Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Morning lovely Crafters and WOYWW friends. I have been absent from the role call for the last couple of weeks due to the Easter Hols. We didn't go anywhere but I had the luxury of everyone being at home, which was a lovely surprise as Hubby was due to be away both weeks but his trips were cancelled. It's a wonder you couldn't hear me cheering from your house!!! Anyway, I decided to have a little break from blogging as well so that we could spend some quality time together, so bear with me while I try to catch up with all I've missed.

It's great to be back among the world of WOYWW. If you haven't discovered it yet, then pop over to see the Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE, but beware, it's highly addictive. My desk today is my usual mess. I realised that my trays at the end are almost as messy as my greenhouse shelves with all sorts of things balanced precariously!!!

There's definitely plenty of work in progress. I needed some quick cards to restock my supplies and have discovered that if I put my mind to it I can be quite productive these days. This is the card that's on the desk using one of my favourite stamps from Impression Obssession and Stormy Sky Distress ink and not much else.

Bearing in mind Julia's missive to be brief I thought I'd just leave you with a glimpse of the gorgeous tulips we've been enjoying in the garden. I didn't replant any last Autumn and thought there wouldn't be so many this year but they have proved me wrong and been brilliant. I do so love the Spring.

Thanks for stopping by.


Annie said...

Looks like we are both enjoying our gardens this week :-)
A #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Aha - a fellow tulip fiend!! I've got loads scattered around my garden and in tubs too. They're such good value, aren't they? I neglect them all year and they reward me with their jewel colours.
I grow the plants on to sell to friends, neighbours, band members etc. I don't make huge amounts, but enough to nuy my seeds, compost and a few plants for my garden. I've inherited my dad's green fingers and am never happier than when in my garden covered in mud. Haven't changed since I was 6..... *grin*
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tulips ;)
xoxo Sioux

Neet said...

What a beautiful card. Lovely.
Believe you me, it was not choice I was up so early, and I nearly didn't make the no 1 spot - that was a fluke.
I'll be nodding before long.
Hugs, Neet #1 x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous flowers and that card is fab! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love that nautical themed card - just been to Spurn point in the camper so very apt lol.
I love tulips too.. although don't have any in my garden at all!
How bad is that
Lisa x

Clarky J said...

Wow to the card Lisa - Loving the soft look xx the Garden looks gorgeous too x Have a great day x Janet

inkypinkycraft said...

A great card, and such pretty tulips! Hugstrace x68

Miriam said...

fabulous busy desk. Gorgeous card!


Queen Of Toys said...

Beautiful Tulips and yes a creative desk.

Thanks for sharing

Eliza #103

Sam said...

Lovely card there Lisa. I have a similar stamp and I think I have only used it once for a cover on a scrapbook. Maybe I will dust it off!
Lovely tulips. I always have "issues" with tulips. They dont seem to like our earth but yet some grow in the most oddest places - not textbook like!
As for Monkey, you can have him right after LLJ has borrowed him to cut her bunting out! He does require a few friends to help him with punching as he is only a lightweight!

Redanne said...

Lisa, your card is gorgeous and your tulips just remind me that it is Spring and not winter after all! Regards, Anne #30

Hazel said...

Love the tulips and the card - such a beautiful stamp - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

SophieNewton said...

Stunning card, I love seaside themes, the colours are perfect
Sophie x

Jill said...

Gorgeous Lisa, your desk looks a 'busy desk'! Love the stamp on your card, perfect stamping colour as well. I love tulips but just don't seem to be able to grow them, they just disappear after the first year! I'll keep trying though! Jill x

Julia Dunnit said...

I do love tulips...and they look so much better in the ground! What a fab pic - it's like a tulip meadow. As for trays at the end of your desk...I banished mine in the end..they were filled with cr*p and I just kept spoiling stuff trying to ram more stuff in them! I love the colour you've chosen for that card..very applicable to today I must say!!

JoZart said...

Mrs Lisa Greenfingers! Of course they'll grow for you!!!
Love your lighthouse card... a beaut.
Been drip, out and about today, drip drip, and it poured but now we are back we look out to lovely evening sunshine. Hey ho! that's our beautiful England.
Love Jo x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The garden is gorgeous. I'd like to be out there relaxing in the sun right now. Great card. I find seashore images soothing and the color ink really adds to that. I did chuckle at your precariously balanced papers in trays. It made me feel at home.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous tulips and I love the simplicity of that card, fab!! Thanks for visiting me!

Hugs, Lisa Sparkle :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...always loVely when you get unexpected family time :) ...great card Lisa thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Astrid Maclean said...

LLLLOve that blue card, so gorgeous, simple maybe but very effective.

Your space? messy, yep, but creative for sure!

Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!

Lisa said...

From one Lisa to another, desk looks great, love that stamp and a gorgeous pic of the blooms in the garden too:-D

Lisa #112

Suzanne said...

Lovely card, very effective with the simple colourway. #40

fairy thoughts said...

lovely card, the stamp is so detailed. thanks for the peek
janet #151

Di said...

I wondered where you were Lisa! Bet you enjoyed the blogging break but it;s great to have you back. I love, love your card - what a fabby stamp! And great tulips too. Thanks so much for visiting on WOYWW - have a lovely week :) Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, a bit late but got here eventually. My printer has been playing up so I have wasted an inordinate amount of time clearing nozzles and cleaning heads today. Glad to hear you've had a 'restful' family holiday and nice to see you back. If you ignore the precarious piles in the corner, your desk looks a haven of tranquility :) Love your card - amazing results with just some stamps, love the stamp, and an ink pad. Your tulips are a treat - mine have come to nothing and I didn't plant up any new ones either :( Ah, well, will have to plant up some more in the autumn. We've just had a shower of hailstones! Hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #27

kay said...

loving those tulips,flowers always look best in gardens i reckon as they seem to last longer :)
thanks for visiting my blog and i normally listen to my ipod but on occassion go wild and watch a film
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

Emma said...

Your desk looks full of busy and I can't wait to see what creations you make. This card is stunning...the colours you've chosen to use are perfect and it's so elegant.

Thank you for sharing the tulips...they're my favourite flowers and it's so good to see them in bloom in your garden.
Hope you and the family are well...take care my lovely friend...
Love and hugs, Emma xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What a brilliant post.

So many beautiful things to look at.

Your desk looks hyper productive, your card looks amazing and all of those tulips .. .. simply stunning.

I love Spring too as the lovely colours suddenly make an appearance.

I have had to add Stormy Sky distress ink to my list of things I would like .. .. it looks so lovely on your card.

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I am pleased I made you smile twice the other day LOL!!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

Your garden is looking stunning! Love your card too :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Glad to see you back but it is lovely to have quality time with the whole family isn't it?! I LOVE that card, its not a colour I've got so I guess I'll have to add it to my list..... Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

Claire said...

what a lovely treat to have the family together for easter! and what a lovely card, and a gorgeous garden!! thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment :) and i've posted today the finished poetry piece...

Crafty Chris said...

wow stunning card, beautiful flowers and a very creative desk, have fun.
Chris x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

gorgeous card and photography!love your newest card especially

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous card love the stamp. Loving your desk, especially all the files at then end, what are they full of? papers, stamps, ideas lol. Whats in the red box? WOW your tulips are beautiful such an array of stunning colours. I'm super late this week :-) happy woyww :-) Kezzy x