Wednesday, 3 July 2013

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 213? Pinterest inspiration!

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

First you have the panned out view of my desk above and then the up close and personal below...
I have been very busy on Pinterest lately as I am on one weeks leave during the middle week of the school Winter hols...It is amazing how fast days evaporate before your eyes when you are busy...Can't believe it is Wednesday, I feel like it should still be Monday (wish it was!) We are half way through the 3 weeks!

I have printed out a card by Fleur Pearson off Pinterest and am using it as a jumping point for the card I am layering up on my desk.  Then there is the hot air balloon card which  made last night after making another card with clouds the previous night.  The balloon was previously a lemon on a party straw before it became a vintage hot air balloon in this life!

EDIT: 8:15pm:  I have finished the card!

Lastly, two happy mail arrivals from WOYWW4 celebration:

A HUGE spoil by Vonny K all hand made or painted by her:

and then a gorgeous ATC and beautiful lazer cuts from Sara J!
That's me for today, now I am off to see what I can see on your desk!

Thanks for the visit



  1. This is such a beautiful post! I love the hot air balloon! And that card with the bunting looks as if it's going to be great. I suddenly saw that I was originally given your number and I have commented as #49 on several blogs! Sorry, not trying to steal your identity! Have a lovely WOYWW! Julie Ann x#54 (now)

  2. Love that bunting and butterflies and bits for a card sitting on your desk look really nice
    How nice you received a couple more ATC Cards
    Jackie 38

  3. Thanks for the hint! I was wondering what I could do about number changing! That's really helpful. And - yes - why not swap identities for a day, like those movies! Julie Ann #54

  4. Wow, lucky you receiving all those beautiful items! I love the blue vase painting and the North American fish too. I love the patterns of Native art, they really appeal to me!
    Ad a week off, heavens, what have you done to deserve that?? Lol! I hope you have a fab time....enjoy the rest of it!
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

  5. Lots of lovely stuff to look at this week. I used Pinterest a LOT but then something changed and now I can't seem to pin things from my iPad - which is were I tend to do the kind of googling that finds things to pin. I still look at other peoples pins a lot but my own boards are pretty stagnant. Did I mention I hate technology? :) Looking forward to seeing the card.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (19)

  6. the idea of the lemon speaking to you one the card!! I really like your interpretation of the P card too - lovely colours.

  7. Love those cards. The one on the front of your desk is gorgeous and I really love the one standing up. I have Pinterest but still not sure what you're supposed to do with it.
    Glad you liked your pressies and I love the pressies you got from Sara J.
    Have a great week.
    Von # 14

  8. Lovely butterfly and bunting work

  9. Great desk pic - I use Pinterest a lot for inspiration and ideas. Take care Zo xx 69

  10. G'day Belinda
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Love the cards you have made and are making...great hot air balloon indeed. Lucky you re the hand paited goodies and the ATC it all. Enjoy your time off :o)
    Annette In Oz #21

  11. As usual a busy but relatively clean and tidy desk for you today.
    Hope you are feeling up to it now you are feeling better.
    Love the lemon too!

  12. I always get a bit envious if I see workdesks like yours! I love all the little spaces for your crafting supplies! It is great to see :) Uniflame - 70

  13. Love the storage on your wall.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #74

  14. What a fun post, I too have a Pinterest fettish..amazing things from all over the world.
    Lovely WOYWW4 items, again talent in every corner of the world.
    Thanks for sharing I love the idea of new life for even paper items. Hot air balloons were big in the city I moved from, so fun to watch them close up ascend and descend #45 Enjoy

  15. Pinterest is so much fun. Enjoy your time off. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

  16. love your organized, yet festive, desk - bunting always makes me smile!
    happy WOYWW and have a blessed week :)
    no. 35

  17. I loved mooching round your fascinating workspace, so many things to look at. Thank you for your visit today and your kind words. I have to say, I shall be glad when the roof is complete. One third is finished and watertight. The rest is getting there. Have a good week. xx Maggie #3

  18. I love your wall of storage!! Super awesome! Your card is going to be awesome!!!

  19. Your butterfly card bits look amazing - that is going to be soooo pretty.
    Nice to drop in and nosey at your desk.
    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xx #30

  20. Love the colours of the card in progress, the bunting is super. And the "lemon" hot air balloon is fantastic upcycling. Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

  21. Wow...You have some stunning cards on your desk. Love the hot air balloon one. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #12

  22. very busy dek and cute room! Thanks for visiting my blog;) happy WOYWW! Lindsay #116

