Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #295


It's time yet again to partake in the world-wide Looky-Loo into the crafting desks of some of the most amazing crafters you're ever likely to meet! Confused? Be sure to start with our Hostess, Ms. Julia on Stamping Ground for all the particulars! :D

My desk this week:
I had a very lovely afternoon in my Stamping Studio on Sunday! Unfortunately, I haven't been back up there since!! *sad face* Between home school, housework, and finally, finally taking down our Christmas tree and decorations (please, don't judge!!!), I just haven't had the time or energy to be creative. I wish I could afford a maid, lol!!! Anyway, while playing on Sunday, I water colored two background pieces with Distress Inks (right hand side of desk) to try out the "bokeh" look. It needed to dry before doing anything else, and I'd say after three days it's surely dry by now! I also tried out a new damask background stamp that recently came in with several new embossing powders and even some gilding flakes. All turned out gorgeous, but sadly aren't shown here. Definitely squeal worthy though...well, at least I did! Then I stamped out several sheets of card stock with my newest stamp sets for cards I wanted to make (Lawn Fawn on the left, and Stampin Up in the center). I will be coloring those with pencils and Copics soon, I hope! Lately I've found that I'm more productive in my card making if I "set the stage" so to speak beforehand. I really wanted to make more cards this year and keep in better touch with my friends. I also want to do more challenges, but haven't made it that far that. Baby steps, right?? I'm still in my coloring mode, and quite in love with all of Lawn Fawn's stamp and matching die sets! So, so cute!

On Saturday, I did manage to finish the last of my colored flower and butterfly cards and made up four super cute "face" cards. You can check those out HERE, if you'd like to see them!

A friend of mine posted this photo on Facebook and it gave me a huge laugh! I hope it made you at least smile!!! Thanks so much for popping by and I hope you'll leave a comment before you head on to the next desk! Have a fabulous, crafty week, everyone!!!

50 comments:

Helen said...

Hope you get back to your desk soon! Helen 4

Regina Hamilton said...

I hope you get some crafting in soon. Love those images that are on your desk. #10

Nikki C said...

At least with coloring you could take them anywhere with you to play with nay you find some time to play soon hugs Nikki 17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's tedious when reality gets in the way of crafting and playing nicely, lol!! But things have got to be done sadly. The cards that you made were gorgeous, I popped over t have a look. And I suppose that with colouring, you can pick it up and put it own many times - it doesn't all have to be done in one fell swoop!
I have messaged you about the hedgehog! Thanks for your interest in that :-)
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

MrsC.x said...

hop you manage to get back to the desk today, i shall be postie-stalking again today.....

Happy WOYWW
love Mrs. C x
http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/woyww-january-28th-2015.html

Neet said...

Fingers crossed both you and I get some crafting time in today.
Love the squirrel poster - and guess what? I a trying the Bokeh technique too - saw it whilst I was away but never got around to trying it - got my pencil at the ready.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

glitterandglue said...

Take heart, Jeannie. You have managed at least an afternoon - and the results are lovely. The time will come again!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #33

Diane Baker-Williams said...

No judging here! I simply hate the idea of taking down the Christmas stuff, packing it up then putting it away. I've learned to force myself to get it done before the New Year that way I start out the New year fresh, perhaps try that next year. Diane #37

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the cards..specially the 'miss your face'..how fun. I know what you mean about setting the stage..it would be so useful if you could just allocate two hours every day...then there would never be a panic and there would be time to play and be productive! You're doing well though gal..I like the pre stamped body parts!!

Laura said...

The backgrounds look great.
Had a little chuckle at the squirrel!!
Happy Deskday
Laura
38

Kristiina Majuri said...

I've never been good at decorating for Christmas, so everything is fast to put up and pack away... And if something is forgotten at packing time, it ends up hanging the whole year... Enjoy your colouring, no stress!

Kristiina #26

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Instead of a maid, how about having a clone to do all the boring stuff for us? I often fantasize about that! Sometimes I think life is too short to waste on housework. No judging about the Christmas lights here! We've still got some of hours up. We decided to keep them up until the end of the winter. Those little fairy lights make the dark nights and mornings so much more bearable! Thanks for stopping bu earlier! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle

Lisca Meijer said...

No, I don't think anyone will judge you for putting away your Cristmas stuff late!
I also had a laugh at your squirrel picture. I feel the same. (Unfortunately we are going on a diet in a few days, so no more wine! That's really difficult in Spain!)

Lisca Meijer said...

I forgot to say thank you for visiting my page. Have a good week,
Lisca#34

Shoshi said...

Lots of exciting things going on here, Jeannie! I look forward to seeing more. I also popped over to look at your lovely cards, and the face ones are amazing - you only need a couple of clues (eyes, mouth) for your brain to make up the whole face, complete with expression! Brilliant.

I was highly amused at your comment on Fuzzie's blog about your hubby rolling his eyes - mine is exactly the same when I say "Could I make art out of that?" over some old rubbish!! Hubbies just don't understand, do they. It's not as if there's anythng wrong with US, of course lol!!

Thanks for your lovely encouraging comment. This is a strange limbo period I'm in at the moment, and I am looking forward to some more concrete news, whatever that turns out to be, so we can move forward. I've got a real "let battle commence" feeling now and just want to get on with it. Thanks for the hugs, which are always welcome!

So glad you like my embroidery. It is very therapeutic and an ideal thing to be doing while I am so unsettled. I think if I wasn't doing something I'd go mad.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #48

Intense Guy said...

You got a well supplied desk! You probably need a few more things though... :)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I'm glad you managed to squeeze in little creative fun. I always feel a bit blue, if I don't get the chance to do something every few days. It's good for the soul.

Fiona #58

Sandy Leigh said...

