Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Morning dear WOYWW friends....remember me???? Sorry I've been absent for so long, the garden and other things took over and I just never seem to get a minute to give my blog any attention, although I have been keeping an eye on what you've all been up too and how our dear Julia has been going on.

So, here's my desk this morning.

I have been enjoying a little down time from DT duties and just playing with some stamps that I've had for ages but haven't been shown any ink up until now and I've really enjoyed getting creative.

Santa brought me the crazy birds stamp for Christmas and I've been desperate to play with them so this is the card I've made for my Sister's birthday this week. She's not a bright person, but I am so I'm afraid I've inflicted her with all my favourite distress ink colours, I hope she forgives me!!!!

I've also recently managed to get hold of some Altenew stamps that I've been desperate for. It's taken a bit of practice to get the layering right but I love the results you get from them.

Well, I told you I've been spending every spare moment in the garden so here are a few pics to bore you with before I go and get a fresh cuppa before settling down to my desk hopping.

If you want to share your desk with some lovely people, you can do so HERE.

Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting.


Neet said...

Beautiful garden photos and such lovely cards. I am crazy (at the moment) about the Crazy Birds. Think I may have worn myself out with them..
Have a good week,
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Annie said...

Welcome have been missed. It's good to hear you've been enjoying your garden....we have too but the rain has stopped play here :-)
Annie x # 11

Caz said...

Absolutely *love* crazy birds!! Great cards that you've made with them - I'm sure your sister will love it - crazy birds will make her smile :-)
Great garden photos too

sandra de said...

Hi Lisa, lovely to see you back in blogland and with such a beautiful garden I can see what has kept you outside. Your garden is stunning and so are those cards. Have a lovely week enjoying your garden and sunshine.
sandra de @34

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lisa, firstly, I love the colours you've used on the Crazy Birds card.Those Altenew stamps look fab. Love the shots of the garden- gorgeous. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos. Fun desk too, so hoping life settles down a bit. I need down time in my crafty space. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW #18

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colours on the crazy birds one.

Have a great week
Sharon K #39

Helen said...

welcome back! I love the crazy birds card, hope it is appreciated... I try to make cards I know friends/relatives will like but often end up doing something I like!! Helen #5

Diane Futrell said...

your cards are so cute. I'm not good at doing the distressed look - I need to try it more. Yours are great!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #42

Kathleen said...

Hi Lisa, two wonderful cards, love those flowers.
Garden looking good too.

Kath x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, great post today. Love the Crazy Bird card, lovely colours. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 20

Dorlene Durham said...

Beautiful cards! I love those roses. They are gorgeous! Dorlene #49

RosA said...

Your crazy bird card looks fabulous! The colours are super!
But I love your card using the Altenew stamps! I've just got a set of them (with dies) too and I must say I love how nicely they turn out. The stamping is a bit tricky but well worth the effort :)
RosA # 9

dmgarafalo said...

amazing blue flowers! happy crafting donna #13

BJ said...

Super cards, I LOVE the "bright" one actually! Your Wisteria looks good, ours didn't flower much this year but is going crazy in the leaf/tendril department now. Thanks for visiting BJ#27

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

OOOOH Lisa tis so niuce to have you on the round of desks again.. do miss you!
and wow am totally green been eyeing off those Altenew stamps for ages now.. but not succumbed yet.. not having Misti puts me off to be honest..

Thanks for sharing your garden too it is so-oo pretty!
Thanks so much for popping over too.
Shaz in Oz.x 30

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Cara said...

Great to see you blogging again. Love the crazy birds, been playing with some Altenew stamps recently too, they are fab. Cara d