Yes, it’s finally happened, after a few years of taking part in WOYWW the heavens and planets have finally aligned and WOYWW has fallen on the same date as my birthday.  So it’s Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday Dear Brendaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Happy Birthday To Me!

So help yourself to a cupcake before you leave and help me celebrate, they’re a bit psychedelic so I better not tell you what I put in the icing!  Actually I nicked the photo off the web so I’ve no idea what’s in them but they look really groovy!!

But on to more important matters, the desk.  A bit abandoned to be honest, I was doing some card making at the weekend as I’ve been practicing colouring images with my new Prisma’s but I was doing the colouring at the kitchen bar top while Andrew was busy in the kitchen.  I then came back upstairs and made a couple of cards with the newly coloured images.  I’ve tried both Odorless Mineral Spirits and Mineral Oil (like baby oil) and I prefer the mineral oil so far, I want to print out some digi images I have from Saturated Canary, I think they’d be good candidates for learning to colour with, and I will try both methods again just to be sure.

There’s some bakers twine on a peg with two more in a packet, some dimensionals, two Stampendous stamps, a few inks, some SU paper that I used on one of my cards.  The tin of pencils is there with a coloured in Penny Black Snowy image on top, the blender sticks are also on top, as is a scalpel.  The stamps I was using are over the back and centre stage is a sock!  I turned the heal and I’m heading down the foot but it’s slow going right now. Last week a few of you mentioned the rolls of ribbon on my desk, they’re been there since the end of November and are American Crafts Bakers Twine, they were on sale when I bought them and I need to figure out a permanent home for them!

We went cross country skiing again last Sunday so here’s a couple of photos, it was a dull day but I don’t mind that as on a sunny day the sun reflects off the snow and it’s incredibly bright.  We’re in danger of losing all the snow though (sorry Lisa’s daughter!) as a January thaw has kicked in, it’ll be between 4C and 9C this week, peaking out at 13C or 14C this Saturday, that almost 60F for those working in Fahrenheit!

That’s the lake where in the summer we spend hours on the water in our kayaks, doesn’t look very inviting at the moment, and here’s Andrew waiting for me to take some photos…

Don’t ask me what I got for my birthday as I won’t be opening cards and presents until I get home this afternoon, so no doubt that’ll be the subject of next week’s post!!  Off you trot to Julia’s for the linky list and I’ll be round for a bit of cake and a cuppa in a while.