Wednesday, 4 August 2010

All tired again.

I think as a family we are all really tired as none of us are sleeping well. This has resulted in fractiousness all round so I really hope that we sleep well tonight and are refreshed in the morning. Alex alternates between a zombie like state and complete hyperactivity, so I really hope he remains happy in the midst of it all.

I can’t believe it is time for another What’s on your work desk Wednesday (WOYWW). Where did the last week go? Well as you can see my desk is still ‘relatively’ tidy (I use that term with caution), but gradually getting messier again. You can see my lovely large mug of tea (nice and hot at the moment) and various stamps that need to be cleaned and put away, a lovely mix of new ATCs from a recent swap waiting to be filed, my scissors, craftknife and an ink pad all needing to be put away. You can also see the card I made for my brother waiting to be written and sent.
I was asked last week what was behind my laptop so I thought I would take one photo with the laptop closed to show the righthand side of the desk. As you can see I have a pen pot (an old hydrous ointment pot which I altered) stuffed full of pens, a magazine file full of random paperwork and some Artbin drawers which are overflowing. Beside the computer are some papers which need putting away and underneath them a mess of cables from the computer, printer, mobile phone charger and our telephone. My husband has a desk immediately adjacent to mine and so some of the cables and papers are actually his as his desk has a habit of overflowing (most annoying!).
Crafting wise I made this scrapbook layout for this weeks Scrap it with a song challenge and so it also fits with the Simon says stamp ‘song’ challenge. I chose to use the phrase ‘across the sky’ from this weeks song ‘The kiss’ and incorporated it into my journaling. The page is titled ‘Sunrise’ and the journaling reads ‘On a cold winters morning a beautiful sunrise shone golden light across the sky, which sparkled on the frosty trees and Grass. Barr House. Jan 2010’. The layout also fits with the Scrap and Stamp theme of paper piecing as the sun image is pieced from three different papers (pale yellow, dark yellow and orange). I am also entering it for the Penny’s ‘anything goes’ challenge and for the Practical Scrappers ‘favourite product’ challenge – I love and use Bazzil cardstock on nearly every scrapbook page. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

27 comments:

Helen said...

Love your desk - and the layout is gorgeous! Good luck with the sleeping!!

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Caro! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Lizzybobs said...

LOVE YOUR CRAFT SPACE AND THAT MUG IS LOVELY - THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US ;O) ooh sorry didn't mean to shout

Sheila said...

What a sweet face! Hope you get some sleep soon. Thanks for showing your fab layout.

Rica said...

Hi Caro - you're brave putting a full cup of coffee/tea on your workdesk, that would spell disaster in my space.
Love your layout and the fabulous tearing of the papers, perfect for that beautiful photograph.
Glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Sid said...

Ahhh, the nectar of crafting (cup of tea), great area to work in !!

Pias Scrap och Doodling said...

Wow! The torn papers are great! Gorgeous lo! thanks for celebrating with us at Practical Scrappers! /Pia

Julye said...

Love how you did the layering and what a fab picture well worth capturing. Hope you all catch up with your sleep as there is nothing worse. Thanks for joining us at Penny's and good luck.

anazelia said...

very pretty. love the layers of papers.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! This is so gorgeous! Great colors and layout to make the sky!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous layout! Love it!

Good luck with your sleeping, it's just awful when family don't get enough.

Hugs
Maarit

Heather x said...

Great Lo hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Phree said...

Fab workdesk and your layout is beautiful, love the photo and the way you have used the papers behind to create the colours of the dawn sky.

Jess said...

Beautiful LO! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It With a Song!

Lynn said...

Love how you have torn the papers and the stamped trees. Fab.

The colour are beautiful too.

Lynn xXx

Lisa Smith said...

Love your layers and the picture is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a Song!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the layers of torn paper - makes a perfect sunrise!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog this week!!!
Chris & the DT

Hannah said...

Wow! I love the torn edges. As always, it's a pleasure having you play along with us at Scrap It With a Song :-)

Lisa F said...

Love your layout - the colors are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Scrap and Stamp!

Spyder said...

Thought I'd called in earlier, I forget where I've been!!lovely photos and layouts as always! I usually have tea or coffee...but NOT when I'm painting, always get the cup muddled up!!
Sorry I'm sooo late getting round, have a great woyww on Saturday

((Lyn))

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like that you clean your stamps before putting them away. I'm a stickler for that, too. That layout is super. I can't wrap my head around HOT any drink with the heat we are having. Hope your place is much cooler.

Sorry I am so really, really late this week. Happy belated WOYWW on Sunday.

JoZart said...

Alex is gorgeous.! Don't worry, sleep wlll come. Patterns adjust in life and your's will too. Thanks for the late peek at your desk and wonders of your life.
JoZarty

Serendipity Stamping said...

I clean my stamps also, buut they never look like it. I love your layout with that very beautifuf picture.

~Christina~ said...

I love the way you used the lyrics...fab page :)

Julia Dunnit said...

I've just taken a swig of very lukewarm coffee, so totally know what you mean about the tea being hot for now! Your space shows alarming levels of tidy - and scarey wires! Love the LO - the torn shade are gorgeous.

Chrissie said...

I find cables a real pain, but obviously a necessity!
I hope you managed to have a hot drink to the bottom of the cup!
Chrissie

LazyKay said...

VERY effective layout, quite inspired and inspiring.

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