Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Morning lovely crafters and WOYWW freinds. I'm back...phew it's been months since I was present for the the WOYWW register, did you miss me?? I'm afraid summer hols and the stunning weather we've had over the last few months have kept me away from all things crafty and the computer but now that autumn has arrived I'm back in residence in my craft room and enjoying playing with inks and paper again.

If you want to join in all the WOYWW fun then pop over to see Julia, HERE. 

Here is my desk this morning.

I'm making a card for my lovely neighbour who is a surrogate Grandma to my daughter and looks after us in many ways. She adores Poppies so it was a no brainer what sort of card to make her.

I spent last weekend tidying up my craft room and making some room for a new cabinet I've just acquired to keep all my 12x12 papers in although you wouldn't think it to look at this photo, why do we always surround ourselves with all the stuff we are using, I think it must be a bit like a comfort blanket.

Here is the finished card.

Right, short and sweet from me as I'm off to work in a minute so I'll be round to have a good catch up with you all later.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

I've missed you! Glad you're back......
That poppy card is gorgeous, I like the 3 red jewels in the top RH corner that add balance to the overall effect. Rather lovely,
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Annie said...

Of course you were missed :-)
I really love poppies too so must say your card is stunning.
A x # 50

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful looking card Lisa. I too live in the Yorkshire Dales and have to say it is a bit grey outside today. I have popped over from WOYWW
x catherine

Beryl said...

You'd think now I'd got a whole room for my craft stuff I could keep it tidy - but no - the whole room seems to look like your desk. Apart from the gorgeous poppy card though. Haven't got one of those lurking anywhere. Your neighbour will be so thrilled when she gets this.
Was a gorgeous sunny day here yesterday by the way. Even had to retreat indoors for a while to cool down.
Beryl xx

Artyjen said...

Super card ;)
xoxo Sioux

tuesday afternoon said...

Your poppy card is lovely, so delicate. Happy WOYWW

tuesday afternoon said...

Your poppy card is lovely, so delicate. Happy WOYWW

sandra de said...

Welcome back.... Lovely poppy card. One of my favourite flowers. You must show a pic of the new cabinet with all the papers. I have just noticed your stash of MS punches such a lovely collection. I can't believe noonecan see the water bloom it is in the green section at the bottom of the page. All water no pigment and it just screams at me!!
Sandra @12

Marit said...

Lost of crafters seem to 'have been mia' and came back this fall (including me *teehee*) Welcome back Lisa! I love the poppy card - your neighbour will sure do too! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

Janene McAnally said...

Welcome back!! Love your card Lisa and your neighbor will really love it!! I see that you have some Letraset markers, I have recently bought the aquamarkers and I really have been enjoying using them. Happy WOYWW.
Janene #17

Karen Busby said...

Gorgeous card and I have been nosying around your some of the storage you have there :)

Scrapping Life (Karen)no.82

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Nice to see you at Register this week. I had better show my face soon or I will be classed as MIA!

Sandy Leigh said...

What a beautiful card. And it is so rewarding to see how much people appreciate handmade cards. You have lots of wonderful goodies on your desk! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #88

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Lisa - stunning card, absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure your surrogate Granny will love it. Thanks for your visit today. have a great week and welcome back! MMx #48

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the card and lovely to see you back. Take care Zo xx 95

Anonymous said...

Nice to have you back Lisa, that summer was too good to waste sitting around indoors. "A comfort blanket" lol, just as long as we don't find you napping under a pile of papers! With my track record "something Christmassy" is highly likely!

Brenda 1

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say how beautiful the card is too.

Jill said...

As always Lisa your desk looks a busy one! Jill x

Sharon Madson said...

Lisa, I love your Blog look. The colors are so soft and pretty. And that card is beautiful too. Welcome back to the WOYWW party! :) Thanks for stopping by my space, too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Welcome back! Your poppy card for your sweet neighbor is breathtaking, Lisa!! How about that, we both got new cabinets for our papers! (I like your "comfort blanket" analogy!)

Happy WOYWW and thanks so much for the visit to me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #22

Lea.H said...

The card is lovely, the poppy looks such a nice red in contrast to the green background :) Lx

Anne said...

Hello and welcome back. The card is gorgeous. Thanks for popping to see me. Happy WOYWW Anne x #56

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Beautiful card! The colors in it are so lovely. When I saw your first photo I thought it was nice that you were a gal after my own heart who piled stuff off to the sides while working (or always, in my case). Then you went to ask why we felt compelled to pile stuff around us and I like your comfort blanket answer!

fairy thoughts said...

welcome back I bet you have missed us too. Love the card, poppies always make me smile. I have quite a big desk but only give myself an A4 sized area to work in.... doh!
Have a great week and happy Wednesday
janet #48

famfa said...

I'm sure I have missed you, who are you again ha! Gorgeous poppy card
Famfa 3

Erika said...

Your poppy card is so fine and lovely, dear Lisa! I am sure, your kind neighbor granny will enjoy this beauty. Love to see your desk also and, of course, why should we have the things we do love all around us.
Hugs to you

BJ said...

Gorgeous poppy card, your "rent-a-gran" will love it. So you keep your sewing machine in the wardrobe too - LOL. Craft Club was fun although I never feel like finishing any cards there, prefer to be back in my craftcorner for that, but had a bit of a laugh last night. Thanks for the visit BJ#26

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the delicate framing of your gorgeous poppy!! What a remarkable beauty!

Thanks for dropping in on me this Wednesday! I loved checking out your desk!

Lynn #20

The Taming of the Glue said...

Welcome back! Love the poppy card, the image is stunning. Hugs. Pam#34

Julia Dunnit said...

It's great to see you Lisa!I suspect a lot of us are acquiring our autumn routines about now, and the summer was just wonderful..hope you enjoyed every minute.
love the poppy card...a really popular make gal!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,

The card for your neighbor is just beautiful! I love poppies too.

I'm having a good time organizing but as you saw, have a long way to go! I bet the cabinet for your 12 x 12 paper will be quite useful! Since I don't do scrapbooking I cut my 12 x 12 paper down to 6 inch squares. There have been a few times that I regretted that decision. I mainly did it due to space issues.

Thank you for stopping by already!

Kay (25)

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

How lovely to have such a fabby neighbour.

I bet she loves being a surrogate Grandma .. .. and I bet she loved her card too.

We had a fabby time in York and the lack of sunshine didn't matter. If anything it probably helped as walking the walls in blazing hot sunshine might not have been quite so enjoyable.

I hope all is well with you and you are keeping nice and busy.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

April Story said...

Your neighbor is going to love that card. Poppies are one of my favorites, too. :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. I'd love to see your new cabinet.
April #21

Lisa-Jane said...

Its lovely to see you back! I was just thinking about you the other day but I am so rubbish at blog reading at the moment (other than visiting commenters) Gorgeous card too, absolutely stunning!