Wednesday, 10 September 2014

WOYWW 275


Having returned to WOYWW last week, here I am again (I feel the addiction creeping back already!). I enjoyed visiting other workspaces and thank everyone for visiting me and for leaving me comments. So here I am for WOYWW 275 - if you don't know what I'm talking about, click on the link and see Julia's post and then have a nosey at the other workspaces that are shared.

Last week I shared pictures that showed me accommodating my new toy, the Scan n Cut and later in the day I made a card that I linked to.

I shared that I had a bit of a dilemma because I have several DT designs to get on with and also need to sort a lot of my craft stuff. I admit that I was tempted to get on and play with the Scan n Cut, but I disciplined myself to get on with other things. I even did some sorting yesterday afternoon. It was a lovely day, so I took some boxed of stamps up to the summerhouse and did some sorting. A while ago I bought a box which is meant for gardeners to use, but I thought it would be just right to house small stamps in different categories. This is as far as I've got - thinking I might put some of the smaller ones on to uniform pieces of card to make it all look neat .... but I doubt I'll get round to doing that! Not sure yet where it will live - just perched here for the photo:



So, back to the Scan n Cut - last night I decided to have a look at Birds Cards where there are loads of free svg files that can then be converted to suitable files for the Scan n Cut using Scan n Cut canvas.

I downloaded a lattice file and cut - probably not the best to start with, because it's very fiddly to get all the bits off the mat, but hey ho!  It's 7 x 7, so I intend to use it on an 8 x 8 card ... but I'm not sure how or what for! Think I might make something to go under it using my gelli plate with acrylic paint or distress ink, but haven't decided yet.


This is what was left behind on the mat (poor picture because it was taken late last night):


Think I need to stop playing for a while and get back to doing things that need to be done. Watch this space!

Oh, and this is a picture of the workspace to the left of where I sit - thought I'd include it for those who think that I'm always neat and tidy!


45 comments:

  1. Hello Hazel. Great shots of your space. I love that wooden box with all those stamps in. It looks just right as it is, and such a great use for it. Gorgeous lattice - well done for being so bold with your first play. Do I spot a certain amount of the left shove principle on your desk? SO relieved if I do....
    Thanks for visiting already and for your kind comments. Glad you like the dress - I'm pleased with that card, too, considering how quick it was to make, it seems very effective. When making nearly 300 cards, I can't make them all different - but hopefully I will get on to some more complex ones soon...
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

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  2. The scan and Cut looks like it does an amazing job. I think we all have a little corner of bits and pieces.
    Sandra de @26

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  3. Thanks for popping over to mine and for your lovely comments.
    So lovely to see new toys and to see what you do with them....that looks to have real potential :- ) have fun.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 31

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  4. I love the gardening box for stamps idea! I'll have to look for one of those! Lindsay #65

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  5. That is some serious organization! Love that box! Your side desk looks a lot like mine when I am working too! Thanks for the visit today! Have a fab day! Winnie #48

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  6. I like your coaster in the last pic! As a confirmed tea addict, that made me smile :-)
    The lattice is amazing, I bet you'll use it for all sorts of things. But my fav thing on your post? That gorgeous wooden box you've sorted your stuff into. That is very nice indeed!
    HUgs, LLJ 30 xx

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  7. Your gardening box is a pretty cool stamp holder! Are you going to leave it plain or decorate it? And the lattice is amazing! I have issues with my Cricut mat with the itty bitty pieces. Love your busy desk! Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping by!
    Carol N #64

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  8. What a great idea for stamp storage and what a tricky cut to start things off with the scan n cut. You need a scraper to get all of those bits off super fast. Have creative fun and thanks for visiting.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda
    Happy WOYWW

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  9. It's not untidy, it's lived in! That looks like some fun play going on, and that's an impressive collection of pens. Great storage idea, BTW. Have a lovely week, Chris # 34

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  10. I see you have a cricut as well as the scan n cut...would you offer your views on the two machines? I love boxes and that one work well for those stamps. Be well ~ Carole #71

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  11. Hazel that box looks fantastic and perhaps if you just to one or two of them a day it will all be the way you want it in no time
    Hugs Nikki 8

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  12. Hi Hazel!
    Thanks for visiting me. You have plenty going on. So hard to not play with new toys but I get the discipline thing. Just make sure to allow yourself some play time ;-) Or maybe incorporate that new toy into one of the DT projects ;-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #67

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  13. You have a great work space. I like that gardening box idea, all your markers and storage. That lattice look great. #56

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  14. Hazel, I did have a giggle when I got to the photo of the left of your desk:)

    Loving the storage. At the moment I have loads of empty storage things, but not sure what to put in them and then where to put them:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue 36

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  15. The scan and cut looks amazing - I love the lattice work you cut out - I think I would weave ribbons and flowers through it, as I love climbing flowers! Thanks so much for stopping by my desk earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #42

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  16. That tray on your desk is a great way of storing your stamps & must be easy to lay your hands on any stamp quickly. Thanks for dropping by earlier Hazel .Jill #17

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  17. Hi Hazel, Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment.
    Your box looks very useful. I reckon it's a box to put seed bags in. What a good idea!
    I'm glad you've been able to play with your scan 'n cut machine. If it can do something as intricate as that lattice, I'm sure it can tackle anything.

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  18. Just forgot to add my number: Lisca#40
    (You can see I'm a newbie!)

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  19. Hazel, you have some awesome arty toys, you lucky lady! How fun!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww-you're right, it really is addicting, and I miss it when I can't play along.

