Another Wednesday and another opportunity to join in with a ton of other crafters and show what's on the workdesk today, courtesy of the admirable and indefatigable Julia over at the Stamping Ground. If you love
Much the same as is becoming the norm ... piles of scrappy stuff! In the foreground, photos and papers for a proposed layout, some ribbon which may or may not get used. The two boxes - to the right, hah, I'm getting better! - are storage for the rarely-used-but-sometimes-useful peel-offs and the much more prized collection of gems. On the left there are two wee, just completed, gift card holders - more of later.
At the back, in among my usual crafting arsenal which, to regular WOYWWers, needs no introduction, there is a pad of paper I have plans for, more photographs - I have plans for them too - and my dish of pretty ribbon offcuts ... I've been ferreting in there looking for trims for the aforesaid gift card holders. And, just peeking out beside the ever-present mobile (cell) phone - did you know that here in the UK many of us have given up landline telephones altogether now? - I digress, peeking out is a beautifully decorated memo pad - more of later too.
That's the desk covered, now to fill in on the 'more of laters'.
So as you can see, I'm busy, busy, busy. Arihanna, my beautiful great niece, is being Christened this coming Sunday so I've been making a card for her - can't show you that yet as not completely finished. There's been a spate of birthdays recently - friends and family members, six in all so far, and that's the ones I've remembered! Hence the gift cards holders.
I got the idea for these from Sheila Halliwell of Docrafts when she demoed something similar at my favourite craft centre recently. They are quick and easy to make from a trimmed and folded sheet of double-sided paper.
I've decorated the outside with washi tape, off-cuts of ribbon and a few chipboard bits and bobs that came free with magazines ... as did the paper. Not bad for nothing more than a little bit of effort :)
A highlight of last week was to meet up with Rita of RMG Creations for a catch-up and good old chinwag. We met in our favourite tearoom for lunch and had a giggle when the management took our piccie for the record.
Rita embarrassed me completely with a goody bag ... many thanks again Rita, you spoiled me :) You can see the fabulous tag on her blog - which is well worth a visit - and there's a close-up of the memo block that's now on my desk. Rita has made it herself and it's beautifully decorated with die-cuts and handmade flowers.
We've planned something different for our next meeting - a trip to the craft centre! I've started saving to spend already :))
Further to yesterday's weather report, the wind raged a storm all through the night. The Boss was totally unnerved by it all and has had a very restless night, as a consequence so have I ... she seems to think that if she's awake then I should be too! Not only that, but our fire alarm went of at 6.40am ... this proved to be a false alarm but it's being going off hourly since so there's a fault there somewhere - storm damage, perhaps!!!
In the end, no bad thing. It got me up early enough to write up this post. And, as the wind has died down, I'll be taking a trip to Tescos later on to stock up on ink cartridges for the printer ... it takes only one colour to run out, magenta this time, for it to refuse to print anything at all - so frustrating.
Apologies, yet again, for not being able to visit as many of you as hoped ... a few days of enforced rest put a stop to that! I can only promise that I will, as ever, endeavour to do my best and visit as many of you as I can in the coming week.
In the meantime, I'm off to make another cuppa of the restorative stuff and will be back to bloghop with cup in hand.
Happy WOYWW, take care all and happy crafting,