Wednesday, 27 June 2012

What's on your workdesk Wednesday (160)

Happy Wednesday everyone! First off, an apology, as I didn't get to visit many of you last week, I will try harder this time...Don't know what I am talking about?  What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, where we all show off our crafty spaces, chez Julia.  check them out!
By way of further grovel, please help yourself to a birthday cake (it was my birthday yesterday)
some 'jubilee' coloured fondant fancies.. very sweet but yum!! I may be 53 (gulp!) but love sweet things..shame I also have a real fear of the dentist...
My "desk" proper (oh that I had a desk!) has a part done background for a journal page, my ticket for the Artstamps show at Newbury on 7th July (I love that show!) and an ATC that I received from Cardarian in Slovenia from the anniversary swap. And a Jubilee rubber duck. I saw these on twitter after the Artsycraft weekend as Lin and Leandra were given one, and had to find out where they came from - Morrisons supermarket - and eventually my local store got some in! (thanks, Neet!)
Oh, it looks a bit blurry, sorry! (promise I hadn't been drinking when I took this!)
and my lovely handmade cards from some dear crafty friends. Thank you SO much!
I went to Kew Gardens on Saturday, and there are a gazillion photos here
Not sure what time Julia will link up this morning, or I will join her - depends when I wake up. Why is it, when you wake at the time the radio alarm turns on, as opposed to beforehand (which is what I usually do) you feel like you are LATE?? How does that work....Ok, so this isn't short (sorry, Julia!) hope you'll let me off cos it was my birthday... please?!

55 comments:

Spyder said...

ohooo Happy Birthday Helen! so nice to be 21 again! (I can't even turn my numbers round...it makes be 30 years older!) Cakes look yummy! Ohooo yes Cardarian!! Thank you for reminding me, I've made an ATC for her!! Where is it?? (Perhaps I've posted it!) Happy WOYWW!
(((Lyn)

martinealison said...

Je ne vous connais pas mais pour faire connaissance je commencerai par un joyeux anniversaire...

Je viens par l'intermédiaire de Peggie. Je découvre avec ravissement votre blog.
Très jolies créations.

Gros bisous.

Jo said...

Belated birthday greetings Helen! Hope you had a fab day and yes those Jubilee fancies are very nice - sure you don't want to share? Jo xx

inkypinkycraft said...

happy birthday! those cakes look fab, enjoy !! looks like you had some lovely cards too.
have a great week.
ps i have some nearly a year anniversary blog candy! trace x 58

Lisa said...

Happy belated birthday. Those look so yummy. Your desk is looking creatively fun.

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the cake. Love the Jubilee Duck. Beautiful cards and ATC. Ali x #70

Neet said...

Happy Birthday to You
Squashed Tomatoes and Stew
Lots of Jelly
In your Belly
Happy Birthday to YOU!

Hope you are having a lovely one and glad you got your rubber duck!

Hugs, Neet #21 xxxxx + xxx

kay said...

happy birthday for yesterday,enjoy your cakes
happy blogging
kay #69

Annie said...

Happy belated Birthday to you. Thanks for the bun...I will save it to have with my coffee later :-)
Hugs,
A x #83

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope you enjoyed your birthday, those cakes look yummy. I saw those ducks in Tesco's and nearly got one, might get one next time! Take care, enjoy this week's snooping extravaganza! Zo xx 74

craftymonki.com said...

Happy belated birthday to you! Hope you had a lovely day!

Lovely ATC and beautiful cards too.

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #54

May said...

Happy belated Birthday Helen... those cakes look yummy.. beautiful cards you have received.. I am not linking this week Helen to WOYWW as my DD gets married on Sat so way to busy!! but just wanted to drop by and say hello!!! Hugs May X X X

Bridget Larsen said...

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Beautiful blurry atc
Bridget #28

Ann B said...

Happy birthday for yesterday - pass me a cake please, I'll have a red one please.

Ann B
#71

Helen said...

