Sunday, 17 June 2018

Scrappy Sunday - Sweet Little Hut

Evening Everyone,

It's been a while since I posted anything creative but my mojo is back and so am I!

I decided to celebrate my new garden hut with this layout. Most of the supplies are from Mind The Scrap (MTS) - after much deliberation I've taken out a subscription. So far the kits have been lovely and include just enough new goodies to keep me happy. I did pull out the huge pot of white gesso I've been hoarding and made a splashy mess, using the packaging method, with blue Spectrum Noir Aquatint Inks and my Windsor & Newton watercolour paint ... all good fun. The layers behind the photo include white tissue paper, papers from MTS and a variety of papers from the scrap basket. It's a Suse Fish Scraptherapy inspired layout based on a sketch from a book I've downloaded from Creative Scrappers.

I'd like to submit this layout to Pixie's Snippets Playground. Haven't participate for a long time but it's nice to be back.

Hoping to once again post more regularly now that I've found my feet, so to speak. Thanks for popping in and if you would like any further information on the supplies used, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take care and have a great week ahead.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

What's On Your Workdesk - Week 470

Hello Everyone,

Some of you may have noticed that I've not been around for quite a long time. Three months ago my beloved brother became very ill with terminal cancer. Sadly, he died on 2 May. And I have not been able to do anything creative, let alone blog, since. I simply filled the void by sorting, reorganising and cleaning my craft room - not to mention the rest of the house and garden. Today, though, I'm feeling the need to be creative again - but I think I have forgotten how so it will be baby steps until I get into the swing of things! In the meantime, here's a photo of my very tidy desk.
Besides the ubiquitous cuppa there's my planner and a box of scrappy goodness all ready for me to get started. I'm using the planner for scrap therapy - in the manner of Suse Fish. So much more doable than filling out each and every little square on each day and it is indeed therapeutic. The contents of the box are supplies for continuing with Shimelle's class, Clear The Desk ... abandoned after the first part so now I'm going to attempt the second part ... I'm hoping it's just the thing to get me going again. That booklet lying on top of the box is a copy of sketches from Creative Scrappers. I downloaded and printed it out at the weekend - again with the hope that it's just the encouragement I need. We shall see!

That's me for this week. Short and sweet - just the way Julia likes it.

Take care everyone.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 463

Morning Everyone,

Missed last Wednesday - life and all that - so just had to join in with WOYWW this week even though my desk has seen precious little crafting. The postie has been though so here's a shot of what he brought.
After months of being very, very good - not spending a penny on stash but using up what I already have amassed over the last twenty or so years - I've broken down and been very, very bad! This little order from Craftelier is just the tip of a spending mountain. I think I'm in recovery now and that will be the last for another few months. It all started with me needing a new date stamp. The old one you can see top left stops at 2016 - you can tell I don't use one very often on my layouts! Well, of course, I ended up getting not just one but two new ones and then the stamp sets just fell into my basket and it would have been rude not to order them too.

And look what was enclosed with the order - so sweet!

It's my sister's 64th birthday today so, of course, I'm off to visit her to help her celebrate. That means I won't be around for a couple of hours but I will be back later to visit and comment on as many WOYWWers as possible.

Happy Crafting,