Tuesday, 30 November 2010

WOYWW 1st December 2010

What is on Your Workdesk Wednesday is upon us again and it's now December!!  December and I haven't put together my Journal Your Christmas book... am trying to keep up with Jessica Sprague's class - Inspiration Everywhere and I still have some cupcakes and Christmas Trees to make!!  Make the world slow down... just a little...
My Mum is flying over from France to visit us for 6 weeks and arrives on Friday... so I have a house to clean before then too...  speaking of which... I had the funniest email from her with the flight details for us to fetch her from the airport on Friday afternoon... where she added that she would be wearing the red suit she had bought when with me at home in Scotland a couple of years ago.... I replied that even though it has been two years since I saw her, I thought I would still recognise her... :)
Anyways.. enough of my blathering on... you are probably here to see what is on my desk...
Looking at this photo I think I may need a new mat soon, I appear to have done a lot of damage to this one with my continuous cutting up of chipboard!  I have been playing with a little book to hold ATC's, which I have made for a very special lady of the WOYWW sort.  Not sure it is her style but she is very well brought up so I know she won't mention it!!
and a clue to the lovely lady in question is dangling off the chains....
BE.... now who could those initials refer to?
Don't forget to pop along to Julia at the Stamping Ground to catch up on the list of of desks revealing all their creativity this Wednesday morning!

47 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had a good laugh at your mom's message. TOO funny. In fact, I think it's the first time I've laughed in many days. Thanks for that.

That little ATC book is amazing. You are the sweetest person. Seems you are always doing something nice for someone. It will be loved by whoever it is for. I know it would be if I owned it.

Sorry I haven't been around this week. Thank you so much for your kind words about my friend. It meant so much. I am off to catch up on what you've been up to, but had to say how shocked I was that those mats, which cost a fortune, are not as permanent as we were always led to believe. Happy WOYWW from number 3 this week.

jude said...

Your ATC book is stunning hun really love it!Do hope your mum arrives ok with loads of flights being cancelled due to the "White Stuff"i can just see her in a santas outfit..lol coming through arrivals desk.Have a fab time and do hope she arrives safely
Hugs judex#4

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Actually, it didn't even occur to me. I feel like a dufus now. But I assure you, I will love it, and YES, it is definitely my style. I'll show it proudly, too. Thank you, from the dufus (grin).

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

It's mouth watering. I love G45 Steampunk so much.

I am thinking of getting myself one of theose Zutter Cutter things as I too cut tons of chipboard and it's a nightmare.

Hugs

Kay (#14)

oneoff said...

Loving your ATC book - the cover and the dangles are so pretty, and I like the contrast with the robust binding and corner. I think that craft mat has tales of a life well lived.

Bernie #9

P.S. On the subject of recognising your Mum, I actually didn't recognise mine when I went out to see her in Australia. She dressed almost exclusively in black and white here and then got colour in Oz. I bypassed the sage green lady at the airport, and she had to chase me down! Hope you enjoy your time with your mum.

Bernie #9

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that IS funny that your mom would tell you what she was wearing! and that little book is absolutely AMAZING!!! she will love it!!!

Rhonda Roban Brausey said...

Your ATC book is fabulous! I know the recipient will love it. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your mum's visit!
WOYWWer #11

Sue said...

Hi ya
lol at your mums message bless her, bet you can't wait to see her, sounds like you are going to be very busy, your ATC book is just beautiful,have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (23)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

WOW...take a deep breath...you are a busy lady! Enjoy your mum's visit. PS I have a green mat just like yours.....

Terry said...

Love your book - very pretty.

Terry (24)

Nikki said...

Parent's they say the darnest things lol ... and the Atc Book is just sweet is that a Mucha image for the cover?
hugs Nikki #31

Jennie said...

Loved your mum's email... too funnny!! lol your desk looks very productive, and great piece you have made:))
Happy Woywwing
Jennie #5

Minxy said...

The story of the red outfit, reminded me of how my gran always used to say on the phone this is grandma, like i didn't know her voice lol

Loving the mini book on your desk, cool charms too
Happy woyww
Minxy #34

Helen said...

I love your mum's email! Hope she arrives safely - in her red suit!! Love your atc holder, it is beautiful.

Chrissie said...

I hope your mum arrives OK...I see flights are suspended today at Gatwick!
Lovely looking stuff on your desk!
Chrissie

Wipso said...

Your ATC book is really special. I'm sure who ever it is for will just love it.
A x

Paula Gale said...

I had to chuckle at what your mum said - just so you know which one she is coming through customs LOL...

that book is amazing. forget the housework - creating is so much more fun... your art will live on and be remembered. A dirty floor or a unmade bed won't!!!

Paula x xx

misteejay said...

A lovely little book Annette and it will be loved by whoever it is for because it is beautiful and a gift from you.

Do hope your Mum has an uneventful journey as the 'white stuff' really has hit the UK big-time. It started snowing where I live on Mon evening an hasn't stopped yet.

