Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW Week 407

Morning to you all,

Firstly, I'd like to begin by apologising to you all for not commenting on Week 405. I suddenly became ill that afternoon, after eating a mushroom omelette for lunch, and it took six days to recover. Just in time for jury service last week, meaning that I couldn't participate in Julia's What's On Your Desk Wednesday then either. However, fingers crossed, normal service is now resumed. Desk snooping here I come. It's so nice to be back!

So here's my desk this week.
To the left - a finished card sitting on top of a the stamp set I've been using these last couple of days. To the right - a pile of card scraps, And centre - work in progress. Rudolph Day is coming up so I'm aiming to make a suitable card or two before the day. Besides, I'm way behind with my goal to make a minimum of one C-card a week this year already so I've quite a bit of catching up to do. The basket at the back is full of festive paper packs - see how hard I'm trying not to say the actual word for that time of the year. I know it's too soon for some of you :) The pile back left is made up of various stamp sets. In the same way as I'm methodically reading through a list of books - another one of my goals - I'm also making my way through a list of stamps beginning with that pile, otherwise they linger in a drawer unused which is ridiculous. I like them, therefore I should use them!  Also out are stamp blocks, and empty plastic pot used as water container for colouring, ink pads, a tin of Windsor & Newton watercolour paints, spritzers, gold Cosmic Shimmer, a pack of enamel dots and a tub of card candy - all of which have been used on recent projects. Oh, and those trays off to the back left are just full of junk I should sort out - and I will, one day!

Here's the finished card you can see top of the pile on the left.
I know it looks like it's black and white in the photo but actually it's brown and white. The ink used to stamp the image, from Hobby Art's March Hares set, was Memento Rich Cocoa, the cardstock used for matting and layering is dark chocolate and even the enamel dots are a very dark brown. The only black used was the ink ribbon on the typewriter that I used to type up the greeting.

I am expecting a special little visitor, my great-grandson, today. He and his dad are dropping in for lunch before going off to soft play for the afternoon. Should be fun - he's toddling now and into everything. For the rest of the day I'm on WOYWW snooping duty :)

Hope you all have a wonderful WOYWW and a great week ahead.

21 comments:

BJ said...

Gosh Elizabeth didn't realise it was possible food poisoning which made you poorly! Not good. Glad you have managed the jury service now and a normal service can resume with all your "C" stuff etc. Hugs BJ#29

Annie said...

My dad was allergic to mushrooms Ellie so might be worth thinking about.....they were just like food poisoning to him. Really glad you're better and hope the jury service went well last week. Love the bunny card....it seems we are both working with bunnies this week 😀 Have a lovely time with the family later.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Sarah Brennan said...

Wow. Sorry to hear you've been ill and then followed immediately by jury duty. Thanks for sharing the details of those stamps; love the hare! Sarah #26

Valerija said...

This is such a cute bunny. I love it!
Valerija xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Elizabeth. So glad you are feeling better - trust the jury service went well - quite a responsibility! What a lovely card. And how organised to set your target to use certain stamps. Wow - I'm impressed!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Jan Ltc said...

Great workdesk xx Jan (41)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh blimey Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear that you were taken ill like that...it must have really upset you to be ill for six days :-(. And then jury service on top....sigh. I know all about that mad hare stamp, Shaz made me a beautiful card with it on!
I heard a little whisper that you may be coming to the Crop!! Woohoo, I'm so pleased - it'll be great to see you again. Have you seen that the date has changed though? It's now 30th Sept. Julia and I have B&B booked already. Yippee!
Hugs, LLJ 3 xxxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Food poisoning followed by jury duty - wow! I haven't tried either and I'm not sure I would want to. The jury duty must be interesting though - the food poisoning less so! Glad to hear you've recovered. Loving that cute bunny card! Enjoy the rest of the week! zsuzsa #22

Stacy Sheldon said...

that is the neatest bunny, I am so glad to read you are feeling better that must have been pretty scary before they figured out what caused it. ah, I just like to color chances are it could take a while for things I have colored recently to be turned into something finished. ( I have a tin of previously colored things to poke around in when ever I am in a hurry) Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #42

Helen said...

oh poor you! Glad that you have recovered though. (isn't having to take part in WOYWW enough reason to get out of jury service?!!) the easter card is fantastic! Helen #2

Sharon Koole said...

Wow! That's quite a while to be sick from your omelette. Glad you're feeling better now. Love your Easter card. I like the way the colour looks.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K#34

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, so glad you are feeling better. Love that hare card, and it does look dark brown on my monitor. It is lovely. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxXx

JD/ Jill said...

My goodness! sorry to read that you were ill! Hope all is fine now.
Your bunny card is adorable!

Bernice said...

Oh dear - sounds like food poisoning? Glad you're feeling better and back to crafting now. Hope the jury service wasn't too stressful - thankfully I've never had to do it!
Bernice #17

Robyn said...

I feel right at home at this desk! thanks for your kind words!
robyn 1

April Story said...

That bunny card is adorable.
April #32

Kathyk said...

Thanks for your earlier visit and encouraging comments regarding our mutual wrist issues - fab desk and LOVING the bunny!

Happy (belated) WOYWW

Kathyk
#12

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Love the hare card.

Glad you are much better now.

Hope you had a lovely time with your grandson and great grandson.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #14

Darnell said...

Your card is terrific, Elizabeth! I'm so sorry to hear that you were ill for nearly a week! Take care and enjoy a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth ... your desk is always so tidy... and mine so messy :D lvoe the card you've made your great grandson, and it looks chocolate brown at my end :D
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
Happy belated WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #21

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Neet said...

That hare stamp seems popular as I have seen it used a couple of times before. Love how you have done yours, a lovely gift for someone.
Sorry to hear you were ill from mushrooms, do you know why they made you so bad? Cannot imagine being ill for 6 days and then having to turn in to jury service. Hope you managed and it didn't last long.
Hugs, and thanks for visiting me, sorry I am so late xx 8