Happy Birthday Helen! Are you awake yet?! I woke to the alarm and promptly dropped off again - late night last night. Luckily for me and my son who has to get to school on time my dog sneaked up the stairs and gave me a good old slobbery lick to wake me up! Have a really lovely day. Thanks for virtually sharing the cake! No calories :-) WOYWW Hugs from Helen 89

Eliza said...

Belated Birthday greetings to you, I would sing happy birthday but you wouldn't hear me anyway. LOL I do hope you had a wonderful day filled with all you wish for and more. Yummie cakes, sorry I can't eat them, food allergies but I am sure you could fit one if just for me. What a awesome collection of cards you have, lucky girl you are.

Eliza

Hazel said...

Lovely ATC and cards you've received. Belated birthday wishes - thanks for the virtual cake - no calories!! Thanks for letting us have a peep into your workspace today. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #27 x

Artyjen said...

Happy belated birthday Helen ;)
xoxo Sioux

Carmen said...

I'm sure I said this last year too but... I can't believe that's your age! What's your secret??

I will pass on the cakes as they are VERY sweet and I seem to be turning into a savoury person (pass me a cheese & onion pasty any day! *g*)

Look at that colourful array of cards! Just gorgeous. Hope you had a lovely day Helen :)

jill said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday. Happy crafting Jill #73

sandra de said...

Beautiful ATC's and I think the fondant looks delicious. I don't know anyone who could say no.
Sandra @105

KatzElbows said...

Sorry, i was a bit greedy and took 2. But they're so yummy! Love your desk: lots of cool stuff, as well as wips.

Happy Birthday from rachel, #68

Redanne said...

I waited up til midnight then went to bed only to find that Julia linked at 12:30! I will never get to No. 1. Glad you enjoyed your birthday, nice cakes too and lovely cards from your crafty friends. thanks for your visit. Anne x #57

Gabrielle said...

Did I say 'happy birthday' for yesterday?! Love the desk, cards and well, you! Happy Birth day plus one xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you :) Hope you've had a wonderful day.

Glenda said...

Happy belated birthday and thanks for sharing your cake! Happy WOYWW!!
Glenda 107

BJ said...

Adore the patriotic rubber ducky - I want one too - LOL. Thanks for stopping by BJ#4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Birthday me ol' mucker!! I'm not far behind you, age wise, so we can be born again rebellious teenagers in our heads, lol!! The cakes look really sweet, you must have got good teeth to stand up to those! And you're in Newbury on the 7th - what a shame, I'm in Gloucester all day otherwise I'd have said hello!
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy Belated Birthday, lovely post with a great variety of viewing, even down to the fondant..looks yummy.
Super ATC's and colorful photos. Happy WOYWW and have a great week.

JoZart said...

Happy Birtday Helen! Hope it's a great birthday week for you with lots of treat. Love your yummy tag.... it's fab. Thanks for visiting and pop in next week to see how we are doing at Cardarian's Happy Place. Should be good,
Love joZarty x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A blessed birthday to you! Those fondant fancies look too good to eat! Patsy from
HeARTworks

butlersabroad said...

Happy birthday H, and I will most definitely help myself to a fondant fancy, I'm partial to those myself! Hope you had a great day and enjoy the stamp show, where I bet you're planning on spending your birthday money!! Lovely cards and atc too.

Hugs
Brenda 5

505whimsygirl said...

Happy Birthday Helen! Mine is tomorrow. I definitely feel that my zodiac sign describes me well - what do you think?

I must confess, I haven't had a fondant fancy (isn't fondant a type of icing?). I made some sopapilla cheesecake for the office staff today. It's only 9:00 a.m. here and it's almost gone!!

Thanks for visiting me already!

Hugs,
Kay #36

mark gould said...

happy woyww, love the little bud duck, i have loads of them in the bathroom. great tag up above, the embossed web is fab. mark

kissinia said...

Happy birthday to you! and you know what... I think you can never be too old for sweets :) Happy WOYWW and have a great week! kissinia

Daniella said...

Happy Birthday!!!
What a diverse array of projects!!
xxDaniella#44

Twiglet said...

