Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Morning dear WOYWW friends. These Wednesdays come round alarmingly quickly don't they?

I have two desks on the go this week.

Here's my usual one

You all put me to shame with your Christmas activities so I actually managed to start my cards last week. This is a first for me, I usual end up doing them at the last minute but am trying to be organised this year and a bit ahead of the game if I can. I'm keeping them simple, but am not sharing them yet as they are still a WIP.

Here's my other desk, the dining table.

More Christmas activity. I'm making some mini scrapbooks for Christmas presents. It's a long tome since I've done this kind of thing and am really enjoying the process. I have so many paper pads that it's nice to actually be using some of them.

There's also 2 boxes of new nail varnish that the Avon man has just delivered!!

I was having a mooch around u-tube the other day and came across some brilliant tutorials from Stamperia and thought I'd have a go at one of them.

This is the result.

The tutorial used an image printed onto rice paper and then painted in, which I didn't have so I hand drew my figure. The texture paste was very forgiving so I think I got away with it. I love all the texture and also the colours which are very different for me. I added some lace onto her dress and lots of glitter and stamped and cut out all the butterflies. They were stencilled on the original but I didn't have one.

Well that's me this week, If you want to share your desk with us then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters.

Enjoy your Wednesday whatever you are up to and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Morning gentle WOYWW crafters. I hope I find you well today on the 1st day of November. This time last year we were in the middle of my Mum's house move, I can't believe a year has whizzed past!!

Anyway, here's my desk as of last night.

I've been asked to make a suitcase gift box for a friend to give a travel voucher in. This is the 2nd attempt but I'm quite pleased with it. I just want to add some travel bits and pieces and tickets to the front and somewhere for her to write a greeting on and then I'm done. I hope she likes it.

I can also share a birthday card I made a week or so ago as it's been safely received now. All Sheena Douglass stamps and some distress inks splodged about.

It was half term last week and we managed to get out and about, including a day in Ambleside in The Lake District. The sun kept threatening to come out and it managed to stay dry and made for some lovely photos. It's still one of my favourite places in the country.

I also had a few days in the garden, which is still looking really colourful thanks to the mild autumn up to now.

Well, that's me today. If you want to share your workspace with us, then pop over to WOYWW headquarters and join in.

Have a lovely Wednesday whatever you are up too and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends. It's been a few weeks since I've been able to join you, but it's great to be back.

Here's my desk this morning.

It's a bit of a mess. I haven't spent much time there lately, Mr Mojo went on holiday, but I decided to play in my journal and see if I could persuade him to return. This page has been developing for some months but I'm just going to put some wording on it and I think I'm done.

I've spent more time in the garden. I wanted to make some big changes and while the weather has been good I've been moving plants round and clearing out. I also got round to putting out my homemade poppy heads, made from Powertex in the summer. I will probably move them several times until I'm finally happy with where they are but for now I can see them from my kitchen window over the winter.

We had the weird orange sky like the rest of the country yesterday, it was so spooky, dark and orange as it was raining, but then within an hour of getting home, the sun came out and the sky turned blue. I took these photos within an hour of each other!!

Last week we went to Light Night in Leeds. Lots of buildings were illuminated and there were all sorts of things happening all to do with light. It was great. I loved these giant bees that climbed up the front of a hotel.

Well, that's me today. If you want to join us, then pop over to WOYWW Headquarters and join up with the lovely Julia.

Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Morning dear WOYWW friends. Don't these Wednesdays fly by. We are back to school and work this week after the summer holidays and it's like we've never been away.

Here's my desk this morning.

I've got my cuppa and I'm at the start of some scrapping of the holiday photos. I couldn't find any paper that had on what I wanted so I've been colouring some flowers and cutting them out. I have an idea in my head of what I want to do but knowing me it'll go where it wants anyway.

I finished the hanging heart from last week and am quite pleased with how it turned out. I put some foamiran flowers on it to finish it off.

Well, short and sweet this week, I'm meeting up with a friend I haven't seen for several years today so am really looking forward to that, so I'll be round to see what you've been up to later in the day.

If you want to share your desk with us, then pop over to WOYWW and link up with the lovely Julia.   

Have a lovely Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well and happy this Wednesday morning.

Here's my desk this morning.

I'm having a play with a new stamp I bought back in the spring that hasn't seen ink up to now and have been trying to colour her with some watercolour pencils. DD thinks she looks sad, that's probably something to do with my colouring, I'm not sure. She is going to go on a hanging heart hopefully. An idea I found on Pinterest. What would we do without Pinterest when Mr Mojo deserts us?

We had a lovely day out on Bank Holiday Monday to a local National Trust house, Beningborough Hall near York. The weather was beautiful and so were the gardens.

I loved these old boots in the potting shed, they look well loved.

And a tea pot made from blue pottery at the entrance to the café.

I mentioned last time that we were nervously waiting for exam results. Well, I'm delighted to say that DD did amazingly well in her GCSE's and we are very proud of her. She is now looking forward to doing her chosen A'Levels, Art, Photography, Maths and Ethics.

