Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Well its been a wonderful week so far (see previous post about my new DT role for S J Crafts!) but I can hardly believe it is Wednesday already!

This was my desk last night while I was midway through Shimelle's Starting Point from the weekend.  We have my basket of LSNED bits that I have to sort out due to changing my mind, then a previous layout which needs filing, my iPad for inspiration, my hospital appointment letter for Friday (FINALLY might get my extra ribs sorted!), my cup of tea (I'm going decaff to try and help with sleeping), and then all across the bottom are the bits for the current project.

I did one Starting Point and I didn't like it, I don't know why, but I will post it up in the next few days and maybe you can help me work out why!  I much prefer my second version with the My Minds Eye Good Day Sunshine papers.  This was the Starting Point (which for those who don't know is the basis that we are given and then we expand things from there so a slightly different take on a sketch).

The photo was taken by L, my newly 5 year old boy took in the early summer.  We may have shady faces but we are in focus, smiling, looking at the camera and all the relevent bits are in it (i.e. no heads cut off!)  I love this photo because of the joy on our faces and because he wanted to take a picture of us having fun.

I took the photo this morning but I decided it looked too flat so I added the pleated ribbon for more texture.  I do have to get myself into some funny positions when the light is bad and its a rainy day like today and I wonder how many crafters have injured themselves in pursuit of a decent photo!

So what's on your workdesk today?  Go on share it!  You know you want to!  Take a look at Julia's blog if you want to know more and to see many other desks from across the world.

Bye for now


  1. Lovely layout and congratulations on the DT position!

    ** Kate **

  2. Hey well done you fab news.. Joined in the woyww120 this time too. Love the layout hunni , quite a little David Bailey you got there. xxx

  3. Ooh that LO from the Starting point looks fab:) Gorgeous papers and colours.

  4. Nice space and work and love the spotty cloth LOL

  5. Love the LO - smashing photo! And you were right, that pleated ribbon made all the difference :) xx

  6. lovely selection of papers and it is a great photo!

  7. Thanks for sharing your space this week, I enjoyed visiting and hope you have a fabulous rest of the week. Lovely layout and brilliant table cloth though it would not stay that clean at mine!

  8. I just love your table cloth :)

  9. Congrats on your DT, that's brilliant news, Lisa.
    Your desk is looking lovely and busy with all your layouts. It's so interesting to see how other people scrap. The papers you've used look great together and what a great photo. You have a budding David Bailey there.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax

  10. Love the story, picture AND LO!

  11. Oh, I'm sure there are quite a few of us who teeter on chairs/stools to get a half-way decent photo of our projects. I find photographing 12"x12" layouts the most difficult - getting them straight on is a minor miracle. Love your layout - the colours in the papers are lovely and that photo of the two of you is such a happy shot.

    I’ve a giveaway over on my blog, you might like to take a look at:-

    Elizabeth x #125

  12. Love that LO.
    Happy belated WOYWW

  13. What a special lay out made extra special because your little boy took the photo! Patsy from

  14. (very) late catch up on desks this week! That's a lovely layout, thanks for sharing. (I'm hosting a digital scrapbook software giveaway on my blog this week, if it would be of interest to you)


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