Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Hello all you lovely WOYWWers, Followers and Fellow Bloggers

Another Wednesday means another opportunity to go desk hopping, courtesy of our head desk keeper and multi-tasker, Julia Dunnit, over at the Stamping Ground. I trust you are all desperate to reveal whatever state, messy or tidy, your desk/floor/dining or kitchen table/kitchen worktop, or even your Betsy, is :) Here's mine:

And it's covered in stuff! Stuff that I've been using to make the pink and white baby card - the EM now has a great great-niece ... or great grand niece depending where you are on this planet. He's chuffed to bits :) So what you see is all the supplies - embossing folders, ProMarkers, stamps, ribbon, embroidery silk, and other essential crafty items. The red box to the left, resting on the ProMarker boxes, is full of skeins of silk, leftover from my needlework days.  The sad looking bottle with the pearl-headed pin sticking out of it is Anita's glossy glue ... the top has suffered some abuse at my hands so the pin stops it from gumming up. The tarted up cat boxes are still remarkably tidy and proving their worth. Upper right, just in front of the scissors holder, is a pile of wood mounted stamps waiting to be indexed. On top of that is the bag I made at SU classes, now used for storing the card scraps I spent several hours this week patiently trimming to topper size ... it's only my theory but this should speed the process of cardmaking, well, at least by a tad. Of course, the TV remotes are handy ... I like a bit of company while I work ... and next to them are two super cards received from  lovely blogging friends, Janet and Di :)

I think that's about it for this week. I'll be popping in on as many of you as I can manage, if not today, then over the coming week. However, if the sun comes out at all, I'll be gone ... playing hooky ... I make no apology because we have just endured yet another cold and miserable week ... and I need some vitamin D!

I wish you all a lovely WOYWW and a great day, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Happy crafting,


Krisha said...

Oh Elizabeth, you have made Betsy blush!!! LOVE, LOVE the baby card!! Your restored cat boxes keep reminding me that I want to make something like this to put the mail in. DH just leaves it all over the bar.....then wants me to find it, typical DH!!! Me thinks I'll go look for some type of box to get me started. Haven't got WOYWW posted yet, still Tues. afternoon here. Will post later. Hope you do get your vitamin D!!!!

Neil said...

Good morning, you've been busy I see. Cute card and a lovely creatively filled desk. Hope you get some sun, we definitely haven't any here today!

BJ said...

Certainly lots of STUFF there Elizabeth. Loving the baby card. Oh and is that the "Ball Flower" embossing folder I see on one of the cards? BJ#2 (up early as off to dentist!!)

Neet said...

Sun, sun, you are hopeful aren't you Elizabeth! Woke this morning here in Northumberland, to grey skies. Did have a few spells of sunshine yesterday but still windy.
Love to see the recycled boxes. I have lots in the garage waiting to be used but problem is where to put them when they are done. Space is a premium now.
Flat Susan should be with you before you go away as Jo has strict instructions.
Take care.
Love, Neet xx 40

Annie said...

I really love your gorgeous pink baby card....nothing quite like a new baby in the spring is there?
A x # 47

The Taming of the Glue said...

Not much sun here in Dover but at least it's stopped raining. The new baby card looks gorgeous. Happy WOYWW. Pam#14

Helen said...

no chance of sun here... your Betsy looks very busy today!! have a good week. Helen, 16

Twiglet said...

Such a pretty card - I do hope the sun shines for you - we have snow on the hills here!! x Jo

CraftygasheadZo said...

A super busy desk as always, I will remember the pin trick and I often get gummed up bottles!! Take care Zo xx 75

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That card is sooooooo cute!! A G G niece, huh? That's lovely news to share!
You made me laugh thinking of yu singing that song to your bairns....with mine it was 'What shall we do with the drunken sailor'!!! The verses got worse as we we went along and we used to make up our own version. The happiest, simplest and daftest things are so often the best :)
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

ria gall said...

Hi Elizabeth
you have a great desk for us to poke around this week and a lovely baby card that you have made
Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
Ria #21

glitterandglue said...

Gorgeous cards on your desk. But isn't it amazing how many things we need out when making stuff? Of course, it's just great simply to LOOK at lovely things..... never mind using them!
Congrats on the great niece.
Have a great week.
Margaret #64

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That baby card is simply incredible. You make such beautiful cards.

Thanks for visiting me while I slept. Happy WOYWW from # 6.

Unknown said...

I love the baby's card, it adorable. Thanks for stopping by. happy crafting #4

Caro said...

What an adorable card...I love it. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

fairy thoughts said...

You have a lot going on on your desk this week the card is looking lovely! Can I ask what the suringe is doing on your desk is it medication (in which case sorry for being nosey and you dont have to answer) or is it for glue or something?
I received your card today .... shall I send you a card to say thanks or would that just be silly :0 glad you liked the book
janet #29 ish

Nikki said...

Happy WOYWW Elizabeth and your card it's so cute with the button embossing so perfect for a little one.
Oh and just so you know about my stamp storage I stamp the stamps on the other side and put little colour coded dots on them so I know which is which company it's worked so far and I can remember them that way other wise I'd forget who's who lol
hugs Nikki #2

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth.. well you are very busy too and love the baby card seen above great work :D and congrats to EM too :D.. and thanks for popping over and sharing. Shaz in Oz.x #45

scrappymo! said...

Love the little baby card and the EF you chose for it!

The cat food upcycled boxes look great.Amazing what we can create from nothing and turn it into a really useful thing of beauty.

I finally managed to get some garden photos up on a post late last night. My blooms are nowhere near your gorgeous photos of your blossoms but I am pleased with what we got done...finally!

Scrappymo #84

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful project on the desk and your busy work space. Thank you so much for sharing. ^_^


G'day Elizabeth
thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment for WOYWW. As usual I'm late getting around but here I am at last :o). OMG you are a prolific creator. I love all your cards before and after this post. The pink baby card is awesome, the less is more cards too etc etc. It's making me feel I need to get my paper crafts out and put my metal working stuff away LOL. Actually instead of one desk I'd like three ideally then I can have different work areas for different tasks!
Annette In Oz #11

Di said...

And it's Di still playing catch up!

Oh dear, I truly can't imagine you being anything but a very neat and tidy little crafter really :(

Anita's Gloss - I've had dreadful problems over many years with that stuff. However, this week I invested (online) in a bottle of Ranger Glossy Accents. Oh Elizabeth, there truly is no comparison. Thje nozzle is very fine, just like Stickles, with a good lid. It hasn't stuck fast on the nozzle/lid like the Anitas - plus it seems to dry mahoosively faster!

Maybe when you next need glossy stuff you could try that - I wish I'd done so a long while ago.But hey, you could well be coping fine in which case why did I just type all this carp?! :)

Hugs, Di xx

Minxy said...

The baby card is very cute.. that's certainly a desk in use!
Happy Belated woyww
Thanks for the visit
Minxy #19

Nan G said...

All kinds of lovely goodies on your desk. a bit late with my visit...Happy WOYWW! Nan G #17

Kelly said...

The baby card is darling! Your desk isn't too bad. I still see room to work. hehe Creative Blessings! Kelly #124