Wednesday, 25 July 2018

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 477

Hello Deskers, Followers and All,

I won't bore you with the usual, 'oh my goodness where has the week gone', intro and just get straight into sharing What's on my Desk today with you and our notable Head Desker Julia at the Stamping Ground.
If you think this is looking very black and white, it is. It's all to do with the challenge I'm participating in on Mind The Scrap's Facebook group. We've just been given the requirements for this, the second week, and it involves a lot of black and white. So, as you can see, I've gone through all my paper and cardstock - well, almost all - and pulled out anything that fits the bill. There's also several rolls of Washi tape and a strip of stickers that might also come in handy. The piles of photos are there because they fulfil another requirement. On top of the, now essential, really useful box of goodies is the last layout completed for last week's challenge. Here's a close-up:
The photo is very old - c.1980s - and shows my lovely step-brother, Sandy, with his Judo group. In his heyday he did incredibly well and even defeated the great Jean Paul Van Damme in one never-to-be-forgotten bout. The page really isn't as squint as it looks in the photo - I've yet to work out how to get a page exactly square on for the photos!!!

Being challenged has increased my weekly scrapping output enormously - normally I'd maybe manage one, possibly two if I drove myself! Here's another that takes the count up the six. My personal best!
Two more very old photos, 1996 this time, of my grandchildren with their colouring books - hence the crayons. Don't ask me what the toucans and butterflies are there for - I just liked them.

I'm still listening to the book I reviewed last week - ploughing through it would be a more appropriate description of how I feel about it. I should really give up and move on - life's too short!

Have a great WOYWW everyone and enjoy the week ahead.

20 comments:

  1. I’m really loving your LOs Ellie. It’s so lovely looking back at old photos. I must agree with you with your latest book....move on to one you enjoy. Life really is too short.
    Hugs,
    Annie x#14

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  2. Wow Elizabeth, 6 scrapbook pages in one week; I am impressed, especially in this heat. Glad the challenges are encouraging you. Love the variety of looks and subject matter. Have a great week. Sarah #13

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  3. How fantastic that the challenge has spurred you on! I must admit, I work quicker and better if I have something to make things for. The LOs are great and I loved the old photos on them - and why not have toucans on a LO? They're just fun!! And I used a load of those male sports/hobbies toppers that you sent me on cards for the WI and they all sold, so thank you again!!
    Hugs LLJ 11 xx

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  4. Fun post, glad to see the challenges get you motivated. Maybe I should go back to doing some. I use to post almost daily on new items. Now I can hardly keep up with WOYWW..I don't know why other than age, must slow you down daily. HAPPY weed to you

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  5. that sounds a great challenge, I do love a bit of black and white! great layout. Helen #4

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  6. Lovely scrapbook pages. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week. Love Caro x (#20)

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  7. Nice layouts! If you liked being challenged, come join us on SplitcoastStampers, where we have monthly scrapbook challenges. One of them is the one I host: Stashbuster. We try to use stash that we have had for longer than 6 months or a year. We have lots of other challenges too, and a forum where we sit goals and chat. :)
    I can't seem to link you here, but just look up SplitcoastStampers.com Then on home page are links to scrapbooking. I hope you can find us.

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  8. Great LO's Elizabeth but six in one week, that is going some. Wishing you a great woyww, Angela x17x

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  9. Hi Elizabeth. Goodness! 6 pages in the week - well done you!! The ones shown re great
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

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  10. I am really impressed with your layouts. It seems you are actually getting a lot done through these challenges. Most impressive. I look forward to seeing the black and white, one of my favorite color combinations. Happy WOYWW from # 1.

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  11. Good Morning Elizabeth, great scrap pages and so interesting to hear their background. being given a prompt can sometimes be the best way to keep us crafting we just need a word or two to push us forward.
    Happy WOYWW #6

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  12. Djeeez, that's a lot of scrapbooking you've done! I love the 'leopard' one and beating J.C.v.D really is BIG!!! Have a great week, warm (tropical!) hug from the Netherlands, Marit #21

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  13. Hi Elizabeth, lovely layouts! Well done to your step-bro too! Another huge fan of the black & white combo, but thats no real surprise, is it? lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xXx

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  14. That's some lovely scrapbooking! Happy rest of the week! xo Cheetarah #28

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  15. Fun layouts! That's what I need to complete some layouts...challenges. Have a great week. Dorlene #34

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  16. Hi, Elizabeth! Wow, 6 layouts in a week is extremely impressive! The ones you've posted here are quite lovely!Have a wonderfully crafty weekend! Julie {#29}

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  17. I never thought a challenge would sit well with me, but I did do the ‘one everyday in June’ sketch challenge at Inspired by Memories and because I made a couple of extras (as in, not really what I was aiming for the first time), i filed 37 LOs in June. Now that’s never going to happen again! But yeah, I suddenly find the odd challenge is really great and uses up stash that you wouldn’t think of too! Love your LOs, and that you talk of the phots as old and really old. They match the years that I work on quite regularly! 6 layouts a week is 24 a month, now that’s a lot if you do that for a year!!

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  18. Wow, you never said you had a famous brother - what an achievement defeating the actor Jean Van Damme. You have bragging rights here with me.
    Love that you feel your photo is a bit off skew - I cannot get things to be totally square when I take photographs. I usually leave a bit of border around them to make up for it.
    Sorry I am so late - Hugs, Neet 5 xx

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