Wednesday, 17 November 2010

WOYWW 76 - 2 ATGS (don't shout)

Ok ok ok, the more eagle eyed among you spotted that hey - there is a logical reason honest.  You buy an ATG for yourself and figure you'd get your mum one for Christmas because she would find one useful too.  So you set your own up as a 6mm, buy the adapter thingy and ship your tape in from the states because you can't get it in the UK.  Then it turns out your ATG tape is better than your doublesided sticky tape at sticking chipboard to paper - all of a sudden you are going through 6mm tape like it is water through your hands or money through a crafting person (ha ha) so then you have an inspirational idea - you have already got your mum more than agreed budget so run her ATG gun with the 12mm tape which you can get here in the UK and therefore buy in much smaller quantities.  So then you have 2 ATGs that you are using both very helpful in their own way - see (my mum's bestmate has ended up buying her one for Christmas anyway when I told her about them!) - well they are on sale at the moment. Simples see!

Right so workdesk space thingy.
My workspace is a hive of Christmas activity - it's ok after bonfire night now :) I'm making some lovely quick album thingies that were inspired by a Laura Denison design and in the back is a card - I'm mainly a Lavinia stamps kinda girl, the father christmas stamp was a gift from a friend of my mums when we went to the NEC so I wanted to make her a card to say thank you.  The houses were stamped with versafine black, coloured in with promarkers then coloured over with a viersamark pen before being clear heat embossed so that I could brayer over the top. Moon was made using a post it note mask. One desk not enough then head on over to the Queen of it all at the Stamping ground and find 2, 3 or probably a hundred and something more!

Now for those lovely few of you who have been following T exploits.  Climbing on to the chest of drawers turned very quickly into a bid for freedom and so the cot has been converted into its bed form.  So far in 2 nights we have had 2 nights slept through and it only took us 45 min to get him to stay in bed and go to sleep (the first night we kinda cheated he fell asleep in the car when OH took me to my scrapbook class and didn't wake up until the morning........)  So it is bye bye lovely 2 hours afternoon of freedom nap time but hopefully he will now sleep through the night.  I really must post more often so that these WOYWW don't turn into a tome.  Have a lovely week (can't you just spot I've have more sleep recently!)

17 comments:

Helen said...

Love that art on your desk.

Susan Allan said...

Looks like you are well on your way with the Christmas makes.
Sue xx 71

Sue said...

Hi ya
did laugh about the guns, lol, lovely creative desk, luv the Christmas scene,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (29)

Cheryl said...

oh love the papers you have on your desk,
hun Hugs Cheryl 62

Carmen said...

Alls well that ends well then - your Mum would have been the one who ended up with two guns otherwise :)

Joanne said...

Oh heck, tape, Christmas cards and no afternoon sleep, some combination there. (32)

Twiglet said...

Good luck with the big boys bed!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Certainly a busy desk here but lots of nice things have been brought out to play with. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 34)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the papers you are using!

Have a fab week...A.xx(2)

butlersabroad said...

You have perfect logic and don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Love that pile of goodies on your desk too, and yes, sleep is good!

Hugs
Brenda 92

Julia Dunnit said...

Interesting album thingies - wanna show us one whole when finished? Like the mix of papers you're using. The ATG thing - I understand, but my how luxurious! you can get 6mm here now too, from 3M.

Scrapcat 1 said...

love the art work you are doing and I really must get one of those guns

Alisonw30 said...

love the christmassy images...are the nurofen for when christmas all gets too much? ;-)

Kalyber said...

looks like you've got a good start on Christmas cards. I'm still looking for the energy, time and mojo to really get going this year.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the album thingies are looking good. love the patterns and colors of the papers you used.
Happy WOYWW from #20 this week!

Nicky said...

love your logic with your mum christmas pressie - I would never do anything like that (much) lol - lovely Christmas cards

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As late as I was, I still had to stop and read your justification for keeping your MOM's christmas present. Love it! Sorry I'm so late getting here. You would think since I had most of my obligations out of the way, I would have freed up a bit more computer time. Unfortunately, what happened was, I was so far behind, I became overwhelmed. Will try to do better this week.