Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW... Erm...

...I know! It is a shocking mess of paints, inks, fringing... you name it, it is on there... apart from the kitchen sink that is... cos that would be just daft having a kitchen sink on your workdesk... yep, it is time for me to bare all (thank heavens it is not literally LOL) and show you my workdesk... this is as of a little after 03.30am... insomnia is my middle name... actually it is also cos Grim is on stooopid o'clock earlies this week and I decided to stay up til he went to work... so I am actually just about to go to bed now... which means that I am hoping some lovely kind person will link me to Julia's blog cos it may just be nearer Thursday by the time I get out of bed again LOL... if you are wondering what on earth I am waffling about and have never come across the phenomenon that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, hop on over to the Leader of The Desk Inspectors - otherwise known as Julia - all the deets on how to play are on her blog along with a linky thingymajig that makes it really easy to hop around Blogland.




On my desk this morning is a half finished project I am working on for class samples... I know I have already mentioned them yesterday but... I have some more classes starting at The Stamp Attic... if you fancy having a day getting inky and messy (not to mention chocolatey) click on the name and it will transport you on a magical helter skelter ride to the page you need to see all the deets on :O))




As well as having THE messiest desk I have ever had... I am not even going there and showing you the other desk... which, I hasten to add, is in serious need of clearing and very soon cos it is now only 25 days til Ellen arrives at Chez GrimHels... I am getting more and more excited as the days go by!! So, where was I? Ah, yes, the poor excuse for a desk I have ... well, in fairness to me (for that, read pathetic excuse) I did take a tumble down our stairs on Saturday (again, pathetic excuse for sympathy LOL) bouncing on every step with my backside and you know what? I can't sit down properly... nor can I bend over too good either... a goodly excuse for not tidying away? I don't think so but it is worth a punt LOL




Finally (ahhhh, breathe a sigh of relief - if you are still with me) is the card I made for my Dad's birthday the other day... it was his 65th - bless, I have always called him Aged P(arent) *a character in Great Expections and it kinda suited Dad* and he is an OAP now... well, sort of, he is actually fitter and more sprightly than me! Mind you, that doesn't take a lot LOL Anyways, I like to make Dad nice simple cards with not too much clutter on them... not easy for me being as I love to over embellish... you would never have guessed that would ya :O)) The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp, the paper is Basic Grey with a Tim stamp in Tumbled Glass and the butterfly is the very first stamp I ever bought - and still a fave. Right - I better get to bed... thanks for looking and have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x

45 comments:

craftytrog said...

Lol! My desk needs a good tidy too! Sign of a creative mind?! Love your dad's card Hels, great quote! Gotta make one for daughter Beth, she wants it multi-coloured!
Have a happy day! Hope you're feeling better!
Hugs, Alison xx

Helen said...

I think your esk looks great! I woke early this morning,and thought, wonder if Julia's link is up yet (NO) anyhow, love your dad's card. have a good day.

Cheryl said...

oh just love your dads card hun its gorgoues,and always so much too see on your desk,so creativly messy hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Your dad's card is fabulous, I love it to bits. Hope your back is easing a bit, you must take care of it. Love all the mess on your desk, sign of a creative mind. xx

Jennie said...

the desk looks suitably creative, and you are linked , HUn :)))
hope the pain is easing today
Hugs x

Paula said...

what a wonderful card for your Dad.

Jo Davies said...

It's a creative work area full of inspiration! Hugs JO xxx

Lulabelle said...

I think your desk looks great! Lots to look at! Hope your aches and pains go soon!

Neet said...

Love your dad's card - what's this about a sore backside? Hope it is soon better. Thanks for sharing your craftiness (read mess if you want) Tee Hee! #47

Joanne said...

I hope you are getting plenty of zzzzs 'cos you have a lot of tidying to do when you get up!!
Luv Joanne xx

Morti said...

Good morning Missus! Hope your back gets better soon - I think it's a VERY good reason not to have tidied up. No sense in doing extra stuff to normal, eh? Love the card!

Artyjen said...

Fab creative stuff I can see...have a good day ;)
xoxo Sioux

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your Dad's card Hels, the colours are lovely, and the sentiment is perfect. Hope your back is easing a bit by now. Wish I was nearer, the classes sound fab. Have a good day, Judith xx

Wipso said...

I'm whispering cos I guess you are still asleep :-).....love your desk and that card is just gorgeous.
A x

Kate said...

I'm surprised you're not in that picture slumped in your inks at that time of the morning!

Lovely card, I must be on the look out for these nice wordy stamps you seem to find. When ever I look for them all I seem to find is mush, bleurgh.

** Kate **

Ciara said...

Ouch! Get some painkillers down your neck love!

I think it's the perfect excuse for not tidying.

Brill card :-)

Take care,
Ciara
xx

Nicks said...

Wakey Wakey are you up yet??

Coo what a dedicated wifey waiting up to see OH off to work!

Great post as always thanks for sharing your workspace

Doone said...

