Wednesday, 1 February 2012

WOYWW 139 - nada, rien, diddly squat

Pinch and a punch and all that......ha got ya!! Coffee is kicking in!

It has been another week of late nights and early starts. My eyes feel dry, gritty, and probably require a good concealer to hide the bags underneath! However I did find time to squeeze in a bit of rusty play, and we had a good old matter on twitter this weekend with Kim Dellow about the Rusting Powder she has been playing with. See her post on last weeks WOYWW here. So a bunch of us is now know as the 'rustyartytarts' - there's a name to live up to!

So quicksmart I ordered the rusting powder, and I had a bit of a play on wood, paper, painted surfaces as you do. These have been waiting for me to turn into samples to have with me on our stand at the Craft show this weekend - but despite my best intentions, this is still how they look!
Have pretty much only had 1 day at work this week cos yesterday was spent loading up for the Hobbycrafts show this weekend at Bluewater in Kent. So I was thrilled on Sunday, when after a day of hard yakka with the PA elves and munchkins here at our world of rubberville, my work desk looked like this. Tadaaaaaaaaaa. Impressed!! You should be! It's HUGE!
That is a miracle. Fact. As you well know, my piles of rubber for trimming have been bottomless for many, many weeks! The feeling is bliss. And look at the purdy spanking new demo desk we have for the show! Well acsh this is Lin's, mine is red inside, hers is blue....apparently it's so MrPA knows which desk bit goes where...anyway....we have these cool sliding drawer things and everything! Very posh, and it will be splattered with paint in about 5 mins flat. hey ho...its a WORKdesk afterall! At least you've seen the before pic, I should show an after next week!!
Shortly we are off to set up the stand at Bluewater, its not far, only 40 minutes,however, that 40 minutes can be 3 hours if the M25 Dartford Crossing is in a dysfunctional mood . explanation:(M25 is the London ring road . the Dartford crossing is a poxy, traffic-congested toll-controlled bridge over the Thames - well bridge-over in one direction, tunnel-under in the other) . Once you get past that bit, if you make it to Bluewater Mall, we will be there for the next 4 days, and you can see whats on my work desk Thurs, Fri, sat and Sun in real life if you wish. Do say Hi! It's so awesome to meet online peeps in real life,so make sure you tell me your a WOYWWer too!!!  I am so looking forward to doing a show close to home for once! My own bed at night!!! Bliss

Thanks for all your lovely comments last week, I got around quite a lot of people. I try to do a few at breakfast, lunch and then late evening, so by the end of the week I reckon I've got around 30% of the desks of other people who participate in this challenge. I try to pick randomly - no logic to my visits what so ever! If you don't know what i am talking about where have you been?? WOYWW stands for 'What's on your Workdesk Wednesday', the brainchild of the very witty, blogger extraordinaire, Julia D. Do go check her she is officially 'proper' famous cos she's featured in this month's Craft Stamper Magazine! We all bow before her in awe and we adore her as our great leader on high. I am sure she has a throne in her craft room, and a sceptre and crown....and ermine mink collared velvet cape thingy.....well she does in my head anyway!

Come and play with us, its so much fun!



Anonymous said...

Another intriguing technique with rustpowder. Better play with my portfolio`s first. Enjoy Bluewater, would love to say hi and see both of you demonstrating, but all i can do is waving to the screen and wait for samples on the blog.
Hope you will have lots of fun.

Helen said...

Love your demo desk, and make sure you keep some rusting powder for me at Stevenage... lol! I can't be a rustyartytart without the rusting powder... Hope Bluewater goes well (I know it will!)

craftimamma said...

So wish I could come and watch you and Lin christen those fabby new desks. Looks like Mr PA is a very useful man to have around. I definitely need some of that rusting powder along with all the other brilliant goodies you've been tweeting all week. I can't even get to Stevenage either :o(

Have a good show!

Lesley Xx

Bridget Larsen said...

