Wednesday, 26 January 2011

WOYWW and A Bit Of Scrapbooking

Afternoon lovely Bloggers. How's your Wednesday going?

I feel a bit world weary today having just got back from a Funeral this morning so am looking forward to having a good nosey round all your work desks later to cheer myself up. I know I'll find some lovely things happening and some lovely people to chat too. If you want to join in with this huge thing that has become WOYWW then pop over to Julia's blog and see what it's all about.

This was my desk this morning, just as I'd left it yesterday with a card well on the way to being finished. I've been having a play with keeping things a bit simpler and found this layout which I like. Just by altering the colours it works for so many occasions. I think this one may well be Hubby's Valentine's card. Good job he doesn't keep tabs on my blog!!

I also managed to do a Scrapbook layout at the weekend, the first one of the year. I really must try and get more done, as I said in my last post I have so many photos just crying out to be scrapped.

This was the photo of the ice crystals on the car window I showed you a while ago. I wanted to keep the colours icy so cut up some Stampin Up paper and painted it with Cosmic Shimmer mica powder to match the main paper. It shimmers beautifully in real life.

I pleated some organza ribbon along the photo and then sewed the beads into it so that they dangle and the flowers were cut from tissue paper with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I sprayed them with perfect pearls so that they shimmer too.

Before I go I have to say a big thank you for two lovely awards I received this week from two of my newest followers.

The first one was from Sue
and the second from Holly
Thank you so much ladies, I feel very honoured to receive them. I always find it so difficult to choose who to pass them on to as each and everyone deserves them so please fell free to help yourselves.

There are conditions attached but please forgive me if I pass on those today, I'm just not feeling up to it at the minute.

Well that's me done for today, sorry it's a bit short and sweet but thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comments you leave, I love reading them.


Artyjen said...

The icy window makes a great layout :)
Your day can only get better from such a sad start
xoxo Sioux

Karen said...

Sorry you had a sad start to your day xxx

Your desk lots very creative and the card in progress is lovely. I love your scrapbook LO, the colours are beautiful, its gorgeous :)

Have a fab WOYWW,
Karen #84

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, sorry it hasn't been such a good day for you but hopefuly by this time you will be feeling a bit lighter in spirit. The card you are working on looks great and that layout is gorgeous. Love the way you have treated the paper and framed the photo. Like you I should be scrapbooking more and seeing your page just makes me all the more determined. Thanks, Elizabeth x #60


Hi Lisa - as always, your work desk is very clean and tidy, even though there is obviously WIP - don't know how you manage it Lisa! Love your scrapbook page, and the way you've used that beautiful SU paper - it really is so beautiful. (Huge congrats. on your gorgeous card being featured on the Sheena Douglass blog - very well deserved).
See you very soon - Love'n Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Andria said...

some gorgeous creations on your desk :) .

Jill said...

Wow wow wow what a photo on your LO Lisa, absolutely wonderful!

Maybe we should celebrate that persons life rather than be sad, but I know how difficult that can be.

Jill x

Claire Phillips said...

Fabulous scrapbook page Lisa - so perfect for an icy image. My work desk spends too much time with household items on it...must get that sorted! Hope the week starts looking a bit brighter.... Cheers Claire x

Sally H said...

Hope you are okay, Lisa. I love the card on your desk. The LO is stunning, and perfect for your gorgeous photo. Hope you have a much better day tomorrow xxx

Sarah xx said...

hi Lisa, sorry not been about for a while! I Love love love this LO - the background suits your fabulous photo so perfectly - I expect it looks lovely and shimmery irl!! Sorry you had such a sad start to the day, but that's life, endings and beginnings - as long as we remember the good times xxx

Handmade with Love said...

Sorry you had a sad start to your day Lisa & I hope we have all managed to make you more cheerful this afternoon. I love that photo of the ice that you took & your scrapbook page is just perfect for it! Hubby's valentines card is coming along nicely I look forward to seeing it finished. Have a good week. Tracey xx

Lottie said...

My goodness you have some wonderful creations on your desk - just gorgeous.

Sorry you have had a sad day - thinking of you

HarmonySweetpea said...

