Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WOYWW With A Touch Of Bling

Hello lovely Bloggers. I've blinked and it's Wednesday again which must mean it's time to share my workdesk. I thought I'd try a different angle today, don't want to get boring, so I stood on my stool and took a high rise shot.

You can see how strong I like my tea from up here!! Christmas cards are still in full flow. These are the gorgeous Lily of the Valley images waiting to be made up. I'm trying to get as much done as possible for the school Christmas fayre before we start decorating our bedroom next week during half term, hence the lack of blogging I'm afraid. My craft room will become a dumping ground for all the stuff from under the bed and in the wardrobes for a week. Just the thought of it is filling me with horror.

What else of interest is there? My box of mint imperials is peeking out from under the growing pile of useful scraps. My DH buys nails and screws from an old fashioned iron mongers who still sells things in boxes and they are great little storage boxes. You can see the green and blue ones which contain different coloured card candy.

Well I think that's about it for this week. If you're wondering what on earth I'm doing waffling on about my desk, get yourself over to Julia's blog. She is the lady responsible for all this extremely addictive nosiness ever week.

Just before I go I thought I'd share a scrapbook layout I did a few weeks ago. Scrapbooking after all is my first love and I don't seem to get much time for it these days.

These photos were taken during our holidays and they were of the basement of the Swarovski shop in Innsbruck which is a grotto made of crystals. It's amazing and very magical.

I used my special Bo Bonny Snowy Serenade paper which is so luscious it's just too nice to cover up but it matches the photos perfectly. I decided that by using lots of curly chipboard painted white and glittered, you could still see the paper through it. The titles were done on the computer, cut out and had glossy accents applied and I added lots of white flowers and one pale blue one, using silver card candy and jewels for the middles and accents on the chipboard.

Thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comments you leave. I love reading them. I apologise for not getting round everyones blogs as much lately, I will try and catch up, there is so much lovely creation happening. Enjoy this gorgeous sunshine if it lasts and wrap up warm.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous layout. I don't scrapbook, but if I did, I would have to try this. I like strong tea, too. At first it looked like my coffee I've been drinking all day. Love the angle of the photo of your desk. Happy WOYWW (#12).

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love Innsbruck. Went there for a vacation with my mother once. Sometimes I try to take an overhead shot of my desk, and I think- I hope I don't fall because that would be very silly! Patsy from

Sue said...

Hi ya Lisa
great shot bit dogy though eh! lol, gorgeous layout,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (13)

Marcia Antle said...

That scrapbook page is just too GORGEOUS! #122, Marcy

S said...

Whoa! and Wow! I was immediately struck with the sensation of height from your first photo. Caught me off guard. And that layout is just beautiful. Glad I stopped by! S#112

chris said...

Hi Lisa this is so very special scrapbooking is one of my first loves too but just dont get the time, maybe I need to make time!
hugs chris xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Are you sure you were only standing on your stool .. .. it looks like you were hanging from the light fitting!!! LOL!!!

Love your layout. Very artistic and great colours.

Good luck with the decorating.

Love Jules xx

craftimamma said...

Oooh Lisa, that layout is luscious. A grotto and beautiful page fit for the Ice Queen herself.

Those little boxes do look useful and I love all the LOV images you've been busy with.

Good luck with the decorating. Our whole bungalow is getting pretty desperate but I hate it so much I keep putting it off!

Lesley Xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely layout - the paper is just beautiful, Elizabeth #60

Jill said...

Firstly what a gorgeous scrapbook LO Lisa, though looking at the colours in it, it is making me chilly writing this!

Secondly, what a great angle to take your workdesk, must try that one. Sounds as if you are to be in a bit of a mess whilst decorating - join the club, we are onto the last room we are going to do and I am heartily sick of the smell of paint!! Jill x

Hope Jacare said...

I love your layout - it really is stunning. Cheers Claire x

Lynda said...

Urgh Lisa that tea looks like 'sludge' - I'm a one dip person myself lol. Love your layout - bet that Grotto is unbelievably sparkly. Not as much sunshine here today unfortunately.

Love Lynda xxx

Beryl said...

A beautiful scrapbook page Lisa - I rlly wish I could get motivated to do something with the photos of my grandchildren. Your desk looks super efficient too - and you even have room for a radio!
Beryl xx


Wow Lisa, the Layout is stunning -the photograph is amazingly beautiful - if you could somehow reduce the size of the layout it would make THE MOST fabulous Xmas card. On your desk I see sweeties, tea, music - very luxurious! I also see that you have placed your hot cuppa onto the Moggie!!
See you soon, Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Christine said...

Goodness your tea is strong! Great angle to photograph your desk though. Your layout is superb, the paper is a perfect match to the photo - it is all very elegant :-) Christine #14

Ciara said...

Ooo, Swarovski shop sounds fab! Great LO too, very atmospheric.

Thanks for your lovely comments about my Christmas cards, glad you like them :-)

I like my tea just that too - doesn't everyone in Yorkshire??!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lisa this is utterly beautiful!
Gorgeous layout and so love that paper and your fabulous details!
kim x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous layout. Your crafty area looks very nice and productive. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)