Tuesday, 22 September 2015

T on Tuesday

As I actually have some crafting to show, the first for such a long time, I thought I would pop over and join Elizabeth for T on Tuesday! This is my desk with my cup of tea and a little photo album I am making for my Mum.... here's hoping the mojo is here to stay for a while!
These are the Christmas cards I made at the crop in Aberdeen on Saturday.  I had a lovely day with the group of crafties/scrapbookers and it was just what I needed to get me back to playing in my scraproom.  
This is card one and there was some fussy cutting and inking and stamping and I love the way it turned out .
This looks so much prettier in real life, little glitter shiny bits on the trees and snow, will definitely be making more like these if I can!
This is an easel card and I love that stamp with the sleigh and reindeer going across the moonlight.
This was such fun to make, acetate behind the window and a little cut out snowman peaking with stamped trees and some glitter in the background.

Now, don't be expecting this standard of Christmas card from me at home, I haven't the dies or stamps I got to use at the card class but at least I can use the ideas and have a go with things I do have.  Watch this space!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015


I am not going to be linking up because I have no phone line or internet at the moment so wouldn't be able to return all the visits or leave comments... I am writing this piggybacking on a neighbours interwebs which makes for an entirely new experience in speed!!

I did want to say how sorry I was to read about the passing of Eliza last week, such a lovely lady and it has been a privilege to 'know' her and her cute little Yoda cat, from our desk visits with WOYWW and T on Tuesday.  She will be sadly missed by all and my heart goes out to her family and friends at this sad time.

I don't think there has ever been such a gap on my blog... the mojo has vanished into thin air with the invasion of painters and plumbers renovating the main bathroom.... a one week job that is now in week 3.... and with the phone line down too... but I will be back... and I will be playing at my desk soon.... its a promise.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Good Morning!  It actually looks like it might be a lovely sunny day here in Bonnie Scotland, which would be great, because we haven't really started the spring and summer very well!  This is my desk on this bright June morning, you can see the ATC's I have received for the 6th Anniversary WOYWW Swap, with the lovely cards/folders and envelopes that they arrived in at the back.  

Jan's lovely hare, Jo's dumfling, Annie's embroidered, MaryAnne's popping up box and Neet's cute little piffy... they are so lovely and I am enjoying having them on the desk to sit and look at but think it is time to make a book to hold all the WOYWW swap ATC's for the last couple of years... that should keep me out of mischief for a while eh?
Looking forward to seeing all the desks this morning and this evening is a walk at Haddo House and meal afterwards with the ladies group I have joined.
Leave your number and I will be checking out the linky list at our Julia's to come by for a visit!

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 layout...it 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!