You should feel good you got something accomplished on the weekend--our chores and responsibilities sometimes sap all our energy during the week. But the thought of embossing powders and gilding flakes should make you happy - what fun! I need to venture into that world of the powders and the heat gun--the result are so beautiful. Thanks for the visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #53

Marit said...

Thanks for your visit earlier today. The squirrel made me laugh indeed... I think a lot of us girls have it as a spirit animal now *grin* I adore the blue backgrounds you created - can't wait to see what you do next with it! Happy colouring, happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #39

Diana Taylor said...

Your backgrounds look great, and I hope you get more time for crafting soon! Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #31

jan spencer said...

Thanks for your visit earlier, wish I could send you some sun, we lived in Detmold for eight years in the seventies so I know what the winters can be like.
Would love to see what you did with gilding flakes mine have only seen the light of day once, not successful with them.

Jan S. No 50

Amy said...

Looks lovely! Can't wait to see more of your bokeh work! That's a technique I've been thinking of trying.

Shel C said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :) Hope you can get back to your desk soon..crafting is a real stress reliever. That squirrel..I just about fell over giggling! Shel #57

StampinCarol said...

Hope you can get back to your desk soon. The squirrel pic had me giggling. Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #51

itsamistry said...

Hahaha the squirrel is cute made me chuckle. Hope you get back to crafting soon. Thanks for your visit earlier Anita #42

Angela Radford said...

Life has a habit of getting in the way of crafting, it's just not fair Lol! Still your desk looks very tidy which is more than can be said for mine! Have a good week and happy crafting when you get the chance. Thanks for the visit, Angela x 35

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the visit. Lots of fun things to color and work with..I spotted the little Magnolia stamp, miss doing those. Like wise never enough time. I plan to work ahead, but already behind! Best Wishes on having fun.

Carole said...

Life does get in the way of crafting...but the stage is set...so you can start coloring. I did pop over and view the cards...they're all great...but my fav is the miss your face...fun props. Thanks for your visit Hugs Carole #55

Sue said...

Agree with Carole, life can get in the way. We always seem to get back into crafting eventually though.

Off to look at your cards now.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #61

sandysewin said...

Glad you found a little time to be creative. I homeschooled my kids, too, so I know what you mean about time. I've never regretted it, though.

Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier and for the comments. :-)

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #24

Stacy Sheldon said...

your spirit animal had me grinning from ear to ear. :) and I have not scrapped in years is why this is such a thing for me at the moment. ( or I just really like to organize junk) ;) thanks for the earlier visit! ~Stacy #65

Artatag said...

Not every day is the same. I find you were quite busy and I love the finished cards. Good job! The squirrel indeed is funny!
Thank you for your earlier visit.
Hugs
Gabriele

Ali H said...

Wow loads happening on your desk this week ! enjoy all your projects ! Thanks for visiting Ali #21

fairy thoughts said...

your desk is looking very organised.... colouring is so relaxing I find ... have fun
janet #19

Annie Claxton said...

hehehe love that photo! Totally agree with the idea of setting the stage ready for some crafting - yours looks really temptacious! HOpe you get some more time to play soon - and btw I would never judge about the Christmas decorations, I never even put any up! :o) Annie C #63

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jeannie, love the images on your desk. Colouring is one thing I want to work on this year, I've bought some Gorjuss stamps with that in mind. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #13 xx

Diane said...

I hope you get some crafting in soon Jeannie, looks like lots of goodies to play with.

Hugs Diane

trisha too said...

Oh yes, home school can definitely get in the way of art time--I used to make lessons specifically designed to go with art things I wanted to try, that's always a sneaky way to get school AND art fun at the same time!

:)trisha
#62 this week

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Thank you for visiting my blog! You have certainly set the stage for further creating! Love all of the images waiting to be colored. I love the poster - so many good ones on Facebook!

Wishing you a happy week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

peggy aplSEEDS said...

In the Philippines, we can afford to have maids but I still don't have enough time to be as creative as I want to be. We did get to take the Christmas stuff down earlier, though ;-)
Happy WOYWW! Thank you for already visiting me!

Hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Belinda Basson said...

I can so relate to no desk time...life gets in the way. Love the stamps too. Do show your progress in weeks to come...baby steps. Thanks for the visit to my desk already. #8

Annie said...

I'm playing catch up with the kind bloggers that called in on me yesterday and left me such thoughtful comments. It really is appreciated so I thank you.
I'd really love a maid too but I'm afraid to say I would have to clean before she came :-) Have a fun week.
Hugs,
Annie x # 23

sandra de said...

Sounds like you got lots done this week. Oh for a maid so that all we did was fun stuff.
sandra de @47

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE your long, newsy post and I am definitely not one to judge as I had Christmas decoration up one year until March! Grin... thanks for popping in to my studio and leaving me such a lovely comment! I hope to see you AGAAAAIN (it's lonely up here in the Far North... Grin)

RosA said...

You've got a lot happening there. Hope you find time to get around to it all :) And yes, wouldn't a maid be wonderful! We can only dream!

peggy lin said...

Happy WOYWW and Thanks for stopping bu earlier! Peggy xxoo

Emma Made said...

I know how you feel. It's so difficult to find time for crafting at the moment! x

Kelly said...

You have been busy! Love the tones in those distress ink pieces. I am kind of a 'stage' card maker as well. And like you, hope to share a lot more and enter more challenges this year. Thanks for visiting!
Creative Blessings! Kelly #56

Kyla said...

I know what you mean about setting the scene for crafting.

The great thing with colouring is that is can be done anywhere, though it can be difficult to balance life/craft though-hope you manage to get some craft time in.
Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #16

Morti said...

Love the picture at the end - had to share it on FB myself!

Thanks for stopping by. your desk looks so much more productive than mine.... LOL