Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends.

Well, I've been absent from the register for the last couple of weeks. I didn't think you'd want to see a photo of an emulsioned wall which is what my workdesk has been, even though it was a very pretty lilac colour. Thankfully I am back at my proper workdesk today so I feel I can come back and play.

Here is my desk as of last night. I'm out all day today, this morning at work and then out for lunch with my dear blogging buddy, Sylvia, who I haven't seen for ages, so it won't change until tonight, apart from being cleared to one side so that we can eat!!! Yes I am back on the dining table. My little craft room is a bit chilly now.

I have been playing with some gorgeous Thomas Kincade Christmas decoupage from Joanna Sheen. Something a bit different for me but I only make Christmas cards for close family now and liked the look of these. I can also sit and cut them out in front of the TV so for once the cards are actually getting made in good time. In case you were wondering, I do send cards to the rest of the family but they get bought ones!!!!

All the usual card making paraphernalia  card, inks and glue but no cup of tea for me, just a glass of water. I have been told too much tea is not good and I should be drinking more water. I have found that the fizzy stuff is more interesting but it certainly doesn't beat a good cuppa. I save those for special times of day now!!

Here's a peek at one of the finished cards if you're interested.

If you want to join in the biggest weekly desk hopping session in the world, then pop over to see the desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

As some of you know, the reason I have had an emulsion brush in my hand instead of a craft brush is that we have been moving my MIL into a new flat. I bought this MDF blank in readiness some months ago so have been decorating it this week as her housewarming present.

The flowers have been made using the Tonic Petal Pairs punches. I have found a new love!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Wednesday and I'll see you at a desk near you very soon.


Beryl said...

Lovely image on the Thomas Kincade card Lisa. I used to do stuff in front of the TV but now I have control of the remote the only time I'm in front of it is when I'm watching something that I've chosen to
The HOME plaque is gorgeous - love the colours you have used and those flowers are fab-u-lous.
Beryl xx

Annie said...

Love your cards....a real labour of love, and your 'home' wall hanging is really pretty. I'me sure it will be well loved.
A #42
ps hope you 'like' me :-) [see my blog for more info]

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow your HOME sign is so pretty, great work there! Glad you're back at your desk! I have coffee & I'm off to snoop! Take care Zo xx 45

JoZart said...

Do hope MIL is settling in her new place. lot of work but it will be better for all of you. Love your HOME... very effective and beautifully done.
Thanks for your message.....
Just waiting to go to the airport.. hate this part!
Jo x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love what you've done wit the 'HOME' letters, those roses are really clever! Were they tricky to make??
I'm glad your MiL is happily settle now after the tricky start!
Hope you've had a lovely lunch with your mate! I'm ever so sorry that I've not replied to your email - between school and band I've hardly been in the house for the past couple of days... and it's only going to get worse in the run up to Christmas!
Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

Linda said...

What a wonderful decoration for your MIL's new home, very pretty. The Christmas card is gorgeous too.

butterfly said...

What a lovely post! Sounds like you've been having a lovely day today; the decoupaged card is gorgeous -the glowing lights from the windows are so lovely; and then that gorgeous HOME piece -wonderful colours and (stamping?), and those beautiful flowers!
To answer your question - I've already done one heart - here: But I'm definitely going to play with texture paste on this next one, as I've done on my last couple of projects - I'm loving it!! Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Jill said...

Hi Lisa
Thanks for commenting on my blog, yes I had a really great time. I have quite a few more planned posts which you might like! My desk is always fairly tidy, so there is no point in joining in (the room is so small I would fall over stuff if it wasn't tidy!). Your desk always looks so interesting! Really chilly here, but my broad beans are up and so are quite a few bulbs, silly things! Jill x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,

Lots of eye candy here! I love the card and REALLY love the house warming gift you made for your MIL. I bet she's tickled pink!

Thanks for visiting me already!

Kay #108

Karen said...

Love the traditonal look on cards, it would be lovely to go back in time to those wouldn't it!!! Happy WOYWW! Karen 90 x

Samantha Elliott said...

Hia. Gorgeous card on your desk today Lisa. I saw these Kincaed products on C&C the other week. I tend to make cards until I can do no more which means that some family get bought ones! Hopefully I have enough this year as I have been taking part in Sandra's Rudolph Day!
I love that HOME too. I like making those tonic flowers. Why buy flowers now we can make ey?

Becky said...

I love the finished Christmas card :) That's a good idea to just make them for close family... Beautiful gift for your MIL!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Ooh I love the cards and the HOME sign is fabulous too. Thanks for visiting me.

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A great post.

I love looking round your desk!!

Great Christmas card but the "home" plaque has stolen the show for me. It is beautiful. Such lovely colours and those flowers are amazing!!

Hope your MIL loves her new home as much as I love your wall plaque.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Hi Lisa

I adore the Thomas Kinkade card - looks so warm and welcoming. And your house warming gift is beautiful - sure to be really loved.

Aha, Greggs - can't beat a cheese and onion pasty. Did I say I flew up to Newcastle from Southampton and back in the same day to surprise my step-mum for her 80th birthday in June? Arranged with Newcastle airport branch of Greggs to hold me back six stotties so I could bring them back that evening. Totally barking I know - but even Mr Down South here adored them :)

Belated Happy WOYWW and hugs, Di xx

Joynana said...

First off, thanks for stopping by my blog I do enjoy your comments. I love your Christmas card and wish that I had thought about doing it your way. I would gladly hang you Home project in my home, it is gorgeous. I am sure that she will love it. #89

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love your MDF shape, I bought a few of them from the MDF MAn at the NEC Hobbycrafts a couple of weeks ago. Not started on them yet, will maybe get to them after Christmas. We shall see, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #98

Ann B said...

Hope your Mother-in-law is settling in nicely and I bet she loves her new home sign - I do, it's beautifully done.
Thanks for visiting yesterday and I'm sorry I've only just got round - been finishing one of the boxes on my desk - will blog it later.

Ann B

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Hi, Lisa, your card is very pretty and the Home decor piece is well done! I hope the new place will be a good and happy home for your m-i-l. Thanks for visiting me! ~ Laura #93

RosC said...

Hi Lisa. Thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, this is my first Michael Powell stamp from a recent paper arts show. They are only recent arrivals here. Glad you like it.
Your life has been busy! Love the house-warming plaque, and the roses are lovely, almost porcelain. Lovely decoupage images on your cards too, something I haven't explored so am interested to see this most appealing result.
Closing up the house now to keep the heat out. Nearly 40C yesterday and 23C overnight with thunder storms so now it's humid. Argh!
Have a lovely weekend,
Ros #57

RosA said...

Love what you have done with the "HOME" letters. Gorgeous colours.
And I rather like that border punch you have used on the card. Very classic looking.
Happy late WOYWW and thanks for stopping by.

podgypanda said...

Hi Lisa Thanks for leaving me a hol was brill and yes it was really nice to be away for my birthday. Love the Home word..that just the style I love..have a good week X

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Lisa ah such a busy time of year.. love the desk, and the two goodies you let us peek at! :D Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1

Angie said...

Wonderful creations! Sorry for the delay, I was buried under boxes and bows all week!
Angie #88

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fabulous new home gift. I have been taking a long blog break.