Wednesday, 25 January 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday 25th January 2011

On my work desk this Wednesday is my new cutting mat!!  Pretty eh? Chris bought if for my birthday and I hate to make it dirty and all cut up... it is from the new range by Ingvilde Bolme...  and as you can see I also picked up some her inks... they are like teeny weeny irons!! :)
I managed to finish the second little book of secrets and it is now winging its way to the UK so hopefully by next week I will be able to show you them both.  
On my desk you can see the makings of a birthday card... male cards are even more of a challenge to me than normal cards... so hopefully our friend Alister will like this one.
I have heat embossed the letters and clock gears and they look quite nice now... not too glitzy for a malae card, I hope!!
On my other desk - where the old mat now resides is Alister's birthday gift... which brings me to the subject of Pinterest.  Anyone else spend hours pinning all and sundry items to their Pinterest boards and never actually get around to doing any of the stuff that is pinned?  Don't get me wrong, I love Pinterest, I think it is a brilliant way to organise all the things you take a fancy to and to be able to go back and find them without delving into your computer history.... but I pin and I pin and I pin... I never actually do any of the stuff!!  So my resolution for this year is to work through my boards and actually try some of the ideas and tutorials... which is why Alister's gift is wrapped in brown paper and has popsicles/lollipop sticks on it... I have had the idea pinned for ages and never got around to trying it out... I quite like it!! :)  Of course, it only works with rectangles and squares... wrapping round objects is always a nightmare and popsicle/lollipop sticks wouldn't really work.
Don't forget to pop over to Chief Inspector of Desks aka Julia for the linky list of noseyness!!

51 comments:

Neet said...

Love your new mat - what a gorgeous colour. Judging by the 'irons' (if I am looking at the right things) this seems to be a signature colour.
Great 40th card and love the lollipop stick idea for the wrapping.
Thanks for sharing Annette and Happy WOYWW. Hugs, Neet #6

jude said...

Gorgeous desk this week and wow nice clean new mat,you gotta dirty it looks unused/unloved...lol
The birthday card is absolutely stunning love what youve done with the letters .Have fab woyww and creative week hugs judex 17

Chrizette said...

Love the gift wrapping idea - I am terrible with gifts, so this is something I need to remember!
Celestial Things

okienurse said...

Awesome color for that mat! Mine is dull black and getting pretty damaged. I might ought to look into a new one...hmmmm... I love Pinterest and spend a lot of time pinning. I have tried to start being more organized with it ie catagorizing like tags, journals, cards etc. I actually have made a few thing or used an idea I have seen. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing that awesome card! Vickie #27

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab coloured mat!!!the forty card iscfab...I love those gears and love the look of yours happy woyww hugs trace no16x

misteejay said...

What a lovely coloured mat.

Great card Annette - love the embossing.

Toni xx

Helen said...

Great card, and the wrapping idea is good too - I don't go to Pinterest as there are already not enough hours in the day...
Your new mat is a fab colour. I had to buy a new one recently as I warped my old one by having my meltpot on it....doh!!

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us nosey parkers today. It's always inspiring to see. Hope you have plenty of creative fun this coming week. I agree, that you need to try the ideas you like and I think it's a clever gift wrap idea there.
Neil#55

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's got gears, cogs and is metallic - ideal male card, I'd say!!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx
PS Have you still got those bone crunchingly cold temperatures still?

Morti said...

Ooh - seems I can comment again! Yay!

I'm a Pinterest lover - I've seen some fab things on there but my resolution is to go and pin other stuff out there and not just repin...

Fantastic card you have there - steampunk is so versatile!

Annie said...

Love the card and will watch with interest what you're gonna do with the lolly sticks :-)
Hugs,
A x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I do like the colour of your new mat. I looked at the card pieces and thoughted that is for a boy, so definitely works for me!

Angie said...

Love the work on your card ...perfect 'man' card. I have never looked at Pintrest ...seen how adictive all this pinning can be ...DIL loves it.

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh wow what an idea!! love it, it would work with elasticated on circular or oval.


Happy WOYWW


LOU P
xx

Oh and I have candy if you fancy a shot,

Ann B said...

Great card and gears are so right for a male card. Sorry, couldn't zoom in to look at the ink pads as I'm allergic to irons and ironing and didn't want to set off sneezing.
Ann B
#46

Beckyt said...

Love that card I think it makes a brill card for a male :) Thanks for sharing x Becky#56

Hazel said...

Super new mat. Love the way you've done the present up and the card is super too (Hazel, WOYWW 28) x

May said...

Love the new mat, card is great lovin the effect of those letters, parcel wrap great idea! I too spend far too much time on Pinterest just looking and not doing a lot but it's fun. Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Laura said...

What a great desk today, the card has such rich colouring and is perfect for a male. Your new mat is a lovely colour. I don't have a pinterest I just think oh what a good idea that is and then proceed to forget it. Have a great Wednesday, Laura

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Just my "potty brain" but I read FARTY rather than forty :) And yes to Pinterest. But what I find is that just looking at the pins I pin inspires me. I don't often make something exactly like I see, but I do remember a technique I may have seen and then do something different where I can trace the roots to a pin. Does that make sense? Is it a time suck? Most def. But it still lubricates my brain :)

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (#4)

Lou said...

Oh i love your male card, and his present looks really great, what a lovely new mat, I need a new one and have been looking around, I don't have pinterest, i am afraid i will just spend days and days looking at piccys of lovely things and I'd never get anything done again. Hope you have a fab week Lou x #84

ger76 said...

