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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

WOYWW

The very first Going Buggy monthly challenge will start tomorrow, Thursday

Letraset are offering prizes to two winners so come and join in



I haven't joined in with WOYWW on Julia's blog for ages, if you haven't joined in with this, do have a go  it's great fun. WOYWW? It stands for what's on your workdesk Wednesday, and it's a chance to hop around all sorts of blogs and see photos of peoples workspace. This can be rewarding and frustrating at the same time. Rewarding in a smug sort of way because you realise that there are people out there who are even messier than you, frustrating because you see the most beautifuly organised spaces..... you will notice that my photos are pretty heavily cropped, that is so that nobody can see the utter chaos that is my desk

So, as usual there is a load of paper on there, I have been playing around with my Cricut, and cutting some borders and mats for stamping. I had the idea that I would make a great pile of them so that I would always have ready cut mats and borders to hand, but realised that I could spend the rest of my life cutting, and I still wouldn't have the right colours in the right shapes....

I found some pretty cuts though, see the grey one? It's a circle of butterflies, I have an idea for that one..... and I love some of the borders on the next photo. I was using Elegant Edges and the Circle Sophie cartridge for these cuts.  Mr Blogger is being particularly difficult today, and won't let me put the text where I want it, so you'll have to scroll down 
  

 Here's a very quick little card I made, using a Lili of the Valley image, I fancied a monochrome look, I find a lot of young parents aren't into the blue or pink thing, so I used grey - why not! 


I am entering this into three challenges (another new year resolution, to get out there a bit more)

Allsorts: New Beginnings
The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

I am planning a kitchen makeover soon - not a new kitchen, just a makeover, new worktops, sink, hob etc etc. It's all at the planning stage, but look what I found in John Lewis sale, the perfect curtains for the french window - a cancelled order by someone who probably lives next door, as they are a perfect fit, and at half price I had to have them, although it is rather putting the cart before the horse.....I can see it all now, pale grey walls, lovely green plants,  splashes of yellow ......



See you tomorrow

59 comments:

  1. Hi again Enfys - 2 comments in 2 days eh?
    such a pretty card - will have to bear that in mind about neutral baby cards
    have a nice day
    Debz
    xx

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  2. Happy New year to you. I hope 2012 is a full, busy, fun and creative time for you. Love the intricate cuts you've done. I know what you mean about putting the cart before the horse with the curtains; we bought a new lounge suite before the extension had even begun so was a bit squashy for a while!
    Neil#49(ish)

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  3. hiyah en!
    wow you have been busy pressing buttons hun and your little lotv card is just gorgeous.
    I have to say though that i had to rub my eyes at milo's new piccy in the side bar! he looks so grown up! bless him.
    Have a great day hun, can't wait to see your challenge for tomorrow
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  4. see, I did exactly the same on my Silhouette, and gave up, when I realized, like you that they would never be the right colour, or size!!

    xx

    Lou WOYWW

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  5. hi en...busy cricut today by the looks of it and oh boy I love your new kitchen curtains...thanks for the crafty snoop...hugs kath xxx (29)

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  6. Hello Enfys, I love the monochrome look and your card is fab. I recognise some of your cards, especially the peek-a-boo Forever Friends one published. I hope you won't mind if I put your blinkie on my blog, is so nice.

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  7. Your blog is a hymn to beautiful, subtle greys today! Love the baby card, it's very elegant. I'd buy it!! And your curtains are gorgeous, what a bargain - I can see your kitchen now as well, it's going to look very smart :D
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

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  8. Curtains are beautiful, love the card, Hugs May x x x x x

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  9. Hi lots of lovely cuts there to play with. Love your New Baby card, a great colour idea. Hugs x ChrisB

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  10. Gorgeous card, I love this lOTV image but love the way you've coloured it. I'll have to have a look at WOYWW, now I have a smart desk (even if everything on it is messy!)

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  11. Your card looks lovely. And that's quite a piece of machine that you have there! I finally bought a Cuttlebug.

    The curtains are great and I can just visualize your kitchen. Very nice, indeed. Don't forget to post photos!!

    Kay
    WOYWW #92

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  12. Aww, it’s good to see you again Enyfs!

    What a lucky find those curtains were (love the colours) and how exciting to have a kitchen revamp.
    Mine’s looking quite tied and could do with a coat of paint but it’s the washing down of the walls and ceiling that’s putting me off doing it.
    Might just have to find a man who can, Lol!

