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!


Annie said...

Well done you for getting organised with your Christmas card making....I’ve not started yet but have had a few thoughts. I’ve just got to find some time! I really love your last pic...I can almost feel the textures from here, it’s gorgeous.
Annie x #9

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Lisa, your tutorial watching paid off. That is a beautiful result. Amazon has rice paper and really cheap stencils..I've loved the ones I just received. My days fly by quickly and I've started a list for cards as so many birthdays coming my way. Mini scrapbooks will be good gifts, I want to do 1 journal, I'm fascinated with youtube on them. Enjoy a great week.

sandra de said...

Wow ... she is absolutely beautiful :) You must be so pleased with the end result, stunning. All good in sunny OZ ... busy with work, Hospitals never have a quiet time. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @4

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lisa, what a gorgeous piece! Love the whole thing, the colours are perfect for it. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lots of lovely crafty things going on at your place this week! Keeping things simple sounds like a good plan, I need to do that too as the calendar is just mental for the next six weeks. I want to see your nail varnish - are they Christmas colours?
HUgs LLJ 15 xxx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Well done for starting on your Christmas crafting. I was going to make some little photo books up for family - but I am severely lacking in energy and inspiration, so going to get some printed professionally instead. I could spend all day watching YouTube. Your project is amazing. Is it it on a canvas? Ali x #22

Sarah Brennan said...

Lisa that piece is stunning. I love the layers, colour and the texture. Any chance of sharing a finished mini scrapbook next week; they sound intriguing. Sarah #10

Ellie said...

Wow that's an amazing piece, loving the sparkle on it. Hahah a migrating desk, I think we are all familiar with those. Hehe
Have a good day
Ellie #19

Cheetarah said...

That piece looks fantastic! Very well done and I shall look up the YT tutorials :) Happy WOYWW! xox Cheetarah #28

glitterandglue said...

Hi Lisa - goodness - what a lot of different activities going on in your home today! It all looks incredibly industrious and is coming along nicely. A great picture of the lady and the butterflies. Well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Dorlene Durham said...

Beautiful canvas! It is so pretty. I love your two desks. Both busy with crafty goodness. Every so often I have to spread my desk to two as well. LOL Have fun making your mini albums - what a great Christmas gift! Dorlene #32

Helen said...

wow, that is beautiful!! well done on getting on with the dreaded cards! Helen #1

StampinCarol said...

Wow! Your tutorial try is fabulous! I love the dimension and textures I can see! And such nice busy 2 desks! I'm prepping for a Christmas Card class on Friday but will be able to keep a couple out for myself. Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
Carol N #23

Shoshi said...

Lots of lovely activity going on there, Lisa, and your painting is so beautiful... Thank you for your visit and your sweet comment - the kitties do look cute in their little coats, don't they! I was thinking they'd be keeping them nice and warm, too!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #9

Annie Claxton said...

hehehe I have a second crafting area on the dining table too - mainly cos I have trashed my craft room :o) I LOVE hat beautiful piece you've created in the last pic - isn't YT brilliant?! Annie C #20

Kathleen said...

Wow two very busy desks, my Hubby commented on the messiness of my dest the other day and I said the funny thing is when it is messy I can find things easier than when it is tidy??!!
Love the creation made from the tutorial, pretty stunning.
The birthday card uses stunning colours too.

Kath x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, that's funny as I took over the dining table this week. The way I look at it if there is something not being used then it's there for the taking Lol! Look forward to seeing your cards. Have a great creative week, Angela x11x

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, the picture is beautiful, what a great tutorial you found - I love the butterflies, and the effect of the shimmery dress is beautiful.
Lovely paper for the mini scrapbook,
Have a great week, and thank you so much for visiting my desk earlier (sorry I'm late getting round),
Diana x #17

Cara said...

I love that you have two workdesk son the go! Your lady looks amazing x

Lindart said...

Hi Lisa, Your attempt at the tutorial is a resounding success, I would say! Making it your own is the perfect way to go. And you are such a busy gal with two desks on the go! Thanks for your earlier visit, have a great week! Lindart #25

BJ said...

Adore what you have done with the lady and butterflies, can't stop staring at it. Divine. Cold so much better this week, foot still sore and hot flashes are getting interesting. Yes I might just scrap my foot photos. - LOL Thanks for the visit BJ#7

Julia Dunnit said...

Got away with it? My word Lisa, your drawing is wonderful, and the finished piece is just lovely. AM happy to read that you have an Avon man!! Liking the fact that we've nudged you into Christmas card wont regret it as yousmugly drop the last few into the post box way ahead of deadline!