Wednesday, 27 May 2015


It is the WOYWW 6th Anniversary Swap!!  This is my desk on this auspicious morning... and yes, it is 4.30 a.m. as I type this... 
these are the ATC's that I have managed to make... 12 of them and then the wrist said no more crazy lady, that's it.... the doctor says I have a ganglione pressing on the nerves in my wrist which needs operating on to remove it... 
So this is the ATC I have made to swap with my mystery person in linky list... to amke up for its lack of beauty on the outside I made it into a 'secret keeper' with the anniversary message on the inside when the top is slid upward!!
and you can see what a problem I have with the cats.... its 4.15 a.m. in this photo... and its daylight out there and the cats think that that means Mum should be out of bed and getting them breakfast!
Garden is looking nice though and I really appreciate the nice early morning view from my spot at the window... 
Congratulations to Julia and all the WOYWW deskers on the 6th Anniversary of visiting each other, I have been missing in action most of this year but couldn't not be here for this... I still have few ATC's to swap with peeps if anyone is interested!!
Thank you to NikkiC for the lovely button as always!!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


Yay! I am joining Julia for the Wednesday whirlwind dance through the desks of the world... and on my desk are a couple of cardboard inserts from new shoes I got in the post... 

they just look too much fun to throw in the recycle so I thought I would have a go at playing with them and see what happens...

I thought I would do a step back photo shot of the window and lets in so much light and makes it such a pleasure to work in there... will be glad when the new blinds arrive though, its fine during the day but at night I feel a bit like a goldfish in a bowl!

another pic of the new long shelf I had put up to home all the bits I have altered so they aren't using up good stash space on my units

and the new corner with my desk in place at last... its only taken 11 months but I got there in the end and now have a lovely computer area to waste my time on the interwebs! LOL
I am being a lady that lunches today but will be back later to visit everyone and then I must make a start on the ATC's for the 6th Anniversary of WOYWW... I cannot miss that!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

T on Tuesday

A frothy milky coffee on one side and the makings of a scrapbook page centre stage on my desk.  I am really enjoying being able to work in natural light from my new window and as I had mentioned some time ago, a need to use up some of my paper stash and actually get some of my photos printed and into scrapbooks. So, no, these papers are not the latest design and colours but I bought them because I liked them and that has not changed!!
Finished layout of my Granddaughter, Caitlyn taken last year when she was at the beach playing in the sand.  I have used a page from Titan333 that I found on Pinterest as my inspiration.
Close-up of the flowers and pin and pearls that decorate the page.
So that is one photo down.... just a few hundred to go but as I sorted my papers into colours and manufacturers last week I have a better idea of what I have to play with... some of them are a decade old or more so its use it or lose it time!!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Mum and Dad at the Beach 1973

A layout of my Mum and Dad with photos from 1973 when we lived in Marsa el Brega Libya.  
My Dad standing on the beach with his sunfish sailing boat and my Mum, looking very young and glamourous, sitting on a huge pile of washed up seaweed further along the beach. 
I love the contrast of the coloured/patterned papers and the black and white photographs.  The papers are Hippy Chic from DCWV which seemed appropriate for pics from the late 1960's and early 1970's.
It has been such a long time since I worked on a 12 x 12 page that I had forgotten how to do it... but I'll keep practicing and maybe it will come back to me!! 

Saturday, 2 May 2015

The Window and the Wallet...

This is the little window I used to have in the scraproom...
The new window is in and it makes such a difference to the room... so much lighter and it will be lovely to sit at the desk and work with this in front of me...
and if I am sitting this is the view I have... 
so my friend, Sarah, who lives across the road from me, asked me if I could make something to hold the birthday treats she had planned for her husband, Bob.  I thought this wallet I found on Pinterest was a great idea...
The inside has cardstock 'credit cards' with the details of the weekend away, the restaurants etc that she has arranged...
It was good to sit and make something... now I just need to organise my time so I can do something everyday!!  I have hurt my wrist.... its a repetitive movement injury from repeating the same mouse movement when I scanning all the old slides/transparencies... maybe should have taken it in smaller doses instead of trying to do it all at once.... :(