Wednesday 30 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 95

Hi ladies! Crumbs, these Wednesdays seem to come around quickly!

My desk today shows that I'm trying to multi-task (also known as fiddling round, not able to concentrate on one thing at a time):

I've been playing with Kirsty Wiseman's new 'Bug Girls' stamps (love, love these....go here to see, and more are on the way!), but then I realised that Easter is looming so am also sticking little googly eyes onto some bunnies and ducks (I know, I need to get out more!). One of the Mima Bug cards I made a couple of days ago is still lying to the left, waiting for an insert, some Lila Bugs are waiting for me to decide on which paper to use for paper piecing them - they are just perfect for paper piecing! And there, propped up in the background to prick my conscience is a really great PB Slapstick stamp called You Are the Bestest that I was keeping it for a special occasion! It's gonna need some time to colour in but my plan is that this will be used on my step-mum's Mother's Day card. So I'd best get my skates on! Sometimes I need to have my back against the wall to get things done :)

And, just in case anyone thinks it all looks suspiciously tidy - take a gander at this little heap pushed to one side!! Oooops :(

I need to do a big sort out of that lot before it spills onto the floor - so much to do and so little time!

Edit: 10am - that untidy pile has now been sorted into smaller piles, categorised, onto our bed ready for me to put it all away into rightful homes.....a little bit has found its way to the bin, but not a lot! I now HAVE to clear and put it away else we won't be able to get into bed tonight :))

Easel cards seem to be still very much 'in' and this is an extract from a posting in December 2010, when only a handful of people knew about this blog and before I was brave enough to 'wear my big pants in public' on WOYWW :)

For ages I wanted to produce some labels to stick onto the back of easel cards showing how to display them - trust me, not everyone knows and it's such a shame when you go to all that trouble only to confuse the recipients of your efforts!

I found this website, although there are others too:

So, I made a copy of the image (thanks Becky!), re sized it, turned it 90 degrees and set up a page of labels! It was so easy I wished I'd bitten the bullet a long time ago!
I use Decadry labels - 65 per sheet - ref. OLW4730 - pack of 30 sheets from PC World.

This has saved me a lot of time as I used to handwrite the instructions onto each card I sent :) A picture is worth a thousand words they say!

If anyone has a burning desire to have a copy of the file emailed (it's just a Word file) - please let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me here:
That's it for me - I'm off for a good old hop around to see what everyone is else up to :) Grab a cup of tea or coffee and join me here over at Julia's! (I'll be there too, in between trying to clear away those piles from our bed!)
Thanks to everyone who called by last week and for your lovely comments, and to those who have already joined in the Card Candy giveaway at the top of my blog.....not long now ladies. NB, one lovely Blogger has asked if I'll send abroad - of course I will, anywhere in this big, beautiful world!  



  1. You are so organised Di. Nice to see a bit of mess though :-)
    A x

  2. Love those little ducks - and nice to see the "mess" at the side x Fiona #66

  3. How clever are those stickers for the easel cards - brilliant - and love the little bunnies thanks for sharing - happy WOYWW

  4. Great desk !!!

    Great idea to make the stickers for the back of your Easel Cards too.

    Penni (66)

  5. Morning Di, I hope you are well? Those little Easter bunnies and chicks are cute, looks like you have been busy crafting this week with your lovely creative desk.
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #79

  6. Hi Di . . . happy WOYWW . . . I've no picture of my desk today (there's nothing fun/untidy/tidy to show you it's just bare desk [how RUDE]).

    GREAT idea about the easel card labels. You ARE clever, not to mention organised!

    Happy bed clearing!

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Good to see a little mess on your desk too. Love the Kirsty Wiseman stamps. Can't wait to see the results.
    x Franka

  8. Great Kirsty Wiseman stamps, love em! Really cute & great for the old pro markers! I have a pile of paper at the side of my desk I never show, however its really about to tip over any minuet now & I MUST clear it soon! Lables are a brill idea! Have a good week!

  9. Ah now, for a nanosecond there I was convinced your desk was all neat and tidy, that is until I got to the second piccie. Hope you got all your piles put away before bedtime. The easel card instruction label is a great idea so would love a copy of them, if you please. Have a great WOYWW day. Elizabeth x #96

  10. Hi Di,
    So organised and such a clever idea with the easel cards. Glad to see there is a pile of mess though pushed to the side. Not got round to e-mailing you yet - it would be good to meet up somewhere crafty (of course!!0
    Happy WOYWW
    Rebecca (41) x

  11. The labels are a fab idea! You need the little house elf to pop round with her feather duster!!

  12. Tee, hee Twiglet!! More like a giant with a big vacuum cleaner :)) Di x

  13. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW

    Hugs Marjo #22 oops thats 23

  14. Di, your card is lovely and I especially love the colour purple and your bow. Ahhhhh, tidy shmidy....whatever! LOL There will always be something to tidy right? I've posted your blog candy on my sidebar to get the word out.

  15. I saw the finished mother day's card in the post above and I have to say that it turned out really nice.
    Were you able to go to bed that night?

  16. Carola's post above made me laugh! And yup, the bed was all cleared of 'properly put away craft stuff' in time for bed :)) Di x

  17. Love the fact that the mess is now updated as being tidy sorry I am so late this week see you again tomorrow

  18. This is a brilliant idea and a 'now why didn't I think of that'! I would certainly like a copy of your easel label file... this time it will be coming to Canada. Thanks heaps.


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