Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Welcome Wednesday wanderers!  I hope the weather is pleasant where you are.  

Things have been very busy here with Miss Bella starting in full time school and lots and lots of creative things going on.  

Back last week I mentioned that I had treated myself to some new Promarkers from a recommendation on this very blog hop.  They arrived the next morning but sadly a couple of the pens had been overfilled due to a new distribution centre being used.  This resulted in flooding and spilling and staining to my desk.  Thankfully both Joanna Sheen and ColART who supply them have been brilliant and I am expecting replacements and "other goodies" in the post any day.

This week I have been using my Promarkers to colour this little card for Management for our crystal wedding anniversary (15 years).

I also made this pretty bag charm for a friend for her 40th birthday.  She loves bumble bees so I added one for each of her 3 babies, a little friend to represent me, and lots of other things that are important to her or just look purdy.

We've also been busy this week hatching out this little fellow.  A caterpillar landed on Management's shirt when he was in the garden and so our intrepid little David Ballamy wannabe immediately put it inside his insect jar along with some leaves for him to eat.  When we saw that a pupae was forming, Louis put him in the butterfly tent.  Then it went black.  And we waited.  And waited.  Nothing was happening and I was about to admit defeat and get rid of it but the next morning this wonderful little Herald moth had hatched out.  Isn't he beautiful!?

So what have you been up to this week?  Got anything creative to share or just a pile of stuff that needs putting away?  Whatever you've been doing, sharing is caring, so don't forget to link up with the rest of the What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? brigade at Julia's blog.

Bye for now


  1. That's a very beautiful moth, never seen one if those before! How exciting watching it hatch out :-)
    And I'm really glad you got the pens sorted out....hopefully the new ones won't give you any grief.
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  2. Looks like you have had a good week. Hope the new pens and goodies come soon. The bag charm is great, although I wasn't sure which charm was 'you'?


  3. Hope your new pens arrive soon for you. Your charm braclet looks lovely
    x catherine

  4. you've had busy week.. sweet card .what an unusual moth dont think ive seen one before and defiantly not on hatch ! hope your replacement pens come soon sounds like you had good customer service there thanks for sharing Andrea #42

  5. Did your new pens arrive today? IF so, enjoy! The charm looks amazing and with all those personal symbolic, your friend must love it! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

  6. Happy anniversary and I hope you are treated beyond your dreams by that lovely supportive man of yours.

    Great card, beautiful bracelet and truly stunning moth. Glad you found out type in the end.

    Enjoy your new pens (saw on fb they arrived)

    Have a great week Candace

    Ps thanks for the help with the Welsh

  7. What a lovely eventful week you had and so creative

  8. All kinds of lovely creativity there!

  9. I love that adorable card you made (happy anniversary!) and that bag charm is just awesome. So cute and I studied it for a bit, admiring all the little details of it.

    I hope your week is going well. :o)

  10. Sounds like you are busy, Lisa. I love that bag charm you've created, it's beautiful and so meaningful. Your friend will be thrilled with it.
    Snap, we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary next week too, the years have whizzed by haven't they? Many congratulations. Hope you have a lovely day.
    Hugs Lisax #58

  11. Oh your card is so sweet and I love the moth story. Thanks for letting me peek at your desk :)

    Scrapping Life (Karen) no.82

  12. You gotta love good customer service. your card is so cute. Happy crafting #5

  13. And I thought customer service was a thing of the past. That's GREAT to hear that the company is getting it right!

    The card is so cute - love the little bunting.

    The moth is just beautiful! There's been something flying around in my backyard that looks like a cross between a moth and a hummingbird - it even has the beak of a hummer.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (25)

  14. really pleased that you got good customer service re the promarkers, but sad that the craft table got stained :( like the card though! And wow, the bag charm is gorgeous!! Lx

  15. what a wonderful present for your friend and a gorgeous card. Happy anniversary x Have you seen the butterfly farms you can buy...not that you need one! x

  16. Oh my! You actually got a moth to hatch. How wonderful! I'm so shocked about your Pro Markers. I had no idea this was a thing, and a terrible thing at that. Luckily they will be making it up to you. Super sweet card!

  17. gorgeous charm, love it! Thanks for sharing, Donna #54

  18. What a wonderful surprise to find that little fella hatched! Love the bag charm. Try removing the ink from your desk with Alcohol Ink Blending Solution. Hugs. Pam#34

  19. Well we were never successful hatchers, that moth is a great and v exciting result!
    Your desk looks pretty calm and am delighted that the PM affair is so well restored!!

  20. Loving the key fob. What a lovely and thoughtful gift. I might have to make one of those Shhh don't tell hubby I'm seeing a new project hehe

    The moth looks very content on your hand. Pretty markings. Thanks for sharing him with us. Creative blessings! Kelly #15

  21. I love the card and the charm, it's beautiful. Well done on hatching the moth :) x


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