Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW - 141

This is my desk as I left it last night, and ran away in fear! I've just ventured back in, plugged in my baby laptop to charge (great for blogging in bed!) and am now gawping at this lot:
At the back there's a new animal in our menagerie here - Len bought me the cute little white dog as a surprise yesterday, as if the lovely roses weren't enough. He'd noticed that I'm forever dusting over the laptop and the TV screen with the same duster that I use for flicking over the desk. So, he bought Dusty the Dog especially for places where I didn't ought to be spreading glitter and sticky bits :)

Yikes, the school reunion committee have asked me to make a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card. The couple that it's for met at our school and married not that long after leaving - and they're still blissfully happy all these years later. Oh, I do love happy endings :)

I've made a few very special Anniversary, Birthday and Wedding cards for the reunion committee to send in the past - when it's being sent with the best wishes of over 600 members they do like 'big and elaborate'. In case you're wondering, the Wedding card was for a widow and a widower who are in their 80's and met up again after about 50 years. Love blossomed and they too are blissfully wed - that was a real tear jerker I can tell you :)

So, on the desk we have backing papers, roses, lace, dies, ribbon, embossing folders and some sketches. Plus, and you can't see this, in front of the desk we have a very nervous crafter about to embark on slicing into those totally gorgeous embossed papers ........ and possibly make a right pigs ear of things! Less is More just isn't on the job sheet so there's gonna be a lot of head scratching going on to make it 'more' without it being 'tacky' :(

Happy WOYWW - remember, to see what everyone else is up to (it's bound to be a lot less stressed) - hop over to our Queen of WOYWW, Julia, and take a peek at who else has linked in today! Happy hopping :)


Di
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28 comments:

  1. That looks like one desk full of love :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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  2. looks like a busy and creative desk Di! I like that red! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

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  3. Oh you'll do a fine job Di . . . your cards are wonderful . . . why do you think the Committee keep coming back for more? It's because they love your cards.

    Happy Crafting . . . xxxx

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  4. with such lovely supplies I'm sure you will create a fab card - Happy WOYWW, Helen T No. 89

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  5. Everytime I sneak a look at your desk, you have the items I've been longing for on it!! Love the little doggy, how cute is he! To be loved is wonderful! Karen 96 x

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  6. I can understand why you are nervous to cut into those beautiful papers, but I know you will end up with a gorgeous card when you have finished. I agree that Less is More does not quite fit the bill on this one. It is striking the balance that is key to success, so I am looking forward to seeing your finished design. Have a good week. xx Maggie

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  7. Had a good visit to your desk. Anxious to see what you create with those beautiful papers Have a great day!

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  8. Lovely goodies on your desk, would love to see the card you create i'm sure it will be Fabulous, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

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  9. It looks well used and your getting ready to do some serious crafting Di, and l see lots of interesting crafting items there:) Sandra H

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  10. love to see your creative desk!
    Happy Wednesday :-)
    Hugs Marleen #45

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who blogs in bed, Di!!
    Your new pet is so cute. What a romantic Hubby you have. You made me smile though, our first dog when I was tiny was called Dusty!!
    All your hearts and lace are looking very romantic, can't wait to see what you create with it all.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax

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  12. Hello Di, what a lovely romantic gesture from Len, I think ... though not everybody gets a duster, however cute, for Valentine's Day :) those papers, etc., do look gorgeous and is that Marianne heart dies I spot on your desk. I'm sure that the card will be stunning despite your hesitancy. Have a good day, whatever :) Elizabeth x #116

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  13. I envy your organisation! And that little dusty dog, too :)
    I have a baby laptop too. They are great, aren't they? My PC won't switch on- the on/off switch is dead. Frustrating as I bet everything else inside is ok. Have yet to take a screwdriver to it for investigation... so just as well Luvbug bought me the 'Little Epee' the other year, as there is no way I would get a look in on his laptop. He is never off it!

    Thanks for the lovely offer of die cuts BTW!!!! You are so lovely to me!

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  14. The recipients will love the card whether it's OTT or subtle. I'd go for the former, it's way more fun :)
    Hugs, LLJ #72
    PS Love the duster (and I never thought I'd ever say those words. I must be getting old.... :)

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  15. hehe just had to smile at Jan's comment, as i was thinking the same, how can i say i love the duster that will make me sound 110, hehe but it does look sweet. Can't wait to see the ruby wedding card with all those gorgeous papers and other goodies it will be fab, how sweet about the wedding, that is so brilliant to find love again at that age. Hope you have a great day. Lou

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  16. A great creative space full of fab red themed goodies!!! Have a great week hugs trace x 51

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  17. Oh your pup is too cute to be used for dusting! Unless you want to add glitter to him, just to make him sparkle!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  18. beautiful dies, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

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  19. Love the little doggy especially as he dusts, cheap to keep. Not too keen on all that empty workspace though, far too tidy lol.
    Hope you have manage to make a card with all those fab items.

    Kath x

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  20. A doggie duster, how cute is that? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the card, I'm sure it will be beautiful! Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  21. I love valentines day with all of the reds and pinks! By the looks of your blog, you are a pinky girl!!!
    needlewings#56

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  22. I've ner known you make a pigs ear of anything Di so you know it's going to turn out beautifully! Love the little dust dogs, and how many heart dies do you own??

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  23. When you discover the secret to more is more better and not tacky, let me know. I feel I want to do MORE to my cards but I'm not wrapping my head around. I know how intimidating brand new uncut beautiful papers can be. Just close your eyes and... no, best to have them open.

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  24. What a sweet little love story you shared...
    I'm sure the card will turn out gorgeous! That red ribbon looks yummy.

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  25. What a lovely thoughtful husband, and what a lovely little dog.
    Looks as if you are well on with the Ruby Wedding card - I always think the planning takes the longest.
    Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet 29(?)xx

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  26. Lovely pile of stash to make what I am certain will be a gorgeous card! Can't wait to see it, once you msuter the courage to cut.......!

    debs #150

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  27. Love the little white duster dog Di! Lol! xx

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  28. Love your desk, full of creativity. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 86

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