Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WOYWW 247 and a Late SOS

Last week for my Workdesk Wednesday post I shared not only the rolltop desk that I own but one made specifically for paper crafters that I covet.  Lots of you asked when and if I was going to get that new desk.  I'm not going to because the desk I have is perfectly functional.  However, if a chainsaw wielding maniac comes into my house and chops my desk in half, you know what the replacement desk will be!
Several of you commented that you liked my desk and its drawers and cubbies, but having them means you have to keep the desk tidy enough to access them.  Yes, exactly.  Now you know part of why I try to keep it neat.  Another reason is below.
He doesn't have a chainsaw, but he's definitely a maniac and he wants access to my desk.  The empty spot on top of my desk is so he can sit and greet us as we are coming and going.
Here's a card I made to link up to the Shopping Our Stash (SOS) challenge but somehow I never got around to it before it ended.  The theme was embellishments and this card has a whole passel of tiny blings on it and some paper flowers.  It is pale and pastel-ly and watercolored with gelatos.  I know!  It's like I was pretending to be someone else!

The Fine Print: Fancy dress stamp by Stampendous, paper flowers by Prima, non-chainsaw wielding maniac by Mother Nature.  And in case you want to know what stuff is on my desk for me to play with, I have stuff for a Merry Monday card, a couple of stamps from last week, and whole stack of new Iris Folding patterns.  Woot!


vicki said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! Aww your cat look so sweet and I'm in love with your gorgeous desktop!!
Vic x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Where is the real PJ and what have you done with her?? That's very pastelly for you! I like it though...see, you can turn your hand to anything :-)
Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

Carole said...

Your too pretending to be someone else. That card is fantastic, fun and frivolous...sparkle me happy cute.
Thanks for sharing. Be well and stay warm ~ Carole 101

Sharon Madson said...

I can see if I had a kitty, I would have to keep a neater desk. Anyway whatever the reason, I am envious! :) Such a cute card too. Thanks for sharing. #85

Hammers said...

Love the card Judy, such a gorgeous stamp and thanks for visiting earlier. Yep, packing a craft kit is hard! Love the pic of your cat - why do all cats that belong to a family with a crafter want to be on the craft desk? Mine never want to sit on Hubbys boring desk..guess I answered my own question :) Cx #28

Bonnie said...

Oooh! This is really pretty! It's fun to go out of your normal box sometimes!

trisha too said...

Oh-kay, now I get it.

Well then, roll top desk dream = definitely OVER for me!!!

Great card, Princess!

(My cat was pretty ticked I cleaned up the floor; it took away some of her sneaky cat hidey spots!)

Thank you for stopping by this woyww,
#20ish this week with
Jedi mind tricks

Irish Cherokee said...

Know what you mean. Thought I was on the wrong blog for a few seconds. Really nice card for a pretend card. It is nice when you can make people do a double take, scratch their head and say "Wha'." I do it all of the time. Trouble is I am the one say Wha'. LOL.

Janeen said...

ha ha and it just shows us that ANYTHING is possible when we pick up a stamp. even becoming the "girl next door and next door and next door" it's very cute though, love the dress.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Very cute card and kitty!

Heather 105

Wishcraft said...

I'd be hopeless with your desk - 10mins of crafting and there's no way those drawers would be opening! Love your pretty, girlie card... it's lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

catiecuddles said...

Beautiful delicate card and love the desk... I understand completely about the having to keep it tidy though! He he he!

Thanks for sharing!


glitterandglue said...

Your card is lovely, Judy. Ah, yes, puss! They do seem to have this habit of being just where you'd rather they weren't, don't they?!
I actually like the desk you have - so in the absence of a chain saw...... it's gorgeous!
Glad you have now met Mabel, and I'll do my best to let folk know what is going on with the dresses - but it's all VERY top secret as you can imagine.
Have a great week.
Margaret #59

butterfly said...

No need for chainsaws or new desks - as you say, yours is a beautiful piece of furniture and it suits you - barring invaders! I did go and gawp at the Stamp-n-Storage stuff but came to the conclusion that it's designed for more orderly crafters than me... I simply don't have that kind of mind!
Alison xx

MaryH said...

