Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WOYWW 179 Another fine mess...

One thing I'm finding since joining in with this amazing chance to visit work desks around the world (courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground who hosts 'What's on your work desk Wednesday'))is that it's not just me that leaves one project to work on another alongside! I know that that this weeks desk looks really messy because I have two things that are taking my time at the moment! This is how I left it last night with stickles drying and although I took this photo first thing this morning I've only just got back to blog it!
In my quest to use up as many of my old papers as I can I have started to make some rosette baubles as well as actually making a start on my Christmas cards.
Here you see some papers that came free with a magazine and part of a  Papermania pad that has been hanging around for ages. I'm using Lindsay Mason's Christmas 'Tinchies' that I just fell in love with when I first saw them, so far I've only used the tree and the reindeer but I've got a snowman and a fairy waiting for their chance!
If anyone wants to know about 'that dream' page that I started last week you can find it here.
I'm going to the NEC on Friday, everyone tells me how big the show is so I'm going to check it out - would love to know if you'll be there!
Off to see what some of you have been up to, hope you can come and visit me, thanks for looking, Chris


Annie said...

I've enlarged your pic and had a good snoop round :-) Love your little baubles and I spotted some lovely little flowers at the back of your desk too :-)
A x 62

pearshapedcrafting said...

The flowers were a present from my friend Sarah, keep them there as I see them every time I'm at my desk!

Minxy said...

A great way to use up all those strips of paper, a nice card idea, Wish I was going to the NEC but the train fair was way too expensive, bet you'll have a great time
Hugz Minxy #1

Twiglet said...

My daughter Max treated me to tickets for NEC tomorrow. We are going together so it should be fun. x Jo

JoZart said...

That's a lovely crafty mess on your desk with great things going on there. hope you have a wonderflu day at the NEC..... got to save my pennies for Germany or I'd have been tempted to go. Definitely make it to the Spring one!
Pleased you are joining in the angels swap... will post details v soon.
jo x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, Julia and I were going on Friday, but plans have changed :( Another time maybe... Hope you have a great time and buy lots of lovely stash - make sure to show us next week!!
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

okienurse said...

great looking crafty desk today! Love all the card making going on. Have fun at NEC! I am too far away to make the trip or I would be there in a minte! Thanks for stopping by my desk! Have a great week! Vickie #77

Nan G said...

Lots of crafty goodness going today. Cute cards and rosettes off to the side. Really fab flowers in the pot at the back. Nan 19

patcrafts said...

Had a good look around your desk, clicked on the pic to enlarge it. Love those felt flowers in the sugar shaker.Interesting way to use up papers on your Christmas cards, must start mine. Hope you have a wonderful day at the NEC I normally go but not this year as DH is away and no one to dog sit,compensation is I am going to one of Kate's workshops next week at AFTH yayy!!!!!
Thank you for the comment on my blog and the brilliant idea for using up the paper.Pat xx

Annie said...

Hi Chris you have a very creative desk there and I am sure you will love the fair at the NEC.

Thanks for sharing and have a fun time in Birmingham

Crafty hugs from your newest follower
Annie x

Anonymous said...

so much great stuff going on here!

Craftychris said...

Wow lots of crafty lovelyness going on there! Fab idea with the strips of paper as a background and I spied lots of fab rosettes. Thank you for visiting me, The Splodgeway mat is a fairly new blending mat. It makes blending and brayering easier and you use less ink. You have to keep heat and blades away from it though. If you watch Create and Craft, they have a show on Sunday at 3.00. I saw it on c & c and bought one straight away. Have a good week. xx

Anonymous said...

Both those paper strips and the rosettes would be great ways to use up scraps of paper that we all accumulate. Love the cards and the little stamps. And it doesn't matter how much mess you create as long as you're enjoying it.

Brenda 3

Robin Spitzer said...

I need to join your quest to use up old papper and supplies! Love your flowers on the back left of the photo and your rosettes!

Anne said...

Enjoyed looking at your desk such a lot of interest on there. I am off to NEC on Sat with my DIL and her mum. Not been before and hope I can get to see stuff as I fear it will be very vey busy. I was a special needs coordinator (think it's called something different now/ Also retired but apple shaped :-) Thanks for sharing. Anne x #91

MaggieC said...

Hope you are not too shattered by your trip to the NEC tomorrow. It is huge and very tiring, and you spend too much and end up with arms down to your toes because of all the bags you have to carry. I have so many papers that I shall never use that I have taken to passing quite a few to our granddaughter to see what she can do with them. Have a great time tomorrow and then playing with all your new stuff for the rest of the week. xx Maggie #40

Julia Dunnit said...

Hope you've had a great time at the NEC...and now you know!! Admiring your use of scraps and liking the strip backgrounds. Have to go and explore bait more about these LM stamps now!!

Neet said...

Am sat here a delightful shade of green knowing you are at the NEC. Wish I could go. You really ate busy, lots going on on that desk.

Still smile when I think of you coming to meet me at Port Sunny, it was lovely to see you - hope to see you again at a show in the north of England.

Thanks for visiting me - have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Neet x 43

Ann B said...

Sorry I'm very late getting round the desks this week - very busy couple of days, but I'm here now to say thanks for visiting me.
Hope you enjoyed the NEC and didn't break the bank buying more papers to make more rostettes. Just had a look at your blue tag - lovely
Ann B

Bridget Larsen said...

Never heard of tinchies but it sounds wonderful
Bridget #8

Katie said...

Love the card on your desk! Hope you had fun at NEC!

Katie (108)