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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

It’s here!! What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, the 7th Anniversary!!

Oh yeah baby, this is the big one. 7 years can you believe that Julia’s little experiment (aka WOYWW) has been going on for so long?
Of all the internet groups I have been a member of  this one has afforded me the chance to meet most people in real life and to know that even if I fall off the grid for a few weeks (months…..) I’m still welcomed back. I love you guys!!
For the present we are linking at Lunch Lady Jan’s blog and to celebrate this momentous anniversary we are trading ATCs.I have a sheet of 9 ATCs to trade so if you are interested then please shout out. Here’s who I think I am swapping with so far….
1. Kelly #50 - snail mail required
2. Marit – POSTED 26/5
3. Nikki C - POSTED 26/5
4. Christine - POSTED 27/5/16
5. Lisca - POSTED 26/5
6. Sussie – POSTED 26/5
7. LLJ - POSTED 26/5
8  Debbie - POSTED 26/5
9. Shaz - POSTED 27/5
10.Cardarian - snail mail required
11.Anne L - Posted 28/5
So what’s on my desk? ATCs of course!!
Right must link up, started this hours ago -  however did it get so late? Probably because it has taken me 17 attempts to get the photo from  the cloud……. There must be an easier way. Now all I have to do is remember the flaming asterisk………..
Happy Anniversary everyone!!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

WOYWW- What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #

MIA a few weeks again – doesn’t matter how fast I run I can’t catch up – I have to say it again, however did I work and run a business?
My desk today doesn’t have much on it. A camera and an iphone mainly. Because today I have to try and extract my photos from last weekend’s trip to VENICE. It was awesome, a beautiful crazy place, I’m still floating (ha ha). I’ll upload some of the better ones later once I have managed this extremely tedious exercise (Me, the computer, the camera, the phone and the cloud just can’t seem to learn to play nice. I would really like to learn how to do it all with the click of a button like other people seem to be able to do but don’t think it’s ever gonna happen – as I write I’m actually still waiting for the photo of the desk to become available - an hour after I took it ……..oh well, it’ll turn up eventually or you’ll never get to read this). And I wonder why I don’t blog any more….
Why am I showing you this? Pop over here to read all about it.
Next week will be a special anniversary for WOYWWers and I shall be here, touting my ATC swaps so please let me know if you are interested in a trade and we can do some of the addressy admin in advance. Note to self: Better start loading my photo the night before………………
IMG_1345                  Ooh, one of my venice photos turned up too…..  this one was taken from the top of the bell tower in San Mark's square. Intriguing fact - you cannot see any canals from up there,not even the Grand Canal.

                      Happy Wednesday!!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 360


Well how these Wednesdays fly.

Morning deskers! Here is my desk this week.

I had a bit of a ‘Craftwork Card’ flurry yesterday, using  up some of my kits. A drop in the ocean really. We have a Spring Fair to attend on Saturday and then an allotment sale so have been looking at some garden/spring themed stuff to add to stock.

The card at the front (right) of the desk is for my friend and co stal- holder who has a birthday today. My inspired (not) birthday gift is some candles and an adhesive pick up square. I left it in prominent position last night so I wouldn’t forget at the last minute (which I am inclined to do). The die is a bargain I snagged last week for £3.49 but I haven’t used it yet. Not much else to say really, will be tidying and WOYWING till lunch, then off to aquafit and possibly over to mums.

Oh and I will be doing a page of 9 ATCs, so will have 8 extra to swap on the big day.

Just saying. Not inferring in any way that I have done them yet!! Hope you all have a lovely day.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #359

Quickie from me today, need to get on.


I had to do something paris themed this week so as I have got all the bits out I’ve stuck with it. Using mache shapes & MDF – hearts – ‘Mme Peyraud’ papers, and that lovely butterfly and moth stamp set from Mr Holtz. Also got my ‘frantage’ EPs out. Forgotten how much I love those. And that kraft waste where I die cut hearts mmm, must be able to do something with that!!

IMG_2091 (Edited)Well think that’s me set for today, though I’m guessing I should be thinking about the ATC swap – still haven’t done what I intended to do with the ATCs from last year. Ooops, time sure does fly.

Now we’ve had a tidy up the garden view is looking really nice in the Spring sunshine. (Alhough I can still see that horrible garage door my neighbours put up as their rear boundary – OH has a plan but he’ll probably be retired before he ever does it)

Wondering why I am telling you this? Click here and all will be revealed.

Happy Wednesday folks.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - # 358

Morning Deskers. Such a boring desk today I nearly didn’t bother, but I’m home. IMG_2087
Plenty of things on here I am supposed to be moving forward with but nothing actually happenning. I don’t know if  you can see those 6 x 6 square die cuts front centre left leaning on the glass mat. These are die cuts I bought online using the tattered lace melded dies. I particularly wanted the church, village one. I really want the die but it’s so expensive I find sometimes this is a better way to go. Well, must try to get something crafty done today, but since I’ve been involved with setting up craft fairs I seem to have far too much admin taking up my time and not enough time getting inky. Admin doesn’t really make for a nice photo opportunity does it? Anyhow my friends, will endeavour to visit a few of you today to see what you are up to. Am also trying to get fit but feeling fed up, hardly eaten anything the last few days and still put on 3 lbs. I must have a completely non-existent metabolism because I have been active. Obviously not enough. Probably staring at that view.
Wondering what WOYWW is? Click here. Happy Wednesday folks.

ADDENDUM:  Please please don't misconstrue my comments!! I am NOT crash dieting! I just don't eat much and some days it seems grossly unfair I should still be piling on weight!!  I don't eat much because I don't get that hungry. Sorry if I worried you all!! (And the last time I weighed myself was two weeks ago). 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WOYWW - What’s On Your Workdesk, Wednesday #356

Morning Woywwers! Me again. Seems like there is always a reason for not joining in but I’m gonna try today because I really miss feeling part of this lovely community.

My desk is here, with an array of little watering can shaped cards. The little castle card is a commission and the pile of cards – well…….


I was challenged at the weekend to make 20 cards over the long weekend and despite some gardening, DS’s 22nd birthday celebrations and a big family lunch on Sunday I made my quota by the skin of my teeth (and by the time honoured technique of doing the same thing again and again and shameless plagiarising on Pinterest).

Putting everything in cello bags, photographing them and pricing up those that are going for sale is another matter however and took me most of Tuesday evening when I finally got in the craft room (sorry OH, I know I said I was coming back down ‘in a minute….’).For anyone who has the time, here’s a few individual photos of the ones in the pile.





Today I am mainly going to be thinking about making a card with a trumpet on it. Mmmmm.

Wondering what WOYWW is? Popover HERE to find out.

Happy Wednesday!!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

What’s On Your Wokdesk? Wednesday, #350

Good Day deskers! Late to my desk today, been busy being a domestic goddess this morning.


  Well, points of interest. Buckets at the back going to become flower popped buckets for Mother’s Day. Some very old stamps – I was searching for a stylised rose stamp. Nope, don’t have one would you believe it? Been making cards using some new card blanks from Whichcraft – recessed tent cards with frames. They are so easy peasy and really pretty. And they fold flat, if a little thick so probably a large stamp.

Here’sa couple I made earlier.


The little cardboard box in danger of falling off the table topish left is one of my WIP boxes. Mmmm. Best not go there.

Bottom right, lush papers from Craftwork Cards.

Craft Fair on Saturday, so busy doing Mother’s Day bits for that, but hope to get round a few of you today.

Why? Go here to find out!!

Happy Hopping!

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