Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Big Mess - Workdesk Wednesday

A big mess - that's what I have to show for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday as I join in with Julia and the gang over at Stamping Ground.

Christmas is rearing it's head on my desk this week. It has suddenly come upon me that Christmas will soon be here so I pulled out all the stamps and papers and have been working on cards and gift boxes. I am purposefully not showing you the floor where most of the said stamps and papers are. I groan just seeing it. I couldn't bring myself to take a picture!

These are the two mini boxes I've made up. They will be filled with sweets (good ol' Cadbury for my American friends - they cost a fortune over here but yum!) and tied with curly ribbon and gift tags with names on. I have a few more to make.

These are my first two attempts at shaker cards. There is another on my desk - a window view. It's not quite finished and I'm trying to decide between two sentiments.

Another Christmas card. This one has an embossed image. I'm not sure whether to do something to the image to make it stand out more. Picture was taken last night so forgive the shadow.

Well, that's it for now. I feel a little more in control of cards as I have a few made now and some more in the works. I'm going to start gathering 'kid' pictures so I can start on Mum's calendar. The pages are completely blank - I have to fill in dates and months and decorate each page by hand. I've been doing it for years. It's not as easy now the 'kids' are all in their twenties, but Mum really enjoys it so I've got to dig up photos I've taken all year.

I'm off to look around other desks. Thanks for all the visits and comments!


  1. Love the shaker cards, Happy WOYWW, Vicky#25

  2. Hi Sharon,love the cards. Reminds me I need to start on some tags! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xx

  3. Hi Sharon. Great fun cards - particularly like Santa stuck in the chimney!!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  4. Your shaker cards are delightful! And it is nice to see a desk that has seen some action! A busy desk means lots of creating going on! #43

  5. OH Sharon what a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing all your Christmas cards... you gave me inspiration and laughter (I NEED that Christmas Checklist stamp - Grin). YOur shaker cards a fabulous, I too am in the process of creating a few, but I am finding them to be a LOT Of work... what's your oppinion? Thanks for the visit and lovely comment you left me earlier and Happy WOYWW from Lynne in Canada #2

  6. Hi Sharon, Loving the cards and Christmas gift boxes. Wonder why Cadburys is so expensive over there.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Oh by the way you are No.32, not 35.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  7. great cards! Have a fab week Helen #3

  8. great selection there. The calendar sounds a lot of work. Anne x #13

  9. Oh, you could have shown the deskers are very non judgmental and understand mess completely! Am loving your cards and it made me laugh that you buy Cadbury's to give as presents :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xxx

  10. I'm constantly sweeping my floor from the little cut paper pieces so floor views are understandable. Very nice cards! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great week!
    Carol N #30

  11. Your shaker cards are great! I really like the ornament one! Gives me some ideas! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

  12. Loving the Christmas cards and your messy desk, makes me feel quite at home Lol! Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 14

  13. Your shaker cards look fantastic! I know the agony that comes from spilling the mess onto the floor. I sometimes just gather all the stuff in a big box, stash it somewhere and promptly forget about it. Not a good long-term strategy! Thanks for visiting earlier! Hope you have a good week! zsuzsa #28

  14. Great cards and the chocolate boxes will look very festive with their ribbons.
    sandra de @26

  15. Hello Sharon. Your desk looks like you have been busy with all the cards and goodies you are making. I love your shaker cards and seeing those boxes reminds me I should add them to my list also as we are hosting Christmas dinner here. Thanks for visiting me earlierqnd have a fantastic week.Hugs Always ~Anne L#19

  16. Super cute boxes and love the shaker cards. I haven't made a shaker card in years, I guess they've come back around as cool! I'm so behind lol! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Adorable cards! I wonder if you couldn't bring out the embossing on the one by using a distressing tool with a light hand and rubbing ink on the top? My mom, Okienurse, is the one who does that stuff... I rarely emboss. ❤️ Have a great week! ~Heather~ #47

  18. Wow, you have been busy with your Christmas cards, haven't you, Sharon! Great stuff, and they are really fun. Thank you for your lovely visit to my blog - glad you like the cats! My hubby loved that card. I had intended to make it for him for Valentine's last year but I was ill, so I did it for him a year late! I so agree with you about the chocolate. Choccie vies for first place along with cake in Shoshi's life!!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #42

  19. Very clever and cute cards. They will make someone smile for sure.
    Tell me it true? Xmas calories don't count? Why I've been lied to for years...LOL!
    Chris #27

  20. Hi Sharon, Love your Crafty Christmas Stuff! Your desk looks like mine when I am on a roll! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Hugs, Ginny M#34

  21. Hi Sharon,
    Well done on getting your work underway on the card making and sweet boxes too, Cadbury is nice and cheap here, as we make our own, downunder. I love it but on a ban at the moment... want to lose some before Christmas :D
    Happy belated WOYWW! Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x #9

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  22. I love 'Christmas Calories Don't Count!' You do some awesome work! x

  23. So many wonderful Christmas things on desks and I've not done anything for anything lately, now have nasty cough so even less inclined, oh dear Thanks for visiting BJ#43

  24. What fab cards - I especially like the one with three baubles.
    Love your crackers, and the thoughts of Cadbury's inside - yum yum!
    Hugs, Neet (sorry, I am so late) xx


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