You are alway to tidy :D unlike me lol
Stunning work as always hun
luv G x

TangolikeRaindrop said...

I love that card!! I'm sure the recipient will be delighted, I know I would be. :)

Sarah said...

Love that flash new mat - I was going to keep my new craft mat for best - that plan died with the one to do the cleaning! Thanks for sharing, wishing you a creative week, Sarah. (at no.38 - NOT 8! A dud link)

Elizabeth said...

Love your aqua cutting mat ... second mat I've seen today that isn't dark green. So far I haven't been drawn into Pinterest because I fear it's possibly addictive and I just haven't got the time!!! However, love the original wrapping. Cards for men are not easy, but I like yours ... the recipient should be well pleased. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #47

JoZart said...

Hi Annette, great 40th card and I love the idea for the gift wrapping. At first I thought it was done with tags.
I know exactly what you mean about pinterest and waste so much time just looking. My DDs email with links and a plea "Mum, can you please make this for me", so whilst I don't use the ideas for myself I end up doing all theirs.
Love your puss in the previous post!
JoZarty x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i've been wanting to change my mat to one with a nicer color. yours looks lovely! yes, i love pinterest and use it for inspiration. although it would be good to get some things done, LOL!
happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Sam said...

Happy Burns Day to you my little Scottish friend in Canada! If you pop over I have my very shy Haggis on my blog - just for today though!
Lovely stuff on your desk today. Must order the cog die but every time I want it it is out of stock!
Not got into pinterest as I don't understand it!!
xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks like you're having fun. Great new mat. Thanks for sharing. Zo xx 83

505whimsygirl said...

Your card is so fitting for a manly man!

I haven't gotten into the pinterest thing yet and am worried that I would spend even more time on the computer and less time crafting, especially since I work full time (except on Wednesdays.... not too productive on those days ;-)

Kay
#116

Julia Dunnit said...

I totally get the shape of those little inkpads, but please..is there a handle you have to have for them or something to make them erm, bigger? Liking her signature turquoise - a bit Martha, non?
Sure Alistair will love the card, shiny metallic letters are good..not quite bling but satisfying for the maker!

sandysewin said...

Your new mat is quite pretty, I'd hate to get it dirty, too!

Love the card with the gears. I just got that on the edge die, what a great use. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #121

Pam said...

Love the card you have made. I havent use pininterest yet I was looking at it last night.

Hugs Pam x

Tertia said...

I have not actually fallen into the Pinterest trap yet, it sounds like something I could lose myself in, so I am avoiding it like the plague. LOL
Your card looks great, I struggle with male cards.
I played with Ingvilid's tool at the previous CHA and loved it. Enjoy yours.
Happy WOYWW

famfa said...

Lovely mat. Great card. Love the Popsicle lollipops sticks on the wrapping. Very cool

Katie said...

I love the new mat and the card - definitely perfect for a man! Its fabulous how you wrapped the gift, especially since you used a pinterest idea. I'm on there all the time!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #1

Sharne Davies said...

loving your new cutting mat .....mmmmm I also had a look at "scrap happens here ; my scrap room" LOving it does it always look that tidy - i am impressed either way. You have cubes like me.
XX Sharne ( fresh as a daisy) No 51

jo said...

wow, nice new mat and 2 desks!!! i'm so jealous lol! 40th card is fab and that's a great idea for wrapping.have a great evening.
Jo x
#86

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late visiting, but I didn't play this week. I figured no one would want a repeat of last week's horses.

But I'm in awe of that new cutting mat. I have one that is about 8 inches long by 4 inches wide. It doesn't do much except works OK for cutting pages from an altered book.

I clicked on the Ingvilde Bolme link and was super impressed with her scrapbook pages. I never saw the inks, though.

That card is very creative and I really like how you made it so extremely manly. Love that!

Sorry to read about the Christmas gift. I will get started on something very soon for you as a replacement. But, like you, I am rather challenged at the moment, and mine isn't the result of Christmas, but of a water leak to add to my computer frustration. Have a great WOYWW.

Debs Willis said...

the new mat is lovely and bright! And your friend's 40th card is fab - I;m sure he'll love it

happy woyww

debs #117

Amanda said...

Nice cutting mat! I'm a big fan of Pinterest and I do find time to make things as well as pinning. I've found it so useful.

Shirley said...

I just love that cutting mat and the card is fantastic too!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The card is great but I am so impressed with your wrapping skills.... I wouldn't want to unwrap that present.... just lovely... happy woyww

Stephanie said...

Love the card and I'm sure that your friend will to!

Annie Smith said...

Popsicle sticks are fun! I think it would be fun to write on each one. :) Happy WOYWW!!!

Annie

BumbleVee said...

Well, for heaven's sake!..I read in your profile that you are in Calgary...so am I.

What a small world it seems some day....

off to look at more postings...

butlersabroad said...

Mind you look after that pretty mat now! No cutting on it or messy stuff. That's a great blokey card with all those gears.

Hugs
Brenda 99

Cathy said...

I am having a quick jog through everyone's desk as I am slightly late this week. Fab work space, loving that Forty and how it turned out. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the card, and your new goodies. I have hundreds of bookmarks (I rarely remember to use) which I'm converting into pins which I use frequently. Last night I hit the recipes and I was starving by the time I went to bed lol.

Lisa-Jane said...

Oh yes! Pinterest sucks my time but cons me into believing I am doing something creative!

Laura said...

Good for you, actually using a pinned idea from your Pinterest list. :-) I am the same way -- pin like crazy and rarely make anything from the inspiration. I must say, time is a factor!