    (The stamped chairs are my favorites, too! All the fabric is a little different, but still with the alphabet and teal.)

    :)trisha
    #72 this week

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  20. Now you have all that confetti left over from your lattice cut out. :-) Hope you find more time to play!

    Thanks for for the blog visit and the comments earlier.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #23

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  21. Oh, I love that box you found for your stamps!! The lattice you cut looks great - now you just have to find something to do with it, as you say! Thanks for the visit. Helen 6

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  22. thanks for your earlier visit. looks like you are having a great time with the scan and cut and im sure we will see a fab project with the lattice.As for the gardening box love it... perfect fit for small stamps.Thanks for sharing your crafty space and I enjoyed seeing your fabulous pen collection. Have great week ahead Andrea #18

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  23. Hi Hazel, love that lattice cut, wonder what you will do with it ... the wooden box is a great idea, practical and it looks good too. Good luck with all your sorting and crafting :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #57

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  24. Love your gardening box and the lattice work is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
    Glenda #52

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  25. Love the oganisation of the stamps and the pens look great and very easy to access.
    I recognise the free gift on your table, I have that too but haven't used it yet.
    Thanks for visiting me and have a great week crafting, Angela x

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  26. You had me worried there for a minute, so neat and tidy. Then the picture of the messy end of the desk put me at ease :)
    Love the sound of that scan and cut. Does it only work on paper or can you create stencils for paint as well? The lattice looks really fun. Have a great week,
    Von #39

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  27. Happy WOYWW. I've been absent from WOYWW for awhile but this week I am back. Thanks for dropping by my blog already Hazel. Wow you have loads of cool stuff to play with and I have wanted a scan n cut for ages!!Good for you. Love the gardeners stamp storage too
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #46

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  28. That scan and cut sounds like it would be fun to play with and the possibilities seem endless. I also love you marker collecting and storage unit. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

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  29. Hello, I'm riding in the car and it's dark...so I can't see to read..old eyes and new phone. But love the photos. And I'm going to steal your creative idea. ..I have one at home like it. Thanks for the peak. Roberta 69

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  30. love your messy desk and your marker storage.
    I love my digital cutter- don't know why I waited so long. Have fun
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
    Robyn 22

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  31. hullo Hazel, thanks for sharing your new toy... it has been fun to see you use it and love your really useful box too! thanks for popping over Shaz in Oz.x #13

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  32. Hello and thank you for popping by. Sorry I'm late . Unexpectedly had to look after my granddaughter - a tummy bug so no school! Your new piece of equipment sounds brilliant. Love that box! Anne x #32

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  33. hi Hazel and loving seeing your crafty mess lol and seems u and i are at about the same stage with the scan n cut - i really do think that machine could be aaamazing if there were only more hours in the day have a great day hugs Judith x

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  34. hi Hazel and loving seeing your crafty mess lol and seems u and i are at about the same stage with the scan n cut - i really do think that machine could be aaamazing if there were only more hours in the day have a great day hugs Judith x

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  35. Nice idea for small stamps. I keep organizing then reorganizing then organizing again a different way. No matter how I do it when I want to find something it's never sorted in the way my mind is working THAT DAY! LOL! Liking the look of the S&C but no more room in my room for one. Maybe one day.....

    :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

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  36. Hi Hazel! I love reading about your new toy and how it's going. Please post more of your experiments with it. I ended up being away from the computer so much yesterday, so I'm just now getting around. Have a wonderful week! Sandy Leigh #59

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  37. Thank you for visiting me :)
    Oh my.... I hadn't heard about that machine yet. Now I have looked it up, and I am in love.
    Organizing - it's something we crafters tend to do also a lot it seems. But it can be just as satisfying as crafting :)
    That storage thing for the markers looks great! Once (if, someday) I can have my own hobby room with a lock or old enough kids to not mess with the stuff in it, I want something like that too.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Debbie / Daqa #25

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  38. Thanks for paying my craft room a visit - I can tell you know it won't stay that tidy for long!! Those lattice backgrounds look really good - sounds like a great machine.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Helen x
    (66)

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  39. I hope your share your Scan N Cut secrets. I've been using mine, but want to use it to cut out stamped images. Sometimes the machine recognizes them - sometimes not. If you know any tips or tricks - I would love for you to share. Thank you for your visit earlier. April #74

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  40. Hi Gazel. The final pic of your workspace cracked me up, everything else was about the sorting & tidying! Looks like you'll need toms of magic film so you can use the pretty waste from your scan n cut :-)
    Hugs Debs 38

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  41. Hazel such a lot of great stuff on your page, love the box, brilliant idea, do have fun with the Scan n cut, and so many pens, looks like a shop!
    Thanks for visiting me, we had a great day at the show, bank account is groaning!
    Chris #11

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  42. Have fun playing, love your messy pic! Thanks for visiting me already, am bit slow getting back this week. Take care Zo xx 50

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  43. love the reuse of the gardening box, a great idea.
    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    kyla #8

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  44. It looks like you're having fun with your new Scan & Cut. The garden bin looks like a nice storage solution for stamps. Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW, belatedly. ~ Laura #62

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  45. Oh Hazel, I'm glad your workspace looks a little more like mine than I first thought! Yours always looks so neat and clean so thanks for posting the pic that shows its not always that way!

    Glad you had fun with your new toy! Oh and I love Birds cards! She always has the best files!

    Oh, also, just to let you know, in case you're interested, every Friday on my blog, I publish a list of free cutting files available at various different sites. You can build up quite a collection that way!

    Happy (late) WOYWW
    Amy E. #3
    Scrapthissavethat.com

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