Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On my desk are 2 of my all time favorite cards...the pop up piano and the pocket watch. I'm settling in my re-designed craft room and so I've come across many projects I want to complete. The black and white altered gadget box houses trinkets, charms and mementos. 5 other  cards to be completed...a back to school card...and a thinking of you, I will complete them and line the envelopes.

Do you see the little crocheted booties? I made them some time ago and still don't know what to do with them.

I love black and white because of the impact of adding a bright and bold color design...pops out as a surprise.

Here's a shot of the desk end with a magnetic board and shelves. I picked up the white lazy Susan shelf at Good Will this morning. $.97, perfect for my sprays and applicators.

Notice the liqueur was Gran Mariner, now it holds an orange cleaner "Goo Gone". I use the little sea sponge to dab sticky fingers and tools and it looks so cute and handy too.

I'll send this to my friend mourning a family loss. BTW...I used a black hot glue stick and gun to attach some elements to the altered boxes. I wanted to empty the rest of the loaded stick so I made dots swirling the hot glue around and lifting off to make another...after they cooled I added one to the flower and the other is an oval just resting on the envelope. 

Here's a picture of the pocket watch opened revealing a pocket to write a note. The piano card has a tab that pulls out for a special message...and there are 2 hot glue dots.

So that's what's on my desk...what's on your's? 
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Be well~ Carole


  1. Lots of creativity on your desk Carole. Love that the black and white box opens to reveal a riot of colour within! Happy WOYWW from Helen 52

  2. Lots of things going on, on your desk Carole I love that piano card - its amazing!! My Hubby would love it. Cx #55

  3. Wow I love all your projects this week Carole, especially the black and white card even though it is for a sad occasion. The piano card is pure genius and would be so appropriate for the teacher I will be working with as from next week. She is a musical diva in the nicest sense!
    Have a happy week and thanks for sharing
    Lynda B 49

  4. I love the pop up piano! As a pianist, I'd be happy if someone sent me that! I love the bold inside of the box too, so smart :-)
    As fir the booties, is there a prem baby unit near you to donate them to?
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  5. a very tidy desk but you have made some stunning cards especially like the piano.... very clever......the booties are so cute they would be perfect for a welcome baby card.
    thanks for sharing
    janet #8

  6. This is a lovely desk, so clean and tidy. Love your cards too.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

  7. hi Carole. You have a lot of fun projects on your desk. I like the black and white box with the wild bright colored paper inside.

    thank you for visiting me already. enjoy the rest of the week.
    happy WOYWW!
    Peace Kay (57)

  8. Love all your projects! That pop-up piano is amazing as is the pocket watch. And the black/white box of trinkets is very cool! Thanks for popping by and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #51

  9. Wow... Some wonderful projects and I missed the piano and watch. I hope you will revisit the deeds for them at some point.

  10. Hi Carole, happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my craft room. You work area look fabulous - all fresh and organised, love that revolving caddy bit like Angela finding a use for her lazysusan...more ideas for my resetting up next week...great idea a magnetic board, will have to work on that one. I just love your piano and "pocket" watch cards, the box is striking too. Cheers and enjoy your new space RobynO#24

  11. ah well dun on your lazy Susan, Carol.. it looks really fab as do your cards .. love the clock one.. no idea for the booties are they too big for a baby card? Shaz in Oz.x #10

  12. Lots of loveliness on your desk today but I adore that piano card. Clever you - is it your own invention?
    Hugs, Neet 14 xx

  13. wow I love all your designs, not sure what you can do with the booties.
    Bridget #6

  14. So much to look at. I spent ages looking at the photos, your pieces are fabulous. I love the piano and pocket watch so clever. The altered box is stunning.
    Have a great week,
    Von #15


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