Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Afternoon lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. I'm late again this week. No excuses this time because the weather is awful, but I'm very good at spending hours doing very little and then wondering where the day has gone.

Here's my desk today. I'm in the middle of some makes for my little basket where I sell my cards. It's being going great guns lately and I'm having trouble keeping up with demand, which is a lovely problem to have I have to admit.

I thought I'd show you the miserable weather I've been looking out on here in Yorkshire today so it's made my desk a little dark, sorry about that. As you can see I'm back in my craft room today. Bet you get dizzy with all this running around I do. I get on quicker in there as everything is to hand so tend to be more productive.

I was very lucky to win Kezzy's generous blog candy last week. thanks so muck Kezzy I love it all, there are some fantastic things that I shall get a lot of pleasure from using. She also enclosed a lovely card which you might be able to spot on my desk. It's under my nose so that I can keep admiring it.

I've shown you mine so lets see yours. Pop over to see the Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE and get desk hopping.

It was half term here last week and as DD was still recuperating from her recent Chicken Pox we managed to do some crafting together which was nice. It was my Best Friend's birthday last weekend so we made her some special cards.

Mine was inspired by a card I saw on my WOYWW travels last week on Zoe's lovely Blog. I've had this Stamp from Sheena for ages uninked so it was high time to use it. I hope you don't mind me borrowing your idea, Zoe. I was really pleased with the end result and will try it with other flowers now.

DD used her new Gorjuss girl stamp and coloured her with my new flexmarkers. I think I have competition here, don't you?

My friend loved her cards so it was an afternoon well spent.

Well, that's me today. I will try and do better getting round more desks this week, time just ran out on me last week so thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.


Di said...

Hi Lisa

Wow, what fabulous cards! Tee, hee - I think your DD is a cardmaker in the making (lock up your stash instead of lock up your daughters here I suspect!).

Right chick, you mentioned tootling off to look for a Dove blender to use with chalks - I had a bit of a search but found them over at Crafts U Love online. I bought a blender pen, bottle of blender liquid and two packs of spare nibs - with P and P it cost £17.75. I figured it was cheaper than launching into Pan Pastels :))

Happy WOYWW!! Di xx

Karen said...

Congratulations Lisa on your prize, it looks like you have some lovely crafty goodies to play with there :) Gorgeous cards, especially the Poppy image one, its so elegant and beautiful.

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, beautiful cards!! Weather pretty awful here too, rain and wind ... bit at least it's perfect weather to stay in and craft!! Sarah x #129

Lisa Jane said...

oh 2 wonderful cards - i just love the poppies ad yes i agree your daughter is definitely very talented
Lisa x

SueH said...

Loving your cards Lisa, especially the first one. To be honest I would never of thought of putting such a bold flower in front of the scenery stamp but it works really well. It’s amazing how we gain inspiration from each other’s blogs (as we know) and that’s just what today is all about.

Congratulations on the candy win too. It looks like to have some wonderful new things to play with there.

Happy Crafting!

Gwen said...

Nice to have a demand for your creativity. The cards you show here are very pretty:)
xx 101

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, lovely cards and yes, I think your daughter is shaping up very nicely as competition for you ... her colouring is very nice. I am stunned that you had that stamp and not inked it up yet! Shame about the rain ... we've had it here all day :( I've not seen any iris out in bloom up here yet, maybe a week or two to go. As for the tidying, sadly, it's a bit of a compulsion and/or a distraction for me, and it does have its bonuses ... I frequently find things I had forgotten but liked :)) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #80

jo said...

Both lovely cards, your daughter has done a fab job!Congrats on candy win - you lucky thing!
Jo x

JoZart said...

you certainly do have competition as F has made a beautiful job of her card. Love your poppies card too and I must say, re your comment.... it you are a faffer you are a fabulous faffer!!
Your desk looks quite serene in it's subdued light.
Thanks for popping by mine ...
love joZarty x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

For sure your DD is going to give you a little friendly competition there. I remember seeing Zoe's card from last week and enjoy your take on it. It is so cool how inspirational WOYWW can be. I noticed the rain outside your window right off. We are coming up on a weekend where it almost always rains, but none is in the forecast. If there is truly no rain then for sure the world will end soon. Happy crafting!

Jill said...

Hi Lisa Firstly love those cards, your DD is so talented just like her Mum!
It was a wet day here yesterdday as well, just misty here at the moment from what I can see.
Thanks for all the comments on my blog Lisa, I so appreciate you taking the time. Jill x

scrappymo! said...

lovely cards and yes your daughter is stiff competition for you!
Although I am in Canada, I have been to the Yorkshire Dales...beautiful lucky you are to live there.

sandra de said...

Congrats on the wonderful goodies you won. Beautiful cards I love those poppies.

May said...

Beautiful cards, I can see why you are in demand, Lovely! Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

MaggieC said...

I love that Sheena Douglas card with those bright poppies. Summer is coming. xx Maggie #11

505whimsygirl said...

Your daughter is doing great!! I'm sure she gets her talent from you.

Congrats on winning the goodies! Lots to play with there.


Emma said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely craft room and congrats on all that gorgeous blog candy. I love those IndigoBlu stamps, very envious.

I love the cards, yours is gorgeous and your DD's, is stunning...I think we all have competition! lol.
Hope you are ok...
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Katie said...

These are beautiful cards!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #14

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow, your poppy card is beautiful. Of course I don't mind you using it, I'm flattered that you thought my card was inspirational enough. You've made my day! Hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Sorry I'm a little late. But you've win a great blog candy. Love your birthday card. The colours combined perfect. And this last card is very lovely. Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a crafty week. Bye, Franka