Wednesday, May 5

The Post With No Name!

Okay ... so that promise did n't last long ... you know the one ... I made on Monday ... that I will blog every day at the same time!

I am keeping up with my promise to give some more close ups of my upcycled beer mats though ... for those of you that missed them the first time around ... click on picture for a closer view ... and for those of you that did n't ... well I have included a little wish book and case ... this is my second version of the same thing ... I say the same thing ... I was never really happy with the finish on the first one and I used book rings ... which I was never really happy with either. ZZproject3a0510

The hardware on the cover of the book is lifted from Lord Tim of Holtz ... you know Tim ... the man that is going to make sure that there is no sign of any volcanic ash clouds when I set off for Ranger U in June ... Can you imagine??? ... NO! ... Let's not even go there! Did I mention I was going to Ranger U ... you know Distress ink heaven in ... erm ... 43 more sleeps :0)

ZZproject30510 Talking of sleep ... I did n't get much last night ... I had a really fun evening of craft in Olney with the Wonderful Lin and the Lovely Karen ... we had medium fish and chips ... when I say medium ... you probably think that was irrelevant and unnecessary ... but the medium fish was 20 metres long and there was enough chips to feed the whole of Olney in one portion ... I cannot imagine what the large Fish and chips would have looked like. Anyways the lack of sleep came about because I was driving along and then someone had closed the road. I mean just closed it ... now when you have a complete lack of any sense of direction like me and Valerie your Sat Nav just does n't recognise road closures ... well let us just say that I got in about 12.45am and I came home via John O Groats!!! WOYWW0605

Righty ho ... back to the case. This is one of my May submissions for the Zutter design team ... I used the Bind it all ... some ATCs and a few bits of chip to make the book along with some Idea-ology ... but just look at the cute little case ... that is a Zutter product too ... I just adore it.

Finally back to the job in hand ... it's Wednesday ... and that means it is once again time for WOYWW ... not much to see I am afraid ... just the same old same old ... I must see if I can get a picture mid creative flow next week ... you know jazz the whole thing up a bit. If you need explanation of the acronym WOYWW ... just click here and you will be magically transported to our leader ... who will divulge all!

I am off for a day of crafting and desk hopping ... bit like any other day really ... Have a good one people!

91 comments:

Kate said...

All projects heavenly. Particularly like the dark colours on the Adore mat!! Your work space looks like somewhere you can really get creative in. Don't tell anyone but I really feel the urge to tidy my workspace and make it usable. Just the thought of it makes me need to have a lie down, lol.

** Kate **

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

amazing work hunny as always! I adore the little case and wish book..........and I am green with envy that you are going to ranger u, I would sell my soul for that!

hugs mandyxx

chrissy o said...

lovely work
chrissy o

Cardarian said...

Love your work, the little case has my name written on it can I have it back please ha, ha
Hugs,
Cardarian

Vicki said...

omg I NEED a case - those are fab. and i'm a little jealous that you're going to ranger u!! how exciting :D :D i can tell you're counting down the days xxx

Effie said...

Fab little suitcase!

Chrissie said...

You always have such wonderful stuff for me to gaup at! And today is no exception!
Chrissie

Kathy said...

ohhhh so much gorgeousness in one place. It must be Linda's place (or should that be plaice?)

And btw - you should tart up your own flip-flops, I bet you could do some Tim-ming to them and make them look amazing

Wipso said...

As always you have some really fab stuff to show and tell :-)
A x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

gorgeous case and book Linda :) Nightmare when you're in an area you don't know trying to find your way home, but you may not have got to sleep early anyway after the fish (that was 20 metres long (like someone's nose I suspect hehe)) and chips.
Anne xx

Helen said...

See, that's why I don't drive.... well I can, but I don't if you get me.
Love that book and the case is adorable.

Sue said...

wow what a gorgeous book, just beautiful, luv the box,sounds like a good time was had by all,naughty sat nav! lol, sue,x

craftimamma said...

You already know I lurve your beer mats (I'll get one done soon I promise) but that little book and adorable case are wonderful. What a fab keepsake for anyone.

As for Sat Nav - give me a good road Atlas anyday. At least you can work out your own alternative route if one is shut.

Don't fall asleep over the crafting now!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Wow, the sleeps are certainly rushing by .... I would be starting to wet myself with excitement by now!!

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks

Nine said...

I love all ! See you next week

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Your wish book and case are just awesome!
Clare x

Toucan Scraps said...

I was wondering what the momentous occasion you were counting to was. Another awesome coaster, and the books is beautiful

Katy said...

