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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WOYWW Post

Morning all

Thanks for joining me today for a long awaited catch up over on Julia's Blog Hop, What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. 
As my regular followers know I have had an enforced rest from crafting and blogging due to family issues, moving home and some ill health but recently I have been making up for lost time and I am delighted to be joining in once again. If you want to know more do hop on over to Julia's place linked above. 

Until then, here is what you arrived to see..my desk! Only this time, I am showing you my newly set up craft room in its entirety.  As I mentioned I have moved home (in March) but we have also bought a fixer upper..so I'm lucky to have got this far as we have many other jobs, far larger and (in my husbands opinion) more important than my room! Lol 






Anyhow, he's given it a lick of paint and done the basics but I still have a way to go with worktops, blinds etc. Until then I have a temporary desk (with an ill fitting glass top) but it does have oddles of storage so I'm not complaining! As an added bonus I am so delighted to have a ground floor room to save all the carrying up and down stairs every time I go to a crop! I would like to say at this point.. it won't always be this tidy!

Also today , I am therefore bringing you some layouts that I have made in the last couple of weeks  while trying to finish my nieces wedding album.

Here are the first few
This one uses Kaisercrafts Indgo Skies collection

This was made for my DT work for Merly Impressions, Kaisercraft blog using the High Tea collection

This one also uses Kaisercrafts Indgo Skies collection

This one is PS I Love You by Kaisercraft too



And here is one I made on Sunday after attending a bridal shower on Saturday. We went pottery painting in the morning and then had a lovely afternoon tea in the afternoon at a nearby hotel. It was a super day. Perfect for the bride. 

Another PS I Love you layout

and here is another I made of my Grand daughter and I at a local historic House we go to regularly, Penshurst Place. There gardens are just beautiful and they have a great adventure playground too.  

This was made with a random selection of papers and embellishments


Finally, I must show you these pictures too.. I'm spreading the love of crafting to the next generation.. here is my little GD (just turned 2) enjoying some desk time in Granny's new craft room..lol 




Sorry for the gratuitous sharing of these last photos ..but I couldn't help myself! lol



Anyway..I'm off to have a snoop around other people's desk now to see what they have been up to and do let me know you've visited. 

Have a great week

Elaine
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Three more layouts

Morning all

Another quick post from me today.

First a layout I made using Kaisercrafts Hanami Gardens. I also used Colourcrafts Brushos for the red drippy/ painty background too



Next another layout using Brushos.. this time I sprinkled the different colours of Brusho onto the background that corresponded with the colours of the photo. I then spritzed the background with water and took some kitchen roll and wiped it across the page in a vertical line and mounted the photo. I then fussy cut lots of magnolia blooms from the Hanami Gardens to embellish.. this was the end result.




Finally, I couldn't forget the groom alone of course, so I made this layout using Indigo Skies by Kaisercraft


That's it from me today.. short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by

Elaine
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Saturday, 8 April 2017

A long awaited catch up

Whoop di whoop, I'm back. A long overdue post.

I'm going to keep it brief and not bore you with all the bits I've been making but show you a couple of special ones instead.

Since I was last here, I'm delighted to say my Mum is home and making a remarkable recovery but, I'm afraid part of my absence has been due to my lovely daughter in law being diagnosed with breast cancer the week before Christmas which has meant lots of additional Granny sitting duties which has been lovely and both difficult, in equal measures. Lol

Anyway, I'm thrilled to be able to say that she has had major surgery, a double mastectomy, and has been given a very good prognosis!

I've also just moved home too, so as you can see I've not been slacking, although unfortunately I have been struck down with a bad back and a trapped nerve so very unable to help much on the unpacking front and I am currently unable to do much scrapping..but I hope that will change VERY soon!

Anyway..enough of that.. Here are some of my recent favourite pieces.

As many of you know I now design for Merly Impressions and all of these are DT layouts and projects I have made..I try to save my best work for them! lol

Here are some made with Kaisercrafts High Tide Collection







and here are a couple of projects using PS I Love you collection..also by Kaisercraft



three by Kaisercrafts Hanami Gardens




one from Ubud Dreams


So, I hope you like what you see and it has inspired you to have a go at scrapbooking..it really is one of the most amazing pastimes and I have made so many friends through it.. I will never regret the day I found this wonderful hobby!

Thanks for looking and do remember to let me know you've visited.

Elaine
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