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Hello my friends. Straight in this week with what we are all here for – my desk this late Tuesday evening. Part way through a project to make a shaped box – experimenting with the Ultimate Pro John bought me for Christmas. So – you can see – the DVD playing on the computer, giving me the instructions; a large orange tub with water and stencils (just haven’t gotten round to cleaning the stencils!!); a drawer unit with my brusho paints; a couple of unfinished dumfings; scissors; embossing tool; double sided tape; and the usual clutter with which we all surround ourselves.

And so to the project I’m working on – a triangular box. I shall decorate it tomorrow then see about popping some goodies into it. I have to say, the Ultimate pro is incredibly easy to use for making oddities like triangular boxes, fancy shaped cards…. you name it, really.

I have also managed extra time here at my desk this week – the previous two posts show some of the cards I have managed to make – challenge entries – but they gave me the opportunity to try out some different techniques, shapes, and ideas.

So, that’s us this week – short and sweet. We have booked ourselves tickets to go to the show on Friday in York. Yes, I realise that York is the other side of the Pennines from here, but we decided it wasn’t so very far when we considered the fact that we frequently go to the Lake District for a day! Anyone else going? If you are, do let us know, and we can meet for a cuppa? Apologies again for those who left any comments last week to which we did not reply. Some sites I just cannot reply to – usually Google+ folk – I do come and visit and read….

Take care my friends. God bless you.


If you want to find out quite why I am explaining what is on my workspace… pop over to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ and find us all.


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One Reply to “WOYWW353”


    Pat Taviss
    You clean your stencils? With me it is touch an go. I am finding my favorite ones are developing personality when I use the Carolyn Dube method. Hope all is well with you Margaret, and thanks for the visit. Happy Belated WOYWW Pat #61
    Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:32:18

    Thank you for your very kind comment on my new card! I appreciate it so much. I wish you a great weekend! Sussie, nr 44 WOYWW, sorry for being late…
    Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:35:26

    What a lovely box, Margaret – such pretty paper and an unusual shape too. That was a great Christmas present from John! Please send him my love and hope he’s feeling OK at the moment. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment. The visit with Mum wasn’t that good (they never are, unfortunately…) – things are not easy and she moans a lot. She is in the best place (although she can’t see it) because she is no longer capable of living even semi-independently these days. She will be 95 next month. I’ve been too busy lately and having to rest big time on days when not doing anything. Oh well, I suppose I’ll get back into a proper routine before long! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #53
    Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:57:26

    What a nice busy desk! The triangle box looks awesome – I can’t believe you made it! I don’t know what the Ultimate Pro is, but it certainly seems useful! Lindart #67
    Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:02:04

    April S.
    Love your desk. There looks like there is so much area to fill up with goodies. 🙂 April #55
    Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:32:31

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW and congrats on the first place. Lovely busy desk. I used to have an Ultimate Pro and, yes, they are great for boxes etc. Ali x #59
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 22:33:19

    Tilly Tea Dance
    Have a fab time in York – love the place, it’s where I grew up! Happy crafting, Max #51 🙂
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 21:57:36

    Christmas cards?Oh boy. You are good, challenges or not! I like the odd shaped boxes – can it go down to a much smaller size as well? Good girl for following the instructions! Enjoy York..look out for our Neet, she’s going to be demonstrating!
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:43:18

    Your desk looks very tidy, I must say. Those boxes make fun presents, I think. Will you show us the box when decorated, please. Wow, going to the show. That is fantastic! Wish I could come. You say ‘we’, so I assume John is coming too. I’m glad he is so much better and thinks he is up to it. Great. Have a good time. Sorry I´m late. I had my new computer today and I have been fiddling about with that but now I have everything going. (I am typing this on my new keyboard). I still have to sort out the printer and some speakers, but the system works! Have a great week and thanks for visiting me earlier. Lisca
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:26:49

    Actually, your desk looks pretty organised. That box is bloomin’ gorgeous. Thanks for popping over to see mine earlier. xx
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:02:59

    A lovely box Margaret. Enjoy the show – I plan to go to the NEC next week – can’t wait! Bernice
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:16:55

    hope you have a great time at the show in York, bit far for me for the day… and of course I’ll be working! Love that triangular box. Helen #21
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:24:33

    Hi Margaret, I love the triangle boxes. Enjoy the show Friday. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #39
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:19:31

    Lovely creative workspace! I had to go and look up the Ultimate Pro as I couldn’t figure out what it was. Very neat to have a tool that you can make goodie boxes and stuff on. Angie #54
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:09:33

