Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Morning folks...winter's back in the North East of Scotland....light fall of snow overnight and it's chilly chilly....in fact I am almost sitting on the radiator at the moment so it's looks like it's going to be a snuggled up cubbyhole day after I don the Michelin man gear for our morning stroll.   Crikey it's Wednesday already...another week flying in and time to join in the fun over at Julia's place....WOYWW where lots of crafty folks throw open the doors to their crafty spaces and let us all have a good mooch around.
So what's on my workdesk today....well no surprise seeing that the cubbyhole is in mega Fiskars mode at the moment....the brand new Border and Border and Corner punches from the 2011 catalogue.  Great new Border Punch designs and I have a sneaky feeling that the bracket is going to be a flyer so if you can get your crafty mitts on it....don't do what Mrs Dithery Knickers normally does or you'll lose out.
Loving the new Border and Corner Designs....no faffing around with silly measurements and no limit to the size of mat as long as you are working in 1" increments.....some sneaky peeks of the NEC samples....

and yes I am still in love with this super cute birdie boy.....
Although I work for Fiskars I am not paid to promote their products on my blog so when I wax lyrical about something it's because I truly like it.  Fiskars make great quality punches and if you treat them with respect they will last a lifetime  Please don't try to punch through thick cardstock....if you feel any resistance STOP...unlike the woman at the SECC last year who informed us that if it wouldn't punch she put it on the floor...stood on it and then was surprised when it broke....a shockeroonie statement that almost sent my Fiskars matey Lorraine and I into orbit.
Yesterday turned out to be a no worky fun kind of a morning.....my lovely buds Anne and Debbi popped in for coffee...a chat and of course lots of hilarity....and being Pancake Day we just had to get stuck in....Debbi with a little drizzle of syrup.....
mine smothered in Strawberry Jam....I don't do anything in half measures
and of course "Mr Ever Hopeful" was never far away and oh boy is he a dab hand at the "look at me..I haven't had anything to eat for 5 minutes" face....
Catch up with you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

44 comments:

jude said...

Love the look of the punches hun,can't beleive that woman stood on it!no sense no feeling as the saying goes..lol
Oh and those puppy dog eyes just look like my wee dog when we are eating.
Happy Wednesday hugs judex3

Christine said...

What a fab array of punches, I like Fiskars too and will be looking to spend! Yummy pancakes :-)

Scrappymax said...

Oh I love the look of those new punches thanks for showing us. Poor Buddy, tell him to come to see me and I will make him his very own pancakes lol.
Max x

sasa said...

Great punches indeed. Always room for a new one - and one that doesn't require faffing around - agreed. Hope to come to the NEC and see you for real. And Buddy - give that boy an Oscar!
Sarah or Sasa at 4

Helen said...

They do look great punches! Love Buddy all innocent!

kathleen said...

Morning Both.Hope it wasn't too cold for your stroll.Those punches look great Kath as do the samples.
Have a good day.
Kathleen x

Carol D said...

Hi Kath, hope you had a good stroll. its bitterly cold here too. but then I'm a southern softie now, and going to WW in the lightest of dresses, hope to get to goal today.

Those punches look fab and love the projects so far. Save one for me, got my tickets for the NEC.

See you soon.

Big Hugs carol xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Cor who's a lucky lady all those punches to play with. Well I must say not having to use 'silly measurements' as you call is brilliant, I've given up so many times on the 'other' punches.

Anne

Daisychain said...

Oh Buddy, that look just melts my heart! Hope you got a little treat. Hugs Christine x

Ann Rosie said...

Kath - that look on Buddy's face says it all - you obviously haven't fed him for weeks!!!!

Hugs
Ann

Ribbon Girl said...

Haggis has the same eyes when we are eating! Hope your weather gets no worse, Mary G x

SannaS said...

LOL!!! what a "sad" face Buddy has on...I know that face a little too well... ;D ;D
did the face work???
hugs, SannaS

okienurse said...

I love the Fiskars punches too! I have some from years ago and they still work. Poor puppy he looks like he is starving to death. Stay warm!Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

M-J said...

Aww, look at that little face! how can you not give him a pancake?! My dog has mastered the exact same look, it's so hard not to give in! Great punches, I would definitely be purchasing some if I actually had money to spend... x

Sue said...