Linda your little beer mats look so fab lined up over the top of your desk. As for giant fish and chips - YUM!!!

Carmen said...

I adore (geddit?) that black beer mat, it's gorgeous! And the teeny suitcase is so sweet :P Have the drawing pins been spotted yet?

Candace said...

Loving the little red case

Can x

LynneForsythe said...

Lovin' your luggage and the matching mini....ADORABLE!!!

minnie_mac said...

That's quite a beer mat collection ! Love them !

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a cute project! Loving it!

Anneliese said...

Eeeeeiiiatiooooo we're going to Ranger Uuuuuuuuuu ... Loving the little case & book, as brilliant as ever :o)

Glen said...

Ooo...love that little red case Linda. The little book and the mat too. I always enjoy viewing your desk be it the same or different! TFS. ~Glen~

Handmade with Love said...

Lucky you going to Ranger, have lots of fun! I love the mini album and the case and your upcycled beer mate is lovely too! Have a great week! Tracey x

Jan said...

How cute is that project?? Love this!

Heather said...

GORGEOUS projects!

craftytrog said...

Everything to hand as usual I see Linda! Hope that's not the case you're taking to Ranger U! I definitely won't fit in there!! It looks fabulous though!
Alison xx (I escaped btw) :)

Darcy said...

great little wish book and the case is fabby! Shame you didn't get much sleep, but the fish supper sounds well worth it.

Pam said...

Hee! Hee! I'm so glad I have been of some use to you this week!!!! Hugs Pam x

kelly said...

OMG your project is amazing and i love the cute little case x

Kaz said...

Oooo now that's a huge tote bag!! desk is looking lovely and busy and I love the case and booky thing xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh your luggage. Wondrous. Your desk -inspiring..I particularly like our similar need for more than one pair of scissors,more than pne bottle of GA and despite my inability to do TH type stuff, my collection of refill inks probably rivals yours!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous art hun and sorry I haven't been by in a while...moving, rashes, fingers, water meters..you know the score ROFL...as for the fish...are you sure it was only 20 metres long? Only, I had one from there once and it was 22.46 metres long...I measured it with my scissors and a screwdriver PMSL...am going mad, honestly, who would use scissors and a screwdriver when a perfectly good tool would be available!! Hugs hun and sorry to hear about Johns Shift...hope all is ok now xxx

Ikki said...

More inspiring projects - I'm so impressed that I'm going to try the beer mats (if I can get some from the pub). ikki x

kayc said...

Lovely busy desk. Love the suitcase! Happy crafting! Kathleen x

Shirl said...

Really impressive projects...and your workspace in mid creative flow...looking forward to it.

flutterbycrafter said...

Just love that case and the little book, fabulous.

Spyder said...

It's really hard to blog everyday at the same time, but somewhere in the world it's the right time! Love your crafty space and all your 'things!'
(lyn)

Angelnorth said...

You have a sat nav called Valerie? Presumably no Blue Peter badge for her then! (are you the right age for that to make sense?!). Great projects, love your dinky ATC book and its case!

Tracy Evans said...

Your projects are delightful, and I absolutely love that Zutter case, I need one of those, think I will have a hunt after I've checked out everyone's desk that is. Great stash you have on that desk too. Tracy Evans x x

Lynne said...

Love all your projects, but that little case is fabby! Wish I had your organised workspace. Thanks for the snoop. Lynne xx

Rosie said...

I'm loving the closer views of your projects - especially the one in the little suitcase, what a fab idea!!

Jenny said...

I love the suitcase! Your workdesk looks very busy :) Hope there aren't any volcano's plotting! *lol* xxx

Linby said...

ooh that little suitcase and wish book are so devine - I LOVE them.
Linbyx

Angie said...

I love everything you do but the suitcase and wish book is .....well ... fandabbydozie. I have used so many words to praise your work ...I just had to find a new one lol

Alix said...

oooh i like that album in the case even more than the last one!
and umm...did you say you were going somewhere, hon?
*scratches head*
ps...if you pop over to my space...you might even see Tim...you know...he who can make Linda gasp from the other side of the Pacific with only a hitch fastener and a clean pair of pants ;0) pml

airing cupboard crafts said...

Linda your beer mat is stunning!! Your wish book and case well wow I don't know what to say I am speechless they are absoloutley beautiful x

Pascale said...

Loving each and every project and I love your craft area it looks so loved hugs Pascale

Twiglet said...

Great blog from your very busy desk today - love all those little mats hanging up and the red box/book - so clever. Now how about a few map reading lessons!!!!

secret scrapbooker said...

