Tuesday, 20 November 2012

WOYWW 181 - Same Desk; New Mess

Same Desk...new mess!

I am still a mess of Christmas bit s and bobs...but it is a new mess as I got sick of those other design papers so I pulled out some new ones!
I have all sorts of Xmas bits stored in all the containers I have out on my desk. Embellishments, stamped sentiments, snowflakes, bits of cards I have started and set aside over the years, fun pieces that I have pulled off old cards in the past,  etc. Yep, it is all there is a big messy heap. It is a little more organized than last week ,so I can actually manage to create a card here by pushing stuff over to the sides after I finish a card. As you can see, I am working on one right now. I am a bit stumped as I think that delicate aqua snowflake  border die is pretty with the Penny Black stickaroo ornament but I think the MERRY AND BRIGHT is too big and heavy in size to work with it.

Before you all say, what PB stickaroo???... the green ornament was from a PB stickaroo rectangle that got kind of dented in the Xmas snippet drawer. That drawer barely closes...my goal by the end of Xmas is to be able to slide that drawer open and shut without wrecking the contents at the top of the pile. I hate dented paper or stickers so I carefully trimmed away the white rectangle and kept the unblemished ornament in all its glory. I was trying to get a pretty contrast with the green and aqua...think I will ditch the MERRY AND BRIGHT and add a stamped sentiment directly on the card instead. I will have to hold my breath when I do it as I always manage to stamp crooked or have one tiny edge stamp lighter than the rest.

In case you are wondering why I am rambling on about my desk mess, check in at Julia"s wonderful blog Stamping ground and check out what all the other creative souls have on their desks this week. Make sure to leave her some bloggy hugs while you are there.

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23 comments:

  1. Oh Christmas cards - I really need the incentive to make some MORE - need another 30 or so! OUCH! Love all your bits and bobs and how you store them. So how many have you made so far? BJ#5

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  2. Happy WOYWW. Fab Xmassy pile going on there. I have a Xmas stash box, which only just about contains all of its contents! I am dreading carrying it back upstairs to where it usually lives under our bed (and in fact it may not even fit under the bed now, as it is quite a bit taller). I might leave it on the floor of my craft room, slightly in the way of the corner where I keep my boxes of ribbons etc, as 1. we will be moving to the farmhouse next year and 2. I am strangely contemplating making Xmas cards all year round !!! Know how you feel about drawer contents. When I close one of my drawers, I hear that horrible scrunching noise, which means that something is being crumpled up at the back. Will be brave and investigate one day. Ali x #19

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  3. Not too messy this week :) In fact it looks positively organised to me.

    Happy WOYWW Mo!!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. great looking desk with all those jars of goodies and that big pile of christmasy goodness out there to root through! Love it all! How many cards are you going to make? Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #2

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  5. Morning, thanks for letting me peek into your creative world this morning. I really should be doing more cards too but haven't !
    Neil#34

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  6. Good luck with getting your Christmas drawer back into commission! I rather like the big, bright Merry And Bright against the aqua and green, but look forward to seeing how it mutates as you create. Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #63

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  7. Hullo there Scrappymo, ah thanks so much for putting my candy up there you are a treat! and yes totally agree with you on the delicate snowflake - maybe use a sticker greeting too then it wont be crooked! or stamp on another piece of paper an then mount it?
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1

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  8. your mess shows that you're one busy lady. I wish my desk was showing some creativity right now.

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  9. Well it's all looking very tidy to me....me of super-mess, which you are saved from this week coz I'm staying at someone else's house, which is slowly becoming messy too! Happy WOyWw!?! have a great crafty week (((Lyn))) #42

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  10. Looks like today Mo you will mostly be having some crafty Chrismtas fun, enjoy!
    Hugs Erika.

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  11. Ohhh, love all those glass jars filled with yummy embellishments! Looks like you are enjoying yourself with all this fun stuff.
    Karen 109

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  12. I so envy your organization and all those many feet of counter space! I started organizing my holiday bits in Iris cases..Christmas is now 3 cases and assorted other bins! I do the same with paper...work with one or two lines until I need a change and then go on! Sandi #105

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  13. Looks a very tidy desk to me with lots of storage ideas. Christmas cards are a bit of a chore sometimes I wonder why we do it. Have just a few special ones to make now so will keep going a bit long and promise myself I will start in January next year.
    Tricia #74

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  14. Everyone's is talking Christmas cards! I haven't even thought of making any yet! You look very organized - I envy you! Happy WOYWW xxx Laura #51

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  15. I am really admiring of your desk, and the line up of organisation and whatever you say, it looks pretty tidy to me..the story about the drawer getting ram full is familiar, do let us know if you reach the 'easy glide' target at Christmas!

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  16. Well it's not just mess, it's 49 shades of mess! (Can't say 50 shades or you might think I'm referring to something else) Some great stuff there and you are producing lots of makes so it's fine. The other saving grace is how neat that line up of jars is at the back!
    Love Jo x

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  17. What a lovely set of jars you have at the back. And you have a carousel like I have - do you like it or do you find like I do that it needs a lot of space to be able to turn? Still like it though.
    Thanks for sharing your desk and must tell you that what was on my desk is certainly not exciting - more practical than anything. (revealed Friday evening)
    Hugs and Thanks for visiting me, Neet 47 (one day I will be early instead of playing catch up) x

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  18. Hello Mo, your desk is looking oh so busy this week with an array of lovely goodies ready to me made into pretty cards. I love your row of matching jars - they are so pretty. Thanks for popping over and leaving your welcome comment. Hope you had a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #112

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  19. Oops! Forgot to say, I hope you've been able to sort out your photo problem - it seems to be one you share with quite a number of bloggers currently.

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  20. Check out how tidy your desk is!! Compared to mine this is amazing clean and tidy!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some much appreciated comments.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel xx

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  21. sorry im so late with work have to spread out my visits, happy belated WOYWW.love my snoop this week I have the same problem with stamping... LOL and holding your breath isn't such a great idea !!!..Good luck using the stash up and im sure with all those lovely goodies to choose from the "right" combo will come to light,hope to be back soon . have a wonderful weekend x #26

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  22. Those glass jars all lined up on the back shelf look very inviting! Thanks for your comments on my card. I didn't get to post for WOYWW this week, but hope to see you there next week. Barb

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  23. I love all the jars in the background. They look like jars in my local sweet shop, but a lot smaller! I hope you fix your card dilemma! x

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