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!!


Annie said...

I love the flower you've made....really pretty.
Annie x #16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love your whirligig whatsit, that's going to be so useful and crammed with items before too long! I've never hear of the foam stuff but my goodness, those flower are fab, I can see why you might get an obsession about them, they're so pretty! Hope F has a wonderful time at the prom!!
HUgs, LLJ 10 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

I hadn't heard of Foamiran before, those flowers look great, especially for a first attempt. I'm in the middle of prom invitations (Middle school) at the moment. Hope 'yours' goes well. Sarah #28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lisa, love the swirly thing! I have a couple now, they make keeping stuff we use all the time close to hand so easy. Heard about Foamiron on a US forum, sounds very interesting. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #9 XxX

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW. I love Foamiran we have a Fabulous Foamiran group on Facebook. Thanks for sharing xx Jan 31

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Lisa, well another week flying by, where has June gone too eh?l
Well done on exams etc over, and prom soon too I guess. Yes things were different in our day ;) loving look of new toy very interesting is it postable to you think of only a hand given card. My brother is going over to Le tour again this year, haven't looked at course but don't think UK makes it this year.
Loo th new blue whirly thing too... Thanks for sharing your space!
Shaz in Oz.x 24

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Helen said...

the whirligig wotsit is fab - sure it'll be full by next week! we never had proms or fancy leaving or end of year do's either! Helen #8

Diane Futrell said...

The flowers you made are great. And that was your first try? WOW! My first tries never come out that well!!
Have a great day!
Diane F #27

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous pictures, Lisa - your flowers are lovely. I've never heard of that stuff before. Nice new stash to play with! And what a beautiful ATC. Thank you for your visit and your sweet comment about our poor kitties. I so want to be able to report that we've got our new babies but so far no joy. I'm sure something will turn up soon, though.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #26

Twiglet said...

Lovely post Lisa - that little flower is so pretty - very clever. x Jo

Cara said...

Still tidier than mine! I bought some of the silk foamiran recently which you don't have to heat, but couldn't get on with it - maybe it was too hot for it? I've ordered some of the normal kind so will have a play with that. There's a foamiran group on Facebook if you're interested and there was talk today of arranging a day course near Manchester in the future. I'm totally impressed with your flowers, not even going to show mine!

Lindart said...

Hi Lisa, sorry I didn't get back to you last week, you left such a nice comment on mine! My lettuce is in a pot, high off the ground, so no bunnies or other creepie crawlies can get at it! The end of school, everyone is finally relaxed, prom night - I never went to mine, I regret it now, but at the time I wasn't bothered! My daughter went to hers, however, and probably had enough fun for both of us! Love your flowers - both real and faux! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

Angela Radford said...

Loving your new whirligig! I thought that was what desks were for Lol! You mean you are not meant to use them as a dumping ground! Pleased you like my new profile pic too. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x22x

May said...

Those flowers are stunning...Never heard of this product off to look it up... Have a happy week ahead... May#21

Carmen said...

Ah yes we are in mild panic stations here as DD's prom dress arrived with a broken zip! It's on it's way back and we are praying that the replacement arrives in time.

Love that foam stuff, I may have to investigate further, it's not often a new craft thing is so cheap to try! Your flowers are beautiful!

Have a great week.

Carmen x #32

Cheetarah said...

What a lovely ATC! and gorgeous flowers! Happy rest of the week! WOYWW xo Cheetarah #36

BJ said...

Love your whirlygig and flowers, super. Thanks for the visit BJ#5

Andrea said...

Hi, Lisa, nothing beats some crafty purchases. I saw those flowers on tv too... they looked lovely and what a fabulous job you've made of them, the rose you've made is gorgeous and I do love those pretty beads in the others..I'm sure we will be seeing much more :-)... Sorry, I didn't get to visit last week ..been out of action, I am not taking part today in WOYWW but getting time to visit some desks and catch up. a bit .I'm away next week too on holiday but will be back in action soon I hope. lovely photo of your flowers I do love flowers can never have enough of any kind. hope you have a great week Crafty hugs Andrea x