Wednesday, 13 December 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 445

Wow, deskers. I mean, WOW. We are skating toward Christmas now and it feels as if there are no brakes!
I've taken a slightly angled shot of my desk - for the first time in (probably) 444 desk weeks, I cant let you see the right hand end; not because it's too messy, I can't remember ever being that proud. There are a couple of pressies there, waiting to be wrapped. 
Right there on my working space is the result of a test run with the new embossing folder - nice bit of knitting. It's a varied dimension folder, so that you only use the base shim and one acrylic plate in the Big Shot. Works a charm when you read the instructions! The oblongs of scrapbook paper folded in half are origami style gift card holders. I found the how-to on YouTube on Sunday and made 10 in about 15 minutes. Nice and easy, and I'm up early to finish them - they are gifts for the wonderful care staff who look after our sainted Mama, and shift patterns dictate that we give as we see now, and I'm visiting today. See you at your place as soon as I get back? Hope so. Put WOYWW in your post tittle and link it here. Great.

25 comments:

Helen said...

wow you are very early!! that sounds a fab embossing folder; but fancy having to read instructions; whatever next!! Have a great time visiting your Mama. Helen #1

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so agree re it racing towards the date too, Julia, .. truly skating by!
well done on making some lovely gift cards for those who care for your mum, a great idea indeed!
Happy WOYWW,
Shaz in Oz.x #2

Bubbles said...

GORGEOUS embossing folder - and the plain cardstock really shows up the pattern... wonder how it goes on other paper/card?
I was late with the tree and decs this year - nothing was up and ready until the 10th November... but all my shopping is done as far as pressies go - just the food to get in now :)
Have a wonderful week,
Bubbles
#3
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Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's great when you find a crafting idea that is useful and easy! Those little gift holders are great. Hope the visiting goes well.
Hugs LLJ 5 xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia. Christmas is definitely approaching in the fast lane! The embossing folder looks great! Very clear and detailed. I have it on my to do list to watch some you tubes on embossing. Have a lovely week, Heather #6

BJ said...

Loving your Christmas papers and the gift card holders so many in so little time - go you! I have actually made some Christmas cards, don't fall off your chair, 'twas for my SWAP group plus Mum Son and Hubby, so 11 in all. Horrah. Did make a journal page as well and have some more cards pending too. Unbelievable. BJ#10

Annie said...

I’ve looked hard but can’t find the knitting in your pic. Either I’m missing something or it doesn’t involve needles and wool down your way 😀😀😀
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Sarah Brennan said...

Sorry Julia, I seem to have linked up twice. Probably because I've got used to having a lie in over the last few days. That embossing folder looks great. Glad you had such fun with LLJ. Happy WOYWW Sarah #12

Mrs.D said...

Morning, that embossing folder looks fab, who makes it, I have some very knitty friends.
Love Chris

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, the embossing folder sounds interesting. I have just bought one of the new foldaway big shots so would love to see more of what you're doing. There seems to be lots of shims and plates available, more so than what I used with my Cuttlebug so still trying to find out what I really need to buy to go with it. Happy woyww, Angela x13x

Anne said...

Hello Julia. I have that embossing folder/ or one like it - mine is Stampin Up. You sound/look a more prepared than I am. As I said should be visiting with mum yesterday and today - 'plans of mice and men' Hope I can still manage to go before the big day. It's 150 miles - down the M5 plus finding somewhere to stay :-( Hope you enjoyed your visit with your Mum. Anne x #15

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Your desk is very tidy. The embossing folder looks very useful.

Christmas sure is coming in fast. Before we know it will be 2018.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #17

sandra de said...

I rarely read the instructions but it looks like it was worth reading to get such a lovely textured piece. Have a great week.
sandra de @18

Neet said...

Love the look of that embossing you have done. Can think of lots of things to do with that pattern.
How lovely to hand out so many gift cards - enjoy your visit.
Hugs Neet 4 xx

laurie said...

oh my gosh you lost me a bit with the technical jargon but I do know this is beautiful! I love all the tools you use and results of them,, its beautiful and you're so talented at it! Laurie # 22

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, your desk looks festive today. It's those papers, of course. I like the knitting folder - very winter sweaterish. Enjoy your visit to your mother - I'm imagining that there is a festive feel to the home by now, and have a wonderful week ahead. Hugs, Elizabeth x #23

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, I have a cable knit EF like that- forgotten about, as always. Thank you for the card- you have the honour of being first one received this year. That die is gorgeous, I think you may have enabled me there- was it from E-Bay or Aliexpress? No desk this week, I'm fine, just had nothing I could really show,and I've been finishing of some Christmas cards- ran out of larger ones!
Love & hugs to you both, Shaz XxX

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Colorful papers and a neat embossing folder used on that card.It would be really cute used on a Big Mitten die I have. I bought my grandson a unique Origami book for one gift..Using $ bills. He loves creating and I love the book store. It's a Great idea for pretty papers. Enjoy a great week.

Ellie said...

Hey Julia
Yes we are barrelling towards Christmas, it's scary how fast the weeks are passing.
Have a good week
Ellie #25

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Julia, is that one of those really thick Stampin' up folders? ( I picked up the wood grain one a while back and looked at that and thought holy cow don't break your big shot and never played with it) so, I guess I will have to see if I have instructions. ( I toss packaging ) lol ha ha ~Stacy #26

Cheetarah said...

That is a lovely embossing pattern indeed! And so thoughtful of you to make a little something for the care takers, I bet they will love it :) Have a wonderful week! (Not linking up this week, but still stopping by to say hi :) xo Cheetarah

Dorlene Durham said...

Your desk is full of Christmas cheer. I love the papers and projects are piled up. What's that blue thingy on the left? My guess is a speaker, but not sure if you have some sort of cool tool there. LOL Have a wonderful week! Dorlene #28

Christine said...

Love the idea of the gift card envelope.
That embossing folder sounds very technical to me... looks good though.
Enjoy your week
Christine #13

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I've just got myself a score board so I can make my own envelopes. It's so easy - I should have got one years ago. I expect your origami envis are very similar to the ones I made with the score board. Happy crafting! zsuzsa #16

misteejay said...

Time really is racing away.
I have more cards to finish off than I care to count **groan** and they have to be ready for Saturday for the last crop of the year.
Toni xx