Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What's on your workdesk 174

Whats on my workdesk, lots of unfinished cards that are getting finished off.  I have quite a few boxes of them and I have been working my way through them bit by bit.  Oh at the back are my thank you cards for October, some of SUs new in colours and a Christmas card or two.  On the left is my colour palate for watercolouring (ok so its a plastic plate but it works) and my water jar on top.  Yes my water jar has a lid which I need.  I have had a coupe of accidents with water on my desk.  I cant wait to go visiting lots of other crafters work areas when I finish work and if you dont know what I am talking about, its where crafters from all over the globe give you a peek at their work area.  Click HERE and Julie will explain better than I can

Well what a soggy day yesterday was.  I had some training in the morning and then went into work for an hour and a half.  Came home to more sorting, yes I was still putting boxes away but the good news is, ITS ALL DONE. Phew, my craftroom is starting to re appear, why do I do it lol? 

A wonderful offer from Stampin' Up!  Get free papers for the next 6 months if you sign up in October or November.  On top of the £99 starter kit for £130 worth of goodies plus another £45 of office goodies thrown in, its a great deal.  If this is something you have been considering, give me a call on  01332 721877 and I can give you more details.  I can honestly say that joining Stampin' Up! really was one of the best things I have ever done.  I work my own hours, meet so many wonderful people and get my crafting items at a discount (if not free).  You dont have to do parties if you dont want to. 

I had a chicken and egg situation.  I went to Wilkos and purchased some little envelopes.  I dont know why I got them except that I loved the size.  I used a couple as they are great to put money in but I have 46 of these envelopes

 So I decided to make this months thank you cards to fit the envelopes, what great fun I had

 I did red ones, pink ones and blue ones.  The stamp is from one of the hostess sets in the amazing Stampin' Up! catalogue.  To get this set you will have to hold a party but that isnt so bad, is it?  I have a few dates left in October to have SU parties, just let me know what suites you best

Thanks for having a read today.  The weather forecast for Derby is rain, rain and rain so I will need my brolly, I hope you manage to stay dry.


Chocolate Purples said...

I love that stamp set and haven't gotten it. Have fun finishing the cards.

BJ said...

I have made little cards to fit some spare envelopes before and guess what?They were thank yous too. Thanks for stopping by BJ#6

BJ said...

did my commet come throught or not???? BJ #6

BJ said...

Fourth time lucky as I can't seem to be able to leave a comment as I get the mail returned to me :( BJ#6

Belinda said...

Wow I think I am going to have to so do something great for you so you can send me one of those thank you cards. I love the envelopes and the side fold landscape cards. The stamp is adorable. May I ask what size the cards are?

Thanks for sharing. Come play on my desk when you are free.

Belinda (77)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those are cute little cards and the size is just perfect!! What a great idea! I had never sewn until 2 years ago and I got a cheap machine and a sewing book off Amazon and if I can do it, anyone can!!!
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

okienurse said...

Great looking desk and oodles of cute little cards! I have several I need to finish this year too. I am so bad about getting things done! Have a great week. Vickie #22

okienurse said...

Great looking desk and oodles of cute little cards! I have several I need
to finish this year too. I am so bad about getting things done! Have a
great week. Vickie #22

Amy E said...

Glad to hear your craft room is coming together!!

Happy WOYWW!

Amy E. #25

Shazsilverwolf said...

Those little cards are amazing- what a great way to use up odd sized envelopes. Thanks for that bit of inspiration. I keep trying to use up/finish off all my part projects too, but the pile never gets ant smaller- I always find a few more tucked away somewhere.Have a great week, Shaz #58

Anonymous said...

Great cards love bicycles must get that stamp :o) as if my list of wants is not long enough lol! looks like you had a lot of fun.

Luv Loretta x

JoZart said...

Hi tracey
Your desk is so busy and the resulting cards are really lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog
Jo x

RosC said...

Hello Tracey,
Thanks for your comment...I'm still toddling along with my visits to other peeps.
I understand about envelopes that just grabbed your attention, then make something to fit. It's a bit like buying an outfit to match some earrings you found. The cards look great - love how each one is a little different.
Pity about the cold & wet weather although I've had enough of that for the moment. Our concern now is that the growth in the bush has been so lush that when the grass dries out it makes for very fast fires. Good grief, there's no pleasing us, it there? For now I'm enjoying the warm days and lots of flowers.
Ros. #35

MaggieC said...

Those thank you cards are perfect and such a good idea. I still haven't found my missing Melt Dust stuff. The stupid thing was that they were in a drawer labeled clearly and now could be anywhere, not labeled.My friend and I did have fun and you can see the results if you would like to look at today's post. Have a good week. xx Maggie #35

Queenie Jeannie said...

Loving all your pretty cards! I know what you mean about getting finished up on started, but not yet completed cards, lol!!!