always intruiged by your car crafting.
    thanks for sharing
    janet #32

  34. Love the new die! What a great idea for a card! Very pretty layout. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6

  35. What an adorable die it's so cute and alot of work at the same time :)
    happy WOYWW4 hugs Nikki #145

  36. I love that typewriter die! I have been wanting it, and seeing your piece makes me want it more. What a fun way to use the computer font! Happy WOYWW! Winnie#98

  37. Happy WOYWW 4 Bella-
    You'll have to let me know how the typewriter thing works seemed a bit, well difficult to me. Apparently I like my dies easy. Tee Hee. Hope things are well in your corner of the world and the sun is shining.
    Sara j #42

  38. i'm dropping by to say happy 4th WOYWW anniversary! i love your typewriter die and your great idea of the font to match it.
    peggy aplSEEDS@11

  39. Happy 4th, Belinda!

    I really love your Nature's Valley picture, such beautiful range of colours you've used. Have a great week! Lucy #22 x

  40. Typewriter die is so cute, especially sitting in the middle of your desk. Pages with the Beach Hut are great! Hope you had a fun WOYWW4. Still waiting for my person to send me their address, e-mails going back & forth but no mailing address in them.

  41. Loving you typewriter card! It looks wonderful.

    Your Nature Valley layout turned out great!!!

  42. LOVE the typewriter card! A good one to send to my mum as she is still thinking about getting her's down from the loft and using it INSTEAD of her laptop... must be a grey-moment she's having!! HapPY 4th birthday Woyww
    ((Lyn)) #19


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