What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #543

on my desk…

Hello crafty ladies! It’s that time again! 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.

First I need to do some housekeeping. I apologize for not making my rounds last week. I visited exactly 2 desks last week. I just got consumed by life. But I promise to do better this week. Besides, I need to know what you ladies are up to. I also want to apologize for the dark photos. It has been crap weather hear since Sunday. Rainy, cloudy, dreary and chilly. So the lighting in my craft room is a bit funky.

Ok onto my desk. Well it is quite cluttered today with lots of transition stuff. I have lot’s started and none finished… <sigh> Really that’s a reoccuring thing for me as of late. I was inspired by the Paper Source flyer to create similar designs with my own stuff. One card had beautiful wreath with a sentiment on the inside. I really liked the simplicity of it. So I layed out the catalog and opened my Silhouette. I found a lovely Christmas Holly wreath in my library of files and sized it for an A6 cardfront. Then I tried two different cardstock until I found the right weight. This was a piece of Bazzill paper from way back that was nice and thick. Some of the cheaper cardstock are too thin and often have a white core. The only thing is I will need to carefully remove them from the sheet because my blade is starting to dull. Below you can see one that I successfully removed.

You can also see one of my new additions to my coloring book collection. Collection is the right word because boy do I have many. 🙂 Below you can see the first page I colored. It’s the title page.

I saw a crafter on Youtube use gold embossing power on black and had to try it with two of my new background stamps. See the picture below. I love the chic look. I will definitely doing this more often.

My final pictures is a pile on the floor beside my desk. It’s there because two days ago, I crossed the police tape and ventured into my craft closet a.k.a. Pandora’s box. I have been stumped trying to find some of my Christmas supplies and cards I worked on last year. I realized it had to be in the closet so I went for it. I didn’t want to go in there because I would be forced to clean and purge. (Neither are my favorite tasks.) Luckily they were not in too deep so I escaped without a rescue team! So that messy pile is actually some really cool stuff I will go through to begin my holiday card making process. So stay tuned for that.

Well enough from me, I need to stop typing so I can come visit you and snoop!



  1. Lots of lovely things to see on your desk this week but I particularly like the delicate wreath diecut and the gold on black, very chic!
    Hugs LLJ 6 xx

  2. That red wreath is really cute. The gold looks classy on black too Belinda. Glad you found what you needed in the cupboard without having to do much sorting. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  3. Lots going on and I darent show you my floor.
    I’m all top show you see heehee

  4. Diana Taylor says

    I’m loving the gold on black – very classy and elegant. The red wreath is beautiful too.
    Hope you have a great week,
    Diana x #16

  5. I love the holly wreath (I fear my patience at removing it would be rapidly lost… ) the gold and black looks stunning. Have a great week Helen #8

  6. Gold embossing on gold always looks stunning, they will make awesome backgrounds. I too have many supplies in places I just can not get too… i’m in the process of trying to gather things together to help me remember and find but it’s very slow going.. Have fun creating and playing, you have many things to keep you busy.
    Happy WoywW Tracey #3

  7. Glad you survived the closet without being held up for an indefinite length of time!
    The die cut wreath is really cool and I love your coloring! Your gold on black is very elegant! Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #24

  8. Great project today. Always love gold embossing on black, gorgeous. Wishing you a very happy woyww and a lovely creative week, Angela x17x

  9. What a hive of industry, Belinda! The red Silhouette cut is fabulous – I know how frustrating it can be when your blade is getting blunt, but it looks gorgeous. As for the black and gold paper, this I have to try. It looks absolutely stunning! Really rich and exotic. Thank you for your lovely comment. Once I perfect the white stamping on the teabags I can move onto the project proper – these are just practice ones. I’m not going to reveal what it is just yet – sorry to be a tease! I’m not sure it’s even going to work at all. The trouble is, I haven’t got much time to do it at the moment. Glad you liked the cooking this week. We had some more of the veggie stew today and I think it was even better, after another stint in the slow cooker!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #21

  10. Stunning embossing and I love the wreath die, it looks so elegant. Happy crafting
    sandra de @9

  11. Angela Hoynes says

    Wishing you a very happy woyww! I just love the look of gold embossing on black, must try that. I must make a start on my Christmas cards this week too.

  12. thanks for your visit earlier.
    How gorgeous is that gold on black!?!? I will have to borrow that idea, definitely. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Christine #20

  13. Hi Belinda. Lovely wreath – it will take a lot of patience to get each one out. The gold on black looks so classy! Well done. Very proud of you venturing into your closet without a hard hat and rope to pull you out if necessary!!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  14. Shaz in Oz.x says

    Lovely work on black gold embossed backgrounds Belinda and also the wreath very pretty think you’ve forgotten to add photo of pile beside desk by last paragraph description?
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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

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