Wednesday, 30 November 2011

WOYWW 130 - the OMG it's nearly December! one...

Yooohallloooo!  WOW!  November 30th!  Advent starts tomorrow and I've not found my candle for it yet.  That sucks...

Well, I'm pleased that you've decided to swing by my place on your wander through WOYWW-land.  If you've landed here by accimedent (new word, LOL) then try popping off to HERE where our Tour Guide, Julia, will hand you a pamphlet and a packet of polos for the journey.  Enjoy!

Meantime, I really wish I had something more interesting, more...er...finished... to show you.  Sadly, the stocking has got no further and currently is still lurking on the laptray in the lounge.  Life gets in the way, y'know?

What I CAN show you is my current state of play desk-wise.

Suffice it to say that work, as usual, has had a brain-fart, and this month they're running a design-a-Christmas-card competition.  Oh ROFL.  Like I'm not going to have a go at that!  However, it's pretty open as to what medium we use etc etc, so I'm going for a star card in white and I'm using a printout of PCB tracking (for we is a PCB manufacturer, no less) to create a stencil for embossing and stencilling through...  Hehehehe.  It's going to take a while though - all those lines and dots will need cutting out!


Also on my desk you can see two tealight holders and some mulberry paper that I really MUST get sorted this week for a commission.  I also have the delightful prize sent to me all the way from Australia by Sandra de for correctly guessing the object on her desk a fortnight ago (how's THAT for a postal service, eh?) and what a delightful prize too.  A card, an ATC, ribbon, India ink, microbeads in festive colours, pink bling, page pebbles AND a print of the stamp I guessed.  I'm definitely using that in something!  Thanks Sandra!

Well, the witching hour approaches, and I can get this out onto t'internet tonight (as my desk will be no different in the morn) ready for linking up at ohmygodo'clock tomorrow.

Catch you all on the 'op!

ETA - Here's a funny thing.  Shoshi, in her comment, has mentioned that I would be better converting the pic to a cutting file, and cutting out that circuit diagram on a cutting machine.  How stoopid do I feel right now?  I have a Craft Robo/Silhouette... doh!.....  so, today (2nd Dec) I have been to work and got them to convert the image to a jpeg so I can convert it to a gsd file and get the machine to do the hard work!  I don't know why it didn't occur to me to do that in the first place.  Guess I've not used the machine enough.  In my defence, I will also add that the circuit diagram was also a pdf originally....not compatible with a CR.  Thanks for the prod though, Shoshi!

23 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Morti well done you for getting the parcel so quickly from Sandra in Oz and so agree with the clock not waiting for us - must fly happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

okienurse said...

OMG! If I had to cut out all those lines and dots I would be gob stop nuts by the time I got them done! Good luck there! Hope you find your advent candle! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie

RosA said...

Hehehe ... we are a PCB manufacturer too! Love the stamped image from Sandra. I have told her a technique for using it as a mold, by the way. Happy WOYWW!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh that template looks very intruiging as I cant even picture what it will look like when cut out - make sure you post it when its done! Well done on the win too. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 4

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

well you could hardly pass up ona Christmas card comp could you? Your desk looks very busy :)
Happy woywwing
Jennie #11

jude said...

Gosh Morti you certainly have more patience than ido with all those dots.good luck!
Have fab wednesday and great festive week ahead
Love n hugs Judex9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are BRAVE cutting all those lines and such with a craft knife. I would be cut everywhere and have three fingers left if I did that! Happy WOYWW from #7.

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop..good luck with the advent candle...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (33)

Helen said...

good luck with your design a christmas card!! Great desk and well done on your prize!
helen, 12

Neil said...

Hi there and thanks for the peek into your creative zone. It looks like there is loads going on so thanks for sharing. Hope you have a brilliant week and have plenty of creative time! Have fun cutting out the design for your card.
Neil #24

Julia Dunnit said...

Ya know what it is don't you? You take on too much. And then you have to make ultra perfect. The card contest and the PCB are a great idea..but how many hours of cutting and pressure?!!
No advent candle here either, am goign to have to cave and buy another I think!

Susan Flynn said...

Goodness me I can't even begin to imagine what you are going to do with that plan!! Good luck with it x

sandra de said...

Love to see the finished star, please take care with that blade. While you aim for a star keep an eye on your fingers!! Enjoy your bits and pieces.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love that print out on your desk - I could frame that and look at it every day, seriously! I love diagrams, blueprints and designs too :)
What a nice package to get all the way from Australia, clever you for correctly guessing!
Hugs, LLJ #40 xx

MvM-design said...

Great desk !
Thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs Marleen #14

fairy thoughts said...

great desk gosh that stensil looks like a lot of work, good luck with keeping the lines straight. thanks for sharing
janet#37

JoZart said...

Good luck with that card comp... such an opportunity.
Love JoZarty x

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for popping by my blog. I know what you mean by pay to play, however what I like about the tags is the inspiration and the techniques you pick up. If I have the product I use it, if I don't then I make it up! So it's worth having a look and then doing your own version; if you look at everyone elses they are all different, that's what makes it so much fun!

Shoshi said...

Wow Morti, that's going to be an awsome card made from the PCB stencil. To cut it out you'd be much better converting the drawing into a cut file and cutting it out with a cutting machine! I can't imagine doing all that by hand... Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #62

Shoshi said...

You're welcome, Morti! Sometimes we just don't think along those particular lines without a gentle prod from outside!!! The thing is, I've got cutting machines well on the brain at the moment because I have just (as of 5 mins ago).....take a big deep breath..... paid the deposit on a Black Cat Cougar - they're out of stock atm but should be arriving in a couple of weeks... I'm thoroughly hacked off with what someone on the Black Cat forums calls "the grasshopper thingy" which I am now calling "the Insect" lol! I'll be blogging about this soon.

Hope you get on OK with your PSB drawing Morti - show us what you've done when you've done it and we can all go "Coo errrr..."

Hugs, Shoshi #62

RosA said...

Hi Morti,
Our company is All-Systems Electronics. On the other side of the planet!

JoZart said...

Thanks for the update on the "Cyber Bullies" ... quite interesting. They really spoil what is otherwise so good and I really wonder are they loved by anyone at all?
Glad you like the stars .... look out for my reindeer and sleigh paper cuts ...prob on WOYWW this week.
Jo x

JoZart said...

I forgot to add that I saw, ( who knows where) the stars made using printed scrapbook paper and they looked terrific. Probably more suitable if you are making them with children.
Jo x

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