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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

What's On Your Wokr Desk? Wednesday #398

Here's my desk this chilly, bright, Wednesday morning. I've been prepping for an ATC class with my cardmaking group in a couple of weeks (yes, I'm getting bored of the cards). The card at the top is to demonstrate to the sceptic in the group that they can be used as toppers - not something I've ever done before but I rather like this card. The ubiquitous list of course, suppose I'd better look at that in a moment and a few essential tools. This is actually quite tidy for me.

So, I've not been around much lately, and I do have a lot to get through today sooooooo I probably won't get around to everyone's desk today, it'll be mainly touching base with old friends. But I will pop over to yours if you visit tho it may be tomorrow.

Oh, you don't know what I'm talking about? Well, WOYWW is a group where crafty peeps have a snoop around each other's desks every Wednesday to see what they're up to. Been doing it for years the nosy beggars. Pop over here to find out more and join in why don't ya?

Happy WOYWW!!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Atishoo! Atishoo! for Try It On Tuesday

In by the skin of my teeth but I am going to try really hard to do at least one challenge a month this year! 

So I had a look at Try It On Tuesday where I used to be a regular – hi girls! and the challenge was to use tissue. 

I have used a printed tissue to get the image for my topper.  Started off bright and fresh this one but became increasingly grungier as time went on, and the light’s been so bad he last couple of days I’m not sure about the colours! 

 Still, might be another technique to try out with one of my craft groups.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday?

 

IMG_2345Or more correctly Tuesday as I took the photo yesterday to allow it time to do whatever it does before appearing in my photostream. If you are wondering why I am posting this, get on over here to find out.

So ‘Hi!’ folks. Been MIA again. Not sure what I’m doing but I always seem to be busy!!

Christmas is arriving with a bang, chez ashplant as the Christmas Craft Fair Season gets going. Although honestly I think they are a bit of a waste of time and effort.  I have been making wreaths and my lovely new gemini (you can just see it at the top of the picture there) has been working overtime cutting out greenery. Great little machine but the plates are getting very bendy!!

 

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Stilll plodding along with my craft classes, which I think are a better use of my time. We made this circle book on Saturday and everyone seemed very pleased with it.

Anyhoo, hope all is well in your neck of the woods and I’ll try to visit as many of you as possible. My days however have a habit of getting derailed and if I tell you my son is on leave, my husband is working from home, my daughter is working nights so currently sleeping and I have 3 guys putting up a fence (daughter not pleased) you can see that I might not be getting the quiet day I had planned.

 

Hey ho, Happy WOYWW whatever you are doing. I’ll leave you with the view from my window which I took yesterday, lovely autumn colours in the distance which look even more striking today with a beautiful blue sky!!

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

What’s On Your Workdesk (Wednesday) #383

 

Well, writing this in (somewhat vain?) hope that my photos will appear in my icloud box. I really can’t figure out why sometimes they appear in seconds and sometimes it takes days. I have checked ALL my settings and they all appear to be automatic upload/download. So I’m going to post to FB to see if I can grab it from there. The problem is I cannot blog from my phone, its just too small and annoying. So I need to get pics from phone or ipad to pc. But it’s so random!!

Anyhoo, Happy WOYWW to all on this bright and crisp October morning. Yep, October already. I’m reliably infomed its about 12 weeks to Christmas. Which sounds like a small number of weeks to me. And significantly less to my next significant birthday when I will have to re-write my blog intro. If you want to know know what WOYWW is then hop over here to find out.

OK, a little bit low tech but that appears to have worked!! My photo is actually from Monday, I’m starting to dismantle all this today. I created a little ‘shop’ in my craft room for my MacMillan Open House on Monday. Made £300 so well pleased.

Doubt I’ll get a lot done today, ran a craft class and a bit of R & R yesterday and decided this morning is for tidying away and catching up with the washing, ironing and R & R. Aqua at 1, then off to hospital with mum for blood tests and xrays.  Phew, when did I have time to work? Need al ie down already.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Hey, it’s me again – and I’m posting!!

Picked up these little stamps loose at Ally Pally but I’m guessing they were a set originally. Had a littleplay. Left some just black and white. For the others I coloured the backgrounds using my ancient BIG n Juicy pads and a brayer over masks – to be honest I could have probably just used my promarkers but this was quicker. Finally found some images to put in those aperture cards!!

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday–WOYWW #381

Hi there! Well, been MIA again but I was on holiday and last week I just sorta lost the plot when I got home – you know how it is!!IMG_2288

For those who are new to WOYWW, I suggest you pop over here and read all about it. Then join in!

Quick post today, desk only inspiring in so far as it shows the result (well some of it LOL, the stamps aren’t there) of my visit to Ally Pally this weekend. I have a fair amount of MDF blanks (I feel the need for paint and texture) and also some acetate pieces – see those little fishies? Made that at a workshop. Needs a bit of tlc but really liked the idea so also got a couple of those to try. Paper and card as always and some cheap wreath rings to be transformed into something gorgeous lol – well in my head. Cute little notebook made at a Paper Artsy workshop. (Oh yeah….. the purchases from there seem to have been put away as well….)

So, TIME TO PLAY!!

Happy WOYWW xx

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

WOYWW #378

Good afternoon woywwers. Haven’t posted in a while. Hangs head in shame. Oh dear what have I been doing?

Well, in post retirement world Wednesday seems to have become my default housekeeping day, when shopping gets delivered, bathrooms get a good going over, the hoover has an outing and for good measure I may even plan a home cooked meal. Plus I go to a lunchtime aqua class. Part of this means I also usually get around to tidying my workspace. Which means I frequently have nothing to show. So when I do get on the pc I just faff about on FB watching cat videos.

But today I have this.

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This is me making samples and sorting out stamps for one of my card making workshops. In case it’s not clear, this is watercolour stamping. Or faux watercolour. Anyhow, that was a fun evening’s prep reminding myself of the technique.

So why am I telling you this? Hop on over here to find out.

Have missed you all. Must do better!!

Love n hugs,

Cindy

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