Wednesday, 18 July 2018

What's On Your Workdesk - Week 476

Hello Deskers, Followers and All,

Wednesday again! It's been said before, and will no doubt be said many more times, but where did the last seven days go?! In fact, I almost forgot what day it is ... not entirely surprising at my great age ... so here for you, and our Head Desker, Julia, at the Stamping Ground, is what's on my desk today.
There's been a bit of stamping going on and a lot of scrapping. On an impulse, and perhaps a bit rash of me, I've signed up for the summer challenge on Mind The Scrap's Facebook group. I think I forget just how busy life is!!! The warm up began last evening so that's the first layout sitting on top of a stack of paper and the really useful box that's full of supplies beneath ... this last now seems to be a permanent fixture these days. On the left is new stamps I've been testing. They are part of a mini haul from Monday's trip to The Range.
As you can see, there are more than a few unicorns. My great niece, Arihanna, loves unicorns and mermaids and I suspect flamingos too. The snowman and butterfly punch were a happy find in a charity shop. Seems that someone had handed in boxes of crafty stash and I had a fine old time riffling through it. Sadly, much of it wasn't my taste but I did like the quirky snowman and you can never have two many butterfly punches.

Only one book to share this week. I'm still listening to Grisham's 'The Litigators' - actually it's re-listening to it while I craft away - but my bedtime listening is Secrets of A Family Album by Isla Dewar.

I can't say I'm really enjoying this novel. It's not her best. The main characters, Lily and her mother Mattie, are not very likable and I find myself not caring what happens to them. Also, there's far too much emphasis on what the characters are wearing, what cosmetics they use, etc. Not to mention several paragraphs wasted listing ALL the gifts each character, that gathered at Lily's parents home for Christmas, received! Paragraphs that I'd skip if I was actually reading the book.

That's me done for this week. I'm off to check a few desks before lunch.

Take care everyone and have a great week ahead.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

In A Vase - Pride of England

Hello Everyone,

I didn't have time to join in with the usual In A Vase On Monday - I was out visiting family for much of the day - so I thought I'd post it today instead.
One perfect rose. This is a hybrid tea call Pride of England. Each flower is huge, beautifully formed and perfumed too. It's so big you can't see the little bud vase it's in..

That's it - a very quick post.

Take care and have a lovely evening.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Scrappy Sunday - Little Garden Visitor

Hello Everyone,

A bit late today but I've been distracted by the tennis at Wimbledon but better late than never! I hope you've had a lovely weekend.

This layout was inspired by the course I'm following, very slowly, from Shimelle Laine, Clear the Desk.

The photo is of the little cat, one of a few, that often visits our garden. I did think it was female because it so small but it's recently been wearing a blue collar so I think I got that wrong!

I've used some very old papers. In fact the blue background paper I've had so long I no longer know who the manufacturer was. The cat patterned paper and most of the embellishments are from the Meow collection (2015) from Echo Park. The red frame with the black paw prints was left over from a two page kit I bought 20 plus years ago, again I don't remember the manufacturer but I'm almost one hundred percent sure it is no longer available. The black title letters are from Simple Stories' So Rad Expressions Sticker sheet and the turquoise ones are another mystery - all I can say is they are old too.You can tell I'm trying to use up my oldest stash ... I've been hoarding for far too long.

That's me for today. I'm off to watch Poldark now even though I've watch much too much television today.

Take care