Wednesday, 24 June 2015


 Hello, it is Wednesday again so that can only mean it is time to bare all and show our Workdesks.

 On my desk is the next tunnel book swap that I am working one.  This one is a Discworld one and belongs to Jas.  My own books doing the rounds is also a Discworld but different to this one-I was blown away when I saw it!  No detailed photos as I it will wait for the owner to do the big reveal-but my oh my is all I can say.
I have sort of decided on the subject of my double page spread-I just need to execute it!

On the right hand side of my desk are a couple of sheets of alcohol ink dyed A4 sheets. I find the 'proper' glossy cardstock is expensive so rarely use my alcohol inks, but at the scrapstore they had some A4 sheets of glossy card so I bought about 30 sheets, a large blue industrial roll of kitchen paper (perfect for clean up) and a handful of nice smooth thin card for stamping-£1 for all of it!  I know, ridiculously good value and its helping a charity and stopping waste going to landfill so it would be rude not to support them!


I thought I would also share with you my latest purchase.  I love inktense pencils and have about 10 different colours.  But when Cass Art emailed their latest newsletter and I saw that they had a set of 36 for £19.99 I could not resist!  Brilliant value (in fact, I bought 2-one for my mum!).

We are lucky that last year Cass Art opened a branch in Bristol.  I love visiting that there London and going to their flagship store in Islington (near the Screen on the Green) so was pleased to find a store in the West open. The pencils have been decanted and are in my pencil case-but the tin is too nice to put in recycling, so for the time being until I can think of another use for it it is sitting next to my desk.  If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week...'Lady Dumps Crooked Psychic'!  I could go on about them all being crooks...but that is not for here :-)

Happy crafting



  1. What a bargain those pencils are! I nearly bought some but have a tin of 24 so the colours would be duplicated... Have fun with the tunnel book - look forward to seeing the end results! Helen, waiting for the link!

  2. Inktense are the best, I have a set that is still pristine as I havent used them but i have seen them at work lol
    Bridget #1

  3. Fab desk - I too have a tunnel book lurking on mine!

  4. Wow, you've found some real bargains this week. Have fun playing with it all. I love using pencils, so therapeutic to just colour isn't it?
    Hugs Lisax #23

  5. Fabulous desk.
    Are the Inktense good for colouring ?
    I was leaning towards the Spectrum noir pencils. :) #27

  6. Those pencils look gorgeous! I have a few of the water colour ones and they are my fav so far - I need to get some more.
    Soojay 16#

  7. Just orderd my first Disk World book for my Kindle. Looking forward to a read. I have been taken up with the Neo Color II crayons lately. We do have our passions. lol Peg R 26

  8. Can't wait to see your tunnel book and the discworld sounds interesting. You picked up some real bargains with your craft supplies and brilliant pencils.
    sandra de @24

  9. Lovely pencils! My husband bought me the (wooden) box of 72 Inktense for my birthday recently :) I will have to make good use of them. They cost a fortune here, on the "other side of the world"!
    RosA # 39

  10. Yes, I love the pencils, too. I have a drawer of different kinds of pencils, that I never use! I should do a post about all of my pencils! Happy belated birthday! #41

  11. Interesting looking pencils. And I've never heard of a tunnel book. May have to do some investigating. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #44

  12. I enjoyed visiting your work desk. You certainly got some great bargains this week. I'm off to find out what a tunnel book is. They say you learn something new every day - thank you!
    Enjoy the rest of your day, Barb #33

  13. Ooo! Can't wait to see your tunnel book when you are allowed to reveal it!
    What a great bargain you had there! Charity shop? When we used to live in the UK there were about 5 charity shops in the High Street. I would always pop in and quite often found something really good!
    I smiled at your Man Bites Dog quote. I look forward to that every week.
    Have a great week,

  14. How fab that your favourite store has opened up in Bristol! You'd better leave your purse at home when you go there though, lolol :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

  15. Great pencils and look forward to seeing how you use them. Have a good woyww, Angela xXx30


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