Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Morning Everyone ...

.... and Season's Greetings to you all ... only another 7 days to Christmas!

Oh dear, it's been too many days since my last post - twelve days in fact - and even longer since I was last able to join in the fun of WOYWW - four weeks to be precise - shocking! Too much has prevented me from blogging, what with unpacking and settling into our new home and then didn't I go and catch one of the nasty winter bugs - various aches and pains and a head full of cotton wool :( It fairly put me out of action for a week or so but, happily, I'm now feeling much more myself again and, as you can see from my desk, able to craft too ... yippee!
Photos were taken late Tuesday evening when the light was all electric - not that there's much difference with the quality of light during the day here in Scotland. Our winter days are short, dark and, certainly recently, very stormy. Anyway, enough of that, on to what's on the desk this morning - what you see, nothing has changed. I've been using a new Woodware stamp, Patchwork Dove, purchased with the prize voucher won at Crafty Cardmakers, Challenge #100, way back in October, and paper-piecing to make some last minute Christmas cards. As you can see, the necessities of everyday crafting, i.e. stamping blocks, adhesives, pen pot, kitchen paper roll, etc., are now back out on the desk where they belong. It's been too long.
This shot shows just one corner of my new craft room. The decor is still very pink! We've not redecorated yet ... planned is a much more soothing shade of green but, as is often the way, nothing has gone to plan and it will be now some time in the new year before that shiny, glittery and very girly paper is stripped from the walls and in the meantime everything has been unpacked and found a home. The computer and printer are neatly tucked in the corner. The shelf above provides storage for my collection of crafting CDs and DVDs, the radio and a pile of audio books borrowed from the library. Under that, and on top of the photo storage drawers, is the TV - essential for watching all the Christmas movies showing at the moment :)  On the wall above that is some dinky shelving containing ink pads and glitter glues - all the very talented EM's work!

Apologies, Julia,  for the length of this post, but I have a lot of catching up to do after all those weeks of not participating.

And talking of catching up, I've missed you so am planning to visit you all today ... well, as many of you as is humanly possible.

In the meantime, take care everyone and, if I don't speak to you before, have a wonderful time over this coming festive season. And, of course,I wish you a very happy WOYWW today.

Happy crafting,


  1. Hi Elisabeth oh your craft room looks amazing!! I bet you have hours of fun in there he he! Have a lovely christmas

    Vic x

  2. I'm so glad you're settling well into your new home....I shall be coming to you for tips and hints :-) not really got a lot of space here to create now so have called a halt to Christmas crafting now but hopefully we will soon have a moving date and have something to aim for then :-). Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy,healthy and exciting new year.
    Annie x. # 36

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon, love the cards you are making. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tracy #41

  4. You're in your new place for Christmas, that's all that matters...decoration etc will all happen. Enjoy the festive season (esp now your cold has gone)
    Thanks for all your friendship and support this year - wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!
    HUgs LLJ 43 xx

  5. Good morning
    Just popping my head around the door to say hi and wish you a very happy Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing your workplace.

    Neil #20

  6. Oooooh, what a lovely big space you have there Elizabeth! Ha, I do love the pink walls - you could guess that though :)

    Loving the paper pieced birdies on your desk - I do so love those Woodware stamps. You possibly already spotted that I have that stamp plus two other Woodware ones in the Playground this week :)

    Glad you're feeling better and hope you continue to feel better each day in time for the festivities!

    I wonder if Bonnie has settled in OK? Hope so!

    Big hugs, Di xx

  7. love the pretty pastel doves in the works on your desk! I like the pink paper, just sayin:) Happy WOYWW & merry Christmas Lindsay #5

  8. Elizabeth,

    I think you craft room looks fantastic, yes the pink paper will go in time but for now all is perfect, you are in and starting to get some crafting done and that is the bonus, the rest will come later. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment was great to have you pop in and say hi.

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with all you wish for.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 15
    Happy WOYWW

  9. Glad your settling in your new home Elizabeth and that your back on your feet again there are some nasty bugs going around...lots of huggles and nice to see you back! Sue xxxx

  10. Nice projects in the works! Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas!#19

  11. Congrats on getting moved in. WOW! such a large crafting space, and that's just the desk....LOL The pink walls can be livable, but the soft green sounds better.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better, and glad your back in the WOYWW loop. You were missed!
    Thanks for the earlier visit.
    Krisha #23 Merry Christmas!

