Wednesday, 12 October 2011

WOYWW 123 or What 'Orrible Yucky Wet Weather

Morning all. Wednesday yet again. I'm sure someone is winding these weeks on faster and faster. It seems to be time to bare all on my workdesk every other day. It maybe has something to do with the terrible weather we have been having here in Yorkshire this week. It started raining on Saturday morning and apart from a quick glimmer of sunshine yesterday afternoon, hasn't stopped since. Oh how I long for that glorious weather of only a week ago!!

Here is the view out of my kitchen window this dismal Wednesday morning.

Still, it's perfect crafting weather, so onto my desk. You can see my first attempt at an inked panel, which I've been meaning to try for months after first seeing them in Craft Stamper and then all over Blogland at one time or another. The circle Fairy card from the last post was meant to be one of these but the inking went wrong, hence the lengthy process. I think I've cracked it now and today's attempt was fairly successful.

I hand cut a rectangular mask trying to keep things simple and inked it with Bundled Sage and Broken China Distress ink before spraying it with gold mica powder and giving it a quick dry with the heat gun.

The stamps are all from Inkylicious, my new favourite company. I'm in love with all their stamps at the minute. I finished the card with just a simple black mat and some stickles.

While we were on holiday in Italy my Mum fell and broke her wrist and since we got home I've been taking her to hospital on a regular basis to first have a new pot on, then have it taken off and this week for physiotherapy. She has now been signed off and after we got home on Monday afternoon I had my lunch and thought if I don't go and do something with this dark weather I'm likely to doze off which is definitely not allowed so I decided to tidy my craft room. Well, this turned into a huge reorganisation and clean. It is now very tidy and very clean and I love this new storage idea, a shoe hanger that hangs over the door, another thing I saw in Craft Stamper this month. It's a brilliant way of creating extra storage without taking up anymore space.

Well, that's me this week. If you want to join in with all this desk nosiness then pop over to see our leader of desks, Julia, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have found some sunshine in your part of the world and if you have can you send some my way please.


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Good Morning Lisa, OOh shame about your weather but the flowers look magnificent:0) Fabulous inked panel on your beautiful card, you've got the shading perfectly,, love it:0) The shoe holder looks great and a brilliant idea, I think I could do with one of those for my punches but they might be too heavy:{ Have a lovely day, Gay xxx

Lisa Jane said...

You said it Lisa ..its horrible here too.. doesn't seem to have got light for days!Love this beautiful card - i have that stamp too.. and that shop is just too near for comfort lol.. in fact you just reminded me i need toc call and replace a stamp i gave to a fellow crafter .. fatal.. as i wont just come out with the one stamp!

LOve the storage idea too... mmm.. might have to get one of those ..more shopping lol
well what else is there to do on these miserable days ??
Lisa x

Artyjen said...

Ooh! I've just recently got that dandelion clock stamp too....Inky were at our Exeter craft show ;) Lovely stamps ;)
Can't send sunshine today but it has not been chucking it down either!
Your garden is still looking gorgeous.
xoxo Sioux

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Stunning design, Lisa. I love the stamps.Gorgeous coour combination too.
I'm off work sick today violent migraine in the night with sickness followed by a nosebleed so even though I'm home my eyes won't let me craft :(
Please could you tell me how to get the writing on your photos on the blog because I saw a blog a while back & it had a picture I had seen on someone elses blog & Im sure it ws pinched!!!!
My email address is on my profile.It is the top one the bottom one does not work (no idea why!)

JoZart said...

Your card is really beautiful in it's simplicity. you have such a classy style. Great post, as ever and well done tidying your room. Glad to hear your Mum is on the mend too.
love joZarty x

Neil said...

Hi there. Just a quick peek around the door this week as time is definitely not on my side! I did want to visit though.

Jill said...

Hi Lisa. Don't think our weather has been as bad as yours but it's not been particularly nice.
I love tidying in my craft room but I can never remember where I have put things!! Jill x

Ann B said...

Agree about the weather. Forecast for today was for it to dry up later - still waiting.
Beautiful card Lisa, love the colours and the stamp.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love, love, love that dandelion stamp - so classy and elegant, which is surprising given that the real thing are somewhat brash and in your face!! Gloomy horrid weather down here too :(
Hugs, LLJ xx

Sam said...

Weather not quite as bad here but not as good as two weeks ago! Had to bring my lemon tree in on the weekend as it was sooo windy!
Beautiful card you have made there. I have that magazine too though I have cancelled my subscription recently as I don't get enough time to do the projects.
Have a fun week.

MaggieC said...

Lots of excellent storage ideas there,Lisa, as well as some lovely work.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, tell me about the weather ... we didn't even get a week of glorious weather to set us up for the winter ... we just got winter :( Love your masking/inking card - love the sentiment too. Where did you get your shoe tidy thing - saw it in Craft Stamper too and showed Alan who set off to find me one but with no success - even Argos was sold out ... wonder how many CS readers there are in the neighbourhood!!! Anyway, it looks really useful and tidy. Hope you've had a good day. Elizabeth x #53

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely post, thanks for sharing!
Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, please come join in the fun!

