Wednesday 19 June 2024

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 785

 Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop WOYWW which is now being hosted at Sarah Brennan's blog. Here's the link for that lovely lady - Sarah's Craft Shed - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

sorry I was awol last week but I was away with my sisters. Much fun was had, but my desk is in a much neglected state so here are a few photos from that last card class. My ladies  fell in love with the Bokeh idea and did themselves proud. 

Unfortunately I can't seem to upload any new photos right now so I shall have to post without and see if I can edit later as I think this may take some time to resolve. 

I also can't seem to capitalise the first letter of the second paragraph....

Have a great week from me, sitting here, refusing to let this stress me out.....

Cindyxx


Wednesday 5 June 2024

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #783

 Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop WOYWW which is now being hosted at Sarah Brennan's blog. Here's the link for that lovely lady - Sarah's Craft Shed - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

Oh dear.  Views of my desk at 10.00 pm on Tuesday.



Now, both these surfaces were absolutely clear at 10.00 am, no mean feat as I did a craft fair on Saturday and then was out and about all day Sunday. However it took by my estimate less than an hour to reduce my tidy craft room to this horror. In my defence I had to prep for my card class on Friday and had started pulling things out of boxes willy nilly as I tried to pin down exactly what I was going to do. It's gonna be a large class (10 currently signed up) which brings it's own challenges in regard to materials and tools but I am trying to work round that. We are going to try and do a bokeh effect background like this.  


Would you believe that despite my vast number of stamps I could not find a suitable floral silhouette stamp the right size/orientation? So am having to improvise to create my own 'cluster' which is why I pulled out so much stuff.
Sigh.  I'm sure we will manage, there's always a Lavinia fairy!!!!

I'll just finish with a couple of photos of my little splodge, who will be with me tomorrow. Just love him to bits.  



Have a great week!!

Wednesday 22 May 2024

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #781

 Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. As you may know, Julia has stepped down after many years of commitment, fun and friendship - thank you Julia for everything.  WOYWW is now being hosted at Sarah Brennan's blog and here's the link for that lovely lady - Sarah's Craft Shed - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

In addition to attending the crop, Helen, Julia and I stayed a couple of extra days to look around. For a full and richly visual account of the weekend pop over to Helen's photo blog and drool over her lovely photos.

As we have been away the desk here hasn't seen any action - but of course, Helen and I managed to squeeze in some desk time in Stoke before we came home.









Thanks go to Sarah for finding a cracking crop venue and picking up the baton for WOYWW. We had a smashing time and it was lovely to see and catch up with so many deskers. Looking forward to many more years of Wednesday desk hopping. I didn't take many photos (again I  refer you to Helen lol) but here's a nice one of Neet and me. 


We all swapped at the crop and here are my lovelies. (I will sort out any remaining trades this week. I have a couple spare ATCs so if you want one let me know).
 


Weather is pretty grim here in North London this morning, hope it is better where you are. The craft room is calling. 

Have a good week, love n hugs,

Cindyxx

Wednesday 15 May 2024

What'sOn Your Workdesk? Wednesday #780 - 15 years!!

 A big achievement - as I'm late posting I have already read Julia's news, end of an era certainly but I am in awe that she has  committed to doing this for so long. Where we go from here we will see.

It's been a crazy busy week for me and the only crafting I've really got in was at craft club yesterday - here's my desk in full on atc production in preparation for the Crop and anniversary swap - do let me know if you want to swap!! 

Will be short and sweet from me as I am expecting company to arrive any moment. Probably won't be desking till after 4 today.

Have a good week,


Love n hugs

Cindyxx

Wednesday 8 May 2024

What'sOn Your Workdesk? Wednesday #779

 Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

Morning ladies! Here's my desk.


After returning from Craft Club yesterday I got out all the bits for the big project from our Craft Retreat thinking that today would be a good day to finish it. It is the napkin covered journal you see front centre and I need to add a few finishing touches. I have so many bits to choose from I can't decide!! At the far desk there is a pile of birthday cards ready to be written for birthdays up till the end of June - feeling very organised!

Pleased to report that my class last week went down a storm. We did a technique with embossing folders using the de-bossed side - it probably has a name but I don't know it. We also did some carved wood technique which is virtually the same thing!! Here are some of my samples and finished demo pieces.

I had a phone call last night to remind me I had a stall at Horsenden Farm's Nature Day (where my husband volunteers) on 1st June. I had vaguely thought it was on the 30th so that has sent me into something of a tail spin. I have nothing  ready except cards which are notoriously difficult to shift at craft fairs. oh well, it will  be what it will be but any ideas for something quick and eyecatching welcome. 

Not feeling quite so organised now!!

Crop and swap coming up!! I will be taking ATCs for Crop attendees but do let me know if you would like to swap as I have had an idea and will be staring those soon. 

Have a great week all,

love n hugs,

Cindyxx

Wednesday 1 May 2024

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #778

 Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

May already and the countdown to the Crop begins!! Here is my desk. 

This is the mess from unpacking after Tuesday Craft Club. I got this far before I had to go out to meet friends. I managed to sew beads onto the sequins on my little stencilled bag (don't recommend it) and the other with the fairy silhouette has been rescued - the stamped 'dream' decided to bleed all over the place. A judicious amount of bleach and a sharpie sorted  that out but I did think I had ruined it. Not much else to report on the post retreat projects but time has been lacking this week.  I did have a play with this torn paper idea I saw on you tube but I'm not in love with it. Let that one stew and re-visit it in a bit I think. 


So a quiet day with some desk hopping and a quick tidy up in store for me today. I have to prep for my class on Friday (samples made but need to pack my bag) and rest up for a day of fun with this one tomorrow.



Have a  great Wednesday! 

Love and hugs, Cindy xx

Wednesday 24 April 2024

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #777

 Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

Gosh I'm late today. And pooped. Had to be up mega early so Chelsey could get to some away-day work thing and then drop Lionel at the childminders. No problem, he was a sweetheart. Just I am still so tired from the Craft Retreat Weekend I have got home and sat literally staring into space for half an hour. However, duty calls, must get on!!

Here is my  desk from Tuesday Craft Club. I took just this one 'beading' project from the retreat that I didn't even attempt while I was away. It is very pretty, and in the end took me about an hour and a half, not that hard but extremely fiddly. Bit like those Lego flowers. Pleased with the result but would not willingly put myself through that again.

The desk on my craft room is just a pile of stuff from the retreat I haven't put away yet. I hope to do that today. Here are some of the other makes.

Fabric lamp and fabric covered note book

Art Doll and gelli plate bg tag with foiled glue leaf

Stencilled canvas bag - thinking about securing those sequins with a bead.

Mixed media plaque/assemblage. Loved making this and the photo does not do it justice!!.

I have some other projects that I haven't quite finished yet (plus one I am trying to rescue after making a big boo boo) so I'm planning a couple of crafty days (hopefully I can find some gumption) and I'll post those next week. 

Anyhoo, have a good week,

Love n hugs Cindyxx

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 785

  Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop WOYWW which  is now being hosted at Sarah Brennan's blog. Here's the lin...