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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday WOYWW #463

Wednesday again! and only a handful of weeks till the 9th anniversary and ATC swap! I shall be swapping extra ATCs so do contact me if you are interested.
9th anniversary of what I hear you ask? Well hop on over to The Stamping Ground the home of WOYWW, read all about it and join in!

So, this week's desk. I need to finish off some off this stuff in my to do pile. (A different pile to the WIP box which rarely gets a visit). I've spread it out so it looks a bit more interesting - remnants from classes and playing that need to get made into a card or 'filed' away.Still need to do the cover of that ATC book.  Couple of hours should get that done. I'll be round to visit but might not be till later. Got some work to do on my 'other' desk that will keep me away from the pc today

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 462

Morning Deskers! Home today, everyone is out until late, no visitors expected, no need to go out. Sounds like a crafty day with a bit of deskhopping to me.

I went to Ally Pally at the weekend. The stash is already secreted away, you'd never know I'd bought a thing. I haven't however found a place to put these yet, the results of the 6 workshops I managed to fit in.

Here I have CASED a design by Sue Wilson, who very kindly explained how she made this card after I commented how much I liked her sample. Tried it out with my crafty ladies at class yesterday as well. They were very impressed with what they made!

I am finishing up another mini book which I am going to use to hold my ATCs from a monthly swap I'm in with the girls at UKPC. It's pretty busy, I used up some of the papers from my last gelli class.

 I have lots of prep to get finished, but hope to get round to everyone today, I have failed miserably the last couple of weeks. Why am I telling you this? Because today's post is about the weekly WOYWW bloghop. It's easy to do and lots of stuff to look at. For more info and to join in go here.

Happy Wednesday.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 460

Well what a grey day, bit like my mood today! Anyhow, it's Wednesday, time for a bit of desk hopping with WOYWW via The lovely Julia's blog Stamping Ground. Check it out and join in why don't ya?

On my desk this week my (almost) finished holiday album. It's nothing special, just wanted to play with putting together the album and adding a few piccies but quite pleased with it. Now I understand the basics I shall try and do some 'pretty' ones. Hopefully quicker, as faffing about with the photos really held me up!!

Love this paper with the surfers. Lots of surfers where we go in Tenerife.

Wish I could see that view today.

As you can see I didn't really theme this album, just used up all sort of bright coloured papers . But I think it works.

Oh well, onwards and upwards. Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday.
I need to make a 1st birthday card with a llama on it today, but before I can do anything else today I need to tidy up!


Monday, 19 March 2018

Spring Is In The Air?

Had an unexpected day in the studio on Saturday as 'The Beast from The East' disrupted other plans. 

Had so much fun playing with this cute die set to make this matchbox card I almost forgot about the snow. 
Need to squeeze a bit of chocolate in there somewhere though!  

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #458

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for our weekly snoop around the work desks of the great and the good courtesy of our host Julia of Stamping Ground. Hop on over to join in with WOYWW why don't ya, we don't bite.

Hi all, I'm back from me hollibobs all ready and raring to go! Third wash is in the machine, I've been out for a long walk (trying to keep up all that walking we did when we were away), put in a tesco order for delivery tomorrow and tidied up the kitchen and dining room. Troops have all gone off to work, now for (more) ME time.

I watched a lot of u tubes on holiday so itching to have a play with my Eileen Hull Dies. I've nearly finished the suitcase (piccies to follow) but today I am going to have a play with this:-

I'm going to make a little holiday album from our trip while it is fresh in my mind - we have been there so many years we don't usually take many photos but I have just a few that would make a little mini album and I always work better at things when I know why I am making it.

So that's it, cuppa at the ready, I'm off! Happy WOYWW. 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Waht's On your Workdesk (Chuckle) ? Wednesday #446

Morning all, hope you are all warm and safe this wintry Wednesday morning here in the UK. A perfect day for some virtual snooping courtesy of Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground. Go on, join in why don't you!!

My  desk, and you would be forgiven for thinking there is some kind of Easter/Mother's Day vibe going on. Even a bit of Christmas!! In reality I just got round to unpacking the box to see what was there, maybe I'll get to that later in the week. The yellow card at the back is a bow card I made for my mum so that's done and dusted. Today I have no deadlines and no chores so its a play day. I  may do a little more tidying - all patterned and plain scraps have now been sorted into an orderly fashion and I've even been using them. Go me. Might finish that suitcase as I got a super set of stamps with one of my mags.

Will have to limit my pc today as I am having some real issues with my wrist at the mo - always something!!  I also seem to have developed tennis elbow (my diagnosis not GPs) so its probably best I'm here alone as I'm a bit of an old grumpy puss today. I think I need sunshine (and warmth!!)

Have a lovely Wednesday xx

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!!

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