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Wednesday, 30 November 2022

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #704

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 deskers, how these weeks are flying!! Had a kind of bitty week with no big crafting sessions so here's my desk showing what I've been up to. Yes, I am still making Christmas cards.



I find that my husband (and indeed all of the males in my life who I send a Christmas card to) don't really give a diddly about any of it. So I decided to dash off a few very simple cards with these snarky Christmas cats and sentiments which definitely make me snigger. I think they should go down better than a santa or a snowflake. They've been easy to do in just a few spare minutes here and there and I've largely just used items I can reach without rummaging, some of my millions of gelli prints and things that have been languishing on my creative periphery for a while. I do need to get on and finish though so that is my plan for today. I was very organised with my overseas addressing and they are all well on their way but I haven't done so well with the UK ones but hope to make a start with just a few today. 

It's my birthday week this week so I started  off with a trip into town yesterday for lunch and a mooch round the V&A with an old friend. Today is WOYWW of course and popping out for a change of nail colour, tomorrow I am out for afternoon tea with a French twist, and on Friday I have planned a massage, coffee (or possibly prosecco) with a friend and then out for a nice steak meal in the evening with the immediate family. Saturday I think I will pop into the christmas fair at my local church and later a meal out with friends we haven't seen in an age. Sunday into town again to see a 'Heathers' matinee with my sisters, DD and DIL then home for a few drinks and a chinese takeaway. The observant among you will notice that the plans allow for very little need to cook for the next few days. Of course after that the Christmas festivities will start to kick in and December is shaping up to be quite a social month. Will  really have to get back on track with the walking or I will be the size of a house by January.

Saw a physio yesterday who decided I did not have a frozen shoulder but a subscapularis (?) injury which is a relief as hopefully with a bit of work I can resolve that relatively quickly. Apparently a frozen shoulder is much more painful so I wouldn't wish that on any one!! 

Whatever you are up to this week have a good one - See you in December!!

Stay well, love n hugs Cindy xx



Wednesday, 23 November 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #703

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.

Well there I was last week, once again bemoaning my internet woes, but managing to visit everyone who linked up before I went off to lunch feeling a little proud of myself for once. Came back, internet was down, eventually checked via my phone, we had an official outage, not just flakiness and that was that, no more internet till Thursday evening!! So apols to those on the end of the list for not getting there!!

Anyhoo, here's my desk this morning, pretty devoid of crafting as I tidied up after my crafty friend came to visit yesterday. 

Goodness it looks like the home of some crazy hoarder person!! (Busted).

I have taken the clear desk as an opportunity to search for something in my artbins. I keep my dies in these on magnetic sheets - I have 8 of these and could do with a couple more as they are all stuffed, but I don't have anywhere to put any more.

Needless to say I haven't found it.


We made these cards (well she stuck flowers I had previously stamped and cut out onto a bg I had previously made). 

They turned out pretty well.


Earlier this week I decided that we would make this Diamond Faceted side easel card at my next craft club - I will leave it to them to decide how to finish it off!!

I had seen a utube by Sam Calcott and also watched one she referenced by Iced Images. The cards are quite easy, but you need to come up with a way to cover the acetate where it is attached. I didn't like the suggestions for making two triangles into a single piece (can't think how else to describe that) as there are a few measurements that I knew I would not have the patience to explain so I experimented with alternatives. 

My try outs included a punched square, a heart, and a frame. So I have cut the pieces for a frame but if they would rather do the other ways that will be fine. Which solution do you prefer? 

Hearts


Square with tiny snowflakes

Frame


Frozen shoulder still giving me gyp and I am so fed up with rain and wearing so many layers of clothing!! 

Fingers crossed I can get a day on the internet today!
Have a good week, love n hugs, Cindyxx

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #702

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.

Hi there Deskers!! Sorry I was AWOL last week, was out on Weds and then knew I would be away Fri-Mon so decided to skip as I wouldn't have been able to catch up. Hoping I have time this week, unfortunately this heavy rain always messes up our internet (no idea why) and 'children' are working from home. Aaaargh, we nearly had fisticuffs over bandwidth this morning in addition to the flakiness caused by the rain. I find it best for all our sakes to just switch my pc off and hide onthese occasions.

So writing this v late Tuesday afternoon, struggling a bit with my frozen shoulder today and not feeling like doing much but here's my desk.


I'm sorting out my Christmas cards to send before I make any more. Goodness there are a lot to choose from - the box behind is half full as well). 

Have particularly enjoyed playing with this Sweet Poppy bauble stencil - finally got my hands on it this year and it's a real winner and I've used this one layer design for my overseas cards this year. 

