Wednesday, 5 June 2013

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 209? Thanks

Welcome fellow Desk hopper to my desk over in Cape Town, South Africa!

Today my desk is all clear from the creative chaos that ensued as I created 2 double pages on Saturday and Sunday...

I am envious of the 18 or so ladies who gathered together to crop this past week-end, to meet in person with Julia and Lunch Lady Jan to cement online friendships which have grown over time due to this wonderful phenomenon called WOYWW where we gather as like minded people to snoop and share our spaces, ideas and projects, the world over.  So I would like to thank Julia for persisting with what must at times feel a bit like a millstone around her neck, with this thing called WOYWW.

In fact looking at most of our blogs through the months, if it was not for WOYWW, we would be quite most of us only make the effort once a week to blog and join in with the gang over at Stamping Ground on a Wednesday.  I speak for myself mostly as I always mean to blog in between, but then life gets in the way...and I find myself back on Wednesday AGAIN!

Though having said that,  I did manage to do a tutorial HERE on how to do the Typewriter card complete with downloadable jpg for you to print and cut for yourself.  If you have a Silhouette or eCraft cutter, email me and I can send you the cut file if you like...

So THANKS Julia for the friendships I have made and the things I have learned during the past 3+ years that I have been participating.

Thanks for the visit.



  1. Hi Bella-
    I love the typewriter and your card tutorial is great...I've been thinking about the die, and this may have tipped it to the Need To Get column. Hope all is well with you. Have a great week.
    Sara j #41

  2. Hi Bella, I also only seem to catch up with the blogosphere on Wednesdays. Now, if the weeks didn't go so fast ...
    Your ATC is winging it's way to you. Hope it doesn't take too long.
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 19

  3. Thanks for the tutorial, have just gone and read it through, will be giving it a go soon! :) I am so impressed by your tidy and well organised craft space and the words in white on white along the top are lovely... I had to laugh when I saw the globe... picked one of those up from the side of the road on the way to Mosselbay a few years back and now I think I have finally figured out what to do with it! :) Happy WOYWW from Annette #8

  4. Your desk shot looks ever so pretty today...Loving the globe too!

  5. Oh I fully understand where you are coming from sometimes this is the only post I am making too. I did chcek out your tutorial,wonderful idea, you are so clever. I am to envious of the ladies that managed to attend the crop as Australia is a big Island to far across the pond to visit, maybe one day.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda

  6. Love the desk shot - yes we had great fun at the crop. Helen 5

  7. What a great space you have. See the typewriter cutout is there - but couldn't manage to read the message on it.
    Have a great crafty week.
    Margaret #30

  8. Hi there,
    Just popping in briefly, I'm supposed to be mowing the lawn!
    Still, this is a better way to spend the morning in my opinion.

    Hope you have a great week.

  9. My husband would faint if my desk was ever that tidy!! It looks so good with all the things in the drawers. I love your typewrite card. I only own a pair of scissors, so can't make that gorgeous card but it looks easy to make with the cutter.
    Have a great week.
    Von #14

  10. Such a neat desk - not to self - tidy craft table!! Have a good week. x Jo #49

  11. Now that is a very tidy desk and looks too tidy for all the lovely creations and LO you are usually working on. If it wasn't for woyww I think I would of given up on the blog ages ago.
    Sandra @53

  12. I have tidy room envy! Everything looks so organised unlike my usual bombsite! I agree, it's easy for a week to speed past and not get around to blogging. Good job Julia keeps us on the straight and narrow!! Hugs. Pam#9

  13. Lovely tutorial. Save you pennies and next year you can come to the WOYWW crop and teach us all in person! I wish everyone could have been there - but imagine the crowd and the noise LOL!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (10)

  14. I so wish you were at the Crop Bella but it is a tad too far for you I know.
    Just been to peek at your tut! Love it.

  15. Hi Bella
    I am with you on wishing I could have been at the crop. We feel that all our blog friends are indeed true friends but the chances of meeting them all is not in our reach.
    Never mind we can still dip in to every one's blog when we feel like it
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
    Ria #39

  16. I too would have loved to join in the crop! Uhmm, Bella....your desk is scaring me. Not even an ink pad or pen's just not right...

  17. Noe that's a scarily clean desk there Bella! I'd have loved to have been at the crop too but I'm too far away. But I can't complain as as I did get to meet up with Jan and Julia when I was in England a few weeks ago.

    Brenda 96

  18. Love looking at your desk so tidy and everything has it's place
    hugs Nikki 2

  19. You would just fit in if you had come to the crop! It wasn't a hassley day at all, just filled with fun and cake ;-)
    I've had to go down to my dads unexpectedly so am afraid your ATC lookalike won't get posted til next week.....
    Hugs, LLJ 35 xxx

  20. I couldn't really say why, but I like your workspace. Many lovely things. And that typewriter is very cool!
    Gabriele 58

  21. Lovely and tidy! Well done on getting 2 DLOs finished
    Happy WOYWW
    Karen #77

  22. I certainly look forward to your posting on a Wednesday. I wish I was as organised!

  23. Wow! Your workspace looks great! I wish I could have joined in the crop too, but I was away on holiday. I am new to blogging and WOYWW has just changed my life - so many new friends to share with. Sorry this is so late a comment, but I had such bad backache yesterday I couldn't get round to everyone. x#59 Julie Ann

  24. Your space is looking oh so organised, I do love that gorgeous birdcage. Hope your soon creating and messing it up again xo
    Thanks for visiting
    Happy belated WoYwW
    Hugz Minxy #58

  25. Happy WOYWW!
    SOOO TIDY! Love it, and I love the typewriter card and if it is from the die I think it is I have just bought that one, so thank you I will be over looking at the tutorial!

    Cazzy x

  26. How cool is this WOYWW So cool that some got to meet to... Love it.
    You asked me where that square stencil came from... It was from a company called Design Worx... I think they are in vereeniging. Will see if I can get a number for you... was cheap too... around R85 and I is really nice... mwah... enjoy the rest of your week...

  27. Hi again! I just saw your helpful comment on my blog about the linking. You must be a mind-reader 'cos I'd been puzzling about how you do that!!! And it was clear as clear. Thanks xx

  28. You are so right, these days I only ever seem to do WOYWW with the occasional post in-between. Do do my challenge every two weeks though. Must do better!!
    Thanks for the tute on the typewriter card - off now to have a look.
    Hugs and thanks for visiting me earlier - sorry I am so late - sun is out and I want/need some sunshine. Neet 17 xx

  29. Nicely put about how we all feel about this unbelievable phenom called WOYWW ! My ATC is winging it's way to you. See you in a couple days again. :) I'm oh so late hopping...belated Happy WOYWW! Nan G #103


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