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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Hey all, last post for the night, I promise. :) I just had to had to get my WOYWW picture entered, as this is the first week I have ever entered the blog club, if you could call it that.

Here goes..

So I'm posting this on a Thursday, but that doesn't make a difference right? I hope not anyway..

Soo.. what can we see? Centre stage on my cutting mat, which I use as a craft mat/protective surface on my desk as well as a cutting mat, is the wedding card I made today. :) Above that there are some patterned papers from American Crafts I Do paper collection, YUM!! I love the cool mint greens. Directly on the right hand side are some Hero Arts and American Crafts stamps and SU! ink on top of my Fiskars paper trimmer {Love}, I have had that little thing since I first began crafting!

On the left hand side of the desk are my tools, you can tell I'm left handed from this picture!! My trusty little Making Memories Slice, I love love love that thing! My new little square (as near to Kraft as I can find without making them myself) envelopes, my little paper snips from SU!, some liquid pearls, foam adhesive, cello tape, and of course my laptop under all the junk with Kristina Werner playing in the background. There is my pencil case in the upper right hand corner, which I keep my bone folder, white gel pen and tweezers etc in, and beside that my recently lost once now found sponge which has been cut into various pieces to use with different inks.

Removable adhesive: green, permanent adhesive: pink. Versamark ink and some American Crafts white embossing powder which I keep in a little lunch box as it is quicker to both use and tidy away! :) Lying over the metal ruler on the acrylic block is my handmade stamp. It reads.. Handmade by Louise McConnachie in Century Gothic font, simple and to the point! LOL.

What else to say? I don't think it is that much of a mess, I have seen it in a much worse state!! I craft on my work desk in the corner of my bedroom, and because my desk has multiple uses I have to tidy away whatever was on there before I can get anything else started. Therefore my desk only gets the chance to become messy whilst I'm in the process of making a card/project.

If you want to join in head on over to Julia's blog to get started.



  1. A lot going on in your little space and I spy a Slice too - aren't they fab! :-) Christine #7

  2. Welcome to WOYWW. You are going to love it here. We're a snoopy group, that's for sure. You have a very tidy work space, even if you are busy in it. Like you, I clean between projects and put away as I go. Unlike you, I have a bit more space, so if I had to, I could leave the mess. I'm just not a messy person. But WOYWW is about every style and some of us have to have a neat space, while others can't work in one.

    It's been fun meeting you. Hope you'll come back next week. Happy belated WOYWW from #2.

  3. what a great space to work in, thanks for sharing,
    hugs sandra (81)

  4. You will love WOYWW so stick at it and join in again next week (and the one after, and the one after ... you get my drift). Great picture and I spy a Slice. Lucky you. #142

  5. Welcome Lou! And no, posting on a thursday makes no difference at all! Your left handiness was the first thing I noticed, but I'm getting into the characteristics that this WOYWW thing gives away! You seem to be working very neatly if you ask me. Are the envelopes all for cards then? I have a kerjillion not quite square manilla ones like that at work - the glue on the envelope has deteriorated so we can't use em (wages slip envelopes) - if you want a bundle, do shout!

  6. @ Neet. I think I am addicted to this blog hop after only one attempt at participating. It is fascinating to see the kind of spaces other people get creative in!!

    @ Julia Dunnit. Neat? You think? Gee, thanks. I thought it was pretty messy!! But hey, thats how the creativity flows..
    Those 50, yes f-i-f-t-y envelopes will probably all be used for cards. Thats when I can begin to get my head around designing a card that is more square than it is rectangle, that could take a while!! Thanks for the offer about the envelopes, I'll bare that in mind!!

    Thanks ladies. xo

  7. Wecome to WOYWW, sorry I'm soooo late, but Blogger and other things stopped me! Lovely crafty desk you have and fall of so many things to snoop at!
    (Happy WOYWW)


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