So what have you all been up to? Visiting in laws - which was very enjoyable - has taken up most of my week, but I shall be busy after Wednesday prepping for my craft club. No idea what to do for that this month, but hopefully I will have it sorted by the time I see you next week!!

Have a good week, love n hugs, Cindyxx



Wednesday, 2 November 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #700

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.

Wow, week no 700, that's a big number. Let's face it, this desking business has been going on a very long time now!! So pleased to have you all in my life, even if we are all dipping in and out, long may we continue.

So, to catch you up with this week. Well, the class on Friday didn't go that well even though there were only a few of us. The building has been refurnished since I was last there and the new tables were a great size, there was plenty of space, the light was amazing and they opened the back door for us to get a nice breeze as it was very warm. But somehow I wasn't quite on my game, or maybe it was just everyone was uber chatty as we hadn't met for a while. Anyhoo, we had reindeers with no antlers, heads that wouldn't wobble and I forgot to take the silhouette stamps with me so we couldn't do the second card. Doh. I really needed a coffee by the time we had 'finished'. Afterwards I realised that this was supposed to be a social group and the cards were secondary. So, if they were being social we were in fact meeting my original agenda and I should just not worry about whether they got the card completed or not. Must try and remember that!!

Back in my craft room I have been facing up to the 'Christmas' paper scrap mountain which must be resolved. After watching a few Youtube videos (hit the mother load with Septeria 18, tons of ideas for paper scraps) I ended up with these: -

I have now made them into these supercute little bow embellishments.


Here is my desk this morning. I had to tidy a little before the photo it was just a sea of paper and die cuts. 



I found that stamp in the centre whilst rummaging, kind of sums up where I am right now.

I'm now making up these layered  embellishment clusters. After much playing around with my punches and dies I have found a formula I like so will be quite quick to put these together now. Septeria 18 of course says just plonk anything together it'll look great. But I am not very good at random, although  I think that says more about my choice of paper pads than my artistic ability.

No idea what I am going to do with them all (suggestions gratefully received) but they are fun and quite relaxing to make. Unfortunately, cute as these and the bow clusters are, I am replacing one problem (too many scraps) with another (where the heck am I gonna keep these?).

First world problems. Have a great week everyone. Love n hugs Cindy xx


Wednesday, 26 October 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #699

 Morning deskers! Sorry for my absence last week, Wednesday disappeared in the aftermath of deferred activities and commitments due to having Covid. But all's well now. I see we will reach 700 next week - another milestone!! 


You see my desk in a fairly inactive state. My 'crafting' friend visited yesterday (only 4 cards this month)  and after tidying up after her departure I just started to rummage through my Christmas sticker box. I think I will stick them onto card and cut them out so they are more like ready to go embellishments, possibly to put on tags. They certainly aren't getting used as stickers and they have to be used or binned. Because I have now decided the black box can wait, it is time for full on Christmas production. The hat is a recent purchase that hasn't yet found it's way to the er... hattery.

I have recently confirmed that none of the fairs I usually frequent are running this year and I don't care to make the effort to find alternatives. So I find myself unexpectedly in a position of no pressure. I already made at least 80 Christmas cards which will more than meet my requirements so anything I make now is purely for pleasure and the joy of experimentation. Perfect.

These cards are for my next class on Friday - as you can see they will also have a Christmas theme. I am really getting in the zone. I am in love with the reindeer so much (his head wobbles) and it was freakily easy to do. Courtesy of an excellent Jennifer McGuire tutorial 

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 


So that's me. This week still has a few plans, and I also hope to get out and about a bit a bit more to enjoy this wonderful autumn weather. Whatever you are doing have a great week.

Love n hugs,

Cindy xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #697

Well hellooooo there deskers. Well into October already - where do the days go? 

I don't have a lot of news as after 2 1/2 years the Covid bug finally got me last week so I have been stuck at home sniffling and coughing and not much in the mood for crafting. Having said that, quite a few boring little jobs have got done so I don't feel it's been a wasted week, despite the amount of time spent have little snoozles under the duvet. Current challenges are the ironing, washing the bathroom floors and planting 100 bulbs for Spring. 

I am under no illusion that all 3 will get done on Wednesday but something will. 

I did have a little flurry of activity today (Tuesday) as I was going through craft stuff and found some pot shaped card blanks that have never been used. As there are quite a few, I thought I could use them up in a class so with very little creative brain at the mo, went on  pinterest to find an idea I liked. I saw a card made using tulips, recalled I had a NBU tulip and die set and then I was off cutting and stamping and then colouring in the garden in the sunshine. What a lovely afternoon. 