Sorry I didn't manage to get round many desks last week, despite my good intentions. I will do better this week. If you want to share your desk with us, then pop over to WOYWW headquarters and link up with the lovely Julia.

Have a lovely Wednesday whatever you are up too and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Morning everyone from an extremely wet Yorkshire today . I don't think much of this summer weather to be honest with you!! I bet when the schools go back it'll be gorgeous again.

Well here is my desk this morning.

On the dining table as it's perfect to be able to pick up and put down when I have a minute or the weather is too rubbish to be able to go out. A bag of pick "n" mix have been helping the creative juices!

I'm in the middle of using up some scraps from a recent scrapbook session...waste not want not.
We'll see where it goes, I'm just playing really.

Hubby asked me for a "new home" card for a work colleague at the weekend and this is what I came up with. Ended up making a few as I'd made quite a large piece of the background so felt quite productive.

It's been awhile since I've managed to join in with you deskers, the summer holidays have been pretty busy, but in a good way.

We had a fabulous 2 weeks in Greece, beautiful scenery, people, weather and food and came back feeling totally refreshed and revived.

And last week we enjoyed a great day with family and friends at my Nephews wedding. My DD is looking all grown up in the bright pink on the right.

We are now waiting with baited breath for GCSE results tomorrow. I'm not sure whose more nervous!!  I remember mine all too clearly, it was not pretty, lol.

Well, if you want to join in with the wonderful desk hop that is WOYWW pop over to see Julia and link up.

I'm on my way to see what you've all been up to while I've been away so enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well this sunny morning here in Yorkshire.
Sorry I haven't been around for the last couple of weeks, we had a Ofsted Inspection at school which meant long days and then Blogger decided to fall out with me and I couldn't do anything on it. All sorted now, thanks to me lovely Hubby.

Here's my desk this morning.

As you can see there's no crafting happening as other exciting things are afoot. Holidays are imminent so my room gets used as a collecting ground as people start putting out their bits and pieces ready for packing.

I did do a bit of crafting at the weekend. Here's the WIP. I'm making some Powertex poppy seed heads for the garden. They are now waiting to be painted which is when they should come to life.

DD had her Prom a couple of weeks ago so I spent a whole day shortening her dress, my new sewing machine certainly got a good work out, but she looked beautiful so it was all worthwhile. Where have the last 16 years gone?

If you want to share your desk with us then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters.

Well, that's me this week and for a couple of weeks, but I will be round to see what you've all  been up to after getting a fresh cuppa so have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting!!.  

Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends from a lovely sunny Yorkshire. Hasn't it been hot!!!!!

Here's my desk this morning

A bit of a dumping ground. Nothing further has happened on the journal page which is now buried beneath a pile of stuff. I bought some lovely sheets of gems on a little trip to Hobbycraft and found a lovely wooden whirlygig organiser for my desk from a new shop nearby. I also discovered foamiran last week after watching a lady demo it on the telebox, which is what's in the plastic bag.

This makes lovely flowers very easily by heating it and scrunching it. I'm still learning but this was my first attempt. I can see this becoming a bit of an obsession as it's only 60p for a A4 sheet and that'll make loads of flowers. As you can see I ended up buying lots of colours to play with.

I also received another beautiful ATC from Morti, thanks so much, I love it.

Well, short and sweet from me today. Exams have finished.....hurray. We are now lurching towards prom night. I wish we'd had such things in my day. Pretty dresses and fancy hair do's.

I'll leave you with a photo of the garden I took very early on Monday morning.

If you want to share your desk with us then pop over to WOYWW and link up with the lovely Julia.

Enjoy your Wednesday whatever you are up to and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends from a sunny Yorkshire. I hope I find you well today.

Here's my desk this morning.

I haven't had a lot of time this week so have been playing in my room in little chunks so a bit of journalling seemed like a good idea. I have no plan and am just adding bits each time I go in so who knows how it will end up. I also find some pots of sprays and glitter paint I didn't know I had so those are out there to be tried out.

We were fed up being cooped up by the rain last Saturday afternoon so had a lovely visit to a local National Trust property, East Riddlesden Hall, which is only 20 minutes away.

It was so peaceful and a real delight. You wouldn't believe it's in the middle of a housing estate near Keighley would you?

Here's that round window from inside.

The day was finished off with a cream tea....perfect.

Well, that's me today. If you want to share your desk with us, then pop over to see Julia and join in with WOYWW

Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends from a sunny Yorkshire today, thank goodness after all the wind and rain of the last two days. I thought Autumn had arrived early!!

It was such a wet day yesterday and there had been a bit of stress in the craft garden after a particularly horrible English Language GSCE first thing that we did a bit of chilling in the afternoon and got the painting stuff out and followed an online class from the very talented Alison C Board so that is my desk today.

We used watercolour and Brushos and had a lovely few hours. I also got the stamps out much to DD's consternation, being a very particular painter, but she relented eventually and started stamping on hers too.

I love painting but am no expert so don't normally share what I do, but I will today if you promise not to look too carefully, there are some very dodgy bits, but it's the process not the result that counts and I do believe that, even though I'm my own worse critic.