    Looks like you have a very busy desk for the beginning of a new crafting year and I look forward to seeing what you do with all those lovely frames that you’ve cut.

    Happy Crafting!
    And a Happy New Year.
    Sue
    x

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  13. That is a lovely baby card, and suitable for anyone. My Silhouette lives on a shelf right next to me and when I want a mat or shape, all I have to do is pull it down stick the plugs in ans get busy. the I need to work out the right sizes for a given project. We bought the furniture for the conservatory before ordering the building so that was a bit tight too. xx Maggie #73

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  14. I can just image your kitchen now having seen the bargain curtains, well don you:) I love your cute little baby card and the cuts you have achieved with the cricut makes me want to go and do it now too.

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  15. Happy New Year En, It's lovely to see you on WOYWW so that we can have a good nosey at your space!!!
    I always think I should cut out lots of die cuts ready for when I want them but never do. Yours are gorgeous, so inticate.
    I love the LOTV card too. Grey is perfect for a baby but I would never have thought of it, so thanks for the inspiration!!
    Hugs Lisax #112

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  16. awww I love love love that card!!! and your fabric is sooo pretty can't wait to see your makeover!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  17. Really cute baby card, love the gray. How exciting about the kitchen makeover.

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  18. Talking of putting the cart before the horse - I want those curtains for my house that I havn't yet moved in to!!! Happy New Year to you. Love the baby card. Tracey. X

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  19. Love those cuts outs and the card if gorgeous (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

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  20. thanks for hopping over to my blog, love the card x

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  21. ooh, lovely intricate cut outs and such a lovely monochrome card.

    Thanks for sharing
    Kyla

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  22. Hmmn! Am I a messy crafter or a tidy crafter I wonder?! This week is tidy in comparison to a few weeks ago I can tel you.
    Love that flutterby mat!! That card is mighty cute too! As I have to make a Baby Girl card I might take the tip of grey card! Thanks!

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  23. Lots of lovely cut outs there! I have a bunch of die-cuts filed but I rarely use them as they are not the right colour or size or I just plain forget to look before I cut more of the same, lol!
    I love your new curtains! Hey, it's good to have a starting off point for your colours and it seems you have found yours!
    xoxo Karen

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  24. Beautiful card.
    Have a great week.
    Von #18

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  25. Well now I want both of those carts! LOL! Cute card!

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  26. Love the curtains and your colour ideas for your kitchen.

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  27. Pretty shapes! I love that cute card - I'm so attracted to cards with white backgrounds right now. Looks awesome! Happy Wednesday! Tammy #76

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  28. I am still laughing at the "heavily cropped" comment. I can totally relate to that! I have my WOYWW weeks like that too! Pretty projects! Love that LOTV baby...I have that one too, one of my faves!

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  29. that is a beautiful baby card! and nice curtains!

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  30. Wow Enfys, that's a LOT of cutting! Beautiful shapes, and they look even better en masse like that! Awesome.

    I'm looking forward to getting to grips with Sheba, my new Black Cat Cougar cutter, but so far since Christmas, haven't really felt well enough to spend time in my ARTHaven, but I haven't been idle even though stuck on the settee - I've made a video today! It's on its way up to Youtube now, and should be on my blog tomorrow.

    Happy WOYWW and happy New Year,
    Shoshi #60

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  31. Great idea for a neutral card, instead of the general Yellow!

    Thank you!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  32. fabulous cricut cutting, mine wont even cut out without ripping what ever you put in it, hasnt worked since they day I got it

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  33. Your cards and curtains look gorgeous. I think grey and white are such soothing colours. Looking forward to some pics of the kitchen makeover.

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  34. Gorgeous card Enfys! Neutral is good :)

    Re. the kitchen make over - we did similar just over a year ago and I got quite a few things such as new sinks and taps online - vastly cheaper than elsewhere and exactly the same thing! Good luck - at least you have the curtains to work to for colours :)) Di xx

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  35. Gorgeous mats and borders. The grey worked well too on the card.
    Have a great day

    Carol

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  36. Its great to see you back again, I hope you have a Happy 2012. I love the card, its gorgeous and those curtains are really pretty :)

    Sorry I am a bit late in visiting this week but I hope you had a great WOYWW, Karen xx (#108)