Happy birthday Helen. I love the purple tag - apart from the spiders!! But I suppose they are too small to be scary - money spiders - they are lucky - maybe a lottery win on the way...I wish!!! x Jo #72

fairy thoughts said...

happy birthday to you. there seems to be lots of cakes on WOYWW this week. You had some lovely cards there. happy crafting
janet#11 hoping to get messy soon

Mrs F said...

Happy birthday Helen, thanks for the virtual cake perfect as l'm on WW!

Great desk and ATC's. Thanks for popping over to my blog :)

Happy WOYWW xx

Debs Willis said...

Happy birthday Helen - thanks for the cake ;-0

Great cards and I;m off to Newbury too, probably taking a car full from my craft class.

Happy woyww

Debs #146

sandee said...

Happy Belated birthday! pssttt....I'm 53 also, I won't tell if you don't tell ;) Those little cakes look delicious and that rubber ducky is too cute! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy (belated?) birthday, Helen! Lovely look around today - especially yummy looking fondants! Have a great week! Darnell #55

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy birthday! i love the look of your colorful fondant pillows. and hey, i'm 53 too! are you sure you weren't drinking? great ATC! happy WOYWW!
thanks for sharing!
hugs,#23
peggy aplSEEDS

Di said...

Belated Happy Birthday Helen. Am drooling over those fancies, I searched high and low for them the other week for the Jubilee - Mr Kipling's I presume ? :)

Di xx

RosC said...

Happy birthday H. I remember when my Dad was 84 he announced he was 21 for the fourth time. Easy!
Fondants and cards alike look colourful and beautifully made.
Enjoy,
Ros #121

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen, ah what is it with with blogs and food?? too many WOYWW blogs become a torment as we are virtual visitors and have no hope of ever tasting such delights .. I am sure that you enjoyed it so very much and had a great day!! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #50

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happy Birthday to you, Miss Helen! I'll bet those sweets are quite the treat. They look quite yummy. The Jubilee ducky is so cute! The beginnings of the journal page look interesting so I'm sure you'll have fun playing with it. Have a great day!

ScrappnBee said...

Happy Birthday, Helen! Love all the Jubilee swag. Congrats to you and the monarch. :) It looked like fun times from over here in the states! Thanks for popping by. The digi scrapping isnt too hard (if you take a class or two). Have a great WOYWW week! -Amanda x61

Bernice said...

Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day! I haven't seen those Jubilee fondant fancies yet, but they sure look yummy! I'm running a bit late this week - we had the Queen visiting NI for the Jubilee and didn't get home til late last night!
Bernice (21)

Samantha Elliott said...

Late to visit this week, but Happy Birthday Helen. 53 ey!! So why should you not like sweet things!
Hugs
Hettie

Shoshi said...

Happy birthday Helen, and thanks for a virtual taste of your cake! Cake always makes things better, I say! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, and I'm glad you enjoyed reading about the craft show. I'm starting to feel better now, thank goodness, but it's been a pretty awful week - self inflicted though because I know full well that there will be payback if I overdo things as much as I did. It was something I really wanted to do, though, so it was worth it!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #15

Sue from Oregon said...

Such wonderful treasures from your friends! Reminds me of why I love this crafty community!
Happy WoyWW to you too!

Morti said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Artstamps on Saturday, huh? Julia has put up a post saying I'm going, but I'm not sure any longer! LOL I'll have to decide on the day. If I do go, I'll have to bring something really obvious to gather everyone for a meet up....

Thanks for stopping by....

Lavinia said...

Hi Helen! Been messing about & creating some cards in my new space, it was hard work & a pain in the bum to do! But glad I did it at last I can spread out now & have more room (for a while anyway) Lovely cards & recent projects you have done, love that bird cage die! Sorry so late no net for days!
Lavinia
x

Ohhh Snap said...

Happy Belated Birthday and belated WOYWW lol. I don't so much fear dentists as hate 'em lol. Love your Jubilee Duck and the journal is really coming along! Look at all the filled pages!

The reason I refer to my oldest younger sister is that I am the oldest of 4 sisters. They all read my blog now, so I can no longer just say a sister or my sister lol. Sorry to do your head in :D.