Wednesday, 26 January 2022


Happy hump day where we share what on our workdesks thanks to the queen of desks, Julia. On my desk is a birthday card I just finished making, i love the saying and have used this stamp many times. 

 My Man Bites dog cards this week are 'missing convict runs off with priest'!! Ooh.

So, what's on your workdesk Wednesday? 
Happy crafting 

Wednesday, 19 January 2022


 Happy Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday and only a short update from me as desk is chokka with work and on the side was my One Sketch a day book (which I havent been doing everyday BUT am trying to do a quick one every other day after a suggestion from a fellow urban sketcher.

Talking of Urban Sketchers, I had another virtual sketch crawl with the Bristol group at the weekend and we went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (somewhere i have wanted to physically visit for about 5 years).

It was great chatting on video whilst sketching and sharing our results as a group a couple hours later.  I was hoping to sketch a few but only managed one as it was more detailed than I realised! I used posca pens and also some watercolours for the landscape.

On my desk this week my "Man Bites Dog" cards are 'New Naked Angel' - well, I will watch Dr Who with interest then!!  Just don't blink ;-)

Happy crafting


Wednesday, 12 January 2022


Morning peeps and happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  A quick update from me as bit chokka with work so haven't had time to craft (or much else to be honest) BUT I did get a chance to do some mending!  I noticed my gloves had a hole in them!  Well, those that know me are well aware that I am "frugal" and will try to mend or reuse stuff if at all possible (it is how I was brought up and it never really left me!).  So on my desk are my gloves and a pin cushion that I believe was a gift many years ago from Lunchlady Jan which is still my pin cushion and is kept in my sewing box and used all the time!

The gloves only took about 10 mins to fix so hopefully they will last me through the rest of the winter and i can look into a new pair for next winter (though to be honest they will probably be used next winter until they fall apart or family buy me some for next Christmas!)

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Hubby Revealed Romantic Tricks' - ooh eer missus!!!

So, What's on your workdesk this week?  If you care to join us then the lovely Queen of Desks (and links etc) can be found the the amazing Julia's blog here

happy crafting


Wednesday, 5 January 2022


 Happy first What's on Your Workdesk of 2022!

I hope that you were able to celebrate in what ever way you do and our thoughts are with those that are no longer with us and their loved ones at this time of year.

It was quiet for us, just the two of us BUT it was time off work so that is always a brucie bonus!

On my workdesk this week is my 365 journal for January all ready and started to be filled in and also a "One Sketch a Day" visual journal which was a Christmas present from my brothers family

No idea once I am back in the throws of the day job how behind I will get with it (I get behind with Inktober each year) but I like the idea of doing more sketches as I often get out of the habit.  My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are "Fake Judge Stuns Killer"!!  Wow, moving swiftly on!

This is a closer look to my first 3 sketches, they are copied from some books I have like "Sketching for the absolute beginner" by Peter Cronin (Christmas gift from hubbie)

Also this week saw our tradition from the past few years where we sit down and go through our Gratitude Jar.  Its just an old coffee tin covered in tape and inside I keep a pen and a small clip with cut up backing papers.  Then, whenever something we are grateful for happens we make a note of the date and one line summarising.  Then each new year we sit down and randomly pick one and read them out loud.  Even with the past couple years there has been things we have been grateful for, it may be as simple as a dailywalk listening to bird song or a video call with family or friends, simple pleasures.

So, What's on your workdesk this Wednesday?

Happy crafting