Wednesday, 15 January 2014

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 241

Here is a view of my desk yesterday. I am working on a cover for a small lampshade using Distress Ink and some of my stash of stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I mostly used Dawn Chorus here with some flowers from Flora Bella. I made this cover so it can slip over the existing shade, which means I can change it whenever I fancy a change.

To trace the template I carefully rolled the shade over some scrap paper whilst drawing the outline

So if you wonder why I am showing you my desk in all it's glory, head over to Stamping Ground where you can see desks from all around the world.


  1. Hi Karen, what a brilliant idea, I love what you've done to the new lamp shade cover...I like Chocolate Baroque stamps a lot. Your desk is nicely organised, Cheers, happy crafting RobynO#13

  2. How clever is that .... I just have never thought to do that!
    Looks lovely nice choice of stamps
    Jackie 18

  3. Oh wow what an utterly fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Happy woyww

    Zoe #42

  4. Great stamps and colours.... this will be such a lovely project.
    Sandra @28

  5. What a clever idea, love the bird stamp too. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32


  7. what a great idea and i love the bid stamp .and whenever you want a colour change you have the template might even have to try this one myself have a great week and thanks for sharing such a fabulous project crafty hugs Andrea#17

  8. Gosh, that's looking great, and as the others have said,it's a fab idea. Am admiring of your steady hand rolling-and-drawing-at-the-same-time ability! Fascinating desk today!

  9. Hi Karen, what a lovely project ... the lamp is going to look gorgeous. Thanks for popping over earlier. The hexagons are not difficult to crochet at all ... once you have completed one it is simple to repeat for the next one. I did have to add a row to my pattern to get the correct size but otherwise I'm quite hooked (pun fully intended!). Hope you have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #67

  10. Hi Karen that is a fab idea what sort of paper did you use for the lamp shade
    have a great week
    janet #18

    1. 12x12 scrapbook paper so it would fit but any paper would do. I think, as it slots over the existing shade there is no risk of it getting too hot either.

  11. What a fabulous workspace Karen! LoVe the way you store your Distress Inks ... I have yet to find a way that works for me as I currently store mine stacked five or six high in a drawer - and, of course, the one I want is ALWAYS the last one in the last stack!!! Also LoVe your lampshade and what a great idea to simply slip it over your existing one ... just brilliant!

    Thanks for popping by my blog earlier ... I update my card list (but it always seems to grow rather than lessen!!!) each Christmas so I can be ready to go once the holidays are over - I have always aimed to get all the cards for the year done in January/February leaving the rest of the year to play or make anything else that crops up ... like new baby cards or engagements etc., Last year I tried a different approach and made the cards throughout the year as required and it was a DISASTER!!!!! Back to my original plan because it works for me. Happy crafting, love from Debbie (tatteredrocks) xXx

  12. What a lovely idea - the pattern is so pretty and I love the colours too. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week.
    Diana #51

  13. Hi, Karen, your new lampshade cover is really pretty! (I actually love the color of what you'll be covering over, too -- that's the color of the walls in my room.) Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy belated WOYWW! ~ Laura #96

  14. Such a clever idea and very pretty too!
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #77

  15. Such gorgeous colours you've used. Great idea :)

    Thank you for already visiting my desk.

    Carmen #46


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