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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #520


That's a big number, congratulations everyone on the 10th anniversary of WOYWW.

My desk this week is empty apart from the actual ATCs I have made for the anniversary swap. When prepping for yesterday's craft class I was playing with wreath stamping and fell in love with some of the trial pieces I made. So they have been cut down into ATCs. Not my usual thing at all, but I love the colours.

I decided I would use my teeny block stamp set to add the number 10 - anyone who has these will know they are virtually impossible to stamp without catching the edges of the rubber so I just did on-purpose-very-bad-stamping. Kind of works.

My apologies for not getting back to peeps last week, my Weds afternoon/eve went completely off track - but in a nice way, my daughter in law to be and my daughter both turned up unexpectedly and we had a bit of an impromptu wedding planning event. It's going to be LOTR themed. Anyhow, I never got back to the pc (there may have been prosecco involved). Today hasn't been much better as I had to take the car into the garage so lost my morning and early afternoon faffing about and only just now getting on the pc. (Again, how did I manage when I was working?)

Anyhow, I have sufficient ATCs to send to my swap partner, Angela, Shaz and Neet. Which leaves one more if interested. Now it only remains for me to link to Julia at Stamping Ground, the wonderful host who has made it all happen and wish everyone a very happy anniversary. Happy Wednesday all, I look forward to many more......

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

What's On Your Work Desk? Wednesday #???

Been AWOL again for a few weeks and  no idea where we are in the scheme of things but I know we are getting close to the 10th anniversary so I have been working on my swaps, which will be ATCs. I shall have about 4 extra if anyone is interested. Meanwhile I have been sorting out the previous swaps and putting them into an album. Recognise any of them? I believe I have got up to number 6, and I may pop out and sit in the garden to do the rest as it's a lovely afternoon here in London. (Mind you won't get much desking done if I do that.

Picture's up the wrong way but don't time have time to sort (for which read can't be bothered) as I am late posting due to hairdressers this am. At least I look presentable again. Had to ask again for my over 60s discount.... guys, its been 2 1/2 years, I don't look THAT good!!

Why am I telling you this? Well, it's Wednesday, time to snoop around the desks of fellow crafters and see what's up. Courtesy of the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop on over and join in why don't ya?

Happy WOYWW one and all. 

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - WOYWW#513

Morning all!! 

My desk(s) this morning are pretty tidy as I was on a mission last night into the wee hours to unpack, put away and make-up after craft class. We did faux watercolour/stamping and it left me with a few toppers to be made into cards. I find if I don't finish making up any bits the same day I might as well chuck them because it'll never get done. The WIP boxes are full enough already. 

My task for today is to make a dent in this pile of stash for my demos at the weekend. I am attending a new store opening in Hemel Hempstead and I'm hoping they actually have the new stock on  the shelves. I have some pretty paper pads in there. And in  case you are wondering, yes, in my opinion this is tidy, its just a pile of stash, not a pile of projects!!

So why am I telling you this? Well Wednesday is deskhop day, courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop on over and join in, I dare ya!! Happy Wednesday folks.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #512

 Morning deskers. Welcome to all and sundry taking part in the weekly blog hop at Stamping Ground. Pop on over for details, post a photo of your desk and join in!

Tuesday tidyup didn't get finished as I had to go out early eve, so this week you get treated to a really messy space. At Tuesday classes I never really get my 'sample' card finished as I end up helping people individually. So what you see here are the 'bits' I demo'd that I will now make up into cards or whatever. The actual card we made is the one towards the back of the desk with a frame - the pegged one is one I am finishing up!! There are a lot of stamps about on the desk - I like to store my stamps by company but I have lots of individual stamps that defy that classification or didn't come as a set and increasingly it would be useful if they were somehow catalogued and stored by genre, ie splodge stamps, butterfly stamps etc. It's kind of done like that but I haven't maintained it over the years. That's gonna be a big job.

Inexplicably both wrists and elbows are giving me a lot of grief today and I have a lot to do - I wanted to do some housework (well that's a lie, I never WANT to do housework but the bathrooms are minging) and I have docrafts demos weekend after next and I have yet to look properly at my kit and start making samples. Plus classes to prep for. Anyhow, must be off, have a good Wednesday.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

Morning all. It's time for our weekly bloghop to see what everyone is up to courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop on over and check it out, join in why don't ya? 

Actually writing this late Tues afternoon. Have been on holiday in Tenerife, and had my first class today with my ladies since getting back. I noticed that the scissors were getting a bit icky so resolved that this afternoon I would go through all the packs and give them a good clean. While I was at it, I picked up all those laying around the craft room. This is the result.

Mind you, it doesn't include the scissors in my docraft demo kit, the trio I have in pretty much every room in the house, the hidden dressmaking scissors, and the selection of left and right children's scissors I use when doing kid's crafts.

I think I might have a serious scissor addiction.

And just for something pretty, this is the card we made at class.  
This is my sample and also  for my mum so shhh don't tell her.

Happy Wednesday guys. 

EDIT: 10.25 PM.  PC went a bit crazy this evening so I have NOT managed to get round. After much mucking about it transpires my control key had got stuck so my key strokes were doing all sort of crazy commands!! I have sorted that now but am left with a screen view that is so small it is almost impossible to read. So I'm bailing out for now, apologies to any that come after. I'm out of ideas so it will be handed over to the resident IT expert tomorrow. Computers!!!

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #508

Morning all. As usual for a Weds am, my desk is a bit bereft, because Tuesday after craft class is my tidy up and put it all away before starting to make a great big mess again day. (Yeah, I know I should take the photo before I begin but can't seem to get into that routine). But, as part of an attempt to gradually go through all my piles of stuff, I emptied my box of 'not used yet' stuff on to the desk and that is what you can see in the photo.

Not used yet is a fairly loose description. As you can see that little stamp set at the front has had the sentiments used, but 95% of this has not even been opened. Out of interest, I counted and there are 36 stamp sets and 9 die sets. And there is probably more around.... Please don't do the math. What I need to know is - am I the only one?

Why am I showing you my desk? Well it's Wednesday and that's when we look around the craft desks of the great and good courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop on over and check us out.

Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

What's On Your desk? Wednesday. WOYWW # 506

Wednesday again? Truly it nearly passed me by again. Well they aren't on the desk but I've just taken piccies of what I've been doing this morning. I have all day (yes all day) kids make n takes on Saturday. So have been busy making up kits and samples. Obviously I am working to a strict palette of materials that I have to make last all day so nothing too fancy!! Still we'll have fun I'm sure.

We have a nice bit of sunshine today here in London and I'm just about to pop out and get some fresh air. Hope everyone is happily crafting this hump day.

Why am I telling you this? It's weekly bloghop day!! Pop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground to find out more. Happy Wednesday all!!

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