Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Morning crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Here we are at another Wednesday. The weeks are just flying aren't they?

I took my desk photo yesterday afternoon when there was some very welcome sunshine . We haven't seen that for a few weeks here in Yorkshire. Most days have been dark and dismal, typical November but not cold.

I'm working on some cards for my craft club ladies, yes it's that time again. My desk is full of stuff as always. There is a paper book tree I've been trying out and in front of that it a little wooden birdhouse I picked up for 42p. I'm planning to alter it and make it really pretty. You might also spot some decoupage amongst the debris which is the beginnings of a Christmas card. There I've said it, yes I've made a start at last.
These are the cards I'm working on, not sure what the style is called, no doubt someone out there will be able to tell me, but I decided to do a small one with just a sentiment on and a slightly larger one with a stamped and coloured design. Not everyone likes the same thing so I try to make sure they can choose what they make.

Well, that's me today. If you want to join in this lovely weekly desk hop, then pop over to see Julia HERE. 

I'll be round to have a look at what you've been up too just as soon as I've made a fresh cuppa.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting.


sandra de said...

Hi Lisa, absolutely love your little book/christmas tree. Such a clever idea. I haven't even started making cards ... I think about it and then start painting flowers. Truly I have the attention span of gnat. BTW it is a very pretty card. As for the rugby ... thanks for letting me know it is happening in OZ .... I just don't do sport! Have a lovely week.
sandra de @21

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Bargain bird house! Lovely card. The colours are gorgeous. Ali x #42

Annie Claxton said...

Hey Lisa, lots of interesting goodies on your desk - that book tree looks really cool and I love your bird box bargain! Happy WOYWW Annie C #31

Marit said...

Oh wow, that paper tree is just amazing! I am not into X-mas trees at all (I have white 'branches' with little lights in it, that I put in a vaze with Christmas - that's all my decoration) but this year I might add a paper tree too... I'm in love with that! Sorry that I did not stop by last week... time just slipped through my hands. Did I make it up to you by commenting now? Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #44

Chrysalis said...

Hi Lisa - looks like a lovely crafty time going on there. Do show the finished bird house - I just love them. The sentiment on your card is great, and I know your crafty ladies will love their cards. Have a fab week, Chris # 8

Artatag said...

Nice cozy workspace and lovely card. Thanks for sharing!
Gabriele 26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You've given your ladies a lot of choice! I love the card, so soft and pretty and that little bird house is really cute, not to mention a bargain.
The weather has been grey and grim down here too, except today is lovely.the autumnal colours really stood out as I drove through the forest this morning.
Hope you and yours are all keeping well and happy :-)
Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

You look busy as usual, great makes and a fab tree! Take care Zo xx 50

StampinCarol said...

Your card is very pretty! And such a busy desk! Hope you have a great week and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #48

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely card Lisa! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW!zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #39

Annie said...

I'm sitting down for while for the first time today having just got home from my day with the twinnie what better to do than catch up with as many blogs as I can? :-)
I really love the pink flower on that pretty.
Annie x # 19

Anne said...

Have been interested in finding out more re the book folding. Someone gave one to a friend of mine - it was a bird cage . Like your little bird house and card. Thanks for visiting. Anne x #34

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards, love the layout.
Hope you have a great crafty week, Angela x 28

okienurse said...

Darn blogger wasn't going to let me post so I shut down the whole system and when it came back up it worked...I hope! Love you desk this week so much to see and snoop through. Awesome tree and bird house. Are you going to paint or color the tree or leave it plain? Beautiful card! Thanks for stopping by my desk! Have a creative week! Vickie #17

voodoo vixen said...

Hi Lisa, lovely cards on the desk, can't help with the name as I am useless at such things but it definitely works for me, very pretty! Thanks for visiting, Annette #11

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,

Lots of exciting things on your desk! It's so sweet of you to have several different type of projects for the club. It's very thoughtful of you!

The card you shared at the end of your post is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for visiting me earlier. I'm slowly making my way around to desks. It will be an all weekend affair!
Happy belated WOYWW,
Peace, Kay (12)

fairy thoughts said...

hi lisa
love the Christmas tree, I think I remember making one last year but have no idea how I made it.
well done on starting your cards.
janet '16

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, now that is a well loved crafting desk! Meaing it is well used! :D I love your beautiful cards, OMGosh! That little bird house is already cute so I can only imagine it's transformation once you get done with it! Would love to see it when finished. Sorry I'm late getting around but gosh, I must be a tortoise as I surely couldn't imagine visiting 70+ desks in one day, lol!
Beth P