Wednesday, 4 January 2012

What's on You Workdesk Wednesday 4th January 2012

Happy New Year!!  I have been a bad blogger... I sort of disappeared into Christmas and having Chris home and haven't even played at my desk with anything so had nothing to say that would be slightly interesting to folk!!
Tom-Tom looking slightly bemused with the amount of wrapping paper and ribbon to play with...
and Pandy checking out the goodies that may be available to steal when I am not looking..
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely New Year and I know that many returned to work this week.  My decs are down and put away and I am trying to get used to that bare dull look of the lounge which is the after effects of removing all the bling and twinkling lights.
The only thing on my work desk is my Christmas Journal.... and oh ye of little faith... all my little tags fit!!  Just some writing up and maybe a bit of tweaking here and there to do!!
Oh and it is my birthday today!!  Another year older and hopefully wiser...  I plan to make a trip to my local scrap store who give you a discount on your birthday... yay!! ;)
These are my present from Chris... $50 gold coins... one for each year I have been in Canada.  I have just reminded him that I spent 5 years in South Africa and Krugerrands are quite pretty... ;)
Don't forget to check out the linky list to crafty desks held by our wonderful leader, Julia!!

45 comments:

Neet said...

Well, first and foremost HAPPY BIRTHDAY - May your day be filled with all you love.
Wow $50 gold coins - what a lovely gift, never seen them before, come to think of it have never seen any Canadian money.
have a wonderful day, enjoy your stamping store - and be sure to show us all your goodies.
Once more - Happy Birthday.
Hugs - Neet xx

jude said...

Happy Birthday hunni may i just say all the bestest people have birthdays in Jan mine is Friday the day before Mr Holtz!
Love the coins dont you find people forget so close to christmas told hubby this year im gonna be l;ike the Queen and have 2!
Have fab birthday may all your dreams come true
hugs judex10

sandra de said...

A very happy birthday to you and I hope you enjoy the trip to your local scrap store. The christmas journal looks very clever and I have to say you have the cleanest desk on woyww so far.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Happy Birthday to you! How funny you and DS share. OF COURSE you could pop round for gnocchi if you are in the country :)

If have been out if it between the holidays and hurting my back, and just everything, but i am so intrigued by the tag tree. How innovative. I must find more info,

Happy Woyww as well!

Mary Anne

Tertia said...

A very happy Birthday to you! I think 5 Kruger Rands would be very appropriate.
Who needs an excuse to go scrapshopping? , but when there is a discount, it is totally justifiable.
Happy WOYWW

inkypinkycraft said...

Well happy birthday and happy new year and happy woyww!!!wow , love those coins, have a great day!trace x

Helen said...

Happy Birthday!!! I must take my cards down (didn't have decs this year) ready Twelfth Night on the 6th. I am not sure how long my de-clutter will last (may get round to the living room where I craft eventually...!)

Annie said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a great spending spree.
Happy 2012. Hope you have many many happy creative hours in the year ahead.
Hugs,
A x

Virginia said...

Happy Birthday Annette - hope you have fun shopping - don't forget to share LOL! Glad your tags fit your journal - it looks awesome, I've got a few days to catch up on mine and then fathom out how to bind it - I wasn't prepared at all this year!

Our decorations are down too and yes I agree it looks mighty bare - it's definitely the twinkling lights that I miss the most when everything is tidied away!

Hope you have a beautiful and blessed birthday.

Hugs

kath said...

happy new year and birthday too...thanks for the first crafty snoop of the year..love your sweet kittys...wishing you a happy 2012...hugs kath (29) xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Birthday to You!! Fab prezzy, clever hubby! But you're right, kruggerands are so shiny and golden too, lol!!
Happy New Year!
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

Tuire Flemming said...

Happy Birthday and Happy 2012!

Happy cats you already seem to have... ;)

Tuire #44

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Happy lots of everything - birthday, new year! :) Do you spend the coins or treasure them for ever? Very thoughful and nice of your local craft store. Do you get to take advantage of the sales to? The tree looks fantastic will it become part of your annual Chrimble ensemble?

Neil said...

Happy New year to you. I hope 2012 is a full, busy, fun and creative time for you. Happy birthday to you too. Did I spy a Crop-o-dile peeking out of a photo too? you'll enjoy it!
Neil#49(ish)

May said...

Happy Birthday to you! WOW, love the 50$ coins, Happy 2012, Just love the look on Tom Tom's face surrounded with great play things, Hugs May x x x

Ladkyis said...

Happy Birthday! what a delightful present.

Ann B said...

Happy birthday and if you can't have craft goodies for a birthday present I reckon gold money is the next best thing.
Ann B
#42

butlersabroad said...

Ah those pesky January birthdays, I remember this from last year now.... Jude is on Friday, I'm on Monday, and there was someone else too (apart from you). Have a wonderful day scrap shopping for yourself, never heard of a birthday discount before, wouldn't it be great it it equated to your age!!

