Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 296


It's that time again to blog stalk some of the coolest crafters around! Confused? Be sure to visit Ms. Julia on Stamping Ground to get all the particulars and join in on the fun!!!

My desk this week:
Sadly, it doesn't look much different than it did last week!! Apparently I "set the stage" a bit more optimistically than was possible to keep up with. I haven't been feeling (or sleeping) very well (still!), and I haven't had the energy to craft very much. I did make a few cards though, just not as many as I had planned. I still need to color up my snowmen & accessories, and all my lovely "bugs". I dug out my Spellbinder Valentine set (left hand side of desk), and I got in a couple of new dies from MFT. And if you look closely, you can see some colored "crayons" which will be made into a fun shaker card for my youngest daughter. I still have my lovely embossed background papers to use on....something, after all these are completed. So many projects, never enough time!!!

Some of the cards I did manage to complete!:


 My first attempts at the "bokeh" technique!
So that's all I have for you this week. Fingers crossed I can get my groove back soon, because I'm missing my stamping therapy!!!! A few minutes every couple of days isn't cutting it!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely week!

54 comments:

Christina Wernstrum said...

My bokeh didnt turn out as fab but I still love it! I love all tour creations and i love your face!

Chrysalis said...

Hope you feel better VERY soon! In the meantime, the cards are gorgeous. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 11

Create With Joy said...

I"m sorry you aren't sleeping and feeling well - I can SO relate - I hope you feel better soon!

Your cards came out great - I esp adore those hedgehogs!

Ramona - #19

Thomas Kupsh said...

I love all your cards. You may think some are simple, but I am continually amazed at how awesome your crafting skills are!!! Love you!!!

Eliza said...

Fantastic collection of cards you have created. I don't think they are simple at all. I do hope you are feeling better soon.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 21

glitterandglue said...

Hello Jeannie. Trust you soon start to sleep better, and have LOTS of energy for everything including daily stamping.
I love that little hedgehog card - a great encouragement for someone. The swallows are great floating through that background.
Thanks for visiting already - not so much a facelift on the bathroom as an absolute necessity if I am to be able to shower hubby safely as I get older... Hmmm - not sure I like the concept of getting older, despite already being an aged surfer and blogger.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

House of Bears said...

What locely cards. I hope you're sleeping better soon

Horace @ no.47

Artatag said...

I love your cards! Do I spy sewing marks, or did you use some perforating instrument?
I hope your sleep becomes better soon. It is terrible not being able to sleep.
Thanks for your earlier visit!
Hugs
Gabriele 23

Artatag said...

Thank you Jeannie for your quick answer, it looks great!
Hugs
Gabriele 23

jan spencer said...

Love the cute hedgehogs, the card is lovely. Hope you get creative again, its awful when you just dont feel like it.
I love the neat ink pad holder, mine are always in a shabbles
Jan S no 55

Lisca Meijer said...

What lovely cards! I'm curious about the sewing... did you really sew that or have you got a gadget to make those marks?
I hope you sleep better tonight. Then you'll have more energy to do the things that you have to do as well as the things you'd like to do.
Thanks for visiting already,
Have a good week, hope the weather isn't too bad,
Lisca#41

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jeannie, love your bokeh card- been seeing a lot of those on Pinterest, looks very interesting. The swallows card is beautiful too.Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #16 xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Those Spellbinder dies look so intricate! I look forward to seeing your creations with them. Lovely cards and cute hedgehogs and you're so right: there's never enough time! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #34

Diana Taylor said...

Your cards are all so beautiful - I love the backgrounds on the bokeh ones - very effective and clever. Thank you so much for stopping by my desk earlier, I hope you start to feel a lot better.
Diana #36

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the Bokeh backgrounds (but have absolutely no idea what it is!) it makes a great cloudy sky effect for the birds to fly across! The hedgie cards are cute too...George is obviously very happy with you, lol!)
Hugs, LLJ 26

Nannie4 said...

Many others are in the same craftless boat. I keep blaming February. It's enough to make anyone listless, sleepless, craftless and feeling punky. In spite of it all, you created some really lovely cards. Good for you! I hope you start feeling and sleeping better soonest.
Nann #59

Deanna said...

I've never heard of Bokeh, so going tto have to check that technique out. Yours look great - now to figure out how you did it! It is great that Bella is progressing so well. It might have something to do with her having a really good teacher. Love the cards you made!

trisha too said...

Oh wow, not sleeping well is awful, I hope you get that sorted out soon! Your cards are wonderful, the hedgehogs are adorable!

:)trisha
#67 this week with the
finished chair & a chalkboard

lisa said...

You've made some gorgeous cards, so don't beat yourself up too much. Hope you are feel more like yourself very soon.
Hugs Lisax #68

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, loving the bokeh. The rose leaves are from Kinda Eclectic. My new favourite set. Thanks for stopping by.

Fiona #70

Intense Guy said...

The smile cards worked! They gave me a SMILE!!!

:)

Belinda Basson said...

I do love your cards. I have had no desk time this week so far...other than to do running repairs...nothing creative happening at all. #56

Carmen said...

Such beautiful cards - I don't know what the Bokeh technique is but I do love that card, a beautiful effect. And the hedgehogs are so bright and happy, whoever gets them can't fail to smile when they open them. Job done :)

Hope you start to feel more 'you' soon. No sleep is no fun!

