Wednesday, 8 May 2013

WOYWW 205 - NSD challenge

This is what happens when you try and do too many things at one time...  What a mess?!  That little gap to the right of the pink mat is only there because I just literally picked up the camera from that spot.

Last Wednesday I mentioned that I was working on an assignment for my writing course.  I'm still doing that because something exciting came up on Thursday morning to throw my plans out a bit.  You may have seen this post where I had the amazing opportunity to be a guest artist on Shimelle's blog for her National Scrapbooking Day celebrations.  We were talking about techniques for scrapping at pace and I have certainly been harnessing those techniques to get some of the challenges completed!

My course books and computer are piled in among half finished layouts and paper crafting products and this is not a good mix because things are getting lost and creased.  I'm still working on making the single from last week into a double but I DID find the off cuts from the original and there is plenty enough to make another page - huzzah!   I've got several more challenge layouts in the pipeline but there are classes to go to, family to feed, washing to do, this penultimate assignment to get completed and another blog hop with Jennifer to prepare for in amongst it all too.

One of the layouts I have completed this week actually fits 2 challenges.  This one at Shimelle's blog is to highlight your favourite papers and this one at S J Crafts which was to use just one manufacturer.  I don't think it will surprise anyone that I chose Echo Park!

I adore these papers from About A Boy and they were on my desk when I grabbed the photo and just went with it.  I flicked through my pile of Pinterest print outs and literally chose the first one that I came to that had the right number and orientation of photos, otherwise I could spend all day deliberating over this one or that one...  You can find the original from Debbie Hodges via my pin.

Those big rocks in the Northern Territory in Australia are so darn crazy right?  Just like that crazy rainbow chevron paper that I want to use on every single layout right now.

I'll be catching up with everyone's blogs in the next couple of days so make sure you put the kettle on :-)  And if you want to join in the desk sharing fun for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday then head on over to Julia's blog to find out more.

Bye for now


  1. That paper is delicious, the chevron is just superb :) Love the alpha sticker too.

    Right, I better go feed my family too :) xxx

  2. Being busy and creative in more than one field really suits you. Love the idea of scrapping at speed and I like you, am very drawn to that colourful paper. Wonderful, and huge congrats on the Shimelle appearance!

  3. Love that paper too. Just seen a couple of previous posts and you have been busy for NSD. I've not managed to do any yet. Hoping today is the day....when I get off the computer that is!

    have a great week

  4. That chevron paper is fabulous. Well done on your guest designer spot xx

    Fiona #77

  5. Great page and love that button!! x Jo

  6. Hi Lisa-Jane
    wow you have been so busy and there is so much to look at on your desk. I love your finished page layout great colours
    Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

  7. That's a wonderful layout. I like the paper you used. Happy crafting. #1

  8. I'm with you on EP. A great page and I'm enjoying all the inspiration around at the moment.
    P.S you can enter your page for Shimelle "three" of something challenge too - if you haven't already!

  9. Cor, I love the stripey, colourful, chevroniness of it all! It really suits the harsh sunlight you've captured so well in the Australian landscape!
    And why can't you have lots of things on the go? Sign of a productive mind :) congrats on the Guest Desgner.....can I have your autograph?????
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  10. Lovely bright layout L-J!! Thaks for playing along with the "Just One Manufacturer" Challenge at S J Crafts Sarah xx

  11. Great looking desk. Love the colour and busy feel. I have had lots on the go but there's not a lot crafting wise on my desk!!! Happy WOYWW Anne x #70

  12. That is a busy desk! Love the layout, the chevrons work perfectly :-)
    Busy here too, but not much time for crafting - still, there's a Grand Ptix this weekend so I should have a few hours then!
    Debs x

  13. G'day Lisa-Jane
    I usually don't get around for WOYWW till Friday as when Julia posts the link I am at work in the evening here in Oz. My day off isn't till Friday then but I'm home sick all this week so here I am just one day late(I couldn't type yesterday due to sore hands and why I am home!!). Aren't the Devil's Marbles's one of my fav places here in the NT. You have a lot going on and yr layout is gorgeous.
    Annette In Oz #39

  14. A very busy desk!! I love that chevron paper and those wooden looking buttons. Enjoy!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #15

  15. Brilliant page and a fab creative desk! Happy belated WOYWW. Pam#23

  16. Hi Just found your blog from SJ Papercrafts and the NSD challenge. Really love this layout it's so colourful and bright :)

  17. Your always have such a great desk, Lisa, full of interesting things. I envy you being able to scrap at speed. Sometimes a single LO takes me all week!! Talk about a slow coach. Congrats on your guest designer spot, that's brilliant.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #125

  18. Your desk is always so inviting, and I don't just mean because of the tea lol.

  19. Love the page! The chevron paper is really cute. I love how it adds to the page without overpowering it. And the buttons are adorable.

  20. Great layout. I love the bright colors from Echo Park. Love how your camera was taking up the only available spot on there. Keep working on the writing.. it is that... work! Creative Blessings Kelly #103

  21. Your desk looks great and so does that layout x

  22. Great collage - love it!
    Gabriele #112


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