So here's my desk from a diff viewpoint with my (unfinished) prototype card. It wouldn't stand reliably -  I had thought that might be a problem - so I cut the 'pot' a bit smaller and added a basic easel. Of course although this sorted that problem I had omitted to check that it fit in a regular envelope - I HATE making envelopes with a passion so that isn't going to happen in front of a class!! Back to the drawing board I think. 3 tulips would solve the envelope problem but might look a bit mingy. Probably I just need to stack them closer together. It would be quite a lot of prep for a class, but its easy prep with a die and a stamp and then it's just colouring, inking and sticking. I could even have a cup of coffee. I think it has legs as a project, what do you reckon?

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Absolutely stunned to read this morning about Debbie Rock's passing. A truly lovely and generous crafter who for some reason doubted her extraordinary talent. I have a beautiful clock on my wall gifted by her. Condolences to her hubby Phil and family. RIP Debbiexx.

Have a good week all, love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #696

 Morning all. 6.45 am here and it is full on dark. Yuk. 

But to business. I don't have any pics of the Crop you will have to pop over to Helen for those. But it was great, so lovely to re-connect with deskers I have met before and meet more in the flesh for the first time. Big thanks to Jo and Annie who made it happen and to Julia our illustrious leader who also did the driving!! Of course I came back with a bunch of RAKs and a fab raffle prize. 


I haven't talked so much and so consistently for months. It was hard to come down to earth on Monday, but by Tuesday I was at my desk again tackling one of those black baskets. Made good headway with finishing off projects and ditching. About 10 cards in total to add to the stash. 

Here's the desk this morning only ever so slightly staged.



The ATCs bottom LH corner were what I took to crop, there are a couple left if anyone wants one. I will persevere with the basket this morning but then I really must prep for my craft class on Friday. We have moved to the local library for now, still not ideal but we'll see how we get on.

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Have a good week, love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 695

Morning deskers!! Wow, where did that week go? Huge apologies, hardly got round anyone last week, I seriously underestimated how much I had to do before my Macmillan Open House on Saturday and the Weds, Thurs and Fri just slipped away. By the time I found my feet on Monday it seemed better to start preparing for the following week!! Current total raised is £260. Anyhoo here's my desk Monday afternoon, getting ready for my card making friend (?) to come over Tuesday. (Only 5 cards required this month).


I have been delving into bags, folders and boxes again and it seems that despite my efforts this last year I still have a lot of unfinished projects to get through. So much so I now have another basket of everyday cards to make up (on the right) and a similarly full basket of Christmas themed cards to do (to the left). The flowers and BG pieces on the desk are from my little holiday back in May - quite why I stamped and cut so many of those flowers is a mystery to me now!! I discovered a big pile of stencils in with them as well - yikes!

I did get stuck in and made these. I'll add sentiments or inspirational words (!) later.


But everything is on the back burner now as its time to GET READY FOR THE CROP!!

I'm so excited I nearly wrote the whole post in capitals. Do let me know if you are coming too!!

HAPPY HAPPY WOYWW! Love n hugs,

Cindy xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #694

Good morning deskers. Finally back in the UK late Sunday evening after a lovely break in Benalmadena.  We ended up staying 2 more days due to French ATC striking. Rather than be stranded at an airport hotel for two days we moved to an apartment in Torremolinos for 2 nights as we had to vacate our villa. Actually got 2 1/2 days as we didn't have to leave this one unil time for our late flight. A little bit stressful, compounded by my phone refusing to connect to mobile data. So no app, no messages, no info......... Thank goodness for airbnb. And breathe......

Monday, of course, was the funeral, and I accomplished very little. By Tuesday I was feeling serious craft withdrawal (it's been 2 weeks!!) so for some reason started playing with a NBU skate die. Here is the proof on the desk. 


The intention today - in between desking of course - is to finish making up these cards, tidy up and then sort all my card boxes out ready for my Macmillan Coffee morning this Saturday. My sister is coming over to help (or at least keep me focussed). I know quite a lot of cards haven't been bagged and priced so hopefully we'll crack through that as well as having a catch up.  

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Have a good week, love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #692

WOYWW? A big pile of clothes that's what - I'm packing my suitcase and by the time you read this I will be off to the airport. Wifi permitting I may not be round to visit you till Thursday/Fri unless we have lots of spare time at the airport!!

You may recall I challenged myself to use up my scraps before my holiday, which I have done. I made over 30 cards (some a little bit desperate hey ho but I always have a bargain box!!) Here are a few samples and styles. 


Using up the butterflies left over from craft club




Loving these cute triangle layouts. All you need is 2 3.5" squares and any bits and bobs you have lying around. 


