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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

What's On Your Workdesk? Wedesday #598

 Another week, another Wednesday, another WOYWW!!

Honestly we are going to have to re-name it Whizzday, it comes around so fast. Anyhow here's my desk late Tuesday. Warning. C word to follow....... Look away now if easily disturbed.....

Yes, I  have the Christmas stuff out again. Which makes me very happy, because I am so finished this year regarding Christmas cards - will be starting to write them this week - so anything I do now is a bonus and just enjoying myself. I even made a card with my magic window die - another NBU apart from one initial attempt 2 years ago -that's it there on the corner. They are so easy to put together! The hardest thing is finding the image to use so I have been trawling some of those NBU before CDs.  


We have all our Christmas trees and decorations up as well. 3 this year (rolls eyes). I don't usually allow Christmas in the house until well after my birthday at the beginning of December but my daughter made a good case of it being a good idea to go early because of lockdown etc etc and I caved. It's becoming a theme.She is so desperate for her own place!! And because 'visual' is what she does I have let her have free reign. She has even tried out the table settings for Christmas Day and bought us all matching PJs for Christmas morning. (I foresee some instagram moments, hope I can get my hair cut before then). We have decided that even if restrictions are lifted it will just be the five of us this year on the big day. It might actually be the first and last time, we are usually haring about somewhere. And far from being grumpy about it I am enjoying someone else making all the decisions and feel distinctly unstressed!! 

I will be late round, need to have a last hurrah in the garden before the colder weather forecast for tonight hits so have to seize the day - still have bulbs to go in!! Hubby hurt his back/leg/knee last Thursday week - suddenly, inexplicably in absolute agony. Slowly recovering but not there yet by any means. Best guess is sciatica, though initially he was in such a state I thought he'd popped a disc. Which rather means I am on my own for the heavy work right now. To say he is finding it a tad stressful to not take charge of things is an understatement. He nearly had palpitations at the thought of me doing the recycling and the kids getting the decorations down from the attic. 

Oh yes must link up, this is our weekly bloghop courtesy of the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, we don't bite. 


Happy WOYWW everyone, have a good week, thanks for stopping by.

Sstay well, stay safe.

Cindy x

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #596

Morning deskers, another week, another WOYWW! Hope you are all well and prepared for lockdown no 2. Not sure I ever really emerged from lockdown no 1 ......

Anyhoo, here's my desk Tuesday afternoon, a veritable display of shimmery mandala gorgeousness. I was thinking of Julia and her glittered gernomies when I was trying to find space for these to dry. I can already spot some dangerous overlapping.....

You may recall that during last week's shenanigans I had got out a Sweet Poppy mandala stencil and die set (longstanding NBUs) and before I finished with my mandala fest I decided I really did have to have a go with them. I reached for my decorative 'pastes' to discover they were all a bit past their best - strangely I did recall having a conversation about that very thing last week - so I just used it all up, it really wasn't worth keeping. So now I have cut them all out with the biggest die (yes, I was up early) so I can see which ones are best and decide how to make them into cards. I could be a while.


Last week's efforts have largely got finished up, here are a few photos. Still more to be finished off with appropriate sentiments so I'll maybe post those later. Apols if the photos are all over the place, can't work this new blogger/photos it's so inconsistent. There's also no guarantee that what I see on my screen will bear any resemblance to what gets uploaded. First world problems! 

         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     






Looking for a 'round' image to use as a centrepiece I pulled out another NBU, this time an older stamp from Clarity. (I have a lot of NBUS) and tried that a few different ways with the mandalas as fancy mats.




So that's me. I want to put these to bed as I have another little project I want to start with yet more NBUS and then it will be time to make some Christmas projects. We have agreed (well, tbh my daughter bullied me into saying yes) that Christmas decs will go up on the 15th November this year so there's plenty to get done. Can't wait!! 

Why am I telling you all this? Because it's WOYW Wednesday, the day when we go for a wander around the desks of the great and the good courtesy of the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop on over and join in why don't ya?

Stay well, stay  safe,

Cindy x




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