Wednesday, 20 January 2021

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 607

 Hello Everyone,

Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday to you all. I hope you are all well and finding plenty of crafting time. I wish I could say that the lockdown gives me ample opportunity for crafting but it doesn't seem so. I'm just plodding away, doing my best, such as it is and here's what's on my desk today. 

There's an old album full of old photos - most dated from before I discovered scrapping. I'm trying to mix it up and scrap both old and new photos this year. Obviously not on the same layout - that wouldn't make sense at all. Next to the album is the materials for my next page. The photo is of my late brother so it's bringing back all sorts of fond memories - he was a lovely man. The last page completed can just be seen behind it. At the back is an increasing amount of bits and bobs that should be put away but are not, and probably won't be anytime soon. 

That's about it from me this week. I have made some progress on the nature journal - not much but it isn't intended to be a fast project. This is the intro page - nothing exciting. 

And this is the second page. It's based on a quote I read in the book 'Every Day Nature' by Andy Beer, 'Spring starts in January' which got me out into the garden to search for those very signs. The photo is of bulbs emerging - definite signs of spring coming - and that prompted the stamped snowdrops. 

So that's my lot for this week. Not much, I know. Must try harder. 

Keep safe, everyone, stay well and keep on crafting. 

17 comments:

Helen said...

Evening Elizabeth! loving your layouts, and what a good idea to do some old and some new together. have a good week and take care. Helen #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I don’t think there’s a strict rule as to what we have to do, especially in these mad times! As long as you enjoy what you’re doing that’s the important thing. And what a lovely way to celebrate your brother ❤️
Hugs LLJ 16 xxx

Robyn said...

layouts might happen in my next life! thanks for sharing your inspiration! Robyn 32

Sarah Brennan said...

Great layouts Elizabeth and I like the idea of mixing up new and old photos. You have made a decent start with your nature journal. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Twiglet said...

Ah don't worry about the lack of activity - it's good to do a bit now and again to cheer us up but if it's hard work it's counter-productive. I love the Spring January page - it always makes me feel hopeful for the coming year, when I see the snowdrops. Lovely to see you are using up old photos for your LOs - I really could do with getting mine in order too. Stay safe. xx Jo

Sandra H said...

That’s a great layout Elizabeth always make good use of old and new this is creative work x

glitterandglue said...

Hi Elizabeth. Sorry I am late - life got just a little bit silly yesterday!! I love the page with the snowdrops - I really like them as flowers and wish I had thousands in my garden! They often have to survive the hardest of times, then they appear on the most slender of stems, having worked their way through frosty, hard, cold soil! Wonderful. That's going to be a beautiful way to remember your brother, too. Fabulous papers to use.
Enjoy plodding on - I reckon most of us are doing that at the moment. Taking each day as it comes.
Take care both of you. God bless.
Margaret #1

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, pleased I popped back. Looks like you're making good use of the old and new layouts there. It's strange times and I thought I would get more done too but it doesn't seem to happen. Take care and have a lovely belated woyww, Angela x14x

creativeseconds.com said...

Terrific layouts ~ Have fun with your nature journal too ~ Love, Karen#33

Spyder said...

I'm not really late, I was here on Wednesday but forgot to post the comment! The old and new layouts will look fabulous, I keep meaning to have a go..but am never quite sure were to start! Have a great crafty week, stay safe and Happy late WOYWW!? ((Lyn)) #17

Shoshi said...

What fun to have all those old photos to make beautiful layouts with, Elizabeth.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #23

Caro said...

Loving your layouts! Happy Belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#8)

Susan Renshaw said...

Enjoyed reading your post and looking at your pages.
Sorry I am late...
Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #12
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Lindart said...

Hi Elizabeth! We're lucky to see signs of spring in March! Spring doesn't really arrive here until May. No bulbs peeking through the snow here, too cold! Good luck with your scrapping. I have an old album as well that I'm trying to do something with.
Have a wonderful week! Lindart #29

BJ said...

Oooo I've done a bit of old as well as new scrapping lately, it's great to scrap fond memories isn't it?
BJ#13

craftyani said...

Spring is all year round here in Spain, there is always some new plant emerging. Really must do something with all my old photos. Sorry I am late trying to make an effort and visit and comment on all. Ani

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for the visit, better late than never they say and I am returning the compliment. I didn’t get round to everyone last Wednesday. Your layouts are great. I am so glad you have good memories of your brother. I have good memories of my brother as a child, but a terrible experience changed him when he was 11 and he was never the same afterwards. The bulbs in my garden are starting to show, I can’t remember what they are called, they have a star shaped flower. Last year there were very few flowers and I wonder if I should thin them out. I have had primroses in bloom for weeks now, but the birds spoil their lovely flowers. I even had a Welsh poppy on flower a few weeks ago. I don’t spend too long in the garden when it’s cold ! Angela #6