Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WOYWW #206 Olloclip and new point and shoot

What's on Your My Work desk Wednesday

Last Friday the announcement I had been waiting for came through on the Spellbinders Blog to say I had qualified for Round 2 of the 2013-2014 Spellbinders Design Team.

I am excited beyond recognition, to say the least. The excitement gave me a massive headache for the day, I was so disoriented I took the dishes to the toilet instead of the kitchen sink. I had tried out last year and didn't get past Round 1 but I vowed never to give up as I love my Spellbinders Dies ever since I set my eyes on them in 2008.

You can see all 37 successful applicants HERE.

Now to buckle down and design for Round 2.

In March I became a member of Spellbinders International Blog Ambassadors Team, designing for their new International Flair Section called Explore Beyond.

Of course I can't show my desk but I will show you my new toy, its an Olloclip and is a lens for your IPHONE. I first saw amazing photos taken by Teresa Franco using her IPHONE using the  Olloclip and just had to have one. The detail on the macro setting is amazing. It also has wideangle and fisheye. I can see I am going to have some fun with this new toy that fits into my handbag.

Then a few days later my Nikon point and shoot died on me....what did I do wrong!!! So off I went yesterday to find me a Canon Point and Shoot. I almost didn't know what to get, there were too many choices. So my decision was based on picture quality and full HD video capacity and low light perfect shots and was sold on the
Canon Powershot S110. These 3 criteria fulfilled the requirements of when I shoot in my dungeon, as I do a lot of photos with my point and shoot more than my DSLR (for now).
It has 12 mega pixels, 5x zoom and the picture quality is awesome, even looking through the screen which is HUGE is awesome, I am no longer shooting blind. It comes in black and white, I chose white just to be different LOL so I could find it in my handbag. It is so intelligent I am scared of it lol. It has touch screen capabilities which scared the heebeegeebees out of me. It also has manual control like a DSLR.
12.1 Megapixels High-Sensitivity CMOSFull HD

HS System3.0Low Light
So I'm off to study this new camera of mine in between crafting,
If you'd like to see what I design on my desk, run over to my 

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day, I had a brilliant one thanks to my daughters who surprised me by coming down after work, they live 3 hours drive from me so its very precious time I have with them when they can make it.

Julia's Stamping Ground will show you more desks around the world. Anniversary ATC coming up in WOYWW #208-are you ready?  
Yes I have changed the colour of my blog, the black background doesn't work and I found that out when I visit a lot of black background blogs, it is impossible to view and seems to fade into oblivion while I am reading. 


craftydebs said...

Good luck with the Spellbinders quest! I have a Canon too they're great aren't they. Have a good day!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Well done getting to round 2..hope you go all the way. Interesting attachment for your phone, don't think I've seen one before. Happy WOYWW. Pam#14

Janene McAnally said...

What beautiful daughters you have Bridget!! Congrats on getting through to the second round and I hope that you go all the way :-). I am partial to Canon cameras and have 2! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #19

Eliza said...


Brilliant little camera, I so love Canon cameras, mine is the SX40 40HD and I can't fault it. Fantastic photo of you and your daughters. Oh and I am in love with that iphone lens, you must send me the link.

Eliza & Yoda 48

Helen said...

wow, what a fun looking gadget - does it only go on the iphone? I am just waiting in for my first smartphone (bit behind the times!) but I love photography... Have a good week. Helen, 16

Ria Gall said...

Hi Bridget
Congrats on getting through round one I am sure you will make it on to the DT.
I will be showing my daughter your lens for the iphone as she is very in to cameras
Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
Ria #21

famfa said...

Oooh I want an olloclip too, look forward to seeing what you do with yours. Are you on Instagram? I'm addicted.
Lovely photos of your daughters
Famfa 105

glitterandglue said...

All the best with your spellbinder application.
What lovely pictures of you and your girls. Glad you had such a wonderful day.
Have a great week.
Margaret #64

Mary said...