    Thanks for the review of the Ultimate Pro. What a good hubby you have to buy something so useful.. that doesn’t involve cleaning the house LOL. Love how the box turned out. I might have to give that pro a closer look when they are on HSN next week Creative Blessings! Kelly #61
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:01:11

    Fab desk and great looking box Happy WOYWW Kathyk #14
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:16:50

    Hi Margaret, thanks for the visit to mine. Just got back from a lovely day’s skiing, cold but sunny so just about perfect. Your desk looks busy as usual and I’m pleased to see that I am not the only one surrounded by stuff Lol! As you can guess I am not going to York but looking forward to the NEC which is the week we get back. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:53:40

    Best wishes on your project. Your box looks fabulous and I have desk envy on such a neat area!! Have a great week and look forward to seeing your finished box!
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:57:05

    Hi Margaret! Thanks for stopping by today…. Your desk is looking very tidy and I’m intrigued by the Ultimate Pro. I get the feeling I’m going to be needing one of those in my future…! Morti #16
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:35:05

    Wow, you’re obviously making good use of the ultimate pro, that box is amazing. Have a great day at York, hope the weather is good for your trip over the Pennines. Cara x
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:51:12

    Hi Margaret, good to hear that John is feeling well enough for a theatre visit. He seems to be doing very well, bless him. Love the triangular box, very useful tool you have there.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:36:29

    Sharon K
    You have been busy this week. I had a look at your cards on the other posts. Beautiful! I love the Victorian one. It turned out lovely. The boxes you made look very unique. What are you going to use them for? Have fun at the show. I hope you share pictures. Have a great week Sharon K #48
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:15:17

    Thanks for visiting me earlier. What a fab box you’ve made….love the design. Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Annie x # 30
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:05:10

    Jan S
    I always wondered if the Ultimate pro was worth buying, looks like it is and I have some of that hearts paper, it’s been in the drawer for years, hope to see what you fill them with Jan no 43
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:51:36

    Hi Margaret, Great Desk shot – the box looks like it will be brilliant when it’s done! Lyns #26 x
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:01:50

    Diane F
    Good luck on your project. My husband only gets me stuff that I buy and wrap for him to give me!!! What a sweet husband you have! Diane – WOYWW #38
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:00:04

    Maggie Craner
    I have had the Ultimate Pro for a long time now, but I think I do need to get another board to do these boxes. I know Crafters Companion sell them singly for those of us who need to upgrade. Your triangular box looks brilliant. Thank you for your visit this morning and kind comments. Hope you have a good day and not too much of this awful rain which has been hammering down all night. xxx Maggie #25
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:53:17

    My mom teached me long ago how to fold a square shaped box (with a lid, and without glueing) but I’ve never tried to create a triangular box – I even never thought about it… how wonderful it looks! Happy woyww and hugs from Holland, Marit #34
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:42:56

    Well done with the box – it looks good. I made one last year but from cutting and folding – a bit tricky that way – but got there. Good to hear that John is doing well and that you can go to York together!! Take care .Anne x #32
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:28:40

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Hullo dear Margaret, Big congrats on numero uno! well done too on those boxes, really quite amazing. So glad John is well enough to go all the way to York from your place, pray for travelling mercies and an enjoyable time. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 7
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:13:44

    How fantastic to have a tool like that which does what you want in an uncomplicated way! That triangular box is fab, so much more fun than an ordinary oblong one 🙂 Have fun at York..hope you manage to meet up with friends! Hugs, LLJ 4 xx
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:44:22

    Diana Taylor
    Such a lovely and unusual box – it looks like you’ve really got to grips with your new machine. I would love one but I am put off by the amount of learning time I have to invest – it took me nearly a year to finally get round to getting the book out and learn how to thread up and use my new sewing machine! Hope you enjoy your show and have a good week, Diana #27
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:41:23

    oooh the show in York, John clearly is doing well. I love that triangular box, it looks fabulous.
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:40:53

    Loving the triangular box, what will you put inside it?
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:21:12

    you’re so good, cleaning stencils, I never bother with that. happy WOYWW from Vicky#8
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:09:48

    “See you Friday, See you Friday” that is me singing whilst my feet do the happy dance as I am still lying here in bed with my computer on my knee. Ooh, a triangular box – I made one of those once for a book I did but it was just “cobbled together” and so not very sturdy. In fact it is always falling in bits. Yours looks perfect – you must be pleased with what you can do with that Ultimate Pro. Until Friday my friend … Hugs, Neet xx
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 07:54:06

    What a lovely little box & the colours are pretty
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 07:51:35

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