... and a happy WOYWW to you all.
Where do all these Wednesdays come from ... they just seem sneak up on you earlier every week! Yes, it's time to join the weekly workdeskfest over at Julia's, Queen of Desks, on her blog, Stamping Ground - if you haven't joined in already, time you did - you'll enjoy the experience :)
My desk is looking a bit of a mess this morning ... I'm planning my next card in the Alphabet series, see this post here to read what this is all about, so paper and card are strewn about in a haphazard way ... I'm just trying to decide what materials to use on my next card. When you're trying to make a card a day, therefore as quickly as possible, this part of the process can really slow things down. But using a paper pad does make the choice easier ... at least it should ... if only I didn't agonise over every detail :(
And the rest of the stuff? There's a lovely roll of red velvet paper ... tried without success to find this last year so pleased to have sourced now. Might use a bit of that on the card ... thought I might put it through the embossing machine and see whether that's a good idea or not. Two books from the charity shop that I'm planning to do something with ... well, I'll chose one to do something with ... for Sarah's (La-De-Dah) My Monthly Mojo. There's a new pack of photo papers on the left next to my heat gun ... should be put away, and at the back is a wee blue tray which is full of die cut poinsettias ... cut a few more than needed, but left out because they are sure to come in useful over the next few weeks.
Edited Note: For those who would like to see how the velvet embossing turned out, please take a look at my next post on the next card in the Alphabet Series - D for Deer.
And, rest of the stuff in the background live on my desk permanently ... regular visitors will recognise them, but for newcomers the chicken cupboard once held eggs but is now full of ink pads, the slug pail once held chocolate slugs, now it holds scissors, pliars, etc. The ribbon-holder is not an upcycled kitchen towel holder but a very useful item made custom made by the resident handyman, aka my DH.
So, as you can see, although it all looks a bit shambolic this morning, there's a reason for the chaos and in a few hours it will look a lot better ... I hope :)
I'd like to welcome my new followers, Evelyn, Irene, Kat, Nessy and Lou ... lovely to have you here and hope you enjoy reading about what I get up to ... I shall try to keep it as varied and entertaining as possible :)
Now, I'm off to have my first cup of tea ... yes, that's how dedicated I am to WOYWW, I haven't had my cuppa yet. Then it will be back for a nosy round the workdesks of the world ... well, as many as I can manage before I go to meet my personal trainer, get me!... later this morning ... yes, I'm about to embark on a prescribed exercise regime which is hoped will loosen up this stiff and arthritic carcass! I'll be running the London Marathon before you know it :)
Take care folks, and a happy crafting,