This is a very pictorial post this week - so enjoy...
A pic of the left hand side of the desk again. The yellow and lilac coloured papers are from a free download - links were provided by SPYDER (Lyn) last week. HERE is a link to her blog post with the links on, which are to craft magazines on-line websites where they have free paper files to download - usually the same papers that have appeared in their magazines (whether you've bought it or subscribe to it or not). The yellow coloured one has little Chic's on, while the lilac one has little dots on. Also you can see some little images which have been die-cut. These are digi stamps I've had for a while which were free from Bugaboo Stamps. They are for male cards so I thought I would make a few although it's been slow going because there is always something else to do - like the dishes, cleaning up after the dog, getting the kids lunch, the laundry. Yes folks, I cannot ignore these jobs even though I really should.
Another perspective of the desk. Here you see that I have a couple of the scrap paper folders out. I wanted to see what I already had printed that would match the lilac and the yellow chic paper. It's amazing what you can find that you already have printed out (I don't buy designer paper - I print all my own papers).
For those who have not visited my blog or desk before, here is a view of the wall above the desk. The lovely stylish clock was kindly sent to me by our hostess, Julia, as a lovely gift year before last. That is where it has lived since then. My TH Distress inks underneath are not in the right order - I keep them in the same order as they appear on the Tim Holtz/Ranger chart, but yesterday, I printed the labels off from the website. I had handwritten some and my Mum had done the others, but in my search for uniformity, I printed the labels off so they all looked the same. My Son's Friend stuck the labels on, then I coloured the label using the ink from the pad. Also my collection of Martha Stewart punches, my Woodware punches ( my EK Success punches are in a box on the floor), All the DVD cases hold my Spellbinder dies, then in front of that is my Silhouette Cameo.
On the top of the printer is a cereal box. I have collected loads and loads of these - but I believe that the Cameo can cut this so I aim to cut it to make a couple of mini albums - well, the covers anyway. The other document is a letter from my car insurance company wanting my no-claims bonus details from my previous insurer... some insurers, when you leave them, automatically forward these details to you. That's a job for me later.
Here is the view of the top of my Expedit units where I keep my jars of ribbon. As everything, the colours are in the order of the rainbow song (yes, a bit OCD eh?)!!! There are several other jars behind with all the neutral colours in, plus silver and a gold. Just in the picture is my gorgeous poppy picture bought from the lovely Crafty Sisters, made by the wonderful Annie (Wipso from 'A stitch in time' blog). I bought this because when I saw it in their shop (and from Annies blog) it reminded me of my Dad. We had a joint love of poppies and used to talk about sowing seeds on the bare and baron sides of dual carriage ways. Of course we never did, but we both had them in our gardens (not my current garden) which originated from the same seed stock. They would grow with heads as big as saucers. Absolutely beautiful. The trees above were stamps with free stamps from 'Simply Homemade' magazine.
The large Flowers is one of the first things I cut with my Cricut (and didn't cut much more than that since).
Unfortunately, this is the mess I've made at the kitchen table last night when I was die cutting some stuff as I had been getting several cards ready (I was cutting mats for the digistamps seem previously).
A closer look at the digi stamps again (aren't they fun?).
And finally, a pic of the front of my drive this morning...
I hope its a bit warmer and dryer where you are this morning. You would never believe that this time last week, I was sat outside on the patio visiting desk for week 147.
Thanks to all those who visited me, and sorry for all those who I didn't manage to reach. In several circumstances, blogger was telling me that I couldn't leave a message, or I didn't have permission to leave a message or I'd reach a page that said something like 'Service Error 504' (or whatever the number was)!!!
Wishing you all well this week, so a happy WOYWW 148. Take a look at Julia's blog HERE, to read about WOYWW - the link party of desks across the globe. Visit, leave some love, then hop around work spaces and leave some more.
Until next time
happy and productive crafting.