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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW #150 - Tools of the Trade

Ah yes - that day is here yet again and thanks to Julia we can have a peek into the workings of a crafter and their desks! Here is my trusty Cuttlebug which is quite happy to cut Sizzix Bigz dies, Quickutz, Nesties and the like. My Fiskars paper trimmer one of my first purchases all those years ago, along with my cutting mat. My glasses which I can't seem to do without these days! Oh and my green laptop with my Altered Book on top. My Cuttlebug and Laptop have to do a change of positions every time I need to do some diecutting.
I'm currently doing a scrapbook page and have actually made my own backing paper this time. Old Paper Stain to cover the white cardstock, inking and stamping a bit of grunge. It's geting there, still needs sticking down though. Thanks for stopping by, BJ.

40 comments:

Joanne said...

I absolutely adore that scrapbook page. Love the colours.
Hugs Joanne xx

kath said...

one bug ready to go to work...loving your LO ...happy WOYWW hugs Kath (25) xxx

Karen said...

That scrapbook page is gorgeous, I especially love how you have made the backing paper, it looks fab :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh the layout is lovely - you sound like me I spend hours hesitating before I finally commit to sticking down! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Helen said...

What a beautiful page!! Happy WOYWW, Helen 10

MrsC.x said...

gorgeous scrap book page

tfs Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.x #41 xx

SophieNewton said...

Stunning layout, I love the flowers, so beautiful
Sophie x
no.57

Suzanne said...

Lovely page, I think the colours you've chosen to go with the green in the photos work beautifully. #40

okienurse said...

Great looking desk. I love my Big Shot and just recently bought the electronic one from Tim Holtz but have yet to take it out of the box. I bought it cause it was such a good deal at $150 and will eventually start using it. Have a great week. Vickie #32

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely LOVE that scrapbook page!! It's gorgeous! I seriously need to get tidying my desk up! ! I keep saying that but never seem to get round to it lol

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

Julia S-W said...

Love your scrap page BJ! Hopefully I'll see the real thing soon! How do you keep your desk so tidy?? Mine looks like a bombs hit it!!
Juliaxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your LO, green laptop oooh I like it! Take care & enjoy this WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

Redanne said...

Your layout is lovely, so satisfying to do your own background paper don't you think? Your workspace looks so neat and tidy. Anne #30

Miriam said...

lovely layout

#84

Spyder said...

Fabulous scrap book page and all that done and still a very tidy creafty space! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week!HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) was #56 last time, but it might change!

Julia Dunnit said...

LO is lovely, the grunge level is perfect. Craft Barn and Geocaching...best excuse EVER!!

Hazel said...

Your LO is looking good - love the grunge look - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Danielle said...

I love the inking of the background paper. the layout is looking really good. Dani #104

Lisa said...

Fab space and i love the colour of the original cuttlebug, i did promise myself one then they changed it so i'm stuck with my old sea-blue big shot:D

loving the layout in progression too

Lisa #113
xx

Karen said...

HI BJ, many thanks for stopping by my blog, it really is appreciated. You asked about a RUB? It is an abbreviation for a 'Really Useful Box', often sold in various craft outlets :)

Hugs, Karen xxx

Tertia said...

My craftroom is so small, everything needs to move around (including me)if I want to do anything. LOL
Love the LO and the backing paper is looking great.

Jacqueline said...

Nope! I haven't tidied up as yet!! been on the computer blog hopping most of the morning, spent the afternoon on the phone with the soon to be ex husband and the lawyer regarding the divorce! I have to dye my hair later and tomorrow is jobcentre day... *sighs* ... maybe friday?...lol


Jackie x

Rita said...

What a gorgeous scrapbook page. Your desk is very organised and tidy. Love my vist round at yours. Hugs Rita xxx 55

May said...

Beautiful Layout,love your desk... Have a good week, Hugs May x x No2

Astrid Maclean said...

Your scrapbook page looks great!! Good to hear you are managing to cut Sissix dies in it, I am singularly unsuccessful, no matter what I try. Nesties always worked fine though, it's just the TH dies I can't seem to work....

Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
#26

Ann B said...

Your background is beautiful and makes a great base for the page. I have a Cuttlebug as well and the only thing I don't like about it is the size of the embossing folders - just not big enough for a card front - may treat myself to a Big Shot soon.

Ann B
#39

BumbleVee said...

Tools and gadgets that I haven't a clue about ....but.... I guess I can say the same about those who visit my blog .... all the same... pretty interesting to see what others are doing in the crafting department.....

Vee
#139

Jacqui said...

That page looks great and glad to find another cuttlebug fan Jacqui #119 Scor tape is a strong double sided adhesive tape that comes in a variety of widths from 1/4". It is like red line tape but without the annoying red plastic backing that sticks to everything including your hands - Oyster Stamps stock it as do Crafts U Love but I tend to get mine from USA via Ebay - even with postage it is cheaper - I just look for the cheapest - its called Sookwang too!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great LO!! We go geocaching too, it's good fun and was a way of getting the boys out for a bracing walk!!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

sarahp said...

Great page... I need a new bigshot as it appears Ive over wound mine..oops!! Love the inking of your own backing paper. Looks fab xx thanks for sharing x

Scrappekatten said...

147. Your page willturn out great. LOL

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi BJ, tried to pm you but can't find your email deets anywhere, so will just use this. Thanks for the return visit.... I tried to use 2 B plates on my cuttlebug with TH tattered florals and they just don't cut through properly. I have tried with card stock, paper, a shim, it just does not work. It may be this particular die (I only have one other TH which I have not tried recently), but last time I tried that one it did not work either. I love the TH dies but don't dare to purchase anymore until I either can manage with the bug or invest in a Bigshot. Thanks so much for your offer to help!!

Carolyn Phillips said...

That page looks great.
Carolyn #82

505whimsygirl said...

I really like your scrapbook page!! Very nice on making your own backing paper.

I have a Cuttlebug but haven't used it much. But I will, some day!!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#122

Joynana said...

Love that layout. So pretty. My cuttlebug gets a workout no matter what I am working on. Love it and your space.

Lisa-Jane said...

What a wonderful layout! I love the tattered florals. Happy WOYWW #45

kay said...

fab layout,thanks for sharing
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Gorgeous scrapbook page - good luck with the next ones! I'm rather late looking this week, but you're welcome to pop by my Pen Pot anytime! Deb #128

Queen Of Toys said...

That layout on your page looks fabulous, thanks for sharing your desk.

Eliza #103

scrappyjacky said...

Love that page you are making.