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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


Mary Anne said...

Loving the scrapbook-y progress. And that card is truly fab. Here's my tip for YT vids - increase the speed. I watchi them at about 2x if I just need the general info visually and probably 1.5x if I want to mostly catch all the info. Seems so many people speak very slowly or slow down the action to get the video to the best length. Sometimes, I swear (especially with music only cooking videos) the 2x speed look like it is almost in real time! If I need to, I watch it once fast, for the overview, then again slower or just a part of it to get the details. I suppose since the vast majority of my YT watching is on the treadmill, 2x speed is just what I need ... Enough of that.Just left to say
Happy much cooler WOYWW
Mary Anne (1)

Helen said...

Fab work on the project ! Not surprised you got teary ! Enjoy the cooler weather x Helen #2

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Cindy. I understate teariness, great job, full of “remember when”. I am not very good at watching videos either. I prefer step by step instructions. Happy WOYWW. Angela #5

Neet said...

Jodie Cromer - sounds good, but cannot find any way of watching it.
Love the card you made, Sam is one of my favourite YT video people and I make lots of her cards when doing something for the club. Love kinetic and she does lots of them so just right for me. The last workshop went like a bomb despite no stamping! Lots of design paper, but it was the mechanism i wanted to get them to learn).
Aren't all mums a bit on the soft side when it comes to their kids? I am.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Cindy, I'm with you it's just been too hot for me but better today now it's cooled down. It absolutely poured it down here last night. Loving the card, really pretty. I can understand the teary moments, so many memories. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x9x

Kelly said...

Good morning, Cindy.
Love the scrapbook layouts.... especially the 'flower child' photos. I always wanted to be a flower child. hehe
Hugs & Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #15

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