Wednesday, 26 January 2011

In the Pink

It’s another Work Desk Wednesday and as you’re reading this I’m somewhere on the M25 heading for Lakeside shopping centre hoping that Blogger has done it’s work and automatically posted this for me.
Darn it…..…..Blogger didn’t play the game and this didn’t get posted after all, so as you’ve probably guessed I’m back from my shopping spree and I'm having to do this myself now, so sorry it’s a bit late in the day.
Thanks to every one who stopped by last week and offered some suggestions regarding my new trimmer.
Impatient as ever I returned the trimmer to shop in the end, but not before sending another scathing email to Purple Cow. This time I did get a reply (on the same day too) saying they were looking into it. Shame…..if they had told me that in the first place they might not have lost a customer who was about to spend in the region of £60…..their loss!

I’ve had a busy few days making cards and trying to get ahead of myself before my holiday……it’s almost upon me Yah!
There’s just eleven days (and counting) until I go away and the need to be in front with everything has never been more important because I’ll be away for ten days and then two days after I get back I go for eye op, so who knows when I’ll be back to crafting again. My fingers are crossed that it won’t be too long, but you never know so the pile of cards you can see are all orders for March and are awaiting their inserts.

My desk is a little cluttered with inks and stamps and clearly the ice cream tub I use as a desk top rubbish bin needs emptying but at least for once there’s actually a gap in the middle that I've been able to work in.

The papers and card kit you can see are from one of my favorite Basic Gray collections, Cappella.
I think they have a shabby Chic feel to them and the colours although darkish are quite subtle if you know what I mean.
I’ve used the card kit, which incidentally is intended for weddings, to make an anniversary card but I don’t like just following the instructions in the kit to the letter; I like to make it my own so I've used the original card (the square on the front)and made it into an A5 size by adding the background and another greeting.

The rest of the cards I've made have a distinct Pink theme going on because I'm still trying to use up some of my old collections. The good news is that I've succeeded in using up all of this one now and with the final tiny bits that were left I made two more card blanks that are ready for an image to be added when I need a card in a hurry.

Julie is presiding over things as usual over at the Stamping Ground, so get on over there and join in the fun that is What’s On Your Work Desk Wednesday.

Thanks for dropping in and I’ll be calling in to see as many of you as I can manage later in the week.

Bye for now.


Andria said...

Great workspace, the busier the better :) crafty heaven.

Stressed Stamper said...

Great desk... fabbly organised..not a mess at all - wow - how many fabby project there..
Sarah - Stressed Stamper #31

lisa said...

Hi Sue
You've certainly been busy. I'm so impressed that you use up all of your paper and make so many cards out of it. I have a box full of offcuts so maybe need to take a leaf out of your book. The cards are all stunning by the way. I have that drawn flower stamp but it hasn't seen ink yet!!!
Glad you got your trimmer dilemma sorted and happy hols if I don't visit before you go.
hugs Lisa

Suzilou said...

Wow what a fab desk, love all the storage in front of you, my desk ins't deep enough to be able to do that, and I love all your cards, very creative :)

Suzilou #144

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for posting so many for us all to see.

Sam # 26

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Wow - what beautiful cards. I'm blown away by your creativity.
Vicki 108 - a little inkling

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness - you've been so busy, Sue, and they all look fantastic

okienurse said...

Love your cards!! They are beautiful! Sorry you had to take back your cutter. I feel the same way you do about not spending money with a company when they don't seem to give a hoot anyway.
Vickie #59

Lynda said...

My word you have got yourself organised - fabulous selection of cards.

Love Lynda xxx

MaggieC said...

I love that easel card, the blend of papers is beautiful. Hope the op goes well. Let us know how things are. If necessary grab someone else to blog it for you. Thinking of you. xxx

Marjo said...

Wonderful bunch of cards. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #7

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow, very creative desk and you sure have been busy!! Lovely cards, all of them!

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