Carmen x #53

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I didn't meet my crafting goals from last week either so I can see I'm in great company. Indeed I usually have way more planned than is feasibly possible. Your desk is definitely all set up and ready to go when you can get to it. Love those Spellbinders heart dies and glad to see them on your desk to remind me I have those dies! Your hedgehog cards are too too sweet!!! You rock when it comes to coloring. Judy #79

Morti said...

Awesome cards, Jeannie! You did a great job with the bokeh effect. I'll have to give that a go when I'm done with everything else!

Love the stitched effect as well - how did you do that?

Thanks for swinging by!

Morti @ 30

Sue said...

Loving the cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #37

Fuzzie Fingers said...

What lovely cards. Happy WOYWW! #80

Lynn Holland said...

I love the top two cards you've made they are such good idea. Happy crafty week to you
Lynn x 25

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jeanie, you might not be feeling much like crafting but the cards look good to me. Hope your Mojo is back soon and thanks for the visit. Happy WOYWW, Angela x 33

Kristiina Majuri said...

Lovely cards you've made even though your desk hasn't been touched :) cute hedgehogs make me smile anytime! Funny thing this bokeh ( ran into it just two weeks ago, and had to make a search for what the word meant) and this is the third or fourth post mentioning it since. I'll have to try some time, if I first allow myself to buy a stencil with circles... At least yours look lovely!
Kristiina #27

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well! A little bit of craft therapy at a time may well do the trick! Your cards are brilliant! Chris 43

sandysewin said...

All your cards are wonderful, so many details!

Thanks for the visit to my blog earlier and for the kind words.

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #10

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Hope you begin to rest better very soon! Love your space and those Spellbinders hearts has been on my wish list for a while now. Lucky girl!
Glenda #48

fairy thoughts said...

Hi
Well for someone who is struggling to craft you did a great job on the cards...... I especially like the balloon one ... Very cute. Thanks for your lovely comments earlier
Janet @18

Sandy Leigh said...

I need more energy for crafting too! Your smile cards did make me smile though - so beautiful! Thanks for visiting. Sandy Leigh #61

itsamistry said...

Hope your mojo returns soon. You've done a great job on those cards the hedgehogs are cute. Thanks for your visit earlier today. Anita 49

Monica said...

Your cards are perfect just as is your desk. you have found the perfect craft for you. I love those blue cards they have so much style and warmth. Hope you can find a way to sleep soon. it can really throw you off. I cannot offer you a cure but after many years of battling sleeplessness I do sleep better than ever. So hopefully you will soon
Hugs
Monica #69

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been sleeping well, and how it's affecting your creative energy. However, the cards you made are all beautiful, especially that dreamy one with the heart balloon. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

AliceKay said...

Your first two cards are very cute. They gave me a little smile, too. :)

I hope you'll feel better soon. *hugs*

Nikki C said...

Your Cards look wonderful. It seems we all can have insomnia at one point in our lives. I hope your's passes soon and you can get a good nite's rest. I found thyme tea helped me it's a natural sleep aid
Hugs Nikki 14

Helen said...

I don't know what bokeh is, but your cards look great! hope you feel more like crafting more soon. Helen 8

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday and for you lovely comments.
I really hope you manage to sleep better very soon so life can return to normal for you. I do love the cards you've managed though.
Hugs,
Annie x # 15

kilnfiredart said...

Hi,
I'm loving your cards especially the swallow one, and I'm impressed how tidy your work space is
Jill #35

Clemencia R said...

You are so right, there is never enough time! I am curious... those little snowman that you cut out, did you use scissors? if so, which ones? and what do you use them for? I am guessing cards since I see some awesome cards on your blog.

Shoshi said...

Lovely cards, Jeannie - how do you do the bokeh technique? It's gorgeous. Sorry you're not sleeping well. I too am going through a phase of that (M.E. symptom rather than worry, I'm glad to say). Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so tired at the moment with all the trips out, to hospital, treats (my hubby is keen to spoil me but it can be tiring!) and trying to keep up with everything, and it's too much effort to seek out Mr. Mojo who's AWOL, but I've got my embroidery if I can only pick it up, and another small project a friend sent me, to add some Zentangles to. I just need to print it out and get going. I am sure I will feel better and more settled once we get some definite news of what we are dealing with.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #89

Kelly said...

Great cards! I love the bird one. Hope you can get some sleep soon. Creative Blessings! Kelly #83

Deezy said...

Hi Jeannie, what a nice cards you make! You have a very nice website too!
Hope you feel better soon!
Deezy

PS Thanks for your visit and leave me such a nice compliment on my website! I really liked it!

dottielottie said...

Hi Jeannie, your cards are gorgeous I love the bokeh effect one you did a great job. Hope you are feeling better soon and in the mood for crafting, I'm in similar spot myself.
Thank you for visiting me today and your comments. Hugs Lottie #78

catiecuddles said...

They are lovely cards... particularly love the birds in flight and bokeh ones.
Thanks for sharing
Catiecuddles aka catherine
#86

RosA said...

Your cards are lovely! The hedgehog one is very cute and the bird one is so pretty. I'm not familiar with the bokeh technique? I will have to look that up :)

Angie said...

I do hope you feel better and get a good nights sleep soon! Your cards are lovely. I especially like the balloon heart card! Thanks for popping by my desk earlier!
Angie #82

Stacy Sheldon said...

I totally LOVE the bokeh card :) that is way cool. and the sending a smile made me smile. thanks for the earlier visit! ~Stacy77

Gail said...

Wonderful creations, and Bokeh is on my list!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, those hedgie cards are just lovely, so you managed those with little sleep, hope that you get it sorted soon, nothing worse than not being able to sleep properly. Annette 51