Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Well it's Wednesday again - and time for a trip round Julia's followers of desks! Sounds mad but its addictive!

Here's my desk this week: There are my inchies for the UK Stampers inchy swap - this month we're doing Australia and Oceana. My inchies depict the Sidney Opera House (why wouldn't I pick that lol!) on top of Ayers Rock surrounded by the words Waltzing Matilda - I know a bit of a cliche song!

On the left there are some Tim Holtz stamps -and I need some advice please - the stamps have lost their stickiness - how do I get it back? They keep falling off my blocks.

PS - do you know what DH said to me the other day - "you're desk is a mess" he just doesn't get it does he?


Lulabelle said...

Happy WOYWW! I think your desk is just perfect as it is!
Fiona I am sure if you just wipe the 'cling' with a damp cloth and leave to air dry it should 'stick' again.

Karen said...

Love those inchies and I love your creative desk, it looks great!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #11

Rebekah said...

Lol at the comment of your desk being a mess, come on that is the point right?!!!! I don't know how to help you with the stickyness apart from cleaning sorry! Enjoying the mooch hugs Rebekah xx 57

sasa said...

Here is a link from the Splitcoast Stampers forum about that...lots of tips. I would try alcohol I think.

Thanks for sharing today, enjoy yourself...

Sasa at 12 (Sarah)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hi Fiona. Thanks for visiting me. I'm here to see YOU now!

WOW - that's not a MESS, it's CREATIVE . . . you really should eductate your DH!!!! LOL.

Wash cling stamps in soapy water or wipe with baby wipe, dry off and they SHOULD cling again. Isn't it FRUSTRATING when they keep falling off!!
Hugs, Sandra

Julia Dunnit said...

You need to show DH a couple of other desks on this blog hop, he'll be so thrilled yours isn't as bad as mine that he'll be quieted forever! Like those inchies, at first glance I thought they were postage stamps.

Twiglet said...

Creative = mess in my house too!!
If you haven't already, then please pop over to our blog shop and get your name down in the BIG celebration draw.

Good luck

Minxy said...

The inchies look fab {like julia i thought at first they were stamps too lol}
Like others have said, i think its just a case of washing the stamps in soapy water and letting dry.
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Fab creative mess! :)

And I'd agree with the above on cleaning the cling surface and leaving to dry.


S said...

Love the inchies. Thanks for the peek at your space.

Di said...

The inchies look great! I sometimes call my OH in to see other desks on WOYWW just so he knows I'm not really tooooo messy:) I would wash the stamps and leave them to air dry, it works on polymer ones so hope it does the trick for you honey! Di x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

You know what i do? I rollup pieces of masking tape so they stick to the rubber backing and also onto the accrylic blocks - it makes them really secure. It does work - I've tried it. I just love those inchies - I haven't really come across them before - will have to look it up on you tube.
Rebecca x x

Sammie said...

LOL -my workspace does have to be tidy because I don't have one. Last week it was the coffee table and to day it's the bed. Maybe that's why I just don't do all that deliciously messy, inky stuff that you do. (Stamps still in packaging -but they look very pretty!)

Lots of love to you xxx

Sammie said...

P.S I also thought those lovely inchies were postage stamps! They look great.

Anonymous said...

That's a great desk, don't think I've ever seen such a well used craft mat before! Not sure about the stamps, warm water is usually good.

Brenda 84

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo that looks interesting - some great makes in the making there!
So annoying when they lose their cliing - I agree with the rest - soapy water works.

Cameron said...

Hubby's are clueless sometimes...haha! Love to see a messy shows creativity at work!!

Carola Bartz said...

I love the mess on your desk, it looks great. DH has no idea... About the clinginess of the stamps, I would also opt for cleaning and air drying, then they should be fine again. Happy WOYWW.

Anonymous said...

Love a messy creative desk. Those inchies look super! You can clean your stamps with alcohol blending solution and paper towel.

okienurse said...

Love you messy and creative desk! DH is like my DH and doesn't get it! I was my stamps in a stocking bag when they really get disgusting. I put the clear block and stamps in it and run it through a gentle wash! I know I'm lazy but it works! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #162

The Crafty Elf said...

Nope....he doesn't get it, you're right, and that's OK!

Tertia said...

Your DH needs to go on this hop to see what a mess is! He has no clue, has he? Men, they wouldn't know creativity if it slaps them in the face LOL
Love those inchies.
Happy belated WOYWW

Dragon said...

Still doing my rounds... Your bloke should see my space!! He would think you are angelic!!! Tee hee...hope you are having a good week

SDCrafts said...

Take note next time DH's desk/car/work bench/cupboard - anything! - is a mess and strike back! The main thing is, your desk is your space.

Been poorly so short & sweet this week
Shirl #38 again!