Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WOYWW174

Hello!
How has your week been? Glad we're at 'hump day' ?! I would rather it wasn't Wednesday already to be honest...too much to do and not enough days left in the week!!
My desk... (because thats why you're all here...the most wondrous blog hop on the planet, hosted by Julia over at ... The Stamping Ground pop on over and join in, why don't you?!)
I'm halfway through my first Halloween make of the season!!! You can just about see some monsters peeking from behind the red paint, and have a look at those Stampers Anonymous stamps on the right. Doesn't the bottom stamp look just like a row of gravestones????!!! Well, they certainly do when you've got a Halloween 'thang' going on! The spool on the workspace has been painted already..
This is a plastic spool that used to hold lots and lots of wire. Great to recycle stuff, but I'm that used to using wooden spools that I totally forgot plastic doesn't take heat all that well!! It's a flipping miracle this still looks spool like and not a big melted lump. Just manage to rescue it when I saw the middle bit starting to collapse in on itself!!!
Once this is finished, its destined to be a challenge piece. Check back on Friday to have a look....can't show you tomorrow because tomorrow is my first Creative Expressions DT project! wooo!!!
See you over at your blog shortly then!!
Trish xxxxx


50 comments:

  1. Hi Trish, yes it does look like gravestones - looking forward to seeing the end result and also you CE Design Team piece too! Crafty hugs, Anne x (no number yet)

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  2. Lovely silver spool, I think the heat makes it look better with some texture! Look forward to seeing the finished piece.

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  3. Looks interesting .........hope we get to see the finished article, your desk seems very clean!!!
    Jackie 15
    http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

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  4. Your desk has a fresh and inviting aspect to it...the spool is great...hope to see what you do with it:)
    xx

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  5. Ah, a collapsing spool....the things you challenge girls have to suffer! It looks great from here though, and I agree about the gravestone look of the stamps. Hmmm...I dont really do anything Hallowe'en, but I might have to have a rummage now..!

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  6. For some reason the collapsing spool got me to giggling and I am having a time thinking about anything else. I melted my craft map that way too so take care. I think your project in the works looks interesting and hope to see the finished product later. Have a great week. Vickie #22

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  7. You'd never know the spool was plastic it looks great - and what's a little collapse between friends!! Happy WOYWW, Helen, 4

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  8. Hi Trish,
    I don't really do Hallowe'en, and I must say you desk looks much more light and pastel than the darkness of witchery.
    Hope your DT work goes very well tomorrow.
    Good luck,
    Ros. #35

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  9. Following along Trisha so I don't miss what you get upto.
    Lynn and the Doodly Birds. 38

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  10. My hubby recognised the spool even after being altered, hes an electrician. Looks great. Francesca #54

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  11. Love the spool and what's wrong with a little melting, maybe the monsters got a bit to close with their fiery breath.

    Ann B
    #52

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  12. For some reason your desk reminds me of a laboratory where a crafting genius experiments with weird and wonderful things to produce something to marvel at. As a result I can't wait to see your spool in all its glory! Hugs, Buttons #57

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  13. Love your space ....all that work surface and all those plug sockets. I look forward to seeing your spooky creations ...had to smile over the plastic spool ...thats the sort of thing I do but mine would have melted xx 39

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  14. I love Halloween so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

    Have lots of fun with your DT piece tomorrow.

    Hugs
    Emily#17

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  15. Oh that looks very interesting Trish, can't wait to see it finshed. Hugs Erika. #70

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  16. I think many of us use of heat guns like blow torches. Can't wait to see what you create with the spool.
    Sandra @73

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  17. Looking forward to the revealed spool Trish love your stamps too happy woyww day
    Toni #56

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  18. Can't wait to see the finished product here! Happy WOYWW!
    Glenda 75

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  19. Ooh that looks intriguing! I'm having a great time with Halloween at the moment too despite having no-one to send my projects to!