Hey Lisa,
Sorry to hear you've had a sad day.
What an amazing photo on your scrapbook layout. The card is coming along very nice too.
Hope you get to cheer up a bit today.

Holly xo

Minxy said...

Lots of pretty things to feast my eyes on this week, like the look of the WIP.. and what a fab pic on your layout, so pretty.
Thanks for visiting me,
Happy Wednesday
Minxy #1

craftimamma said...

The card on your desk is looking very impressive Lisa. I hope you show us the finished result and as for that scrap page ......... Wow, it's really gorgeous! It works beautifully with the icy window photo, which incidentally, looks very real. You put a lot of lovely shimmery detail onto the page and the result is stunning.

Sorry you had such a downer of a start to your day and I hope you were feeling better by the time you went to bed (which I'm sure you will have by now, Lol).

Lesley Xx

Chrissie said...

What lovely things to look at today! I see you have a little practice sheet to stamp on too!
Chrissie #5

okienurse said...

Gorgeous layout! Lots of nice things on your desk! Thanks for sharing.
Vickie #59

Ciara said...

Bless you Lisa, you say the nicest things!

LOVE your card, the embossing looks super stylish and the ribbon is cute too. Ooo, I see SU inkpads, yummy! I'm really liking the SU stuff I have so far, although I wish I could buy the whole catalogue!

I have a blank piece of paper on the go for testing colours and stamping on too, in fact I'm thinking I might go for that SU grid paper as that seems like a good idea.

Hmm, I'm waffling now so will stop!


sandra de said...

Beautiful LO and the card will be lovely as a valentine's card. Hope the rest of your week is a bit cheerier.
Sandra xx

Shaz in Oz. said...

thanks Lisa for sharing, especially when you probably did not feel like it love the red white and black card does look lovely and the snowflake layout is also very beautiful, love the colours, and the layout, pray you are cheered up..blessings.
Shaz In Oz.xx
PS came here from Holly's blog to see who she gave the award to.. very nice to meet you..

Kathy said...

Sorry the day didn't start so well Lisa
oh My! what beautiful things you've been making Lisa - I've had a fab time catching up with everything.
It's all been quite hectic around here and I've been crafting like a mad thing as I had so much to do - no time for bloghopping that's for sure!
Hope you are well

Inkyfingers said...

Gosh, I feel chilly just looking at your wonderful icy layout. Hope you are beginning to feel better.
Carol x

Tracey said...

Sorry you had to attend a funeral yesterday hon, hope today is a little better, love your layout, you captured the frosty feeling perfectly, tfs xxx

Shaz in Oz. said...

Dear Lisa had to pop back and thanks for becoming I follower. I am following you too :D..I had to pop back.. fancy you being from Yorkshire, my grandmother used to live near Barnsley and still have very distant rellies over there but close ones from Oz are in Manchester do have a huge soft spot for over there but not your temps you can keeps those,, ugh, 3 and 4C degrees too cold 'tis 24C here and it is 10am s that is good.. sitting here in summer cotton, way to go.
love and Gods blessing
Shaz in oz.xx
PS folk said WOYWW is addictive and on my third week am finding how true that is..

Lynne K said...

Hi Lisa. Looking forward to seeing the finished card - it looks lovely. And your L/O is really beautiful. What a stunning photo. Sorry to hear about your sad morning. Hope you have a more cheerful weekend. Hugs, Lynne xx

Kezzy said...

I'm sorry that you had such a bad start but hopefully you will feel more at peace through the day. WOW WOW the winter layout is fantastic, amazing I love it. The card your working on is also looking brill.

MaggieC said...

Not a good start to your day, hope it has improved a lot since then. that card is my style, simple clean layout, but very effective.

Marjo said...

Gorgeous projects this week. Clever idea for your cards. I love the details on you LO.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #7

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow, lots of stampin up yummyness! Love your gorgeous layout!!

I have blog candy on my blog if you would like to take a peek!
BrossArt Addiction's Blog Candy!!

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for sharing! :D


Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow I love the page you did with the icy picture.. cool

Shirley #151

Beryl said...

This is fabulous. Who would have believed that ice crystals on a car window would be made into such a beautiful creation.
Beryl xx