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Goodness me – 450?! However did we get there?? It appears we managed it somehow! So hello my friends. I do hope you are well, and full of creative energy!

My desk, which is, after all, why we are all here, is rather a before and after effort today.


Over the week it has got worse and worse as I have been making more cards for the hotel. It got to the point where, despite so many of you being polite and saying it looked busy and creative, I simply couldn’t work at it any more. I was in serious danger of losing the plot completely. You can see a white basket containing my received Christmas cards (needed to go through and sort); brown case of watercolour pencils (I’d been colouring); white tub with memento inks in and scattered around (Stamping images); stamp sets; piles of card bases and envelopes; packet of sweets, scissors; to-do list with pen at the ready; punch given me in my Christmas stocking; cutting mat; the lovely garden in a teacup given to me at the crop; and loads of other bits and pieces. What a state of chaos!

So…. I set to…. Sorry folks, but I just HAD to…


The white basket has been re-comissioned! The Christmas cards sorted, and it now contains different things altogether; my mobile is sitting there with a letter for Mr & Mrs D awaiting my phone call to them to see if I needed to open and forward rapidly; my felt robin kit; bag of sweets, cutting mat and stack of paper for leaning on and making a wonderful practice mess on; the waste bin will be emptied on Thursday; the green basket now contains 50 cards for the hotel, all neatly bagged and priced. Now I feel I can work again! Most things are back in their places – not quite all – there are still two storage boxes of fancy card there on the floor. Of course, I realise that, come the weekend, all my hard work will be undone as I set to again to do more artycraftystuff!!!

So, what have I been making to produce such a mess?

A birthday card for a friend which needs to go into the mail tomorrow.

Just a few of the cards made. These are all Pollyanna Pickering images. Aren’t those owlets just cute beyond words?

So there you have it – the desk of shame, the tidier desk, the finished results. That’s what I have been up to this week. I managed to visit everyone last week – but, April… I can’t leave a comment on your fun desk picture any more… I’m really sorry. I do come peep though!

Take care my friends. I’ll be round at some point during the day. Have a great week. God bless.


Categories: ArtCraftyStuff

One Reply to “WOYWW450”


    What a fab woyww tfs xx Jan 33
    Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:41:36

    Sue Kment
    Holey Moley!!! What an inspiring difference…will be fun to start again in a wonderfully fresh space!!! Awesome! Sue #35
    Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:39:36

    Oh my, much better but you’re right, it’ll be full and busy in no time! But it is nice to get things organized once in awhile. Sorry for the late visit. It’s been a busy week. Dorlene #33
    Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:09:03

    Oh the second tidy desk I have visited, they make me happy as I am a tidy freak. Thanks for the visit, sorry I take so long to reply, life just has a way of taking over. Always appreciate my comments, Thank you BJ#10
    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:02:38

    Annie C
    HI Margaret, WOW!! that is a very tidy desk indeed, you must feel good getting that done, I’ve nearly finished mine :o) Love your cards, especially the lovely one for your friend. Have a good weekend. Annie C #17
    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:16:54

    Know just where you are coming from, that moment when the create is pushed out by the mess. . SO now you can continueto create lovely cards. Monica #37
    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:43:28

    a wonderful space! I felt so much better having cleared my desk after the holidays… it’s THE preferred dumping ground 🙁 hello again xx happy WOYWW no. 41
    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:43:39

    Wow – had a transformation! Something I desperately need to do. Looks wonderful. Your friend will love her card – lovely!
    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:17:06

    Hi Margaret, oh that must feel much better to have it all sorted out again. ( I always think that anyways when the piles get to me and I have to clear the decks and start over) 🙂 Love the cards. ~Stacy #32
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:24:47

    Carol N
    Well, your desk certainly had a transformation! Mine did mid morning as I needed to make a video. Love those little owl cards! Thanks for popping by and God bless! Carol N #28
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:20:18

    A lovely neat workspace and even nicer to see the lovely stuff you make there! x Jo
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:50:23

    That is the cycle of a crafters desk, cleanliness – clutter _ complete state of chaos _ cleanliness… but you did such a good job always welcome to do mine
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:18:03

    Hi Margaret, Love your after photo. You I’m the neat freak, so I find it soothing:) LOL Fab cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #13
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:40:59

