Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Withdrawal Symptoms WOYWW (#127)
What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday is here again, hosted by the lovely Julia over at The Stamping Ground and having missed last week’s round of desk hopping I’m suffering for withdrawal symptoms. It’s a scary thought, only having missed just one week but it feels like not seeing your family for a while and I really missed it.
Still, I’m here to make up for it this week and the picture of my desk shows the mess it was left in last night.
I’ve still been chipping away at the old Christmas Cards, some of which I need to finish today because I’m meeting up with the lady they are for tomorrow. We are going to the West End to see Priscilla, Queen of the Desert , so I thought if I could get them finished I could save her the cost of me posting them to her.
At the back of the table you can see a few of the cards made from my new MME papers, Lost & Found Christmas and these are every bit are gorgeous as the Lost & Found papers I used in my heritage album……almost too gorgeous to use in fact!
At the front of the desk where I was last working is the start of two more cards (I tend to make them in pairs for some reason) where I have stamped the background to give it a nice marbled effect and then added a pine garland across the top and bottom.
My plan is to hang the baubles you can see from it.
This was the first time I’ve used these Marianne dies and I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them but in the end I decided to cover the die cuts with distress in, give them a blast of the heat gun to dry them and then randomly dab them with a VersaMark ink pad and Gold emboss them. As it goes I’m quite pleased with the Vintage look I’ve achieved so I’ll definitely be doing some more.
On the other end of my table is my lap tray that I dumped there last night, covered with beads.
For the last week or so I’ve been cross stitching in the evenings while catching up on my favorite TV programs but last night when I settled down to watch The Jury I thought I would get my bead box out and crack on with a Christmas present that I wanted to make.
I finished up making a necklace, two bracelets and two pairs of earrings and I still have loads of the beads left to make some more bits.
So that’s it from me for another week.
My countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun because I have something special on now every week until the big day starting with Priscilla and an Itallian meal tomorrow.
The following weekend I’m going down to Bournemouth, the next weekend I going to Cologne to the Christmas Markets, the next week it a show at a local theatre and a girly night out for a meal, then our yearly Christmas show at the Royal Albert Hall and the following weekend is Christmas…Phew!
And in-between that little lot I’ll be trying to say on track for my Slimming World weigh in on a Thursday mornings, which isn’t going to be easy. I joined three weeks ago and am really hoping to break through the half stone tomorrow when I go, so wish me luck.
Right then, I really need to crack on and get these cards finished so I don’t expect to be calling in on you today (well may be this evening) but I’ll definitely be round at some point to see what you’re all up to.
Bye for now and thanks for stopping by.