Awww, sweet mum and daughter photos! I'm so excited you are now at Round 2...I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! 35 days until I hit your shores....I'll send you an email about one of the plans my kids have....I know we can work around that plan...see you soon.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day. what fun you must have had together.

I must see about that Cannon. I've been hooked on wanting a Nikon for so long, a Cannon was never part of my choices.

I wish you the best with your next round of eliminations. I believe you will do well.

Happy WOYWW from # 6.

Carole said...

Best of luck with the design team, I love Spell Binders. Sweet photo of you and your daughters.

Maisie Moonshine said...

CONGRATULATIONS BRIDGET!!!! Wow good for you! I've got everything crossed for you. Thanks for your visit today and have a creative week. MMx #114

Sarah Evans said...

What a cool gadget! I am so jealous of IPhone users - I really want one after seeing that.

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

RosA said...

Hi Bridget,
I'm sure you'll be thrilled with your new camera. I've had a few Canons over the years and they are always good. (Although I also have a purse size Panasonic which I love and which I use for most everything these days. I'm over lugging around heavy SLRs with lots of lenses.)
I don't believe you can't do that shaving cream technique. It's very simple, really :)
Thanks for dropping by too,
RosA # 41

MaxineD said...

Love my Canon Powershot, old though it now is in digital terms - I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
The phone attachment looks lethal.

Caro said...

What a fab gadget for your iphone. I have a Nikon camera, but will have to look at the Canon when the Nikon dies! Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

Shaz Brooks said...

Good luck with the camera choice- there are just an overwhelming number to choose from these days- you can hardly make up your mind. And as soon as you do, you find another that might have been a better choice! Oh well, thats technology today for you, I suppose. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz#85 xx

April Story said...

Your girls are beautiful. I cannot wait to see the pictures you take with your iphone attachment.
April #147

Shoshi said...

What a great post, Bridget! First of all, many congratulations on becoming a Spellbinders Design Team member - how exciting! Hope you'll share lots of what you do. Also, the attachment for your iPhone looks brilliant. What a clever gadget, and so tiny too! I love the Mother's Day photos too - really gave me a lift to see those.

Thanks for your lovely comment. If I have managed to reveal just a taste of that beautiful country and its people, I shall be very pleased! Most people will never get to visit - even from Europe. It's not exactly a No. 1 holiday destination, and this is part of its attraction because it is so unspoilt by tourism. Watch out for further posts as the ones on the buildings and architecture, and the folk art and textiles will be fun!

Have a great week.


artatag said...

What an interesting tool this olloclip is. Great!
Gabriele #61

Bobby said...

My granddaughter got one of those for her iPhone for Christmas. Looks interesting but I'm stuck with my old Canon SD750. Good enough for who it's for. lol


G'day Bridget
thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. As usual I am late getting around but here I am at last :o). WAHOO to you and I hope they pick you for a DT memeber. Good luck in the next round. Your daughters look gorgeous. Have fun with the new toy!
Annette In Oz # 11

Dorothy H said...

Congrats on making round 2! I do wish you all the very best and can get on the Spellbinder's DT. OK you reallly made me want an Olloclip too as I always have my phone on my but not my camera...and your daughters are so gorgeous hun. They both look just like you as well. How blessed you are! Dorothy WOYWW #162

Neet said...

Oh dear, re the camera. You always take nice photographs so hope the new one(s) turn out ok for you.
Congrats on the Spellbinders team round 2 - if you get there I might be seeing you in America next January as I always go to CHA.
Fingers crossed for you.
Hugs, Neet xx

BJ said...

Thanks for popping by BJ#1

MaggieC said...

Good luck with your Spellbinders challenge. We have gone over completely to Sony products for our cameras, and even my new phone is a Sony Ericsson, which has taken a week to get to grips with properly. The bridge camera has a phenomenal zoom, so good that on full magnification the moon will not fit in the viewfinder. Thank you for your visit this week and your very kind words. xx Maggie

Morti said...

WTG Bridget! Well done you! I'll keep everything crossed for you in the next round...

I have an Olympus camera that does supermacro work, so I know the appeal of a decent wide angle lens!