Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WOYWW 229

Hello Deskers, Welcome to another addition of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

My desk pic was taken over the weekend as I was working on my latest project. Today I'm out and about getting errands and laundry done so nothing going on on the desk.

I've taken a long view for you so you can see my cutting/cuttlebug table at the far end. You are looking at my prep work for a new altered frame. There's parts to make flowers, distress paints at the ready, ink and other assorted bits that may or may not make onto the frame.




Sneak peek.....


Another theme I seem to have in common with a few others....wifi troubles. So one of my errands will be getting up to the cable provider's service center to exchange the modem. Hoping this will fix the problem of losing wifi. My apologies to those who visited last week as I didn't get to return the visit due the wifi issue. Crossed fingers this will be a better week!

And...a little FYI for you. I saw a question on another blog where the visitor asked how to prevent glossy accents from clogging. And that when she used a pin in the nozzle it rusted. So here's my tip....

...I use stainless quilter's pins, the longer the better. Or corsage pins, they're 3" long. And I do not remove the G.A. that builds up on the pin. Removing this will cause rust to form. (see below pic) If you do get a clog in the nozzle you can remove the nozzle! Stick a pin in, this keeps the nozzle from being flatten, then using a needle nose plier, without teeth, you can
pull the nozzle off the bottle. I have now combined the 3 partially empty bottles seen in my desk pic into one almost full bottle.


Well that's it from me today. Have a good week!

Celebrate friends!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

43 comments:

  1. thanks for the glossy accents tip. I've had trouble with rusting.
    Thanks for the snoop around neighbor.
    Blessings,
    Robyn 10

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  2. Great tip and lovely work Fran!

    Create With Joy - 3
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  3. Hi Nan! Love your desk and all the bits and bobs laid out ready to go...yes it is all in the prep work isn't it :-). Hope we get to see the altered frame when you are finished as judging by this it will look great!! I am loving my Cuttlebug and have been busy buying some new dies for it lol! Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #5

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  4. Thanks for the tips. I have problems with mine clogging. Happy crafting #4

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  5. ah I use Dimensional Magic it does not clog like GA does and just store it in on the lid simple.. thanks for sharing though happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #16 I think

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  6. Thank you for the tip...Mine is rusted right now!

    Have the very best week!


    Hugs, Robin #23

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  7. Great advise I have been using pins for years and swear by them. Hope your internet problems are sorted soon.

    happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 13

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  8. That is a great tip--ugh, clogged glue bottles are SO frustrating!

    :)trisha
    #32 this week with
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  9. Thanks for the top tip with the GA! That is going to be one gorgeous frame - all your art parts look amazing - have fun with the construction. MMx #36

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  10. Great tip about the clogging problem. Really looking forward to seeing the altered frame. Hope the Wi-Fi gets sorted. Hugs Pam#38

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  11. Not fun when the internet plays up & hope all gets sorted quickly . A fun creative desk also. jill #39

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  12. great tip about the glue, I don't tend to have problems with my glossy accents, keep it on it's side, but use pins for other glues. like the shot of the desk, it looks very busy.Hope you get your chores done and your wifi sorted. Helen 20

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  13. Hi Nan, can't wait to see what your sneak peek is about, that is such a pretty flower.
    Have a great week
    Krisha #44

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  14. Happy WOYWW. Lovely busy desk. Hope you get your wifi sorted. We have just had a new community wifi system installed, and so far (fingers crossed!) it is working well. Ali x #49

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  15. Mine gets used up so fast it does not rust, but I have seen this happen to other crafters. Nice neat desk you have full of bits. Thanks for the sneak...

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  16. Thanks for the tip. Too late for me as I used an ordinary pin and now have a mini bottle of BLUE Glossy Accents. I use the tag from a clothes tag (you know the letter "T" bit) as Tim Holtz mentioned when a friend went to his workshop.
    Your sneak peek looks lovely - awaiting the reveal.
    Hugs, Neet xx 24

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  17. Ooh, am loving the sneaky peak of the flowers for your altered frame. I love anything metallicy and they look gorgeous!
    BTW, you're very welcome to come for Sunday lunch next week...I'll do casserole again for you...say 6pm? ;-)
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

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  18. Oh that sort of advice is worth money and makes you the GA Queen for sure! I'm loving the look of the preparations and intent on your desk, bet you enjoy the makings very much.

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  19. Looks like you're going to have some fun, that's a lot of bits and pieces to put together.
    have a good week
    Bishopsmate #77

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  20. We're liking the long shot of the desk. It's all very industrious. We think we can spy cogs ready to play with.