    April S.
    I am so sorry you can’t leave a comment. For a while some peeps couldn’t find it. But I know you visit. ?? Love the messy desk. But the neat and tidy desk is lovely to. You get to a point where you have to have a clean up. I have almost reached that point too. LOL April #29
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:08:25

    Oh my Margaret! I LOVE your crafty space and what a transformation!! LOL I don’t like to think a craft space as being messy really, but instead gleefully loved! LOL Call it what you want to huh??? As usual, those cards are yummy and will be loved by the recipients! Have a blessed rest of the week! Felicia #31
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:36:15

    Even the busiest most productive desk needs a re-boot every once in awhile! Your nice clean desk is just an invitation to get busy again! I love the red & white birthday card! Have a great week, Lindart #30
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:19:14

    I do apologise Margaret my comment should start with hello – not hell! Also know not k ow. 🙂 x
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:19:43

    Hell Margaret. I do k ow what you mean re busy, messy desk and being unable to work at it any more. I am the same. I did tidy one end of my table but the other end ugh! Need t sort by next weekend! Lovely cards. My favourite is the one for your friend. Anne x 15
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:12:47

    Sarah Brennan
    Hi Margaret, thanks for visiting earlier. I think Shaz had linked me up before I posted today for some reason. Love the tidy desk. At least you have photographic evidence before it gets messy again lol. Have a good week. Sarah #6/26
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:10:49

    I find it a miracle that you could even get to that full desk! I myself are tidy (maybe too tidy sometimes?) and need an empty desk to work.. you did a great job sorting it all out, have fun ‘reloading’ it 😉 Love from stormy Holland, Marit #22
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:19:34

    Hi Margaret, totally agree those owlets are amazingly cute! I don’t think we’ll be making it to the Manchester show, especially as it’s a Friday, would mean Hubby needs to book time off work. We will be going to the Happy Stampers in Port Sunlight on May 12th though. 🙂 It does feel like I’ve had this infection all through December, so yes it’s good that it does finally seem to be fading. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:47:27

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW. I was the same this week. My craft room had gone beyond ‘creative’ and I really couldn’t stand it anymore, so I had a tidy up and now it is ready for the big unboxing of the Brother Scan n’ Cut! I am sure there will be pieces of scrap card all over the place soon. Ali x #22
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:00:32

    Well, you have been busy!! I love the cards you’ve made for the hotel but that red/white one for your friend is the bees knees. That’s the one I’d buy! Well done for having a blitz on your desk, I get to a point where I can’t do anything if there’s too much mess. So your clean space fills my heart with joy 😀 I knew you’d add another calculation on my post today, we have similar puzzle solving minds, I think!! Hugs LLJ 11 xxx
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:35:36

    Diana Taylor
    What a difference a clear up makes! I have to admit I prefer the second photo as I’m really only able to work when everything is totally clear – I very rarely photograph my desk as it is just a bare table, everything gets popped away after I’ve used it, even if I know I’ll have to get it out again soon! I love the cards you’ve made – and the owlets are absolutely gorgeous. Have a lovely week, Diana x #20
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:09:43

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret, What a difference between the before and after pics! The thing i find after a tidy up is I am never sure where I have put things! I too love owls, your cards are quite beautiful.Have a lovely week Heather #17
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:01:07

    What a busy lady you are and a great collection of cards. Have a great woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x14x
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:58:55

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Well done, dear friend, can’t recall when myndesk last looked like that but it really needs to do so again. However reorganisation of room midstream so cant do,it just yet, then you nee dot make some more cards and everything is delayed. Very excited by your email. Locking in DV soon, praying much for wisdom, covet your prayers also, that God’s will be done. Thanks so much for your great desky share. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #4 {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:36:04

    Margaret I am exhausted reading all that you do and have done. You are a power house all of your own. Am typing this at silly o’clock here in America (8 hours behind) as i cannot sleep and know I should as I have a 7 hour drive tomorrow morning. Night night and God Bless, Neet 12 xx
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:53:44

    Ann Marshall
    Wow from busy busy desk to tidy desk. Absolutely love the birthday card am looking for something like that for an engagement card for my daughter and what can I say about owls love them. Have a good week. Ani
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:43:55

    Hi, what a difference in the two photos of your desk… I envy you the huge workspace; and those cards are fabulous – love the owls! I don’t know Pollyanna Pickering. will have to investigate. Helen #1
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:25:58

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