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  37. Nice to see you back .You sure have been playing and cutting some gorgeous die cuts.Have happy woyww and healthy creative 2012
    judex 10

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  38. love the card, but I am a monchromatic type of person so naturally I would. Love the colors in your curtains also. You must take pictures when your through. Hope you have a wonderful New Year

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  39. wow this is gorgeous love allthe shapes you have created x

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  40. Thanks for visiting! Welcome back to WOYWW! I too could cricut for ages! Good luck with the kitchen redo! you will have to share pics along the way! -Amanda 28

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  41. What a sweet baby card, Enfys. Love the image ;- )

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  42. Oh you don't even want to think about looking at my workspace. I clean it up when I get frustrated with it and before I know it, it is a mess again. I don't know how I can overcome this and I'm not sure if I should really try. Those cuts you have on your desk are beautiful, I've heard a lot about that Elegant Edges cartridge, but haven't seen it in any of the stores around here.

    The kitchen curtains look lovely, I love the color combo.

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  43. Those curtains are a dream and a pefect match for most of the borders you have cut. I reckon curtains are as good a way to start planning a kitchen as anything.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  44. Hello Enfys, very nice to see you here again. Surprised you're still on that side of the pond though and not this side, lol! Love the new curtains, always good to keep an eye on the finished look, especially at a good price! Pretty die cuts too, but I never end up using things I've cut out or pre-coloured, always want something else! I said just the other night to Hubby that I could just as easily make fingerless gloves or wrist warmers from a sock pattern, perhaps I should give it a go!

    Hugs
    Brenda 75

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  45. I love that baby card! I've not seen anything like that before. Well done on that bargain, those curtains are gorgeous!

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  46. Is is ok to crop off most of your work space in a WOYWW? LOL I love the cuts. Those are to cartridges I don't have. I was playing with When it is cold outside and it has some amazing snow flakes. I was having trouble. They have a lot of detail and I would cut 3 and it would act like I needed to change the blade. Does that sound right to you? It is a pain because I want to cut a lot of them.
    Your kitchen sounds very nice. I love the curtains. I had a blue gray kitchen once. It gave me depressing feeling. It had been a very very bright yellow before I painted it that blue gray. I may have just been me. You will have to show us when it is done.

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  47. A stunning baby card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  48. Wow! love all the Cricut designs! and that butterfly circle is especially lovely! x

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  49. Aw Enfys, that card is sweet, and a lovely soft grey, so it's perfect. Am with you on the die cutting thing, I used to spend ages cutting alphas in various colours, soon learned my lesson! Like your circuit cuts though, some of those are incredibly detailed, lovely! And hey...I never crop my desk photos...be brave, girlfriend, we wanna see!!!

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  50. I love those curtains! :) They'll look great in a kitchen. Happy New Year!

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  51. I'm not usually smitten by images on cards but that bubby one is very cute even I have to admit.I love the neutral tones.

    Thanks for stopping by mine :)

    Carmen x
    #63

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  52. Love the curtains and that card. Anne x

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  53. love your card and thanks for reminding me of the awesome die cuts I can get on my cricut haven't used it in about 2 months... so busy with the holidays and making videos thanks for visiting my WW have a great day Peggy

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  54. I very much like the neutral colored baby card. And it is good for parents who aren't telling. I agree that it sounds like a good idea to punch and cut out a whole bunch in advance so they will be there when you need them. But truly, you are right you won't have the right color when the time comes. Or in my case, you won't know where you put them.

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  55. That is such pretty fabric for your curtains :) Pretty card! Thanks for the snoop of your workspace.

    katie (138)

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  56. Enfys your card is sooo `beautiful` !
    `Happy New Year` to you and yours my `friend` :) xxx
    Thanks for always stopping by and leaving me such sweet comments!!lotsa loves xxx

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  57. Hi there Enfys, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing that really wonderfully cute card and so agree with you on the colours! also agree with you on blogger not co-operating with us when we try and do up our posts. Happy belated WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

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  58. Lovely lovely collection of things you cut with your cricut! I had a cricut but I have since gone to a silhouette. You asked me on my blog where my legs go under the table.. there is like a recess of space about 6 inches from the desktop to the storage units below. On the wooden table, that is a counter top height, so when I am working there, I stand :) Thanks for visiting my blog this week!
    Julie

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  59. Love you blog had a good nose while I was here - bit late visiting but it was worth it - love the pattern on you bargain curtains

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x