Wednesday, 11 April 2012

WOYWW - Week 149 - Therapy in Scrapping a Layout

Good Morning WOYWWers, Followers and All,

Yes, it's the day we are invited by Julia, over at the Stamping Ground, to join her in revealing what is on our workdesk and what it is that you are working on, or not working on, whatever the case may be - to join in the fun just click the WOYWW icon on the sidebar to the left - so here's what's on mine today.

As you can see I'm putting together a scrapbook layout with some lovely papers I have had forever! I bought them in a sale the year before last and have been hoarding them, along with too many more, ever since :) They looked good with the photos of the lambs, as seen on last Wednesday's WOYWW post, so time to get the templates and the scissors out. The TH ink pads are there to ink the edges with - haven't decided which of the two colours to use yet. There's a bunch of flower shapes and a couple of cut out butterflies that I'm going to do something with before placing them on the page. You can also see a couple of rulers mixed up with the information strips trimmed from the patterned paper, more templates, my coaster without a cuppa on it, the timer I rarely use and my much treasured WOYWW badge :) And barely visible are the two containers of crafting arsenal - adhesives, scissors, etc.

I had a truly eventful holiday weekend one way or another - mentioned in a previous post so I won't repeat myself - so I had absolutely no crafting time at all until yesterday when I decided that what was needed was some scrapping therapy.

I hope you all had a happy holiday weekend and that Tuesday didn't come as too much of a shock to you. Welcome to my newest followers, Heather, Julie, Huzurla,  Jacki, and Brenda, it's lovely to have you join me :)

Mindful of Julia asking us to keep it brief, I'll close now ... it's after midnight so I should get off to bed anyway ... I want to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to get around to see as many of you as possible in the morning.

Have a great day and happy WOYWW to you all, 


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm really loving your paper. I have noticed, though, that paper is like fashion. After awhile, it gets "old." Even well loved companies like Basic Gray and Graphic 45 change their designs every year or so. What I LOVED last year (even though I'm not really a paper person) I find stale this year. That's why I've decided my paper has to go or get painted over. Glad to see you are using yours.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OOPS, I forgot to tell you to have a a super WOYWW from # 9 this week!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVely LO, super colours you make it look so easy, way out of my comfort zone...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

kay said...

what a productive looking desk,am intrigued re the timer and think i should get one so i dont keep burning,
have a fab craft week and
happy woyww,

Annie said...

Gorgeous pics of the baby lambs. I love this time of year :-)
A x #68

Helen said...

I'm intrigued now so off to find out what went on... Love those papers, I am sure I have some somewhere...!! Helen 39.

Lynn Holland said...

Glad you had a lovely Easter Elizabeth, we did too in the Lake District but like you it's back to creating now and Ive got a lot to catch up on.
One I made earlier today

RosC said...

Hi again, Elizabeth. Great to use some precious papers that have waiting for just the right job. The DIs are such a useful part of most things, even my record of experiments pages get distressed.
Yours as ever,
Ros #90

Astrid Maclean said...

Your LOs look great so far, I am sure they will be stunning when done!!
Have a great week! #32

Neet said...

Love that cute badge on your desk Elizabeth. Nice papers for your LO too and what look to be photos of sheep. Now you have me wondering, why sheep?
Thanks for sharing your space.

Hugs, Neet #10 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, look at those templates, how useful - clever idea to use the flower/sun for a journalling spot, the page looks great.It's all looking frightfully controlled!

Glenda said...

I found out long ago that I'm no scrapper! I'm in awe of those that are. Love your space and have a wonderful rest of the week!

JoZart Designs said...

Lovely Spring LO Elizabeth. Glad you managed to enjoy the Easter holiday after all your traumas and I sincerely hope Graeme and Arihanna are both improving. Such a shock for everyone.
Lots of love joZarty x

shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely Layout, I know what you mean about paper hoarding, I think we are all guilty of that one, lol.happy WOYWW, Shaz #94 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a great layout in progress, glad you're finding it therapeutic. Me too, crafting keeps me sane! Take care, enjoy WOYWW snooping! Love Zo xx 75

May said...

