Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Hello everybody,
Time for a snoop around the desks of the crafty world.
No desk today as nothing on it. Nothing in progress today as Granddaughter Ellie is coming today so only glue stick and glitter out for her!
I snapped my shelves which sit above my desk. The 2 chests contain stamps in 5 drawers, embossing powder and inks in the smaller ones.
My 12 x12 cardstock is far left of 1st pic,  jars from Ikea on top of the chests hold ribbons and buttons by colour with the white in larger jar. The centre box is card pads that are 8 x 8 or less.
Folders on far left contain magazine articles torn out for inspiration. 
Top shelf (ooh er Mrs) books, DCWV boxes of 12 x 12 etc, and an RUB box again of 12 x 12.
Sorry, Julia, I went on a bit.
If your nosey like me, come have a snoop at The Stamping Ground and join in the fun.


  1. Gosh Alison everything is so tidy. I'm afraid my craft space looks like a bomb site. You might like to take a look at the blog of a friend of mine. Her name is Lena and she lives in Mumbai (Bombay). She does lovely crafts but she also posts the most marvellous pictures of her home city. Her blog address is

  2. That level of tidy is how I visualise my stuff being- then I open my eyes and face the reality, lol. Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #74

  3. So Beautiful and tidy Have a Lovely day lots of glitter fun :)
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 69

  4. Hi Alison, nice and tidy, I like the idea of showing what's going on around your desk...I might have to show the bombsite that is my storage - on the left hand side! My girl furchild (Bos) would love to be with you and your granddaughter today, she absolutely loves glitter...why?! Happy WOYWW. Cx #110

  5. What would us crafters do without Ikea? I used to have those drawers but my friend has them now. They had some great papers (still in use) in them.
    Beer, wine, vodka - all are great ways of obtaining inspiration, especially when making backgrounds for your scrapbook layouts!! You tend to relax more and flicking or spraying flows better! Trust me on this one!

  6. happy WOYWW great storage ideas and very neat. Hope you have a lovely time crafting with your granddaughter... Gill x #50

  7. so neat and tidy but I bet it makes your crafting so much easier to do knowing where everything is
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria #75

  8. Ikea has not got into our house, my storage of choice is the Really Useful Boxes, in their own special storage units. I have loads of them, but I am still not as tidy as you, Alison. Thank you for your visit. The cataloguing of the stamps is going quite well, all cross referenced on the computer. A long way to go though. xx Maggie #20

  9. Hi Alison, very neat and tidy - a place for everything and everything in its place, I see. Love the glimpse into your reading tastes too :) I'm sorry to say the LIM might have to wait a while as the EM has come down with the dreaded lurgy so I've had to take over on the domestic front and don my nurse's hat too. Hopefully, with TLC, he will make a speedy recovery and I'll get back to crafting :) Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment on my blog - it's much appreciated. Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

  10. Ikea has definitely got in my craft room Alison, my brother moved and he gave me all his wooden A4 boxes he had bought from there and his big posh leather computer chair, to say I was pleased was an understatement,I keep asking him if he fancies moving again hahahaha! huggles hun Sue J xxx

  11. Well, now your desk is quite organized, makes mine look like the "dump desk" it really is.....LOL Thanks for popping by to take a look
    Krisha #137 got up late this morning so I have a high number....hehehe!

  12. I don't do the WOYWW thing because I don't really have a desk, but it's really fun seeing your shelves. I sure wish we had IKEA somewhere near here. I've never been in one. We passed one once on the thruway in Newark, NJ, and I almost jumped out of the car I got so excited! It's the only one I've ever seen.

  13. what a beautiful organized space! you're very brave letting your granddaughter lose with glitter... doesn't it get everywhere???
    and thank you for stopping by already and leaving a lovely comment :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week!
    no. 5

  14. Your storage looks great. What would we do without IKEA!!
    Have fun with your granddaughter. Bet you'll sparkle for days!!
    Thanks for stopping by earlier and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #54

  15. You've got keeping your GD Ellie busy all figured out! My girlfriend told me she had a 9 year old over crafting with her last weekend and using her Copics. I don't know if I could do that! Like you said glue and glitter should be enough!(smiles) I love your craft organizations. I might have to install some shelving and get more art bins! Tamika #125

  16. Hi Alison, very neat and tidy, hope you and Ellie had lots of fun. No crafting for me today as I have been in school all day. We have just eaten and I am waiting for Josef my grandson to be collected then I can take my laptop upstairs and go around the world from the comfort of my bed!
    Carol.x #59

  17. Well Alison how tidy is your desk then!!!, love all your little jars for storing your little bits and pieces. Have a good play with Ellie, kate x

    1. The little jars are Rajtan from Ikea. They are about £2.00 for 4.
      I just glued a button in each colour on the top.

  18. BEautifully organized, love those sweet little jars! have fun with your granddaughter today!
    Deb #134 xx

  19. Hi Alison
    OOO i do like a messy desk but I also like to see organised storage (call me's my middle name) love the colour codes ribbon jars. Ikea does this so well.
    have a great week

  20. Sorry i'm late, hope you had a good day with granddaughter Alison. Hope you both shared some crafting fun. Jill #16

  21. Hi Alison! I hope your day is fun with your granddaughter. Perhaps you can draw some inspiration from the visit to create something wonderful when you get back to that super organized desk!

    Have a blessed day!
    Belinda (102)

  22. A very neat and organised space! Wish it was catching :)
    Thanks for dropping by and for your kind comment!

  23. I start out like this, then I loose a stamp and tear it all back up...Oh My! happy WOYWW! ♥ Sue Kment