Wednesday, 16 March 2016


So it's Wednesday again and here we are sharing our work spaces with anyone who chooses to look, and that is courtesy of the wonderful Julia at her special stamping-ground.
Well last week I was gently castigated for not showing my messy desk, so today you have got the full disaster. (in reality it was taken Tuesday evening before the light went.)
Actually looking at from this angle, I stood on a stool to give you a good view, the working area isn't too bad, it is just the other 8 feet of it that is 'disorganized', beyond the BigShot there is another 24"  or thereabouts.
So working backwards from the BigShot, you can almost see my Woodware Fingerguard cutter, a red box of assorted papers that I take to Craft club on Thursday, alongside that is a Xyron label maker, fabulous for sticking on die cut sentiments, scissors, knife, glue, bits of paper, a congratulations card, and evidence that I did start tidying the mess. Those bits of blue paper I found when I was putting away some other blue paper and thought 'Oh they look good together, I could make ...... with them' so they are on the desk for the next project.
I thought I would give you a clearer view of what is on the mat, a half made box card,  a double twisted easel card, an embossing folder, a piece of ribbon saying 'celebrate' and a piece of card with leave on, done through a mask, the day Margaret and I had a play date.


And just a couple more cards to show you how busy I have been, this was made because I saw the tutorial and thought 'I have got to have a go at that', really fun, and of course I soon found a use for it.
And this was for a club swap, using the other bit of the Celebrate ribbon on the desk.

Well I'm off to get dressed, have breakfast and then look at loads of other desks, Thank you for visiting and I will get back to you if you make a comments.
Bless you


glitterandglue said...

Morning Chris. Golly - I know your desk is longer than mine... but I think you have really managed to get lots on there this week. Love the diamond fold card. I had a go, too. Great fun, aren't they?? Have just sent you an email.
Must arrange that next play day...

Take care. God bless.
Margaret #16

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris, Thanks for sharing, what a brilliant workspace you have. I wish I could have a larger desk area. I spy a box card in progress, I look forward to seeing what you make, I do love a box card. Happy WOYWW, Lyns #17 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love all the paper engineering on your desk this week! It's good to see some different cards...I love that folded flowery one, so clever :-)
Hugs, LLJ 11 xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

What a huge expanse of wotkdesk..and all those windows too. Jealous.
Haha. I thought you had climbed on top of the work surface to take the photo.
Some great projects on the go too.
Sharon xx #10

buterfliecrafter said...

I don't call that messy, just creatively buzzing.happy WOYWW, Vicky #9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! I used Stylecraft Chunky (from the Wool Warehouse)'s a budget yarn, but it's so nice to work with with. The crochet grows so quickly too..I'll make all my charity blankets from this in the future as it's much faster than DK!
LLJ xx

ToadilyDiane said...

Yours cards are beautiful!!!
My desk doesn't looks too bad either. It's all the piles of stuff on the floor in my room that's awful! Lol
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #32

Anne said...

Super interesting desk Chris - not messy l0l Cards are lovely!!!!! :-) ;_) Anne x #50

Sharon said...

Lovely cards. Your desk isn't messy - creative is a better word for it. I like the beginnings of your box card. They look interesting but I haven't tried one yet.

Sharon K #45

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier, I love this mag although it is a bit too arty for me I think.
Had to laugh at seeing your post is also a two shot one!!!
I love making those box cards, but never made a twisted easel .... maybe I'll have a go at making one.
Those gold cards are gorgeous.
Take care and have a good week.
Bishopsmate #29

Kim Collister Studio said...

Your cards are proof that gorgeousness is created from the messy desk syndrome!! I love seeing all the desks and work spaces..nice connection to other messy desk people!! :)

Helen said...

fab cards! love the desk - it looks lovely and big! Helen #1

Nikki said...

Sweet cards and that is one long desk. It's not that messy hugs Nikki 41

Unknown said...

Good evening I love how long your desk is and in front of a window looks so great to have. Your cards are beautiful and I think it's not messy just showing your creativity. Have a wonderful week. Hugs ~Anne L #36

Julia Dunnit said...

So working area works, and the rest is for the stuff you need: makes perfect sense for me! Your whole area looks great. Very concerned that you stood on a chair, be careful!

Mrs.D said...

Thanks Julia, I did stand on a very secure stool for the picture, nothing wobbly.
Chris #15

SusanLotus said...

Lovely cards!
I wish you a great weekend!
Late WOYWW Sussie nr 28

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Chris love the double twisted easel cards, you do love to complicate things too don't you...

They look great as dies the celebrate card. The ribbon really works well!!
Oh and am commenting now on my iPad so all good :)

Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lindart said...

What a bright and beautiful desk space! So much room! I dream (literally - I dreamt it last night!) of have a huge room for my stamping! Your cards are beautiful - I love the one with the flower - a technique I must try! The celebrate card is wonderful as well - it really does give off a "celebrate" vibe! You are so lucky to have a Thursday Night Craft Club (every Thursday?) - it sounds like heaven! Thanks for visiting my blog - Lindart