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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #455

Morning peeps. It's that time again when we grab a coffee and have a little browse round other people's desks. If you want to join in, the event is hosted by the lovely Julia Dunnit over at The Stamping Ground. It's easy to join in!!

Here's my desk Tuesday afternoon just as  I was reaching the losing-the-will-to-live stage. I had spent the whole day sorting out my sentiments. I don't know about you, but if I'm stamping or printing I tend to do a few. Plus all the shop bought ones.....Over time, there has been a bit of an explosion but I could never find what I wanted.   
This is my box of Christmas sentiment that I finished sorting in the morning. Look at them all in their neatly labelled little packets!! I know I am very very sad but I can't tell you how good this makes me feel. I do like a little bit of order in my life. Christmas stash is still awaiting a checkover before I put it away. It never got done in January because I had the lurgy and I like to get it all sorted for next year before it gets returned to  the depths of my cupboard and make sure I have a good stash of cards done in advance. I think hubby is getting a  bit fed up with the boxes on the chest of drawers!
Mum and my sister came over Monday and we had a bash at one of those new dies. Here is my first one, the suitcase which my sister wanted to make. It isn't finished yet as I ended up helping them sort theirs out. We also attacked that WIP box - about 12 cards were made and I have a few ready to finish today. (And just look how tidy that desk is after all my hard work)

This last photo is a few mats I made using up scraps from the WIP box cut into strips. I even kept the scrap from one of  the mats when I trimmed it.  This also makes me happy. I hate throwing stuff away, I'm such a hoarder, there really is no hope.

Oh, and the ironing still isn't done. I'm actually debating whether to put it all back in the washing and start again.........

Have a great Wednesday!!





Wednesday, 14 February 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #454

It's quite clear actually, although I may have cunningly shown you the best bit. Finally seem to be catching up with life, classes and commissions.

Received these beauties on Monday and have been restraining myself from even opening the packaging until other stuff is done. Which it now is.

Today is a more or less at home day for me. I need to at least start that pile of ironing at some point - an iron has not been lifted in this house (by me) for over two months. Which does  kinda beg the question what is in that pile? But apart from that my obligations are few. And the rest of the week stretches ahead gloriously uncluttered by things I don't really want to do. Bliss.

I'm showing my desk as part of WOYWW a weekly blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia. Everyone is welcome.

So I'll be in and out today, nosing around and hoping my comments get through - I received a flurry of emails saying they hadn't last time, I'm not sure what all that was about but will try and check back this week.

Hopefully by next week I may have a little project to show you.

Now where to start?

Have a lovely Wednesday!!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday some number or other...

Huh. Been trying to add a picture since 9.30 am. In the end I emailed it to myself. This is why I no longer blog!!



Was it worth it? Not a lot to show, been gelli printing. Big box behind sapphire is in the WIP box. Haven't been in there for months. Plastic container to right are my prepped and to be prepped class projects. Empty cup of tea.

It is now 4.03pm (and still light lol). I probably won't get round anyone now, as I still haven't made OH's birthday card (for tomorrow), I've been faffing with this all day.
And I don't know yet if it will load, fingers crossed. But hopefully I made it guys! How you doing?

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

OK but….

Well that was painless but it actually told me it didn’t work.

Dontya just love technology? Right going to do a WOYWW post. Yay!!

Monday, 23 January 2017

Craft Club Cards

Busman's holiday at the weekend as I went to Claire Bear's Craft Club for a crafty afternoon. 

We made two cards. The first was a twist and pop card, which I've been itching to try (you know how I love a kinetic card). It was certainly easier being shown how to do it than having to figure it out myself!!















































Really taken with these and have made a few blanks up to be decorated while I had the instructions firmly in my head!

Next we made a circle rocker stepper card. As you can probably see I got rather taken by one of the stamp sets Claire had brought and used it for both cards. I am entering this one in the current Try It On Tuesday Challenge which is 'Anything but a square'. Think this counts!!

See ya soon.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

What's On Your Wokr Desk? Wednesday #398

Here's my desk this chilly, bright, Wednesday morning. I've been prepping for an ATC class with my cardmaking group in a couple of weeks (yes, I'm getting bored of the cards). The card at the top is to demonstrate to the sceptic in the group that they can be used as toppers - not something I've ever done before but I rather like this card. The ubiquitous list of course, suppose I'd better look at that in a moment and a few essential tools. This is actually quite tidy for me.

So, I've not been around much lately, and I do have a lot to get through today sooooooo I probably won't get around to everyone's desk today, it'll be mainly touching base with old friends. But I will pop over to yours if you visit tho it may be tomorrow.

Oh, you don't know what I'm talking about? Well, WOYWW is a group where crafty peeps have a snoop around each other's desks every Wednesday to see what they're up to. Been doing it for years the nosy beggars. Pop over here to find out more and join in why don't ya?

Happy WOYWW!!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Atishoo! Atishoo! for Try It On Tuesday

In by the skin of my teeth but I am going to try really hard to do at least one challenge a month this year! 

So I had a look at Try It On Tuesday where I used to be a regular – hi girls! and the challenge was to use tissue. 

I have used a printed tissue to get the image for my topper.  Started off bright and fresh this one but became increasingly grungier as time went on, and the light’s been so bad he last couple of days I’m not sure about the colours! 

 Still, might be another technique to try out with one of my craft groups.

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