What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #586

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and you know what time it is. Time to snoop. For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

My desk today has some remnants from my Saturday Zoom Craft session. I worked on two things – cardmaking and scrapbooking. On my desk you will see my Copics I used to color some of the mermaid for my card. Do you remember that card background I made a few weeks ago with the circular tool to make bubbles. Well this is the card that I made using it. I made a variety of sentiments bubbles to add to the cards. You can also see my laptop has a new keyboard cover. I bought it thinking it would be fun to spruce up things while also making it easier during these Covid-19 times, to take off and clean regularly. I bought the turquoise ombre to go with the cool cover I showed you a few weeks ago.

Above, I was working on my OLW scrapbook. I am a little behind so I was working on the July prompt. I made my own cards instead of purchasing the available stamps. (See, I can exercise some restraint!) I printed some photos to go and just need to finish the journaling and then on to August quickly before September arrives.

I liked the cards I made so much that I decided to place it prominently on my desk to keep my mojo on high. I am one of those people that perfection can be paralyzing so I love seeing this visual reminder.

Our deal is that on Saturday’s I take a break from mom duties to spend the day and into the evening zoom crafting with my friends. So it was a pleasant surprise last Saturday when my husband went out and bought sushi for dinner. We ate it on the deck with a glass of wine.

Last week I had this lovely visitor. I always like to think that loved ones who has passed greet us through nature. So I think my mum was checking up on my garden when I saw this beautiful dragonfly.

Could someone tell me to stop shopping? I saw these amazing stencils and just had to have them. I want to use them with my distress oxide and then I would like to use them with my new Gel printing plate. I can see great opportunities to use both. If that isn’t enough, you can see the new stamps that arrived yesterday here.

I leave you with nature. I came home from shopping the other day to find several butterflies enjoying those tall Zinnias I showed you a week ago. They must really like them because they didn’t fly away while I snapped photo after photo. I am so happy because I did not see as many Monarch butterflies, as usual, this year. I can’t wait to catch up with you ladies. I hope your week was a good one.



  1. How amazing to see the Monarch butterflies in your garden – I watched a tv programme about their migration, it was fascinating. Just goes to show, if you have plants for pollinators in your garden, they show up! The dragonfly is beautiful too, amazing creatures. Those new stencils are gorgeous, especially the waves, it looks like the famous poster by Hokusai, the Jaoanese artist. You’ll use that a lot no doubt. And the motto could be so right for me too, learning to live with a little imperfection is ok!
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

  2. I finally had some butterflies come to visit too ~ Your new stencils are great, as well as your cards and scrapbook pages ~ Enjoy your week

  3. Carolyn Staton says

    Wow! Love those beautiful butterflies – they really have an amazing migration. Love the mermaid stamp – so pretty and run. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, with love and God Bless, Caro xx (#11)

  4. what a fab dragonfly! the stencils are gorgeous – I wouldnt be able to resist either Have a good week stay safe. Helen #1

  5. Hi Belinda, don’t know where to start there is so much to see here today. I am so loving the stencils and your visitors too. Nice busy desk too. Wishing you a very happy week and a creative woyww, Angela x13x

  6. Gorgeous cards Belinda. I can see why you were tempted by those stencils too. I have really enjoyed colouring with my new Polychromos – you can get such a range of skin tones with them. Gorgeous dragonfly and butterfly photos too. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  7. Susan Renshaw says

    If I had seen those stencils I too would have had to have bought them!!
    Enjoyed reading your page – loved the mermaids…
    Sorry I am so late visiting!
    Stay safe, keep well…happy WOYWW, Susan #19

  8. The butterflies are beautiful and very kind to keep still for you 🙂 great stencils I am sure you have fun with those Angela #29

  9. Ooh Belinda, I’d love to see monarch butterflies! They are absolutely amazing little creatures, with their massive migrations. Your mermaid card looks fun and I love the background you made. Fabulous stencils! It looks as if you are going to be busy. Sorry to be so late visiting this week – been really busy.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #8

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