Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW # 150

Welcome to my desk! It's football crazy this week...

I'm working on a mini album (my first!) of my visit to Anfield in 2004. 
It's not turning out how I envisioned it.  It's more distressed, less pretty. 
But I think I like it.  And I'm having fun making it...

By the way, last weeks planned tidy didn't really happen. 
I thought about it. 
A lot. 
The floor is a bit tidier. 
Anyway back to the desk... 

You'll never walk alone lyrics for inspiration...

Various tools... football brads...

the club crest... various red, white and black bits'n'bobs...
football ribbon which I'm desperate to include somehow but it might not work now as it's evolved from the original design...

paints... my trusty craft knife...
a 'carve your own postcard' postcard (I'm going to do something on it for a male friends birthday - I thought it was a bit different!)
and some button rub ons which I've left on my desk to make myself use them (hasn't worked yet!!)  Anyone know if they work on perspex?  I have another mini album lined up after this one. 
I'm trying to be strict with myself and only have two projects on the go at once  (the theory is it will make me tidier) and seeing as I also have a beading project on the go the perspex album will have to wait...

If you are wondering why I'm showing you my desk check out Julia's.  I like the sound of the birthday ATC swap.  Never made an ATC before...

Thanks for stopping by, YNWA


  1. Hi Laura, I just wanted to say thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. It's really appreciated.
    I love your Liverpool collection there. That'll make some project!! Hubby is a Liverpool fan too whereas our 10yr old son is Chelsea crazy. Will be interesting in our house very soon : )
    Take Care and have a great day x

  2. Great football bits and pieces, I'm a Chelsea fan myself. What a clever post card, never seen one like that before.
    Have a great week.
    Von #29

  3. Great project - with the ribbons can you use them to bind the book when its finished? Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  4. My kind of desk - football and crafty! Lol but not the right team for me I'm afraid. Though I have been to Anfield to watch my boys(Bristol Rovers)back in the 90's for a FA Cup replay. How about making a football rosette type thingy with the ribbon? Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

  5. I am a Manchester United fan living in Australia, actually the whole family follows them. Happy creating with your team colours.

    Eliza #103

  6. Looks a great start to that mini and I agree, it's so important you actually enjoy what you are doing. Things never go quite to plan I find....

    Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!

  7. Don't worry about being tidy, if it helps you should always have 2 things on the go - more fun that way. I don't see why rub-ons should not work on perspex, try using an old rub on first as a trial. Lovely football pieces you have there. Regards, Anne #30

  8. Ah, you're talking to the queen of prevarication here :D I think a lot about tidying up too, but amazingly, it never seems to get done, lol!!! Funny, that, isn't it?? Your Anfield LO is going to be fun when it's done.
    Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

  9. Intrigued by the postcard, never seen one before...
    Sophie x

  10. Hi Laura,

    I's interesting how things evolve, sometimes not the way we intended. I bet your mini album comes out looking great.

    I love rub ons. I use them on my canvases all the time. They are hard to find at the two craft stores that I go to. The last that I bought were from

    Thanks for sharing your desk!

    Happy WOYWW

  11. Looks like a good project - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

  12. The do work on perspex but aren't so resistant to being rubbed off in wear and tear.I think the album will be fab,, and I'm pretty sure the ribbon can have its place - even just to tie it shut! I'm a one job at the time gal and still am pathologically incapable of working tidily, so I shall look forward to seeing if you think your new modus operandi is helpful!

  13. Well, you're certainly well prepared. I love You'll Never Walk Alone song - even though I must admit I'm an Arsenal fan.

    Thanks for already visiting my desk this week.
    Sherry x
    WoYwW # 28

  14. Great desk - I love making mini albums - there is one sitting on my desk this week almost finished! Jacqui #119

  15. I'm a Spurs fan, but still love your goodies, would love to see it completed, Have a great week, Hugs May x x No2

  16. Good luck finishing the album, not a footy fan myself Rugby's my game, will look forward to seeing the finished article tho

    Lisa #112

  17. ...well I can honestly say i've not seen one done with a football theme so will be interesting to see yours when finished...Mel :)

  18. interested in what you do with the postcard. be sure and post when you have it finished. thanks for sharing.

  19. I'm intrigued by the carve your own postcard!
    Looks like you're enjoying your project. #40

  20. Well that will be bright and cheery when its finished, luckily they have great colours! Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

  21. Might you be a Liverpool Fan I wonder!!lol
    It sounds like a great project and sometimes just going with the flow you end up creating something completely different to how you envisaged it but equally beautiful.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #69


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