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Wednesday 16 December 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #602


It's Wednesday again - so I am linking this post to the Stamping Ground.

It has been a very busy week so not much crafting has been done.

I think I managed to visit about half of you last week -  I will try to visit more this week...

Anyway here's my desk picture for WOYWW 602!
Like Julia I could have shown a table covered in wrapping paper - but I decided to share my easel:

I am in the process of doing an abstract - but this is as far as it has got up to now.

The journal page I showed you the start of last week is awaiting the final touches of mark making, and I haven't taken a photo of it yet. 

I am also part through another journal page courtesy of Niamh Baly.

I did manage to finish this one though (I think) - the black cut page flips over the back ground page.

So... it was my husband Kevin's 70th Birthday on Sunday.
It was lovely to get most of the family together for a barbecue. Here we are sitting on the lawn:

And we had put up extra lights round the veranda for the occasion (and Christmas).

My Birthday card for Kevin was a multi panel accordion fold with an Australian theme...

I will link this card to

I will be sharing today's seasonal make on Leigh's info page... Day 39, December 16th

Happy WOYWW !!


  1. Happy 70th to your hubby! Great card and so lovely that you were able to have the family around to celebrate. Nice to see your abstract painting, I hope you’ve been enjoying doing that - that is one resolution of mine for 2021, I love painting and do very little...that’s going to change!
    Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

  2. It might have been you, or maybe Helen, who mentioned Niamh (why does is sound like she is saying NEVE at the beginning? How DOES she pronounce her name??) NEEma maybe?) and I started watching her. She is so prolific I have treadmill fodder for a YEAR LOL! Loving where your page is going. I saw her cut-out video too and am dying to try it.

    Happy 70th to your hubby!

    Happy too close to Christmas WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  3. Hi Susan. Happy belated birthday to your hubby. A great birthday card. How lovely to have the family around for a treat! love the lights put up for the occasion... and Christmas...
    I thought the contemplative pose in front of your abstract was fabulous - were you wondering what it was all about, or wondering where to put your next mark? I like the shining bright page with that cut out on it - lovely. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  4. Happy 70th to your hubby!!(Great birthday card) Well looks you are a real artist posing thier with your easel! Particularly likes the journal page with the black cut out, what an interesting idea. Jealous of you being able to lounge in the garden - summr can't come round again soon enough for me. Have a lovely week, stay safe, stay well, Cindy #26

  5. Happy belated birthday to your Hubby, and what a fab card that is. Love the photos of you all outside, gorgeous lights everywhere. Love the colours used in the journals, and the black overlay. Stay safe, have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz #6 X

  6. What a cool pose with the hoover abandoned in the background LOL. That's how it goes, I'm afraid - hoovering is low priority for me too! Happy birthday to hubs - lovely card and pretty lights! How nice that you were able to get together with the family. zsuzsa #27

  7. what a lot you've got to share this week - love all of the projects - the painting : wow!! the journal page - love Niamh's work and that is some great cutting; and hubby's card is fantastic. Have a good week Helen #2

  8. Lovely card Sue, and happy returns to the man. What a nice way to celebrate, relaxing in the garden seems a long way away today. I don’t think it’s stopped raining and I’ve had lights on in whichever room I’ve been in. Dull. Anyway, Love the black cut out overlay for the journal page, and that you *think* it’s finished. I was going to ask the same about your abstract canvas...how do you know when it’s finished?

  9. Beautiful card you made your hubby Susan!

  10. Susan, I love where you are going with your abstract painting! Really lovely!! And I really love your journal spreads! The last was really very clever! Love it! Happy Birthday to your hubby! Not sure what the virus looks like in your neck of the woods, but so nice that you all could get together for his special day! Merry Christmas to you (love the lights! LOL) and blessings. Felicia, #31

  11. Happy Birthday to your husband! Great birthday card!

    I look forward to seeing the finished abstract! The journal pages, too, are beautifully done!

    Take care and have a creative week!
    Chana Malkah, #34

  12. Loving your hubbies card. I am not very good at male cards and I have one to make for January and I'm still putting it off but I'll get there. Great journal pages too. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x12x

  13. Happy birthday to your husband! Looks like a wonderful time for all at the party. Your abstract is cool! And love the multi-panel card! Hope you have a great week!
    Carol N a#29

  14. Happy belated Birthday to Hubby, great card. Looks like you had a very nice family get together outdoors, I long for those days again. Stay safe & creative..
    Happy WoywW Tracey #8 x

  15. Happy 70th bday to Kevin! Fun seeing your family and all your crafty makes!
    Thanks for joining in on the 'Tis the Season Blog Hop!
    Stay Safe!

  16. So good that you were able to all get together for your hubby's birthday Susan. Beautiful card. Love the journal page with the overlay too. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

  17. Happy 70th to Kevin, what great card. I keep saying I am going to try something different but never seem to get round to it, love te painting amnd all the pages.

    Take care and stay safe, Lilian B #10

  18. A very happy birthday to your hubby! So glad you could get together for the occasion, and what a gorgeous card you made for him. Your abstract painting is amazing. When I first saw it I thought it was a map.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #21

  19. Happy 70th birthday!!!! What a lovely time with family. What awesome journal pages and your abstract painting is delightful, cannot wait see it when you are finished. Your 70th birthday card is amazing... I want to learn to make a card like that!

  20. Happy belated Birthday wishes to your hubby. The cards look great I like the ziggy zaggy one! Pictures look nice too as do your journal pages. Wish it would stop raining here! Getting colder! 'Winter is Coming'
    Have a great crafty weekend. Happy very late WOYWW!? Stay Safe,
    ((Lyn)) #24

  21. Love the abstract painting and the journal pages are fab - I especially like the cut out page as a lay over page, what a great effect. The birthday card is beautiful and very stylish - looks like you had a lovely birthday celebration for your hubby.
    Have a great rest of the week!
    Diana xx #22

  22. Hi Susan, nice to see you using your easel, I always seem to forget I have one, do you use it all the time? Love your journal pages, especially like the effect of the black cutout over the bright colours like that. Hope you're having a great weekend, enjoying opposite weather to us I can see :) Annie C #28


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