Wednesday 30 December 2020

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 604

Here it is, the last What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday of 2020. I'd be sad if I didn't know that there will be another next week in 2021 and I have truly had enough of this year. I'm 73 years old and I can honestly say this has been the worst year of my life. No other year comes anywhere near! Enough of my moans, here's what's still on my desk today.
Yes, not much change from last week. Still working on the 2015 album. Progress has been slow but it will be done before the end of the week ... I'm nothing if not determined. Given that there's not much more I can say about it I think I'll leave you with a few photos taken in the snow ... not that we have snow here on the coast but further inland there is enough for a puppy, grandson and great-grandson  to frolic about in.

I wish you all a fun Hogmanay and All the Best in the New Year.

Friday 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas

Greetings to you from our house to yours. It's been a difficult year and I know many of you have had your plans changed, some several times, but I hope that won't stop you having a wonderful day full of peace and joy. 

Wednesday 23 December 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 603


Hello Everyone

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. 

The dies and stickers just fell into my basket - honestly, they did. 

That's it for me this week. I'll leave you with this gorgeous photo of my grandson's collies under the tree.  

How cute are they! And so well behaved too.

Wednesday 9 December 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 601

 Afternoon Everyone,

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.

It's a bit messy but I've just completed one page and am now working on another for the Scrap Squad's 12 Days of Christmas Challenge on Facebook. The Christmas tree shape is made up of hundreds of 1" squares of patterned paper. I exaggerate, of course. It's actually 45 squares. There is, I'm sure, several ways of cutting our so many squares - some more a fiddle than others but, thankfully, I just happened to have a square punch that was the perfect size. Sticking with my intention to use as much old stash as possible this month I've used papers kits that came free with the now sadly defunct Scrapbook Magazine. That makes them very old indeed but they are still too pretty to toss. There's a little selection of photos to the left. They're there because I can't decide which to scrap. I will. Eventually. 

I've not managed much in the way of crafting since last week - a few cards, scroll down to the previous post for a wee look-see, and this couple of layouts.

The title and some of the starry embellishments have been in my possession since I started scrapping some 24 years ago. I've been trying to find the perfect reason to use the title in particular and this photo is it. Putting up the bunting - beautifully made by our very own LLJ a few years ago - has become very much a Christmas tradition for the EM. 

Now for a very rare enabling spot from me.
Sequins are in, especially for scrapbooking, at the moment so I thought this punch would be very useful - for cardmaking too. The punched shapes are larger than the average sequin - just short of 2" wide. 
I tried these two different cardstocks - shiny gold and black glitter - and found the shiny card gave the best results. I did buy the black glitter especially just for this purpose thinking it would be perfect, but not so. 

And finally, the book bit, back by no special request. 

'Quite' by Claudia Winkleman is an entertaining read with more than a few laugh out loud moments. This is a memoir with a difference. It's more a sharing of Claudia's observations on topics that mean much to her, e.g. the wearing of black, melted cheese, and the importance of naps. The chapter on the NHS, and nurses in particular, is very moving. Even if you are not a total fan, I'd recommend this book - it's a bit of fun, and right now we need fun. 

And that's it from me this week. I hope you are having a brilliant WOYWW and the coming week is a good one. 

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Christmas Card Club - Cards 15,16&17/2020

 Hello Everyone,

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. 

I cheated a bit because all three cards were made from a card kit, Christmas Delights from Studio Light. The kit, full of die-cuts, is an old one that I'd only just broken in to so there's many more cards left to make up - another year, perhaps. 

That's me done for now. I hope you will pop over to see what my teammates have created for today's theme. You'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - as always they are so much more creative than I will ever be.

I hope you enjoy what's left of the day. 

Wednesday 2 December 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 600

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.

I've put away the general stash and brought out the seasonal stuff because the aim for December is to scrap the photos from past winters and Christmases that haven't been scrapped yet. It's a fair sized pile and should keep me busy over the next few weeks. It's all old stash. Some part used, some never used at all. My intention is to use no new goodies until the old is completely gone. We'll just see how well I do by the end of the month. I've made a start with this page.
These photos of DH and I behaving like big kids are from 1995. They were taken when I was home for Christmas from college in Massachusetts. After being held up at the airport in Boston by bad weather, the plane had to be de-iced twice before we were allowed to leave, I came home to yet more snow. 

And here's a page that's been added to the 2020 album - dubbed the Covid album. 
This is our doctor on a home visit. She's wearing full PPE and making light of it even though she found it very uncomfortable. I've never been so grateful to see her as that day. DH was so ill with the virus. 

And finally, here's a few festive photos to get me in the mood.
A near neighbour couldn't wait to cheer up the neighbourhood.
Every little boy needs a Christmas tree in his bedroom.
Mylo looks confused - what's this all about. 

And finally, Christmas has come to Casa Worthington.
So that's it for another week. Another WOYWW with many more to come. Thanks to Julia for hosting for the 600th time and thanks to everyone who has visited and commented for as long as I have been participating. 

Have a wonderful WOYWW.