Tuesday, 27 June 2017

WOYWW #421 ?

I have been a bad WOYWW'er :( I had every intention of seeing everyone last week - especially after being the first to tickle Mr Linky. But alas, I did something stoopid instead. Not being able to sleep, I thought my craft-room could do with a tidy-up... so tidied I did. For FIVE days! I am now unable to move and aching in places I'd forgotten I had lol
Sadly, because of my daft idea that my crafting space needed to be tidy, I wasn't able to get to my computer to visit anybody, and my work-desk this week is somewhat lacking.
 Just a little wicker basket with some supplies for my next project, and some "twinkling H2O's" that I'm itching to try out... on what, I have no idea yet (the dog better scarper lol). My webcam is at the ready to record my new project for YouTube - in the totally unprofessional way that I do lol...
My tassels are hung above my desk, and lots of findings and metalware bits and pieces are close at hand in the little drawers. Hanging above the desk on the right is a little teddy and a plaque from my grand-babies... it says "Nans give the best HUGS".
Kitty-Belle, our middle cat, is LOVING the new space though.
She has full view of the window...
 Can stretch out on the floor...
 Has her own throne chair to sit on....
 Can poke her nose into my stamping baskets...
 See what's hidden behind my latest completed project...
 And survey the rest of the room from her vantage point :)
So that's my work-desk/crafting space/uncluttered-ish work-room this week.
I have no idea what week we are on for 
I thought it was week 421 this week and 420 last week - but Ms Julia has other ideas lol... as long as she is enjoying her time away, I guess it doesn't really matter lol
Pop on over to the Stamping Ground if you want to join in...
grab a number from Mr Linky (he likes to be tickled)...
and show off your work space :)

This week, I'm number 1 again! I'm shocked lol. Apparently, there's a definite plus-side to not being able to sleep early on a Wednesday morning :)
Have a fantastic Wednes-YAY! everyone :)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

WOYWW #420

Wednes-YAY!!! is here again :)
I've had a weird sort of week - and wasn't able to visit many desks last week - something I hope to rectify this week. I have had so much trouble with ordering online - so many hassles with lost orders, and orders that did arrive being wrong :( Still.. could be worse - I could be sat here in the middle of a heatwave, sweating in a tiddly tiny overstuffed craftroom too! Oh... wait... I AM lol
So, today my desk looks kind of sparse...
Not a lot going on here - mainly because of the problems I've had trying to locate 160gsm-180gsm gram A4 cream coloured cardstock. Not white, not pale orange, not winter-white, not yellow... just CREAM lol. If I wanted any less or more heavier paper/card, I'd be as happy as a piggy in mud - but, there seems to be a lack of what I need. My FIFTH attempt (or is it six now? I've lost count lol) of trying to locate the card I need to finish the incredibly ugly mini album sat atop my desk has been with HobbyCraft - so fingers crossed I'll finally have delivered what I need. Unfortunately, this won't be for the better part of a week, hence the lack of work going on here at my WORKdesk lol
HOWEVER...
A quick look around my room shows a lot less of tidiness and neatness...
... To the right there is a box of 'stuff' for the album that I might use, have used, or am thinking about. To the left behind me...
... more 'boxes of chaos'.
I did start tidying the room... then changed my mind. I blame the weather - it's just too darn hot to do anything!
Well, that's it from me for today. By the time you're reading this, I am hoping to be sat in the garden with a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade.
Only to add, that I believe Mr Linky is looking forward to getting his tickles every week, a bit too much now... but he is giving me number...  1. Seriously! I am first - for the first time ever lol. And it's not because I'm up bright and early, but because I haven't gone to bed yet - it's too hot! lol

Want to join in with
?
Pop on over to Julia's blog, the Stamping Ground, where all will be revealed :)
Until the next time... have a wonderful Wednesday to All!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

WOYWW #419

Wednes-YAY! is here again, time for the weekly nosey around the 'interweb' known as 


Wanna play? Go over to Ms Julia's site and give Mr Linky a tickle to get your number. Trust me, all is explained at the Stamping Ground. lol
Today I am number... 13.  Oer... not the first time I have been 'unlucky for some' number 13 - lucky for me I'm not too superstitious :)

So, what IS on my workdesk today (and last night too)?...
Umm... a bit of a mess actually lol
I am once again in the throes of album-making. Pages ready to be put together are in plastic sleeves, metal die-cuts are at the ready, ink is close by, and scraps of paper litter my work-space. I am, shockingly for me, NOT using black card-stock, and (even more shocking for me) have chosen a paper collection with a LOT of pink colours running though it.
Of course my coffee is at hand - sat on the windowsill where I hope it won't be spilled (again).
So that's it - hopefully short and sweet enough this week(I do tend to ramble on usually)

Here's hoping everyone has an amazing Wednesday :)