Polly Polkadot said...

I really like the dandelion card. Wednesday was miserable all day here (Wales) too, but there does appear to be a bit of sun today!

Di said...

Beautiful card! Those stamps are fab. and the background you did is stunning. Like the storage too - err, now I just wonder, she says eyeing up the back of craft room door :)) Di xx

SueH said...

The weather has been almost as bad down here in the south Lisa and the drop in temperature is really noticeable.
Still, as you say it’s a good excuse to stay in the warm and play with the craft stuff.
I love the card. The colours are perfect because they look all wispy and fresh and work so well with the stamp.

Great new storage too!
Happy Crafting!

Emma said...

Love, love...LOVE your card!! Everything about it is gorgeous and the colours are stunning!

Always love to have a peek around your craft room...I'm nosey like that!! hehe... and it's always lovely to see where all your beautiful artwork is created!!
Hope you and the family are all ok.
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hullo there Lisa no WOYW but had few earlier posts - wow wet weather in Yorkshire - mm doesn't make me want o be over there I must say - but heading your way God willing in 2012... might even check out my grandmother's stamping grounds in Yorkshire as have not been there yet.. lovely sunny arvo walk here along beach again - sorry! and yes totally love 1. reorganised way - have similar idea for bling, etc using hanging jewellery storer but think might get shoe storer too next time I see one like it.
2. card masking out, yes also love the idea shown and yes have seen it on blogs too -one last night as a matter of fact. Thanks for sharing and happy non WOYWW! ;D Shaz in Oz.x

sandra de said...

Love, love, love your view from the window. The flowers are gorgeous and so is the card, the dandelion stamp is a must have item. Your craft room looks so tidy and I can't imagine how you got time to do everything. Even in sunny OZ it is cloudy and grey today so you are not alone.

Lesley said...

You have more colour in your garden than I have :)

Love your card - great background. I love to do that too.

Great idea for storage.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your giant Dahlia's!. Your card projects are fabulous too.Weather is not nice now, I agree. Running a bit late this week, have a good week, Shaz

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love your garden and the flowers. I am a big fan of these over the door hangers. I have five of them, and use them on all my craft doors. They hold a plethora of goodies, from tools to supplies. Happy belated WOYWW from # 11.

Claire Phillips said...

No sun here in Largs lisa - looks like its as miserable as it is with you! That looks like one tidy craft room - any chance you fancy popping over to do mine? More space...more mess and I'm not good working in mess. Lovely card the inked panel is great - really effective - must try that too!lol Cheers Claire x

craftimamma said...

Sorry to rub it in Lisa but our weather's not been too bad during the day. Lots of rain through the night though and that's when it should rain imo, lol!

Love the card. The colours on the inked panel are gorgeous together and I love the delicate image. Good for you setting your craft room to rights. You don't fancy doing mine do you ;)?

Lesley Xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, Me again:0) Just dropping in to thank you for your kind comments:0) Hope you've had a great weekend and have a lovely week, Gay xxx

Sandra said...

Hello Lisa. Lots to catch up on. I love your inked panel... the card is so serene and just perfect.
Hope your Mum feels better soon.
Sandra x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, went back to our local Argos and they had managed to get the shoe tidy back in stock so punches now stored away tidlily on the back of my door and I'm a very happy teddy :) Thanks, Elizabeth x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

hmmn pretty sure there's one of those shoe hanger things in here somewhere.... Ta for the idea, will hunt it out.
Love the card simple yet stunning, xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Here at last .. .. only a week late!!!! Doh!!!

Sorry to read about your Mum. I hope that she is getting on OK now. I bet that has been painful for her.

Loving the work you have on your desk .. .. the panel you have been working on is such a gorgeous colour!

Loving your storage idea on the back of the door. That is one space that I am wasting at the moment .. mm mm mmm .. LOL!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog Lisa. Sorry it has taken so long to come back to you but life has been extra busy on the wedding front .. .. lovely!!!

I hope you are keeping OK.

Love Jules xx

Vicky McClean said...

Funny that Lisa cause i had that idea over a year ago and remembered that me and john had bought some cheap storage bags for winter clothing from Argos some years ago and one of those shoe door hanger thingies came in the set, so i saw that someone was using them for their craft punches about a yr ago and thought, hmm...i have one of them somewhere, could i find it? could i heckers like, john reckons its in the loft in one of the 'unopened' boxes up in the loft from our cross country move in 2009, lol, so no doubt it'll remain there for another year till someone like you reminds me again that ive got one, it would be easier to go buy another lmao!!! hugs to you my friend... vick xxxxx

Kezzy said...

Love all the flowers you see from your window. Love the card, I keep trying this technique but not got it quite right lol. Fab storage ideas. Kezzy x