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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

WOYWW




Hi all you WOYWW'ers.
I was having a lovely evening trying out a new technique of making my own metal flowers which you punch out, emboss with a cuttlebug to add texture and then distress with TH distress inks. Then bend into shape and add a centre, brad, beads, gems etc.
Well as you can see I only got so far as punching out the shapes (didn't even get my cuttlebug out), when I heard the familiar voice of:"mummy, can you help me with my homework - it HAS to be in tomorrow!) Of course, this was being asked 20 minutes before her bedtime!!! So that was the end of last nights "new technique" - Oh well - will have to come back to it tomorrow night! It's just you know, when you're really on a roll and want to get on... - (but then that's what mum's are for, I suppose).
You may also just be able to see some lovely new stamps, part of a LOAD of lovely craft stash I got for Mother's Day. Oh, and also a notebook - which holds ALL my favourite sites, tutorial's, passwords etc!!!! (I thought I'd lost it and was getting in a real panic, but thankfully I found it under a load of Craft magazine's I'd been reading!!!

Have a great Wednesday, be sure to pop over to Julia's blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/

55 comments:

sasa said...

Glad you found that notebook! Hope you can return to your blooms!

Helen said...

I am sure they will be gorgeous when you get time to do more!

jude said...

hope you get chance to finish your flowers today.so glad not just my daughter that does that!Happy Creative Wednseday
hugs judex 9

Rebekah said...

What interesting flowers bet they turn out fab! Happy WOYWW hugs Rebekah xx (63)

Neil said...

Your flowers will be good when finished, i'm sure. Glad you found your book. Looks like you have loads of lovely stash!
Neil (80)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Nifty - I'll look forward to seeing the finished flowers. I always worry about shredded fingers :) I just had to click because the blog name (Cauliflower Cupcakes??) was just so left field it made me go HUH?!)

Mary Anne

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Just to reply to your comment - I make a mean fruitcake that uses a can of tomato soup and brownies with mayonnaise in then, as well as the more common zucchini bread o cauliflower cupcakes are so strange. It's just the image in my head of cupcakes with little cauli treetops growing out of them LOL!

Mary Anne

MvM-design said...

Looks like a very creative desk!!
Hope to see a close up of your flowers!?

Happy Wednesday ;-)

Greets Marleen

Karen said...

I love the creative desk. I hope you get chance to finish your flowers today and I look forward to seeing the end result, they sound like they will look fab!
Have a lovely WOYWW,
Karen #107

Elaine Harding said...

Can't wait to see the finished result! That scenario brought back memories! Mine are all grown up with kiddies of their own!

JoZart said...

Hope you get back to the golden flowers... I think they are for the royal wedding myself!!
Thanks so much for looking for BaxterMk3 .. .don't stop, just in case! We're still hoping as it will be for 2 years that she will need treatment and Mk! is in a sorry state so it won't take long for Mk2 to follow.
joZarty x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Hope you get some time to try your new technique soon . What do you want to make with these flowers?
Thank you for visiting my blog.
xFranka

Caroline Hallett said...

lovely metal flowers - I am playing with them too! Thanks for Sharing and hope you have a happy WOYWW. Caroline (No 31 x)

Roban Studio said...

I hope your daughter gets an A+ on her homework. Enjoy this time, it goes by in the blink of an eye. Your flowers will be beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful desk. Happy WOYWW ~ Rhonda :-)

Pam said...

Kids don't you just love them, so glad mine are past asking for homework. My daughter is just diving us mad with her uni talk, she has about 50 brochures she brought home today and now its talk of gap years and experience teaching abroad in the summer! Love the flowers. Hugs Pam x

Anne said...

Lots of great stash in your workspace Rebecca !! Look forward to seeing the finished flowers with the new techniques
ANNE X

Jane said...

Oooo you have loads of lovely goodies on your desk!!
Thanks for coming and visiting me!x

Terry and Shirley SU said...

My son is always saving some bit of homework he needs help with right before bedtime, so your post made me laugh. I love the jars in your work area! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Terry #38
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com AND http://alacardmonkey.blogspot.com

Terry and Shirley SU said...

I forgot to say that I'm following you now!

Terry

triciasconfetti said...

Thought you had been emptying your piggy bank when i first cliicked into your blog but I can see now its a few flowers. Bet they will look stunning when you have finished them. I love the things you can do with metal.
x tricia ( 84)

Carola Bartz said...

Just rest assured that you are not alone in this! We have had that homework thing from time to time as well - fortunately, not too often.

Jingle said...

Oh, this all looks so gorgeous!

Sheena said...

The flower's look (so far!) and sound like they'll be lush!

Thanks for stopping at my blog, my desks are usually a lot messier than that, in fact, you should see them now! lol
And I rarely leave that room, and when I'm not in it, I'm thinking of all I could be doing in it!

Sheena
woyww #101
xxx

Mrs A. said...

Hope you get 10 out of 10 for the homework and that it wasn't Algebra. Look forward to seeing the completed metal flowers.
Hugs Mrs A. #67

Clare /aka/ Mummushka said...

Ahh, the joys of Motherhood! This is why we have 'Mother's Day' so our wee ones can thank us for 'Dropping' everything to help them out. Good Mumma.
Oh congrats on the three blog awards!!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thanks for stopping by and I do love the comments. I'll be interested in seeing your finished "blooms".

