Wednesday, 23 September 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 590

 Afternoon Everyone

It was too much to hope that, after last week's unexpectedly early post, I'd make an equally early appearance this week. No excuses beyond the usual one of life getting in the way. And that life has not been made any better by the latest pandemic restrictions here in the UK. Sigh. I can't help thinking that we WOYWWers are luckier than many, we have our workdesks, and we have the weekly opportunity to keep in touch through Julia's weekly get together on the Stamping Ground. Our long distance camaraderie will help us through, I'm sure.

Spot the difference! I've had a major clean up and so much tidiness is good for this old soul. I'd say that I will keep my desk this clear but I think that would be too optimistic. Much too optimistic. Papercrafting tends to be a messy business, don't you think? That's another of my homemade scrap kits in the poly bag. This one is predominately blue in content with a little bit of black and white for contrast - much of it made up of scraps. Using up paper scraps could be said to be my current raison d'etre!

Warning: this is the enabling me now. On the left of the desk, just above the handy wee pack of heart shaped puffy stickers, is this pack of Heidi Swapp Color Magic Notes 18. The notes are white with an embossed design which is, when spritzed with a coloured ink like the Ocean blue Color Shine I used here, revealed. I wasn't sure how useful I'd find the notes but they've won me over ... I like that I can spray them any colour I need for a layout. . 

That's all from me this week except a for a few images that I thought you might appreciate this week.

First up, one for the sewers among us. 

Next, some naughty humour:


And finally ... 

Isn't that the truth!

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 589

 Morning Everyone,

Yes, good morning! How can it be? I'm here and it's not just Wednesday, but it's still morning. In plenty of time for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - over on Stamping Ground. Truth is, this will be brief. It's the EM's birthday today and we have visitors on the way, so here's my desk today.

Another scrap page in the making and a stamp set used for the greeting when I made this birthday card.
Not a good shot but it wasn't until I'd given it to my husband that I thought about it. By the way, he's a magnificent 82 today. 
The butterfly suddenly made an appearance in the garden yesterday. They've been scarce this year.

And that's it from me today. No book bit - I'm still enjoying those I mentioned last week. As ever, I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone over at The Stamping Ground.

Have a great week wherever you are.

Monday, 14 September 2020

In A Vase On Monday - Roses, Asters & Herbs

 Hello Everyone

The weather here has been wet, very wet, for weeks. I exaggerate, of course, but it has certainly been more than a little damp here on the west coast of Scotland. And it's kept me out of the garden. My overgrown, weedy and messy garden. But it's not so bad today so I had a wee ramble round taking in just how much needs to be done, and to pick from the few flowers left of the summer blooms for Cathy's In A Vase On Monday. That's mainly the roses, herbs and a little clump of purple asters - the pink ones are yet to flower.

I chose these creamy yellow hybrid teas, Elina, because they are the perfect cut flowers
I've checked and double-checked my records but cannot find the name for the purple asters.  
All I can say is that it's a dwarf form of aster novae-angliae which performs well every year with not much help from me.

The herbs included are rosemary, chocolate mint and fennel. It wasn't until I cropped this shot that I spotted that there was a wee family of greenfly on the fennel. Where are the ladybirds when you need them! 

So that's what's in my vase today. Beautiful, apart from the greenfly, of course. Thanks for looking in and do pop over to Cathy's blog, Rambling In The Garden, to see the many lovely arrangements submitted for her meme, In A Vase On Monday