What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday (25 September 2013)

I wasn’t planning on taking part this week as I have a hospital visit for a round of tests today but couldn’t sleep and I had taken a photo of me card making yesterday morning at work to put in my Project Life album.  Just love those little butterfly’s   
Many years ago I used to make cards to sell but stopped when life i.e. work and kids took over.  Since then I have only made for friends and family.  Now I’ve started up again making large quantities to sell I am finding I can’t sit for more than 2 hours at a time.  I’m shocked by this as before I was working for myself I would have loved to have sat and crafted all day long.  
Strange  when you can’t do something you want to do it so badly but when you can you just don’t want to.  Am I the only one who feels this way?

So here I am, insomniac me, joining in this week as it’s preferable to type this at 5.30am than do housework!  I’ll be busy travelling and being poked and prodded most of the day so may not be able to visit many of you until tomorrow/Friday.  I’m going to visit a few of you now as it’s clear I am not going to go back to sleep.

Pop on over to Julia to see some other crafty spaces that are probably far more interesting then mine.



  1. 25th September 2013 / 5:29 am

    Those are pretty cards!! I like the turquoise one very much. Hope the hospital appt goes ok…
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  2. 25th September 2013 / 5:51 am

    Very pretty cards…. hope all your tests are over quickly.
    Sandra @12

  3. 25th September 2013 / 6:12 am

    I agree with the ‘when you can……..’ bit, brought my stitching with me to do (sitting in the sunshine with a view of the sea) and I just sit here looking at the view!!!
    Hope the Hospi thingys go well
    Bishopsmate #45

  4. 25th September 2013 / 6:20 am

    What beautiful butterfly designs, Candace!! Such lovely work!

    Hope your Wednesday is absolutely wonderful!!

    Lynn #20

  5. 25th September 2013 / 6:21 am

    Your cards are quite lovely!! I love the different colors you are using!

    Yes, my crafting style has changed a bit since having my son (just turned 9) as my mind often wanders to all the things I need to get done! 🙂

    Best wishes at the hospital – following your blog! I used to live in England and am SO nostalgic to return to Europe 🙂

    ~Kelly #43

  6. 25th September 2013 / 7:28 am

    Hi Candace! Love those cards and yes I can understand :-). I hope all goes well for you at the hospital, sending positive vibes your way. Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. Wishing you a great week and happy WOYWW.
    Janene #17

  7. 25th September 2013 / 7:52 am

    love the cards especially the turquoise one of my favourite colours. sorry to hear you cant craft as long as you’d like ..I know what that’s like to be in discomfort constantly..and being an night owl…thank goodness for pintrest! hope you get ‘sorted’ good luck at the hospital..HUGS …Andrea#42

  8. 25th September 2013 / 8:53 am

    I was up in the early hours too, you are NOT alone. Adore the little butterflies and thanks for visiting me BJ#26

  9. 25th September 2013 / 9:58 am

    What lovely cards – so bright and the colours themselves are stunning.
    Sorry you are having problems, hope the hospital sort them out for you and you can return to crafting for longer periods of time.
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx

  10. 25th September 2013 / 10:09 am

    Beautiful cards, I hope your tests go well and nothing nasty is lurking around

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 30

  11. 25th September 2013 / 11:31 am

    Thank you so much, Candace, for visiting me this morning! I couldn’t sleep either, but I then had to take my son for a medical visit so here I am dropping by when you’re probably doing hospital visits too! I love these pretty butterfly cards! My favourite of all images! I know just what you mean about wanting so much to have time to do things when you are restricted by work etc and then finding – when you have the time – it doesn’t quite work out as you planned! Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #35

  12. 25th September 2013 / 12:00 pm

    Oh pretty cards, love your colors. I too was up early 5:05 had so many things running thru my mind, so will have extra time today.
    Maybe a nap later !!! How life changes. Good luck with your tests and enjoy the week. Very fallish here thanks for stopping by.

  13. 25th September 2013 / 12:13 pm

    Beautiful butterflies – especially the blue. I can totally relate to the time constraints on your crafting.

    Scrapping Life no. 82

  14. 25th September 2013 / 12:28 pm

    LOL! I fell asleep watching Dave (QI or Would I Lie to You?) then woke up at 2 – figured if I was up anyway I might as well play Candy Crush and wait for WOYWW LOL!

    Love the cards – such a simple but effective design.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (6)

  15. 25th September 2013 / 12:29 pm

    Hope all goes well with the day Candace and you get some sleep tonight. Love the cards, butterflies are always so beautiful.

