Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW 141

In case you are wondering, WOYWW stands for “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday?” and is an opportunity for us all to be mega-nosey and see what messes and other creativity are on our desks mid-week! It is organised by our lovely Julia and if you want to join in, please click the WOYWW logo in my sidebar.

I haven’t been around much since Christmas because I haven’t been well, and when I’ve been a bit better I’ve been trying to catch up with things I couldn’t do, and also trying to learn how to use Sheba, my new Cougar cutter.

I’m having a bit more success with her these days, and have been working on a few things – if you want to see the Valentine card I made for my hubby at the weekend, please click here.

Today I am working on an experimental project using silver mirror card and partially cutting out butterflies so that I can flip their wings up. I have done a separate post about this work in progress as it’s a fairly major project at the moment, using Sheba, my Cougar cutting machine, but I thought you’d like to see the state of my desk, covered as it is with mostly failed butterflies! Superficially they may look OK, but most of them have not cut properly, partly because Sheba wasn’t set up correctly, and partly because they are too small, and need the special detail blade to cut the very tiny pieces out.

If you want to see how this project turns out, please keep an eye on my blog.

At the back of my desk is my latest find – Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive – this has to be the best wet glue ever! It really does dry quickly and gives an excellent strong bond, and doesn’t ripple the paper like PVA sometimes does. Lucy, one of my friends on the Black Cat forum, recommended it.

Hope you all have a very happy WOYWW! Thank you Julia, for organising us all.

30 comments:

  1. I hear that while there is a definite learning curve for the Cougar that it can really do some marvelous things. Hope you get it all sorted out--looks like you've used it for a great project already!

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  2. Wondered where you were but as I was away found it difficult to search you out. Sorry you have not been well but glad you are coming to terms with using Sheba.
    That Valentine card is fantastic! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the butterflies.
    Don't forget to call in and check out my blog candy - it closes late tonight and I should be drawing tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet 29

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  3. hmmmm...would love to see this cougar cutting system, never heard of it...or is that pet name for it? either way, I am curious! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  4. Sorry to hear you have not been well. Glad to see you back here. I find with those cutter machines you just have to persevere...I have gone through tons of paper trying to get things how I want them. Somehow I am always trying to make my eCraft and Silhouette jump through hoops I don't think they were designed for...

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  5. i love embossing on silver mirror card - adds a different touch, great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing with us, #52

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  6. ...oooo those butterflies are going to look so fab when you dress them up...it's always great to find a good glue that does what it says on the tin...have a fab week...Mel :)

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  7. Butterflies look gorgeous and thanks for the tip on the glue must see if we can get it in OZ.

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  8. Good morning; just having a quick pop my head round the door moment, before I have to get on with all my chores! Lovely to see what you are up to this week. I'm sure the butterflies will turn out well in the end!
    Neil #49 or thereabouts!

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  9. great looking desk. Loved the card you made for your husband! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

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  10. Hi, Nice to have you back, love the butterflies x x I used that glue all the time its Fabulous x x Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

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  11. Butterflies looking good already ,can't wait to see the final project. I 'NEED' some of that glue. Was looking a PVA yesterday but it is too wet for somethings - this sounds just the job.
    ann B
    #57

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  12. Not sure what a Sheba is, but those butterflies are beautiful. Too bad they didn't cut properly. I'm sure you have it all sorted out by now, though.

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  13. That glue sounds fab might have to invest in that TFS Hope you have a great week Lou @ # 91

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  14. love to see your creative desk!
    Happy Wednesday :-)
    Hugs Marleen #45

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  15. Love the silver butterflies. Sorry to hear you've been unwell - hope you are recovering well now. I took a peep at the gorgeous Valentine card you made (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

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  16. Ohooo lovely butterflies I could do with a machine that can cut them out like that!Have a very Crafty Week,
    Happy WOyWw

    (Lyn) #15

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  17. Hope you are feeling somewhat better really soon. Your butterflies are a great project, I love them!
    Thanks for the glue tip, I'll be sure to get some soon,
    Love joZarty x

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  18. Always good to see what happens when we follow an idea, love the butterflies. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 88

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  19. Those butterflies are beautiful! After you've pressed the shape out, do you use the silver card with the cut-out shape for anything?? They're really effective, I know that!
    Btw, your Valentine Card is THE best I have seen this year - I love the floating little hearts, that's clever :)
    Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

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  20. Lovely butterflies! Thanks for the peek. Kim

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  21. Lovely butterflies, even the ones that went wrong are still so pretty, do you think you'll be able to use them for anything else?

    Hugs
    Brenda 6

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  22. I was thinking about Sheba this morning and wondering how the two of you were getting on. I haven't had the time to visit many desks the last 2 weeks, so I'm glad to have run across your update. It sounds like things are coming together. Cutting on metal is a great idea and it will be a cool project.

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  23. Glad you're here gal, because it means you're feeling better...and that's v important. You're getting a grip on SHeba then!! I know you say they aren't right, but the butterflies do look very pretty on the mirror, so definitely worth persisting! And a fast dry wet glue....now THAT is a technology I consider worth waiting a lifetime for!!

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  24. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for letting me have a snoop around your workdesk!!!
    Will be back next week to snoop some more.
    Lisa (WOYWW 8) xx

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  25. Do hope you are not going to throw your rejects away. You must be able to salvage them in some shape or form. Now I could have done with that glue a couple of weeks ago when I was making a journal book thatt just wouldn't glue together!. hugs Mrs A #165

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  26. I hope you get these figured out because the failed ones look great and I can imagine covered in alcohol ink or something similar. I will be back to see! Dani28

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  27. Tee hee - let the love of Scotch Quick Dry Glue spread further and further xxx

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  28. I think those butterflies are just beautiful...I hope you will be able to get them to turn out just the way you have envisioned.

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  29. What is a Sheba, like a Cricut? I like those butterflies, hope you can salvage them. I will try that glue you recommended!
    BArb #112 Stop by my blog and check it out.

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