  12. What an amazing craft room you have!
    Happy Wednesday to you,
    Karin #3

  13. Hope you are feeling better and enjoying your new place! Love the patchwork doves you are working on, such a great image! I am smiling as my craft room is pink and decorated with Paris stuff (I live in NYC) hubby is glad I can contain it all in a room with a door (smile). Have fun finding the fun shade for your new space, it will make it your own! Happy Holidays!Winnie#51

  14. Hi Elizabeth how exciting planning a new craft room. Visions of neat rows of boxes, drawers and plastic containers! Thank you for visiting earlier. Have a great christmas
    Lynda B #31

  15. Glad you are feeling better. I am sure you will soon get that craft room just as you want it but pink is Ok by me. I love that little patchwork dove - very pretty. Happy Christmas! x Jo

  16. Congrats on moving and getting settled in, these things always take more time than we think they should, don't rush it. Glad you're feeling better and back joining us in woyww.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the lovely comments.

    Happy Woyww and Happy Christmas!

    Sandy #1

  17. The beautiful card on your desk goes so well with that pink and bright décor, Elizabeth! I'll say this, it would be hard to be depressed in that happy color for very long, but if it were me, I'd love a soothing green, as well.

    The room is organized and wonderful and I'm glad you are getting settled in. I hope you continue to feel better!

    Happy WOYWW and thank you for coming to visit me and leave some love! I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays!! Hugs, Darnell #10

  18. What pretty colours you are using on your cards. The room looks lovely, perhaps you could use some inks on the walls to cover the pink!
    Karen #33

  19. Lovely new Craft Room! Congratulations!! Your desk looks very inviting! I highly recommend getting an ebosser, My sweet husband bought it for me as I was having so problems with the volume of Embossing/cutting I was doing with my grand caliber, I have hand problems too!Have a great week and thanks for stopping by earlier! Ginny #9

  20. Your craft room looks great. I glad you are feeling better and doing some crafting. #6

  21. Sorry to hear you haven't been in good health. Your new craft room looks wonderful and I am totally loving that beautiful patchwork dove and the colors you have used. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year, Happy WOYWW! Danie #37

  22. Wow, your new craft room looks really organised. I like those cards you are making. I wouldn't worry too much about the pink room ... pink is actually meant to be soothing ... maybe just not that particular shade :)
    Thanks for stopping by and very best wishes for Christmas,
    RosA # 21

  23. Relief and gladness that you're now feeling so much better..I suspect the stress had found a chink in your armour! Lovely to see you crafting, and hang the redecorating, there's time when the days get longer. I gather from this morning's forecast that you are being battered again..keep safe you both.

  24. Oh was so looking forward to seeing your new craft space and you haven't disappointed. I was WOWing over the pink hearts but I guess they are far too much in the flesh! Glad you are feeling better now and back to the crafting. Thanks for visiting me this week. Happy Christmas BJ#35

  25. Oh such a pretty bird. Love the colours! And congrats on your room - Sorry to be late but now I can get to my desk, it's commenting time - pop back to see my tidy-up 85% done....sideways bookcases (and upside down ones) and all!

    Happy last WOYWW before Christmas!
    Mary Anne (24)

  26. thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
    robyn 7

  27. I'm so sorry you've beeen sick! But how fun, buying a new house!! And, you get such an awesome craft room!! I like the pink paper on the walls!! But, pink is my favorite color!!

  28. Wow thats a big craft room Elizabeth lovely coloured walls too! it's hard moving but so nice to get back crafting looks like you have settled in well .....sorry to hear about your cold could be the stresses of the move l got ill too as did the husband sounds like your on the mend though.....take care and have a lovely Christmas and all the very best for the New year xx

  29. Hi Elizabeth
    welcome back, glad the unpacking's done your craft room looks fab I'm not girly either but I love the look of the shiney pink paper... maybe you should stamp it and grunge it up a bit
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful a crafty new year
    janet #30

  30. What a gorgeous card you're making! It's pink alright but looks to be a nice big room for you to craft in. Enjoy the holidays in your new home. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy Holidays! Nan G #14

  31. I know what it is like to move into a new house just before christmas. I don't envy you. Hope you have a lovely christmas and new year. Hopefully I will have more time to WOYWW next year
    caroline xx


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