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Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Starting off with the great news that our much, much loved Head Desker, Julia, has come through her very long surgery yesterday and is now in the HDU - hopefully we will have an update on how she is doing before too long.  We are all thinking of you, dear friend, and wishing you the most speedy of recoveries.

So what is on my desk today?

Working on some ATC's but was cross to come to my desk this morning to find the top layer of card - which had been stencilled with texture paste and had crackle glaze applied - had lifted and started to peel off.

Was I surprised?
When asking dearest hubby to cut me some mountboard into ATC sized pieces he found some of the sort that has the self-adhesive coating on one side (used for mounting prints for framing) - onto this I stuck some plain white card which I had put through the Xyron.
I did say to him that I doubted the two surfaces would adhere and that they would peel but, of course, he thought otherwise.
Did just have a "told you so" moment when I pointed it out to him I have to admit.

So the Cosmic Shimmer glue is my last ditch effort to save the situation but even that was struggling to bond ...hence the upside down tin (which is full of metal cogs) pressing down onto a small canvas board under which are two, hopefully, no longer peeling cards!!!!  
If it works I shall attack the rest.
If not I shall have to scrap them and start again.

On the left are two projects I finished yesterday ... will blog these separately as our goal on WOYWW days is to keep our posts short and sweet and we can't go upsetting our Julia whilst she is in recovery mode following her op.,  

Huge thanks to Jan ... LLJ ... Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy ... for holding fort and keeping us deskers WOYWW'ing ... you are a *S*T*A*R* and loved every bit as much as Julia.


  1. Good Morning to you as well, lovely lady - thank you for all the support over the past couple of weeks. I tell you something, there's an awful lot of background stuff that needs doing to help people out. I didn't realise what Julia does quietly every week.
    I love your happy black and yellow stripy holder on your desk, how funky is that?! And I have 'Told You So'moments all the time...sometimes I hold my counsel but at other times, I enjoy giving G the benefit of my wisdom, lol. Mind you, he does the same,!!!
    Hugs, LLJ xxxx

  2. Thank you Debbie for the lovely atc you sent me . Happy woyww Jill #17

  3. am smiling at your "i told you so" moment... they won't be told..like you am waiting for encouraging news of lovely Julia. Helen #10

  4. Morning, Debbie. It certainly is rather soggy this morning and definitely chilly here. Heating is back on while I sit here catching up with Springwatch. You have to remember that putting together Roy's mdf (Candy Box Crafts) kits is not really 3D, just a case of sticking glue and pushing the notches into holes. Then it is just a bit of refilling and sprinting. Job done. I have decided I need a second one on my table to avoid tiny bottles falling over and rolling onto the floor to make dog toys. Off now to make a hot drink. Have a great day and I hope that glue has worked. xxx Maggie. #2

  5. Hi Debbie. Thanks for visiting me earlier and for your kind comments. I hope you solve your sticking problem....will keep everything crossed for you.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x #19

  6. Love your new canvas fantastic hope your repair is okay. Was hoping to play put nursing my sick dog has had lot seizures yesterday evening and again this morning so carpets washed he just wants to cuddle so how can I refuse so rest of today cuddle the dog may go make quick coffee needed after not much sleep xxx

  7. Hi Debbie, just a thought, but try rubbing over the shiny surface with wire wool/sandpaper/ metal scourer to break up the surface, and give the glue something to stick to? Loved the new canvas, by the way. Those scissors were a wonderful find. Gorgeous ATC from you Debbie, thank you so much, my friend.Have a great week,Love & Hugs, Shaz #18 xx

  8. I hope your sticking problem will be solved. Hate the idea of having to start over, but I'm a lazy crafter. Definitely have to come back to see your projects in more detail. Love how much depth you get on your projects. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #38

  9. I did smile at your glue story with the 'I-told-you-so' moment. I get moments like that too. Very recognisable....
    Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC with the butterfly. I love it.
    Have a good week,
    Happy WOYWW,

  10. LOL nice 'told-you-so' story! Your desk looks great. I love the holder that looks like a bumblebee.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #5

  11. Fingers crossed that the Cosmic Shimmer glue got you out of your sticky situation! Wednesday got away from me....yet again....and I'm trying to squeeze in a few visits today.

    Fiona #58

  12. Ooops!! Hope the alternative has worked and you don't have to start from scratch.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #15

  13. Oh dear - is someone in trouble?

    Your scissor creation off to the side looks absolutely amazing though. SO gorgeous.

    Carmen x #47

  14. Annie and I swapped our ATCs today and we were thrilled when we opened yours -so much care and thought goes into each one - they are really lovely. Thanks lots. x Jo