Hi Kath
oh i luv the look of them punches, will check them out at the NEC, the pacakes look yummy, the look on Buddys face says it all, lol, bless him, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

sharingthepassion said...

Morning Kath & buddy, i love the Fiskars punch that I have and yes if you treat them well they will last. It punches great all the time more than i can say for some!
Love the look of the sneak peaks. wish I was coming to the NEC now :(

Have a fab day

Ali x

Paula said...

And I thought I was the only one who gets frustrated with the silly measurements - I spent all of Sunday morning trying to work out some methodology whereby I could use a variation of measurements - some people are temperamentally suited to measuring/preciseness & I'm one of them but that had me throwing my arms up in the air for my punching didn't match exactly - shall look out for the Fiskars & I love the look of that liitle flower punch.........I'm hunting.
Paula (PEP)
Well - i expect shaggy someone had both jam & syrup!

caroline said...

HaHa the look on Buddys face is priceless and it has given me a fit of the giggles.

Karen said...

Those punches look gorgeous and the pancakes look pretty yummy too!!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #92

snirp said...

How can you resist that hound dog look. I think buddy's perfected it

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh my goodness your dog...love him! Yummy pancake, great punches and why would anyone stand on a punch????? DUH

Tertia said...

Love those punches! Don't Fiskars need somebody in South Africa on their team?? I am volunteering here!

Pam said...

Nice punches. Our dog was giving us that look last night. Hugs Pam x

Aud said...

These punches all look good Kath Carol bought one when we were in Glasgow in October and said they were so easy to work will maybe have to invest in one of these. Pancakes look yummy, looking forward to see you on sat at Alford. Aud x

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful punches, will have to look out for them, I have a couple of MS ones but can't always be bothered to work out the dimensions. Poor Buddy, talk about a starving, underfed pup!!

Hugs
Brenda

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the look of the new punches, and I agree the 1" increments is a great idea. Shaz #118

Cathy said...

Love those punches and your sneaky peeks are gorgeous.
I hope you gave Buddy some pancakes.. .how can you resist those big brown eyes???
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Thos epunches look like fun - am loving the notebook. Did Buddy really not get even a bit of pancake? maybe an extra treat instead!
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (#42)

Anesha said...

Those punched look like a must have. Poor Buddy, look at that sad face, hope he got a bit of pancake too. Hugs Anesha :)

Pamela said...

I love Fiskars products and those punches sound and look fabby. Poor underfed, unloved Buddy - come and live with me mate! LOL!

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, Love the look of those punches and of your cards. Buddy you are adorable, love those puppy dog eyes. Hugs x ChrisB

Caroline Hallett said...

aw poor buddy -he looks so hungry... are you sure you have fed him properly were you distracted by those lovely punches... happy WOYWW

Lynda said...

The look on Buddy's face is priceless - just had to comment on that lol.

Love Lynda xxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

Loving the look of everything on your desk today. Of course Buddy steals the show with those eyes.... melt your heart they do!

Hugs

Tina

Rebekah said...

Ooo all those punches look fab and some excellent examples must get trying hugs Rebekah xx 109

Sue from Oregon said...

some fun teasing here Kath!...and yummy goodness too! Sue K 27

Marjo said...

Love all those punches, I hope Mr Hopeful got some of those yummy looking pancakes...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #6

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love Fiskars punches too! I have had some since I started playing way back in.....well you get the picture! Love that face on your little buddy!

Di said...

Great looking punches - and more versatile it seems than some. Buddy would melt a heart of stone! Di x

She said...

Loving those punches :-) and poor Buddy...........I love that photo! I hope you took pity on him and fed him :-) S x

Starla said...

Look at all those lovely punches! I really need to pull mine out more! (and your pooches face is just enough to melt any "mom's" heart to begging!) Starla #114

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kath, those punches look fab and the one you particularly like is terrific. Buddy has obviously perfected the starved and famished look - I bet it got a lot of sympathy and pancake nibbles :) Elizabeth x #97

Nicky said...

Great looking punches and buddies eye are saying feed me lol - dropping by late this week as been really busy ~ thanks for sharing ~ Nicky 2

Laura said...

Lol look at the face, what a brill photo!

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