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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

WOYWW - 105

I did it!!  I found my craft mat and my desk (not to mention a lot of dust).  This was how my desk looked yesterday (Tuesday) before I began doing things again.  With a number of major projects to get finished, I had definitely neglected the putting away part, and the piles had just grown too high.  Surprisingly, it did not take took long to put right - and that did mean putting away, not just piling somewhere else.  I felt quite proud of myself.  The wind helped too.  I opened the window - big mistake - everything took off and landed on the floor.  It cleared the tops of the two printers in 2 seconds, so I had to sort that lot out too.  Aren't I good? 

The two plastic storage boxes are so useful.  The one contains my total supply of Promarkers (I do have 24 new ones on the way in the post)  while the other has my Krylon pens (all of them), my gold, copper and silver fine liners, and my Pinflair syringes.  Hopefully, I shall be able to find them in the future, rather than diving under piles of paper and other detritis to dig them out.  You can also see my little pot of dog training treats as usual, and the computer, all ready to start cutting a design with the Silhouette.

Then I decided I needed to get some more crafting done.  So some things had to come out again, but, strangely enough, the desk still remained relatively clear as you can see from the second photo.  You can see a card almost finished for a friend's upcoming 65th birthday.  As you can guess, he is golf mad.  The image is from MCS's Papercraft library. 
The smaller card is one printed from MCS's Countryside Gardens disc, from the NSR (no stamp required).  I printed it quite faintly and then used my limited promarkers to colour it in.  The purple was the result of several layers to deepen the colour and add shading. 

At the back, you can see a couple of completed projects, all ready to go.  I will put up the pictures of those later in the week for those who are interested.  In the meantime, why don't you all pop over to Julia's at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/  to see what is going on in the rest of the world of desk blogging.  Thank you to all those who came to visit this week, and I apologise to all those I did not get round to this time.

30 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Okay Maggie are you off to Spain or is the learning Spanish a present fo hte golfer?? lovely clean desk and cute golf card thanks for popping over love Shaz in oz.x PS my photo was taken on Wed just about half midnight as was up and decided to finish my post - dont ask me why!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fab clean and tidy desk!

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY PIF here

Andria said...

Your work space looks great! So clean and organized. I love that the wind got you started in the tidying up process!

Sarpreet said...

beautiful workspace,thank you for sharing, Happy WOYWW 105, #22, (please do check out my blog candy)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg, super tidy today, hope you are well, Shaz

Emma said...

wow...what a lovely workspace and so tidy! I'm really rather jealous of it... lol Thank you for sharing where all your creativity takes place, it's really nice to see and once again, thank you for all your lovely comments on my cards for Clarity! :)
Love Emma x

JoZart said...

oooh er, Maggie, what clear desk! Have you really crafted on there? I could mess that op for you quick as you cleared it. Well done to you.
Hugs JoZarty x

Sarah said...

Hi Margaret lovely clean desk.
The pictures you refer to were taken two weeks after the alrc event at the LRW show. We were there on that weekend too although once the groundsheet in the awning started floating on the sunday afternoon we packed up and went home

NatashaMay said...

What a neat desk. :) Like the golf club card. Happy WOYWW!

Helen said...

Wow, Maggie, that is tidy! love the golf card.

Toucan Scraps said...

wow, congrats on a fabulously spotless desk.

thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.

triciasconfetti said...

Great space - maybe i need a bit of wind to sort out the mess on mine!! Drastic solution but easier to craft in I'm sure.
Great golf card.
Thans for visiting
(39)
x Tricia

Angie said...

So tidy and organized ....you must feel good having filed everything away ...ready to make everything messy again lol.
I have a question ... I'm new to pro markers ..when I print off an image in black and then colour it, it smudges ...not so bad with other colours ...I know others have problems too ...any tips??

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

That looks like a super tidy & creative work space! Happy WOYWW & happy crafting! Joanna #92 xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

OMG, I love listening Mamma Mia when I craft!!!! My DH can hardly cope with it now so giving him a break by listening to my new radio instead ;) lol

Mrs A. said...

Lovely clear desk. Have just bought my first two sets of promarkers 'Summer' and 'Winter' packs but havn't had a chance to try them out yet. Is it best to store on their sides or upended up/down? Hugs Mrs A. #101

jude said...

Your work space looks absolutely fab!Well done you for all the reorganising .I know where to come when i need mine doing next...lol
Happy Woyww
hugs Judex 2

Carola Bartz said...

I first thought I'm on a different blog when I saw the empty, ehm tidy workplace... Gosh, I haven't seen mine like that in ages. Should clean up again. Sigh.

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor Maggie - it looks like a show house desk!! I guess the window opening was just the start - there does come a time when you just have to do it..the mojo needs the space!

Erika said...

Believe me Maggie you didn't see all my desk, it is a muddle!! Loving your crafting space and so very neat and tidy.
Thanks for sharing.
Erika.

The Crafty Elf said...

Happy to hear your daughter loved her trip to Canada, it sure was windy! I'm crazy about your clean desk Maggie what a fabulous work area. That card you've made is going to be received quite well seeing as the birthday boy is a golf nut. Happy WOYWW ;)

fairyrocks said...

That is one of the tidiest I have visited!!
So inviting, just waiting for you to sit and play. Keep smiling and creating

April said...

Wow! your desk is looking super tidy and organised! something i really need to do! Thanks for sharing.

Doone said...

not only tidy bit So Clean,

shiny

very impressive,

Dx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Very neat and clean desk, time to mess it up again. Good feeling though after a clean up. Love the golf card and the little floral card. #100

butlersabroad said...

Looks like a Spanish trip is in the making there? Nice to see a fellow clean desker! I'd heard from family about the lack of rain but hadn't heard about the poor birds not finding enough food. Stupidly despite having all that rain in May my grass is already turning brown due to severe heat stress! Still, we're done with that and are promised a thunderstorm and some rain today and tomorrow!

Hugs
brenda 90

Joyce said...

Lovely tidy space! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

Pam said...

I so wish my desk could look that tidy just once!!

Darcy said...

ooo are you learning Spanish? I love delving into new languages, I am trying to learn Romanian, just in case i ever bump into Dracula.x

Debs said...

Your desk looks like you are having a day off! lol