Wednesday, 23 February 2022


 Happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and I hope those in the UK survived the 3 storms we had in the past few days.  Boy it was windy, then floods, then hail, more rain and then more wind!  Red alerts from the Met office (let alone 2) are thankfully rare.

Anyway, on my desk this week is an absolute mess!

I am making the last of my Christmas cards (well until November).  Most years I try to make 20 cards by the end of January.  However, this year has been a bit manic and like many of you, by the time I finish work I am too knackered to do anything let alone housework or crafting.  However I have managed to make 18 cards in readiness for Christmas!!  I know, the C word, BUT I do find making this many at the start of the year just takes a little bit of pressure off the latter end of the year.

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are "Judge Blames Suspect Mayor!"  Well, as I live near a city with a Mayor that are currently undergoing a bit of "debate" regarding their budget probably best not to comment!  

I am now going to put my festive papers, off cuts, stamps and toppers away and I need to crack on with making some birthday cards as I have gotten a little low on them in the past couple months.

So, do share, whats on your workdesk?


Wednesday, 9 February 2022


 Morning all, just a quick update from me this week, on my desk is my one sketch a day journal my brother and sis in law got me for Christmas.  Rather than stressing and trying to do a sketch a day I am doing as suggested by a fellow Bristol Urban Sketcher and doing one every couple of days (or about every 3 or 4 days as it turns out).

Whilst some of the sketches have been exploring shading etc I must admit I am loving doing various cartoon sketches, especially Rod Biddulph (which is the girl with the red haired top knot on the top right of the book)!!  His videos are so easy to follow and just suit my learning style (aimed at kids, I am not going to pretend, but I enjoy them and that's the point!).

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week....ooooh, it's been a while since I thought about him but 'Indicted Prez Bites Wife'!!!!  No comment, moving swiftly along, What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?


Wednesday, 2 February 2022


Happy hump day where we share What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Well, on my desk this week its a bit of a mess to be honest.  I am finishing off my February 365 Journal (amazed I am only a couple days behind!) and also on my desk is my Moleskin sketchbook.

I realised from the comments last week the image wasn't too clear so this was the stamp that I was using and I must admit I do love this saying.

This is a closeup of my sketchbook.  At the weekend the Bristol Urban Sketchers that I have belonged to for quite a few years now did a virtual zoom sketch from Mahon in Spain!!  I decided to sketch 3 locations, one was a night scene on the edge of the coast with all the buildings and boats lit up, one was a rocky coast and the one in the middle a lovely old building.

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week (ironically) are actually 'Convict Dog bites Star!!'   or possibly 'Convict star bits dog'

Happy crafting