Hugs
Brenda 76

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy your day and spending spree! Wow gold coins for Christmas ... bet yours don't have chocolate in the middle!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Sam said...

Happy Birthday to you!!
Like those coins - shiny!!
Happy New Year to you too!
You are making me feel guilty about my Christmas album.... very very behind I am!! Well, as long as it is finished before November ey!!

nerllybird said...

Happy birthday! xxx
Helen S

Carolyn Phillips said...

Happy Birthday.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you! Gah, you must be really sick of presents! So real gold coins...sounds great to me. Hope you enjoy a lovely visit to you're LSS...have to confess that I did today!

Shirley said...

A very Happy Birthday Annette.
I hope you managed to find some lovely goodies at the scrapbook shop and that the day has been full of fun and presents too.
Well done on fitting in all the tags for your JYC.
Hopefully the gold coins will keep coming your way.
X

Doone said...

it is good that he recognises the women who chooses to be with him and makes a home wherever they go, he knows as well as you do, no coin is of the same value as that commitment,

and one day you will be 'home'

I do think you should hold out for the krugerands though....

dx

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! I just love the look on Tom-Tom's face with all the wrapping sitting out to play with!

Katie #81

Hazel said...

Happy birthday. Fab journal. The cats look as if they can't resist for long! (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

misteejay said...

Many Happy Returns Annette - hope your day has been wonderful.

Love and best wishes for 2012
Toni xx

Enfys said...

A great first crafty peek of the year - now that desk looks all set to go.... Happy new year!
hugs
Enfys

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a nifty journal! And happy birthday to you. How great that the scrap store gives you a discount. What a nice way to treat yourself.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh Pandy is a cutie pie for sure! Love those gold coins, great Bday present! Hope it is a happy one! Happy WOYWW #5 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you scooped up some bargains today. Love how your journal turned out ... I was one of the little faithers (?) and really didn't think the journal would all fit together so nicely. Love your coins ... unusual gift and all the nicer for that. All the best for 2012. Elizabeth x #60

Angie said...

Happy Birthday ...love the look of those coins ....wow never knew such a coin existed lol. Love the feline expresions ... just too much paper to ignore ...hope you enjoyed spending in the craft store.

okienurse said...

Congrats on another birthday! Those gold coins are awesome and I would def push the Krugerrand issue! I am leaving the decorations up till next weekend...epiphany and my daughters birthday will be over then! For years my baby girl thought all the Christmas hoopla was all for her cause her birthday is on the 7th Jan. Yes she gets the ego from me! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!! Vickie #139

505whimsygirl said...

Happy Birthday!! Those coins are beautiful. Wouldn't that be interesting to collect coins from places that you've lived. Mine would be boring though, only US.

Your desk looks like it's ready to spring into action!!!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year to you. I have a lot of cards to make for January birthdays including one for my Mum.Thanks for sharing your desk, hope you bought lots of crafty goodies. Anne x

Joanne said...

Happy, happy birthday. $50 gold coins eh, how wonderful. Does that mean you get 3 next time??

Hugs Joanne xx

Crafty Kitty said...

What an interesting gift to receive and Happy Birthday! Loved seeing the pictures of your cat too :)

karen said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it was a great one!
I love your Christmas Tree Journal, I went back a couple of posts to see exactly what it was and I think it is awesome!
xoxo Karen

lisa said...

Well Happy Birthday to you first and Happy New Year second. What a lovely thing to get a discount on your birthday. I wish I knew a shop like that.
Your coins are gorgeous.
Have fun spending.
Hugs Lisax #112

Hels Sheridan said...

Awwww... my heart melts as soon as I see your little fluffy furbabies... they are both so gorgeous! AlfieCat is sending a big purr for them lol
Belated Happy Birthday and New Year... I hope 2012 brings you lots of love and happiness xx

Ajax said...

Rand is very pretty! We have a bunch of it lying around from our (shorter) stint in SA. Man I miss those pretty beaches and that clean air.....

Happy happy!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Happy Birthday, Annette! and Happy new year too! the cats are looking sooo cute. how nice to have a craft shop that gives birthday discounts near you!
hugs, href="http://peggyapl.blogspot.com/">peggy aplSEEDS

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I couldn't wait to get back online because I had been reading the pages from last year and saw last Wednesday was your birthday. I totally missed it, but maybe the Christmas gift will make up for the lack of a birthday gift till I can get something made for you.

I have missed you SO much. And I would rather have ONE Krugerrand than two Canadian coins. The epitome of gold coins!

Happy belated birthday and happy belated new year. Hope to see you on your blog soon!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love seeing other peoples desk....Mine either is clean, which means I am not being creative at all, or it looks like a earthquake, volcano and tornado hit all at once...you know, the perfect storm! and either way there is usually a cat in the middle supervising!