Wednesday, 25 June 2014


What's on your Worktop Wednesday? Or even Tuesday afternoon. Well the answer to that is very little,  a self heal mat, a glass mat, a guillotine and a box of homeless oddments. Pretty boring, eh?
However as we are going away on Friday and I have finished the list of cards to make,  I thought a thorough clear up was in order, I even vacuumed the floor.
Regular readers will remember that last week I was bemoaning that the mojo had gone awol, (and thank you all for your synpathy and encouragement)  well I think it was just being difficult because I was under pressure to make a dinosaur card for my great niece.
 The mojo was quite happy to encourage me to make lots of other easy cards, some of which were needed, but struggled with the concept of dinosaurs
These are just some of the 'not-dinosaur' cards I created during the week

Finally by Sunday inspiration had arrived and after several false starts and a lot of wasted paper, the mark 4 is finally finished.
   I'm not completely happy with it but I've cleared the worktop so it will have to do. I have a set of dinosaur stamps for her for her birthday so I expect her to produce lots of brilliant dinosaur art work.

The other card that had to be made was for my daughter. Regular readers of my drivell will remember that she is being ordained at the end of the month, Sunday in fact, in Ely cathedral, so a card for her was essential, so much easier to create that the dinosaur one.
Well if you are wondering why I'm pouring out all this to strangers, go and visit the leader of our internet community, the wonderful Julia, where we are all friends and you too can be part of the Wednesday desk expose. 
I'm not sure how much visiting I will achieve this week, lots to do getting ready to go away, but I will make an effort and I apologise in advance if you visit me and I don't get back to you until my return.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful WOYWW
Bless you


glitterandglue said...

Well done, Chris. Great work... I can see another play day is inevitable - love those border dies....
Thanks for a fabulous meal last Saturday - sorry we couldn't stay to play - John was pretty shattered - know why now, of course, but he's on meds, so hopefully will soon start to feel more like again!
Have a great time away, trust all goes well on Sunday.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Chris and happy WOYWW. Your mojo sure has returned and you have some really lovely cards, including the dinosaur one - I love how you made it an easel card, I'm sure she'll love it. Your tidy desk will be waiting when you return home...enjoy your time away. Cheers RobynO#30

Glenda said...

Such lovely cards you have created! You have inspired me to use these edge dies on my card again!
Glenda #56

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That Ordination card is so beautiful and very special indeed - what a day that will be for your daughter and you too! You must be so proud :-) I hope it goes well for all concerned and hope that the beautiful sash you made is well received, Please could you possibly take a pic of it on the day, I'd love to see it 'in action'!
Take care,
LLJ 16 xxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Chris. Glad to see your mojo has returned and you got your dinosaur card made. I'm sure the receiver will love it.
Hope you have a lovely trip and return to your wonderfully clean space, raring to create!
Gillian #66

Julia Dunnit said...

That happens to me - I can create anything excpet the card I'm meant to be doing if it's even vaguely out of my comfort zone..and a dinosaur would certainly did a great job! Hope Sunday is a wonderful day for you all, and amidst the formality of the occasion, your daughter will have time to really cherish the moments.
Thankyou for your support and kindness too, I'm mending. I'm learning more patience!

Unknown said...

I think the dinosaur card is fabulous! Glad to see you got your mojo back! Diane #75

Helen said...

Well done with the dinosaur!! the other cards are also fabulous. have a great week. Helen 5

lisa said...

I'm glad Mr Mojo returned. You do a fab job with the dinosaur card, I love it and a;; the others are gorgeous too.
You must be very proud of your daughter, what a special day and properly celebrated with a stunning card.
Have a lovely holiday.
Hugs Lisax #38

Anne said...

The dinosaur card is brilliant and all others are lovely. Best wishes to your daughter as well. Happy WOYWW Anne x #38

Unknown said...

Your card are so beautiful. I glad your mojo returned. That dino card is just adorable. #4

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The cards are all gorgeous. Love the dinasaur especially. I forgive you for having such a clean space, it happens to us all sometimes though not very often at mine Lol!
Happy crafting, Angela x #43

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm wrote one comment which disappeared chis... so here goes again :D .. love those borderabilities very elegant!!.. and well doe non the dinosaur card too in spite of what you say.. I think its great!! we often are like that straight after making a card we have struggled with!!! happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #14

Annie said...

I'm doing a quick dash round to say hello this morning before I start another busy day [and I've got to fit a hair cut in today too!]. Thanks for calling by on me yesterday.
I really love that dinosaur card and am sure she will too :-)
Annie x # 33

Neet said...

Well, you made some delightful cards along the way to your dinosaur one so you are well in hand on the cardmaking front now.
We travelled down to the Harvest Festival Services at Ely Cathedral the year before last, what a beautiful place for the ordination.
Am afraid you will have a fair travel up north to see the embroidery on my blog but it will be on show at FatFace in Skipton High Street throughout July and will then go to Yarndale 27-28 September.
Hugs, Neet xx 27

Eliza said...

You really have achieved a lot this week, lovely cards and that dinosaur one is perfect. Really like the ordination one too. Have a good break away, that desk is going to miss you.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

sandra de said...

Lovely collection of cards and I am impressed at how clean your work desk is before you leave.
Sandra @57

Twiglet said...

We had a power cut last night so I am late doing the rounds again! Neighbour cut through the cable with his digger!!! Such lovely cards Chris - especially the one for your daughters ordination - hope its a wonderful day. x Jo

dottielottie said...

I think you deserve a holiday after all that card making Chris. Love those card edger dies they really make an impact. The card you made for your daughters ordination is beautiful, and I'm sure the dinosaur card will be loved, you did a great job. I was born in Livingstone Northern Rhodesia, but unfortunately I don't remember much, I wonder too if the things I think I remember are just things I've been told, if you know what I mean. You will definitely have memories of your time there, have you ever wanted to visit again? Thank you for visiting me today and have a lovely holiday. Lottie #80

The Determined Scrapper said...

Good morning Chris. Thanks for stopping by #84. Lol yes, Tuesday Morning is a store we have in the States. It's a discount retail store that you never know what you will find. Your cards are beautiful and congratulations to your daughter. That is wonderful!!! It feels great to clean up your area and when you come back hopefully ALL of your mojo will too. I was dealing with that right before I left on my vacation and it started peeking through when I had no more time to create. Blessing to you. Mindy - The Determined Scrapper WOYWW #84

RosA said...

I'd struggle with a dinosaur themed card too! You did a great job!
Have a nice holiday,
RosA # 2

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Chris, there are some lovely cards posted today, I especially like the dragonfly one. I find it hard sometimes to make a card when I'm not 'one' with the subject matter, it really does make you struggle. I get people at work ask me to make cards for them, and one in particular has very definite instructions for what she wants! I dread her asking me these days, honestly. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

Sarah said...

Lovely cards and a great clean desk waiting for you to get back to crafting

Andrea said...

sorry its taken me awhole week to viist everyone .that is one tidy workdesk waiting for somemor eaction. I love the cards youve made thsi week and i think the dinosouar card is fab not sure why your not happy with it, its cute fun and bright perfect for a 4 year old.The ordination card is beautiful you must be very proud .mum I hope you had a wonderful day. hugs andea x #28