Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WOYWW 155 - nearly there!

Woot!  One week left to the third anniversary of WOYWW!  Are your ATCs ready yet?  Mine aren't...  but I'm working on them, and they will be done by next Wednesday, for sure....

For those who have happened upon my blog by accident, please do go and check out Julia's blog here for all the info.  I've not gone mad, I'm just a desk-nut...LOL....

Now, to answer a couple of questions that have cropped up - 1) the talc is to de-sticky the EZ mount where the stamps aren't, so that it doesn't clog up my scissors so much.  2) Stamping isn't something I'm new at - I got my first two stamps and EP in 1988 - and it was such a new hobby that the lady in the shop was demonstrating embossing powder.... using a toaster!!!!  Ah yes, I remember those days well.  If you're interested, the stamps were an ivy garland, and my initial, and my first EPs were gold, copper and sparkle.  I think I still have some of the sparkle somewhere....and I definitely do have - and still use - the stamps.  The monogram I used to use to tart up my writing paper.  Ah yes, those definitely WERE the days!

And indeed, what is on my desk this week?


Well, an awful lot of the same as last week - ATC stuff.  Which, please note, I have turned face down so you can't see what I've done!  Can't spoil the surprise now, can we?



Here's a gratuitous under-my-desk shot - someone commented on my blog recently that I must have short legs cos of everything under my desk, but I think the photo was misleading, because it's the desk to the right of where I sit that is piled high - the one I sit at is less so.  Under it you can see my paint crate, my knitting bag, and something REALLY random - a bag with a couple of Xmas prezzies in!  Not sure why they didn't make it to their intended recipients...

Next picture isn't so much me patting my own back as patting Lil Miss B's.   Akilli Melek (Caroline) mentioned on last week's WOYWW that she was involved in a sale to support the hospice she and her Mr go to with Little Miss A, and I offered to send some cards up.  Now, Lil Miss B has been having a topper frenzy lately, making lots of toppers to put on cards, but not doing anything with them.  I asked her if she'd like to help out and donate some, and the result is below.  Half those cards were made by her, half by me - and I bet you can't pick out which ones..... very well done, Lil Miss B, very well done!  I'm proud of you....



Hope to see a lot of you around in a comment box near you this week! 

Although, actually, I might not.  If you've read this far, well done!  My apologies if I don't make it round to very many this week, only, you see, it's a certain birthday on Saturday and I have a feeling - from the whispers going on around me - that something is up someone's sleeve and whilst I don't know what it is, I get the impression it doesn't involve sitting at my PC looking at blogs.  Apologies!

27 comments:

jude said...

Loving your desk and the cards they are gorgeous and for such good causes.Haven't been round for while nice to be back i do miss my crafty friends and of course the wednesday ritual of the desks hope your well hugs judex 32

kay said...

hope you enjoy your birthday surprise whatever it is,fab busy desk
have a fab woyww
kay #33

Lisa said...

a toaster!! blimey!! anyway it got you started on this long and wonderful journey:D
Happy WOYWW day
Lisa #16
x

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning and well done on your ATC's and the cards for the hospice.
Hope you have time to enjoy the sunshine.
Lynn 48
One I Made Earlier Today

sandra de said...

Gorgeous cards and it seems you both complement each other in the card making business. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @57

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Way to go with the cards, both of you, what a fantastic thing to do! Hope you had a lovely time together making them :) A secret birthday weekend, huh?? That's sounds like fun!
I'm back at home with my dad in tow - he's here for the week then my brother is taking him home. Thank you for the card, love and support, it means a lot.
Hugs, LLJ #57 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Haven't made mine yet, but it will be ready by next Wednesday. I DO have my backs ready, though. Happy WOYWW from #9.

Helen said...

Coo, I remember about heating EP with a toaster too.... great ramblings today, hope you get some crafty time on your ATC's.... I've done 2.... Helen 17

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping in to visit for WOYWW. It's lovely to see so many creative spaces! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us curious folk! I hope you have a good week.
Neil #70

craftymonki said...

Thanks for the peek!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #76

Lisa-Jane said...

You could have a blog party and we could all come! I hope whatever you find yourself doing that it is lovely for you. I'm aghast at using a toaster for EP and I shall be thinking about it all day now! Take care #52

inkypinkycraft said...

A crafty space! Have a great week hugs trace x 35

Redanne said...

Well I hope that whatever they have planned for you goes well and that you have a wonderful time Morti. I love your under desk shot, I do try to keep mine free but never seem to achieve it. You are brave to show yours! Happy Woyww, Anne #18

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh brilliant idea on the talc. slapping head - Why did I not think of that? and I HAVE talc on my desk to de-sticky the back of stickers so I can pop them up on dots. DOH!

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne

MvM-design said...

haven't make my ATCs yet...
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!!
Quickly to the next desk ;-)
Hugs Marleen #19

Doone said...

crikey almighty are you 104? - how on earth can you get embossing powder in toaster?

that said Luke ( aged 9) did once make beans on toast in the toaster - interesting,

dx 118

Queen Of Toys said...

Good idea with the talc, I use citro clean and it wipes the sissors clean real easy. Love the manequin on the desk what are you going to do with it?

Eliza #49
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

kassa said...

Like your plug system hon,cool. And is that a harlequin mug in the shot?
Kxoxo#54

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love reading everyone's tips and tricks for crafting! Hope the whispers turn into something wonderful! Take care and enjoy this sunny & warm WOYWW. Zo xx 80

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Ooh hope you are having a lovely birthday surprise xx
Fiona #146

May said...

A toaster!!! well I never... Great desk... you dont want a pic of under my desk!! you are brave.. Hugs May x x x#30

Lisa said...

Hi, just coming back to your comment on my blog, I'm in the village not far from J19 M5 (also the name of a 90s band...;)

Lisa
x
ps Happy Birthday for the weekend too:D (hope its not too big a birthday and if it is... just enjoy the cake:D x )

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a happy & busy desk you have!! I'm new and totally lovin' have a nosy into everyone's rooms, lol! Have a great week!

Jeannie #75

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by, you've got some pretty cards here. I love working on ATC's I think it is the smallness of it..Have a WOnderful Birthday, they come around too fast.

Twiglet said...

Great cards for a good cause. I have been busy with my ATC's too. Have a great weeek. x Jo

Valerie said...

beautiful cards! what a great cause! I am curious about your little mannequin. Valerie #172

akilli melek said...

It's official...I am a week late in posting but a huge thank you. The cards came in lots of time. They are fab, and I cannot tell between them! Please pass my thanks to Little Miss B.
caroline

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