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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, 15 February 2012

WOYWW 141 - where is this year going to already?

Not a very productive desk to show you today, just a pile of bits and pieces.  There is a vey good reason for this as my DH is about to put in a couple of alterations to make life a little easier for me, up the left hand end of the wall.

The far end was never finished when my room was done, partly because we could not decide the best use of that piece of wall.  After I said what I wanted, the technical department decided how to do it.  After painting the remainder of the wall, there will be a large cork board to stick notes to myself, with a solid piece of wood for cup hooks so I can store my heat guns, brayer, steel inlay rulers and a few other bits that I can never find when I want them.  Above that will be the clock you can see falling over on my desk at the moment.  I am also looking for a new kitchen roll holder to put on the wall.  I tried the desk standing variety, which looks good, but it always results in kitchen roll lying all across my desk so that I can reach the end without getting up.  I am still looking for the one I want so you will have to wait to view that as well.

This card is one I started as a possibility for the Less is More challenge, and you can see it in the previous photos.  However, I looked at it for 48 hours and decided this morning that the stripes had to go, so I chopped them off.  I think that looks better, but I am still not happy.  I may chop it further, making it into a topper and edging it better or just bin it and start again.  The stamps are the mini village from Clarity, with a few little people added in freehand - I know, I need more practice at that..   

Come on folks, help me, do I leave it as it is, chop it into a topper, or bin it?  Your opinions would be gratefully received.

Having read Julia's post today, I agree that it is easy enough to remove the Word Verification, and leave in place the other tool which allows you to vet all comments before they go live.  In 18 months, I have only had one problem, and that was a perfectly safe and good comment ended up in the spam box.  It was easy enough to pull it back and post it.  If anyone want to know how to do it, I am one of the closet geeks that Julia was talking about, and can email you the details and do what I can to help.

If you have got this far, well done and thank you, but it is now time you moved on.  I have warmed your coat for you, and your gloves and scarf are on the radiator too.  So off you go to join all the others in Julia's living room.  She may not have wine and nibbles ready, but she is a great hostess making it easy for us to wander round and chat to all her other visitors.  Thank you  Julia.

27 comments:

Neet said...

That card looks lovely and your room looks good but will be even better for you when you have had the alterations. lucky you having a handy DH.
You still have time to sign up for my blog candy - it ends tonight - Hugs, Neet 29 xx

Peggy said...

Had a good visit to your desk. Have a great day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I read my spam mail a couple of weeks ago and I had a few oriental messages from one specific blog post, but nothing else. I've never gotten spam in my inbox before. And I discontinued word verification back in 2008. Now I know who to call if I need a computer geek (grin)!!

Angelfish said...

I always love to see others storage solutions, so will make sure to pop back and se the finished wall :o)
Fiona xx #103

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh boy, but that piece of wall is going to come in handy with all the storage of your gadgety bits and pieces. I do understand your need for this as I HATE searching for stuff, much prefer it in its right place!
I would say if you still not happy with that image, then bin it. I have done that with the odd thing I've made. They've ended up as stuffing for draught excluders!!
Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

May said...

I like the stripes, I think it sets the card off, x x so my vote to keep them!!!! Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

May said...

Hi, its may again sorry just to say I have been popping over to your desk for sometime now and I cant believe I had not joined your blog, so sorted that now!!! Promise to leave you alone now til next week Hugs May x x x x

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you have some very fun projects in the works!

inkypinkycraft said...

Have a great week, doing a quick hop now to try and catch up!hugs trace x 51

Linda said...

Hi Maggie, love to see your desk :) As for the drawing I would chop it and make it into a topper. I think it is beautiful.

Hugs
Linda xxx

ps why should you bin such a beautiful piece of work? xxx

Sarpreet said...

love the shelf full of lots of goodies to play with, maybe a sentiment, stickers, gems or ribbons, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

That Craft Place Ltd said...