  23. What gorgeous post to receive. I love the "upcycling" to make the hot air balloon. Hugs. Pam#27

  24. Love your bunting and your creative space looks like a fun place to play. Your lemon/balloon is brilliant! Enjoy the rest of your holiday - My boys break up for the long summer holidays here in 15 days - I'm counting down... MMx #47

  25. I love your desk! Great place to work. And I, too, get LOADS of inspiration from Pinterest. So easy to spend hours on there. Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #112

  26. I love your room with all that bunting across the top. You have made a clever use of your recycled lemon. I wish I could get my head around Pinterest. I don't5 know if I dare add in anything else that involves web browsing. i would never have any time at all to craft. Kate x #113

  27. Hi Bella
    it seems in your week off you have been a right busy bee making some lovely cards
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #52

  28. Love your desk today, Bella, and your atc's too. Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays, I am very jealous! Helen 2

  29. When you have limited time you are always more productive. That lemon to balloon is brilliant. you really do use Pinterest wisely
    Monica 111

  30. I see you have the most important thing... a cuppa.
    Pinterest is just the best place for inspiration isn't it. Love your card, it's stunning and the hot air balloon is looking good too.
    Hugs Lisax #72

  31. Great cards ! And pressies too !
    Know what you mean about holidays evaporating - I spend weeks looking forward to a holiday & then it passes in a flash !
    have a great week ! Ali xx

  32. I love your dimensional hot air balloon that once was a lemon! How clever! Happy WOYWW from Laura #103

  33. Pinterest = hours of new ideas :) and your card is just so amazing with all those extra bits and your so lucky to have a painting from Vonny and it's so much fun to get Happy Mail any day of the week hugs Nikki #5

  34. I bet I can beat you on old tea/coffee cups...I had one growing something green the other week! It was hidden from view by my mess! Have a great week Happy WOYwW!?

    ((Lyn)) #56

  35. What first struck me about this post was how amazing and enticing your desk is! All those carefully organized little drawers full of things! I just want to jump in and start exploring and get creating! Loving your cards too, very nice :)

  36. I see what you mean about the storage across the window, Bella! One day you won't be able to see out lol!! Love the card you've made, and the gorgeous stuff you were sent. I was sorry not to be involved in this year's WOYWW anniversary but it just wasn't possible. I still treasure all the ATCs from last year.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for your prayers for my upcoming medical test. They are so appreciated! I've got my preliminary appt. at the hosp. tomorrow a.m. and then we're off to the new house again, so hopefully more photos will follow. It is such a thrilling project, and I can't wait to start unpacking everything into my new ARTHaven.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #91

  37. Wow, you have an amazing amount of supplies all at your fingertips, great storage. I have been avoiding Pintrest, only because I can tell I would be lost for hours on it! Nice card, thanks for stopping by my blog. Barb #11

  38. Hullo Bella well really love the card you have made and yes great idea to have something as your leaping off point thanks for sharing it happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #36

  39. Gorgeous card and I also am addicted to Pinterest (so many great ideas) lovely to see you actually make things. Have a lovely week and enjoy your break.
    Sandra de

  40. Love your banner above the desk and your card came out so lovely! Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Brigita #139

  41. What a great post and just jaw-dropping works of art! Happy Belated WOYWW, have a great week, and thank you for the marvelous snoop here!! Darnell #77

  42. Hi Belinda,
    I love all the cards you've made and the bunting looks really good over your workdesk.
    I'll post some pics soon showing how to make the flag tag book... really easy once you see how! Thanks for visiting.
    Jo x

  43. Hi Bella, always enjoy looking at your desk, and your supplies... would love to plonk my bum down in the chair and have a mess about there!! The card is lovely, I love Pinterest but I would have to live for another 200 years to use all the inspiration I have pinned from it! LOL Annette #4

  44. Hi Belinda - thought I had already popped by but maybe not - love your projects - very pretty...Thanks for stopping by this week - cheers Mxx #103

  45. Great desk this week! Love the card. Fab art you've received! Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25

  46. Great work space. Lucky person who gets your card. Also lovely spoils from your blogland friends. Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment on my blog. Have a great weekend. (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #18

  47. Love your desk and I do like the balloon card and the bunting but the "Make" card is truly stunning. Some fabulous work!
    Sorry I am so late - I've just been prioritising my class prep - hope I am forgiven.
    Thanks so much for visiting me, I will try to do better next week.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  48. Wow... your workspace is awesome and your creations are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. :)


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