Yes, you must keep a spot for the Kitty to perch so he can keep track of things for you. That is his responsibility, and you must do all you can to aid & abet him in this endeavor. You could be reported to someone, otherwise. Not sure who(m?) but I'm certain there must be someone! Your card is delightfully fashionable with all the bling & bits & I loved the chain saw maniac comment. Could team up with my crazy-eyed Irish lass, hmmm? TFS & giving me a chuckle. Hugs

Carol L said...

Now you're in my league! I'm notorious for missing challenge deadlines :) Hey, at least I'm consistent!
This is beautiful with the dress and pretty flowers! NJ!

jimlynn said...

Now wait a minute! That little kitty is much to cute to be hell on "paws" - you're so nice to make a place for him on your desk too!! What a cutie!
Love your card too.....very pretty background paper and of course the flowers are the perfect addition.
I'm always missing challenges fact, have a post coming up on Friday that was for one last week!

Leslie Hanna said...

NO ONE can create with SO MUCH SPACE! How do you do it? Where is your inspiration? I find mine all over my desk.

Don't get me wrong: I do like it when I do a clean sweep and start over, but it lasts about one card, then it's back to normal.

I'm also allergic to white space. Coincidence? I think not.

Cherie said...

Your card is so feminine and spring-y. It's perfect for a cold, rainy day like it is here. I have about the same amount of space to create and I find it I have more, my mojo goes missing.

Eliza said...

Give Dio a tickle from Yoda and I, I do like his little posse for saying hi and bye. Looks like he is a very messy eater like Yoda, spreading their food everywhere but in their mouths. Very pretty card, so sweet.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 52
Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting

Diane Baker-Williams said...

the card has an air of spring about it. Lovely. Your assistant would not like my desk as there is never a bare spot on it it "help out". You can meet my assistant in my post. Diane #111

Daniella said...

Thank you for your visit and your sweetness! Your desk is wonderful craft desk! No need for the chainsaw!!
Tell me when you make some Iris Folded cards! I'd love to see them!
xxDaniella#2 i'm not sure if i should be happy to be #2

Krisha said...

Wonderful card, are you sure YOU made it? LOL It really is a pretty card.
Thanks for stopping by even though I'm not linked up this week. Just too many "life" things on my plate. (well, really it was a planned playdate with an old friend)

fairy thoughts said...

Now it all makes sense ... The keeping the desk tidy my little drawers are on a shelf so Ivan get at them all the time.but your desk has more style. The pen you see on the desk this week IS the list one but I lost it between taking the picture and going down stairs to write the post it wasn't until I looked at the picture again that I saw it ..... How dumb am I .
Dumb enough to give myself the pressure of decorating the shapes for next week .... Agh!
Pretty card
Janet @38

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Princess Judy,

Your roll top desk is beautiful so I can't imagine any chainsaw weilding action is needed. I like the clear space you have for kitty. Very thoughtful of you!

Your card is very pretty - I do love the pastels.

Thank you for visiting me already!
Happy belated WOYWW
Kay (5)

Karen Ives said...

Love to see your desk each week. pretty card too. Karen #44

Shaz Brooks said...

Lovely card, and I can just imagine the carnage when your gorgeous feline decides its desk sitting time!New link at #102, as my first one linked to last week. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz XX

Julia Dunnit said...

Ya see, I was a going to comment that the pastels! dressy card was out of character....but of course it's not really is it, because you're a artist and a artist is a chameleon. I read it somewhere. Or pulled it from my derrière!, you decide. I love the demarcation line on top of the amuses me to think that you keep the space clear. Wouldn't the gift from Mother Nature sit on top of whatever you put there anyway?

BJ said...

LOL Looks like you could do with a chainsaw wielding maniac to come by LOL. Thanks for the visit this week BJ#30

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

After a disastrous week and weekend, I'm finally able to stick my head above water long enough to return your visit from last Wednesday.

So, did you steal Bleubeard, or what? Of course, Bleu isn't allowed near MY craft area, even though he likes to attack papers. Had to laugh at your maniacal chainsaw wielder. Pretty sure you have my cat, when you said that!!

So, are you keeping the desk, or did you get lots of people to chip in and get you the other one (grin)?