Wednesday, 24 November 2010

WOYWW and a Marmot!

Hello lovely Bloggers. Are you all keeping warm in this chilly weather. I have got my boots out ready for the snow!!!!

Having missed the fun of WOYWW over the last couple of weeks I'm back. Forgive the poor photo. My camera never knows what to do because I'm facing the window. I thought I'd just take a general view today especially for Jules who always comments on my empty ironing basket. As you can probably see it's not empty today, crumbs, better see to that!!

There is never enough room on my desk so I spread stuff to the big comfy chair behind me as well as the floor and today got cross with myself looking for a sheet of sentiments, only to discover them much later downstairs on the dining table!!!!! I need the organisation fairy to make a visit.

If you wonder why I'm telling you all this nonsense then go and have a look at Julia's blog. She is the leader of all this madness!!!

I thought I'd share my last scrapbook layout with you. You may wonder why my lovely Marmot is called Alan. If you watch Walk On The Wildside on a Saturday night you'll understand!!!!! My nutty family have been driving me mad shouting "Alan" all the time so I had to scrap it, especially as we saw lots of Marmots in Austria.

I was absolutely delighted and thrilled to make the Top 4 in the last Stampman challenge with my Santa box. Thanks so much Jill. I shall wear my blinkie with pride.

And as I mentioned in my last post Elizabeth gave me this lovely award.

I now have to tell you three interesting facts about myself so I'll try and keep them brief.

I used to be an Insurance Underwriter in a previous life and can tell you all about subsidence and underpinning!!!!!! but I'd rather not.....

I can leave chocolate in the fridge for months without eating it.

I love watching Neighbours on the TV, sad I know.

I have to pass the award onto 3 other bloggers and although I find it really hard to know who to pass them onto so don't usually do it, I have some lovely Yorkshire blog friends so I thought I'd pass it on to them as Yorkshire girls certainly blog with attitude.

Sylvia, my very dear friend who makes stunning cards and wonderful coffee.

Ciara, who I met on WOYWW and makes gorgeous Christmas cards and has a very cute dog.

Michelle who always has a smile and a kind word for everyone and makes stunning creations and who needs a hug at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week.


Joanne said...

Congrats on the award. I love your little butterfly stool. (13)

Artyjen said...

Great fun layout! Was only thinking about Austria today! Congrats on the award
xoxo Sioux

chris said...

hi Lisa. this is brilliant, your desk looks tidy compared to mine today. hugs chris xx

Artyjen said...

I thought of Austria as I've got a DT piece coming up on Friday ;)
Think about Austria most days though LOL
I've got a foreign sat box and can watch the panoramablick of the mountains and ski slopes before I go to work :) Can't stand the news greeting me first thing in the mornings!! HOL
xoxo Sioux

JoZart said...

Lovely crafting space Lisa and great LO. No wonder you make such lovely things there!
I love Alan!
Dash!! I was going to send you the same award!
JoZarty x

Sarah xx said...

Ha ha ha - love this advert and your layout - have only just got in from work and this made me laugh out loud!!! Fantastic!! xxx

Claire Phillips said...

What a fab LO - he's the cutest marmot....wonder who called him Allan lol! Cheers Claire x

Kay Carley said...

Love the scrapbook page Lisa! As for leaving chocolate in the fridge for months - it wouldn't still be there if I came round - lol!! xx

Beryl said...

This made me laugh out loud. I think I'll always want to shout 'Alan' when I see a rodent now. I thought it was a birthday card for an Alan before I read your post. I've not known anyone keeping a marmot as a pet before. Super page.
Beryl xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, the layout is lovely, as is the marmot, but that name - my DH is also called Alan and I'm not sure how he would feel to know that there is a marmot called Alan :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment and, yes, now that you've reminded me it was indeed your husband's prototype ribbon holder that Alan copied for me and, as you can imagine, I love it. Elizabeth #44

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the Alan LO - it's really thae best part of that programme if you ask me! And don't do the ironing, wait till the baskets really full - makes heating the iron up more worthwhile!!

Nicky said...

lovely work space love the stool - congrats on the award ~127

Mrs A. said...

I spy butterflies on your stool. Your handi work maybe!! #122

oneoff said...

Is it wrong that I so love the thought of a marmot called Alan...? And such beautiful fur too.

Pretty butterfly stool.

Bernie #11

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa, sorry I've not visited for a while! Great LO, Alan is cute! xx


Hi Lisa - congrats. on your well- deserved Award, and oh, I do love Alan!!

THank you so much for thinking of me when handing out the Attitude Award!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Well you have got a busy desk here with lots of nice things to use. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)