Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Still coughing and WOYWW time!

I can't believe how long this cold has lingered...the cough is beginning to drive me mad!  It wouldn't be so irritating except that I have very little voice and I have had to lecture to nearly 300 students this week already.  The fact that I can't sleep at night doesn't help either.  Hey Ho...enough moaning...it is time to show you my desk as part of WOYWW. As you can see I am partway through scrapbooking.  I have got past the really messy stage where all my papers are scattered around the desk while I choose the ones I want...in this photo the layout is almost ready to be stuck down and the spare, unused papers have been tidied away. In fact apart from the pile of things to the left of my notebook and my mug of tea (nice and hot), almost everything on my desk is actually being used for the layout (ribbon, buttons, craft,at. craft knife, DST and pencil). I have been asked before about my use of pencil on my scrapbook layouts...I cut everything to size and lay them out how I want them to go, then mark the corners of everything on the background card with pencil before I stick DST on the backs and then attach them.  In that way I know that everything will be as I want it to!
Here is the finished layout which was made following this weeks sketch on Lasting Memories and also fits in with their ribbon challenge.  All the papers on this layout are from Doodlebug Design, and the title was printed on the computer (using Arial Rounded MT Bold font). The helter skelter chipboard embellishment was from a free pack that came with Cardmaking and papercraft sometime last year. This also fits with Pollycraft 'Ribbon & buttons', SSDS 'More than two layers', All Sorts 'Anything goes' and Delightful challenges 'use your scraps' (I have used parts of both the patterned papers previously). Thanks for looking.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

24 comments:

Karen said...

I was sorry to read that you are under the weather, I do hope that you manage to shift your cough soon [[hugs]]. Love the LO, its really gorgeous and a fabby, creative desk :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Gwen said...

Coughs are so boring, it will go when it's ready. You have got your scrapbooking pages to take your mind off it.
xx 101

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what a lovely LO...you've captured all the fun times beautifully...Mel :)

Copse said...

Great Layout, what fun photo's, thanks for sharining and joining us this week at SSDS. Kaz DT SSDS.

JoZart said...

What can we do for you to chase away that persistent cold. Life must be hard just now. Great LO and I had to laugh at the thought of Sheffield on Sea! They bring the beach to our city centre too but we are on the coast anyway!
JoZarty x
thanks for visiting

Kimberly said...

such a clean page... love it - plus the buttons are perfect - thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories - kimberly dt

Karen Wilson said...

Aww, isn't this darling and what sweet photo's, Caro! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!!!

Chriss America Real said...

Hi Sweetie,

I have had an awful cold this week too and the cough is terrible! So I "feel you pain" I love what you did with your scraps! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges this week!

Hugs,
Chriss

May said...

O I do hope you feel better soon, Loely Layout, love the colours you used, Wishing you cough free week, Hugs May x x x

Katie said...

Great layout! I love your idea of marking everything with a pencil! I find that I lay everything out exactly how I want, but it never goes back exactly how I wanted once I lift it up to stick it down.

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #14

MaggieC said...

So sorry to hear you are still coughing hard. You need plenty of hot lemon and honey at regular intervals. Your layout is amazingly well organised. My projects tend to evolve as I go along. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. Have a lovely week. xx Maggie #11

Anne said...

Love the layout Caro. So sorry to hear that you are still suffering. Do so hope you will be better soon. Anne x

nerllybird said...

That's a great layout, love the photos. Sorry to hear about your cough - I've just had one return from a few weeks ago! Doing lots of talking really doesn't help, hope yours goes away soon.
Helen S

Spyder said...

Yes, cough and voice, me too, for weeks and weeks! Hope feel better soon, if its the same as mine get nearly gets better and then starts all over again! It looks as though you've been very busy, as usual.Thanks for my snoop!
HaPpY WoYwW!! Have a very crafty week!
((Lyn))#67

scrappymo! said...

Great layout.Nice bright colours!
I am noting the challenges you have submitted as I am looking for scrapbook challenge sites.
I have never done a challenge before so am new to those sites. I have a list of card challenges so far.Now to just get scrapping!

glassgraffitix2 said...

What wonderful LO, Caro! Great use of the sketch and ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Michelle said...

This is great! I love the papers you used and I love seeing your desk ;) Thank you for playing along at LM!

Michele F. said...

Ohhh so sorry you have a cold. Us too!! It just slows you down. CUTE layout! Like your little cluster of buttons!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!!
Michele
LMDT

Elizabeth said...

Your little boy is adorable:) Love the colorful colors on the layout, it goes well together. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

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

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great layout. Hope that cold clears up soon. Enjoy this week's WOYWW snoop of the crafty & creative desks around the world. Take care Zo xx 81

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Hope you feel better real soon. Cute pictures and a cute layout. Like your ideas about getting things glued where you want them. Thanks for joining us at LM.

Haven_mom4 said...

Hopefully you'll kick the cold soon. I know I hate being sick. Glad you found the energy to join us this week for our ribbon challenge.

Julie said...

Hope you feel better real soon. Cute pictures and a cute layout. Thanks for joining us over at Lasting Memories

Anita said...

FAbulous scrapbook page. Thanks for joining the Pollycraft challenge.