Beautiful spring layout, love the pics of the little lambs... fab papers love the colours, Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x No15

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I'm doing a little snooping before my day starts. I hope all is well on the family front.

The papers look great with the lamb photos. You are absolutely right, crafting does help to calm and focus on something different, if only for a short time.


Jacqui Chimes said...

What a lovely layout
Jacqui #112


Such lovely spring colors and love the sheep! I am intrigued though, I saw the timer, do you challenge yourself? lol needlewings#52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You get a real sense of satisfaction from using old stash - I always feel very virtuous indeed :)
I'm sorry to hear about Graham, but at least it was found out and can be dealt with. My darling DH hadn't been feeling well (this is a few years back) went to the docs, sent straight to the cardiac dept and found out he needed heart surgery. It was all a bit of a shock as you well know. He ended up having a quad bypass and do you know, it was the best thing that could have happened. He's hale and hearty and if he hadn't had the op, well, I might be a widow right now because the blockage was so bad. So tell your daughter to keep the faith, it WILL be ok.
With love, LLJ #3 xx
PS Thanks for the lovely comments about the shop :)

Craftychris said...

I so love the page, its just right for those cutsy lambs. I have lots of paper I need to use up. I should use it before I buy more but that is sooooo hard! xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your desk looks very inspiring today. All these beautiful papers and the lovely photo's of the lambs. When I look at your desk spring arrives me :-) Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a crafty week. xFranka #11

Miriam said...

Lovely work - thanks for sharing.


BumbleVee said...

Hey !!'s spring!!


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I love those photos of the sheep and lambs. I have a load of papers and decoupage that are really not in fashion now, but I am using them to clear them out. I think a lot of them will get punched and copped to make other things. Thank you for your visits today and your lovely comments on both posts. they were mostly fun to do. Have a good week. xx Maggie #2

Bugged Designs said...

Love the colours on the background paper. Also just spotted the wavy templates, didn't know you could get those, something else to add to the wish list.... (Not playing woyww this week - been too busy with the easter hols to get myself organised enough to blog!)

My name is Cindy said...

Nice busy desk and those little lambies look great with those papers. A real Spring page! TFS Cindy #67

Di said...

Hi Elizabeth! Lovely layout coming along there. Others comments have made me realise I need to dive into those whole pads of paper I've just been stroking and looking at!

Hope news is better on the family front, I've been thinking about you.

A dear friend died on Saturday night (Mary of the Tuesday tale pickled egg business) - and, total shock, Ken her husband died yesterday :( So sad, but smiling wryly, I wonder if she said 'So what kept you?'. In lots of ways he's been spared the loneliness.

Sorry I'm late hopping over, yesterday was manic as you can imagine! Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx

okienurse said...

great looking desk and start of a great layout! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my desk this week. Have a great week. Vickie @106

Morti said...

Love your desk this week Elizabeth - the scrapbook page is just delightful. Spring lambs! I like the templates you're using, they must make it a lot easier!

Thanks for stopping by!

Morti #4

SophieNewton said...

I love that layout, gorgeous little lambs and the papers are lovely
Sophie x

Shoshi said...

Beautiful lamb pictures Elizabeth. We saw some gorgeous ones the other day and they were all leaping about in true "spring lamb" fashion!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Glad you like my new blog background! I actually used a combination of CraftArtist and Serif PhotoPlus to create it. As for my Choc-a-Bloc mixed media project, I'm waiting for a clay extruder to arrive from Ebay to do the next stage, and I need to make some small rocks out of polymer clay! I have no idea how it will turn out (or even if it will work) so we shall have to see! It's good to experiment sometimes.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

Joynana said...

Lovely layout and the papers are gorgeous. #25

fairy thoughts said...

great layout, with gorgeous papers. thanks for following me,
have a good wekend
janet #19

Lavinia said...

Love the page layout! The pictures are lovely too! The picture on the wall in France was great up close! You see them all over there, its getting more popular I think, wish we saw them more in the UK. My Mojo is back for a visit now, got my six cards made. Have a great week!