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  20. looks like fun altering the spool i can't wait to see it finished, Jill #29

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  21. I managed to ruin a craft mat by forgetting it wouldn't like the heat gun- we get carried away sometimes, I think. Love how the spool looks though, great patina. Have a great week, Shaz #60

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  22. Your spool has turned out really well - I'd never have believed it was plastic. Be careful with the heat gun!
    Bernice #16

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  23. The spool is looking sensational already - can't wait for the finished affair! Not going to manage a post today, as my W is a theatre for this week... but happy WOYWW anyway!
    Alison x

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  24. It's going to be fab - and even if it DID melt you would have figured out a way to save it, I'm sure :)

    MA (7)

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  25. So glad the spool didn't melt! Wonder what the finished project will look like?
    Karen 91

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  26. This looks awesomely mysterious, can't wait ti see the finished product and to see your DT piece tomorrow. Michelle x

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  27. Oo, looks like it's gonna be great, haha,that is the sort of thing I do, only once you actually seeing melting do you twig!

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  28. Oooh your project is looking very interesting... and I'm sooo jealous of your pristine, clean, tidy workspace! Why can't I ever get mine to look like that?! :lol:

    Ali #59

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  29. Well your spool doesn't look plastic anymore. It looks brilliant. Well done on rescuing it before it melted.
    You have such an amazing tidy, pristine space to work in. Love it.
    Have lots of spooky fun.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #40

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  30. Well doesn't your desk look spotless and well organised! Wonder what you are going to make with the silvered spool? x Jo

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  31. I love Halloween too!! Can't wait to see what you make!
    xxDaniella#11

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  32. the heat just added character to the spool. #94

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  33. Now that does look interesting! I made my first Halloween project last week, but it's a very simple one.
    Fiona #118

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  34. Mmm this all looks very interesting I wonder what it is going to be, I thought the ides of it a;; melting was very funny.... mostly because I usually do stuff like that.
    thanks for sharing
    janet#9

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  35. Helloooo lol, I'm so with you in not enough days in the week left (hence why I'm late) lol. Love all things Halloween and your spool looks fab so far. Yay see you tomorrow:) xx

    Happy WOYWW!

    Gillian #133

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  36. Lol - that's the sort of thing I'd do!! Well done for rescuing the spool before it collapsed completely!! It looks fab in that molten silvery grey colour, shall look forward to seeing what you do with it!
    Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

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  37. Looking forward to seeing the next stage with your reel-and I'll come along tomorrow too! Chris-60

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  38. Your desk is so tidy!! How do you manage it? x SIan @ One and Only Design No 127

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  39. oh wow! Halloween theme already! That spool is like a mystery to me :)... i wonder what it will become? Count me in! I will surely be back to see the finished project. cheers, melinda alpha #145

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  40. What a beautiful workspace you have.
    Hugs,
    A x #2

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  41. Trish, the spool looks awesome! I never would have known it was plastic...it looks metal from the way you've painted it. Great job!!!

    Amy E. #25
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  42. great workspace, thanks for sharing :)

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  43. Super cool space there and I love the paint effect on your spool... caught it just in time thank goodness! I look forward to the finished article...
    Jo x

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  44. while I'm impressed with the paint job you've done on your spool to make it look industrial and steel-like - I am UBER impressed by all the power points along the back of your worktop... now that is serious stuff - i've got a tower of plug points and another extension coming off that - not ideal really - gets in the way - so I am soooo impressed with your layout. Sorry I'm sounding more excited over that! Little things and all that.

    Happy WOYWW
    Paula x x x #131

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  45. The spool looks great. And with a little melting/collapsing you may discover something new...
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tuire #80

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  46. That spool looks great! Looks like you planned the melting thingy going on there.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!

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  47. That spool looks great! Looks like you planned the melting thingy going on there.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!

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  48. Hmmmmm Interesting, look forward to seeing it finished
    Happy {sorry im late}WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #24

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  49. Hi Trish, finally got here and glad I did because your tale about the collapsing middle got me chuckling :)) Now off to see what it looks like now. Elizabeth x #49

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