Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Wednesday!

Well I have finally decided to join in with the What's on your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) with this photo.  This was my desk at 10am this morning when I had just finished the scrapbook layout pictured.  Believe it or not this is actually relatively tidy for me when I have been crafting LOL!  I had a mug of tea (it holds about a pint of tea - I don't function without several of these each day!), several stamps and ink pads, alphabet stickers, double sided tape, a pen and a pile of new crafting toys from my DH as an anniversary present (on the left with the punches on top) scattered everywhere. At the back of my desk I have a wooden tray in which I store my distress inks, acrylic blocks, some of my stamps and a magnetic gadget for holding my crafting knives, ruler etc. Beside this tray is a crafting bucket with useful pockets for things all around it and a large central bucket for dumping things! I try and keep it organised but to be honest it is at best organised chaos!!
I am having a few days off work this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  We decided to celebrate this year with a meal in our favourite Chinese Restaurant and some time at home in order to enjoy our new presents.  Needless to say I have loved having some crafting time to myself in order to play with my new crafting toys (stamps, cuttlebug embossing folders, images and punches). This little card was made with the new toys for a friend who loves pink and has recently lost her husband.  The card fits with the theme of stamping from Creative Craft.  It is my first attempt at the watercolour stamp technique, which I really liked doing.
I have also made a scrapbook layout following the sketch from Stamp with fun.  This is a page of my Dad and me sat in his office before going to the State Opening of Parliament in 1986.  My Dad's perseverance in the face of adversity really inspires me and so this page also fits with the theme of scrapping someone who inspires you from Scrap and Stamp.  The papers were Daisy Dee's, the corner stamps are from Purple Onion and the Alphabet stickers are glitter stickers from Doodlebug Designs so this page also fits with the Pollycraft theme of 'not a card and glitter' (the very centre of the flowers are also glittery), as well as fitting with the Crazy Challenge 'spots' (two of my flowers are spotted) and Practical Scrappers 'flowers' challenge. 
Finally it is with a heavy heart that I have to report the death of a dear family friend, Robin Bush, who died yesterday after a battle with lung cancer. Some of you may remember him from the early series of Time Team.  I have known him all my life and when my Dad didn't want to do the father of the bride speach at our wedding we asked Robin to do it instead, which he did with his usual flair and fun.  He will be sadly missed.   
Love,
Caro
x

19 comments:

Spyder said...

Hi Caro! Have you seen we've in Quick Cards made easy this month (Just bought a copy after someone else spotted it!! Your crafty space is there looking very neat and tidy today! I too have cups a (cold) tea!! and my Punch? It's a Martha Stewart, it said Fern, on the packet. I bought it when we went over to see my daughter and grand son last Sept/oct..(Seattle) in fact all my MS stamps were bought then as they were cheaper than here AND buy one get one half price!
((Lyn))

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi, this is lovely your water coloured image looks fab, thanks for joining us at creative craft, hugs Liz xx

Julye said...

you made a really good job of the water colouring stamping, have to admit something I've not yet tried, and I love your dry embossing too. Sorry for your loss but you sound like you have some fab memories to treasure. Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges and hope you had a good anniversary.

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Great workspace Caro, thanks for sharing.

Nicki, xx

Pam said...

Lovely pages. Hugs Pam x

shellshearer said...

Gorgeous LO love the pic its great.
Thanks for joining us over at 'The Crazy' this week. Good Luck!
hugs shell xx

Sorry to read about the loss your family friend xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh I do remember Robin - am very sorry for your loss, he was obviously an importan tpart of your extended family.
Welcome to WOYWW - at last! YOu hae some grand memories for your scrabook for sure - love this LO!

craftimamma said...

I still think your desk looks tidy, Lol! What a good idea to book leave to play with your lovely presents from Hubby and congratulations on your anniversary.

Lesley Xx

ScrappySuzanne said...

Love your desk....the light from the window is great! I love your layout....the colours used just seem to match the era of the photograph perfectly. Sorry to hear your sad news but glad you enjoyed your anniversary.

Andrea said...

Oh wow - the LO is so great! Love it.
Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.
Hugs
Andrea-Emmi41

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely tidy workspace there!

sandra tomlinson said...

what a lovely post hun, great projects too, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck xx

Patricia Folchert said...

Love your layout, what a fun photo! Thanks for playing along at Scrap & Stamp!

judie said...

looks brill hun, sorry to hear your sad news xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Classy card! Sorry that you'll miss your good friend :^( Patsy from
HeARTworks

Heather x said...

What an awesome LO hun, one to truly cherish :0)
Your desk isn't too messy...its being creative :)
*hugs* Heather x

Nilla said...

Fabulous LO! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp with Fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Ann Flowers said...

I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this