Love the card, better without the stripes.... ooh definitely keep. I would keep it simple, keep some white around the edge then a bit of matting and layering and mount onto a card so it fits snuggly. Far too good to throw!!!!!!!!!!! Id be thrilled to receive it. Love the clarity houses.
Will now be following you to see what you do with it!!lol
Lisa (woyww 8)
xx

Lou said...

I love how your DS Tape is on display and practical, i would probably add a sentiment to your card and then leave it as it is, Have a great week Lou @ # 91

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my, kicking me out and onto the next blog already? How nice of you to have warmed my coat first though.
I love your countryside view card just as it is, don't monkey with it! I think your rose card in the below post could do with having the stripes cut off it as they don't really go, perhaps too thin? I agree about the don't breathe when using leafing. Goodness.

sandee said...

OK, I would not bin it, but I don't see where you would chop it either? The only part of it that I would chop off would be the right side where the greenery goes up the side, maybe meant to be trees? Other wise it's very pretty, so there, that's my 2 cents worth! lol Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Angie said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my post.
It sounds as though you have the perfect plan for your wall...as for the card ...I'd cut round the wiggly edge and mount it on another smaller card...so its a card front rather than a topper...do not bin it.
As for diets ...I keep putting off the starting date..I think I shall make it the day after my 65th (march 10) and just get my head in the right place between now and D-Day lol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Maggie, I'm back to answer your question about the electric scissors. NO, they are NOT any good for intricate detailed work. In fact, when I first got them, I was really disappointed with the "gift." However, they are great for cutting long rolls of wrapping paper, and the rosin paper. Not good for much else, though. That's why they are only good for a limited number of uses.

Di said...

Hi Maggie

Sorry I'm late this week - ever felt like strangling British Telecom?

Keep it for sure - much too lovely to throw away.Remember to show us your craft room additions - lucky you.

Oh, and re. the skip thieves - I'd totally forgotten until you suggested the sprinkler idea that eventually our little manageress used to hop up onto a chair and squirt cheap cooking oil over the contents of the skip. Just hope no thieves hopped in and lit a ciggie else it could have been 'frying tonight' :))

Di xx

okienurse said...

I like your card and I wouldn't toss in in the bin! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg- I love that picture, if you aren't happy with it, how about cutting it into 6 or 8 squares, then reassemble on black with a little space between them, then it would look like a view from a window? The wording on my images is done with the program you love to hate, lol.Just made it semi-transparent,and saved,so I can open it then drag it on top of each image, then save as a copy.You can probably do the same sort of thing with your program. we are doing permanent Pm now, and I agree with Geoff, you get much more done. I will speak to the Tech Dept later, and see how he is doing with your server. Love Shaz

Spyder said...

oh no, don't bin it! The card looks lovely as it is OR as a topper. Great desk, very productive, not like my mess!Thank you for my snoop! Have a lovely crafty week HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn)) #15

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love the card! I would make it into a topper:)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Lovely! Definitely into a topper.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great space, glad you're getting it as you need and want it. Take care, thanks for sharing & hope you enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 86

RosC said...

Hi Maggie. At last I'm getting to more people I know...with pleasure.

Dunno about the card - you could trim and matt with metallic card and add some Twinkling H2O to roof tops, lamp post. That would change its mood lots. I really like it as is, perhaps mask it and stamp foliage in a spray 'behind' it.

I know you're all getting very cold up there, but down here I'm sipping iced drinks and sliding into the sea. Lost count of the freckles.
Take care,
Ros. (71)

Debs Willis said...

Like the images, but I would die cut it into a more interesting shape maybe? Will emphasise the lovely stmaping and colouring.

And your ocmments about warming our gloves etc made me smile - I am still 'travelling'......

Hugs

debs '150

Anne-marie said...

Hi love the shelves with lots of goodies on, maybe just a sentiment of the card have a fab week
Anne-marie no 121