Wednesday 6 March 2013

WOYWW 196 - Distraction and GiveAway

It's ages since I joined in with WOYWW, mostly because I didn't have my craft room to use, but I am now back in and nearly re-organised  -   pics of that next week. If you would like to take a trip around the world to see other people's creative spaces then pop on over to Julia's blog at The Stamping Ground and be amazed at what you see.

This is how I left my desk last night with the potential of four different projects in all these bits and pieces. The paints show the colours of a piece I am in the middle of making for Tim's Tattered Florals challenge, the box has been painted ready to alter but I keep changing my mind as to what I am going to put on it, but it does hold an experiment of creating a little bird's nest for something Eastery lol. The little caddy is another idea I have currently discarded and the two pieces in the front have been the distraction this week. You know when you can't make up your mind about something and the inspiration hasn't truly hit you so you go off on a complete tangent and do something so totally different? Do you get that feeling sometimes? Well those are the result for me.

Here they are enlarged. Two double pocket envelopes. Don't ask where the idea came from I just don't know but I quite enjoyed playing with different colours and papers for a change.

This is the reverse side.

They can easily hold two fairly flat ATCs, some die-cuts perhaps or even a gift card and a little note.

Here you can see I stuck two envelopes together. I had used the Tim Holtz Pocket Envelope die and used the Papermania Happy Days paperpad and some Bazzill core dyed cardstock.

These bottle tops were made using Tim's new movers and shapers die. Great effects and keeps your card fairly flat for posting too.

Well I decided as these came from absolutely nowhere I would make them a give-away this week to two commenters who would like to receive one of them. Just add your URL to the Linky below and I will do the draw on Saturday afternoon.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for visiting. I will visit all the WOYWW blogs with the same end number as mine and more if I can.

hugs {brenda} xox



Helen said...

Wow, Brenda, what fab envelopes. Love your very tidy desk. How is it I make so much more mess than anyone else when I'm Fresco'ing!!!! Have a good day. Helen, 8

Linda said...

Great envelopes Brenda:)I`d love to join that giveaway of yours:)

House of Bears said...

You've made some wonderful creations there, we may have to try the bottle top effects.

Waving hello from the house of bears @#80 this week.

Margreet said...

Wonderful envelopes Brenda...of course I would love to enter for the giveaway (but cannot find Mr Linky).
xxx Margreet

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Good luck with the projects - hope distraction disappears and the muse comes back! Have a fab WOYWW, Deb #100

Heathers Inspiration said...

Beautiful creative projects, love the envelope designs and detail x
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Kathyk said...

Fab desk and fab giveaway - your envelopes are delightful, who wouldn't want them?!



tuesday afternoon said...

Love your little envelopes, really eye-catching. Happy WOYWW

Juls said...

Love to see your crafty space, and your envelopes are just fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Nichola said...

Each of those projects are adorable!

ria gall said...

some fantastic makes I really love them and they are each so different
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Terry said...

Fantastic envelopes, Brenda! Love your work desk so ready to go! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

lisa said...

It's great to see you back, Brenda and in a lovely new space too. I llok forward to seeing your tattered florals project. I've been toying with that challenge but inspiration has just not struck..yet.
I love the two creations that came out of nowhere, it's funny how that happens but sometimes it's nice just to craft for the fun of it.
Hugs Lisax #55

Anonymous said...

The envelopes have such a lovely fresh design to them.
As for your desk - so tidy! Some Fresco paints are on my own desk (not for public display lol) as Vintage Lace is my favourite, I am sure that doesn't come as a huge surprise!

Sonja said...

Dear Brenda,

the envelopes are supersweet! I would love to have one. ;) And I´m looking forward to what you came up with for Tim´s challenge!

Anonymous said...

Those are great little pocket cards, I like that they just came out of nowhere like that!

Brenda (the other one, lol)! 104

Netty said...

Loving your pocket envelopes. I saw very similar on Facebook the other day and loved this idea. Annette x

Anreda said...

Great give-away ! Thanks for the chance...
Hugs, Anreda

Darnell said...

Welcome back, Brenda! Can't wait to see your reorg! Your pocket cards rock!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier. Have a wonderful couple of weeks!! Darnell #50

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha, love the way your mind wanders and you produce such great stuff...your desk shows how it starts for you..flitting from thing to thing. AMazing,

Rossella said...

Hi Brenda
Have fun with those paints
Rosie x

C said...

What a super idea! I think you should do a tutorial for that double pocket envelope. It's awesome! #91

Lisa Jane said...

ooh am loving these makes .. different for you , but love those papers
Lisa x
sorry been a bad blogger of late

Nan G said...

Your pockets are cute! Love the paper bottle caps. My next wish list item! Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

Jackie said...

I see your using the fresco paints I find them great don't you?
Thanks for visiting my desk
Jackie 10

debby4000 said...

Fabulous pocket envelopes, love all the colours and details.

Shirley said...

Fabby pockets Brenda, love the bottle tops.

Hugs Shirley x x

trisha too said...

Very fun, Brenda--bright and cheerful pockets, and those bottle caps are too cute!

#132 this week

SusanLotus said...

Pretty envelopes!
Thanks for sharing your desk.

Happy creative week to you!
Susan, WOYWW nr 60

April said...

Your double pocket envelopes are too cute - I love the colors and patterns you used together. April #145

Lynn Stevens said...

Hey Brenda, I see your in full creative mode right now. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do for Tim's challenge. No doubt it will be off the charts!
Have fun playing.
Hugs Lynn