Wednesday, 16 February 2011

WOYWW

Well it's not ON the desk but it is just above the desk, this is my new holder for my homemade blending blocks.

My husband and myself made the blocks and he created the holder for them. I have been using the new blocks and they work just fine, so pleased with them cost a fraction of the amount several branded blocks would have been.
That's it short and sweet from me this week, if your wondering what this is all about pop over to The Stamping Ground and join in the worldwide nosey of other people's desks/workplaces.
Thanks for looking and I will try to visit as many as I can this week.

46 comments:

Andria said...

Your blending blocks are fab, would love to hve a go with those lol.Happy WOYWW.
Andria - 22

Susan said...

They look great. Very clever of you and hubby!
Susan xxox #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

jude said...

Wow they are fab!Wish my hubby was into DIY would save me a fortune your so lucky.They make fab display.happy Wedensday
hugs judex22

Amanda said...

What a cleaver idea, will need to show my hubbie now.

Helen said...

Very clever! You are right, the branded ones are expensive.

okienurse said...

WOW I like the shape of your home made blending blocks. I think you did a great job creating them. Thanks for sharing.
Vickie #30

Shaz in Oz. said...

Ooo arr, how impressive is that,blenders at your finger-tips!! I will keep you posted on the ATG if I can mange to remember.. as have arthritic hands was worried about ease of use, but was assured it was easy-peasy, and it is very very easy to use (not to load had to watch how to do this on YouTube as diagrams are HOPELESS!) the final decision will depend on how long a roll of tape lasts as have always found with previous ones they run out in a blink!! as our dollar is good it did not cost me too much or would not have bought it. It was $75 bought here in Oz or $25 at Custom Crops online in US, and post was almost same as post to here in Oz. I always find that weird..anyway love it so far.
Shaz in oz.x

sandra de said...

Now that is a clever idea. Hope it works well for you, looks super convenient above your desk.
Sandra #69

Leonie said...

Lucky girl!!- fairy fantastic!- happy woyww!
fairy blessings leonie:-)

Sue said...

Hi ya
ohwow your blendin blocks look fab, clever hubbie,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (31)

Neil said...

VERY good idea that. I've been thinking about doing something like that too but not got around to it! Thanks for visiting me this morning. Have a great day

Elizabeth said...

Hi, your blenders and holder look very decorative - a great idea too, blenders to hand. Thanks for visiting my blog this morning. In answer to your question about the Ottlite, I think it is well worth the investment because you can see colours as they really are even if you are crafting at night. My eyes are definitely not as good as they used to be, I have to wear strong lenses, so for me the lamp is a boon. We are using the new bulbs around the house now, those ones the government want us to use, but the light they give off is awful giving everything a yellow tinge. With the lamp I can colour in or read at night without straining at all. Hope this helps you make your decision. Elizabeth x #61

JoZart said...

Those blocks are amazing. Well done for the initiative.
BTW I see you are in Warrington, well if you are interested, we are getting together in community centre in Padgate on Sunday for a new stamping/papercraft group. If interested, email me. Plenty of space, anything goes, nice people and low cost. It's been great fun the last two times since we started.
JoZarty x

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

fab blocks.

Artyjen said...

Fab bit of DIY crafting! Thanks for your visit ;)
xoxo Sioux

Dee . . . . . said...

Wow! Your blocks are great - love how you have organised them too. Fab idea

Dee#94

karen said...

Oooh, very spiffy blocks and holder! How clever of you and your hubby! And they even look pretty!
Thanks for the visit!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen

Morti said...

OOOH - fab blending blocks! You should post up a tutorial on it - I'm sure many of us would be interested! Thanks for stopping by....

Twiglet said...

Great idea and I love your little cards below too!!

Chrysalis said...

The blocks look great - so good to have stuff close to hand. Love your work - thanks for visiting my blog x

Dezinaworld said...

fabulous blending blocks what a great idea.
hugs June x

Scrapcollectr said...

Lovely new holder and lovely husband to do it!
Enjoy and thanks for visiting...
*smile*
#27

butlersabroad said...

Great work on the blending tools! I only have a couple but would like more but agree, too expensive to get them for all ink colours. I'll have to show my hubby this and ask him if he needs another project!!! have fun using them!

Hugs
Brenda 100

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Now that's very clever! I would have never thought to make my own! Very creative!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the blocks- great idea Shaz #131

judith@poppy cottage said...

Your blending blocks look awesome, clever you and your Hubby! I've seen them made with chess pieces tpoo, but these are great. Judith xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Brilliant Scrapcat, what DH would call a proper job! Hope you have hours of fun putting them neatly away each time - very easy to do, therefore likely to be done - genius!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

My hubby made my blending tools as well. See these men are good for some things!!

Andrea.xx

Alisonw30 said...

Great idea for the blending blocks, you could market that!!

Alison x

Chelle said...

Those look great. #98

Carola Bartz said...

Super-cool blending blocks, what a great idea!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love your blenders and that handy little rack to hold them all. what a sweet hubby!

Sue from Oregon said...

Very handy dandy indeed. Nice storage solution for them as well! Happy WOYWW!

Spyder said...

Now that looks so well made, fabulous job! Happy WOYWW! #66
(Lyn)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

How handy, what a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sue #21

nerllybird said...

Brilliant idea! I wish I had some of them....I noticed the comment about the daylight lamp as well, they're well worth having, particularly when you're using difficult-to-match colours after dark.
Helen S

Karen said...

What a fab idea with those blending blocks and I love how you are storing them :)
Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day,
Karen #59

Ciara said...

They are brilliant Andrea! It's always nice to use things that are home made, especially when you've made them yourself!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Scrapcat, Enjoy visiting your blog and admiring your work so please pop along to my blog: http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com where an award awaits you. Elizabeth x

Nicky said...

Love your blending tools and the storage you have made all neat and tidy ~ Nicky no.6

RosC said...

Great idea. I've managed to get away with only 3 or 4 tools and a filing system for the sponge pieces. It's a bit clunky so I might follow your example.
Thanks, Ros.

HarmonySweetpea said...

Great storage solution!

Pam said...

You have been busy they look fab hugs Pam x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I think your husband is really sweet for helping you! Great idea!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

Fiona Whitehead said...

Wow don't they look fab - they are just screaming out "Use Me" - love the assorted colours x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great to have a hubby who can do this for you and how nice to have it all organized and neat with a place for them. although actually, i don't know what they're used for.