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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, 18 January 2012

WOYWW - 137

 This is a scheduled post, so this is actually my desk on Tuesday evening, but it won't change before tomorrow afternoon.  Could be tidier, but I can see some of my cutting mat, so that is good.  Tomorrow, I need to clear everything off as I have some sewing to do, if I can remember where my machine is and how it works.  It is not my favourite job, turning up jeans and other trousers - boring, but necessary.  Once that is done, then I have permission from myself to have a real blitz on stamping and brayering etc - whooppee....

The first card with lilies and the dragonfly  is one of the many decoupage sheets I have bought or printed out.  I am determined to get through as many as possible to clear some space in that area.  Most I have had for so long that I cannot remember who designed them or where I bought them, so I apologise for that.  However i do not apologise for using them up.  I often find I do not use all the layers given, for two reasons.  It makes the card too bulky, and it just looks too heavy for me.  This is another card that qualifies for the Use it Up in 2012 Challenge.

This last card is a get well card for my sister in law, who has just come out of hospital, and is very limited in what she can do at the moment.  She is someone who usually flies around the countryside, with so many activities that it make my head hurt,  The image is from Joanna Sheen's Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, a lovely soft image.  It is decoupaged, but as usual not all layers are used.  She seemed to like the card, but I suspect she like the fresh bread and the Victoria Sandwich more.

Now, if you have got right down to here, I am sure you would like to pop over to the home of Julia Dunnit, the wonderful lady who brings us all together each Wednesday.  I hope to meet many of you over there.  Have a wonderful week.

25 comments:

Anesha said...

Lovely tidy desk, lovely cards. :)

inkypinkycraft said...

Tidy desk and pretty cards, happy woyww hugs trace x no9

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Neil # 34

BetteK said...

Alas, Maggie, your craft table resembles mine as I also am committed to sewing today and I am not a happy crafter. Text from Lil' Sis' wanting 20 wriggly-wiggly worms making so needs must I suppose. Fingers itching to get the double-sided tape and ink-pads and stamps out so the sooner those worms are done the better! Debbie #85

May said...

Beautiful cards, good luck with the sewing, I am not that keen on sewing as I dont know what i'm doing (lol) thats why, must take a sewing class, Have a great Wednesday, Hugs May x x

Helen said...

I think your desk looks pretty tidy - I guess it's all relative to how obsessed we are (or otherwise!) about neatness.... the cards are fab, I hope your SIL gets better soon.

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards Maggie and I do hope your DSIL feels better soon and is soon up and about again [[[hugs]]]

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #86

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, your desk doesn't look as though it needs much clearing before you set to sewing ... and I hate altering jeans and trousers too :) Your cards are lovely - I think we've all got stuff that's been tucked away in our stash for so long that where and when has been long forgotten. The UIU is certainly making us look out these items though. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #99

JoZart said...

Oh Maggie, your bird card is exquisite, I love it. Your desk looks really neat and just ready for crafting so get that sewing done quick!
The scarf/shawlette pattern I figured out myself and can send you a copy if you email me. It's going global this past week as I've had so many requests! It's so easy too.
Love JoZarty x

Katie said...

I hope your sewing goes well (and fast!) so you can get to the stamping! The card you made for your sister in law is wonderful. I hope she is back to flying around the countryside again soon!

April said...

oooh i can see alot more of your craft mat than you can of mine :o) The 2 cards are lovely! I don't really do any decoupage but I do agree they can sometimes look a little bulky with all of the layers, yours look really nice. Good luck with the sewing! That is something I am no good at at all, I can sew a button on and that's about my lot! x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The tidying up before you allow yourself to do the fun stuff made me smile!! Oh, how I recognise that, it's the only way I can tackle the less appealing housework jobs!! Lol...
I love that blue tit card, it's so cute. I agree, multi layered decoupage is so not my taste - simple is so often the best!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Deb said...

I have a couple of repairs too, they sit and wait a long time before I get around to them!
love your cards, so pretty!
happy WOYWW, Deb #132

Brenda B said...

If you got your desk that tidy Maggie I reckon you deserve some play time! Lovely cards, but I bet the bread and cake were delicious!

Hugs
Brenda 104

Judie aka Craftymess said...

thats a really tidy desk there hun

hugs and thanks for the snoop
Judie xx

Katie said...

I love that card you made for your sister in law! I hope she's feeling better soon!

Katie (112)
http://adventuremonkeys.blogspot.com/

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

doesn't matter if the table of determinate purpose is clear it is still sticky (I blame the spray glue). Time for a new oul cloth me thinks.......glad you managed to get it clear and find time to craft.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi there Maggie,

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love birds, so I must say the one for your sister-in-law is my favorite.

I hate sewing too!

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#117

Beckyt said...

what great cards and a nice organised desk, thanks for sharing :)
Becky #45

Danielle said...

Your cards are beautiful! And your desk is very clean!

Angie said...

Love your cards ...so acurate in your cutting ...I'm rubbish. I have never done 3-D decopage ...only the Victorian style.

Twiglet said...

Very pretty cards - I love the lilies but the birds are my favourite. I am having a rest from making little frocks - I have been making children's dressing up outfits for a friend instead!! Have a good week. x Jo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Maggie, I do love the cards and the one of the birds the best - and can understand why she loved the Victoria sandwich mm does sound nice, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #67

Debs Willis said...

Hi maggie, hope the sewing went well! I'm with you on the rosettes, if you can do it without spending a fortune, go for it. I was demo;ing at Hobbycraft yesterday, and one of my cards had a rosette on, and another had a paper flower I had made, and those were the 2 things people wanted most to see 'how to'.

Love the card with the waterlilies - I have tons of decoupage collected over the years and slowly gathering dust as I am much more a stamping girl now - must check out your 'use it up' idea!

Thanks for your comments on my blog

debsx

Lou said...

Love the cards i expect your SIL loved the card, but i can understand how she would like the cake too yummy. Hope your sewing oes well and you get time to play Lou x