Wednesday, 21 December 2011

What's on Your Workdesk 133

Couldn't really believe it is Wednesday today, I merely went onto my blog to see what I have missed and there at the top of my list of blogs I follow is Stamping Ground with desk follow number 133!!!

It took me 7 hours to sort, pack and infiltrate stash (both new and old) into my system yesterday, so now you see my relatively clear desk covered in stuff to make the last few Christmas cards for friends and family.

I have been out of circulation and away from my desk since Friday last week as I flew to Johannesburg to teach the 12 Tim Tags of Christmas at a Shop called Beautiful Scrapbooks, owned by Liane.  What an amazing place.  Liane will go to the ends of the earth for her customers and back to try and get everything their hearts desire.  Nothing is too much trouble, it was such a pleasure to work with her on this project.

The kits that traveled hand luggage with me as I would not let them out of my sight!


I taught the "Hope" techniques page on the Friday after landing at the airport at 11 and getting to the shop at 12,  setting up and getting going with the class at 2 till 5.  The class was full of vibrant ladies who all made it fun to teach.
Jennifer very kindly fetched me from the airport and gathered her group of the "Usual Suspects" for me to teach...


The whole of Saturday was spent teaching the 12 tags from 9am to 5pm (we asked for an extra hour) to try and get as much done as possible.  The techniques, stamping and inking were mostly done by the end with 4 full tags finished (by most of the ladies) and the rest had to be constructed at home.  A bit ambitious to do all 12 tags in 8 hours, but we had fun, learned a lot and Tim has such clear instructions on his blog that they will all be able to finish what they need to when they get home.

This is the yummy cake that Jennifer organised for tea, the most decadent Chocolate that I have ever tasted...still dreaming of it now...

Myself, Jennifer and Liane out for dinner at Tribes after wonderful day of 12 Tags.

Thanks for popping by my WOYWW133 desk, and for those of you who celebrate Christmas, may it be a Blessed and peaceful one.  For those of you who don't, may it be a special holiday with family and friends.

See you all soon.






Bella

27 comments:

  1. glad your classes went well - and what a stunning cake!! Happy Christmas.

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  2. Sounds like you all had a great time at the workshop. The cake is wonderful and how clever to decorate it with the tags. Just perfect.

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  3. What a truly amazing cake! I bet they all had fine with the classes. 7 hours to get sorted? Wow! Merry Christmas.

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  4. Hi there Bella ah you did have fun doing all that work in preparation then the big day itself - love it all and the cake mm can almost taste..mm Happy WOYWW! and thanks for being a blessing to me through 2012.
    All the blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of the dear Lord Jesus and the greatest gift of all, love Shaz in oz. x

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  5. Glad you had great time teaching your tags.Looks like you had lots fun ,laughter and creativeness.
    Have very Merry christmas and please pop by i have candy on offer
    hugs judex 22

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  6. Oooh looks like you had a lot of fun! Have a wonderful Christmas. Sunshine Girl – No 38

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  7. Great cake, happy Christmas trace x

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  8. Hello, Bella, long time no see... Gosh, the Christmas eating started early... FTR (for the record-- my catchphrase,as much as BTS is Mario's)that cake weighed more than the 7kg of hand luggage/ kits AND to all her followers, Bella really does eat dessert first!

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  9. That looks like you had a whole heap of fun and crafting with those lovely ladies! The tags are beautiful, what an achievement in a single day.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas,
    Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

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  10. 12 tags in 8 hours sounds SO FUN! Congrats on another good class!

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  11. Great post and your stash looks fabulous

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  12. I love your desk with all the bins within reach. Your class sounds like a blast and the tags are wonderful!

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  13. looks like a great trip and that you had good fun. Well worth organising your craft space... it's super now.
    Have a Happy Christmas,
    JoZarty
    ps don't miss my blog candy!

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  14. Sounds like a really busy, but really fun time was had by all. Love that cake! Hope you and yours enjoy a very Merry Christmas!

    Hugs
    Brenda 71

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  15. The class sounds like it was very successful. It looks like you had a lot of natural light in the work room -- very nice!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    WOYWW #82

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  16. What a great creative craft space! Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas to you and yours! :), Joanna #81

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  17. a very clean desk, but what fun you had teaching the tags, I intend to get to them in the new year.
    happy christmas and a peaceful new year
    janet #24

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  18. What a amazing cake, I wish I was there it looked such fun, you must be so tired, Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x x

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  19. Hello, Bella! I'm dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season! Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog! Your desk is looking very organized today!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  20. Well done on your mammoth tag making class. Still jealous as I couldn't get there.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Bella to you and your family.
    Hugs
    Hettie
    xx

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  21. sounds glorious - and now time to rest and celebrate! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

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  22. Bella, congratulations on all your success teaching, you are truly an inspiration! It's been a fun year for me as a new blogger and you have helped make it special - Thank you! Such great pictures, you are as lovely as your work! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with family and friends and All The Best for a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year! Thank you for your comments over the last year, I'm so happy you took the time from your busy schedule to visit - Thank You!

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  23. Sounds like the best sort of trip Bella, how marvellous! The cake was a work of art in itself, how lovely. Enjoy the erm, rest over the holiday, happy Christmas!

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  24. Another clean desk! Your class sounded great...that would be the only way I'd be able to even start the 12 tags! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  25. Hello Belinda, just popping in late to say I've really enjoyed visiting your blog, and admiring your handiwork throughout the year. It's been fun getting to know you, virtually that is :) Your class sounds like excellent fun and that cake looks fabulous :) I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Elizabeth x #46

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  26. WOW sounds like a rapid transit trip! I would be totally worn out by now! Thanks for sharing. I am really late getting around to all the blogs this week but hey it happened before and it will probably happen again. Hope you and your family have a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas this year! Vickie #44

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