Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WOYWW 71 – going nowhere fast

Another week has whizzed by and here we are again at the behest of Ms Dunnit (see HERE for info), viewing a desk that has changed very little. Oh wait. It’s tidy!


Yup, you got it. Mr B put his foot down with a firm hand and pointed out that unless I tidy the desk, I can’t work on it. You see, I’ve been complaining that doing my studies at the table in the kitchen is a nightmare. It’s the main thoroughfare through to the fridge/larder/kettle, and so I was getting constant interruptions. I’d made noises about studying in the office, and lo, a tidy desk was born. (Working there also means I get to have X Factor on ITVPlayer – we don’t have TV reception here; long story for a different day)

And so, after Saturday’s card making session (see Tuesday’s post here) I wound up spending 7 (yes, SEVEN) hours in here on Sunday studying. It means I finally finished Lesson 1 at last. Modal Auxilliary anyone?  So, what is currently on my desk is my study book and a notepad.  And that CJ I STILL haven't done.  I will, Sarah & Alison, I will!  

Last Wednesday I had a card on my desk which was in the throes of being created. If you have a good hunt in the previous photo you might find it!  Here is the finished article. I like it; Mr B keeps asking me who it’s for – I say anyone who has a birthday coming up, or an anniversary, who might like it. LOL. 





Stamp: Flourish by The Fourth Dimension, + random corner I can’t identify.
Ink: Adirondack Cabin Fever (which I think needs replacing as the inks have merged!)
Glitter: Art Institute Autumn collection.
Punch: Martha Stewart, naturally.


I also have a confession to make. Last week I showed you all my ribbon storage. What I forgot to mention is that those hangers are only half the tale. The five sets of plastic drawers that run the length of the room have two drawers in them that are dedicated to the storage of ribbons on reels and fibres. I’ve not quite got around to sorting them out fully and displaying them on similar hangers, though I think that is in the offing shortly because I need some more drawers for the ever growing stamp population. In fact, all the drawers need a sort out really, and re-labelling.

Oh well.



So, this week it’s a welcome to pixiholly and Nicola Fail who have become followers of the Mad Rambler, and an apology to those of you I didn’t get round to. I know I suggested working my way backwards from the end of Mr Linky, but I actually ended up doing reciprocal blopping (blog-hopping). I think I’ve managed everyone who commented, plus a couple of extras, but otherwise….. sorry!




45 comments:

jonaks said...

I love your card and wow, that really are lots of ribbons!!!

Terry & Kim said...

It's amazing what you can get done with a tidy desk - I mean 7 hours of studying! Good for you. I love the card. I had to laugh when I saw all the ribbon stashed away. Now I don't feel like I have so much! Thanks for the peek.

Terry #18

The Taming of the Glue said...

The card is fab. Well done on finishing your first study module. Love the storage drawers..I also have a problem with ribbon, can't leave a shop without buying some! Pam (20)

Mandi said...

OH what is it with 'Mr's' and our 'mess'...lol

Happy studying hun..be worth i tin the end

LOVE your flourish card


Until next time, have a great week
mandi xx

Helen said...

Wow, you really DO like ribbons, don't you!

joey said...

Hiya Morti

LOOOOOOOOOOOL you do like ribbon eh?! me too. That card is absolutely gorgeous.

Joey.xxx

Lizzybobs said...

thanks for sharing your tidyish desk with us and your ribbon stash - have a great week and a happy wednesday hug liz (19)

Wipso said...

Good luck with the studdies. I'm loving your tidy space. Your card and ribbons are really lovely.
A x

Minxy said...

Don't know who i feel more sorry for Diane, you with work books on your desk or me with nothing...lol
we must both try harder to CRAFT on our desks lol

sasa said...

Good job with the tidying up. I am still battling with ribbon sorting - and still buying new ones! Nice card - who needs a reason to make one...men!
sasa 10

Tuire Flemming said...

So many participants... so I took ramdomly some :) Your desk looks very attractive! And what´s that booklet (?) on the left side of your studybook? - looks great!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely elegant looking card, great job!

Susan Allan said...

you workroom is totally amazing, so beautifully tidy and also inviting...all ready to create.

Have A great week
Sue xx 66

Cheryl said...

oh what a gorgoues card love all your storage and those ribbons,are beautiful hugs cheryl xxxx

Twiglet said...

Visiting all WOYWWers is not compulsory - its just flippin good to see such lovely crafty stuff!!!

Phree said...

Beautiful cards, both the brown one and the "Tuesday's Post" card. Love your ribbon stash, you have loads of gorgeous ribbon there.

Lou and Mel said...

Do you have a "thing" about ribbons perchance??? They look amazing and I love your card AND i had a birthday!!!!

secret scrapbooker said...

Love your card, think i have a bit of a thing for flourishes and swirls lol.
Kate x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Morti, hope you are well and dandy this week, lol! Fabulous tidy area, I always love popping over and seeing what your up to, have a super week! hugs Heidi x

Doone said...