Squares and rectangle LOs also a good go to for scraps



Various frankenpaper designs 

Couldn't resist another squash card - you can tell by the slightly strange margins on the mats that I was really down to the wire with this paper!!

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Don't know if I'll make it next week but  see you soon, 

love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #691

Morning Deskers. Well  that was a busy week, a fantastic family get together on Saturday but a lazy Sunday and Monday pottering in my craft room. My desk this week is not so much one photo as a pictorial walk through of what I have been up to the last few days. As usual when I don't have much I need to do and even less brain power, pottering becomes re-organising...... I have recently been gifted a set of large punches (I can't say no, it's a disease) but they have been wandering around the craft room in a huge box getting in my way and generally irritating me. 

To make space I decided to go through my shoebox sized 'scrap' box which was getting out of hand, hasn't been touched for ages and frankly I surprised myself - I was ruthless. There were 3 choices - do I really love it?/Can it be cut into a useful size square?/Why don't I just bin it?  Well the bin has long since been emptied as it was rather full, the second became this:

So my current challenge is to do something with the bits I just couldn't throw away. (I have an irrational attachment to paper, one of my many craft related psychological issues. I'm dealing - self knowledge is half the battle), If they haven't been used by the time I go on holiday next week they too will be destined for the square box or, more likely, the bin.

Here's the first 2 cards I made. The coloured squares were the bits in my scrap box, recycled from a birthday card, I loved the colours. I have also sorted out my embossing folders - I stopped counting at 60, and that number doesn't count Christmas, Lisa Horton, or the many  embossability folders I also inherited and have never used. (As I said, it's a disease, I can't say 'no' to craft supplies). So guilt forced me to emboss the backgrounds on these cards. Whole thing took about 20 mins, essentially all scraps and I christened a NBU embossing folder. 

Win Win. So I carried on.

Craft club last week was a little chaotic as when we arrived the pub was closed. Apparently they didn't feel able to let us know they have had a change of hours and now don't open until 12. Planned refurbishment has been cancelled for the third time and things are looking bleak for my local. (It's a really old building  and at the moment several bits of it are being held up by iron posts - I can see them letting it just fall down so they can sell the land and build EVEN MORE flats. So sad). Anyhow, that has effectively put paid to us meeting there, especially as the currently landlady is leaving, so I am on the hunt for a new venue. We started rather late due to all the kerfuffle but still managed to make some shaker cards. 


So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Have a good week, love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 690

 Morning deskers. Another week has flown by.

Main news: The project is finished (ish). In fact it was my daughter's birthday yesterday and I gave it to her with a few gaps - she will have to provide those photos if she wants them in, I don't have  them. There were tears. What a slog but worth it. No photo as I forgot and I don't know where it is at the mo. But here's her birthday card.

Before you ask, I have no idea where that shoe image is from. In my digital stash from sometime over the last xxx no years. I'm liking these springy cards, so as I had cards to do I did give myself a day off from 'The Project' last week to experiment some more and also try out a NBU embossing folder (sweet pea) from Lisa Horton. Was going for a watercolour effect, quite pleased with the finished cards.






Oh, forgot the desk - here it.

As you can see there are a lot of circles and squares on it. 2 minutes into tidying up I decided my box of 'shape' die cuts needed a sort through. So I started, then remembered it was Wednesday. This is so me.

Never mind  WOYWW, I am loosely committed for lunch/coffee today, I have done no washing or housework since Saturday, have a hair appointment tomorrow, a card class on Friday which I have yet to prep for,  I have 25 coming for drinks and food on Saturday, and there is currently so much stuff on the craft room floor I can barely get my feet down. 

But this is what I am doing with my time. 

Better get on with it then.

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Have a great week, love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #689

Oh it's all really been about the weather hasn't it? Too hot, too muggy, too sunny, too dry and now - too wet!! To be fair we haven't had much in the way of rain here so far but it has certainly cooled down a bit. My heart goes out to anyone who has had to work or travel this last week or so - however being an easily persuaded to stay at home retiree I haven't found it too much of a challenge but know others have. 

Here's the desk. I watched a quick video from Sam Calcott and tried out this card. Of course I didn't watch the 10 min video the whole way through so mine ended up going together in a different way because I missed a key instruction. I also managed to miscut the final mat to discover that I had no more of that paper so had to improvise again. But it's essentially an easy make, I like it despite the improvs, it folds flat and turned out quite a mantlepleaser. I might make one for my 'cardmaking' friend who only likes side fold cards. Revenge is sweet.

Work on The Big Project goes on. I have a week left to finish - will I manage to do it in time? The Jury's still out on that one. 

