Wednesday, 25 April 2012


We were at a funeral this morning and somehow the afternoon got frittered away, so I'm quite late in the day adding my post for WOYWW 151, the wonderful weekly opportunity for us to show our workspace and to have a look at everyone else's run by the wonderful Julia. I so enjoyed visiting everyone last week. I hope to be able to get round as many as possible this week.

So here is my space to the left of where I sit - a box of Christmas papers that are always nearby, one of my many boxes of ribbons, a box of ready stamped images, brads, sentiments, a stamp that should have been put way, a pack of skeleton leaves (not sure why they are there or why I bought them recently as I still have some tucked away from years ago). The Creative expressions masks were bought with a Joanna Sheen voucher that I won a while ago for a Rainbow Lady challenge.

To the right of where I sit there is a box of an Anna Griffin engraved botanica kit that I bought from QVC last week - just I gave in to the temptation again, but my excuse is that I make a load of cards to sell for charity and sometimes I need to make some quick ones. On top of the box are magazine papers and stamps waiting for more inspiration. You can also see some lovely Prima roses that I received yesterday as a prize from the Let's Craft & Create challenge and also a set of Aster flower topper shapeabilities that I bought with another Joanna Sheen voucher, this time won for a challenge on The crafty pad. Lurking in front are some images ready to be used.

I thought I'd also show the pull out drawers that are inside the cupboard to my right - very handy. They were built in originally to house a printer and my craft robo, but my robo was replaced with the cricut which now sits on top and my printer is now wireless, so is over the other side of the room out of the way.

And this is the keyboard shelf that pulls out where I sit - I don't use it for a keyboard, so it's so handy to house all those bits and pieces that then get pushed out of the way.

Sorry, this turned into a longer post than I intended!

I'm so grateful for all the visitors I had last week. Thank you to everyone who visits and leaves comments - I do so appreciate it.


  1. I always like looking at your workspace Hazel. It is so lovely and organised, how I like mine really. You make so many cards each week, I guess you need to know where everything is. I especially like your pots of pens. I have finally bought the last lot of Copic ciao markers so I have the whole set now and I have sorted them all into number order. It gives me as much pleasure to see them like that as it does to use them! Kate x 170

  2. I am another one who likes organisation on my desk like Kate. So thinks week my desk looks like it belongs to somebody else.
    Lynn 31
    One I Made Earlier Today

  3. great looking crafting area! I agree with needing the stuff for making cards fast. BTW I saw all the cards you posted yesterday? or the day before. You really do make a lot of gorgeous cards to sell and give away! Have a great week and thanks for commenting on my blog! Vickie #41

  4. Great crafty desk Hazel, love those masks and so many flowers... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x No10

  5. Ahhh I just found a stash of skeleton leaves as well! Wonderful peak at your desk!
    Happy WOYWW

  6. Such a great idea to use those pull out shelves, easy access.Lovely space to craft in Hazel and lots of lovely stash too.. you look really organised,
    thanks for popping in on me,
    Love joZarty x

  7. Not surprised at all that you gave in and bought Anna Griffin stuff and it is great for making quick cards. You have an amazing craft space with everything in it's place - it is so nice. Thanks for visiting me earlier. Happy WOYWW, Anne #61

  8. like your space! I do the same with my keyboard drawer :)

  9. love those masks! happy woyww!

  10. Hazel,

    Love those masks you have there, I havn't seen them before, hmmm pity I cant see more. You have a super place to craft in and make lovely cards, such a pleasure to see.

    Thanks for popping by my desk and leaving a comment.

    Till next time
    Eliza #26

  11. Thanks for coming by to visit me! (184) I enjoyed your post and now wish I had a keyboard pullout on my desk - brilliant use for it! And congrats on winning such lovely challenges!

  12. Nice busy space there - congratulations on the win and I have some of those masks too - they are great fun to play with arent they. Thanks for visiting me.

  13. Looking very organised there. Everything has a place. Do I spy new TH stencils??
    Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


  14. Hi, Thanks for visiting me, I have since posted a better photo on my Layout btw. Gosh you seem to have everything everywhere - LOL. Hope you are liking your Anna Griffin kit, it looked good on screen, did you plump for the Christmas one too? BJ#51

  15. LOVE the use of your pull out keyboard shelf - much better than what it was intended for!!
    HUgs, LLJ #33 xx

  16. Thanks for the mini tour!! It looks like you're surrounded with all sorts of fun goodies!!!!

    Thanks for taking a peek at my space this week too. I'm glad you liked the organizer!!

