Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WOYWW Wk 188

Good Morning Everyone,

'Tis I, checking in with Julia over at the Stamping Ground to join in the weekly super blogfest for What's On Your Desk. Time to reveal the mess that is my desk today.

Taken in artificial light - well, what else at this time of the year here in Scotland. Daylight has become something of a fleeting pleasure! The desk's a mess because I've succumbed to one of those nasty viruses that come around in winter just to make it all more depressing than it already is ... yuck!!!

As you can see, I'd been trying to stamp that lovely flourish (one of Dawn Bibby's I think) with Peacock Feathers DI - and not getting the pressure I was hoping for. The stamp set you can see is one of those useful teeny-weeny word sets from Wild Rose Studio.  There's some felt flowers and snowflakes, a roll of butterfly washi tape, some patterned paper that is the negative of the butterflies I die-cut from it and a couple of pieces of a very pretty green paper - not sure what I'm going to do with that yet. There's a circle punch, some twine, my scissors and, up there in the corner, is a pad of Black Soot DI. Oh, and you can just about see some punched letters and hearts in the purple tray - they are the leftovers from a recently completed scrap page which will, no doubt, be revealed at a later date. The last item, on the left, is this month's copy of Craft Stamper and the stamp that came free with it.

And that's about it for me today - nothing exciting. If it's excitement you want, and why wouldn't you, best pop along to the Stamping Ground and check out all the other fabulous contributors' desks - I'm sure you won't be disappointed :)

I'll be back, after I've dosed myself up with paracetamol and tea, to visit as many desks as I can.

In the meantime, I wish you all a very good WOYWW.

Happy crafting,


BJ said...

Hope you feel better soon Elizabeth - BJ#52

Annie said...

The days are so dark at gloomy at the mo it's not surprising we are all picking up these nasty bugs. Please get well very soon.
A x #41
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...

JoZart Designs said...

Hope you get well soon, Elizabeth and sorry you've got the bug! Looks like a bit of gentle crafting is good Jo x

Twiglet said...

That's a pretty little stamp. I hope you are soon feeling better. We have bright sunny but frosty day here today - thank goodness - I hate the dark gloomy days we have been having. x Jo

Helen said...

Sorry you're poorly, hope you get better soon. You are right, it is so dark all the time, even down south! Love your desk though, that peacock feathers is such a gorgeous colour, isn't it! Helen, 7

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope you feel better soon! That stamp is lovely, am sure you'll enjoy playing with it. Take care Zo xx 43

Redanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, so sorry that you have had the bug too, hope you will be feeling much better soon. That flourish stamp is lovely and like Jo said abov, a bit of gentle crafting is good therapy. We have dark here today to but also fog - horrible, roll on summer! Hugs, Anne x #47

Krisha said...

That nasty bug is EVERYWHERE! I keep trying to kick him out, but he just lingers on. Even been to DR. Hope YOU can get rid of him quickly! When you feel better everything on your desk will find a home.
Krisha #110

Unknown said...

feel better soon x Ive got piles of paper and 1 phto trying to decide which paper i want to use...hummm!

Karen McAlpine said...

Feel better soon!! That is a nice color of DI.
Karen 119

Caro said...

Sorry to hear that you are poorly, there is a lot of it about at the moment. Good luck with trying to get the pressure right on that stamp! Thanks for sharing. Caro #46

Lori said...

Just getting over a sinus infection myself. Feel better soon.

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

Laura said...

Oh dear, plenty of fluids, regular paracetamol and rest... I do hope you are feeling better soon.
Happy WOYWW,

Sandra H said...

Hope your feeling better soon Elizabeth ......keep warm xx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
sorry to hear you are poorly keep taking the medicine it will help.
lots going on on your desk.. all ready for when you feel better
thanks for sharing
janet #23

ria gall said...

This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh,poor you..there are some vicious bugs going around! Lots of tlc and tea and browsing craft blogs will help.....
Take care, LLJ 38 xxx

butterfly said...

It's a lovely looking flourish, and Peacock Feathers is a new obsession of mine - hope you get results you're happy with soon. Sorry to hear the bug's hit you - I'm just about coming out the other side of it now... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

April said...

Seems as though there are bugs all around. Looks like you've been working through it though. I hope you feel better soon. April #136

SandeeNC said...

wishing you sunshine and a speedy recovery! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Apryl said...

Feel better soon! i can relate I've been fighting the nasty cold also :( Need to recover and get back to crafting :)

Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Elizabeth,
ah how I would love to send you some of our sunshine and warmth then you indeed would not feel so poorly, and also glad that your hubby's family in Tas were safe.. there are bad fires in NSW, but live on north coast so fine, this time around.. Vic and SA have them too, all total fire bans .. we actually enjoyed rain today so welcome..
Wow, two cards down, the challenge card, I really love it off to peek its deets more clearly..
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #6

akilli melek said...

hmm thought that i had commented, but it appears not. hope you are well today, pesky lurgy.
doing some crafty stuff this week, cos an addict needs to....LOL. Only so much DIY a girl can do without a pleasing crafty interlude.
caroline #123

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you feel better very soon. Have a rest and some tea!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

Erika said...

Elizabeth I hope you are on the mend now, happy crafting and thanks for sharing, hugs Erika. 97

lisa said...

Oh poor you, Elizabeth, I hope you are feeling better very soon.
I love the huge looking swirl you've been playing with. If you are struggling try putting a padded envelope underneath to give a bit of extra cushioning when you stamp, I find that usually works.
Take care
hugs Lisax #59

ikki said...

Hi, sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather, hope you soon are up and crafting. Looks like some serious crafting to going on here and I was so pleased to see that stamping ground and Julia are still running - I must try harder and get over there! Thanks for visiting the Cupboard, much appreciate your thoughts and hopefully I will be about more in 2013. ikki x

Darnell said...

Oh, Elizabeth, sorry you caught a nasty bug. It seems to be affecting a ton of people from every corner of the world!

Do take care and get well. I'll see you next week if not before! Darnell #30

Eliza said...

I do hope you are feeling better soon, nothing worse than staying away from crafting. I hate it when I can't stamp the stamp properly and it keeps mucking up, of course this is stamp error not mine or yours LOL the stamp flourish looks to be a beauty

Eliza #8

Tertia said...

Oh my, hope you are feeling a lot better by now. We are melting over here from a terrible heat wave, so its hard to imagine winter colds.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia 17

Lisa Richards said...

So sorry you're sick! I'm hoping my flu shot holds things at bay! Hot tea sounds like a good idea. Hope peeking at desks makes you feel better.
Happy WOYWW!
Lisa #149

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I hope you are feeling a little better, Elizabeth. Do not worry about being late, I am even later. Your desk is so tidy this week, all ready for more crafting. Thank you for your visit. I have to admit that this is the first time I have made a set of masks before the second they were needed. Usually I am a last minute person. Have a good week. xx Maggie #32

Hettie said...

Lovely stamp there and I agree that the one on Craft Stamper is fabulous and have already used it but not posted on my blog yet as I don't want the recipient to see it yet.
Have you tried standing when you stamp? I tend to find that helps especially on the larger stamps!