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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WOYWW 140

Good morning folks, well just about morning as I write this.  I thought I had better get myself sorted out a little earlier this week. 


My desk has been completely clear for two days, but not now.  It is now full from end to end, but at least it is fairly productive.  I have had a play with stamping and brayering - I will show you that one when I have finished.  Now you can see my beautiful Silhouette Cameo in pride of place, linked up to the computer.  So far I have done some fairly intricate flourishes, ready for a card for later in the month.  At the moment, they are tucked under a pile of paper to flatten them out before I try to mount them.  Once I have peeled them very slowly off the highly sticky mat, they do seem to have a life of their own for a while.  Hopefully by tomorrow, they will have relaxed enough to work with.  They are just so pretty and delicate and there is no way on this earth I could cut those by hand.

Even my floor has had a clear up and a good vacuum.  Where do all the gems go to, you know the ones that fly off when you are trying to place them carefully on your card?  None of those turned up.  However, I can now actually put my legs under my desk with reasonable comfort. 

If you turn to the left of my desk, you can see my two boxes, one of snippets and one of paper that I am desperate to use up.  I think It might take quite a while though, don't you agree? 

As it is now well after midnight on Wednesday, I am off to bed, but I hope to get round to see as many of you as possible when I get up again.  I am sure you will enjoy all the other desks on show this week at Julia's Castle.  Look forward to seeing you all.  Have a good week.

33 comments:

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Happy WOYWW Elizabeth.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY DESK here

Laura said...

Hi, What a tidy desk today, the cameo deserves pride of place it's a great tool. If you take the shapes of using one of the lift spatulas the paper doesn't curl. Have a great Wednesday, Laura

April said...

Well done with the tidy up! Those flourishes are really lovely. x

Karen said...

Morning Maggie, I hope you are well?? I love your flourishes, they are so pretty and delicate, I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen xxx

Neil said...

Hi there, Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting me in to peek and I hope the rest of the week is a blessed and creative one for you! There's lots of lovely inspiration here today as always!
Neil #45 (ish)

inkypinkycraft said...

Have fun playing, looks very organised!,hugs trace x no44

Peggy Cain said...

wow! what a clean space I need to have to visit my studio.lol thanks for sharing

Stephanie said...

I'm glad that you're enjoying your Cameo. I just have a Cricut, but it's still a good friend of mine. :)

Debs Willis said...

Oooh tidy!! Wonder how long that will last tee hee :-)

hugs

Debs #132

Angie said...

What patience to get those delicate flourishes off in one piece ...cant wait to see what the end result is.

May said...

Great tidy up!!! just love those flourishes, they look so delicate & lovely!! Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

Hi ya
very tidy the machine looks like it cuts out fab, still hit & miss with my ecraft,thank for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x (56)

Anne-marie said...

Hi, oooo those flourishes look fab the colour is gorgeous. Have a fab week.
Anne-marie x no 141

Polly Polkadot said...

I'd really like to try and keep those swirls in their new shapes! I keep all scraps of fabrics in the hope that one day I'll use them. #77

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I love the delicate cuts the Cameo can make. I so want one.
Happy WOYWW!
Aeryn (#37)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maggie,

Great clean up job!! I'll be tidying up a bit this weekend. I want to work on my mixed media so the card stuff will be put away.

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#129

Lisa said...

Great job on the tidy up. keep it up.

jude said...

Loving your tidy place everyone seems to be spring cleaning.when my mojo and energy seem to be under the snow!Ilove your pledge to use it up in 2012 ,may it continue!Have a creative week Happy woyww
judex4

Di said...

Hi Maggie! Love, love those flourishes - and you have tons of snippets so that's a good thing for us in the playground :)

I'm a day late hopping back to say hi - must do better in future :( Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the colour of those flourishes - gorgeous. They look like some exotic plant all curled up like that! Hope they've flattened out enough for you to use.
Hugs, LLJ #56 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh a Cameo, those flourishes look fab. Thanks for sharing & enjoy this weeks WOYWW, I've been nosing around all the fab desks as I try to visit everyone! Zo x 83

Peggy Cain said...

Happy WOYWW! Enjoyed my visit.

Emma said...

I love your flourishes and very jealous of your Cameo...you're a lucky lady!! Hope you are well and if you ever want to come over and clean my craft room, you're more than welcome. Of course, I will supply copious amounts of tea and cake. lol.
Love Emma xx

Julia Dunnit said...

My word that cameo's doing a great job for you, those scrolls pieces are lovely. Meanwhile, you continue tidy and orderly, how calm and impressive!

Bridget Larsen said...

I have to unpack my cricut so I can use it lol, nice flourishes
Bridget #51

Neet said...

Oh, those flourishes are so beautiful. Don't mention gems - and brads - they fly everywhere - will swear they have wings.
Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet 195 (very late this week)xx

Sarah said...

looking good - I am scared my hoover will blow up soon - the things I suck up! Love those die-cuts...Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

Anne said...

Love those flourishes on a very tidy desk! I know just what you mean about those gems etc- must be a great big mountain of them somewhere. Anne x

Elizabeth said...

Those flourishes do look way to intricate to cut by hand, Maggiek, but they are beautiful. Disappearing gems are a mystery in here too ... however, if they did turn up I'm sure they would have cat hairs stuck to them :) Good luck with those snippets. Hope you have a good weekend. Elizabeth x #2

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely tidy desk.

okienurse said...

great looking desk. glad you are having fun with your new toy! Sorry I am so late getting around but it was such a busy week in my life!
Just a reminder about the blog candy...I have had such a favorable response that I have decided to increase the number of possible winners of prizes! Everyone is eligible cause I will ship overseas too! Vickie #50

okienurse said...

Sorry I am so late getting around but it was such a busy week in my life!
Just a reminder about the blog candy...I have had such a favorable response that I have decided to increase the number of possible winners of prizes! Everyone is eligible cause I will ship overseas too! Vickie #50

Spyder said...

Love the scrolls, I've just got a new scroll, but...only for my old BigShot. Sorry I'm soo late! HaPpY VeRy LaTe WoYww
((Lyn))