Hello my friends. I trust all is well with you. Firstly, thank you so much to all who visited and left comments last week. I read them all, greatly enjoying the humour so many of you included! Secondly, I did visit everyone, but there were about three I couldn’t leave a comment on – I’m so sorry. Some google plus folk I can comment, some I can’t – the comments box comes up differently, and doesn’t allow me to comment unless I sign up for google plus. So, if you didn’t get a comment from me last week, that’s why… 🙁 sorry
So, here we are in the second week of January already. Today (I’m writing this on Tuesday evening) is the birthday of my elder son in law, and Saturday is my elder grandson’s birthday. Busy time for cards, presents and birthdays around now, as in another fortnight, grand-daughter number two has her birthday!!
But you aren’t here to listen to me wittering on… you are here to see my desk. Well, I did warn you last week – so those of a nervous disposition should look away now! Clicking on the picture will enable you to see it in all its gory chaos!
Taken from a different angle this week, as looking at it from the top really would make us all ill! Boxes out on the floor – there are two more just to the left out of shot – the desk is piled high with card blanks, scissors, glue, DST, off-cuts of paper and card, embossing powder and tray, tweezers, scalpel, essential bag od sweets – and at the right hand end…. tada!…. the reason for the chaos – a basket of cards ready for the hotel.
I struggle to do batch makes – but decided that this style of card sold really well last year, so would make 8 at the same time. Stencilled design, coloured with glittery 3D paste, mounted and sentiment added.
Bottom right and middle right are different. Just before Christmas I was in the local hospice charity shop. They had a large box of bags each filled with crafty goodness. Well – you can’t just walk out of the shop, now can you?? So, down on hands and knees, I went a-hunting. One bag, marked up at £4 had a book on book folding. Ah-ha – just what a daughter wanted, so I bought the bag. When I opened it I found two huge 3D spellbinder embossing folders! So, these are my first efforts. I trimmed the celtic one a little, as I wasn’t happy with my colouring at the point there. Coloured with waxes, I’m reasonably pleased with my first attempts.
So, basically that is me. Also on the desk, but behind the basket of cards, is the pile of songs for Sunday – yes, I’m leading the worship again this coming week. Did my prep this morning before getting sticky and gluey!
Take care, my friends.
God bless you.