25 August 2010

Just Another Workdesk Wednesday

Lots of stuff going on today. First I was having a play with my new toy earlier. I got this Martha Stewart punch and stamp set. The stamps slot into the top of the punch for storage and the punch matches the stamp design so you can stamp and then punch out the shapes.
It's quite a clever idea but I'm not 100% satisfied with it. After I had a play I worked out that it's easier to punch out the shapes first and then stamp over them. I tried the instructions on the packet and found it too fiddly to match up the punch to the stamped image. The stamps aren't the best quality in the world so I probably won't use them that much.
I did make a garland I think is really pretty using the punched shapes and a vintage thesaurus. All you do is just pop punched out shapes under your sewing machine foot as you sew, it's quite fun. :)
I think I'll make another one and incorporate some other bits and pieces in it, maybe some vintage postage stamps.
Other desky things I'm up to today is getting the design teams kits ready to send out. These are card making kits, I've just got the ribbon matching up to do.
These papers are lovely I will defo recommend them. They're a mix up of My Minds Eye 'Alphabet Soup' and Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness'. The Alphabet soup papers came in two designs, boy and girl but I went with the boy ones because they're not totally boyish they're actually quite neutral I think. They've got a lovely vintagey circus thing going on which I'm loving at the mo.
I added the little robots too, I think they're really cute!
Well that's almost it just got one more thing - the brooch draw from last weeks workdesk Wednesday - if your name is Rachel M and you love lime green I've got a brooch for you....
Mail me your addy at enquiries@craftyprincess.co.uk and I'll pop it in the post for you.

Happy crafting guys, whatever you're up to today! You can carry on your Workdesk Wednesday fun on Julia's blog here, http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/
xx Leo


Cheryl said...

oh wow hun,love what you have done with the butterflies I agree with you too its best to cut out first then stamp but not often i use them either,beautiful set of papers,some of my favs,there,love that brooch too so clever hugs cheryl xx

Linby said...

uhm I wondered about the stamps in the MS punch - keep being tempted by the cupcake one but perhaps not now I have read this. Not sure I would be adept enough to punch and sew!!! but the effect is fab.

Susan Allan said...

I love your garland, so delicate and pretty. I got some MS lace punches which came with a some stamps. The punches are great but the stamps are not the best, I agree.

I like your blog and will be back.
take care.
Sue xxx

Sue said...

Hi Ya
i have that punch took me forever to get to the butterflies! lol, luv the papers, will add to me msut have list! lol,have great day, happy WOYWW,sue,x

Andria said...

I do love your garland your very clever to be able to sew and punch at the same time, it looks brilliant.

Andria said...

I do love your garland your very clever to be able to sew and punch at the same time, it looks brilliant.

Candace said...

Lovely goodies and that garland is gorgeous.

I was thinking of getting the ms punch but having heard what you said I don't think I will. MS products are usually so good

Thanks for sharing hugs Candace

{ Emma } said...

Ooohhhh those butterflies are so pretty. Such a shame the punch/stamp wasn't what you were hoping for.


Rachel M said...

Thank you so much Leo it's gorgeous! I can't wait to wear it!


Sue from Oregon said...

First...you have to tell me what cinder toffee is! Sounds yummy! Loved the peek at your desk this week and had to laugh...I just bought some of the very same paper! Lovely stuff!

joey said...

Hiya Leo

lots happening on your desk, love the little garland and fabulous little robots they are sweet


judie said...

such fun going on here at your place

thanks for the snoop

judie xx

Harriet said...

Cute garland . Love the idea. Whoa! i love that brooch.

Wipso said...

What a lovely idea with the little butterflies.
A x

Nancy said...

Love desk and so many cute projects going on. Very cute brooch to I hope Rachel loves it

JoZart said...

Lovely interesting late snoop. Thanks for sharing your desk and lovely flutterbys.
JoZarty x

Carola Bartz said...

I was thinking of taking a butterfly garland like that and use it as a mask on a card while spraying it with Glimmer Mist!

Daniele said...

haven't got any of those punches you end up spending a fortune on them as you want them all

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Leo, thank you, thank you. I have a bird punch with a stamp on top for storage, but didn't know how to use it. Now I know what the stamp is for. I think you are right. The punch would be a bit hard to fiddle with after stamping.

Thank you for the mini tutorial. Sorry I'm late getting here. It was sure worth it, though. Happy belated WOYWW.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab idea with the butterflies, they look fab.

Happy Creating.....sorry i'm a little late!