Wednesday, 8 May 2013

WOYWW - Week 205

Morning Everyone,

Happy Wednesday to you all ... time for us to join in Julia's mammoth blog hop over at the Stamping Ground again and reveal to our fellow crafty bloggers what we are up to today.

In my case, not a lot! Just a bit of colouring with ProMarkers. The eagle-eyed will notice that the newly decorated and upcycled cat food boxes are now gracing the workdesk. All the stuff that looked so messy before is still handy, but is now tidily tucked away. There's not much else of note ... a finished card in a box and on top of some stamping blocks are several unfinished ones ... the results of my experiments with printing digital stamps directly on to card bases.

We were out gallivanting yesterday ... well, it was scorching out and too good a day to waste indoors. We drove down to Dumfries, to the Camera Obscura there. It's situated in this very old mill.

A novel experience it was too ... sixty steps up a spiral staircase! I didn't know what to expect really but thought it was something to do with looking up at what was going on in the sky. Instead, we were given an aerial view of the entire town of Dumfries and much of the surrounding area ... it was amazing :) We had a picnic in the grounds and then went on to visit Dumfries's Robert Burns Museum. All-in-all, a terrific day out. Oh, and that's another item on the bucket list ticked off :))

The weather isn't going to be so good today ... no temptation to get out and about. Instead, I'll be popping in to visit as many desks as I can manage. Many thanks to all who visited and left comments last week ... they are all read and appreciated :))

I hope you all have a great WOYWW day.

Happy crafting,


505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Coloring is so relaxing, isn't it. Looks like you have enough to keep you occupied for a bit.

Your outing looks like it was a lot of fun. Love the photo of the old mill. It reminds me of a lighthouse.

I love getting a jump on visiting those of us that post early to WOYWW.

Kay (no # yet)

Jules said...

Good morning Elizabeth

I love a good colouring session .. very therapeutic and relaxing don't you think (unless you accidentally go out of the lines LOL!!).

We have rain here today too. So that will stop me doing more washing!!

Great photograph of the old mill. Sounds like a lovely place to stumble across.

Hope you have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Annie said...

Sounds like you had a fab day out Elizabeth and the journey to the top sounded worth the effort :-)
A x # 53

Julia Dunnit said...

Looks like the printing experiment was a good one. love the image you're about to colour. Glad you downed pencils for a day out, camera obscura on my bucket list too..we once climbed a heart failure type hill in Aberystwyth only to find it was closed for renovation. still a wonderful view anyway, but not quite the same.

My name is Cindy said...

Your day out sounds interesting! I don't think I've tried printing direct onto cards - note to self something else to try! Happy WOYWW Cindy #59

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics. Hope you enjoy your colouring !Take care Zo xx 65

Helen said...

That sounds a fascinating trip, shame the weather hasn't lasted (not that we're surprised now!) Helen, 5

Twiglet said...

Great day out there Elizabeth - ours was a sunny one spent pottering in the garden and the rare treat of reading a book in the fresh air!! Today it's raining - AGAIN! x Jo

The Taming of the Glue said...

Your day out sounds interesting. We've never made it as far as Dumfries. Enjoy your's great therapy!
Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Candace said...

Sounds like a great day out and sun too!

Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

Happy Crafting
Candace #64

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Oh thats sounds like a great day hopefully the weather will improve! l find colouring so relaxing love what you have on your desk are you going to finish it and presented? enjoy your day x

glitterandglue said...

Those stamped images are lovely. Enjoy the colouring.
Camera obscura are great, aren't they? So very surprising, as you say.
Have a great week.
Margaret (glitterandglue)

ria gall said...

Hi Elizabeth
a great desk today but more than that you took me back to my old stompping ground. I finished me schooling off in Dumfries and my parents still live there, glad you had a great day sight seeing
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

lisa said...

Hi Elizabeth
It's a grotty cold giving me a thick head.. see I wasn't even with it to explain that!!
Your colouring looks beautiful, I love those dainty flowers.
Haven't we been lucky with the weather lately. Your day out sounds fascinating.
Hugs Lisax #125

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love camera obscures! They're so interesting..we went to the one in Edinburgh, it was astonishing at the detail you could see..great for a sticky beak like me :)
Hope you have a great week!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

shazsilverwolf said...

I think the glorious bank holiday weather enticed loads of us out for the day. Glad you enjoyed yours. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #118 xx

Jaki Morris said...

Love the look of that stamped image, what is it?

Thanks for popping by my blog today


Julie Lee said...

Your day out sounds fabulous, though not for the faint-hearted with vertigo! I love Pro- markers. Thank you for sharing your work space. Julie Ann xxx

Darnell said...

What a fun outing you had, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing! Your new covered boxes and your cards for coloring look sensational!! Have a great week! (Not doing WOYWW, alas.)

Ginny Maxam said...

I'm new to this typew of coloring and I love it! Beautiful photos of your day Thanks for sharing!Have a great week! Ginny #120

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Coloring is so relaxing. Your trip sounds like it was a great experience. Love the pic of the tower.
Krisha #20

Anne said...

looks like a great day out Elizabeth. It was lovely here too but I had to take my Aunt to hospital, went to Sugar craft in a very warm room and then felt shattered in the afternoon after the very early start. Did spend some time in garden though. Not so good today.
You have been busy making some lovely cards. Anne x #70

Kezzy said...

Hi, looks like you had a lovely day out. Wow your cards are fantastic, I wish I was brave enough to play with graphic software lol I reckon it would take too much reading!!!! but I so love the effect of your cards and the recycled box is awesome. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

okienurse said...

great looking desk and I really like those boxes you covered! Awesome way to keep everything close at hand. Looks like you had a great day out too...hope the good weather comes back to you soon. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #36

BJ said...

Love the upcycled boxes they are FAB. Finished off my letters this morning and they are now on the wall. Made some cards with the new stuff too. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#15

Unknown said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for popping by. I am catching up with my visits today as I managed to get all but the layout in my to do Q finished yesterday! You are right to make the most of the sun. We are back to cloud again....whats new. Great photo of the Camera Obscura. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 94

sandra de said...

Your printing experiment looks very promising. I am sure once you have coloured they will be gorgeous. Thanks for offering to help with the stamp. At this stage I will wait for a few UK stores to reply to my emails and see where that leads. Have a lovely week.

Kelly said...

What a lovely way to spend the day. And to have the opportunity to see the Robert Burns museum. Officially envious :-) Hugs & Blessings Kelly #103

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by on WOYWW - lovely digi images - cheers Mxx #56

Anonymous said...

Hello, Elizabeth, I'm a bit belated in returning your WOYWW-related visit -- better late than never! That's a good idea, printing the digital images right on the card bases. Sounds like you had a lovely day out! ~ Laura #105