Wednesday 22 February 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #716

Well good 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. 

Here's my desk:


I am currently trying out a new stamp which caught my eye. I guess it's a Christmas stamp but thought it might also pass for a sympathy card or even a wedding at a push. Anyhow, this is my first go at stamping it out and colouring it in which is surprisingly relaxing.  As you can see a myriad of pens have been brought out to play. Of course all done in a totally haphazard fashion so I have no idea which pens are the colours I like. So me, just jump in with both feet, no plan at all. But I think I like this one. 

Here's a little commission for a friend.

And a few more cards made with the 'bits on my desk or floating round the craft room that never made it on to a card before'. Better than binning them I suppose.



On a personal note I am feeling much better - my poorliness last week turned out to be Covid - second time in 4 months!! But very mild symptoms. 

Also we heard last night at 6 pm that my daughter has at last exchanged contracts and we will be getting the keys on the 28th February - so I might not make the next WOYWW as it will be moving in day. It's been a very stressful week but all smiles now and she finishes work on Friday. Fingers crossed we get everything moved in before bebe decides to make an appearance. (If I wasn't already totally grey........).

Have a wonderful week, love n hugs Cindyxx

Wednesday 15 February 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #715

Well hello there 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.   

Haven't done that much crafting this week, been feeling a bit flat and now I definitely have a cold and my cough (which I have ALL the time) is terrible today. Here's the desk:-


I had to make an emergency card for my nephew on Monday as the one I intended to give to him has disappeared into the depths of the craft room. It was quicker to make a new one than look for it. It had to be simple and fast and was only needed to be a vehicle for a few notes folded up inside, if you get my drift. I made a variation of this pinterest find and while I had the dies out I made a few more experimenting with the layout. I think this is one I may take to craft club at some point as it's an easy prep and make up. 

You can also see a pile of scraps liberated from my stash of spots/stripes and checks. Some I've cut down to make mats but all those others will probably get punched or die cut at some point today.

On the personal front DD has a moving date of the 23rd (or possibly 28th)  February. Fingers crossed!! Just 2 weeks before her due date.

Absolutely adored '& Juliet' and had a fantastic night out with my 'library' gals. It finishes in the West End in a few weeks, not sure if it's going on tour but would really recommend it. Supposed to be going to a jazz night at Pizza Express on Thursday (present to my hubby for his birthday which I also  get to enjoy) but not sure I'm up for it at the mo. 

So that's it from me, sniffly and sorry for myself!!

Happy WOYWW, love n hugs Cindyxx

Wednesday 8 February 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 714

Good Morning All!! 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.   

Hope all is well with you. Finally got my new glasses so I can actually see again and should be able to get round today. Shoulder is also improving, still restricted movement but it doesn't hurt all the time. Here's my desk.

I'm in the middle of a commission which fortunately came together quite quickly as I'm about to call time on new orders whilst we await our new arrival. DD will be 36 weeks pregnant on Friday. Still no sign of a house exchange date, never mind moving in, if we haven't heard by Friday we will have to think about putting Plan B in motion. (Can anyone tell me what Plan B is?) 

It's all baby, baby, baby here so be prepared as I shall probably be very boring for the next couple of months. We had 2 (yes 2) baby showers here at the weekend as we couldn't fit everyone in at one sitting. The resultant haul is now being stored in my craft room so there is nowhere to get away from it. Expecting the pram and car seat to arrive this week.

And the GP chooses now to ask for a blood pressure reading......

Anyway a couple of Baby Shower pics. My niece made a beautiful cake.



I have been carrying on with my Christmas card making (still just using up bits) when I've had the odd minute and also managed a gardening card for hubby. 



Also managed a craft class, we made this fun fold card. It was a bit of a challenge wearing glasses I couldn't see with!!


Enjoyed going to see Mamma Mia with my sister and am very excited to be going to see '& Juliet' on Friday with a group of girlfriends with a meal out after. No discernible social life planned after that as we hunker down and wait. See, told you I would be going on about it.

So that's it from me, sorry about the long post. 

Happy WOYWW, love n hugs Cindyxx

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...