    Bears #79

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  21. Nice to see a different shot today Nan, looks like you've also got a big floor lamp placed next to your desk too. Great tip about the Glossy Accents. Hope you get the errands done and can get back to your desk again. I love working with self patterning wool, not only do you impress people because they think you can do fair isle or stranded colour work (way, way above me!), but it's also a lot of fun seeing how the patterns turn out.

    Hugs
    Brenda 1

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  22. Hi Nan...I look forward to seeing the completed frames. I've always use a T pin in the top of glossy accents. But recently I emptied a flower soft glue bottle and exchanged the long tip to glossy accents. It's works perfect...the long neck and cap can be stored upside down ready for applying.
    You can find a stick of chalk on my desk..Be well Carole #91

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  23. Looks like you're having fun still! Looking forward to seeing your new frame you're creating! I was MIA from visiting blogs for a few weeks because we were out of town. For my GA, I rap the bottom of the bottle on my work table to make the glue slide down out of the nozzle before placing on the cap.

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  24. Great workspace TFS! xx Jan (92)

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  25. Hi Nan, love the look of all the bits and bobs on your desk...that is going to be a fun project. Great tip, I too use long corsage pins and get no rusting. Cx #37

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  26. Thank you so much for the Glossy Accents tip! I have experienced rusting with mine so I will definitely be trying this! Happy WOYWW. Julie Ann xx #28

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog Nan. Your desk looks really exciting. Wouldn't mind getting my hand on some of those embellishments for my own projects!
    Have fun with your project.
    Gillian #69

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  28. I love all your interesting bits and pieces, can't wait to see the finished frame! Great tips for the glossy accents, I have similar problems with the glue I use but I so love to pick out the dried bits!
    Debxx

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  29. Would you believe it, I've tried to do the same thing! It's sooo expensive, well my first bottle I was ripped off, as it actually got cheaper! The little nozzle got blocked on mine so I a stuck a thin needle into it, which split the plastic...so, there I was with a full bottle and a half empty one trying to put the stuff in the other bottle. Good luck with that!! Have a great crafty week! Thank you for my crafty snoop!
    HaPpY WoYwW?!
    ((Lyn)) #59

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  30. A very interesting desk and thanks for tips re glossy accents. Happy WOYWW Anne x #99

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  31. I have never used glossy accents, but the tip will turn out useful as I really want to play with some. Love the look of the various things on your desk this week. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#74)

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  32. Happy WOYWW, Nan, love your desk, and your sneak peak...I am later than usual today, as I too have been doing laundry, for my grandson to come home and give me another load, grrr...I use the pin for my glossy accents too, makes a difference..love and hugs. Avril#95

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  33. that's a great organised work desk and the angle captures it well especially for us nosey lot that like a good snoop around! I hope we get to see the entire altered frame when its done loving those flowers.thanks also for the glossy accents tip and hope you have a fab week ahead crafty hugs Andrea #31

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  34. Wow Nan. This all looks so interesting. I think we all have problems with those pesky glue bottles. Peg 103

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  35. You are certainly under starters orders on your desk today - hope all turns out as you "see" it in your mind.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #64

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  36. wow your cuttlebug has its own space, mine usually lives on the floor, great desk, thanks for sharing Donna #52

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  37. You have definitely been busy putting your cuttlebug to good use and I love the look of all those bits you have cut. Also TFS your great tip about the GA, I am sure there are many of us out there that experience this problem. I hope you get your wifi sorted and have a great week! Danie #25

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  38. You have definitely been busy putting your cuttlebug to good use and I love the look of all those bits you have cut. Also TFS your great tip about the GA, I am sure there are many of us out there that experience this problem. I hope you get your wifi sorted and have a great week! Danie #25

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  39. Great desk view and flower, Nan! Thanks, too, for the useful tip about unclogging the GA! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for the visit to me! Have a great week and I hope you get your wifi troubles sorted out! Hugs, Darnell #12

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  40. Love the look of all those bits n pieces, would love to see the frame when it's done. Great tip about the glue, I always have trouble. I use nails and they always get stuck, so that is a great tip.
    Have a great week,
    Von #63

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  41. Hi Nan,

    Great tip on the glossy accents. That's a nice view of your desk, by the way.

    I'm not participating this week but wanted to stop by and say hi!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  42. Great tip on the pins for the Glossy Accents! Hope to make it back for a WOYWW one of these days...
    Alison x

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