Wednesday, 21 November 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - 181?

Well I have an angel on mine, courtesy of the lovely, and very talented Jozart who organised an angel swap.  Have done my first one but I still haven't started on the second one but I'll buckle down and get started tomorrow (promise). 
I'll show you a close-up of the one I got from Jo after I have shared my desk as part of Julia's massive weekly desk hop - my Wednesday's would not be the same without it (would get a bit more of a lie-in for one thing).


Not very different from last week's desk, just shuffled round a bit to make it look as though I've done something productive.  I have done a little though, the Christmas house I started last week has a few bits added, including some texture paste snow with glitter, a couple of trees, a Santa I found in the Grandchildren's 'playbox' (how Scrooge-like is that robbing the kids toys?) and a polar bear.  As long as they all stay in their own areas we should be OK, otherwise it's Santa sandwiches for the bear.

Have started on the two boxes (for the chocolate coin presents) by giving then a coat of paint but the surface is very rough so I've nicked some of Andy's sandpaper to smooth them out a bit - this project is organic, which is another way of saying I've not got the faintest idea where I'm going with it - yet. Also there, beads, more bits for the house and a battery tea-light in a paper bag from Wilkos (£1).

Centre-front is Jo's angel and here's a closer view.  She looks very serene, just how an angel should look - love her, thanks Jo.


26 comments:

okienurse said...

love the start to the christmas house. Doubt the grandchild will miss the Santa if it was in the toy box! I love those bears where did you find them...so cute. The angel is awesome. I am hoping mine will come soon since I am seeing everyones tonight. I think it takes a lot longer to come to the states! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #2

Annie said...

I do love Jo's angels....mine arrived this week too but I will be blogging it later in the week,
Hugs,
A x #48

Neil said...

Morning, thanks for letting me peek into your creative world this morning. I've one of Jo's angels too. They are gorgeous! Your desk is full of fun stuff.
Neil#34

BJ said...

Adore your little house it is looking cool so far. Where else do you acquire stuff from other than the kids! Oh and the stamp you saw on my desk I MADE with diecuts from Funky Foam and stuck on a block of wood - not bad eh? Thanks for visiting me this week BJ#5

butterfly said...

Christmas house is coming along nicely - and I think toyboxes are fair game for scrapping purposes! Gorgeous angel from Jo - that's some very happy mail! Happy WOYWW...
Alison x
#63

JoZart said...

Great busy desk Ann with lots of seasonal crafting going on there. Glad Angel Charmeine winged her way to her new home and hope she brings lov,e joy, and peace for Christmas and beyond. I had to laugh at the jaunty angle of her crown. A bit wonky methinks!!
Love your house box and the thoughts of Father C getting eaten by the polar bear? Trust you!
BTW you should be able to buy a pack of 3 of those candle lights in £ shops!! I have! Heh, heh..Sorry!
Jo x

Laurart said...

Love the Christmas house! Gorgeous Angel - Lucky you! Happy WOYWW xxx Laura #51

scrappystickyinkymess said...

DOH. Another lovely angel. I am boiling with envy and annoyance at my stupidity in not taking part!

Grrr.

And didn't see your desk last week so it;s all new for me!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (16)

Jacqui Chimes said...

You got a beautiful angel and I have that little house tray - maybe I should make a start on something with it:-)). Jacqui #96

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, another beautiful angel! They're so colourful and glorious. Mine seem quite pedestrian by comparison...ah well...
Love the little house and did I hear you say GLITTER??? Yay, I'm coming around yours for a play!!!
Hugs, LLJ #36 xx

jill said...

beautiful angel , jill #49

Tertia said...

That angel is just fantastic! Love all the wonderful goodies on your desk.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #8

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh yeah, another gorgeous angel, Tat Jo is soooo clever! I don't think it's mean to rob the playbox. Ie done it, indeed, still do...it's always inconsequential robbery though..she never notices! Love the beginnings of the Christmas house..enjoy the doing!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! This looks exciting - can't wait to see how it goes! Jo's angels are lovely aren't they! Will be showing mine tomorrow. Chrisx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Ann
A very festive looking desk this week, love the little house..... stealing kids toys for art, whatever next?
thanks for sharing
janet #31

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely Angel. I missed that one!
Great house and I am sure the kiddies wont notice that their toys have been purloined by Mrs Grinch! Just say you are borrowing them! Tee hee! I love your idea of ideas being "organic" I will have to use that one!
Hugs
Hettie 38

Neet said...

Lovely angel Ann and a busy busy desk. You sound as if you have endless things going on at the moment and I can't believe you are tackling another house.
No "C" cards from me as yet and not likely to be at this rate.
Hugs and Thanks for visiting me, Neet 47 (one day I will be early instead of playing catch up)xx

RosA said...

The angel is gorgeous. Such lovely colours! And those polar bears are SO cute! Did you make them, by any chance?
Thanks for visiting! Happy WOYWW.

Renee said...

Gorgeous angel & I love the idea of your Christmas house! Thanks for giving us a look at what you are up to.
Hugs, Renee
#125

sandra de said...

such a beautiful angel and there is nothing wrong with repurposing things that others have forgotten. Enjoy your week.

Sandra @18

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Anne mus admit I had a huge chuckle at your organic design! :D and yes adore the colours that Jo has used lovely! Many thanks for popping over and for sharing ~ Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #1

Twiglet said...

Oooo I love all these Christmassy desks covered with glittery stuff. That little house looks fun AND what a stunning little Jo's angel. x Jo

Ali H said...

Love the Angels - they seem to have popped up on a few desks this week ! Take care Ali #21

Lucy said...

The Christmas house is a great idea. Fairly unique to have a polar bear in it, i'd say. The angel is beautiful. Great stuff! x

JoZart said...

Glad you like the make & takes Ann and I too am sorry I can't be with you but I can't have it all, can I? I bet you'll like the owl candy cane one! Take a look on Vicky Stampers pics as it's on there.
Jo x

JoZart said...

Thanks Ann... I can't wait to receive your angel to add to the chorus (it's not quite a choir yet!) that have already arrived.
I might be able to post for WOYWW as I don't leave until Weds mid day, we'll see.
Love Jo x