Wednesday, 28 February 2018

WOYWW 456 - a messy desk

Happy WOYWW to you all - this is 'What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday' and you can join in HERE.

By the time you read this, my crafty table will be tidy, but I have a busy morning planned for Wednesday (leaving by 7.30 am to take our farm truck for its MOT) so I am sharing the mess created whilst making some ATCs today (Tuesday).

I am helping to do admin for a new Facebook Group (Little Marvel Mondays), which has a weekly challenge to link up photos of your ATC(s) for the given theme.  Our first week's theme is 'Time'.  Come and join in.  There is no pressure, no commitment, no prizes - just sharing our joy of making some miniature art.  (We are also looking for more team members.)

My table shows the various stash that is needed to create a design that measures 3.5 x 2.5" !!

This is a close up of that card

I tried a new copper embossing powder (I love anything copper).

This afternoon I started learning how to use the design element of using a Brother Scan n Cut, which is making my brain work.  I have also started to do some knitting after a break of several years.  Surprisingly for me I am actually remembering the basics.  I found an easy project in a magazine - a cute dog.  I will share some pictures next week (or keep an eye out on my Instagram - @iamaliwade).

Well I had better get this scheduled and get to bed - part of my symptoms at the moment are struggling in the mornings more with stiffness/fatigue, so it will be interesting tomorrow having to be out so early - the cold will wake me up!  We had hardly any snow here, as usual, but more is forecast for Thursday/Friday.  I hope everyone is coping.

Ali x


  1. hope you survive the cold journey! love the atc . Helen #1

  2. Wish we were snow-less!
    Hope this morning was ok for you healthwise and you managed to get to the MOT station ok.
    Lovely atc, if I get time I will join in.
    Hugs, Neet 5 xx

  3. I can't really read what your post says on my tablet with the blue by and grey lettering it's tough to see it. But i do like you atc you've been making hugs Nikki 9

    1. I have changed it to the Simple theme, so more readable. Apologies - I should have checked the mobile theme myself before publishing.

  4. Hope you make it to the MOT safely and that the weather isn't too bad. Fab ATCs! Keep warm. Sarah #15

  5. Well, you must have had a cold and early start..brrrrrrr. Hope you've warmed up a bit by now! That ATC is fab, love all the elements in it - and well done on picking up the old knitting needles again, woohoo! Look forward to seeing the result :-D
    Hugs LLJ 14 xxx

  6. A lovely little ATC - I love the copper embossing. It sounds like a good idea, I shall try and join in but probably not this week as the fan heater in my studio just isn't coping with this level of cold at the moment!
    Keep warm,
    Diana x #18

  7. The cold is a crippler, and no matter how cold you know it is it feels colder. Read on FB that you haven't had to turn out this morning, but nevertheless, I think some gentle warm up exercises to keep the muscles going would help if you have to go out. The palsy side of my face is so much worse in this sort of cold, I can barely speak well enough to make myself understood!! Well done with the scan and cut, I'm still fiddling rather than diving in, must make more time!

  8. Morning Ali - a busy time you've been having! Hope everything works out and comes together for you. Hope the early start wasn't too difficult!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  9. Hi Ali, like the ATC. Hope the weather holds out for you. Good luck with the MOT! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX

  10. Well you sound busy! May have to see if I can do an ATC.... Been a while since I've joined in anything on line. Happy WOYWW Cindy #19

  11. I hate the cold and yearn for a return to warm weather and that less bundled up feeling from layering. Have to rush off as I am getting called to do something , not sure what.
    Monica #27

  12. Hi Ali, I'll check out the Facebook Group challenge. Not made an ACT yet, but hear them mentioned all the time. I will join in when I make one. I love the copper time ATC. Have a lovely week Heather #31

  13. I so love making ATCs and used to do lots and swap too. must pop over and have a look. Happy woyww, Angela x16x

  14. Lovely atc, and you are so wright,copper is such a lovelyy,warm color, have a lovely week, vicky#6

  15. Sent a request - love me my ATCs, not that anyone would know lol
    It's surprising how much stash gets used making the gorgeous works of art. Feel a bit inspired by your copper embossing ..... may have to go try it!
    Christine #29

  16. really busy desk! I love the copper and metal embossing powders too! The Ten Second Studios came out with a paint several years ago that I love to use too! I need motivation! I seem to have sunk down into a funk sticky as molasses! I am going to join the Little Marvel Monday group and see what I can do. Really frustrating that I can't focus or do any of my art stuff for a consistent length of time anymore...I have a Cricut and lots of cartridges but have never really learned to use it they have gone from the cartridges to all online stuff...I am a dinosaur in a lost age. Sorry I am so late getting around but it has been and interesting week here! Vickie #32


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x