Toni :o)

Rachel said...

I'm with your mum on this; it never hurts to give people a few clues as to what you look like now!

I love your craft mat. Evidence of a huge, fabulous amount of crafting. What could be better?

cheers, rachel #54

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah your Mum- priceless! It occurs to me though - perhaps she'll be in a red suit that makes her look like Mrs Santa so you won't necessarily know her!! Love the ATC book for BE. Lucky her and you're right, she's well dragged up enough to love it anyway - who wouldn't! And when you've found the 'slow down world' button - please advise.

sandra de said...

Love the mum story. Perhaps you could stand there with her name on a sign! The ATC book is just beautiful lucky lucky BE. Enjoy the time with you mum.
Sandra #70

Lizzybobs said...

loving your ATC book your friend will love it thanks for sharing with us have a great day :o) and keep warm

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning, Had a little chuckle about your mum. Hope she arrives safely and you have a great time together. Your ATC book looks absolutely beautiful what a lot of work you have put into it. I keep saying I am going to start but get distracted with other things and never do. But maybe that could be one of my New Year resolutions to make at least 1. Have fun. Hugs Jo.xx*71*

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning, Had a little chuckle about your mum. Hope she arrives safely and you have a great time together. Your ATC book looks absolutely beautiful what a lot of work you have put into it. I keep saying I am going to start but get distracted with other things and never do. But maybe that could be one of my New Year resolutions to make at least 1. Have fun. Hugs Jo.xx*71*

Bluefairy4U said...

I just tried to comment, so hope this one gets printed. Morning, had a little chuckle over your mum and hope she arrives safety. Have a lovely time with her. Just adore your ATC book, you have put so much into it. Hope the recipient enjoys it. Lots of love and Hugs Jo.xxx*71*

sasa said...

Looking very busy here - hope you find time to keep up with the course and clean the house - I know how that feels! Enjoy time with mum - in red or blue or green...!
sasa 6

airing cupboard crafts said...

Ha ha at your mums message. Annette your desk always makes me sigh, it's always full of something so creative I am so jealous. Love it xx

Laura (83) xx

Ciara said...

Your mum sounds funny! Perhaps you should ask her to wear a carnation too? hee hee

Lovely book and yes, I think you need a new cutting mat!

Ciara
xx

Angie said...

Your desk looks organized and creative.....loved your mums red suit message

minnie_mac said...

The little book is gorgeous.

Marilyn

nnalorac said...

Fab looking ATC book, very tidy on the desk front. Bless our Mum's, enjoy. Carolxx....67

Debs said...

Gosh your mum is great!
Love the ATC book xx

Morti said...

Bless your Mum - I guess she thought it would make it easy to pick her out of the crowd! Mind you, it's the sort of thing mine would say too....

Lovely ATC book!

Nicky said...

Mums are just priceless lol - love the book you have made - have fun when your mum arrives #30

Elizabeth said...

Your mum sounds a poppet and she made me laugh. Desk doesn't look too bad even if the mat is a little worse for wear. Love the ATC book you've made - I'm sure your friend will love it. Elizabeth #85

Carola Bartz said...

The ATC book is fabulous, and I know the recipient will love it (even though she didn't "get" it first... which gave me a great laugh). As I already told you, I'm always amazed at your incredible creativity. Have a lovely WOYWW, Carola (102)

Serendipity Stamping said...

I left reading to run some errands and forgot my grocery list and I am home now and still cannot find it. Guess the Elves did sneak in after all. But your blog was still on my screen and holding tight so I could see your cute, cute ATC book. I think she will love it not matter what just because it is from you. #15

S said...

Neat ATC book. Thanks for the peek at your space.

Spyder said...

fabulous works of art and all that and a tidy desk!
Happy WOYWW!!

((Lyn)) #46

Pam said...

Such a great mom story! And if you find the secret to slowing the world down, could you please share it with us next week?
The ATC book is GORGY! I immediately thought Bleubeard and Elizabeth and laughted at the first and third comments here! Have a great week!
AmberInk got lucky @#1!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Fabulous little book - BE will be thrilled, I know I would be. lol Hugs from Buffalo NY, school snow day..hahaha

Lynn Stevens said...

I had to laugh when I read about meeting up with your mom in her red suit! LOl.
What a wonderful book, Steampunk rocks!

butlersabroad said...

Funny mum story, sounds like the kind of thing mine would say! Love the book, both B and E will love it too.

Hugs
Brenda 90

Kalyber said...

beautiful project.love the dangling bits.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So where are you? I'm really worried. Haven't heard or seen a post from you in days. Hope all is well with you, Chris and the fur babies.

The Paper Princess said...

Enjoy your visit with your mom - your book looks amazing!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Another week seems to have around so quickly. You certainly have got a busy desk with lots and lots of things on it to play with. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 40)