I also want to thank everyone who swapped ATC's with me, LLJ, Margaret, Angela, Annie, Jo, Shaz, Neet, Sandra and BJ they have been a real joy to receive and each one is so different and I love them. Apologies to LLJ, I forgot to get yours down off my board to add into the photo, and also to BJ, yours is in the post I promise.

Well, that's me today. If you want to share your desk with us then pop over to WOYWW headquarters to see the lovely Julia.

Have a great Wednesday whatever you are up to and Happy Crafting!.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends from a very sunny Yorkshire this morning. I have washing out and intend to get out there myself after I have shared my desk with you lovely lot.

I have things drying on it this morning. I have been asked to make a Golden Wedding card by a friend so thought I'd make an exploding box, I haven't made one of those for years and always enjoy them although there is a lot of measuring and cutting out, not my strong point. There's also a bookmark card in progress, a project for Craft Club next month and a new set of dies I picked up at The Works. They are such a good price and this one is all foliage so I know it'll get lots of use, it already has!!

Here's a close up of the box so far. I have the sentiment panels to put on the sides but the hard work is done. I hope she likes it.

Like the rest of the country, we had amazing weather at the end of last week and not much of anything was done except sitting out and enjoying it.

Here's a peek at summer in The Craft Garden.

Thank you so much for the ATC's that have arrived so far from Margaret, Shaz, Jo and Annie. It's been such a joy to receive little envelopes of happiness.

Well, that's me this week, if you want to join in with our weekly desk hop, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

I am looking forward to coming by to see what you've all been up to so enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017


Good Morning gentle deskers on a sunny morning here in Yorkshire. Happy 8th Anniversary to you all and especially Julia for keeping us all in order for so many years. The world would be an even darker place if we didn't have the lovely friendships that have been built from the simple pleasure of sharing a craft desk.

Nothing at all on my desk today

The weather has been so lovely I've been outside rather than crafting and after the tragic events of Monday night, I haven't been in the right frame of mind. It's been all too close to home. We have people missing from town and still no news and having a teenage daughter myself, I just can't bear what has happened. It's so so sad. All my love and prayers are with everyone in this part of the world.

To remind us that there is still beauty in the world I wanted to share my other desk with you today, my outside desk. Lots in the greenhouse waiting to be planted out.

The garden is looking lush and green.

This gorgeous rose has been flowering for a couple of weeks now and it smells wonderful.

If you want to join in with the lovely world of WOYWW, then pop over to see Julia. HERE.

I am joining in with the ATC swap and have mine ready to go. I do have a few spare so if anyone would like to swap, please drop me an email, *sorry to those who tried to email, I put a rougue dot in the address, must have been half asleep when I typed this!!

Enjoy you Wednesday, whatever you are up too.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends. It's a wet day here today in Yorkshire which the garden is very grateful for. I've been watering the pots for weeks now, I can't remember having to do it so early before.

I took the photo of my desk yesterday evening, hence the sunshine.

I thought I'd give you a slightly different angle to share a bit more of the chaos as there's not much happening on the actual desk. A bit more card making and some ATC's hiding away from WOYWW eyes!!!!

I have been busy elsewhere though. This is especially for LLJ. Look what I've bought!!!!!!

I thought it was time to be a grown up and stop relying on my Mum to alter and take up my clothes and I can also use it on my paper crafting so it's a win win all round. It's only a very basic model but I wouldn't be able to cope with anything more complicated,lol.

And for my lovely friend Sandra, who paints the most exquisite flowers, I thought you'd like this tulip I photographed in my garden. It's such a delicate shade of pink, more like a rose than a tulip. I love it.

Well, that's me this week, we are a revision household at the moment, GSCE's and all that, so I shall be round very quietly to see what you've all been up too.

If you want to join in with the WOYWW desk hop, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Morning dear WOYWW friends from a beautiful, sunny Yorkshire this Wednesday morning. I've had my breakfast outside and got my bedding on the line so now it's time to sit down and catch up with you lovely lot.

Here's my desk this morning.

I finished a scrapbook page last night and left it to dry over night. I've scrapbooked for years but have recently discovered Gabrielle Pollocco's utube tutorials and have learnt so many different things to try, it's really kick started my mojo again. There are also some new stamps waiting to be played with. I'm hoping to use them in my art journalling. which was my plan for today but while the sun's shining I'll be outside!!

Here's a close up of my scrapbook page.

And also one of the cards I was making last week.

Well, that's me this week. If you want to share your desk with us, then pop over to see the lovely Julia HERE.

Have a lovely day and thanks for popping by.

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017


Morning dear WOYWW friends. Another week has flown by so here is my desk this morning.

Thought I'd give you a large view this morning so you can see the mess I work in!!

I'm making some cards using up some papers DD had and was getting rid of during a recent clear out as they are too young for her now. I rescued them as I thought they'd make great children's cards.Two 6x6 sheets have made 4 cards so that's stocked my box up a bit.

It's embarrassing the amount of stuff that is all over the place. I don't notice it when I'm busy, but stopping to look at it now makes me cringe. At least the important things are there, like a cup of tea and my music!!

Well, that's me today, if you want to share your crafty space with us on WOYWW then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE. 

Have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting!!