RosA said...

I LOVE all those pretty storage jars ... how nice to look at while you are at your desk! And I spy some Glimmer Chips - they're great, aren't they?

Jana said...

Your desk looks like a creative wonderland. I love all the jars you have on the shelf. All your new toys are just inviting me to come and play. Those flowers are fantastic so far, can't wait to see the finished beauties.

Susan said...

The joys of motherhood! Miss 5 is on her third day at home sick! At least I got to go to work yesterday. Not that I got a break from the kids... I am a teacher so instead of 2 I had 25 of them!
Can't wait to see your finished flowers!
Susan xxox #71 http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, I love the look of the metal flowers... but I have to ask what you used to punch them out with? I hope you show them finished and embossed!

karen said...

Your flowers have me intrigued! Can't wait to see the finished result! And I love the assortment of jars you have there!
Glad you found your notebook!
Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo Karen

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

mm we do scare ourselves with our vague putting stuff down and putting more on top dont we.. I do this far too often.. well done on starting to the metal flowers and yes they will get done those little ones will be grown up far too soon you know and not needing you so enjoy it while you can!thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x #25

Neet said...

Those flowers sound mighty interesting and yes, I know what you mean about being interrupted when on a roll.
Lucky you getting lovely stamping stash for Mother's Day - what a lovely family you have.
Hugs Neet

Lulabelle said...

Lots of lovely stuff on your desk!
Thanks for sharing

April said...

How to lovely to get some crafty stash for Mother's Day! would love to see how you get on with the new metal flowers technique when you get chance! Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

WooT! A Treasure Trove For Sure! Hope you get time to play more today:)

Sam said...

Glad you found your book! I would be lost without mine! Loving your flowers - looking forward to seeing them finished.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Ooh . . . Mother's Day stash . . . how lovely! Nice creative desk you have there.
Hugs, Sandra (No. 66)

Di said...

Hiya - I NEED to see those finished flowers! You were a much loved Mum on Mothers Day...and someone was watching over to make sure you found your precious notebook. Have just spotted that you're also a Virgo - I wish I could live up to be organised all the time but that's life :)
Thanks so much for calling by and commenting! Di x #89

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Have fun with the flowers. Lots of great goodies on your desk. You must celebrate Mothers Day early where you are? USA has it May 8th. Glad you found your journal!! I hate panic. And yes enjoy that homework, someday you'll wish someone would be there to ask questions!!!!

butlersabroad said...

Really wonderful goodies you've got there. Those flowers will keep, being a mum is important, one day she won't be calling out for you to help!! Kids, eh! Bet the flowers will look great though when you get them done.

Hugs
Brenda 98

Di said...

It's Di again! Just realised you asked about the tiered wire stand and what I use it for. Shame on me, it's a bit of a dumping ground - but you've made me think it could hold some more of my most used stamps! It can't hold quite small things as they fall through - my little easels for putting cards on to photograph do live in there as well but am gonna try the punches! You gave me a Eureka moment! Di x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Cant wait to see what you do with your flowers there....
Lovely work area... looks like loads of fun going on!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Those flowers are going to turn out scrumptious and you'll be able to make many wonderful projects out of it, I'm sure! Glad you found your notebook, I lose lots of stuff onlt to find them under the piles of magazines and papers in my room!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sue from Oregon said...

I keep saying I am going to begin such a notebook too!!! Great idea!

Cardarian said...

Love your desk....so much stuff to look at...well I think it is impossible for a mummy not to "hear" a child asking for help even though it is a very "late" asking! Hope that you can eventually get back to those flowers!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Angelfish said...

The flowers look cool, look forward to seeing the finished article:)
Fiona x

Bugged Designs said...

Ooooh, the flower idea sounds lovely - hope you get a chance to finish trying it! Thanks for popping by my blog (didn't win the lottery!)

Jenn said...

I would love to see how these turned out! I am a new follower. Come over and follow my blog too!!

http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, those metal flowers already look great! what kind of metal do you use?

lisa said...

Being a Mum has to come first!!! I've read on to see what you did with your metal flowers, see there are some advantages to being so late in doing the WOYWW rounds. They look stunning and I will definitely be trying them out!
Thanks for your lovely comments. My crackle background is doing with matt emulsion paint and PVA glue. It's really easy. Paint a dark coloured matt emulsion first (tester pots are great), dry and cover with slightly watered down pva glue (cheap stuff is fine) dry until clear and then cover with a light matt emulsion and when you dry with your heat gun it crackles. (Don't put the heat gun too close otherwise it bubbles the paint)
Hugs Lisax

KanataNewf said...

Those flowers you were working on turned out very nicely! Your desk looks like a great place to create!

Sheena #87

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hope you can get your flowers done and show them to us on the next WOYWW. So glad your notebook came out of hiding. #114

Elizabeth said...

That's kids for you! Like Lisa I've taken advantage of doing the rounds late and peeped at your next post and love the flower tutorial - it must have been a marathon job making all those flowers but they are terrific. Hope your weekend was a good one. Elizabeth x #108

Spyder said...

I hate it when you lose passwords! Luckily my computer knows most of mine. Those flowers do look rather good. I've cut some out of an (empty) glue tube, but didn't do any inking, might try that! Happy very late WOYWW ((Lyn))