Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WOYWW - 138

Just as I left it yesterday afternoon - nothing much going on, just a heap of stuff to put away before allowing those itchy fingers to do anything more in here today else I could end up buried in stash. Huh, it's not impossible sometimes either!
The usual cup of black coffee to kick-start the day. Cleaned rocker blocks and duster brushes, anti-static bag 'cos I've been embossing (a rare event for me but am getting more into it), white ink pad and embossing powder, box of bits, feathers, pearls and and papers. Plus a Marianne Creatables 'Rose' die. The 'rejects' are to the back right - in pink of course:) but I was amazed at how reasonably I managed after hearing other opinions. Mind you - the results do very a LOT in size 'cos I need to work on winding in a consistent way :( At least the glue gun wasn't brought out - I used Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue as recommended by Bev Rochester and it works a treat - so no burnt fingers!

It's Rudolph Day today (25th of the month and time to make a Christmas card) so, as soon as this mess is put away, out will come some Christmas stash (eek!) - in between hopping round to see what everyone else is up to on their desk, dining table, floor or wherever. To join in - follow me on this link over to Julia's - bring a cup of coffee and maybe even a sandwich 'cos you could be some time :)

Happy WOYWW - whatever you're up to!



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ha ha Di have not heard the Rudolph day before - probably been under my nose for ages and not known what it meant till you explain it so nicely - have the rose die too and not sued it yet shame on me - thanks so much for sharing your great desk. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #26

okienurse said...

Love the term Rudolph Day! I am going to have to remember that. There was such a hullaballu this year with the right wing republican christians raising hell over whether it was christmas or happy holiday was proper that I made it happy Snowman Day around here and refused to put up with any of the bull from the family. Stupid people. I will remember Rudolph Day for next year! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #27 Sorry for the rant. I feel better tho!

Karen said...

Great desk Di, I hope you get chance to have a play and make your Christmas cards later :)

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well that desk looks fine to me!

My sis very kindly sent me some of those flower dies, and I confess they were fiddly! Made them up though!

Happy WOYWW and Happy RUDOLPH DAY my friend. xxx

Annie said...

I've made my cuppa and have brought a couple of biscuits here with me for my browse today :-)
Have a fun Rudolph day. Will call back later to see what you make :-)
A x
ps M has found some butterflies with eyeletted tabs top and bottom [not sure you will know what I mean :-) ]that she rather likes and she plans to run ribbon through this space :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great desk today, enjoy your roses, it's best to go for the no 2 the same look, I find it easier to achieve. Enjoy your Rudolph day. Laura

Sandra said...

My desk looked like that Di Yesterday too! Enjoy your Rudolph day:) Sandra H

Lisa-Jane said...

What a great idea to have a Rudolph Day?! I still have Christmas stash out so maybe I will make a card and I will feel less ashamed of being so behind!

jude said...

Great desk ,I have heard someone else mention Ruldoph day being today time to make to Crimbo cards .Well saves last minute rush go for it!and have fun
Have fab wedensday ,and a creative week
hugs judex 17

May said...

Great idea to have a Ruldoph day, not heard that one before, I bought that roses die and I have still not quite got the hang of it, Have a great week Hugs May x

Brenda B said...

Oh that reminds me, I have to pop over to Sandra's to see what she's up to! Love that die, I tried to get it everywhere when I was last in England but they were all sold out, including a couple of online places too.

Brenda 99

famfa said...

Christmas card, already? Enjoy making it x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi there Di,

Rudolph Day - every 25th of the month? That's a good idea. Keep up the Christmas mojo throughout the year!

My productivity has come to a screeching halt EVERY Wednesday. Shhh, don't tell my boss!!! ;-)


Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, I've got the other rose die - the straight-edged one - and I've found the same, the results vary immensely. It's Burns Day here in Scotland ... haggis, bashed neeps and tatties on the menu tonight ... as well as Rudolph day. Look forward to seeing your card. Elizabeth x #47

Twiglet said...

Rudolf day! Well do have fun. I heard Ken Bruce say....
lady didn't know which to celebrate - Chinese New Year or Burns Night - so she combined them and gave hubby a Chinese Burn!!! x Jo

Ann B said...

Just starting round two of my desk tour (I got to the mid-forties this morning)
Hadn't heard of Rudolph Day until today - so WOYWW not only inspires but educates as well.
Ann B

MaggieC said...

I love the idea of Rudolf Day every month. Have you noticed how many of the challenges around at the moment are on a Christmas theme - could be others trying to get rid of Christmas stash. Well done with your flowers. don't worry if they are not perfect, real ones are not perfect either, you are just copying nature. Thank you for your visit, and have a good week. xx Maggie #91

Mary said...

Love the term Rudolph Day....I may have to borrow it. I enlarged the photo to see the roses, they look good to me! And pink, are there more colors than pink? I think maybe I see another set of dies in my future.....Have a most wonderful week.

lisa said...

Hi Di. I had a chuckle at Rudolph Day, not heard of that one, but there's no chance of Christmas coming out here until at least October!!!
Lots of lovely things on your desk today. I have the straight twiddly flower die and wind them round a cocktail stick, a bit fiddly but I've had good results with them. I use the tacky glue too, you have to hold them for a minute but it sticks good and strong.
Hugs Lisax

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So I'm guessing Rudolph Day is your motivation to make a Christmas card. That is a cool idea. I tuck my Christmas stash far away in the off season so I'm going to pretend it doesn't exist.

I'm not sure why those roses are rejects but you haven't tossed them yet so maybe they'll wind up on a project yet.

Lou said...

A wonderfully inspiring desk full of crafty goodies, hope you lovely week hugs Lou E #82

Beckyt said...

what a fab desk and love the idea of rudolph day great idea :) Thanks for sharing

Becky no 56 x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lots of lovely things going on today! Love the idea of Rudolph Day! As I don't make cards, maybe I'll do a venison recipe each time. Ooh, that's so wrong isn't it?? And yet, so right too :P
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

Debs Willis said...

Wotcha Di!!

Rudolph Day - what a FAB idea (except for Jan threatening to cook him up for dinner!!!)

How do you clean your ink dusters????

Debs #117

Sam said...

I cannot believe you have a PINK laptop - or maybe I shouldn't be sooo surprised!! Nice pile of stuff on your desk there. With both of us mentioning RD we should hopefully get some people joining in ey!! Can you believe I even had Rudolph socks on today? Fluke but they were at the top of the drawer and it was semi dark - I did not spot it until I was putting my boots on for work!! LOL!

Stephanie said...

I really think that "Rudolph Day" is a great idea! Love your space!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love the Rudolph Day idea and think I may have to try that!
Missed visiting you lately but hope to be back now!

The Crafty Elf said...

Even when your cleaning up it's still clean....I'm so confused! Is that piglet on your coffee mug? So cute! Happy WOYWW

SueH said...

I have those flower dies to Di and I like mine better when they aren’t all exactly the same size when finished, but I suppose it depends on how uniform you want thing to be.

I can relate to what you said about being buried under stash…….can honestly say I’ve been there and done that loads of times, Lol!

Happy Crafting!

Julia Dunnit said...

I have the rose die, and I love it. I use big glue dots...although probably I would try the glue gun if i could find the damn thing!!!
Rudolph Day, lawks that comes round way too fast, I'm not coping even just thinking about it!!

ScrappnBee said...

LOL! I have never heard of Rudolph day, but I like it! What a great way to get yourself to work towards next year or finish up the loose ends from last! Thanks for sharing!- Amanda 36

peggy aplSEEDS said...

rudolph day is a great idea!
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS