Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Back into the swing of things (WOYWW)

Well we are back into the swing of things here now.  School, work and crafting on Mummy's desk in the morning are all happening again.  Yet again, Alex is making presents for his girlfriend, Ella.  I would love to know what Ella makes of all the random cards and presents Alex makes for her each week! 
For my entry to WOYWW here is my desk as it is was yesterday...in the process of making a scrapbook layout (it is completely empty now). As you can see my desk is remarkably tidy (a result of being too ill to craft and not being able to sleep either) so there is only my trusty mug of tea, some PVA glue, a spellbinders die, a stamp, DST, stickers and a tab that I was using for the layout.
The crafting tidy didn't only extend to my desk surface, but the back of the desk
and my shelves as well.
Here is the finished layout of Tim's birthday in 2011 (I am that far behind with my scrapbooking and seriously need to catch up) which followed one of the Pagemap sketches for January 2013. This used BoBunny background cardstock, then some Basic Gray scraps left over from previous projects, Doodlebug design alphabet stickers and Tim Holtz embellishments. I am entering this into Ooh La La 'Happy Birthday' (it was Tim's birthday layout after all), Kaboodle Doodles 'vintage challenge' (as the papers, embellishments and colour scheme are vintage in feel), SimonSaysStampAndShow 'Embrace the old' (this layout uses mostly old stash, especially the stripey basicGray Archaic paper which is no longer produced I understand)
This is another page in my smash book...with my New Year's resolutions in it. These are to (inevitably) lose weight, get fit, stay positive, keep smiling, spend more time with God, and to be more courageous in my crafting. I am entering this into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'Happy New Year' and PTW 'Happy New...' challenges.
With the last resolution in mind my next double page spread of the New Year's day walk round Sheffield, took the form of a hand doodled fairy scene (partly because there were fairies and their dwellings in the Winter gardens) over the top of a patterned background generated using paint, stippling, sequin waste and stamping. This is experimental for me as I never draw anything!  I am therefore entering this into craftycardmakers 'create a fairytale scene' (the fairy and his castle are in two of the pictures) and Tuesday Throwdown 'use your new stuff' (The smash book and associated pens are new).
That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

34 comments:

Mynnette said...

What fun scrapbook pages! LOVE the fairytale garden you created! Thanks for joining us at CCM! Hope you join us again next time, too! ;)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely layout, love the citrus colour in the background, a real pop of colour. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well Caro, sorry that you've been so unwell, but also super impressed tha tyou used sleepless time to have such a great tidy, doesn't it look great! I kinda hope it'll gradually untidy though, as your will to craft returns! I started as a chronological scrapbooker and very soon came to realise that it was taking me so long because I was a bit bored by the 'order'. So now, I pick the photos/occasion that inspires me and do it. It's made it quicker for sure, and I've found that in different moods, everything gets done anyway. Funny how we all work so differently isn't it.

Helen said...

Sorry you've been poorly - hope you're on the mend now. Good to see your little man crafting before school again!! Helen, 7

Jaki Morris said...

How lovely and tidy you are. Sorry you have been ill hope you are soon feeling better.

Take care

Jakix #76

JoZart said...

Lovely to see your fresh start to the year, tidy and creative too. Isn't Alex a kind little chap too thinking of Ella! Your values are rubbing off for sure.
Love jo x

Eliza said...

Your desk is so neat and tidy good for you, but sorry to hear you have been to ill to craft, I do hope you get better soon.

Love the pages and the layouts great creations.

Your boy is so sweet always making cards for his gal.

Eliza #8
Happy WOYWW

Lori said...

Let's not start talking about how far we are behind in scrapbooking. If I think about it, I will make myself ill.

I am sure Ella LOVES the little presents.

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

Neet said...

That is so sweet, what a lovely thoughtful young man you have.

Fran said...

Gorgeous layout, thankyou for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles x

Ime said...

great layout!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Clare with paint in her hair said...

awww how cute is he making pressies for his girlfriend!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful layout! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Vintage” Challenge! Happy 2013!!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well done for tidying and hope you feel better soon!(and hubby). Enjoyed the film - but would rather have seen it without 3d which my hubby did enjoy! Chris#87

Kim x said...

Thank you for entering our Create a Fairytale Scene challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
hugs Kimx

Ali H said...

Great layouts & journal pages - love your doodled page ! Thanks for stopping by earlier Ali #4

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.
Ria

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think you should do more drawing, it's rather good!! A lovely reminder of a good day out! And Alex is starting off as he means to go on! Good lad, he'll go far!!!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

Anne said...

Hello Caro your resolutions sound very familiar to me. All things that I ought to do. I especially like your bowls and New Year pages. Take care. Love Anne x

sandee said...

Alex is just too darn cute..creating for his girlfriend...awww...that is darling! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Darlene said...

I luv bo bunny paper !! I can't even tell you how many years behind I am on my scrapbook !
darlene #117

Apryl said...

Ahhh, glad you see your little one crafting on your blog as well ;) love your layout! The colors are great. Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

Tertia said...

It sounds like you have been very busy. Happy New year to you, lets hope we can keep those resolutions. I never seem to be able to stick to mine.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia 17

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Caro, iam so sorry that you have not been well and so not crafting been bit that way here, too but glad to get back to it for the moment :D
and love your layout too very nice and think your son s so cute!! take care and get well again.
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #6

Craftychris said...

How nice that Alex enjoys craft too. Your scrapbook page is fab and I adore your Doodled Fairy Scene pages. Your drawings are fabulous! Love your tidy craft space too. Have a good week and thank you for visiting me xx #91

Queenie Jeannie said...

Lovely layouts!!! I always admire people who have the patience to scrapbook! GREAT clean up - looks fab!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

Ann B said...

Hi Caro, thanks for dropping by yesterday - sorry I'm a bit late returning your visit but I've been busy crafting all afternoon (had great fun). Love the spread of your son with the hand-drawn flowers, so cute (flowers and boy).
Ann B
#51

MaggieC said...

Alex does seem to be having a great time with his crafting. I hope his friend appreciates all he does for her. Your layout is so special and will remind you of this time so well. Thank you for your visit this week. xx Maggie #32

coldwaters2 said...

What a wonderful selection of creativity they all look superb especially that birthday LO, fabulous work, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
hugs
lorraine x

April Story said...

Looks like a great clean up went on at your house. I think it's cute that he makes his girlfriend trinkets and if she's smart she will appreciate it too. ;-) April #136

Kim said...

Love your layouts. Great details. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Kim

okienurse said...

lots of fun going on here. Love the journal pages and layout! Sorry I am so late getting around but life definitely reared its head and got in my way! Hope your week has gone well and you have been able to do some crafting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Vickie #31

Daniele said...

such great Layouts so glad you joined us at OLL
hugs

Tamika said...

I like playing on words with titles! Nice layout!