Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Crisis averted!

I am running late with this as we had a family crisis last night: Alex's favourite teddy was missing i.e the one he needs to go to sleep with.  I turned the house upside down trying to find this bear, which I KNEW had not left the house.  An hour and a half later, when we were all beginning to despair and Alex was in tears, I finally found him.  Where?  In my crafting bin under my desk in the study, hidden under various sheets of paper.  He must have been dropped in by accident when Alex and I were crafting yesterday morning.  What a nightmare! One traumatised small boy needed a lot of cuddles and comforting after that, but at least the crisis did come to a happy end. Anyhow, here is my desk as my contribution to the great desk blog hop that is WOYWW.  As you can see I am still working on my printers tray which dominates my desk. My craft mat is half hidden underneith it, you can see some new charms which I bought to complete the project, my lovely hot mug of tea at the back of the desk, along with the paper pad I have mostly used on this project.
Compared to last week, every compartment now has something in it...I am now in the process of starting to stick things down which is where it gets exciting.  I promise I will show you the complete version next week.
Other crafting projects this week have been scrapbook pages...I am simply MILES behind and really need to catch up.  This first page followed this weeks Creative Scrappers sketch and the Lasting Memories challenge of doing something about me!  When I was a teenager, I did a few modelling gigs and so when my father-in-law gave me his leather jacket, Tim decided I should strike an 80s style pose across the car and pretend I was modelling again, hence this photo and subsequent layout.  All very silly, but good fun! I am entering this into The Crazy challenge 'Lace or pearls' challenge as I used a lace punch for one of the borders on this.
The other layout that I made followed this weeks Pencil Lines sketch, which I adapted into this gorgeous Fancy Pants patterned paper by drawing the frames around the patterns. Instead of the triangles shown in the sketch I added little tags, and peel off orange stars to go with the patterned paper.  I was quite pleased with how this turned out.  I am also entering this into Pollycraft's 'anything but a card' and Simon says stamp 'spots or stripes' challenges. That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

32 comments:

Lisa @ Lisa's Craft Blog said...

Wow!! You're work is amazing!! I'm absolutely in love with your printer's tray!! Soooo nice!!
~Lisa (WOYWW #74)
Lisa's Craft Blog

Jennasa said...

love the colors on your modeling layout. Thanks for visiting us at Lasting Memories.

~Jennasa
http://findtimetocreate.blogspot.com

Judie aka Craftymess said...

great layouts hun - we too have "gary the tortise" my little one can not sleep without him (could do with a wash, if she would put him down long enough lol)

thanks for the snoop
Hugs
Judie xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love the pictures this week! Glad you found the teddy!

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the two layouts, great model story! Ingenious idea to add the frames on the second LO, wouldn't have thought of it and they add really well.
Gosh the teddy bear crisis is familiar, and heart breaking isn't it, after. Cuddles and tears and sleep, you probably needed a slug of something strong!

JoZart said...

Gorgeous LOs but you Nature tray is superbly beautiful. A treasure!
Been there re the lost Ted! Had to advertise once for Waltzing Mathilda when DD2 was little and last year (after a few mislays) we went on a world internet hunt to find an spare identical Baxter in case my German grandee lost her's as he was so important to her settling during her chemotherapy treatment. Our own Twiglet tracked one down on ebay.
love JoZarty x

Elizabeth said...

So glad you found the teddy bear! In the past I collected Teddy Bears, so I know how important they are!!! The tray is breathtaking! I love the use of the purple paper and the doily in your layout. What a wonderful idea to do a model picture now:) Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Elizabeth Campau LMDT
http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh honey bless your heart!!!! SOOOO happy to hear that ended well!! LOL Poor little guy! My kids are older than your little one but I still mysteriously find things in my crafting goodies that don't belong there.....usually my 7 yr olds wrestlers or their props.....he like to pretend my boxes are rings and has them jump off.....kids :) I love ALL of these projects!! YOu are very talented!! And so nice reading a bit about you this week.....thanks for joining us at LMLC!!!!Hope you continue to play along!! Tina (LMLC DT)

Stacia said...

Adorable layouts...I just love your frame!! The flourishes on the LM layout are really pretty! Did you draw them yourself????
Thanks for joining us at LM
~Stacia LMDT
http://happyandscrappytoo.blogspot.com/

May said...

Beautiful layouts, so glad you found teddy x x Printers tray lovely x x Hugs May x x

sandra's crafty corner said...

oh wow they look fab,
thanks for sharing at woyww,
hugs sandra (81)

glassgraffitix2 said...

Caro, you always do such fabulous work!

Michelle said...

This is great! I love the simplicity of it with all the little details.. I love that flourish too and the model fits great with your story! Thanks for playing with us at LMCB!
Michelle LMDT
scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com

Twiglet said...

Fab layouts. I often find things in my bin - I check it before empying now as things often drop off my slightly over full table!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love all your projects! The Painters tray is awesome. Love the lavenders in your LM layout. So pretty and love the story behind it. Thanks for joining us at LM this week.

505whimsygirl said...

Those scrapbook pages are amazing.

I made the comment before -- I need to try one of those printer trays!!! I'm into birds and butterflies too and am so in love with yours.

Kay
WOYWW #45

Anne said...

Glad the teddy was found - I know if my DIL can't find my granddaughters bedtime comforters- a miffy and for Ella - her moo then it's a frantic search.
The printers tray is looking wonderful you are so clever. Anne x

sandra de said...

Such beautiful LO, good to hear you found the teddy. The printers tray is looking fabulous.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oooh! I'm quite pleased with how your printer's tray is coming along. I'm glad to be able to see its continuing process. Your layouts are most excellent too!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P
PS Love the LO

Julie said...

Such a wonderful layout and love the use of that doily. Thanks for joining us over at Lasting Memories

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Caro! Nice to see you!! So glad the crisis was averted. I understand completely - my daughter has a fav teddy as well!

Love your LO's this week!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!!

Katie said...

It looks great! I can't wait to see it all the way finished!

Katie (159)

Patricia said...

beautiful...

Haven_mom4 said...

I've had many of those adventure. So glad you found the little bear. What an amazing amount of projects you have going on. Glad you scrapped yourself for the lasting memories challenge.

Joey said...

Oh Caro what a nightmare, have had many times turning the house upside down looking for teddy! your pages are gorgeous! thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

Sarah said...

Such wonderful creations on show today - a really lovely printers tray - great piece you have found! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

Michele F. said...

Ohhh... I always love to see your projects. Great layout about YOU... striking the 80's pose. :-) Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!!
Michele
LMDT

Enfys said...

Sorry I'm a day late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk! I love your printers tray, it's looking great
hugs
Enfys

bohemiannie! art said...

LOVE your printers tray!!! I also love that you found the teddy to make the little one happy!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such gorgeous layouts. So glad you found the special teddy - I totally understand the panic !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs

Jo x

Kimberly said...

great page!!! love all the flourishes - thanks for joining us at Lasting memories- Kimberly DT