It might be Wednesday and officially WOYWW day, but no desk picture today, I am afraid, as there has not been a whole lot of crafting done this week, as I was laid low from Friday with the dreaded lurgy - a really nasty fluey type cold, you know the one - aching joints, streaming nose, bunged up, lack of sleep. Needless to say, I have felt very sorry for myself. Crafting with tissues in both hands does not really work, so I have just spent most of my time lying around doing not a lot, but being supplied with regular honey and lemon and anything else I wanted. My DH has been wonderful, a real gem, especially as he has a huge load of sand, gravel and slabs to shift in the next two days to lay the base for the 2nd greenhouse we ordered last June. anyway, the result of all that is no change from last week on the desk front. Sorry, will try to do better for next week.
The little bit of crafting I did manage has been for the April challenge for Craft A Scene (hope you have all read my sticky and are now rushing to apply to join the team, it's great fun). This month's challenge is Tropical Shores and must contain at least one palm tree. You can see my first effort at drawing my own scene in the post below this one. Producing things for the different challenges each month has really forced me to think outside the box in some cases - very good for the mojo. I am hoping to get a bit of card making done for this month's birthdays etc today. The ideas are there, it is just a case of getting things done.
In the meantime, there are two cards I have not shown you yet, due to not wanting them to be seen before the date. The first, one changed as I worked on it and ended up completely different from my original idea. It is a set of decoupage of koala bears which was downloaded from a very clever lady called Tich some years ago. I wanted a different sort of background and found a picture of eucalyptus trees on the internet, and sized it to fit the decoupage, and then used it as a wrap for the card. It is only a small card but with the number of layers on the decoupage, it is a good thing it did not have to be posted.
The second card was for our youngest granddaughter's 2nd birthday. It was done in a great rush as we realised that she was coming down to see us the week before, so we could actually pass on a proper present and her card without worrying about the postage.
This is one of the original Flower Fairies, taken from the Crafters Companion set on CD Rom.. The fairy herself is a decoupage, with a piece of the matching backing paper. I di not want to cover the whole card with the backing, so I cut it off diagonally, and edged it with a peel off. One of the optional extras on the CD is a set of labels, which I changed to make it into a Happy Birthday, with a little silver bow. I used the same label and backed it with another with her name on for the label for the present.
Now, if you have got this far, you might like to go over to visit Julia at Stamping Ground to link up with all the other bloggers worldwide and see if they are doing better than me with desks this week. Better still, why don't you post a picture of your desk in all its glory (don't tidy up, we like messy desks, there is more to see) and join in with us all. Hope you are all well and have a good week.