Wednesday 21 March 2012


Hi to anyone that is popping in!  As I make this entry I have noticed that WOYWW is becoming my gauge of how many crafting goals I am meeting in a week!  I have been trying to finish what was on my desk last week but I keep interrupting myself!!

I did get those bulbs planted yesterday though!  So I am even achieving other stuff as a result of telling you all what I am up to or about to be up to.  Although I did try hard to finish this layout I didn't manage it as you can see.....
Still needs a title and journalling and it will be done!
I am getting closer though.  I took the layout to my Mother-in-law's at the weekend and I have been finding out about the photo.  It was taken when she was 14 and was is taken when she spent the day on the beach at Famagusta, Cyprus with her family.  I love the style of photographs like this that look like they have been coloured in.  I spent ages making flowers to embellish this page but I am pleased with how they turned out.

My Mother-in-law has been given her homework and is going to journal on this page when we visit next.  She is nervous about writing on the layout!!

Flowers, flowers and more flowers!  What a cute puppy with little white socks.
As you can see I have been making all the bits and pieces for my second layout as I have been designing the first one and already have the background page drying ready to do the image transfer.  The second layout should be done much quicker now I know what I am doing.

The second thing that was on my desk last week is also almost finished but I can't show it to you just yet as it is for a challenge I want to enter.  I can show you a bit and keep you guessing a bit longer......How naughty!

I just noticed the coloured paint drips on my water pot at the back - my very own rainbow! 
I am on the final embellishing stage of the project now so I shouldn't be too long now.  It has to be submitted before the end of the month so I'd better get a move on.

.......So what else can I show you to make this a more interesting visit? Mmmmm, I know,
 I have seen that stash shopping is a hot topic for the WOYWW submissions so here are a couple of my latest buys.....

Fabulous metal flowers from We R Memory Keepers, lavish trinkets and metal bird cages from Prima and the little plaque although not stash is a little gift my hubby gave me last week that he bought while working in Scotland.  What a sweetie pie!  It was on my desk waiting to be given a spot in my craft room so it definitely had to be included.

Thank you to everyone that popped by last week.  I love reading all the lovely comments.  To anyone wondering what this post is all about then follow this link to Stamping-Ground to find out all about WOYWW. Beware though you will be hooked!  I love it and so am off to do my weekly desk hop......BOING!


  1. oh lots of fun fun things happening here!

  2. I love your layout! The colours and design and gorgeous! And I do like those birdcage thingys! Happy WOYWW RosA #29.

  3. So much fun! I love the colors and the pretty flowers in your layouts!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Sara S. (#27)

  4. great looking desk. Love the layout! Stash shopping and sharing is a big deal on WOYWW! Lots of stash shopping goes on here so don't feel alone. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #48

  5. Boing indeed! My word, that LO is turning into a masterpiece..perhaps relieve your dear MiL's panic and let her use a journalling spot/card/tab..I know even tough I journal routinely on my LOs, this would make me very nervous! And I love your natural rainbow...such a happy accident!

  6. I love your layout, stunning and the colours are gorgeous x
    Sophie no.88

  7. Beautiful layout x stash goodies are always good!! love those metal flowers, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x No9

  8. Gorgeous page, I envy people who can scrapbook! mine always look rubbish when I have done.

  9. Lots going on-love that layout! Dani32

  10. Oh I do love your page! I can how much love you've put into it. The flowers you made are wonderful!!! I love looking at old photographs too.

    Happy WOYWW
    #15 (you've already visited!)

  11. I would be very nervous about writing on that fabulous page too. The photos are lovely and I too, love the way they have been hand painted (I had one done when I was 16 and I treasure it). Anne #66

  12. Lovely colours on your journal page and what a fabulous photo. No wonder she is nervous about writing on it but I'm sure she will do a good job. Famfa #125

  13. Lovely layout - & stash!! Enjoy!!!


  14. What a fabulous layout. The patience you must have to do all those flowers. I too would be nervous writing on the layout. I look forward to visiting your desk next week.
    mistys mum #100

  15. Beautiful flowers and well worth the hours you put in making them. I love the colours of your page.

    Ann B

  16. Fantastic layout!!! Making all those flowers makes it really special. Stop by my blog and say Hi Rach xxx

  17. Anonymous17:24

    I'm in love with that LO, absolutely stunning colours and I love the extra photos printed/transferred onto the corners. I'd be leery about writing on it too! Loving all the handmade flowers as well.

    Brenda 2

  18. Wow your pages are so pretty, those flowers really are effective. Thanks for sharing for this WOYWW, I'm nosing my way through the list! Take care Zo xx 22

  19. At first I was having a terrible time leaving comments on blogs last night. They didn't want to post. NOW I get "service unavailable when I try to leave a comment. It's really frustrating. I see others having trouble with MY link, too.

    I'd be in the garden, too, if it was nice out. It's been raining here for three days. What a lovely LO. I don't scrap, but this sure is a beauty. Happy WOYWW from # 7.

  20. What a lovely way to keep your memories and those of your Mum. Make the most of her memories and talk to her a lot. I wish so much that I had talked more to my parents and grandparents while I had the chance. Your colours are beautiful, just in keeping with the original photo. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments about our new stamp. Have a good week. xx Maggie #5

  21. Stunning flowers you made for the page and well done for planting up your bulbs!

  22. Wednesday’s sure do come around quick! Trying again to make “All” the rounds. Good looking layout I need to get busy on mine. thanks for sharing your stash I love seeing what others find! Have a great day!

  23. Loving all of your blues and yellows on your piece. Very beautiful. :)

    Happy WOYWW! #38

  24. You are making great progress and good job on getting the bulbs planted. What a terrific hubby you have!!

  25. Thanks for following me. I am following you too now. I moved to Canada from England in November. I have another blog that is a diary about it. Http:// I wanted to keep an account of everything leading up to the move if it happened, and when it did, I wanted to have something to look back on and show the kids later on. There is no crafting on this one, just lots of waffling, photos, etc.
    Will be back to your blog later on in the week to check out the rest of your posts
    Famfa xx

  26. Oh pretty the colors. Fun new items too. "Life" busy, busy. hope to visit many this trip Enjoy the week and Happy WOYWW.

  27. I love the vintagey look of your layout.
    have agreat week.
    Suzanne no. 105


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