Wednesday 29 June 2022

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 682

A slightly staged edition at this desk. Not to cover the indecent mess, but to show that I’ve been doing something! Hurrah!

There’s a story, of course. A customer of my shop (closed at least 15 years ago) and I would bump into each other occasionally at craft events or in local coffee shops. We lost touch gradually, and of course, lockdown sealed it good and proper. Fast forward to this May and I bumped into her at Salisbury Cathedral’s Festival of Flowers. Our diaries are silly and we aren’t geographic neighbours anymore, so in order to see her and catch up, she suggested I go to one of her Stampin Up! Workshops. It was last weekend, and the cards you see there are what I made whilst chatting, swigging coffee and being very smiley. Great morning; had forgotten what a tonic a workshop really can be! So the cards are spread out to cheer me whilst I do other stuff. There’s a square blue card from my small stash of cards for men, waiting to be written and posted. There’s also a couple of tags in bags…they explain the teeny photo gifts that are contained with them and are waiting to be sent too. I enjoyed making them, an oasis of just a few minutes in a rather lovely weekend.
I have some (more) new stash to play with and so have every intention of doing that. Wish me luck whilst showing me yours!


Mary Anne said...

Lol! And so the merchant becomes the customer! Circle of craft…
Happy Woyww
Mary Anne

Sarah Brennan said...

Looks like a great workshop Julia and glad you managed to catch up with your friend. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Helen said...

How exciting to actually go to a workshop! the resulting cards look fabulous - love the blue leafy scrolly one! enjoy playing with your new stash too. The tennis is stopping me playing with mine! Helen #1

Marit said...

I haven't been to, or taught, a live workshop in years and hope to visit a craft-fair next month for the first time since... oh, I dunno, 2017? I'm looking forward to it and your post only makes me more excited! Can't wait to see who I will bump into... I do love your cards. Enjoy your week dear, hug from Holland! Marit #4

Annie said...

Oh how lovely...a workshop and what a lot you did there. Fab cards. Really can’t wait for our crop...but I’m sure I will be that productive.
Annie x

Kyla said...

Ooh lovely, serendipity that you met up at the flower show. Ah mens cards, if they dont like sport, booze or gardening i struggle with them!!
Kyla #9

Lillianb said...

Its great to catch up with friends and glad you had a great time.

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian b

Susan Renshaw said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

You are so right about the workshops they are a great chance to meet others and learn new stuff and it looks like you've come home with some great results. It's even better if you have a crafty friend with you. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x12x

Diana Taylor said...

I am loving the cards - that fern one especially caught my eye. So lovely to catch up with an old friend and have craft time too - it sounds like a lot of fun.
Hope you have a lovely week,
Diana xx #13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you had a good time at the workshop, the cards are great.
Hugs LLJ 5 xx

Tracy said...

Goood morning Julia 😊 what a treasure trove your desk is this morning filled with your gorgeous creations from a joyful weekend 💕 so good to read about catching up with your friend 🥰 sounds like you had the best of times ⭐ Enjoy your new stash 😘 psssst I spied a gorgeous book of to the left of your desk as well🥰 Wishing you a beautiful week ahead with love and hugs Tracy #14 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

The workshop sounds so much fun and lovely cards made in the process. Checking in this week, but still have a post to write! Sending you hugs and smilies. xx zsuzsa

Lynnecrafts said...

Great you caught up with your friend and had fun at her workshop Julia! Your cards are lovely.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 6

Crafting With Jack said...

Good morning Julia, I went back to bed this morning🥱🤣 you seemed to have worked hard in your workshop. I do like the bottle card. Found myself singing “10 green bottles standing 0n a wall”. Not that all yours are green and you don’t have 10 🤣. Did you have a craft shop? Did you craft while you were working? I see a book to the left - crafting or reading? Happy WOYWW. Angela #10

Neet said...

Love the thoughts of an SU workshop - they seem to do the most amazing cards. So, eager to peek I had to enlarge but it didn't go larger, ah well, a careful peer and happy face on - lovely work Julia.
How lovely it must have been to touch base with an old friend. Funny how pandemic put so much space between us all.
Hugs, Neet 11 (slept in this morning) xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Like others I think a crafty get together sound fun, and WOW! What lovely makes you brought home. I’ve been to a few SU meets and they’re more productive that my WOYWW was.. what special one that was too.

Love leaf one and floral on top .. interesting variety. I’m finally WOYWWing by refusing to do anything else no matter how much noise it made today. I’ve too much to share as usual.. but mostly pics not talk. So slow these days .. in writing post and comments.

Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Christine said...

How brill to go to a workshop, and off the cuff . . . excellent!
Great selection of cards.
Take care
Christine #21

Mariane said...

It is always nice to show what one is doing. I love your Desk - it looks wonderful with all your art on it!! ... Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week!!

Mariane #19

Lindart said...

Ho fun is that! I haven't been to a Stampin' Up card making workshop in years! Sounds like you had a great time catching up, and a nice bunch of cards and tags to boot! Have a great week, Lindart #23

BJ said...

Oh my- Super late today. I go food shopping Wednesday mornings so life kinda gets in the way and what with one thing and another I am only just up at my desk now, despite taking my photo first thing! But I was determined to showcase the adorable duplicate ATC you sent me. Love it LOADS, so very special.
Loving your positivity after the workshop. Maybe I could do with one of those. Great that you met up with an old friend too, how super. I'm banking some dies from Kraft Crazy so maybe that will give me the incentive to do some crafting, new dies usually do..
Happy WOYWW - Hugs BJ the oh so very late today #24

StampinCarol said...

How wonderful to get together with fellow crafters! And what a great new stash! Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #22

Spyder said...

Hi! On this very sunny day! Sorry I'm late. Your Cards look fabulous...can I pretend it's my birthday! My crafty space is in a sunroom this week but with two dogs to play with, I've not done much/any crafting. Have a Happy Week anda happy WOYWW!? ((Lyn)) same as last week #16

ps, I can login to your blog first click this week too