Usual cup of black coffee to hand, some beautiful cards from friends in the background - Sandra of Stamping for Pleasure is still on a roll with her duster brushes - doing clouds now on the super chicken card, they came bearing chocolate truffles too! Yummy!
And the lovely pink card on my baby pink notebook/laptop is from Lavinia who enclosed it with some great stash this week - thank you both so much :) Amongst the stash from Lavinia was some gorgeous wired organza pink and silver ribbon which will match a card I've got half done just perfectly! Brilliant timing. This is a close up of what I've been doing with it:
I made a flower kind of following Bernie's tutorial here. I kept the ribbon single rather than doubling it, removed one side of the wiring but kept the outside edge wiring in and then followed what Bernie had posted on her blog. I think it's important to cut your lengths of ribbon to twice the width of the ribbon if you make a single layer flower like this one, I didn't realise that trick but it's still passable for a first attempt. The glue gun is poised ready to stick the flower onto a small circle of card so that it's all ready for when I finally finish making the main card.
To the right on the glue gun mat is one of the silver brayered and embossed backgrounds I showed last WOYWW. Sandra suggested a 25th Anniversary card and, not having a nice single white rose, I made up a little posy and had just stuck it down with hot glue onto the background when I took the photo.
As I said, such a tidy desk for me....and here's the reason why:
Gotcha!!! I couldn't see the wood for the trees so decanted a whole heap of stuff this morning onto our bed in order to work! I made the beehive shaped card and posted it on here ages ago - the little white flowers need to be glued on properly while the glue gun is out and then I'm honestly going to sort the piles of stuff out.
One question, which I've been reminded of by the external hard drive lying there also waiting to be put away after doing some backing up the other day. My in-house IT chap berated me for not being more conscious of the importance of back ups. How do you folk back up your blogs? Online or what? I know there are options and would be very grateful for any opinions please - the thought of losing a whole blog doesn't bear thinking about.
That's me for WOYWW - to join in do go to Julia's here - her desk is remarkable this week :) It's a sort of 'use your imagination' one!
Time to do some blog hopping then sort out the stuff piled on the bed so we can actually get in it tonight!