(Speaking of juries, if anyone has a chance to catch a NT screening of Prima Facie with Jodie Comer I can highly recommend it. I thought it was very good (a bit gritty at times) and tbh I suspect it has the edge on a stage production simply because you get such a good view!!)

Anyhoo here it is on my desk. It's looking a little more under control now but I have had to give up on some of my mat and layering ideas because it bulks the book up too much. I have to say there have been a few teary moments looking back at all these photos. What a silly old numpty I am. 



So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Stay cool, stay dry, love n hugs Cindyxx

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Week # 688

Morning deskers! How these numbers keep mounting up!

Been a pretty quiet week here, the highlight of which was to go to a pub to see a rendition of The Taming of The Shrew in the garden. What a hoot, and such talented, energetic young people. A perfect evening too, just the right temperature for enjoying an evening outside. Of course my friend did come over to craft last week, which was why I was a bit late getting round. We did manage to make the required 8 cards, but it was not my finest hour and I didn't take photos because frankly I don't want to be reminded of them. 


So here's the desk. Am pleased to report that some significant headway has been made with the big project, which in case I didn't say is an album for my daughter's 30th, which was last year, but I didn't get it finished in time - too many other things going on. I would hesitate to say I am halfway but have pretty much decided everything that is to go in, (why does thinking take so long?) just the physical sticking in and then decorating and writing a few bits to go. As you can see it's gonna be pretty bulky!! Maybe a 12x12 album would have been the way to go. As time goes on I am getting less and less precious about it, after all it will probably just gather dust after a couple of look throughs. 

Had to take some time out to make a couple of birthday cards (one awaiting finishing on the desk - two the same, they don't know each other, easiest way to go lol)) and a silver wedding card for a regular client. 

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Stay cool, love n hugs Cindyxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #687

Morning all. It's that day of the week again.

I find I am rather unprepared to show you my desk this week. I have a friend who is coming over today with an impossibly long list of cards to make in 3 hours (sent to me at 2.15 yesterday) so I spent the afternoon trying to come up with ideas and track down stash (this gets exponentially harder to do when there are two of us in the craft room) so that we can at least have a stab at getting it done. I do sometimes find it a little frustrating that the only person I know who wants to come over and craft is the least crafty person I know so it ends up not really being crafting together but me crafting for two people..........

So the desk - the black card is one I have been working on after watching a Gina K video (which I can no longer find). The other is my attempt at making a 'dress' topper for today's visit (to meet the 'fashion' brief I was given). I found some templates on line but they turned out  ridiculously deep (as on the card) so the one on the side is my own version of the skirt  which I like better. 

The BIG project has at last been started, no thanks to my DD who, after scuppering my workroom plans Tuesday and Wednesday last week,  continued to work from home on Friday, be home in the evening (never happens) and then hang about until 5 on Saturday. Hopefully I will be able to show you something next week but don't hold your breath as the rest of this week is jammed.

So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Weather? Too cloudy and muggy. Rain or go away will ya. Blue skies every night at 7.30pm is not conducive to my good mood. And the milk is always on the turn, every cuppa is a lottery. First world problems.

Stay well, stay cool, Cindy xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #686

Morning all! Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. Personally I want the blue skies back, like Julia I have no trouble sleeping and like to sit about.

So I missed last week as I had to go out for my sister's birthday and I knew I wouldn't have much time to join in. This week however the decks are cleared and I am all geared up to start that project I was on about two weeks ago. So far I have:

-    made some more 'special cards' (photos below)

-    tidied up my envelope shelf

-    written cards for July and August

-    prepped for my next card class

-    sorted out my NBU box (found 2 things I had in fact used, so they got filed)

-    cleaned all my trainers

-    am currently considering re-jiggling this corner      of the craft room to free up space under      my desk/table. (Yes I do have my hairdryer         here, not ideal but I don't have anywhere else.     Probably explains how I once mixed up my hairspray and my temporary adhesive             spray. Don't ask).

Talk about displacement activity, I've even been eyeing up the ironing pile.

So here I am ready, not entirely willing, and I now have 2 weeks less to finish this project (which I started last July). It's obvious I really have to buckle down. So, what happens? It's Tuesday early mid morning as I write and my DD appears and announces she is working from home. 

So I can't get it out, she could (and almost certainly will) walk in and its all about her so I don't want her to catch me working on it. 

Sigh. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

I discovered a new fold which I quite like, here's a few cards.






So, why am I showing you my desk? Well it's 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 have a go yourself. 

Stay well, stay safe, Cindy xx  (Footnote, it's Wednesday now and she's working from home again, can't catch a break lol)

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