Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WOYWW and Being Clean!

Afternoon lovely Bloggers. Here we are at Wednesday again and we seem to have had several seasons in one week here in Yorkshire. Monday was fabulous, sunny and warm and since then we have had cold, damp, thick gloomy fog. It's so dark I'm having to craft with the light on as you can see on my workdesk this week.

I've been having a play with making some bookmarks I saw the very talented Barbara Gray making some time ago. I've been asked to make some things for my Daughter's school to sell on their Mother's Day stall. The idea is the children can buy things to give to their Mums so everything is priced at around a £1. Obviously they make their cards in school so I've had to rack my brains for something quick and inexpensive and that will appeal to 4-11 year olds. Now there's a task.

I'm just at the experimental stage but think these will work OK. Fingers Crossed!!!

As you can see I've decamped to the dining room table at the minute. I've been up to my eyes in Sheena's Paint Fusion over the last few weeks and as I need loads of space for paints and stuff, I find the table is much easier to spread everything about on. You might be able to spy a lavender propped up waiting to be finished. Anyway, I seem to have taken root as slowly all sorts of other things have gradually crept downstairs.

If you want to see what all the other WOYWW'ers have been up too this week pop over to Julia's lovely blog Stamping Ground and get snooping.

I have also been persuaded to join in with the huge phenomenom which is the new challenge Blog Less Is More. I've been seeing some stunning entries all over Blogland in the last few weeks and so didn't need much arm twisting to get involved and so here's my very first entry for this week's theme, Off The Edge.

Just a little update on the decorated specs at school. They are still a work in progress. I only get two children at a time as they come out of their lessons to do them so we only get about 8 finished in a morning's session. When they are finished and displayed, I'll make sure I photo them and show you as they are gorgeous. In the meantime, here's one of mine that I use to give them some ideas.

Thanks for stopping by and I'd just like to finish by saying that along with the whole of Blogland, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan. The horrors that are all over the TV at the minute are almost beyond belief.


Chrissie said...

I'm so glad that you decided to join us with this superb card. I love how the butterflies have varying intensity of colour... a super submission.
I hope you realise that now you will have to join us every week... 'til next time.
"Less is More"

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, lots to look at on your 'workdesk' today. I think the bookmarks are a great idea and the one your working on looks lovely. The specs are brilliant - I'm sure the kids are having a ball making these :) After the snow yesterday we are basking in sunshine again - unbelievable! Been watching Sheena at lunchtime today and she's whipped up my enthusiasm again so it's out with the paints this afternoon. Your lavender looks just the thing. Elizabeth x #74

mamaluke said...

Fabulous specs! I like your card, very fresh looking :)

Lionelsa said...

It's bad to work with the light. I wish you sunny day tomorrow!

Mandi said...

Hi Lisa
Your card is so beautiful.
Very pretty
Thanks for joining us
Great to see you
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

Love your beautiful card, the colours are lovely, and great shades too!

Artyjen said...

Like the lavender piece and the bookmarks should go down a treat ;)
xoxo Sioux

Kathyk said...

FAB specs and a great OLC too


Lynne K said...

Hi Lisa, your card for LIM is gorgeous - what a fabulous first entry! Hope to see plenty more from you! PS. Love the specs! I bet the children are really enjoying doing theirs. xx

Susan said...

Lisa, I love the soft colors in your pretty!

Airing cupboard stamping said...

i love the specs. The card is stunning and I am looking forward to seeing the bookmarks x

laura 83


Fabulous card Lisa -love the images and the soft colours. We obviously do have great minds!
Amazing glasses by the way - (love the eyebrows)!! See you Saturday - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

sharingthepassion said...

Fabby desk and wonderful card!

Ali x

Jill said...

Oh Lisa, just how do you do it? Everything you create seems better than the last thing! I agree Barbara Gray is just awesome, love watching her produce some magical stuff. Hope that your weather is turning into spring! Jill x

massofhair said...

I like how some of your images are faded, give a sort of modern vintage look. Really lovely:-)

Linby said...

This is lovely, a great take on the challenge.

HarmonySweetpea said...

The bookmarks are a great idea for the mother's day stall Lisa. Love your card too.

Cazro said...

I like your card very much will be trying this in future. Caz

Neet said...

Those specs are superb! Real Wow factor there!
Love your card - the second generation butterfly is the perfect touch in my books.
Am hoping the weather does not change to anything worse (although could be a bit icy in the mornings) for my trip to Yorkshire. See you at Harrogate! #15

Wipso said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
A x

Aileen said...

Lovely soft delicate card. x

Paula said...

pretty CAS card

craftimamma said...

I know what you mean about the weather Lisa. It's been exactly the same here and today started out damp and grey and then turned beautifully sunny but is now spoiling itself again.

Some pretty things on view here and I love your off the edge card.

Couldn't agree with you more over the awful events in Japan. My heart goes out to the many thousand of people affected.

Lesley Xx

Claire Phillips said...

I love your less is more card - not easily achieved but yours is stunning! I bet you thoroughly enjoy your school time as do the kids! Cheers Claire x

voodoo vixen said...

Love those specs, bet the kids are having some fun doing them. Your book marks sound a good idea and I am sure will sell well at the school. Annette #5

Jo said...

Lovely card, very pretty. JO x

Carola Bartz said...

The "just because" card is so beautiful, very elegant indeed!

okienurse said...

Very nice card and I love those specs. You are doing such a good thing working with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa,
Lovely card for LIM challenge. Love the restamping to create depth.
Love the specs too.
Caught a bit of Sheena's paint fusion on the telly - is it as easy as it looks?
Lesley x

SueH said...

Hi Lisa,
Loving the sun glasses………hope the sun comes out again soon so you can use them!
I bet the kids are having great fun making theirs.

Thanks for stopping by this week and leaving me a message.
Have a great crafting week!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lisa you are so tidy as you work I cant belive it... my desk (also dining room) is tip this moment an think I will take pre- cleaning shot this week so every one can see how messy I do work Wed is the day after cleaning day and always look the picture of innocence on my work-desk.. not at all the real me.. have so much stash put need a major paper re-organise it has exploded everywhere!!
I love the lavender card and those specs now that is so cool love my blogging fiends so glad you popped over but please if time pop back have important news this post:

SDCrafts said...

You clearly craft for the good of others; being involved in your daughter's school must be very satisfying. I was a primary schoolteacher and know how invaluable such Mums as you are to the classroom. So Thank You on behalf of all my ex-colleagues!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lisa, I like the 'less is more' look just as much as more cluttered cards! xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the C&S card-bookmarks are a great idea. Shaz #148

Lisa Jane said...

HI Lisa... you found me lol.. thanks for your kind words.. it was so lovely to meet you too today. We will all be watching each others blogs intently to see what stash we all got lol
Hope to meet you again soon
Lisa x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Lisa, Glad you found my blog!
It was great to meet you yesterday at Harrogate. Such a good day! Look forward to seeing you use the new goodies!
Avril x

Nicky said...

Love the more is less card and you glasses are such fun - Happy Belated WOYWW - Nicky