Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW - Week 126 - and glad to be back

Morning WOYWWers, Followers and All,

I'm back and I hope this finds you all well and raring to show all :) For those of you who are not so well or otherwise troubled for whatever reason, I sincerely hope things improve for you over the coming week.


Yes, it's good to be back after my non-appearance last week. I was feeling a tad fraught last week, seemed to be chasing my tail, and decided to take time out in the hope of catching up. Did I? NO!!! Still chasing my tail, or, as Julia puts it, 'running a big behind' :) And if you, dear reader, are wondering what I'm chuntering on about, it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday ... the day I, along with about 130 other crafters,  reveal all ... on our desk, of course :) This is a global phenomenon hosted weekly by the redoubtable Julia over on Stamping Ground ... the place to go to join in the fun. So, today I plan to catch up with you all and return to the backlog tomorrow :)

So what is on my desk ... well, just the card I'm working on at the moment and all the attendant fall-out, card, stamps, ink pads, glue tape runner, pencil, bone thingy ... and, oh yes .... ta da, ta da ... the brayer. It's not often the brayer is seen on my desk, but I got it out and brushed the dust off for this card. Under the brayer is my collection of Big and Juicy ink pads ... thought I should release them from captivity too ... the theory being, if I can see them, I'll make more use of them!!! Well, it's a theory :)

Propped up at the back is a print-out of a digital stamp I have lined up for one of the cards in the Alphabet series ... can you guess the letter this will fit? Beside it is my first attempt at the card topper ... messed up the stamping so had to start again ... sigh!

So that's the state of my desk this morning.  But not for long ... I'll be finishing off that card and clearing up the mess before starting on the next. Truth is, I'm almost all Christmassed out now, with about 60 cards in stock, and with a few more in the pipeline, which should be enough for this year and maybe even next!  So, I've already made a New Year's resolution to leave off making Christmas cards, when I've completed the Alphabet series, till July 2012 and hopefully make time for more scrapbooking instead ... well, that's the plan :)

Okay, that's enough of me blethering on ... time to make a cuppa and settle down to blog-hopping so see you soon :)

Happy crafting,

29 comments:

Sarah said...

60 - way to go! Haven't even started... I know the chasing feeling - feeling zonked too and in need of some down time but the crafty den is so inviting. You sound like you're on a mission - wishing you gusto!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mmm, My guess is L is for lamp post perhaps Elizabeth?.. and yes feeling bit Christmassed out too with cards - not counted mine but think might make a decision I have enough - have about forty at a guess and seeing as everyone does not get home made think that will be it! l love the brayer and had mine out making yes a Christmas card - but not posted it yet.. love and God bless,
Shaz in oz.x

Annie said...

You blether all you like :-) [I love that word :-) ]
Think the weather doesn't help when you're feeling all behind. We need some sunshine :-)
A x

MaggieC said...

I am rapidly comming to the conclusion that I have had enough of Christmas too, and there are so many other things I want to have a go at. I feel guilty though as I was going to finish up all the old stash to make room for things I really want to do. We will see! I do like that card on your oh-so-tidy desk, really stylish.

The Crafty Elf said...

All Christmassed out? Say it isn't so! It's just begun my friend! I have to admit though, you've been very speedy at getting those cards done and good for you, that's a big part of the season for us crafter! Thanks for sharing your desk and have a wonderful week!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a tidy worker you are! The card you are making there looks gorgeous. 60 cards!! OOO heck!! A daunting thought!!

Helen said...

Great cards - I haven't started yet, and normally do about 70, so - Heeelllpppp!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like your Let it Snow card, really nice :) I'd buy that!!
Thank you for your lovely comments! Which Wilton were you stationed at? The one near Salisbury or the village near Marlborough? Both are beautiful! I go shopping in Salisbury, I like the little shops and interesting streets. Great market on Tues and Sat too :)
Hugs, LLJ xx

Twiglet said...

Oh Wow - 60 C cards already!!! I MUST get my head round Christmas soon!

Chrissie said...

That's a lovely card Elizabeth and a super tidy desk!
Have a great week.
Chrissie

Angie said...

That is a gorgeous card ...and the previous is so cute. What is fantastic about your cards is that the insides are amazing too. Take it easy .xx

Morti said...

60 cards - I have zip-e-de-do-dah in stock at the moment, and no inclination to start them either. I definitely need to make some though!

Thanks for stopping by - love the Let it Snow card at the front of your desk....

butlersabroad said...

60 cards! That's amazing, and I bet they're all as gorgeous as the one on your desk too. don't think I could ever stop making Christmas cards, make them all year round!! Sometimes you have a to take a break and either get caught up or do something else entirely.

Hugs
Brenda 74

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

60 cards! Serious wow! That is totally amazing! Patsy from
HeARTworks

sarahp said...

looks like you are all set and with cuppa in hand to love the image on the card xxxxx sarah

Julia Dunnit said...

I don't see a messed up topper at all! The brayer work on your skies is lovely. I am feeling Christmas block. Which gives me a panic!! Well done you for being ready to move on. I know everyone says it Elizabeth, but don't you work tidily!

Bridget Larsen said...

Very neat desk but very productive, yes sometimes we lose our mojo or just dont feel like doing anything and thats ok, we bounce back after, heck I lost my mojo for 2 years!!
Bridget #2

RosA said...

Love the Let it Snow card! Must say, I love the snow and we try to go skiing when possible. The ski season here is pretty short (and about 5 hours south) and absolutely no chance of snow where I live! There's a lot of talk of Christmas cards so I guess I had better take the hint and get started! Thanks for visiting my blog. I do appreciate your comments.

JoZart said...

Them thar chickens are blathering about that Lad Leaning on the Lamp post!!!
Well done on completing your cards and the ones on your desk are beautiful.
You are right... I am so excited about the family coming from Germany. First time here in a year with the little one being so ill. I saw her in August but my DH couldn't go so this trip is extra special to us all and I'm even going to do a Christmas Dinner!
Love JoZarty x

Neet said...

That looks to be a pretty card on your table Elizabeth. Wish I was up to your number with my "C" cards. Getting ready for a workshop and got a cold so going a bit slow at the moment. That's the reason for my Vagabond being out but I am a CB fan just like you - each machine I own has its own specific time to be used but I do love my CB like you do. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #11

Victoria said...

a gorgeous desk, I love the stamped image propped up, never seen it before and now need it x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a beautiful card I've found on your desk. Love the colours and the small houses. Yes, I find out that my helper (named 'little sister' or in Dutch 'zusje')looks very similar to 'The Boss'. She's always in my neighbourhood, especially when I work with flowers. Mostly she's trying to steal one for her own collection. Thanks for sharing.
xFranka

Jane said...

that card looks really gorgeous

okienurse said...

I am amazed at how busy you have been and still consider yourself to be a big behind...My husband tells me to slow down and look at what I have completed and quit beating myself for what I haven't. Congrats on the blog candy win at Judes blog...Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Looks like you know how to work that brayer:) Not something I've had much luck with! Beautiful card.

Mrs A. said...

Lovely let it snow card. I would say the letter L maybe. hugs Mrs A. #113.

Rita said...

Hi Elizabeth. Your desk is really tidy compared to mine. I have not long finished wedding invites and never caught up with all my other tasks. Hugs Rita xxx

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your work, and those clear sentiment stamps are ace! sorry I'm late, again(!)

Lisa-Jane said...

That card is wonderful, what a lovely scene! Looking forward to seeing your scrapbooking stuff come the New Year.