Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Okay so last week I said 143 and it was 144 - I admit, I'm a wrong un.  Today is definitely 145 though, isn't it?

So, this was my desk this afternoon...

The commission for the retirement album is well under way despite only really starting on Sunday.  The album itself arrived today so I've put in the 18 pages that I've completed in the last few days.  You can also see the remains of the papers and cardstock that I've used so far, some plans for further pages, the beginnings of some rosettes and of course, that all important cup of tea.

And just so you know its me, here are the spots!  You can see that I'm joining in with the Crafters Waltz (push to the back, squash to the left, squish to the right) and there are some more of the papers I'm using for the album there and some lovely bakers twine which arrived today.

But because I've been crafting for hours, I thought I would take another pic tonight to show the progress of another set of pages.  The album has lots of purple in it as the car that will be featured is a fantastic shade of purple but there are also lots of blues, reds and browns too.  The papers are all slightly grungy and masculine from a wonderful set from My Minds Eye.

By this time next Wednesday, the entire thing must be finished ready for posting first thing Thursday.  Its been incredibly interesting to do and I've learned a lot but heck my mind has been a whirl of decisions and planning and working out ways to get a few more minutes of work in.  I was even cutting and folding during B's ballet class and my Slimming World session!

I'll leave you with a very special layout (for SJ Crafts) about a subject close to my heart, in case you missed it the other day.  Its about our weekly jaunt around the desks with Julia which has become so much of my routine and I had all the photos on my hard drive so I felt compelled to record it!

Right, 20 more pages to go......

Bye for now


  1. Your retirement project is coming along nicely. Those colours will be effective considering the old car!

    Love the WOYWW layout...

  2. Lol about the crafters waltz. The album is looking great.

    I have a lengthly reply to your comment from last week but I can't see an e-mail link on your blog and I don't think your comments allow replies, do they?

    Could you contact me through the e-mail link on my profile?

    ** Kate **

  3. Oh nice desk and love the bunting with the butterflies. So sweet!

  4. You can do it! The alboum will be so awesome when you are done!!! Thanks for sharing your desk! I think that it is SO cool that you actually scrapped your WOYWW experience! Awesome!-Amanda #40

  5. You can do it! The alboum will be so awesome when you are done!!! Thanks for sharing your desk! I think that it is SO cool that you actually scrapped your WOYWW experience! Awesome!-Amanda #40

  6. I now see why you've been so quiet this week!
    What a lot you have going on.

    Love the scrap book page for WOYWW, I bet that'll be the next big thing.

    Keep on with the project only one week left, think of the payment!


  7. What a project. Good luck with the last bits of it.
    Hugs Joanne xx

  8. Love the WOYWW page!

  9. Crafting takes on a different edge when it's a commission! The recipient will love it loads, so don't stress too much about the making. Good luck with it all though...
    I love that LO you've done for WOYWW - the butterflies and bunting are so pretty and Julia adores that type of flower at the bottom, so that was a good choice too!
    It's good to be back :)
    Hugs, LLJ #26
    PS My folks live at Burry Port in Carmarthenshire, not quite as far west as your mob's place!

  10. Great looking and creative space this week, thanks for sharing. Loads of lovely things to see today.
    Neil #8

  11. The retirement project is comming along great! good luck with getting finished, looks like you have it all planned out, that can be the hardest part! Love the WOYWW layout! great! x

  12. Album looking good, love you WOYWW page great!! Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x x

  13. It looks and sounds as if you are going all out to make this the best retirement album ever! It'll be amazing

  14. Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
    Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
    Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
    Hugs Marleen ;-)

  15. Thanks for sharing your scrapbook album your making The papge LO look great .
    Happy Crafting

  16. Wow that's coming along nicely! I think we all do the Crafter's Waltz at some point! Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

  17. When I first glanced at the pic of your desk I thought your ATG gun was a rubber duck!LOL!! Great LO
    Alison xx

  18. Looks like you've made good progress with your retirement album.
    your desk certainly looks like a hive of activity x Love your layout too.

  19. You are so busy, Lisa, but you look as though you have it all in hand. I had to laugh at you crafting at your daughter's ballet class!!
    Your WOYWW LO is amazing. I think that's a great idea. I might just have to do one too.
    Good Luck with your albums.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax
    P.S. I'm glad to see the spots, so reassuring, lol

  20. fab busy desk,have a great week,x

  21. I love that scalloped circle and butterfly bunting. So pretty! The comission looks like it is coming on really well too.

  22. I'm so with you. A work desk is not one without that perfect hot cuppa!! :)

  23. That album will be awesome when it's done! I like the WOYWW layout too! Warmly, Tracy #81 WOYWW. ;)

  24. I am in awe of how organised you are ... the album will be wonderful when complete.

  25. I think I'd be terrified to do something for a commission, so much harder than just going with the flow and doing your own thing! It looking lovely though. Glad to see the spots are still in evidence, although I had a quick scroll through the pictures to find them first before reading the text, lol! Beautiful LO for WOYWW too.

    Brenda 12

  26. Your album is looking fantastic. Your going to do a fantastic job. Love the WOYWW LO!

  27. Am horribly late, I waited till Thursday and worked backwards though the list! Your workspace really show how 'into' it you are, that album is going to be amazing..18 pages already! I've done a WOYWW page for m album too, am delighted you think it worth recording!


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