Wednesday 30 December 2020
Friday 25 December 2020
Wednesday 23 December 2020
I've missed a few posts recently but I just couldn't let this week pass without wishing all you wonderful WOYWWers a very good Christmastime. For most of us it's going to be a very different holiday this year, possibly a lot quieter than anticipated, but my hope for you all is that that you have a lovely day. Ours is going to be quiet, just us and our grandson, but we have much to be thankful for - not least, that we are still here to enjoy the day.
It's Christmas on my desk today too. My room was in chaos so a sort out was needed and that's how I came to unearth this unfinished album. From 2015. Really! So I'm now in the process of finishing it. And it's proving to be a bit of a treat looking back to a happy Christmas past. If you've been in the habit of recording your Decembers then I recommend nothing better to cheer you up right now, especially if you are in the UK and in Tier 4, than to flick through those pages. All those lovely memories have certainly cheered me up.
As you can imagine I haven't been out shopping for goodies much in the last nine months - if at all! But I was on a mission last week - looking for new shower mats - so the EM drove me to Dunelm in Kilmarnock. I didn't find what I was looking for but, as we were in the neighbourhood, we popped into The Range to stock up with adhesives - scrapping pages uses an awful lot of adhesives.
Wednesday 9 December 2020
Another Wednesday and another chance to pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to check out What's On Your Workdesks. I'm expecting to read lots of lovely reports on Saturday's celebration Zoom Crop which I was devastated to miss. I just don't have the technology. Yet! I'm working on it. Maybe by the next one I'll be all up and running. In the meantime, here's what's on my desk today.
LLJ a few years ago - has become very much a Christmas tradition for the EM.
Tuesday 8 December 2020
I'm so late for what should have been a Sunday post for the Christmas Card Club. I can only apologise but I'm still having up and down days. Sunday and Monday this week have been two such days. I wish it were otherwise but it is what it is. So here I am today sharing the cards I made for Shaz's choice of die-cuts.
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Happy 600 everyone. Sending congratulations to Julia and all you lovely deskers on this very special What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. And a massive thank you to Julia for dreaming up the idea and for keep it going for almost 12 years now. That's 600 reasons to celebrate!
There's not much on my desk today.
Sunday 22 November 2020
Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone,
How are you? I hope you're doing okay during this difficult time. We've been locked in at Level 4 since Friday and hubby, who loves taking us out on little road trips, is clearly finding it difficult being so confined - he's showing signs of developing cabin fever.
Me? After weeks, months, of not feeling too good, finding it a trial just doing the simplest of tasks, and feeling miserable because of it, a mental pep talk sees me spending more time crafting, and blogging. About time too. Which brings me to the reason for today's post - the Christmas Cards Club challenge for today. Gwen has set us the theme of 'Deer' and I've managed to make the following two cards.
Materials used:- plain whte cardstock for card bases and topper base- tartan patterned paper - 'Plaid Tidings', 6"x 6" pack from Stampin' Up!- a scrap of bright green cardstock embossed with a folder from Craft Concepts, 'Silver Fern' - ancient but still gorgeous.- stamp - deer from Crafter's Companion's Signature Collection- Stickles, 'Cinnamon, for deer's eyes- tiny red gems to embellish- scrap of tree embossed card - source forgotten- scraps of orange (die-cut deer), dark green (greeting), gold (greeting and snowflakes) cardstocks- dies - Creative dies (deer and gold snowflakes), Tonic Studios (Merry Christmas), Tattered Lace (Happy Christmas)
Saturday 21 November 2020
I hope you've had a good day today - despite everything. Quick post as it's Saturday. I woke up this morning determined to get some crafting done and I have ... it's a miracle!WOYWW post from a couple of weeks ago. It's an exercise in using up lots of scraps leftover from previous creations and that makes me very happy. The base page is 'Loot Bag' from Cocoa Vanilla's 'Make A Wish' collection (from a Mind the Scrap kit). The title was inspired by a Bruce Springsteen number, 'Hello Sunshine', the subtitle 'We Are Family' from one of my favourite Robin Williams movies, The Birdcage.
Wednesday 18 November 2020
And a very happy WOYWW to you all. Yes, it's still morning - only just - but earlier than what has become my usual! Outside it's horrible. Rain is hitting the window in sheets and I can just about see a few of the last roses bending in the gale force wind that's howling out there. A good day to stay indoors in my cosy crafty bolthole.
Realistically, as we are now on Level 4 here in South Ayrshire, we won't be going anywhere anytime soon. My daughter and granddaughter both live in a Level 3 area so we are not allowed to visit each other - again!
In the meantime, I hope you are all okay wherever you are. Take care everyone.
Sunday 15 November 2020
I hope you are all having an enjoyable Sunday. This post is my way of trying to get back into posting regularly - or at least a bit more than I have been doing over the last six or so months! It is also intended to give me the nudge I need to get me crafting in the way I did before all the bad stuff that's happened this year ... I won't dwell on it beyond saying it's been no picnic for any of us.
To say I've done very little crafting is no exaggeration. No sewing, knitting, crochet, and not even gardening - indeed, the garden has become completely overgrown and wild looking. The only consolation is that the wildlife is enjoying it ... we've birds, squirrels, field mice and even our very own hedgehog.
Scrapbooking has, for reasons I can't think off, been the only thing I've been able to concentrate on. Here's the two last pages made.
Both were made from scraps and old stash because I'm trying to use up as much as possible before I have a good clear out. There's nothing new on these pages - even the photos were taken years ago - and I can't remember what year the embellishments date back too. The yellow and white striped squares on the 'Bedtime' page were made using scraps of paper and sticky transparent squares that are a Docraft product. Hoarded because I couldn't find a reason to use them. The pretty patterned paper on 'New Arrival' is from the Little Sprout collection by Fancy Pants Designs which came inside a scrapbook magazine a long, long time ago - possibly 2009. Even the new arrival isn't so new anymore - he started school this year!
I'm going to submit 'Bedtime', because it's made almost entirely of scraps of patterned paper, to Di's challenge: Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #390.
So that's my first Sunday Scrap post in a very long time and, what's more, I intend to be back posting again soon. I need to get back into the old routine.
Hope you are all well and that you have a great week ahead.
Wednesday 11 November 2020
Well, I'm back again. Back and joining in with Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday to enjoy a peek at everyone's desk and, of course, show what's on mine too.
I did say there wasn't much on my desk so here's a couple of photos of pages recently made including one using that fabulous paper that was on my desk last time I was here - Week 594.
The photos were taken at my grandson's wedding last November. Hard to believe they've just celebrated there first anniversary. Time flies, even in a year like the one we are enduring now.