    Amy E. #24

  17. Great crafty area Hazel with lots of fab crafty bits to have fun playing with :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Hugs, Karen #75

  18. You look to be a very organised crafter :-)
    A x #38
    ps thanks for calling in on me x

  19. That's a busy desk Hazel and so much to see. I have a thing about masks at present so I would love the ones on your desk this week.

    Thanks for visiting yesterday. I'm doing a bit of catching up this morning as it is a very rainy day.

    Ann B

  20. I like the keyboard shelf and it would always make you desk look tidy!! Sandra #17

  21. Wow what a lot of stuff Hazel.
    I've got such a long way to go with my collecting. I'm taking it slowly though so I don't frighten my mojo away. He went AWOL for 12 years so I'm a little nervous in case he decides to do it again!
    Have fun...enjoy WOYWW ;D
    Neesie #45

  22. You have a wonderfully organized desk! Am jealous!

    first-time in WOYWW

  23. What a well organised space! I have some of those masks that you have there but guess what, I still haven't used them and I've had them since September Ally Pally! #36

  24. Great space for playing and love using the keyboard and shoving out of the way. Thank for the visit. #58

  25. Congratulations on all your wins - can't go wrong with vouchers as you can choose what you like. I saw the Anna Griffin TSV on QVC but resisted for once! I do love all her stuff, especially her stamps.

    You're making fab use of that desk, love the keyboard tray pull out idea. I had to laugh though as when I first read your post I thought you said you kept your 'craft robe' in the cupboard and had visions of you sitting at your desk in a fancy crafting robe - lol. I really must slow down when reading and typing.

    Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week x
    WoYwW # 28

  26. How many tins of flowers?!!! How lovely to have prize vouchers to buy new stash with, very happy mail!

  27. lots of stuff going on here. loving the tim masks I have several of those they are great.
    thanks for the snoop
    janet #29

  28. Hello Hazel and thanks for visiting me. You look well organised- must admit I like to be but sometimes things get a bit out of hand. I have a keyboard pull out shelf on my desk- very handy. thanks for sharing. Anne x

  29. you're far too organised Hazel maybe I should come by and take some lessons.

  30. Fab working space , i bet your just itching to use those stencils . Happy Crafting Jill #62

  31. Super desk pics, love your cupboard with your flowers in! Don't blame you that Anna Griffin set looks lovely. Take care, hope you enjoy this week's WOYWW, have been snooping in shifts but I'm getting there! Zo xx 77

  32. A place to create...what a blessing! Yours is super! Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa #93

  33. Fancy coming and organising me? Great crafting space and lovely stash, thanks for popping over to my space too, happy crafting and have a super weekend.

  34. Love your space and the way you got it organized, lol, are we ever really organized.........hehehehe
    Two things caught me eye , those gear looking thingys( sorry not sure what they are) and then those copics, lol, would love to have that many, enjoy!!
    lotsa luv #192

  35. I've just enjoyed my few minutes looking through your post. Thanks for sharing all on your desk.
    What a lot of wins you had! Fab!
    Sorry I am so late - you will see why in my next WOYWW posting. Thanks for visiting and for sharing. Hugs, Neet #3 xx
    ps last call for my blog candy - closes tomorrow

  36. What a lovely organised space you have. I love your use of the keyboard shelf! Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting too. Liz at 194x .

  37. You have a great crafty space there! And lots of yummy stash and tools! I especially love the boxes of flowers in the cupboard shelves!!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier!
    xoxo Karen

  38. What a craftily organized workspace! Yeah for slide outs, huh? :)
    I had to install one under my paper crafting surface last year and I love's not a far from the top as yours is so I can only put thinner stuff on it but that means it works well for the little bits of paper and stuff that get lost else where, oh and the clear stamps fit there, too. Anyways, thanks for stopping by and checking out my sewing cabinet. I'm sure I'll put up pics of my craft room this week and I look forward to see what's on your desk again! ~Deeyll

  39. I am in love with your pull-outs!!! And your stencils! I LOVE stencils!!!!!!

  40. Love all the photos you shared! My area's such a mess, I can't even get to all the cubby holes! lol

    Thank you so much for stopping by a couple of weeks ago. I'm catching up on my WOYWW comments...

    Have a wonderful weekend!



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