Wednesday, 21 March 2012


I did it!  I finished the album and it is sat next to me waiting to be posted in the morning.  Its been a labour of love but I hope that it goes down well with the people who are giving it and to the person who is retiring.

I had so much planned for this week but both children have had a bit of a cold so my tip of a craft room will have to stay as such for a little while longer.

This was desk once I had finished the final page.  That gap in the middle there is where I was working on the pages so it doesn't count as clear space at all!  And just pretend you can't see that half eaten slice of cherry cake there... ahem...

I ran out of space and my plug sockets are in daft places so I tend to do my embossing on the floor.  I embossed a number of cogs / gears in a copper coloured powder to hopefully fit the theme of the car.

Oh my.  This is my die-cutting area which saw a fair bit of action of the past week.  All the teeny pieces from inside the gears and the left overs from the scraps are mixed up with dies and packaging and Cuttlebug plates so I need to be really careful when I clear this little lot up!  It looks a LOT worse in real life.

The result of all that hard work is a pile of 40 layouts ready for the chap with the fabulous purple 1974 MGB to fill up with photos, ephemera and journalling.  The top one there is the first page and they are all in the corduroy album and well protected now.

I'm cropping on Saturday so I need to get sorted quick smart with what I'm taking.  I can tell you that it will not involve grungy  MME papers, cog dies, the colour purple, a pie crust border punch or a double page layout.  I thank you.

Time to check out what's on everyone else's desk this week I think, and say hi to Julia while you are there won't you.

Bye for now


  1. Zero comments? What's that all about?

    Wow what a pile!

    I bet you're glad to see the back of it but well done you for completing it on time.
    Enjoy your crop, whatever that is!
    PS, lets arrange a meet up some time soon??!! Gunwharf

  2. Had enough of cogs then?! know the feeling,I did a steampunk workshop and each student needed three cogs....lots of die cutting later, and yes those tiny bits get everywhere, I didn't want to look at another cog for months!! Trish #69

  3. It is not a tip its just 'busy'! Love that pile of pages - you have been so busy. Thank you for visiting my desk and have a good week xx

  4. I do my Slice cutting on the floor - I'm glad to see I'm not the only one!

  5. Hi Lisa, I think its called Work in Progress, thats what I say if I've not tidied up, well, its never really tidied up anyway. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Glad to see that others craft on the floor. I have to admit that's where I usually end up doing most of mine, maybe because I just like to spread out!!
    Sophie no.88

  7. What a lot of hard work you've been doing on that journal but the results are worth it - it's fab! I love the cogs :) Enjoy the crop and have fun creating something completely different!
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

  8. Busy creative room, Love the cogs, I bet this finished project put together is fabulous, those pages are brill!!Happy WOYWW... Hugs May x x x No9

  9. Wednesday’s sure do come around quick! Trying again to make “All” the rounds. WOW 40 pages that has got to be a record somewhere. Have a great day!

  10. You do have a lot going on! Your craft room looks like a very inviting space.

  11. The pages look interesting....I bet it gets lots of great comments ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  12. Lisa what a lovely busy desk. Thanks for sharing on WOYWW, have a good one, Erika.

  13. Looks like you've been very busy, scrapbook pages look fabulous worth the effort,you've got a lovely light space must get your sockets sorted though, embossing on the floor sounds like hard work! Toni #76

  14. You've been so busy, Lisa. Well done on completing your album, the recipient will be absolutely thrilled with it I'm sure.
    The second one looks amazing, I bet your cuttlebug had steam coming out of it didn't it.
    Hope the little ones are feeling better soon.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #123

  15. Give yourself a very well deserved pat on the back LJ, and enjoy that well deserved cherry cake too. I'm eating a sald, I'm sure that's also what I deserve for sitting on my arse all winter crafting away and gaining 12 pounds!!! Love the stack of finished pages too, shut the door on the crafty mess and play with the kids!

    Brenda 2

  16. Your space looks really good. Lots of bits and pieces and books that us crafters can not resist. Thanks for looking at my place.
    Hope it all goes well.

  17. Well done on getting the album have obviously put a lot of hard work into it!
    Alison xx

  18. Mmmm cake!!!!

    Oh, and well done on getting the album finished.

    ** Kate **

  19. That is such a huge pile of finished work - wow. Would an extension lead help with the embossing problem? I still love your bendy desk. Anne #66

  20. that desk looks tidy to me.... you defo need an extension lead. Happy crafting X Sharne#71

  21. Love the look of your craft area. Have a good week. x Jo

  22. Hi back again. Thanks for your visit.
    I was watching C&C on Monday and Michelle did two hours on scrapbooking showing and doing some amazing layouts. It's the first time I've seen her doing papery things, usually it's digikits and I was blown away. I don't think anyone has inspired me more for ages. I loved her ripped edges which is what I'm playing with on the LO I'm doing. I'm buzzing with new ideas after seeing her which is great as I've had a scrapbook block for ages. I bet her class was brill.
    Hugs Lisax

  23. it looks like a very productive craft room - i'm sure your album will be loved x enjoy your crop x

  24. Cake? What cake? *giggles*
    What a busy space and thoroughly enjoyed it! Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #34

  25. Thanks for calling by on me yesterday and for your lovely comments. I am playing catch up today with blogs and of course my huge sewing mountain :-)
    A x

  26. Job's a god 'un! Well done LJ, you must be chuffed and relieved..what a marvellous gift. Enjoy the grungeless crop, a much needed break away I should think!
    Im full of admiration - if I had to emboss on the floor, I wouldn't bother, but I'm beginning to think that you work standing up all the time, so I guess that isn't so inconvenient as erm, my having to get off a stool and bend!!

  27. You have an amazing craft space, it even as a die-cutting area so embossing on the floor isn't that bad. I only have my dining room table and live for summer when the conservatory is warm enough to eat in and I can leave my mess out all the time.

    Ann B
    and thanks for visiting me earlier.

  28. Love your different spaces, yep I end up moving to the sockets too! Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, It's Thursday and I'm still snooping through the list! Take care Zo xx 22

  29. Well done getting the album done! A big project always leaves it's mark on your crafty space, good luck with the big tidy up and take care with those little dies mixed with the offcuts. x

  30. Congratulations on finishing off the album--your workspace is beautiful, so bright and cheerful!


  31. I think your workroom is just wonderful ... I have a similar set of French doors where I work and I love opening them both up and working with a breeze wafting through! I am very much into cogs at the moment so loved seeing your pages.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog this week ... I couldn't manage without my cards-to-do list! Love Debbie #86 xXx

  32. I'm still making my way around.

    What a lot of work you've done and a good job, too. I'm very impressed! I think you might be finding some interesting bits in with your laundry after this! TFS!

  33. The aerial view of your workspace with cherry cake is lovely. It always looks like such a lovely workspace with the view to the garden.

  34. Hi Lisa-Jane,

    You have been a busy girl. I love your colourful little stay! You said, cake, what cake? LOL Great to see that I'm not the only one who snacks while they craft.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice message.

  35. Wow! Busy, busy, busy! Hope you're having lots of fun! (#175)

  36. That looks like a lovely pile of layouts and your craft room looks so nice x


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