Ah Morti,

if one is a stickler for grammer grammar grumma - what happens if you love literature and you have a soft spot for Shakespeare (or any of the many other spellings he used?)?

He made up words as well as plays


So modal ( model - moodle) auxhilleray - don't forget when you pass your exams the best stuff is the new stuff you thought of that no one else knew or thought of and isn't in any book or lesson yet...

Good Luck with the Studies -

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always struggle with ribbon and fiber storage. I like how you have done yours. Wanted to know what those white things on your second shelf on the left wall are. At first, I thought they were punches. I keep getting a 503 error, so have been late getting here. Happy WOYWW from #2.

JoZart said...

Ooh! I think you've got the ribbon thing really bad and almost as seriously as Mrs Dunnit. Some seriously gorgeous stash in them thar dawers!
Great snoop!
JoZarty x

Carola Bartz said...

So this is what I call ribbon heaven!
Good luck on your further studies!

Spyder said...

Hmmm I know what you mean, my hubby has at last said, that he can put up with my craft room spilling out into the hall and the living room and even the bed room and kitchen, but...stamps needing cleaning in the bathroom sink?? Yes, I should have got a picture of son in law Tom's card, maybe I can get daughter to email me one!! glad you liked the snowman, join in with my digi challenge if you make anything!!
Happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn)))

voodoo vixen said...

You kinda like ribbon then??? LOL - you do have a lot of it! Love the card and glad you are now able to study properly. Why don't you get TV reception?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I should have been more clear with my description, but YES, the metal spice rack. Thanks for letting me know and sorry you and Mr. B had to scratch your heads over my poor description. I was in such a hurry because I was being plagued by blogger. Now I don't seem to have the problem (knock on wood).

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that is a lovely card! my birthday is on december 24, he,he. seriously, i love the stamps you used for it and the ribbon and the border. lovely.

Neet said...

#142
WOW beautiful ribbons and such tidiness. Love your card btw.

Alisonw30 said...

Wow you have loads of ribbon! Thanks for sharing, have a good week, don't study too hard!

Alison x #62

Gez said...

Ooh your Mr B sounds like my Mr B!! can't cope with mess! hehe.. good luck with the revision. FAB card btw.xx

Daniele said...

lovin' that card, I usually end up making square ones but I do like that shape and as for the ribbons and threads......yummy
hugs

Jingle said...

Good for you for sitting down and really studying! That is wonderful! Your card is very lovely!

Christine said...

That is one beautiful card. Just a little bit of ribbon you have there! :-) Christine #7

butlersabroad said...

From one ribbon fanatic to another, I feel your pain!! Yes, it always sucks when you choose a stamp and then wish you'd got another one too! I have the Fall leaves trail clear set as well but have yet to use it. Good luck with quieter studies. Love the card btw, put an embossed Christmas greeting on it and you'd have a fab and elegant Christmas card too!

Hugs
Brenda 96

Rosie said...

That's a serious ribbon habit you have there! As for stamps - well you can't possibly have too many of those ... can you??

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful card :-) Thanks for the snoop through your drawers
Anne x (58)

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous card and ooooooo those ribbons! What does your plaque say about Dragons and Christmas? So intriguing :D. TFS!

#21

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Tell Mr B I'm wavin' back and sayin' 'awrigh' la'
;-)

Chrissie said...

I don't envy you trying to study when there are crafty things only a touch away from where you are working... talk about temptation!!
Love your ribbons too, the look of those gave me itchy fingers!
Chrissie

Ciara said...

I have a stupid amount of ribbon too and spent yonks wrapping them all around wooden clothes pegs. Looks cool now though although I still can't help buying more.

Great card :-)

Ciara
xx

LouDotMac said...

Wow, you have some serious ribbon collection there!!

How do you manage to study at your craft desk? Arrgh.. there would be too much temptation there for me!!

Thanks for sharing your workspace

Lou. xo #151

Paula Gale said...

Come again - what are you studying - 7 hours is a heck of a marathon study session in my book - and can fully sympathise with the interuptions - I did 3 years with two younger boys and nothing stops for studying - i'm amazed i actually passed!!!

WOW to the ribbon storage - you've loads there to choose from.

Great post and great snoop - cheers!

Paula x x x

akilli melek said...

your card is lovely, i dont think i would throw the ink out if you get results like this.

as for modals...is that could, should or would clear your desk to study, lol.

What are you studying? Language/linguistics/TOEFL?? If you need help I teach English to Foreign students part time

thanks for popping by on wed. caroline #1

Jo said...

another beautiful card :)
OMG look at all that ribbon! mine consists of scraps in an old icecream tub! lol
good luck with your studies hunni xx

AmberInk said...

Heya morti...

I'm with you on turning on the music to get the mojo back...hadn't mentioned that but spot on! You look SO organized here...I can take a lesson! Let's see if things change next Wednesday!

Related Posts with Thumbnails