I sometimes get woken at 3am if Mr Doone gets a call out, and I remember 3am from nurse night shi(f)ts and i remember 3am breastfeeding little ones - it's a very quiet time of the day....

Love the card you did for your Dad.

D x 46

ellen said...

Don't worry about the mess... we'll tidy it up when I get there! And then immediately get to messing it up (over and over again!) I think I actually DID see a kitchen sink!! ROFL! Nice card for Dad - hope he had a good b'day. HUGS! 25 days! Els xx

Sue said...

Hi ya Hels
hope you zzzzz now, lovely creative desk, gorgeous card, hope you have good kip,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,(17)x

Christine said...

Love the card. You never know the 'tidy fairy' may come in while you sleep - wouldn't that be great! Sorry to hear about your tumble - I bet it hurt :-( Christine #7

Tracy Evans said...

Your desk looks very creative Hels but if you look closely it is very organised too, your Wendy Vecchi stamps are all organised in one place, everything has a home even if some of them have not made it there yet LOL. Love the sample to the left on your desk, looks gorgeous. Lovely card for your dad too. Tracy Evans x

karen said...

Very creative desk as always! Ooh, so much yummy stuff in your space, I could just gaze at it all day!
Lovely card for your dad!
Take it easy on yourself and whatever you do, don't tidy up, it will not help your healing! *wink wink*

akilli melek said...

hope your sore bits get better soon. love your dad's card. caroline #16

Chrissie said...

You'd better call me Aged B(logger), cos I'm the same age as your dad!
I love his card and the sentiment is fab, although I haven't seen that one before!
Your desk has as much evidence of yumminess as ever!
Hope your b.t..m is less sore by the hour!
Chrissie #3

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Loving your messy workspace today Hels, and your Dad's card is brilliant - the sentiment is perfect for the occasion!
(Also, I just want to say how chuffed I am that you left me a lovely comment today - thank you).
x Sylvia x

Linby said...

Creative as always, Love your card and that butterfly is still a great stamp.
Linbyx

Susan Allan said...

I love that piece of art, Hels..the sentiment made me smile.
You are a busy bee these days what with workshops and tripping up and the like...take more care of yourself.
Sue xx

JoZart said...

Hippy Burpday to your aged parent! He's younger than me... just! Hope you are recovering from your trip down the apples and pears....could have broken your coccyx so watch out!
Your mess is just marvellous, love it!
JoZarty x

S said...

Hi there, I have a question for you. Do you find it helpful to have all those ink applicators handles - I assume one for each color? I'm just getting into distress inks and have been changing my pads on a single handle, and was wondering if there it is worth it to get the individual ones? S #84

Piddawinkle said...

gorgeous card and the saying is so beautiful

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Hels, it might be messy but I think it's a very productive and creative area. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Well, did somebody link you up or did you have to do it yourself? :^) I love the card, it's simple yes, but it looks great with the little tag and butterfly. The coloring is perfect!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

joey said...

gorgeous creation Hels, love the desk, great to see creativity, I hope you had a great snooze! Joey.x

Becky said...

Very nice card! It is awfully hard to not over-embellish it's so easy to go, well that corner needs a bit and then the blank space there, and... you did a lovely job.

Spyder said...

oh pooh, I KNOW I was here yesterday, just tring to find where I got to, great snoop today (and yesterday!) great cards
Happy WOYWW #31 & #33
((Lyn))

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the messiness and the card for your Dad is lovely - great quote.

A.xx(14)

Twiglet said...

I bet your Dad loved his card! Hope your bum is better!

sasa said...

Love your dads card - hope you get a breather too. I am often still around in the wee hours when a few minutes of just a wee bit longer turns into the next day! take care of yourself...
sasa 25

craftimamma said...

Beautiful card for your Dad and love the quote. Bet your Dad loved it. Your desk looks pretty great to me ....... lots of lovely goodies on there .............. and under it too!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Rachel said...

Your desk looks wonderful. I'm very jealous. Not so jealous of the fall you took, though. Hope you feel better soon.

cheers,
rachel #34

butlersabroad said...

Oh Hels, Hels, where to begin? I think if you did have a kitchen sink in your room it might help you to tidy up once in a while! Or at least you could pile all the dirty stuff in it and keep the desk clean! Hope you're not to sore from your bounce down the stairs, perhaps there's some correlation between not enough sleep and accidents in the house!! Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Brenda 88

lisa said...

I love to see a messy desk, these tidy designer ones are suspicious to me!!!
Sorry to hear about your tumble, hope things get better soon and love that card, it's stunning. The colours are so elegant and the quote brilliant. Your Dad must have been thrilled to bits with it.
Thanks for sharing.
hugs Lisax (112)

Debs said...

fabulous card Hels
I swear that desk is buckling under the strain! lol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can certainly empathize with your back problems. It's no laughing matter. Hope Alfie cat is giving you all the attention you need. Your Dad's card is perfect. I think cards for men are hard to make. You did a great job. Happy belated from #1.

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