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.... :(

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


This is what my desk normally looks like....
and this is my work desk this Wednesday morning!  I have cleared the wall under the window ready for the new window to be installed... a bigger lower window that I can sit at my desk and look out into the garden... it will make the room sunnier and lighter and much nicer to play in!
and I have been very ruthless with getting rid of stuff that I won't use so that the overspill into the sun lounge is not now a major hoarding situation!

 Don't get the idea that I am cured... I still have far too much stash and a lot of it doesn't get looked at because it is crammed into corners of cupboards and I have forgotten it is there... so the declutter is definitely a ongoing situation... but I haven't given up yet!
Happy WOYWW to you all, I will be by for a visit between snow storms... yeah, so much for it being Easter and spring... obviously somebody around here didn't get that memo!!