    Brenda 1

  16. 25th September 2013 / 12:32 pm

    I hope the hospital visit/tests go well and you get home save, sound and not sore… I love your cards! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

  17. 25th September 2013 / 12:53 pm

    I wonder if you could set a timer so you craft an hour then get up, streach, gor for a walk, craft another hour, get up have a cup of tea, craft etc so you are not in one position sitting too long at once? Maybe? Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #28

  18. 25th September 2013 / 12:58 pm

    I agree with can’t do when you want. Hope your appointment goes well. Lovely cards
    Famfa 3

  19. 25th September 2013 / 3:14 pm

    Love your butterflies. Housework can wait!
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
    Robyn 13

  20. 25th September 2013 / 4:04 pm

    Those are indeed beautiful butterflies and stunning cards, Candace! I’m sorry that you are in need of hospital tests and the dreaded proddings and pokings. No fun at all. I hope you get satisfactory and quick results! And, no, you aren’t alone in the fickleness of crafting stamina and mojo!!

    Happy WOYWW and take good care! Thanks for the visit to me! Darnell #22

  21. 25th September 2013 / 4:13 pm

    Lovely butterflies. Great cards – bright and cheerful. Well done. Trust the tests go well.
    Margaret #61

  22. 25th September 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Thanks for swinging by my blog Candace, love the cards on yours, they are gorgeous..I use Butterflies a lot. I have a standing desk at work…you should have a look around the internet for ways to set this up, it’s a great way to work. Cx #32

  23. 25th September 2013 / 5:30 pm

    Love your butterflies. I was up until 2:30, couldn’t sleep. 🙂 Hope everything goes well today for you.
    Thanks for stopping by my space earlier.

  24. 25th September 2013 / 5:31 pm

    I adore butterflies! Your cards are lovely. Hope the prodding and poking goes well and you sleep better tonight.
    Thanks for popping by my blog before your day began.
    Helen #38

  25. 25th September 2013 / 7:07 pm

    You are right, the butterflies are fab! Hope the hospital visit wasn’t too painful and you’re home resting now! Helen, 14

  26. 25th September 2013 / 7:52 pm

    You are definitely not the only one who feels that way. I dream of the days I can sit and craft all day or even just all morning. Then one of those days actually comes along and I can’t do it…. just can’t force it to work out. I love your turquoise butterflies the best, but the other is no slouch either. Is that the Stampin’ Up butterfly? I just got that myself and have yet to play with it.

  27. 25th September 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Lovely cards. I love those butterflies. Hope all went well with the tests. I too have trouble sleeping , either getting off or waking very early.
    Happy WOYWW Anne x #56

  28. 25th September 2013 / 9:02 pm

    love the cards with the butterflies Lx

  29. 26th September 2013 / 5:22 am

    Such Beautiful Cards and I agree sometimes we just have to move around so something else for a little bit and come back when we are ready to play a little more 🙂 hugs Nikki 37

  30. 26th September 2013 / 6:21 am

    Crafting is always preferable to housework, not just at 05.30!!
    The cards are gorgeous. Hope the hospital tests went OK. Hugs. Pam#34

  31. 26th September 2013 / 7:37 am

    Gah, am sorry tha tyou aren’t sleeping..it doesn’t happen to me often, but I do hate it. Am hopeless without decent amounts of sleep. I think it’s the old thing that spare time for crafting is a treat, and as soon as you’ve got time to spare, you wanna be doing anything but…I couldn’t agree more with how you feel though. Are you selling them in your shop? bet you need a lot to keep up with then.

  32. 26th September 2013 / 11:38 am

    You are not alone. LOL I think it’s human nature rearing its ugly head. 🙂 Hope all the poking and prodding was worth the experience and that there is nothing serious in the result. Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #15

  33. 26th September 2013 / 12:47 pm

    Oh so pretty butterfly’s..Good luck with the medical issues. Carole #99 Sorry for the late visit.

  34. 26th September 2013 / 4:05 pm

    No, its not just you. When at work, all I want is to be able to go home and craft. When I get a day to myself, I find myself tidying, organising and so on, then wonder why I never got around to making anything! Have a great week, sorry I’m running late this week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

  35. 27th September 2013 / 4:07 pm

    Hi Candace,

    It’s not just you, believe me. I can’t seem to do too much for an extended period of time without experiencing some sort of pain. I hope your tests went well.

    Your cards are beautiful. I love the butterflies. How do you plan to sell your cards? I see cards on Etsy and wonder about that. I’ve thought of trying to sell some photograph cards that way. We will see.

    Thank you for visiting me already. Here is it Friday and I’m getting around.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (25)

  36. 28th September 2013 / 3:35 pm

    I hope the poking and proding produced favorable results. I understand exactly what you’re talking about. Fortunately I have been poked and proded with no true issues found. 🙂 I hope the same for you. I LOVE your butterfly card. Great use of the paper trail above and below your butterflies. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.
    April #21

  37. 30th September 2013 / 3:45 am

    First-fab cards! Love the mess and butterflies. Second- hoping tests are over by now and results come soon and are good. Hugs! A very belated Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

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