Wednesday, 14 September 2011

What's on You Workdesk Wednesday 14th September 2011

Gosh... a whole week and it has disappeared on me... I have been playing with some large jigsaw pieces that are for a swap... the theme is Alice in Wonderland so that is what is all over my work desk... a big fat mess of Alices!!
Hmmm... they don't look much at the moment, do they?  I have done the paint them with texture paint stage, and the cover with tissue paper stage, and the add Alice printed on tissue paper stage... I am at the sanding all the edges stage then I have to do the flatten like a pancake stage.... then comes the fun bit of actually making them look pretty (hopefully)!!
Speaking of Alice... have you seen the new version of Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton?  You should... it's brilliant!!  Chris and I watched it yesterday in the hope that it would give me that extra inspiration... we will have to wait and see if it worked!! ;)
On my other desk are some of the purchases that I got from my latest trip to the scrap book shop.... I was in search of a Bigshot die of angel wings but they didn't have it! :( 
but they did have the umbrella man and the tattered florals die and they just fell into my basket!!  Can't wait to play with umbrella man... just need to finish the jiggie pieces first!! 
Don't forget to pop into Julia's for the linky list of fellow crafters who reveal various desks in various states of tidiness and lots of lovely things to look at!!

37 comments:

  1. Big puzzle pieces are fun to decorate. I've done a few large ones, too. I think these are coming along nicely and laughed at the concept of "flatten like a pancake stage."

    I saw these dies for the Bigshot when Kathy and I were at that scrapbook store that went out of business. I loved the Umbrella man. I thought he would go nicely with some of the embossing folders. And I'm sure you'll be making a bunch of floral flowers soon, too. You never can tell. They might even go with your puzzle pieces. Have a great WOYWW.

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  2. Those jigsaw pieces look great. Can we see them when finished? When flattening like a pancake I use about four or five telephone books. Works a treat! (I did an Alice book thing last year. If you are maybe interested have a look at my blog, January, this year.)

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  3. OOO they look very interesting... and well done getting those dies... tiy will have great fun
    FRankie
    xx

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  4. Mmmm your puzzle pieces look very interesting, hope you show us the finished product. Love your new purchases I'm sure you'll have loads of fun with those!

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  5. Looks like you are having fun with your jiggy pieces!
    Looking forward to getting one of those. :-)
    I am at the flatten like a pancake stage too. LOL
    Have fun using your new dies, can't wait to see what you do with them. Something wonderful and creative that's for sure.
    X

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  6. the flower die is great - fab buy - endless possibilities...good luck with the pancake stage...all looking very interesting so far! Thanks for sharing today! Sarah (at 2)

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  7. love big jigsaw puzzle pieces, they also make great books bound together :)
    Have fun with Alice, and those dies are to die for.. ( speaking from experience..lol)
    Happy Woywwing
    Jennie#11

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  8. I've never played with jigsaw pieces but you have inspired me. Lovely desk this week. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Your jigsaw pieces already look good - can't wait to see them finished. Love your accidental purchases - the best kind!

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  10. Your Alice project looks interesting, indeed. Love that Tim Burton film!
    The dies are great, but I love those tiny hands, too!

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  11. Loving the big jigsaws pieces, can't wait to see them when your finished. Love the new dies, i haven't got the umbrella man yet but seen some fantastic projects done with them in blogland so I might be tempted. Kezzy x

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  12. A pile of Alices...the mind boggles! I'm looking forward to seeing the result of this project :D
    Good game between our teams, thought SA were very fortunate to just neck it as Wales played well. Ah well, on to the next one :D xx

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  13. Look forward to seeing those jigsaw pieces when you're finished.
    A x

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  14. do you remember alistair and crystal tips?

    and mary mungo and midge?

    so much more spunk than Alice don'tcha think?

    even Louby Lou had more feminist traits....

    Did you visit me at 2am mississ?

    ooh questions questions you may have to come back!

    Dxxxxx

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  15. Oh wow so wonderful things on your desk. Love the sizzix.
    Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

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  16. Those jigsaw pices look fun ...I am sure there are some raw ones somewhere in this house that I could play with lol ....and as for those items that just fell into your basket ....I want them too. xx

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  17. I came over from Julias... your desk looks very busy...and the puzzle looks good... you will have to show them when finished.

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  18. Great dies and I can't wait to see how your Alice pieces come together. I also use an old phone book to flatten art to a pancake consistency!

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  19. Those darn dies keep falling into your basket don't they?! :) I've seen Tim Burton's Alice in 3D and I loved it. :) Looking forward to seeing the puzzle completed. :)

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  20. What a fab swap and theme ,ive never done jigsaw alterd as such.
    look lovely .
    Loving your dies especially the umberella man that i call charlie chaplin for some unknown reason...
    Have fab wedensday
    hugs judex 22

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  21. That's quite a few jigsaaw pieces - looking good! I have the angel wings die, nerr nerr etc. It's larger than I thought it would be, I've got a couple of pairs of wings cut out and decorated (will be sharing on here soon) but have done nothing with them yet

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  22. I went to see Alice I W in 3D at the giant IMEX screen with Neet and a few other craft friends and we were ducking to miss the flying hedgehogs when the Queen was playing croquet!!
    Hope your project works out well...
    Love JoZarty x

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  23. I like jigsaw pieces and had some very tiny ones which I loved using. Really like the tattered florals die - that was a good purchase.
    Good to catch up again.
    Ros. (84)

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  24. The jigsaw swap looks very interesting but I have to admit that I never got into the whole Alice thing! Great new goodies, you had to get something in order to make up for your disappointment that they didn't have what you wanted!

    Hugs
    Brenda 88

    PS. It's getting chilly at night in Michigan now, is it snowing yet where you are, lol!!!

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  25. Looking forward to seeing what comes of all those Alice's. I adore the TB version of Alice, I said for years he should make the film, turns out he was waiting until someone approached me with the budget he wanted. The film makes so much sense to me, Wonderland always came across as a scary place to be! I'll stop waffling now, Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #51

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  26. Oh, now that looks like fun and add Alice into the mix...PERFECTION! PopArtMinis

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  27. Very industrious! have fun finishing off the jigsaw pieces and have fun playing with the new stash!

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  28. Look forward to seeing the jiggy pieces when done.

    I've played with both those dies and they are such fun - they do an embossing folder to match 'Umbrella Man' and that is fun too as it looks great 'de-bossed and filled with Glossy Accents.

    Toni xx

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  29. Lots to snoop today - we love our tattered floral die - makes lovely fabric flowers.

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  30. Looks like you are having fun with Alice. Knowing you, they are going to be amazing!
    Happy WOYWW

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  31. Ah, yes.... those strange items that just happen to appear in our shopping baskets. Wonderful! lol

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  32. love the jigsaw pieces and wow, fabulous purchases!
    have a fab day, happy crafting, Debxx

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  33. I'm afraid Tim Burton films freak me out!

    Loving your dies!

    Happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Sandra (no. 66)

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  34. Just a quick visit this week due to illness but hope to do better next week ... thanks for sharing your desk and I hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #121

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  35. Thanks for letting me know that this is a worldwide affliction I have - things just "falling" into baskets!!! It happens to me too! That rainman makes a lovely stamp if you cut one out of foam!!!

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  36. Loving your crafty space - thanks for sharing - ;o) Liz #69

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  37. awesome desk! Just wanted to pop by to visit your blog this week and say hello and see what you are up to! Didn't have the time to post(except about newest Doswell addition) or craft the past two weeks due to being in Virginia visiting with the son's family to see the newest granddaughter born. Definitely a fun time none the less. Hope you have a great week. Vickie aka okienurse

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