Linda, I love your makes and your craft space....is that a flowery hammer i see?
Kate xx

Claireliz said...

Are you by any chance going to Ranger U? you haven't mentioned it before lol
I sooo lurve your craft room Linda & I have all the boys (AKA DH's mates) pinching beer mats from up & down the country
x

LadyBug said...

Masses of scrummy stuff to see here!! although I think we might need a close up of your desk to get a real good look :)

Sarah said...

Loving that little red case. And your desk always makes me want to rummage around.

Jane said...

WOW how cute is that little book and case!!!
The wee case makes me think of Paddington bear!

TinaB said...

They are all amazing! Love the little case xx

Foil Play said...

Your wish book and case is just beautiful :-)

Mummylade said...

wow, stunning suitcase!

voodoo vixen said...

I know exactly what you mean about not blogging daily... its particularly difficult if someone steals a couple of the days without telling you! Loving the wee suitcase... I have a white one that requires some TLC... (how did you get rid of the awful mothball smell... I had to put a couple of those dryer cloths in mine for about 23 months)!!

Tracey said...

Wow, love that case my fave colour is red, need a bigger pic of your desk Linda can't nosey enough lol.
x

Penni said...

Lovely projects

Hugs
Penni
X

Maz said...

Hee hee - I like that your craft space is a cluttered as mine! Love your beer mats... x

Kay said...

Ranger U? You haven't mentioned that before! What a suprise! x

Julie said...

Blown away by your little book in it's very own carry case - fabby!!! Juliex

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Srummy book...It looks soooo cute!!

xx

kath said...

love all your creations linda and hey any space in your suitcase..I can curl up real small...how green am I that you are going to Ranger U...I've come over all faint just at the thought...hugs kath xxxx

Sid said...

Brilliant suitacase Linda !

Caroline and Jayne said...

I just love the book in a case x
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Debi said...

Awesome project!!! You are getting better and better!

Rachel said...

I'm now totally consumed with the thought of fish & chips. I haven't had it in forever and you've made me want some very, very badly. Of course, being in NYC makes that a little hard to do!

Now, is the suitcase shown the one you're taking to Ranger U? Just wondering!

KAT said...

Congrats on going to Ranger U - now that is my dream!!!!

Jennie said...

Fish and chips.. yummy! that big?????? lol
Have fun at the weekend, and say hi to my friend Sulie for me..tell her I will see her Monday! lol
xxx

Yvonne said...

Not much to see, I can see plenty here!
Loving the colours too .. so many pretty colours, just makes you want to go and play

Debbie said...

Stunning creations Linda and I love you fab workspace too.
Hugs
Debbie x

Sue said...

Wow what beautiful creations, your work is truly inspirational; Now it's only 8.00 oclock a.m. and I'm thinking and drooling of fish and chips!!! Is that wrong? Happy Crafting to you, Sue xx

Diana said...

Your desk reminds me of mine. Everything right at your finger tips but a cutting-mat sized space clear to do the actual *work*.
I love how you have all your storage set up right there next to you.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Eventually got here. Mr Blogger is playing me up. WOW your desk looks fun and I really wanna come and look at all the beer mats. They are stunning.
Hee Hee our Chip shop is the same, but only do large fish and chips. WOW very filling! Hope you have got more sleep over the last 2 nites. Hazelxox

Deb said...

Your creations are just stunning and thanks, i now have a yearning for good old English fish and chips....impossible to find here of course! hugs debx

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Darling sorry I'm late I have been having such problems getting on the blogs , its seems blogger doesn't like me much these days
Anyway I'm here now and your desk is looking great and very productive too
Thanks for singing Happy birthday to me sweetie x
Hugs Susie xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Linda, thanks for your really funny comments, you did make me chuckle, lol! I love your Wish album, wowee its fantastic. I have been meaning to get inspired and make one, thanks for the inspiration! hugs Heidi xx

Bee said...

Beautiful projects Linda, and love your organised desk.

xx

Julia said...

What a stunning Minibook in a case, all your projects are amazing, your blog is always stunning. Jay xx

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The Inky Minx said...

Mess... No mess...as long as the creativeness is there who cares what the place looks like.. and as you are sooooo creative your place can be as messy as ya like lol *big bear squeeze*

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Sue from Oregon said...

a little late this week but had to stop in a say hello! thanks for the peek!

Patrice said...

Love those projects, really cute!

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Tonje said...

Great projects you have created. Thanks for having a peek at your workspace as well. Have a great weekend!

kes said...

I love your desk and your line up...I, like you have a hubbie who is exact with everything where as i have an eye for crafty quirky things x

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