I love the rusting look you are creating
Bridget #72

Minxy said...

I soooo need this rusting powder.. hope you have some left when your back from the shows..wish i lived nearer or i'd pick it up in person.
Have fun and Happy Wednesday
Minxy x

Neil said...

Hi there. Great to have a peek into your crafty world this morning thanks to the wonders of WOYWW! Hope the rest of your week goes well too. I think I'd be scared if my desk looked that empty! Look forward to seeing you at Bluewater on Thursday.
Neil #48

Inkypinkycraft said...

Wow good luck with the show, the rusty bits look great , you will have it on line!!! Have fun hugs trace x no53

Kim Dellow said...

The RustyArtyTarts Rule! YAY Rustys! Hope that the shows go well, wish I was going too! (Desk So tidy...! What is that about?!) LOL!

l00pyscraftcreations said...

hehehe you did make me laugh!! I am too far away to go to Blue water, wishin I wasnt!!

lovely creative area, xx Happy WOYWW hun, hoping to get to post on blogs this week, as it didnt let me last week!!

Lou P

Stephanie said...

This rust powder stuff looks so cool! I may just have to search it out.

Kath Stewart said...

thanks for this week's crafty snoop your stunning makes...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (63)

Lou said...

Have fun at Bluewater hope the traffic is not too much of a problem Lou @#26

jude said...

Looks like your next four days will be fun!Are you near the blue water shopping centre or further on from that ?As if near shopping centre may pop by.Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 55

May said...

Love the rusting look, must get to one of demo's Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Brenda B said...

Gosh, after all that cutting, packing, making, planning and shipping I would have thought the last thing you would have had time for was your desk!! Have a great show, hope you sell loads of stuff!

Brenda 115

That Craft Place Ltd said...

great looking desk and just loving the rustpowder!
Lisa (19) xx

okienurse said...

great looking crafty area! Love all the rusty bits! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Nicky said...

Loving you demo desk - Im in Kent so will try and pop up to Bluewater and have nose didnt realise it was going on - have a great time

Hettie said...

Hmmn! I NEED that rusting powder! NOW!! Can I then be in your rustyartyfartytarty group then? Please?
Impressed by your desk! How long with that remain when you get back - I give it 30 seconds!!

scrappymo! said...

That rust powder looks very interesting...I have not seen it before!

sandra de said...

Wow, that rusting technique looks fabulous and probably far less messy that then all the other solutions. Enjoy the desk.

Rainbow Lady said...

Rusting powder I must get....hope you having fun at Bluewater.
Huh not been away since I came back in January so a quiet month for a change lol.... off to NEC Feb and March though... he he. Love Cynthia #2 x

Danielle said...

I am interested now to find out what rust powder is and how it works. Your samples look great-love the little birds! Danielle #22

SandeeNC said...

LOL, your the second one that has mentioned how they pick who they visit, so your a random picker, I'm an aisle person, I first try to complete the aisle that my name is listed on and then move to the next one if time permits, so here I sit today on the second aisle and waving hi from the hills of NC :)

fairy thoughts said...

my you are busy hope the show goes well are you going to make it in farnborough will pop by to say hi if you are. the rusty powder look interesting, much quicker than leaving stuff out in the rain LOL
janet #6

Unknown said...

The rust powder looks great! And your new workdesk looks almost too nice to mess up. Almost!
Doing the woyww rounds, looks like it's gonna take a while!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm addicted to rust. Although there is nothing that compares to rusting paper using rusted bits and filings, these pieces are surprising similar. I am intrigued by that rusting powder because it appears to be far safer to use than real rust! Nice demo desk and good luck at your show. Afraid I'd have to cross a pond to get to it. (#30)

Spyder said...

hohooo fabulous desk, I can see that's soon to be filled will lots of stuff, love your tags and crafty makes.Wish I was home crafting too, aw well, maybe next week! Happy Late WoYww

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