Wednesday, 13 February 2013

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday 193? Happy mail

Hello Desk hopper from Julia's place over at Stamping Ground.

I sent out Christmas cards to a few (those of you whose snail mail addys I had) fellow WOYWWers (all be it late on the 24 December...beam me up Scottie) and have received such wonderful happy mail in return.

Here is a card and 2 ATCs by Sandra in Australia which arrived yesterday
and card and Moustache tape from Tamara in the Netherlands which arrived last month.
Not to be left off the happy mail though I did receive these a LONG time ago from Kim and Sam...
I Have so been busy getting up to date with my kitting and designing and getting orders for cards out in the past few days that I feel like time should have stayed still...Know that feeling? Like when you finally raise your head from your desk that it should still be Saturday afternoon when you started on this mad hell bent mission... not Wednesday morning!  Where is that pause button for the world so I can play catch up and the world will wait for me while I do that and then we can all carry on together when I have finally caught my tail!

Here is what is on my (permanent) fold up desk:  The kits for a class I am doing for a friend as it is her birthday and she has invited her crafty friends for a morning of making cards as her party.
Yes you can see my tie-died dress here...
This is one of the Sizzix flipit card dies which is so nice and different.

Then my real desk is full of yummy purchases from the local hardware store (they would be shocked to know what I am doing with their stuff I am sure, especially as I only went in for the plasterboard tape and the key hole cover and while paying at the till point the guy behind me put down the tile spacers and I went rushing off to get a packet of my own...) The Dictionary is from a local Charity shop and the guy there at least understood my need for one to use in art...clearly I am not the first woman in a tie-died dress to make such a request!
I am busy with a Valentine gift for my hubby which still has to be tweaked and stuck to another canvas which still has to be painted...Yes I know the 14th is tomorrow...remember I am still on Saturday did we get here?

PAUSE, PAUSE, PAUSE...I tried...

Oh well, see you next week Wednesday again.

Thanks for the visit.



  1. Lots of pretty photos, I too wonder where does the time go, you think you have time to be prepared, but it seems always down to the wire. Good Luck finishing your neat 4 squares and Have fun being crafty. Happy WOYWW

  2. Morning! So your them song is still "8 days a week..." (or 9 or 10...) I hear you. Personally, I am stuck in January's To-Do list, to such an extent that my possible trip to CT (as discussed) is under threat.

    Enjoy your card- making Birthday Party as I know your buddy & her guests will.

  3. What a great idea your friend had to have a party where her guests all do a bit of crafting!!
    Wow you've been busy hope you have a rest today
    Thanks for visiting my desk
    Jackie 3

  4. You have made - and received - some lovely cards, thanks for sharing with us. Helen, 2

  5. so many beautiful creations - both ones you've made and others have sent you!! a really wonderful WOYWW post :)
    and thanks for stopping by already - i'd gladly send you a snippet of real mail if you want to send your addy.... :)

  6. Crafters are such giving people and you sure got some very pretty cards in return for your ones.
    Very proud of you raiding the hardware store those men have no idea what we do with all their goodies.
    I hope you get some crafting time to finished that valentines gift
    Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
    Ria #47

  7. Gorgeous projects, you have been so busy :0)
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

  8. Awesome looking desks and cards! I love that flip card a lot! I may be looking in to getting that die! Have fun creating and crafting. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #17

  9. I am valentine-ing too today! I haven't even started though. I had a plan but I think I might use a canvas as my starting point now I have seen you lovely WIP. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 56

  10. Wow Bella you busy bee you....even though u r. Busy you posted on WOYWW. Nice and early....lovely cards...clever birthday party! Waiting to see what you do with the tile spacers...

  11. Hahaaa... I use dictonary pages in my art journals all the time (as well as atlasses) and indeed, some people look strange at you but others understand well. The boy maybe had an artsy mama?! LOve your workdesk!

  12. Lovely work - so much so that I almost became a follower - then realised I already was. DOH!
    Thanks for visiting me - Happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Neet xx 4

  13. Hah, now I know why you feel at home with my workdesk! Feel at home with yours too! Sooo inspiring! And what an awesome idea for a birthday party - crafting invitations!!! Very clever and a lot of fun too!

    Enjoy your WW-evening!

    die amelie x

  14. Wow your work is fabulous. Have made a Valentine card today for Hubby but it's very plain compared to your work.
    You have received some lovely cards. Happy WOYWW Anne x #134

  15. Thanks for the visit earlier and kind comments!
    I love dictionary pages for our art...I especially love it if I can find a french or other European language one.

    Your cards look great and the kits very organized!
    I will try to showcase my glass jars next week but some might be sick of seeing them as I have shown them before...but I haven't done close ups so will try!

  16. I want that pause button for the world too. I am really shocked at how far through the year we are already. I have so many plans and just no time to do them. The scene stamps you can see on my desk are from Sheena Douglas. Not sure if they would be available easily over there. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #8

  17. Hi Bella
    Hope all well with you ?
    No wonder you want more days a week as you have been so busy !
    Your card birthday party looks like it will be great fun !!
    Hope after all those kits you get to do some crafty stuff just for you !
    Hope Andrew loves his card !!
    Take care Ali xx

  18. No, can't quite get it..the tile spacers....huh? Love the valentines, nice and up to date..

  19. I also wanted to see more of your dress, you didn't exaclty show it off!

  20. Hello Bella,

    Oh, I love everything tie dyed! tee hee. Isn't it amazing what you can find at the hardware store! Now that's really thinking outside the box.

    Lots of treats I see and such a crafty desk.

    Thanks for visiting me already!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #125

  21. Loved having a peep at your workspace and your work, you have some really lovely things in your craft room

  22. It wasn't until I starting blogging that I really understood the potential of the world wide web. I find it amazing through our hobby/passion we connect with people half way around the world and when I look at some of your favorite blogs I know them well. Finnabair is amazing and I am reminded that the new paper has to go onto the list. What fun to get goodies from folks around the world. I also really enjoyed your husbands Valentine's present and hardware store finds. I haven't been to the hardware store for a while...also a good reminder. Hope you have a great week ahead!
    sara j #52


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