Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Hi Everyone,

July already! Never mind the weeks and months, where's the year going?

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been able to check in with our Head Desker, Julia, and her What's On Your Desk Wednesday - that's where many Deskers around the world reveal their messy/tidy desks just for the fun of it.

However, before I reveal my desk today, I just had to show you these first.
Two fabulous ATCs received while I've been MIA - all the way from the other side of the pond. The one on the left is from Kelly, KellySCreativeDreams - the lace trim and the glossy WOYWW5 button are fab - and the one on the right is from Darnell, djkardkreations, encouraging me, as if encouragement was needed, to buy crafty schtuff ... brilliant :)

Now to the desk.
Just a wee card in progress. The paper is a leftover from a recently completed scrap page and I've pulled out a few notions and embellishments that I may or may not use on the card. At the back is a pile of buff-it and gentle blends - it's there to remind me to use it! As are the two wood mounted stamps ... the bigger of the two is, as Darnell would call it, a NBUS - never been used schtuff. I was going to give it it's first ever inking for a couple of Rudolph Day cards last month but I ran out of time, sigh, ... perhaps it will happen this month! The box is chock-a-block with sequins of all shapes, colours and sizes and the jar contains a variety of wooden shapes. Oh, and what's that written on the notebook? Just the information needed for the journaling on that scrap page.

The EM is still suffering with sciatica so the decorating of the hall, stairs, etc., has slowed down and looks like being a WIP for a good few weeks yet. The Boss has recovered from her ear infection and enjoying life again ... snoozing in the sun all day and just occasionally popping in to check on us human's :) I'm still experiencing RSI problems in hands and arms, one reason why I've not got much done over the last few weeks. And as a result the garden is looking lush and overgrown, and in dire need of the services of the lovely lady gardener, Annie, who has agreed to come and help us. In the meantime, I'm consoling myself by going to look at other people's gardens - those open under the charity raising scheme, Scotland's Gardens

So that's me for today. Now I'm off to take a peek at what is on other WOYWWers' desks this morning.

Thanks for visiting and look forward to visiting you too. Have a great day whatever you are doing.

Happy Crafting,


Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW great space TFS xx Jan (45)

Evalila said...

Happy WOYWW - love your Boss :) Evelyn # 58

Nan G said...

Great ATCs! Oh I'd love to get my hands on the rub n buff stuff! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #53

Gillian Pearce said...

Hope you enjoy making your card and your joints start to feel a bit better.
Thanks for sharing the ATCs
Have a fun week
Gillian #28

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love the colors and patterns of the papers you are contemplating. :) and Thanks for the visit I am leaning towards leaving that cardfront as is but, was waiting for daylight to decide. ~Stacy #63

CraftygasheadZo said...

Desk looking productive as always, there will always be jobs around the house and garden that need doing but you gotta listen to your body and only do what can be done!! Take care Zo xx 46

Eliza said...

Some really great happy mail ATC,s and a crafty shot too, you take it easy and rest those hands RSI is not pleasant as you know.

Hugs Eliza
No post yet I will later today

Caro said...

Great workspace and gorgeous looking colours for the card in progress. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#38)

Anne said...

Lovely ATC's etc on your desk Elizabeth. Sorry you are both suffering at the moment and can't get on with things - but they will still be there when you are both better. Anne x #32

Annie said...

It's been a long day full of fun for me but that means this has been my first chance to call by at my blogging friends to see what they have all been up to so I'm sorry for the delay this week.
Hope all members of your household are 100% very soon.
Annie x # 17

Ali H said...

Hi Elizabeth - thanks for visiting - sorry to hear about the RSI but don't fret about the garden being lush - some of Wisley was a bit blowsy & lush too but still looked good - just think of it as a wildlife haven !! Have a good week ! Ali #5

glitterandglue said...

Hello Elizabeth. Trust the EM is soon feeling better. Sciatica is no joke - it's horrid and very painful. Great things lurking there on your desk today - trust you really enjoy using them all.
Margaret #9

Angela Radford said...

Hi Elizabeth, lots of interesting stuff on your desk just waiting for you to us ethem.
Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x # 48

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sorry your household has been rather poorly and pray both are on themed soon how nice to be encouraged by folk around the world! mm not sure about buying more stuff either done need encouragement there, either! love it all thanks for sharing your great work and popping over too Shaz in oz.x #4
PS off to peek below.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I like using the metallic rubs, just not always sure how to use them. I don't have the blue, it looks so rich. Hope your hands feel better and you can get back to crafting. I stopped my the Scotland's Garden link, stunning gardens there.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Elizabeth Happy WOYWW, gorgeous ATCs, didn't we have to display them. Plenty of NBUS here and yes am determined more will get used in the future. Cheers and have a lovely week RobynO#8

tocovya said...

What is that colourful stuff in the jars? Right hand side of the picture? They look bright I am always attracted to colour, I love this nosing and looking at stuff I may want

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm late, and we've corresponded already...and I'm still smiling and thankful! Poor EM, sciatica is no joke. And nor is the RSI thing, your poor arms and hands...
I too have a jungle out there....poor old Mr Dunnit has been so busy since we got home that it's not even within his line of going to bribe family!
It doesn't matter how long it takes, it's so nice to see that you're crafting and erm, using stuff up..!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Is that a new photo of you? It's a lovely photo.

The papers you'll be working with look great. I hope the RSI problems go away soon (or at least get better).

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (60)

fairy thoughts said...

hi elizabeth
sorry to hear you have been having 'fitness' problems both of you at thesame time at least you cansympathise.. hopefully you will get your card done this week

Sarah said...

Thanks fot stopping by.
Love your card in progress.