Tuesday, 6 June 2017

WOYWW #418

Firstly, huge apologies for not visiting everyone last week - my internet went down :( Hopefully, this week I'll join in fully for
Hosted by the wonderfully arty Ms Julia each week, you can find details on how to join in on her site here :) I gave Mr Linky a tickle Wednesday afternoon, and collected my number... 36
I am running very late again lol
Because I had no internet, I have been busy filming the tutorial for The Raven mini album that I have finally finished :) It's a haphazard affair, full of mistakes and forgetful moments - but I had fun filming it. Of course, this means my desk is a bit sparse this week...
The finished album is here, on it's stand with a bottle of ink (I made a new label for the bottle to tie it in with the album) and a feather quill in a pen stand. Ed and "you can call him Al" are perched happily beside the album, along with my new tape dispenser. I just thought a penny-farthing holder for sticky tape was such a good idea, I had to buy it lol. It's not actually such a brilliant tape dispenser... but it looks good.The rest of the desk is full of pressies and gifts...
My new OttLite has been brilliant - thank you so much for the recommendation Elizabeth (& Bluebeard). I have a new DVD/disc drive - a pressie from my lovely mum :) Hubby chose the cover for my desk - it's wipe-clean vinyl so I can remove the pet hair and kitty paw prints with ease :)
Lots of gifts this side of my desk - all from my daughter's best friend (thank you Louise!) - you can't see the shell very well, but trust me when I say that it is so gorgeous :)

So, that's my desk this week. 
I hope everyone has an amazing Wednes-YAY! 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

WOYWW #417

It is Tuesday evening... I am absolutely shattered... the grandchildren (all FOUR of them) have worn me out... but it is Wednes-YAY! tomorrow, and so I just have enough energy left to get my post read for the ultimate in nosiness, yes it is time for....


That little space at the back is only there because my laptop is being used to take the photographs lol
Yes, I AM a messy crafter  - I seem to have so many ideas at once that I like to have something out to remind me of those ideas. That plan doesn't actually work - I am so forgetful... but there IS craftiness in my messy desk, and that does make me happy :)

 Some of the papers I will be using in the 'Raven' album... I just have to wait for my new chipboard/greyboard shipment to arrive so I can decide on how to design the cover.
 Behind me to the left seems to be a bit messy too with stacks of paper and just 'stuff'. And coffee, of course... I so need my coffee. It is not on my desk any longer, because I had a mishap and spilled a freshly poured cup all over my desk and ruined a whole ton of papers and pages. So I've learnt my lesson and will be keeping my coffee out of the way of any projects I am working on. Until I forget that new rule, and probably end up spilling it again lol

Now... as mentioned, I have had a visit today from my grandbabies. My eldest, Lily, made me a surprise card, and she asked if I would show it on my desk for WOYWW. She made me absolutely promise to show the inside of the card so that (and I quote)..."every one will see how amazing you are and how much I love you". My heart melted... so here's my special card...

"Nonna...Ultra Genius, you know best, you know everything. Best Ever! From Lily"

And it is sat on my new acquisition... I finally got a new Fiskars paper trimmer :)
I also have my new OTTlite, and am loving them both.

Oh, just to say (in case any of you don't know)... my name is NOT Nonna -  it's just what my grandchildren call me, as I am the Nanny that says "NO!" lol. I have found that saying "NO!" earns me a little respect, and a whole lot of love as the grandkids (and my own children when they were growing up) knew their boundaries and felt safe.

Well, that's it for my Wednesday desk (as well as Tuesday, and probably Thursday too lol)

Have a happy and crafty Wednesday everyone!

Oops... nearly forgot my special gift from Mr Linky...
Today, after Mr Linky got his tickle, he gave me number... 31

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WOYWW #416

Wednesday has now been renamed... from now on I shall be calling it Wednes-YAY!!!
The once dull midweek has been perked up with the usual round-up of nosey-parkers taking part in 


Apologies again... my desk is uber-boring this week with nothing to show, save for a notepad and pencil.

And apologies also for the dim photograph :(
Tuesday evening and this is how my desk will stay for a few days. I'm making a new album - the Raven one - and I've decided that I will design each page first (- hence the pad and pencil) and figure out how I want it to look. Then I'll be preparing each page, and filming as I put it together.  The camera is still hovering over my desk - and it has been used already (see previous post), and the craft caddy is full of the bits and pieces I will be using when I start to make the album
If I hadn't used my laptop to take this photograph, you'd also note that the screen of said laptop is showing me watching Amazon Prime... well into the second season of Lucifer and I have to say that I am easily distracted and ever so slightly hooked lol
I do have another really good excuse for my slow rate of crafting and empty desk... I broke another bone! Left collar bone this time - thank goodness! Because I don't think the right side would have taken well to being broken again lol. Well, you got to laugh at my little mishaps - I told my mum that if I were a horse, I'd probably have been shot by now :D

Want to join in? Hop on over to the Stamping Ground, where our host Ms Julia will explain everything. Add your name to 'Mr Linky', get your number and you're off!
This week, I'm running late, and after giving Mr Linky a tickle, I am number 36 :)

Have a wonderful and productive Wednesday everyone!
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I thought I'd put here that my daughter is currently at a work convention in Manchester - but thankfully she is okay and unharmed. Thoughts and prayers to all affected by this atrocity - but we WILL prevail and just get stronger.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Alice In Wonderland Mini Album

Yay...I finally figured out the webcam, editing software, and how to get a YouTube upload channel. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out the microphone settings, so the sound quality isn't good - but at least I did it - all on my own! lol


I've uploaded a few albums I had made in the past - but the Alice one is here.