Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WOYWW 140 - the one where I've actually done some work...

Welcome back to WOYWW, the weekly wonder that is hosted by the delightful Mrs D over at The Stamping Ground.  And fame has struck at last for she has been highlighted by Craft Stamper magazine.  Having seen a steady increase in numbers over the last couple of weeks, anyone care to place a bet on us hitting the 200 participant mark this week?  My little number grid only goes up to 180 - I'll have to make it bigger this week!

I managed to get round almost everyone who visited me.  Life got in the way a tad, I'm afraid.

So, my desk.

I've actually been working at it, and this is how it was left Tuesday night.  Regrettably, Mr B still hasn't managed to make his Thank You card so muggins yours truly here has elected to do them for him.  Except that I thought I'd ask my cutting machine to help out, but then overtaxed it by asking it to do something a little too intricate.  Back to square one as I go over the cutting lines to make them a bit deeper.  So much for just "popping" out the shape, eh?  Silly me.....



What else is on my desk - quite a bit of nothing in particular, but there, over to the left at the front you can see a bracelet belonging to Lil Miss B that she actually managed to break the T-bar of (need to contact the lady who made it to get that part replaced!) the clasp. 

At the back of my desk you can see my new copic storage, which was a complete bargain.  Free!  I spotted this cute X divided cube in a new catalogue given to me by our stationery rep at work, and as I happened to flick through the cataloge while in a meeting with him and his boss, I exclaimed in delight at seeing it - just what I've been looking for.  They laughed and asked a few probing questions - this morning, a free sample turns up at work for me.  How cool is that?  It's made by Deflecto, and it's called X divided Crystal Cube, if you're interested.  Cheapest I've seen online is about £3.60 each, + p&p, which means it doesn't break the bank, and I will definitely be acquiring a couple more.

Well, time to be hopping!  Catch you around - hope you all have a great week!

29 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

I love the x cube! What a cool way to store those copics (12 new ones were just released BTW!). Thanks so much for sharing your desk (and yes, I have noticed how big it has gotten!) have a fab WOYWW! -Amanda 38

Bella said...

If only I had that many Copics! I used to have tons, but gave them to a friends son who was doing Graphics and needed them...I had not used them in 10 or more years...till I started card making again. Now they cost the earth!

jude said...

Don't you just love a bargain especially when it's a freebie...lol.Holds them lovely !
Have fab wednesday and creative week hugs judex 4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hope you and the gang are all on the mend now. How lucky were you spot that x-cube whatsit and how fab to get a free one! Yay. That would have made my day too!!
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

Helen said...

Well done on your freebie! You can't been stationery catalogues...

Bridget Larsen said...

Great copic storage idea
Bridget #53

Neil said...

Hi there, Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting me in to peek and I hope the rest of the week is a blessed and creative one for you!
Neil #45 (ish)

sandra de said...

Love the Xcube .... isn't it a hoot what makes crafters/us all excited.

Julia Dunnit said...

Hope all's well, and the cars too! I too would have caved in and done the cards...there's a point when otherwise it's too late, huh, and then they sit on your conscience.
Love the X cube idea..what a great ligthbulb moment...and a nice rep!!

May said...

Love the cube, and it was free, now that would make anyone's day, I can't believe I had'nt joined your blog, so I have just sorted that one today, have a good week Hugs May x x x x

Karen said...

I love the X cube, what a fab and neat way to store your pens :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #90

Sarah said...

A great free bargain indeed - my kingdom for some storage I say...Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

Ann B said...

Lovely story about the storage cube, what a kind man and it looks like a work of art in itself, all those gorgeous colours.
Ann B
#51

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...great collection of markers and fab storage too...have a lovely week...Mel :) #63

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh lucky you!! what a find, and a gift! hope the cards get finished soon, hun, xx
Happy WOYWW hun, have a good one, xx

Lou #7

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great pen storage! Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to be nosey, & peek at some more desks! Zo x 85

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the look at your workdesk. Those copics look great and your new storage is great.

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Those cubes are so fun, aren't they? I'd need like 8 of them, but they still create a cool look on your desk!
Happy WOYWW!
Aeryn (#37)

Twiglet said...

That workspace looks so cosy and inviting!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Morti,

I think I've told you this before -- pen envy. Copics! Holy moly... I've priced these and they are a bit pricey. Very good that you store them on their sides. We have one of those x boxes here in the office to store our plastic ware in.

Have a great rest of the week!

Hugs,
Kay
#129

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great crafty area. You've got so much space!

Thank you for sharing. :)

Maggie xx
#178

Lisa said...

Nice workspace, neat and tidy.

Annie said...

It's good when you get a bargain like that :-)
Hugs,
A x

Jackie said...

Your workspace looks great and well done on the free storage unit! :)

Danielle said...

Wow! That is a big work surface to play on! Great marker storage! dani13

Doone said...

the x cube is a find, the bracelet isbeautiful, but wht I really want to know is: what a dragon is not for....not just for..

i know you know what I mean

dxxx

Peggy Cain said...

Happy WOYWW! Enjoyed my visit.

Neet said...

You must squeal some more when you next see this guy and his catalogue. Looks very interesting and I hope useful for you.
Good luck with the card making and the repair of the bracelet.
Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet 195 (very late this week)xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Morti, your squealing certainly paid dividends, your new marker storage is super! Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment - it's much appreciated. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #2

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